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.

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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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