Forget Squid Game, people are saying dystopian Netflix drama Hellbound is ‘even better’
Right now it’s the most watched series globally
If your life hasn’t been quite as full since you finished Squid Game (same) then there’s a new Korean Netflix drama which people are saying is even better, Hellbound.
The six-part dystopian horror series is about to be the next show you pester all your family and mates to watch. It’s already overtaken Squid Game as the most watched global series, topping streaming ratings in more than 80 countries within 24 hours of its debut.
Here’s what you need to know about Hellbound on Netflix, and what people have been saying about it – ahead of it becoming your latest obsession.
Hellbound on Netflix is a dystopian drama all about unearthly beings that send people to hell
The series, similarly to Squid Game, has moral and cultural undertones. It follows a group of demons on an alternate Earth that hunt down people who have sinned. The demons come after the people have been visited by a being that tells them the exact date and time they will die – the trailer sees one woman being told she will “die in five days”. The demons then burn the sinners and drag them to hell, with the whole process causing mass hysteria among the public, naturally.
These supernatural events cause great mayhem and enable the religious cult group The New Truth to grow in influence. A few people, however, become suspicious about its activities and begin investigating its involvement in the mysterious events.
The Netflix synopsis reads: “Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice.”
People are saying it’s ‘incredible’ and even better than Squid Game
Viewers of the show are already saying it’s even better than Netflix hit Squid Game, which after its release became the most watched title in history. People are saying it “deserves more hype”, is the “best thing on Netflix all year” and is “incredible”. Right now, Hellbound has the perfect Rotten Tomatoes score of 100 per cent. The critic consensus reads: “Summoned by the devilish imagination of writer-director Yeon Sang-ho, Hellbound leverages its terrifying concept to thoughtfully explore human fallibility.”
In the comments of the trailer of the show, one person said: “After Squid Game, this show will ultimately break the internet again. Korean shows been killing it lately.” A final person added that it’s “a straight up hands down must watch”.
Watch the trailer for Hellbound on Netflix here:
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