‘Parasyte: The Grey’ Finally Premieres — Is It Worth Watching?

The long wait is over for sci-fi thriller fans as Jeon So Nee, Koo Kyo Hwan and Lee Jung Hyun’s “Parasyte: The Grey” finally premiered.

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With a total of six episodes, the Netflix series took the Internet by storm due to its unconventionally riveting concept. Here’s why you should check it out.

‘Parasyte: The Grey’ Finally Makes Much Anticipated Debut

On April 5, the long awaited debut of Netflix’s “Parasyte: The Grey” starring Jeon So Nee, Koo Kyo Hwan and Lee Jung Hyun finally took place.

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Jeon So Nee
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Based on the popular comic “Parasite,” the show follows the lives of ordinary people who fall victim into parasitical life forms from outer space that plan to kill humanity.

Besides its unconventional storyline, the Netflix series also boasted its formidable cast lineup of actors including Kwon Hae Hyo, Yoon Hyun Gil, Kim In Kwon and more.

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Jeon So Nee
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The entire series depicted how Jeon So Nee’s Jung Su In becomes a host to a parasite that keeps her safe from harm, and how Lee Jung Hyun’s Choi Jun Kyung plans to kill her off.

Viewers were able to watch the thought-evoking life of each character as they face their untimely deaths in the hands of skin-crippling parasites that plan to end human life.

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Choi Jun Kyung
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Yeon Sang Ho, the director who also created masterpieces “Train To Busan” and “Hellbound,” aimed to open the viewers’ eyes on how humans organize themselves in a society amid chaos.

Why You Must Watch ‘Parasyte: The Grey’

Apart from its star-studded cast lineup and riveting storyline, the Netflix series also intelligently incorporated day-to-day struggles through symbolisms.

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Yeon Sang Ho wisely created churches, as with many cult religions that are rampant in South Korea, as a shield to preserve parasite-infected people and also to amass power.

Through this, the director made amazing metaphorical points about deception and greed, leaving viewers speechless. In addition, the work also boasts its appealingly freakish visuals.

In the work, parasites who found human hosts develop tentacles with blades at the tips, which became their main weapon against their enemies and impending harm.

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Jeon So Nee
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In particular, viewers are taken by storm by Jeon So Nee’s performance as a hormonal teenager who works through her trauma as she becomes a host to a grotesque parasite.

“Parasyte: The Grey” is a charming and promising series that is a perfect blend of the original work and Yeon Sang Ho’s perception of the Japanese comic.

The work is definitely worth every stream, thanks to its gripping premise and strong synergy between the cast, crew and the director. Check out “Parasyte: The Grey” now on Netflix.