The wife and I decided to watch The Glory on Netflix after a friend said that because we liked the TV show, Revenge, we would probably like this. Well, they were right as this was one hell of a rollercoaster. The Glory is a story about revenge and the revenge here is pretty brutal! Netflix has 16 episodes spread across two parts and it is so compelling, you will end up binge-watching 2 or 3 episodes at a time.
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The Movie Review
The Glory is a Korean TV show. You can watch it with English subtitles, but I watched the dubbed version. I have heard some mixed things about the dubbing, but I never had any issues with it. I just prefer to watch my shows without subtitles so that is why I went for the dubbed version.
Our protagonist of the show is a woman called, Dong-eu. Dong-eu was brutally bullied in high school. Seriously, that first episode is a hard watch as we see all of the horrific abuse Dong-eu suffered. It is all done so well and you truly do feel sorry for Dong-eu and want her to succeed.
Dong-eu not only is abused by this group of bullies. The school staff, parents, and even the cops all add to her troubles! It just makes you sympathize with her even more and really feel for her and understand why she is the way that she is. The bullying here is honestly some of the worst I have seen in a show or movie.
The leader of this group of bullies is a mean girl called, Yeon-jin and she is awesome. Well, Yeon-jin is horrible, but she is so bad that you love to hate her and she is one of the worst bullies that I have seen in a show like this. Actually, the whole bully group is very well done and it has a very complex kind of relationship and hierarchy that I found very interesting.
The show leaps ahead nearly two decades. Dong-eu has been planning for years to get her revenge on these bullies and her planning is truly spectacular. She ends up working in education and starts to work her way into the lives of these people that tormented her when she was a teenager.
I am not going into spoilers here, but you are truly always wondering if some of the stuff she is doing is actually going her way. It is great stuff and done very well and even with the dubbed version, you get the full effect of what is going on here. I think it all hits home because of how much the movie makes you care about Dong-eu.
While I enjoyed most of what The Glory has to offer, it did have a few things that stopped this from being a 9/10 kind of show for me. To start with the screaming, the screaming that happens (no spoilers) is very loud and it was really grinding on me. Also, the pacing of the show is just a tad off as some parts do drag and it can sometimes feel like we are seeing or being told the same thing on multiple occasions.
Even with the few issues that I have, The Glory is still a show that I highly recommend you check out. It is one of the best Netflix Korean shows that they have put on as of late and it is worth watching if you love a good revenge story. I think that I will probably end up watching this again at some point as it may be the kind of show that is even better the second time around.
- Dong-eu is a character that you care about a great deal
- Yeon-jin is one of the greatest bullies of all time!
- At its core, this is a fantastic revenge-themed show
- It is a very addictive show to watch
- The screaming that happens here is way too loud!
- Some episodes do drag so it maybe could have done with being a tad shorter