South Korean drama “Call of Hell” bypasses “The Squid Game” to top Netflix's most watched shows

South Korean drama

Shot from the series “Call of Hell”

The South Korean horror series Call of Hell has displaced its acclaimed compatriot, Squid Game, from the first line of the Netflix ratings, and topped the streaming service's weekly list of the most popular TV series.

Its premiere took place on November 19, and within a day the series became the most watched Netflix project in more than 80 countries.

South Korean drama

Shot from the series “Call of Hell”

South Korean drama

The series, which consists of only six episodes, is directed by Yong Sang-ho, who has directed such films as “Train to Busan”, “Seoul Station”, “Telekinesis” and others.

The plot of the series is based on the eponymous webtoon – a comic strip created specifically for reading from a smartphone. It was written by the director of the series Yong Sang-ho himself.

The series is set in 2023. People suddenly start receiving messages about the date and time of their death. Soon after, monsters come after them, kill them and send them to hell. All this leads to mass hysteria and a surge of religious fanaticism – this is how the New Truth sect appears, which immediately finds an explanation for what is happening: sinners are punished by dark forces.

South Korean drama

South Korean drama

Probably, such interest in the TV series “Call of Hell” arose against the background of the popularity of the “Squid Game”. The show, which premiered on September 19, remained at the top spot on Netflix's popularity charts for 46 days.

It is worth noting that in recent years, South Korean cinema has become increasingly popular with viewers around the world. Proof of this is the Oscar triumph of Parasite in 2020.

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