Korea's 'Hellbound' Beats 'Squid Game' to Top Netflix Ratings

  • By Lee Hai-woon

    November 22, 2021 12:18

    Another Korean fantasy thriller has beaten global mega hit "Squid Game" into second place.

    Ratings site FlixPatrol said the six-part series "Hellbound" rose to the No. 1 spot in the drama category on the first day of its release.

    "Hellbound" starring Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min and Kim Hyun-joo was directed by Yeon Sang-ho, who helmed the 2016 zombie thriller "Train to Busan."

    He teamed up with cartoonist Choi Gyu-seok to script the drama, which is based on a popular web cartoon that tackles controversial issues like the dangers of a fanatical leader taking power and pretending to be a god.

    On online movie database IMDb the drama rates 7.3 out of 10. Some 35.7 percent gave the perfect score of 10 points while 9.5 percent gave it one point. Due to the ambivalent response, it remains to be seen its popularity will continue in the U.S. and Europe.

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