Why The Backlash Against Money Heist’s Korean Version

A Korean version of money heist was just released recently. It supposedly takes the exact theme with just a little twist in the tale. Money Heist was one of the most influential series in the world. It fascinated many people. Some people in Spain still dress in red jumpsuits alongside white Dali masks. However, the Korean version seems to get a little backlash by people. We’re going to discuss that in detail in this post. 

Korea has been actively taking part in the drama industry. Netflix is full of Korean shows. Some of them are even Netflix’ own creation. The most standout show as of yet has to be Squid Games. It was released last season and only one season came out till date. People went head over heels for the unique concept of the show. It also bagged the first place in Netflix’ global viewing count. The famous “Red Light” “Green Light” scene went viral and was the epicentre of many memes. The havoc Squid Games caused cannot be overshadowed by any Korean show, as per people. 

Another successful project of Netflix was Money Heist. It was released in 2017. A Spanish series that made its way into peoples heart in no amount of time. It included a gang of eight robbers that were leaded by their chief commander, The Professor. Professor planned out each and every second of the heist as the group of robbers made their way into the Royal Mint of Spain. The goal was to print billions worth of Euros. This series was loved by every single person who watched it but still some managed to criticise it. 

Money Heist – Joint Economic Area

Similarly, a Korean version of money heist was made and released just days back. The setting of this series, Money Heist – Joint Economic Area, was somewhat the exact same. The Professor picks out eight robbers to carry out the heist in a reunified Korean Peninsula. However, this version has shown to be taken place in the year 2025. When South and North Korea agree to build a common peninsula. The idea of the Professor is to take the royal mint of the new Korean Peninsula by storm. 

Why The Backlash

The original money heist series is adored by the world. Almost everyone has seen the first version and some of them didn’t find the Korean version appealing at all. Almost everything remains the same in the new version including the names, attire and concept but still it managed to lack something. In all fairness, the start of the story and how the story unfolds later on is all known to the world. They didn’t find any topsy turvy twists in the Korean version. Some viewers also pointed that the story should’ve revolved around the Korean aspects rather than the European ones. Although, a given set of people appreciated the new version.

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