“Glitch” is a Must-See

Women are the future in this South Korean series

Jeff's Film & TV Reviews


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“Glitch” (2022) is a South Korean series about a young woman who tries to track down her missing boyfriend with the help of a UFO-watching club.

Episode 1
Hong Ji-hyo, played by Jeon Yeo-been, lives with her father and stepmother. She tries her best to ignore the hallucinations of a strange creature in her quest to live a “normal” life.

But as societal and familial pressures increase, her visions become bolder. Her colleagues think she has the perfect life, but she doesn’t seem happy.

Her friend Oh Se-hee, played by Choi Soo-im, seems very attached to Ji-hyo. The affection Ji-hyo shows Se-hee, when coupled with the lack of interest in sex with Lee Si-kook, played by Lee Dong-hwi, suggests she may not be interested in a male partner.

Soon Ji-hyo gets signals through electronic devices stating that she is being watched, and she has flashbacks to when she was a child.

She nearly falls off of a building which brings Kim Byung-jo, a police officer played by Ryu Kyung-soo, into her life.

Ji-hyo goes to a psychiatrist named Ma Hyung-woo, played by Kim Nam-hee. He already knew of her seeing the alien creature before.

Unsure as to how to proceed, Ji-hyo breaks up with Si-kook who wanders off into the city. He sees a bright light and vanishes.

Episode 2
We begin in 2007 in which a young Ji-hyo has an interest in UFOs and practices meditation for lucid dreaming in hopes of coming into contact with aliens. Whereas she imagines herself floating up into the air, she is merely playing on school grounds as another student watches her.

In present day, Ji-hyo is contacted by Si-kook’s landlord who says he hasn’t paid his rent and has been missing for days. She goes to his apartment. but he isn’t there.

Using GPS on his devices, she tracks down where he last walked to. She finds his watch which then makes the other devices glitch. She then goes to the police station to report him missing.

Byung-jo, the officer from before, sees her and talks to her. She ends up going home and searching for clues…