Glorious Day

Glorious Day (2014)

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Han Song Jung is a novel writer. She is also a single mother who has raised three daughters: Da Ae, Da Jung and Da In. She struggles to let her three daughters to marry good men.
Meanwhile, Seo Jae Woo is the eldest grandson of the family next door, who earns steady income as a corporate drone. Although he’s inherited his grandfather’s brusque and conservative nature, he’s also received kind-heart qualities from read morehis father, and is intrinsically a good man.

  • Native title:

    기분 좋은날
  • Also Known as:

    Kiboon Joteunnal ; Good Day ; Feel Good Day ; Feel-Good Day ;

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Nijura
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Oct 6, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Firstly, I want to say this: I loved this drama! This drama was amazingly warm-hearted and it always made you smile.

To be honest, I started to watch this drama because of Park Se Young. I wasn't really aware of the other actors (except for Kim Mi Sook and Jung Man Shik).

This drama is presented as a family drama and this description suits it very well. Everything in this drama is read more about family and I liked it that way.

I was a bit worried to watch Glorious Day, because 50-ep dramas usually scare me off but then I gave it a chance and I made a really good decisions. Unlike other long dramas, this drama was fast-paced and every problem got resolved very quickly (max. 2-3 episodes)

I was really addicted to this drama at the beginning. I even watched SBS live, so I could see the episodes as soon as possible. Then my addiction dropped, but this drama still became a drama I was looking forward to watch, because it always made me smile.

STORY
I loved the story in the beginning. It was fast-paced and gripping, then somewhere in the middle it lost its spark for a while but regained it very quickly in the last episodes. Unfortunately, this drama was cut down to 44 episodes in the end (because of the ratings in Korea) and honestly, I don't think that this drama deserved it. However, despite that, the writers did a great job with the ending. I was smiling like crazy. I could compare this ending to It's Okay, That's Love. I think this ending was just perfect for this drama.

ACTING
As for acting, most of the actors did a great job, but I could have seen many flaws in their acting. However, because of the storyline and chemistry between the actors, I just didn't pay so much attention to it. By the way, I loved the chemistry between Park Se Young and Lee Sang Woo. If I should pick an actor who did the best job, then it would be Kim Hyung Kyu, in my opinion. He is so young, and he did an amazing job! Really talented!

MUSIC
The music was kind of so-so. But the original songs were perfect for the story. I loved how they used trot songs.

If you are looking for a heart-warming drama, with a great chemistry between actors and you have a free time to watch it, then, please, don't hesitate and watch it! It's worth your time!
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Nelly
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Nov 13, 2014
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
OVERALL
Good filler drama to watch when you have nothing else to watch or need a break from action-packed, overly-emotional or melodramatic shows. It won’t make you pull your hair out in frustration, but you won’t feel too much for it either. Just don’t watch if there’s anything better within your grasp.

THE STORY
Typical boy-meets-girl, boy-loves-girl, girl-gets-tortured-by-crazy-mother-in-law main plot that is 100% predictable, and accompanied by some of those clichéd elements read more that are absolutely hateful, such as the very old big-and-terrible-illness. On the other hand, this is a story with no meddling, so-annoying-that-you-could-kill-them third wheels in couples. It is light, bright and significantly more drama-free than others. The prejudiced ends up being prejudiced against, which was ironic. Also, despite all the clichés, it is a show that seems more “modern” or open-minded than most, because things that make crazy melodrama and meet controversy in other shows due to being unacceptable in Korean society (eg. marrying a single parent, dating a minor, loving a divorcee with kids, etc.) are ultimately displayed as perfectly fine in this show.

THE ACTING
This is not a show in which you’ll feel convinced by the love stories. There was zero chemistry between the main protagonists (or in other couples, for that matter); the romantic scenes could only make you smile – not because you are entertained or touched by the love of the characters, oh no, but because you feel how fake the scenes are and wonder how awkward it was for the actors to film them. I can’t say that individually, the cast did not perform well. Especially the senior actors, they were quite good. I also can't say that siblings didn't feel like siblings, or parents, like parents. But since a lot of the show is about the different love lines that develop, I need to feel something when I watch them, and that was mostly not the case in this show.

THE MUSIC
Not much for my interests. It was funny and quite cool that there were old-fashioned songs (I’m not going to say trot songs because I’m not sure it was trot) in the main soundtrack of the show – that is, because I like old-fashioned songs. It was not as funny or cool that the characters were singing one of them all the time though – joke got old, really fast.

REWATCH VALUE
Mm….I’m sure I’ll always have something better to rewatch when I get bored.
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Fun romantic family dramas, although in one the family is against the main couple and in the other the family want them to be together but they hate each other, they have the same feeling and are really enjoyable.
Recommended by kira
This drama so far reminds me of both smile you and unexpected you. They are both family dramas (many many episodes) which have humorous aspects in them. So far Glorious day has been good, so I hope it will continue that way. I really enjoyed Unexpected you, I thought it was brilliant.

So I think if you like Glorious day so far, you will like Unexpected you.
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    Martelli Jan 31, 2016

    This drama was funny, cute, it had emotional moments as well...and last but not least, the men here were all soooo adorable, even the old ones :)

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    Frank Dec 15, 2015

    Worth watching?

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    kimleejames Oct 22, 2015

    i started watching this just because i found out that Hong Bin is in it

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    SprinkledPink Sep 18, 2015

    This drama is boring. I have 10 episodes left and I can't be bothered to finish it...

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    alexk345 Sep 7, 2015 - edited

    All i have to say Park Se-young has pleasant happy smile.I smile everytime she smiles.i have no clue why. she got that infectious smile. it got slow down after 20. I think this is closest to perfect family drama. No plots. More conflicts. I think you have to make drama on conflict than silly made up plots. It makes drama natural. More fight between good vs good instead of good vs ugly. I am in ep 31. I really like the scene where he ask his wife to get out. wife is lazy spoiled brat protected by granny for long. Finally they gave full power to son in law. Great family story. i got to say granny killing it in every scene she is in. she is hillariously funny with her nosy voice.

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    Martelli Mar 24, 2015 - edited

    I'm kind of interested in the amount of Hong Bin that can be seen here :D Can anybody help? Thank you :)

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      mica Apr 19, 2015 - edited

      Well... hahah there is one and she was pretty annoying. :/ Hopefully you'll like it, but just so you know there are better family dramas out there if this one doesn't amaze you don't give up, try something else xD

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      Martelli Apr 19, 2015

      Don't worry, I won't completely give up on them ;) And if this one annoys me, I can always skip everything but Hong Bin's scenes :D :D :D

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      mica Apr 19, 2015

      Hahaha xD Oppa is really handsome *_* Enjoy~

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      Martelli Apr 19, 2015

      Komawoyo :) Yes, he is <3

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      Martelli Dec 22, 2015

      I am now halfway through the drama and I can now understand why you mentioned Kim Hyung Kyu. I haven't known him before, but he is the best here! I'm definitely a fan now :)

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    Brookiebbz Mar 4, 2015 - edited

    Does anybody know which episode Da-ae goes to eun-chan's school and sticks up for him after he had a fight please???

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    mejustcassie Mar 1, 2015

    I started this drama because it won over what happens to my family which is my favorite drama of the year , but for real this drama is boring I reached ep20 and can't finish

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    LittleBozSheep Jan 11, 2015

    This really is a true Family drama. Mostly full of romance for the daughters, but by the end you realise how much you come to love for the rest of the family members, and how much of a great family they are (wish they where mine). Loved it from start to end 9/10 :) strongly reccommend, it also ended really well seeing as it was cut short (unlike other dramas where they skip storylines the fit the fewer episodes)

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    Rascal Dec 1, 2014

    I thought the first ep was really poor and slow. Boring

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    MClyd Nov 24, 2014

    Done watching. Love it!

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    sunflower63 Nov 5, 2014 - edited

    This drama reminded me a lot of another great family drama called Smile You. Two of the main actors were also the same (the father and grandfather) and the plot was also more or less the same as two families were forced to live together (with many similar dinamics between family members). I liked the heart-warming feeling of the story and on the whole I enjoyed it and rated it 8. My favourite characters were the grandparents and the mother of the three daughters, Song Jung. Nevertheless there was an aspect that bothered me a lot and this was the appalling patronizing attitude of some of the parents towards their children (in particular that of Shin Ae) which went way over the bearable limit and I found it quite unrealistic that the children would accept such attitudes without batting an eye-lid. I just hope this doesn't happen in reality in the Korean society and that this is just an exaggeration of drama fiction.

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      samsoons Nov 28, 2014

      This drama is from the same writer of Smile, You - Moon Hee Jung.

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    Nijura Oct 31, 2014

    Even after one month, since the drama finished, I am still thinking about the character and about the story. What a great drama! Really heart-warming and fun to watch :)

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    zu_ai_grusz Oct 28, 2014

    I think this drama should be watched by every couple. It managed to packaged a number of realistic portrayals of most relationships, especially of married couples, bringing with it wonderful dialogues that are truly enriching.

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    Betty_Boop Oct 14, 2014

    good drama!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    44
  • Aired:

    Apr 26, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.1 (scored by 639 users)
  • Ranked:

    #682
  • Popularity:

    #277

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