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The Netflix original series ‘Hell’ (directed by Yeon Sang-ho) rose to the top spot on Netflix worldwide within a day of its release, and it is a matter of interest whether the ‘squid game’ will continue the global craze.
According to Flix Patrol, a global OTT content ranking site, on the 21st (Korea time), ‘Hell’ was ranked on the 20th in the ‘Netflix World’s Top 10 TV Programs (Shows)’ category, which ranks TV programs such as dramas and entertainment shows on the 20th. With 634 points, it took first place. ‘Hell’ took first place in a total of 24 countries, including Belgium, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, and Morocco, among 83 countries ranked on Flix Patrol.
‘Hell’, based on the original webtoon, tells the story of a supernatural phenomenon in which people are sentenced to hell by the messengers of hell who appeared without notice, and the religious organization Saejinrihoe, which was revived from this chaos, and those trying to uncover the truth of the incident are intertwined. Green is a six-part Netflix original series. Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyeon-joo, and Park Jung-min took on the lead roles, and director Yeon Sang-ho of the movie ‘Train to Busan’ was in charge of directing.
The detailed story is even more interesting. Through the Demonstration to Hell in the middle of Seoul, people who identify fragments of hell that they did not even know if they exist are engulfed in uncontrollable fear, and the world is transformed into a chaos in an instant. Jeong Jin-soo (Yoo Ah-in), chairman of Saejinrihoe, interprets supernatural phenomena as divine intentions and tries to give a new order to the world in chaos. The beliefs and choices of those who blindly believe in the Saejinrihoe and gradually fall into madness, those who stand up to the Saejinrihoe without giving up their suspicion until the end, and those who fiercely clash in a society where everything is dismantled, creates another hell.
‘Hell’ achieved the feat of being officially invited to the on-screen section of the 26th Pusan International Film Festival following the 46th Toronto International Film Festival before its official release, and after its release, it received a 100% freshness index from Rotten Tomatoes, a global film critic site.
‘Hell’, which combines interesting material, dense story, and vivid characters from the original webtoon, has been well received by viewers since its release, and is receiving great attention not only in Korea but also around the world.
Following the ‘squid game’, which has created a worldwide syndrome since its release in September, attention is focused on whether it will once again spark a global craze as K-content.