Hellbound defeats Squid Game as Netflix’s most popular show


The world is still coming to terms with the horrors and madness of the much talked about Korean drama Squid game when another South Korean series on Netflix became a worldwide phenomenon overnight.

Violent and terrifying, Hell reversed Squid game with its fantastic effects as the most watched TV show on the streaming platform, reported The Guardian. The South Korean entertainment industry is rapidly dominating showbiz in many genres with its strong writing, concepts and production.

As of November 20, the latest Korean drama had the highest ratings in more than 80 countries within 24 hours of the show starting. According to FlixPatrol, Hell is currently the most watched television series in the world.

Hell focuses on the graphically gruesome actions of a team of demons, who hunt down sinners, who have already been visited by a celestial being. The said creatures also informed the victim of the date and time of their death. The giant hairy creatures also cremate their victims and send them to hell, causing an explosion of public hysteria and religious fanaticism.

Using common fantasy and childhood icons such as demons and celestials, the show is gaining popularity with its familiar subjects. He then accommodates a bloodbath in mysterious ways to follow. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the pilot of the series also premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Earlier, Squid game also announced that a second season is underway due to public demand. The show was in the top ten spots on the streaming platform for more than a month after its premiere. So far, it has generated an estimated profit of $ 900 million for Netflix.

It is safe to say that Hell will keep everyone busy until Hwang Dong-hyuk drops another season of the dark and twisted series. Looks like we’re all ready for another engaging creature feature this year.


Javier E. Swan