‘Netflix No. 1’ Guardian’s praise poured into hell “More than a squid game”
The Guardian, a British daily newspaper, praised Netflix’s Korean new ‘Hell’, which continues the global syndrome of ‘Squid Game’, as “a masterpiece beyond ‘Squid Game’ that will be the talker for decades.”
The Guardian reported on the 25th (local time), “This terrifying Netflix show, although with a violent ending, is more than a ‘squid game’. ‘Hell’ is an exceptional drama that will be talked about for decades.”
The Guardian said, “The easiest thing is to call ‘hell’ a new ‘squid game’. Both are Korean dramas, deal with violent deaths, and both are hugely successful on Netflix. ‘Squid Game’ has become a good indicator of the popularity of non-English content as well as making Korean dramas a mainstream culture. That’s why I have no choice but to swallow the other works that follow.”
‘Hell’ is a 6-part drama about a supernatural phenomenon in which people are sentenced to hell by the messengers of hell who appeared without notice. It tells the story of the religious organization Saejinrihoe, which was revived in the midst of chaos, and the people who try to uncover the truth of the incident. Director Yeon Sang-ho, who caused a sensation in the ‘K-Zombie’ with the movie ‘Train to Busan’, is a new film starring Yoo Ah-in, Park Jung-min, Kim Hyeon-joo, Won Jin-ah and Lee Re. It is based on a domestic webtoon that was completed last year.
However, “‘Hell’ probably won’t take the crown of the squid game forever. ‘Squid Game’ was a show targeting the Internet. Costumes, masks, and slogans are obviously for memes. It was designed and rooted in nostalgia for the past, but ‘Hell’ is much darker and more esoteric.”
He concluded by saying, “I can be pushed to the ‘Squid Game’ right now, but among the two works, it will be ‘hell’ that will be talked about in 10 years.”
‘Hell’ received explosive attention in the first day of its release and is breaking records every day. According to the global online video service (OTT) Netflix on the 23rd (local time), ‘Hell’ recorded 43.48 million hours in a week from the 15th to the 21st, taking first place in both English-speaking and non-English-speaking drama series.
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