After the phenomenal success of My Name and Squid Game, everyone is now talking about South Korean TV shows. If you are a fan of even one of those shows, you will be excited to know that Netflix has done it once again! They have launched a new drama series by the name of Hellbound. This new K-series is created by none other than Yeon Sang-ho, who is also the director of the popular film ‘Train to Busan.’
Hellbound has already become a massive hit. It became the first Korean show to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was also screened at the BFI London Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival. The drama got an excellent response from both the fans and critics.
6 Things You Need to Know About Hellbound
Hellbound is undoubtedly one of Yeon Sang-ho’s most fascinating works. It is shows like these that make having Cox bundles worth it. After all, it is better to stream Netflix on Contour TV than on a mobile device. If you are a fan of the show or are hearing about it for the first time, here are five things which you should know about this amazing series.
1. Hellbound Is Based on a Webtoon
You may not know this, but Hellbound is based on a webtoon called ‘Hell.’ It was written by Yeon Sang-Ho himself. The webtoon garnered a lot of attention. Considering how much love ‘Hell’ was getting, Yeon decided to make it into a TV show. And so, Netflix premiered the show on November 19, 2021. The story of the show and the webtoon is the same. So, you should expect to experience many supernatural events. This drama is filmed in Seoul.
2. It Has a Twisted Ending
No spoilers here! But you should know that the ending of this series is quite twisted. So, if you don’t really get the ending, it’s perfectly fine. This is because the ending is meant to be like that. The plot of the series does not conclude in the first season. So, this can mean that the next season is in the works. However, the details of season 2 have not been confirmed yet. You will find the ending of Hellbound complex and incomplete.
#3. Bong Joon Ho Praised the Show
The director of the Academy Award winning film, ‘Parasite,’ Bong Joon Ho is a fan of Hellbound. He praised the show and commended the work of the actors. Bong said that the job was so perfectly done, the audience could feel every emotion of the character, whether it be anxiety or fear. He is of the opinion that if the viewers are able to feel what the characters are feeling at a particular moment, it is what makes a show great. And that is exactly what Hellbound was able to accomplish!
4. Hellbound Has Taken the Lead Over Squid Game
It wasn’t long ago when people were going crazy over Squid Game. After all, the show was a massive hit. It had everything from a strong storyline to great acting, which is what made the whole world fall in love with it. However, when Hellbound was launched by Netflix, the response of the public was a lot crazier. In fact, it was so insane that it has surpassed Squid Game and became the most streamed show on the platform. This show will give horror fans everything they expect.
5. The Idea of Hell
Hellbound discusses the idea of hell. However, you will be surprised to know that there isn’t a real depiction of what hell looks like in the show. The show’s creator Yeon Sang-Ho explained that he never wanted to depict hell. Instead, it was his intention to show the hell imagined by people who create it in their reality. He then adds that it’s difficult to imagine what hell will look like. But, at the same time, he suggests that this series might just give people a closer look at it.
6. A Realistic Portrayal
The story of Hellbound may not be of this world, but it certainly takes inspiration from what’s going on in society. So, of course, there are no executioners of hell in real life, their role was created to look realistic in the series. Also, the director of the show took a few innovative steps to make the show as realistic as possible. For instance, the creative team used smartphones to record some footage of executioners.
And there you have it! These are six things that you should know about Hellbound. This new K-series is simply epic and will blow your mind with what it has to offer. The show is great and has even been praised by Bong Joon Ho. And this alone makes this series even more exciting to watch!