The new Netflix original series Bloodhounds is quickly rising as a global sensation.
Centered around two young men wrapped up in the merciless world of loan sharking, where money reigns supreme over human lives, Bloodhounds tells a gripping story of their fight for survival against evil. The drama made an impressive debut, swiftly climbing to second place in Netflix’s Top 10 chart just three days post-launch.
According to the Netflix Top 10 website on the 14th, Bloodhounds garnered a whopping 27.97 million viewing hours within the first three days, placing it firmly at second place in the global Top 10 TV category for non-English content. The series enjoyed widespread popularity, featuring in the Top 10 list in 40 countries, including South Korea, Brazil, France, and Mexico.
International media outlets have been effusive in their praise. South China Morning Post described the drama as a “breathless brawler bromance that packs a mighty punch” led by Woo Do Hwan and Lee Sang Yi. Cinema Express raved about the series saying, “‘Bloodhounds‘ has a lot to offer through its tale of vengeance and loyalty. Despite some demerits, there’s no denying that the writing, direction, and acting give the script wings.”
Domestic media also hailed the drama’s success. Dailian cited the series’ unique strength as the empathy generated by the youth’s struggle that resonates with the COVID-19 era. And others noted the crew and cast’s dedication to delivering the ultimate action-packed series.