When Netflix grabbed Glamorous from The CW, I was excited. When Miss Benny and Kim Cattrall joined the cast, we were all excited. When the trailer dropped, I wanted to like it. But when the series premiered, there was something missing. Glamorous has a very promising premise and setup, but Netflix didn’t service the series in the way it deserved.
Beyond its struggle to find an audience on the streaming service (likely due to a lack of marketing and promotion… you can’t sell a show on Kim Cattrall’s name alone, people!), there was a spark lacking that had lifted up so many workplace romantic dramedies in the past. Where Younger, The Bold Type, and Emily in Paris thrived, Glamorous fell short. And the mean-spirited, super-dated jokes (“Flopping harder than a Katy Perry single”) didn’t really help uplift what should have been a shining beacon of queer television.
Again, I wanted to love this show and I wanted to see it thrive and find its footing with a second season (especially after that ending teased some great potential storytelling). However, Netflix canceled the series after a single season. Really, it’s one of the worst-treated Netflix shows of the year. It’s hard to watch a show get canceled after minimal efforts were made to foster its success. It’s even harder to watch when that same show had a ton of promise on paper.
Written by Reed Gaudens