Parents' Guide to

Hellbound

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Terrifying, gory Korean detective story about good vs. evil.

TV Netflix Drama 2021
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Kids say (3 ):

Between the sporadic and horrifying monster attacks, this series is a pretty compelling traditional detective story. Not unlike the first season ofTrue Detective, it explores how a man devastated by grief and trauma attempts to find peace by cracking a complicated case rife with religious questions. Plus monsters, of course; beastly creatures that look like Dementors on steroids and will stop at nothing in their quest. It also examines the role of social media in the news cycle; people don't know who to trust or what's real; it's also where the Arrowhead presents proof of its vigilante justice. Some teens will love the many philosophical questions posed in Hellbound, while others may want even more supernatural action.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: November 22, 2021
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Drama
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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