Did you know that Netflix The Glory Kdrama starring Song Hye Kyo reached a rating development that was quite disappointing? Check out the reasons behind the unexpected public responses to Netflix The Glory and why some other viewers refrain from watching the series.
THE GLORY Kdrama Rating Places #3 on Global Top 10 of Netflix Most-Watched TV Series (Non-English)
Korean media reported on January 4 that The Glory Kdrama starring Song Hye Kyo had finally placed at #3 of Netflix Global Top 10 for Most-Watched non-English TV Series.
According to the report, Song Hye Kyo The Glory Kdrama recorded over 25,4 million hours of views, securing Netflix Global Top 10 position in 19 countries. And that includes South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, UAE, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and more.
In just 3 days after its release, Netflix The Glory Kdrama starring Song Hye Kyo managed to get explosive responses and rave reviews from both national and international media.
All The High Praises Dedicated to Song Hye Kyo Writer Kim Eun Sook
The combination of the outstanding creativity of writer Kim Eun Sook and Song Hye Kyo powerful acting came out at its best in Netflix The Glory Kdrama. The performance was so impressive that it received outstanding reviews from national and international media.
Global media Forbes described Song Hye Kyo as effectively expressing the distressed character in The Glory Kdrama. In addition, South China Morning Post praises the fascinating scene arrangement of The Glory Kdrama as well as Kim Eun Sook’s elegant script.
On top of everything, Leisurebyte media emphasized how Netflix The Glory Kdrama portrayed the victim as a strong figure who does not hesitate to get her revenge.
“Song Hye-Kyo effectively expresses the wounds of a distressed character through subtle acting. In an instance, viewers are engaged in Moon Dong-Eun’s way of revenge.”Forbes Magazine.
“The fascinating mise-en-scène of the series and the elegant script from Kim Eun-Sook is portrayed through Dong-Eun’s lyrical narration, is like the icing on the cake.”South China Morning Post.
“Unlike most other revenge plots that are portrayed pitifully, ‘The Glory’ has paid attention to how the victim is portrayed, which is not painful for the viewers to watch. Song Hye-Kyo’s colorful facial expressions is top quality and even the acting of the children is surprisingly professional.”Leisurebyte.
The Disappointing Development of Netflix THE GLORY Kdrama Rating, Starring Song Hye Kyo
Despite all the rave reviews and Netflix Global Top 10 placement, the rating development of The Glory Kdrama starring Song Hye Kyo was quite unexpectedly disappointing.
It is true that the worldwide rating of Netflix The Glory Kdrama starring Song Hye Kyo slowly increased from the first day of its release. However, for a Korean drama that previously received such powerful hype and anticipation during its preview, the actual responses after its release date were relatively weak compared to other Korean drama titles.
In comparison, 2 Netflix Korean drama predecessors: Squid Game and All of Us Are Dead, rose to the top of Netflix Worldwide TV Series immediately after their release. However, despite all the massive anticipation, The Glory Kdrama starring Song Hye Kyo dropped to #6 on Top Netflix TV Shows worldwide from its previous position.
What’s worse, Korean media also stated that some viewers still shy away from Song Hye Kyo new drama, The Glory. In fact, they had turned a blind eye to The Glory and given the cold shoulder to this wonderful masterpiece.
What is the Reason?
So, what is the reason behind the disappointing development of The Glory Kdrama rating? And why people decided not to watch and even avoid the drama?
According to the Korean media report, the reason behind the disappointing development of The Glory Kdrama rating and its public reaction was because of the Kdrama’s split parts.
As previously discussed, Netflix had decided to split The Glory into a 2-part Korean drama. So in December 2022, they only released the first 8-episode part of The Glory. And the remaining second part will be available sometime later in March 2023.
Due to this division, some viewers decided not to watch The Glory until Netflix released all the complete episodes. After all, while some people may have no problem, others believe this system only disturbs viewers’ immersion in the work. And that is especially when Netflix fans mostly prefer to binge-watch the series.
“Why would I only watch Part 1 for no reason when I could just watch it all at once later?”
“Just how long do I have to wait until part 2?”
“Don’t watch the series now. Just binge-watch it in March.”multiple testimonies from various Netflix viewers.
Song Hye Kyo Receives Praises, Netflix Gains Criticisms: A FAILED Strategy for THE GLORY Kdrama
Furthermore, The Glory is not the first time Netflix has applied the splitting strategy for Korean dramas and movies. Previously, Money Heist: Joint Economic Area and Alienoid movie were also made in 2 parts with different release dates.
The interpreted reason why Netflix applied a splitting strategy for these projects was to prevent their subscribers from leaving the series or the platform altogether. However, apparently, this strategy resulted in a huge failure.
Instead of gaining massive enthusiasm like Squid Game and All of Us Are Dead—each was released in one complete season—the 3 experimental projects, including The Glory Kdrama rating, were not as satisfying. In fact, this strategy attracted more criticism.
Some viewers decided to wait until the 2nd part release. Meanwhile, when the 2nd part releases, the hype was not as massive as it was the first time. Therefore, it resulted in a seemingly mediocre result for both Part 1 and Part 2.
After all, it is not easy for Part 2 to attract viewers with the same hype as Part 1. Unlike series with multiple complete seasons, dividing one project into 2 parts only disrupted the flow of viewers’ immersions into the stories.
And when the next part releases, the viewers’ excitement and anticipation are no longer as high as the first part. Therefore, some felt no urgency to watch the rest of the series.
Will Song Hye Kyo and Kim Eun Sook Reputation Bring Changes to the Failed Strategy?
Finally, Netflix strategy to split its series into 2 parts has failed multiple times. So, this time, will Song Hye Kyo and Kim Eun Sook be able to improve The Glory Kdrama rating in Part 2?
The prominent reputation of actress Song Hye Kyo and her collaboration with first-class screenwriter Kim Eun Sook is the main reason behind The Glory’s massive anticipation. Therefore, now that we have seen Song Hye Kyo’s impressive performance as Moon Dong Eun, do you think Kim Eun Sook’s promising storyline development will be able to reattract the viewers to The Glory Part 2?
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