Hi Bookworms, I hope you are all doing well. Over the weekend in spite of my cafe hopping, I was able to binge-watch a whole season of The Glory, the Kdrama that has taken the world by storm cuz of its beautiful storyline of revenge and vendetta.

The plot is about a high school student who dreams of becoming an architect. However, she had to drop out of school after suffering from brutal school violence. Years later, the perpetrator gets married and has a kid. Once the kid is in elementary school, the former victim becomes her homeroom teacher and starts her thorough revenge on the perpetrators and bystanders of her bullying days.

Moon Dong Eun our Main Character is played by Song Hye Kyo, one of the leading actors in the Korean Entertainment Industry. The drama is able to address the issue of bullying with is very much prevalent in Korean culture.

“The Glory” swings back and forth between past and present and thus draws a complex picture of the individual characters. Back then the perpetrators, they are becoming victims today. Back then the victim, she finally wants to get out of her role and also make life hell for her abusers. The painful past provides the moral framework, allowing the audience to nod off the plans for vigilantism. Eventually, the protagonist also gains helpers on her way.

“The Glory” comes with a drum roll at the turn of the year 2022/23. With a high-end production team in every instance, “The Glory” cleverly intertwines the burning subject of bullying with the long-running topic ´revenge campaign´. The result is gripping, intense, and a success all around. 

You can go plot blind and binge it all night. One of the masterpieces in the Revenge drama world. Let me know your thoughts on this one. Let’s Chat in the comment section.