A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes of marriage, surrealism, and perfectionism are explored.
Positive Role Models
Jihyo prioritizes routine to keep her life steady, especially since her hallucinations are getting out of hand. Many put expectations of perfectionism on her, which she also tries to juggle sometimes.
The show is set in Korea so there's strong Asian representation. There's a female lead who's flawed and sets to define her own life despite the pressure from others.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Emphasis on marriage and romantic relationships, and sex scenes with characters mainly clothed.
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Frequent use of words like "ass," "damn," and "s--t."
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Products & Purchases
Though not addressed, the energy drink Red Bull is frequently shown and focused on in several scenes.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking alcohol socially and as a coping mechanism. Characters act out when drunk. Vaping.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Glitch is a sci-fi mystery about a young woman investigating possible aliens. There's emphasis on marriage and romantic relationships, and sex scenes with characters mainly clothed. Expect frequent use of swears like "ass," "damn," and "s--t." There's some branding that ties into the narrative. Characters drink alcohol socially and to cope. Some act out when drunk, and there's vaping. The show is set in Korea, so there's strong Asian representation. The female lead is flawed and sets out to define her own life despite the pressure from others.
Is It Any Good?
This sci-fi series has all the ingredients for an engrossing mystery -- except momentum. Glitch has a promising premise but a slow pace, which dampens the potential of the narrative. Jeon Yeo-bin does portray her character well, especially balancing the mystery with her personal challenges. Some might get their mystery fix from this show, but the sluggish pace and substance use makes this suitable mostly for older teens.
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