The Glory Part 2 Review – The most awaited series of the year is back and with it, we are back with our The Glory part 2 review! Grab a seat and a cool drink because this story will be a long and heavy story. Let’s dark dive into one of the most stellar thriller kdrama of 2023 up until now.
[The Glory Part 2 Review spoilers ahead]
The Glory Part 2 Trailer
Netflix’s original The Glory part 2 was released on 10th March 2023 to a lot of buzzes and rightly so. It continues the story of part 1 with the protagonist Moon Dong-eun planning to isolate her bullies and avenge herself and others like her. With part 2, which contains the rest of the highly anticipated 8 episodes, the popular revenge thriller starring Hallyu actress Song Hye-Kyo comes to an end.
The Glory Part 1 Ending – The Glory Part 1 Recap
Moon Dong-eun progresses with her plans. Park Yeon-jin is finally forced to dance to Dong-eun’s rhythm as she frantically brakes into her house and discovers the wall with photographs of all perpetrators. She comes face to face with Do-Yeong, who has now begun suspecting Yeon-jin. Meanwhile, viewers are hinted about Myeong-o’s murder and with the implied latent meaning of Yeon-jin’s green heels, she becomes the prime suspect but is she really? We don’t really know yet. Dong-eun further threatens Hye-Jeong into filing a missing person report for Myeong-o. Jae-jun is preoccupied and obsessed with getting parenting rights for Ye-sol. And thus, part 1 ends with Dong-eun gaining the upper hand on all her perpetrators.
The Glory Part 2 Review | The Glory Kdrama Review
“Time is finally moving again, Soo-Hee. We’re 19 now, you and me” says Dong-eun with a faint smile. The time that stopped for Dong-eun and So-hee and all such victims who are but living corpses starts ticking again. One of the highlights of the show is Dong-eun’s voiceovers and quotes like these which make the viewer feel the emotions of the characters. To feel the pain of the victims who refuses to say goodbye. The pain that is transfixed in time, buried deep within the body leaves no scars on the surface but eats the rotting soul from the inside.
Interestingly, unlike usual revenge thrillers, The Glory is very Korean in its portrayal of a revenge thriller. Part 2 also becomes less dark and more hopeful and heartwarming in its content which is a very Korean thing to include in a revenge thriller apart from the sweet-romance arcs.
Although in part 1, it functioned solely as revenge for an individual but in part 2, instead of the fast-paced plot, the focus shifts to the different characters. Don’t take us the wrong way though, the story is still fast-paced and binge-worthy to the point that some eye drops may be needed to get through it all. However, part 2 apart from showcasing Dong-eun’s plans fall into place, also becomes a kind of bildungsroman for her as she begins to learn to love and cherish people around her in opposition to her pyscho-social prison and cold demeanor of part 1.
Further, the cast has done an insanely outstanding job in part 2, especially Lim Ji-yeon who plays the character of Park Yeon-jin. If we pay attention to her facial expressions, we find that in every scene, her expressions portray Yeon-jin’s character to the fullest – from her annoyance to her insane laughter to her manipulative crocodile tears. But at the same time, she is also human especially when Yeon-jin breaks in disbelief over her mother’s betrayal. Even in the ending scene when Ji-yeon’s character chances upon her mother in prison, she calls for her only to break down in pieces as a deeply hurt, abandoned child.
If The Glory part 1 served as Dong-Eun’s game of Go against all those who made her life a living hell, part 2 becomes her source of divine justice. All in all, The Glory part 2, just like part 1, is binge-worthy goodness although the “thrill” aspect is quite less as compared to part 1, and the show overall mellows down as a thriller.
The Glory Season 2 Review – JAL Rating
For our JAL rating, we give The Glory part 2 a good 4 out of 5. Watch the second part of the show on Netflix and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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