Although “The Glory” is going viral, the public is still hesitating to watch due to Netflix’s “splitting strategy.”
“The Glory” is a Netflix series about Moon Dong Eun (Song Hye Kyo), who suffered terrible school violence in high school, stood up after more than a decade to carefully prepare for her revenge and fall into the vortex.
Star writer Kim Eun Sook, who has written numerous hits such as the drama “Secret Garden,” “Guardian” and “Mr. Sunshine,” and actress Song Hye Kyo reunited six years after “Descendants of the Sun,” drawing attention even before its release.
As if to repay the public’s expectations, right on the first day of its release, “The Glory” entered the top 10 in Korea and rose to the top in two days. At the same time, in the U.S., “The Glory” entered at 9th place and then moved up to 6th place.
Foreign media also paid attention to and praised “The Glory”. Forbes, a U.S. media outlet, said, “‘The Glory’ features a fair share of unexpected plot twists, veering the story from almost horror to melodrama to murder mystery. The inventive screenplay was written by Kim Eun-sook, who also wrote ‘Descendants of the Sun’, a 2016 hit drama that Song starred in.”
Regarding Song Hye Kyo, Forbes said, “In her nuanced portrayal of Dong Eun, Song delivers a fractured fixated character, so hell-bent on destroying her tormenters that she derives little happiness from her own existence. Even if she achieves the justice she longs for, it will not erase the scars she acquired.”
The series also achieved excellent results in the drama and series category of OTT platforms. It topped the list in the first week of its release, with 54.0% among 14 OTT works. Song Hye Kyo, the main character, ranked first in all four categories, including news, voice of Net (VON), video, and SNS, and also ranked first in the OTT performance category.
Why did the public give “The Glory” the cold shoulder amid such hot reviews? The reason is that “The Glory,” which is pre-produced for a more complete result, will only release 8 episodes for Part 1, while Part 2 will be released in March.
Viewers who were immersed in the work and binge-watching it “The Glory” said, “Why would I watch only 1 part for no reason when I could have watched it all at once,” “Until when do I have to wait for Part 2,” and “Just binge-watch it in March, don’t watch now.”
Previously, last year’s “Money Heist: Joint Economic Area” also chose to divide into parts and disclose in December. “Alienoid” was also released in parts 1 and 2. This is interpreted as to prevent subscribers from leaving. However, the result failed to reflect in the work’s result and was criticized. It is not easy to attract viewers who had left back for a new season. They said, “The flow is cut off over time” and “I become too lazy to watch.”
Despite Netflix’s “splitting strategy,” which has failed so far, attention is being paid to whether “The Glory” will be able to succeed in Part 2.
Source: Xports News