WEEKS after its release date, Netflix series Korean drama, The Glory, continues to dominate the streaming platform’s charts.
The Glory centers on the story of a woman named Moon Dong-eun played by Song Hye-kyo, who was bullied when she was a child. The protagonist puts a carefully planned revenge scheme in motion 16 years after being mercilessly bullied at school.
What keeps viewers wanting to watch this revenge saga? Here are three things that make The Glory a must-watch series on Netflix.
High-caliber cast, creators
The people behind this hit revenge saga are nothing short of exceptional. We are talking about a dazzling trinity of the hit-making writer, director, and cast - writer, Kim Eun-sook, with megahits like Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, and Mr. Sunshine; and director An Gil-ho, who has proved his caliber with masterpiece genre shows like Stranger; and the perfect cast of Song Hye-kyo, Lee Do-hyun, Lim Ji-yeon, Yeom Hye-ran, Park Sung-hoon, and Jung Sung-ill.
Few minutes into the first episode, viewers are already hooked on the series. And the plot thickens with every episode. This is the first foray of well-renowned writer Kim Eun-sook into genre show as she is known as a master of romantic and melodramatic shows.
Divided into two parts, the first season features eight episodes which are more on establishing the groundwork for a revenge plot. It is indeed shocking, intense, and at the same time glorious.
“I am a parent myself, and my daughter is going to be a sophomore in high school next year. So, school violence is a topic that I’m not new to, and it’s something I want to delve into. We were talking about the topic of school violence, and my concern is that my daughter, because of my fame, would be bullied in school,” the writer shared in a press conference in December 2022.
The cast of the show did an excellent job of portraying the different characters in the story but Song Hye-kyo performance is very notable as she showed here her versatility as an actress. She has indeed proved that she is more than a melodrama actress.
“This was exactly what I was looking for. This is the genre and the character that I was looking for my entire career. I always had a thirst for this kind of genre and this kind of character, and I finally met this show,” the lead actress said.
The season 2 of “The Glory” will be dropped in March this year. More details about the show can be accessed at www.netflix.com/theglory. ASP