“The Glory” is an upcoming drama about a sad revenge story, it begins with a high school student who dreamed of becoming an architect but had to drop out of school due to the brutal violence she’s experienced. Years later, the person who caused her so much harm gets married and has a child. Once the kid enters elementary school, the former victim becomes their homeroom teacher and starts to enact revenge against the perpetrators and the bystanders who watched her get bullied.
“The Glory” is written by Kim Eun Sook who has many hits under her belt including “Descendants of the Sun,” “Goblin,” “Heirs,” “Secret Garden,” and more. It will be directed by Ahn Gil Ho, known for dramas including “Forest of Secrets,” “Memories of the Alhambra,” “Watcher,” and “Record of Youth.”
Song Hye Kyo is playing the role of Moon Dong Eun, the woman who was bullied. She spent her life plotting revenge against her bullies and the bystanders who stood and watched her suffer.
Lee Do Hyun will play the role of Joo Yeo Jung, he appears happy and cheerful on the outside but is hiding a complicated secret.
Lim Ji Yeon is taking on the role of Park Yeon Jin, who took the lead in tormenting Moon Dong Eun during high school. She enjoys a seemingly perfect life. When her dark past comes back to haunt her, she finds herself fighting to protect whats dear to her. Jung Sung Il will play the role of Ha Do Young, Park Yeon Jin’s husband and the CEO of a major construction company. He falls into a trap set by Moon Dong Eun and puts his family’s happiness in danger.
Park Sung Hoon will play the role of the self-absorbed Jeon Jae Joon who also took part in destroying Moon Dong Eun’s life in the past. Yeom Hye Ran will transform into Kang Hyun Nam, a domestic violence victim and a fierce mother who approaches Moon Dong Eun with a proposal.
“The Glory” is said to have 8 episodes and will be entirely pre-produced, it will air on Netflix.
Are you excited for this new drama?
My personal thoughts- written by Jass K.
Wow! Thats a solid cast. Kim Eun Sook’s scripts have either been a hit or a miss in my opinion and I’ve talked about it in previous reviews of her dramas, but this one feels a bit different from what she usually does. Added to that, this has a low count of episodes and will be aired on Netflix. Thus, I expect a higher production value and a tighter script with more freedom. Let us see what she does with it.
The casting is, for the most part, to my liking. Lim Ji Yeon is amazing, she’s very underrated and I know she will ace this and make me hate her character.
I am a big fan of Park Sung Hoon and I love seeing him play villain roles. Do Hyun is always delightful.
This will be probably the most challenging script Hye Kyo had to work with in a while. I’ve spoken about her acting and my thoughts on it previously. This time, it appears she’s trying something different which I appreciate. It means she listened to what some had been saying for a while about her roles. Since she has a habit of restricting her facial expressions, I am skeptical about how she’ll handle a traumatized character who is hell-bent on revenge. I hope she proves me wrong and aces this. There is nothing I love more than being unexpectedly pleasantly surprised with someone’s performance.
I am cautiously hopeful.