The Silent Sea Beats Money Heist: Part 5 to Set This Netflix Record!

South Korean sci-fi horror series ‘The Silent Sea’ has quickly become a people’s favourite. Starring Bae Doona, Gong Yoo and Lee Joon, this horror show directed by Choi Hang-yong is an adaptation the 2014 short film The Sea of Tranquility. In fact, the show has even topped over shows like ‘Squid Game’ and ‘Money Heist: Part 5’!

‘The Silent Sea’ turns out to be the most-viewed non-English TV show over the week from December 27 to January 2 on Netflix, the global video streaming service said. The drama, according to Yonhap News Agency, topped Netflix’s official weekly chart for non-English TV programmes with 47.8 million hours of viewing for the week, vastly outnumbering ‘The Queen of Flow: Season 2’ with 29.5 million hours and ‘Money Heist: Part 5’ with 26.3 million hours.

‘The Silent Sea’ is ranked No. 10, just behind the Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’, on Netflix in India. The Raveena Tandon-led series ‘Aranyak’ and the Malayalam superhero movie ‘Minnal Murali’ are in the top two positions. ‘Squid Game’ and ‘Money Heist’ are at No. 6 and 7 in India.

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For ‘The Silent Sea’, the week in review marked a remarkable increase in viewership, as it had placed third with 22.2 million hours in the previous week. The eight-part series premiered on December 24. It is the third Korean-language series to have topped the Netflix chart for non-English TV shows, following the global sensation ‘Squid Game’ released in September and Yeon Sang-ho’s fantasy horror ‘Hellbound’ in November.

Netflix said ‘The Silent Sea’ made the Top 10 in the category in 77 countries over the one-week period and topped the list in six nations, including South Korea and Thailand.

Check out the trailer for The Silent Sea below:

This latest Netflix original is set on the moon, where a special team is tasked with finding out the secrets of an abandoned research facility, Balhae Base. You can check out our review for the same, here.

You can watch the series now on Netflix.

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