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Everything You Need to lớn Know About the Revenge Drama ‘The Glory’


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Everything You Need to lớn Know About the Revenge Drama ‘The Glory’ Ahead of Part 2

The Korean series follows a young woman who takes vengeance on her high school bullies.

By Ingrid Ostby

March 10, 2023

If Park Chan-wook’s vengeance-filled, indelibly violent action movie Oldboy had a lot more tender moments and centered around a victim of severe high school bullying, it’d look a lot like The Glory. Written by award-winning writer Kim Eun-sook (Descendants of the Sun) and directed by Baeksang nominee Ahn Gil-ho (Record of Youth), the K-drama revolves around Moon Dong-eun, who spends the decades following her post–high school life meticulously preparing to lớn get back at her abusers. As Dong-eun’s revenge begins to lớn unfold, the perpetrators have no idea what’s coming to lớn them. The series’ first season is now streaming in full — Part 2 just dropped. 

When will The Glory Season 1, Part 2 be released?

Parts 1 and 2 are available to lớn stream now.

Where can I watch the trailer for The Glory Season 1, Part 2?

Watch it below.

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Who’s in The Glory

The Glory stars Song Hye-kyo (Descendants of the Sun), Jung Ji-so (Parasite) and Lim Ji-yeon (Obsessed). To read more about the cast and characters, check out this guide. 

What happens in Part 1 of The Glory Season 1?

Dong-eun is a meek and reserved teenager who lives in poverty with her mother and has no friends. At school, she’s relentlessly bullied — both physically and mentally — by a group of privileged kids whose wealth and connections enable them to lớn never see the consequences of their actions. Even her mother would rather accept bribery than thở hold anyone at her school accountable. Though Dong-eun eventually escapes the brutal abuse, she still lives with the scars — and vows to lớn make each of her bullies pay for what they did. For a full breakdown of what’s happened so sánh far, check out the Part 1 ending explainer here. 

Where does The Glory take place?

The Glory is phối in South Korea, both in Seoul and in a nearby town called Semyeong. The series takes place over the course of Dong-eun’s life, from 2004 to lớn present day.

How many episodes of The Glory are there?

There are 16 episodes. Part 1 dropped in January, and the last eight episodes are out now. 

Is The Glory based on a true story? 

Yes and no. While Eun-sook’s series is purely fictional, she was inspired to lớn write it after having a conversation about violence with her teen daughter. Eun-sook then researched real bullying incidents while writing the show, and — without giving away any spoilers — incorporated some of the most horrific ones. 

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