“The Guest”: Korean Exorcist Series Has Loads of Thrills and (Blood) Spills
The 16-episode drama has brooding atmosphere, exciting twists and turns, edge-of-the-seat moments, beautiful scenery and relatable, albeit tragic, characters.
The show revolves
around a demonic spirit known as “the guest” who also goes by the
name Park Il-do. Twenty years ago, the demon visits a small
seaside village. This results in terrible loss for three children,
one of whom comes from a family of shamans and has special psychic
Another caveat is that the show, although new for Netflix viewers, was released in South Korea in September 2018. The last episode sets the stage for a second season, but it seems the creators aren’t working on one. So unfortunately, a Season 2 is unlikely. That’s a pity because the demon was intriguing and I wanted to learn more about its origins.