Gloria – Ep13-Ep25//
In the next 12 episodes of Gloria, the story starts to grow into the crescendo of drama that is essential in all telenovelas!
The pace of Gloria is slow without being boring. The relationships between the characters grow in a natural pace, there is no “love at first sight” scenarios. Although, one relationship did develop a little fast, but I understand that is because of the situation the couple is in.
Here is the interesting part of this drama. At first, we are presented to the characters and their lives. Their families, jobs, some part of their past, we are given small glimpses into what made the characters who they are today. We get to know more about Na Jin Joo’s (Hyun Kyung Oh) story, the accident that led to her current condition, and how Na Jin Jin (Doona Bae) struggled to stay alive.
We are given a bit of the puzzle, as a new puzzle is being created because of the new connections being made. Yet it is not messy, it is not hard to understand how each piece fits. Gloria also lacks a lot of the “cheese” that telenovelas are known for, but with the dialogue this feels mature, and it keeps me coming for more. The plot is the same that you see in loads of dramas — poor girl falling in love with rich boy, a shocking past, some huge secrets that could destroy all. Yet in Gloria this is not a burden. Although you can figure out where it is heading, that doesn’t make you disregard the story.
For me, it is all about Doona Bae and Ji Suk Suh, especially the latter. The way his character is developing is making me squeal like a little girl. He is so adorable, she is so adorable and they are beyond adorable together. Guh!
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