South Korean revenge drama My Name is billed as ‘the next Squid Game’

Another South Korean drama is taking over Netflix following the blockbuster success of Squid Game.

The bloody revenge drama My Name has been soaring up the streaming charts since its release on October 15, and has just hit No. 4 globally. 

The eight-episode drama follows a young woman, played by actress Han Sohee, who joins a drug ring to avenge her father’s death.

Popular: The bloody South Korean revenge drama My Name has been soaring up Netflix’s streaming charts since its release on October 15, and has just hit No. 4 globally

She then enters the police force as a mole for the drug syndicate, all while attempting to seek revenge on her father’s killers.

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The series is attracting attention for its violence and action-packed fight scenes, as well as the emotional performances and nail-biting plot. 

My Name currently has a user score of 8.2/10 on IMDB, making it equal with Squid Game’s score.

International viewers have been praising the series, although the reception in South Korea has been more mixed.

Plot: The eight-episode drama follows a young woman, played by actress Han Sohee, who joins a drug ring to avenge her father’s death before joining the police force as a mole

In comments translated by Netizenbuzz, one Korean viewer said: ‘I personally didn’t like you. You’re telling me a delicate-looking woman beat down 50 men?’

Another commented: ‘How can a woman go from training for a few days to taking down thugs in a gang! Not realistic at all.’

However, other Koreans were far more complimentary, with one writing: ‘The best female action star I’ve seen thus far!’

‘You’re telling me a delicate-looking woman beat down 50 men?’ Despite receiving praise from international viewers, some Koreans have criticised the plot 

Another wrote: ‘There were some brutal scenes but I think they filmed it well. The acting was amazing.’

‘A round of applause for Han So Hee. She worked hard. There was no twist for me since it was so obvious who killed her father from the beginning, but seeing a woman take down so many thugs like that felt fitting for our times,’ wrote another.

Meanwhile, Squid Game is estimated to be worth almost $US900 million ($A1.2 billion) for Netflix, making it the biggest show in the streaming platform’s history.

‘The best female action star I’ve seen thus far!’ My Name currently has a user score of 8.2/10 on IMDB, making it equal with Squid Game’s score

The nine-episode thriller, in which cash-strapped contestants play childhood games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won ($A52 million), became an international hit when it launched last month.

In comparison to its estimated net worth, the show cost just $US21.4 million ($A28.8 million) to produce, Bloomberg said.

According to the report, about 132 million people had watched at least two minutes of the show in its first 23 days, easily breaking the record set by UK costume drama Bridgerton, which was streamed by 82 million accounts in its first 28 days.

Blockbuster: Some have tipped My Name to continue the success of Squid Game

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Georgia Toffolo looks incredible as she celebrates her new fashion collection with Emily Blackwell

Georgia Toffolo looked incredible as she celebrated her third fashion collection with SHEIN at London’s Nobu Hotel on Monday. 

The former Made In Chelsea star, 26, put on a leggy display in a ruched green mini dress and chunky cream heels.

Co-star Emily Blackwell, 24, wowed in a chic pale blue check blazer and black leggings. 

Wow! Georgia Toffolo looked incredible as she celebrated her third fashion collection with SHEIN at London’s Nobu Hotel on Monday

Georgia styled her blonde locks in beachy waves and her glam makeup enhanced her pretty features. 

She kept accessories to a minimum, only wearing elegant gold earrings to let the dress speak for itself. 

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The beauty oozed with confidence as she posed for a slew of snaps at the launch night. 

Emily completed her sophisticated look with a Gucci belt to cinch in her waist. 

Stunning: Co-star Emily Blackwell, 24, wowed in a chic pale blue check blazer and black leggings

Style: Emily completed her sophisticated look with a Gucci belt to cinch in her waist

Looking good: Georgia styled her blonde locks in beachy waves and her glam makeup enhanced her pretty features

She added height to her frame with a pair of black heeled boots and accessorised with hoop earrings.   

The SHEIN X GEORGIA TOFFOLO collection features chic separates and show stopping mini dresses, it offers cool daytime looks and elegant evening outfits. 

It comes after Georgia appeared to be reunited with her ex George Cottrell during a night out at upmarket hotel-restaurant Chiltern Firehouse in London’s Marylebone last month.  

She’s said to have previously split up with financier George, who was once jailed for fraud. 

Elegant: She kept accessories to a minimum, only wearing elegant gold earrings to let the dress speak for itself

Pose: Georgia and influencer Anisa Sojka enjoyed a glass of champagne as they posed for some snaps 

Work it! The beauty oozed with confidence as she posed for a slew of snaps at the launch night

Collection: The SHEIN X GEORGIA TOFFOLO collection features chic separates and show stopping mini dresses, it offers cool daytime looks and elegant evening outfits

He is a former aide to Nigel Farage and allegedly worth £300 million. 

George, who calls himself ‘the bad boy of Brexit’ was jailed in the US over a drugs money laundering scandal. 

In July 2016, Cottrell was arrested by FBI agents while with Mr Farage at Chicago’s O’Hare airport after the pair had attended the Republican National Convention, where they reportedly met Donald Trump’s aides. 

Cottrell spent eight months in a US jail after advertising his services on the ‘dark web’, offering to launder money through offshore accounts to what he thought was a gang of drug traffickers.

Before his arrest, he allegedly played a key role in the 2016 EU referendum, running Mr Farage’s private office and handling all media enquiries for the pro-Brexit politician. 

Old flame: Georgia and George Cottrell chatting on a boozy night out 

Emily Atack looks chic as she reunites with I’m a Celeb campmate Adam Thomas

They were campmates in the 2018 series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 

And Emily Atack, 31,  shared a warm embrace with Adam Thomas, 33, as they reunited after he watched her perform at The Lowry theatre in Manchester on Monday. 

The actress-who has been touring the country with her stand-up comedy routine- looked chic in a stylish oversized white shirt. 

Sweet: Emily Atack, 31, shared a warm embrace with Adam Thomas, 33, as they reunited after he watched her perform at The Lowry theatre in Manchester on Monday

She paired her look with black trousers and carried a black and white check jacket in her arms.

She styled her blonde locks in a messy bun and accessorised with gold hoop earrings.   

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The star carried her essentials in a Chloè tote bag and donned a natural makeup look. 

The Emmerdale actor opted for a casual look in black jeans and white trainers which he paired with a grey wool hat. 

Stunning: The actress-who has been touring the country with her stand-up comedy routine- looked chic in a stylish oversized white shirt

Her return to the stage comes after a boozy getaway in Marbella where she enjoyed a fun holiday fling with a trainee accountant 22-year-old Alex Dabner.

Emily recently insisted that she is ‘fine’ with being single after splitting from her boyfriend Jude Taylor, arguing that it ‘shouldn’t be seen as shameful’ to be looking for love in your thirties.

She told OK!: ‘I am single. Being single isn’t always a happy thing, but I definitely think it isn’t a bad thing. 

‘And it shouldn’t be seen as something that’s shameful if you’re in your thirties and single. As I say, being single isn’t always great, but sometimes it’s really great. So yeah, I’m fine.’ 

Stunning: Her return to the stage comes after a boozy getaway in Marbella where she enjoyed a fun holiday fling with a trainee accountant

Alex, from Birkenhead, studied at Liverpool John Moores University and according to his LinkedIn profile, had a work placement in the Accounts Hub at finance firm BDO UK. 

A source told MailOnline: ‘Emily is single and enjoying herself. She thought Alex was attractive and didn’t care about any age gap.  

‘She’s back in the UK now and has no plans to meet up with Alex, it really was just a bit of holiday fun.’

The former I’m A Celebrity star previously joked she was ‘soaking in all the Marbella culture’ while sitting poolside sipping margaritas at Ocean Club.  

In late August, Emily reunited with ex-boyfriend and former Strictly contestant Seann Walsh, 35, for a meal at Nando’s in south London five years after they dated.  

The pair reportedly met to discuss comedic material for the return of The Emily Atack Show, which is coming back to ITV2 for a second series this autumn. 

She split from boyfriend Jude a few days later, with sources saying Emily struggled to see a long-term future with the fashion influencer.  

Holiday: The former I’m A Celebrity star previously joked she was ‘soaking in all the Marbella culture’ while sitting poolside sipping margaritas at Ocean Club