Netflix is a dystopian series richer, and it is catching on. The South Korean Black Knightin which part of humanity suffers from extreme air pollution, turns out to be a bull’s-eye.
A dystopia is the opposite of a utopia. Interpret it as a society with only nasty characteristics, in which you absolutely would not want to live. There are people who already see the current time – with emerging artificial intelligence and a dictator who has nuclear bombs at his disposal – as quite dystopian. And then we are not even talking about the climate and air pollution, just to make a bridge to BlackNight.
Dystopian series Black Knight on Netflix
The series is set on the Korean Peninsula in 2071. In a bleak future devastated by air pollution, the survival of the Black Knights depends. This is a group of special deliverers.
Just like in South Korean series like Squid game social status also plays a role in this dystopian Netflix series. Only 1 percent of the population, who lived in districts segregated according to their social status, survived the comet impact. The status is gone and people are required to wear respirators. In doing so, they rely on the ‘Kights, deliverymen who provide them with supplies (especially fresh oxygen) to stay alive. Of course, this does not go without a hitch.
Then there’s Sa-Wol, a boy who wants to become a ‘Black Knight’. He comes into contact with a legendary knight named 5-8. This delivery man decides to train the boy so that he can realize his dream in the dark and dangerous world in which they live. Part of training as a delivery driver is an elimination tournament Squid game makes one think.
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Black Knight ranks second worldwide in the list of best-watched series on Netflix. Only Bridgertonspinoff Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is doing better according to data from Flixpatrol.
But what do the critics think of this South Korean dystopian series on Netflix? Well, get the popcorn ready. on Rotten Tomatoes Black Knight an 89% score among film critics and 76% among audiences. “Too cartoonish to become an absolute phenomenon. Yet, as dystopian escapism goes, the series delivers thrills and chills with deadly efficiency,” said Ed Power of The Daily Telegraph, which gives 4 stars. View all reviews here. IMDb is a lot less favorable, with an average rating of 6.3 out of 10.
Judge for yourself: the dystopian series Black Knight is now streaming on Netflix.
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