No. of episodes: 6
Music by: Score: Kim Dong-wook
Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
Genre: Dark fantasy; Drama thriller
Original release: November 19, 2021
Executive producer: Byun Seung-minNo. of episodes: 6
Music by: Score: Kim Dong-wook
Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
Genre: Dark fantasy; Drama thriller
Original release: November 19, 2021
Executive producer: Byun Seung-min

Hellbound (Korean: 지옥; Hanja: 地獄; RR: Jiok) is a South Korean dark fantasy streaming television series directed by Yeon Sang-ho, based on his own webtoon of the same name. The series is an original Netflix release about supernatural beings appearing out of nowhere to condemn people to Hell, starring Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Jeong-min, Won Jin-ah and Yang Ik-june.[2][3][4][5]

The pilot of series premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in the Primetime program of TV series on September 9, 2021 and became the first Korean drama to make it to the festival. It was released on Netflix on November 19, 2021 and became the world’s most watched Netflix series the next day, surpassing Squid Game.

A story about otherworldly beings who appear out of nowhere to issue a decree and condemn individuals to hell. These supernatural events cause great mayhem and enable the religious group The New Truth to grow in influence. A few people, however, become suspicious about its activities and begin investigating its involvement in mysterious events.

1. Monsters and The Manipulation of Mankind

Korean shows are trending: a horror series in which hairy monsters send sinful people to hell in a very brutal way. According to the synopsis, one would have expected otherwise. Because Netflix advertised that creatures of hell walk on earth and draw people into their realm. That happens here too, but it’s just the catalyst for the actual plot. Rather, it examines how such events change society. Monsters and The Manipulation of Mankind.

2. Slow beginning but picks up!

Really enjoyed this romp through the supernatural. Some death premonitions, hell creatures, a twisted god/death cult. People are confronted by visions that tell them when they arte going to die. There aresome twists and turns along the way. It has the usual bizarre subplots you expect from a Korean movie. But for those whos thought Squid Game was an overated piece of trash, you might enjoy this

3. Another Excellent Korean Series

There is speciality in K-drama is its always have something that suprised and kind of new .the supernatural part in story is small but reaction of humans in it is amazing , its a must watch series,action scenes are missing otherwise its must watch series.

4. Don’t even bother with the low ratings from movie sites

When you think of the billions of people in the world and how they came to all believe the same religions based quite often on books and hear say from prophets or old or new. Its quite astounding the investment in money, time and space in their thoughts that people give over to something that technically isn’t provable. Christianity etc. This show looks at what happens if events in the modern age were to occur, supernatural/relgious and with wide use of photos and video, how would the world react. Should people with proof of video and proof their eyes and bow down to new religious orders that pop up? Or should they ignore and stand against any super natural entities judgement on their lives? This questions asks a lot of interesting hypotheticals and plays with them in an amazing fashion. Not to give much away of the plot, apart from saying that 3 creatures start coming and bringing death on apparent sinners who have been warned of their death prior to it occuring in prophecies. It stirs up amazing questions of free will, the god question, seperation of church and state and how the media should be neutral of eer towards religious values.

The show has a great pace over 6 episodes and it feels longer than it was, but in a good sense. I would recommend it for anyone who likes science fiction or perhaps a bit of philosophy in thrir shows. The acting was very good as was the special effects. Another great show from Netflix so soon after Squid Game from South Korea. 10/10. Couldn’t recommend it any higher.

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