Thoughts on Korean Netflix Shows “Hellbound” and “All of Us Are Dead”

Late to the party, I’ve finally watched a few of Netflix’s Asian output. Due to all the hype surrounding Squid Games, I went with other, lesser-known-to-me Korean titles especially since I had read enough spoilers to dissuade me from pursuing the series when I have limited time.

My first, and most anticipated, was the six-episode show Hellbound. Despite coming from Yeong Sang-ho (King of Pigs, Train to Busan, Seoul Station, Peninsula), I lost interest in it pretty quickly.

The idea of a supernatural disaster movie involving people being condemned to hell and being sent there by way of the fists and flames of three fearsome fire-throwing monsters was intriguing. Initially, at least.

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