Song Hye Kyo’s acting praised by US magazine Forbes 

Forbes, a leading US media outlet, gave an evaluation of Song Hye Kyo’s latest work “The Glory” and had a lot of praise for her acting. 

On January 1st (local time), Forbes commented on the Netflix original series “The Glory”, which was released on December 30th, 2022 through an article titled, “A Scarred Song Hye-Kyo Exacts K-Drama Revenge In ‘The Glory’”. 

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Regarding the drama, which follows a woman who suffered from horrible school bullying and sets out to exact her revenge, Forbes wrote, “The Glory features a fair share of unexpected plot twists, veering the story from almost horror to melodrama to murder mystery”. It is known that the screenplay is written by Kim Eun Sook, who was behind the success of the 2016 work “Descendants of the Sun”, which also features Song Hye Kyo. 

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In “The Glory”, Song Hye Kyo assumes the role of Moon Dong Eun, a victim of school violence who plans an elaborate revenge against those who have inflicted irreparable wounds on her. She leaves behind the title of “romantic comedy queen” and shows off a cool performance in her first vengeful work. 

Talking about Song Hye Kyo’s portrayal, Forbes said, “In her nuanced portrayal of Dong Eun, Song delivers a fractured fixated character, so hell-bent on destroying her tormentors that she derives little happiness from her own existence.” 

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At the same time, while many people questioned about the revenge carried out in “The Glory”,  Forbes believed that it is crucial, stating that “It is the need for revenge that saves her life” and that “Without the desire to destroy her bullies, Dong Eun’s seemingly hopeless existence might end in suicide.”

As of January 2nd, “The Glory” was ranked #1 in Netflix Korea’s Top 10 series. It is followed by “Reborn Rich” and “Alchemy of Souls: Light & Shadow”, which landed in second and third. 

At the same time, “The Glory” also enjoys worldwide success. According to FlixPatrol, “The Glory” was ranked 5th overall in the daily TV show category, 1st in Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and many more. It also came in 2nd in Japan and 6th in the US.

Source: Nate, Forbes 

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