Interest in Netflix’s series “The Glory”, which is captivating global viewers, is hotter than ever.
“The Glory” is Netflix’s new original K-drama that depicts the story of a woman whose soul was shattered by brutal school violence in her childhood. She vows to take revenge against the perpetrators with all her life. Writer Kim Eun Sook’s screenplay, Ahn Gil Ho’s directing, and Song Hye Kyo‘s comeback drama has been drawing keen interest since even before its release.
The character posters of “The Glory” are particularly gaining attention thanks to its metaphors and symbols. Viewers are focusing on the consistent design and the background with different details in similar poses of the characters.
In “The Glory”, the landlord of the Eden Villa that Moon Dong Eun (Song Hye Kyo) rented in front of Park Yeon Jin’s (Lim Ji Yeon) house gives Dong Eun a flower while tending her rooftop garden and says, “The flower’s name is the devil’s trumpet. That’s an angel’s trumpet that blows its trumpet toward the ground. That’s a devil’s trumpet that blows its trumpet toward the sky.”
In the character posters of “The Glory”, each character has a morning glory background. However, the colors of the victims and the perpetrators are different.
Moon Dong Eun, her helpers Kang Hyeon Nam (Yeom Hye Ran), and Joo Yeo Jeong (Lee Do Hyun) are depicted with white devil’s morning glory looking at the sky behind their backs against a gray background. Excluding Moon Dong Eun, who is looking straight ahead, her helpers’ downward gaze and heads angle are noticeably eye-catching.
On the other hand, the perpetrators Jeon Jae Joon (Park Sung Hoon), Park Yeon Jin (Lim Ji Yeon), Lee Sa Ra(Kim Hieora), Choi Hye Jeong (Cha Ju Young), and Son Myeong Oh (Kim Kun Woo) each have a yellow angel’s morning glory behind a colorful background. The vine that comes down as if wrapping around their necks is also a notable point. In particular, it is impressive that they are raising their heads and directing their gazes toward the sky.
The most notable poster is Ha Do Young’s (Jung Sung Il). Ha Do Young looks down on the same achromatic background as the victim’s side. However, even though the morning glory is white, it is facing downward, not towards the sky, adding significance.
Writer Kim Eun Sook also made a vague comment as if to imply this. She said, “I wrote Do Young as the viewer’s point of view. The perpetrator claims, ‘I didn’t do anything wrong’ – the victim claims, ‘I was abused’. He is a person in the midst of those claims,” making the viewers more curious about the role of this character.
Attention is focusing on whether Ha Do Young will side with Moon Dong Eun in Part 2 and become her helper, or whether he will turn away to cover up his wife’s past and become another target in Moon Dong Eun’s revenge.
“The Glory” Part 2 will be released in March.