South Korea enjoys undisputed and undeniable popularity on Netflix. Proof of this is with the addition to the catalog of the platform series A Killer Paradox last Friday, February 9. The thriller created by Da-mi Kim follows the story ofa student whose life is turned upside down after murdering a man who he discovers is a serial killer. The murder sets off a series of misadventures as a private detective attempts to arrest the perpetrator. On the casting side, this gripping new detective fiction brings together on screen Son Suk-ku, Lee Hee-joon and Choi Woo-sik, notably famous for having played the teenager Ki-Woo in one of the most popular in recent years, Parasite by Bong-Joon ho.
The Netflix series at the heart of a dark affair
A priori harmless, the series recently put online on Netflix has provoked the anger of the supporters of the leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, Lee Jae-myung. The latter are indignant at the resemblance between the sixty-year-old politician and a character present in the seventh episode. This is Hyung Sung-guk, the owner of a corrupt construction company imprisoned under the number 4421. Far from being a coincidence according to some, this “small” detail would allude to an episode in the career of Lee Jae- myung. While he was mayor of Seongnam, in Gyeonggi province, the latter awarded the tidy sum of 442.1 million won (approximately 309,000 million euros) to a company of the same type for a real estate project. The future leader of the Democratic Party of Korea was then suspected of favoritism.
Netflix's categorical response
Under fire from critics, the streaming giant officially announced that the accusations against the South Korean series are ” unfounded “. There would therefore be no link between Lee Jae-myung and prisoner no. 4421. The controversy which threatens to explode does not, however, prevent Internet users to enjoy A Killer Paradoxas we can read on the X network (formerly known as Twitter): “Choi Woo-sik is stunning in his role asA Killer Paradox. This kind of thriller drama is so made for him”, “The series A Killer Paradox on Netflix, a K-Drama, well I love it! All the K-Dramas I've watched on the platform have kept me in suspense until the end so far! I highly recommend it, as well as The Glory which I loved too! “, “I hope there will be a season 2 for A Killer Paradoxit was so good “…