When Squid Game first appeared on Netflix, it became an instant overnight hit. The show’s premise received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Squid Game fans will be pleased to learn that a second season of the show has given the go-ahead, but a release date has not yet been announced.
While this project is still in the works, Netflix has released another Korean dystopian science fiction thriller titled “The Silent Sea” to delight fans. While “Squid Game” deserved the award as the most popular original series on Netflix, will “The Silent Sea” be able to steal that title?
What is “The Silent Sea” about?
The premise of “The Silent Sea” is a bit tougher than “Squid Game”. On the show, a team of astronauts travels into space to retrieve an important sample from a lunar base. Although they are told that the lunar base was closed after a radiation leak, they soon find that not everything is what it appears to be. The crew soon learns that their real mission could be to save the entire planet from its severe water crisis … if the cure doesn’t kill them first.
The show’s official synopsis reads: “In a future earth affected by desertification, ‘The Silent Sea’ is the story of the members of a special team sent to secure a mysterious specimen from an abandoned research facility on the moon. “
Two of the actors are actually alums from “Squid Game”. Gong Yoo had a brief but important role on “Squid Game” as a salesman approaching Gi-hun to play the paper sheet game ddakji in the first episode. Heo Sung-tae, who played Jang Deok-su in “Squid Game”, also plays a small role in “The Silent Sea”.
Fans of the discontinued Netflix series “Sense8” will recognize the actress Bae Doona, who played Sun Bak on the show, as a senior scientist.
What do fans think about “The Silent Sea” so far?
So far, “The Silent Sea” has a score of 70% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show, released on December 24, 2021, doesn’t have enough critical reviews to compute a tomatometer score. However, there are plenty of viewer reviews out there to help fans decide whether or not the show is worth their time.
One user wrote: “As someone who has seen many Korean series, the Pacific Ocean is the most notable representation in terms of space science fiction genre. I love the details in every way, for example the clothes or even the inside of the lunar station itself. “
“Good Scifi!” another user wrote. “Very strong scenario, interesting twists and turns and story development, good pace, exciting moments, realistic characters and character development. I binge-watched the whole series. “
Still, not all fans were in love with the show. “Seriously flat script, boring characters,” wrote another. “Bae totally overwrites the doctor character and becomes very annoying. Some sets are ridiculous. “
“Pretty good show for Netflix. Fascinating storyline that kept me interested the whole time, ”shared another. “If you like films about space with a little bit of mystery and suspense, you will like this series.”
Season 1 of “The Silent Sea” is currently streamed on Netflix. Fans can check out the trailer below.