A peek into the fourth dimension in Glitch’s first teaser
Previous promo material for Netflix’s upcoming Glitch described the drama as a mystery-thriller, but sorry, this looks like sci-fi to me. Our leads are Jeon Yeo-bin (Vincenzo) and Nana (Genesis) — two women who were childhood friends and reconnect during the time our story takes place. Is it wrong to get super excited? This looks like just my flavor of weird story.
The teaser opens with Hong Ji-hyo (Jeon Yeo-been) narrating about believing in things that are unseen, and then questioning the things she sees around her, from synchronized computer glitches to a little alien in a helmet at her local convenience store that seems to be following her around.
She then narrates that there’s been a recent phenomena where people are disappearing while electronic devices malfunction, and here we catch a glimpse of Lee Dong-hwi (Broker), who plays Ji-hyo’s boyfriend, whose disappearance is at the crux of our plot.
The scene cuts and we meet our other heroine Heo Bora (Nana), a streamer whose content investigates all things paranormal. We see what looks like a partnership form between the two of them as they investigate the disappearance, and a montage of scenes shows us shocked faces, a crowd of cult followers, the requisite creepy man with a shotgun in the woods, and lots of running and screaming. The narration ends with Ji-hyo saying she wants to see it all with her own eyes. And after seeing this trailer, it sure seems like she will.
As we’ve all said before, dramaland really struggles with effective and satisfying sci-fi stories, but with the talent behind the camera, a great ~hip~ cast, and probably a ginormous budget, let’s hope this one is awesome.
Directed by Noh Deok (SF8: Manxin) and written by Jin Han-sae (Extracurricular), Netflix’s Glitch drops its 10 episodes on October 7.