As per FlixPatrol’s latest rankings on February 12th, the Netflix show ‘A Killer Paradox’ amassed 354 points on February 11th, clinching the 4th position among Netflix TV series.
In addition, ‘A Killer Paradox’ claimed the top spot in 11 countries globally, including South Korea, Bangladesh, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The series, adapted from the webtoon by writer Kkomabi, revolves around an average man who unwittingly becomes a serial killer and the detective determined to catch him. Directed by Lee Chang-hee, renowned for his work on ‘Strangers from Hell’ and ‘The Vanished Night.’
Critics laud ‘A Killer Paradox’ for crafting a distinctive K-thriller, showcasing original world-building, compelling characters, and the allure of comic imagination. Its meticulous attention to detail and unique perspective fill the narrative gaps, earning acclaim from viewers.
Choi Woo Sik embodies Lee Tang, a college student who develops the ability to detect evil following an inadvertent murder. Son Suk Goo portrays Detective Jangnam, renowned for his exceptional intuition and instinct. Lee Hee-jun takes on the enigmatic role of Songchon, the relentless pursuer of Lee Tang and Jangnam, contributing to a powerful synergy of performances.
‘A Killer Paradox’ delves into a profound ethical question, posing, “Is this right?” The series explores the moral dilemma faced by a character who identifies and eliminates “criminals deserving of death,” juxtaposed with the relentless pursuit by another character. This thought-provoking narrative offers ample food for contemplation.
Nevertheless, viewers anticipating the gratification of a dark hero archetype might find themselves disappointed. ‘A Killer Paradox’ offers differing perspectives on the portrayal of crime and murder, leading to varied opinions among audiences.