7 New Netflix Shows to Check Out in August 2019, and the Best Reasons to Watch

IndieWire | 8/4/2019 | Staff
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Why Should I Watch? The first two seasons of “GLOW” were among the best reviewed of their given years, and there’s no reason to suspect Season 3 won’t keep the streak going. Starring the dynamite duo of Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, “GLOW” is a vivid, exciting, perceptive, funny, enlivening, well-acted, and beautifully captured comedy about a group of women wrestlers in the ’80s who band together to put out a compelling TV program built around their unique talents and personalities. “GLOW” thrives by mimicking that same ambition, and Season 3 sees them relocating to Las Vegas, where they’ll host live events at one of the casinos. Expect more neon than ever, along with new series regular Geena Davis.

Bonus Reason: The central, slow-burn relationship in “GLOW” isn’t a romance, but a friendship. Ever since the pilot, former best friends Ruth (Brie) and Debbie (Gilpin) have been emotionally split by personal strife yet pulled together in proximity by their shared love of wrestling. (They actually both love acting, but this is as close as they can get to that dream right now.) How creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch navigate their chemistry in and out of the ring has been captured with authenticity and depth, creating a deeply felt desire for the two to find common ground without any expectation that they’ll skirt over the issues keeping them apart. It’s a fascinating friendship to watch develop, especially with these two terrific talents leading the way.

Mindhunter

“Mindhunter”

Why Should I Watch? Well, there are a few good reasons to check out this creepy true crime drama, and oh no, I just spoiled one — true crime! The genre is, as the kids say, so flame right now, and the first season of “Mindhunter” made modern stars of former serial killers like Richard Speck and...
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