Netflix just debuted the brand new series GLOW, which tells the story of a group of 1980s out-of-work actresses who sign on to star in a show all about professional wrestling. Despite the fact that none of them have wrestled professionally before, they bust out their best spandex aerobics outfits and learn how to get into gear in a wrestling ring to become the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The first season is pretty fantastic and totally addictive from start to finish. Read on for our best spoiler-free reasons why GLOW is such a binge-worthy new show!

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The Actresses Did Their Own Stunts

A show about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling wouldn't have worked at all without plenty of wrestling, and the wrestling had to look good if we were going to laugh with the show rather than at the show. When I was in the midst of my own binge-watch, I marveled at how well the show managed to hide the stunt doubles who were landing the hits and taking the falls. Then I spoke to actresses Rebekka Johnson and Kimmy Gatewood, who play Dawn and Stacey, and I learned the truth: the actresses did all their own wrestling, and they had the perfect team to teach them. Johnson said this about learning the sport:

Training was Chavo Guerrero, he's a third generation wrestler from a wrestling family. His uncle actually trained the real GLOW girls. He was in charge of our training, as well as two stuntwomen: Shauna Duggins and Helena Barrett. They trained us and we learned how to do everything that we did on the show within four weeks and then on our days off from shooting, we would also wrestle.

GLOW didn't need to hide any stunt doubles; the ladies simply learned how to do their own wrestling (and earned a few bruises along the way) with the help of a professional wrestler and a pair of stuntwomen.

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