The most well-liked Netflix sequence proper now’s a chilling revenge story from Korea

Every week, Netflix segregates its international rating of the Prime 10 TV sequence on the platform into two charts — one for English reveals and one for non-English titles. Most of the time, the #1 title on the Prime 10 English TV reveals chart can be the most-watched sequence on the streaming platform, worldwide, however that’s not truly the case this week. That honor, for the 7-day interval that ended on March 12, truly goes to the Korean drama The Glory, which pulled in considerably extra viewership than You Season 4 (the highest English Netflix sequence this week).

The Glory: #1 on the planet on Netflix

Between March 6 and March 12, The Glory — Half 2 of which debuted this previous Friday — garnered 124.4 million hours considered worldwide. The most important English language Netflix sequence for the week, You Season 4? Simply 75.8 million hours considered.

The Glory, in the meantime, tells the story over 16 episodes of a girl named Moon Dong-eun (performed by Track Hye-kyo) who carries out an elaborate plan to take revenge on 5 former classmates who tormented her as a teen. In an uncommon transfer for a Netflix Korean sequence, the present was cut up into two components, and Half 1 (which debuted on the finish of December) stayed on Netflix’s Prime 10 non-English TV record for greater than a month after its debut.

One other uncommon aspect of this sequence is that — just like the 2021 Netflix Korean crime sequence My TitleThe Glory is constructed round a feminine lead and isn’t primarily a couple of romance. Track, one of many high feminine actresses in Korea, additionally went to nice lengths to rework herself for the function — together with through the applying of particular results make-up that took 4 to 5 hours every time.

That’s as a result of her character bore many burn scars due to her tormentors, which can be why Track — to make her look extra real looking — went on a strict weight loss plan three days earlier than filming a scene the place all of the scars have been going to be seen (and stopped consuming water the day earlier than).

Track Hye-kyo as Moon Dong-eun in “The Glory.” Picture supply: Graphyoda/Netflix

Along with being the #1 Netflix sequence on the planet this week, by the way in which, The Glory additionally has an ideal 100% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a near-perfect viewers rating of 96% on the evaluate aggregation web site.