Emmy darling Netflix, shows making news GLOW, Ozark, Disenchantment, The Good Cop, etc.

 Netflix came to the recent Television Critics Association’s Summer press tour accentuating the fact that the game-changing streaming service offers an overwhelming volume of outstanding shows. Their presentation came after earning the most nominations of any network for the 2018 Emmy Awards. Netflix netted a total of 112 nominations, knocking HBO (with a mere 108 nods) off the top spot after a 17-year streak.

 The Netflix nominations for the Emmys were in top categories for their best and brightest shows including The Crown and Stranger Things for best drama series, plus Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and GLOW for best comedy series. Others getting Emmy attention are Black Mirror, Queer Eye, Seven Seconds and Wild Wild Country.

 With 10 Emmy nods and a favorite of the TV critics, the offbeat GLOW series had an interview panel that offered insight to the world of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in the 1980s. On hand were Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn, Britt Baron and Marc Maron, along with co-creators, writers and executive producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.

Alison Brie & cast of GLOW

The premise of the show is pure Hollywood with Alison Brie starring as Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work actress living in Los Angeles in the ’80s. Unexpectedly, Wilder finds a chance at stardom as she enters the spandex and glitter world of women’s wrestling, where she must work alongside a dozen other Hollywood misfits.

 Marc Maron plays the role of Sam Sylvia, a down on his luck “B” movie director who struggles to lead the odd group of women to fame as the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. GLOW has two seasons under its belt and just got picked up for a third.

 New Netflix shows were announced which reinforce the spectrum of its programming. A new animated show, Disenchantment just premiered and will air 10 episodes for its first season. Disenchantment takes place in the mythical kingdom Dreamland, stars Abbi Jacobson as a princess, Nat Faxon as an elf and Eric Andre as a demon. The animated show has Matt Groening and Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama) on board as executive producers so it is no surprise that it is endearing edgy and sweetly subversive.

(far left) Disenchantment’s Matt Groening

Another new Netflix drama is The Innocents following star-crossed teen lovers Harry (Percelle Ascott) and June (Sorcha Groundsell) who run away together. But in the midst of their journey, they discover June’s incredible powers of shape-shifting and meet a mysterious professor (Guy Pearce) who sets them on a new adventure and a complex future. The Innocents was created and written by executive producers Hania Elkington and Simon Duric who offer eight episodes this season.

 The second season of Ozark is available on Netflix starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner. Ozark continues to follow Marty Bryde (Bateman) and his family as they get deeply involved with the drug cartel. The stakes are high as they struggle to balance their family interests along with the escalating dangers. It’s a great drama.

Josh Groban & Tony Danza in The Good Cop

 The Good Cop is a Netflix dramedy that premieres Friday, September 21 starring television favorite Tony Danza and music favorite Josh Groban. Danza plays a former NYPD officer who never followed the rules, and Groban is his son who became a straight-laced NYPD detective who solves Brooklyn’s toughest cases. They are forced to live and work together for laughs and crime-solving adventures.

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Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to have been half of the husband & wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who had written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 38 years.