The Cooler gang looks at Netflix’s new GLOW and its relationship to ’80s era nostalgia. Plus, the TCA Awards, Olivia de Havilland and more in TV Tidbits.
This week at the Water Cooler, we’re looking at Netflix’s latest phenomenon GLOW, or the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. We give our reactions to the 10-episode series and have an obscenely early conversation about its Emmy® potential. Then, we consider what GLOW says about nostalgia given television’s recent love for all things ’80s.
On TV Tidbits, we start with June’s Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards in advance of next week’s Emmy nominations. What overlap do we think the TCAs will have with the Emmys? Next, just when you thought it was dead, HBO’s True Detective rears its head again with Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali rumored to headline a proposed third season. Assuming this is true, what recipe should True Detective Season 3 follow for success? Finally, 101-year-old Olivia de Havilland did this week what no one in Hollywood would dream of doing – she’s suing Ryan Murphy. We’ll talk about why and whether or not (with our nonexistent legal credentials) we think the lawsuit has any merit. Plus, will this bad press impact potential Emmy wins for Feud: Bette and Joan?
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
Be sure to tune into next week’s episode when we give our final 2017 Emmy predictions. Also, at the end of the month, we’re kicking off our newest series Our Favorite Movies with a deep-dive into one of Clarence’s favorite movies Sunset Boulevard.
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05:54 – TV Tidbits
48:01 – GLOW
1:17:02 – Flash Forward