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The story depicts parasites that fall from space and begin to kill to gain their own power by controlling the human brain and body by living off human hosts. The story revolves around Jung Soo In, who is infected with a parasite on her hand and starts a strange cohabitation as it fails to steal her brain. Seol Kang Woo chases parasitic water to find his missing sister, and Choi Jun Kyung is the team leader of the parasitic life team ‘The Grey’ and lives only to exterminate the parasitic water after losing her husband to the parasitic water. (Source: Korean = Newsen Media || Translation = MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the manga series "Kiseiju" (寄生獣) by Iwaaki Hitoshi (岩明均). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • Arabic
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Apr 5, 2024
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Netflix
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 4,939 users)
  • Ranked: #691
  • Popularity: #1431
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Completed
Gamma
19 people found this review helpful
12 days ago
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0

A Fantastic Reinterpretation of the world of Parasyte

Parasyte the Grey somehow managed to tell a compelling story with great characters within a short six episodes. Every single scene moved the story forward. Exposition scenes were well done and did not overstay their welcome. Character introductions and motivations were precise. You're quickly told who everyone is and what they're here to do and the story starts running and never stops.

The actors themselves did a terrific job. Especially Jeon Sonee as the lead. Her mannerisms and the inflection in her voice switched between two roles brilliantly. You quickly get attached to her character and want to see her be in her better place and show rewards you (breaks your heart too) for that. And it's not just lead who develops but the side characters as well. Particularly Koo Kyohwan and Lee Junghyun's characters.

I don't see this show as a horror but it definitely delivers on the action, sci-fi front. As to be expected with such a great director. The action is fast paced and well shot. The brief worldbuilding that we get is enough to get you invested in this changing world. The music was nothing special but definitely fit the atmosphere.

You definitely need no knowledge of the original manga or anime adaptation to watch this. It's a splendid story on its own. But it does excite them with that ending scene in the finale.

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Completed
Wait_IsItNot
15 people found this review helpful
12 days ago
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 3
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

A philosophical overlay on the original work. Good enough.

Parasyte is based on the story of a new life form whose cause of origin is not known. They have been programmed to take over human brain, physically and symbolically.

Story starts with a parasyte taking over SooIn's brain. Because of some exigent circumstances the normal procedure of taking over can't be performed. Hence, the dual personality of parasyte and SooIn have to work together. Jeon So Nee really shines in this role. SooIn's role might have been weakly delivered but she played an excellent parasyte.

ML's lead is kind of supporting role. Nothing to write about.

Any discussion on this would be incomplete without comparing it to the original work. Instead of focusing on journey of protagonist (like it was in the original), this drama focuses on the face-off between human organisation Grey and parasytes.
Since, the original work had a different intended audience, mostly younger audience, they couldn't explore the philosophical aspects of existence. This one does.

Rather than simply existing humans strive to find connections with fellow humans and that is their driving force for existence.

PS: I gave additional +0.5 because of last 10-15 minutes of last episode.

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  • Drama: Parasyte: The Grey
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Apr 5, 2024
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Netflix
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 4,939 users)
  • Ranked: #691
  • Popularity: #1431
  • Watchers: 11,047

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