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6 Thrilling, Revenge-Themed K-Dramas to Watch if You Loved Netflix's 'The Glory'

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6 Thrilling, Revenge-Themed K-Dramas to Watch if You Loved Netflix's 'The Glory'

Add these to your watchlist.

While K-dramas are often associated with hit titles like Squid Game or heart-fluttering romance shows, revenge-themed titles have become as equally loved by viewers both in and out of South Korea. Netflix‘s The Glory is one of the latest shows to prove the appeal of the genre, with the show birthing numerous memes on social media as fans wait for the release of Part 2. Ahead of the second installment of the buzzy series, we’ve rounded up thrilling K-dramas similar to The Glory that you can add to your watchlist, whether it be about love and revenge, or money and murder.

Continue scrolling to see six K-dramas similar to The Glory that you can add to your watchlist after watching the sophomore installment, which releases on Netflix on March 10.

Penthouse (2020)

CAST: Lee Ji-ah, Kim So-yeon, Eugene, Uhm Ki-joon, Shin Eun-kyung, Bong Tae-gyu
WHERE TO WATCH: Rakuten Viki

Penthouse follows a circle of elite families living in Seoul — more specifically an ultra-luxurious highrise called Hera Palace. The residents of the building come from money and power, constantly competing against one another to send their children to the best university in the country. Oh Yoon-hee (played by Eugene), who comes from a humble background, makes her way into Hera Palace, sending her daughter to her alma mater Cheong-ah Arts School, where she rivaled against Cheon Seo-jin (Kim So-yeon). The success of the first installment led to two more seasons of Penthouse in which the characters try to uncover a mysterious death as their kids prepare for their college entrance examinations.

SKY Castle (2018)

CAST: Yum Jung-ah, Yoon Se-ah, Oh Na-ra, Kim Seo-hyung, Lee Tae-ran
WHERE TO WATCH: Netflix and Disney+

Much like PenthouseSKY Castle is a K-drama that looks into upper-class families and their materialistic desires. The show takes place in a luxurious residential complex called SKY Castle (in South Korea, the abbreviation “SKY” refers to the three top-ranked universities — Seoul National University, Korea University and Yonsei University), with wives of professors, doctors and more competing against another to send their children to the country’s top-tier universities. At the center of this competitive educational system is Kim Joo-young (Kim Seo-hyeong), a coordinator and private educator who is known for her high success rate in students’ admission to Seoul National University.

The World of the Married (2020)

CAST: Han So-hee, Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, Lee Moo-saeng
WHERE TO WATCH: Netflix and Disney+

Ji Seon-u (Kim Hee-ae), a doctor who believes her marriage is perfect with a loving husband and a happy son, realizes one day that her husband Lee Tae-oh (Park Hae-joon) is having an affair with Yeo Da-kyung (Han So-hee). She attempts to get to the bottom of the situation, finding vengeance while struggling to make sure her son isn’t involved in the situation.

My Name (2021)

CAST: Han So-hee, Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Hee-soon, Lee Hak-joo
WHERE TO WATCH: Netflix

At the young age of 17, Yoon Ji-woo (Han So-hee) decides to join a gang in order to avenge her father’s murder where he was shot to death by a mysterious man. During her time in the gang, she gets appointed to become a mole in the police force.

Vincenzo (2021)

CAST: Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-been, Ok Taec-yeon
WHERE TO WATCH: Netflix

Park Joo-hyeong (Song Joong-ki), a Korean-Italian lawyer who works under the name Vincenzo Casano in Italy, gets involved in a war between mafia groups and flees to South Korea. He comes across Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-been), an attorney at a rival law firm, later joining forces with her to regain his fortune from Babel Group.

Reflection of You (2021)

CAST: Go Hyun-jung, Shin Hyun-been, Kim Jae-young, Choi Won-young
WHERE TO WATCH: Netflix

Jeong Hee-joo (Go Hyun-jung), a successful painter and essayist with trauma from her youth, seems to have a perfect life with her husband Ahn Hyeon-seong (Choi Won-young) and their two kids. She comes across Jeong Hui-ju (Shin Hyun-been), an art teacher who seems to resemble her past self.

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