An Incredibly Entertaining Korean Science Fiction Series on Netflix: ‘Parasyte: The Grey’ (2024)

Parasyte: The Grey is a new Korean science fiction series created by Yeon Sang-ho and starring Jeon So-nee, Koo Kyo-hwan and Lee Jung-hyun.

If you are a fan of both science fiction and comic books, “Parasyte: The Grey” is a perfect blend that ticks all the boxes: thrilling action, a futuristically absurd storyline, and heaps of entertainment.

This series knows how strikingly unique its concept is and capitalizes on that uniqueness, constantly offering impactful scenes.

Moreover, it boasts high-quality cinematography and this paradoxically Hollywood-style action that now seems more characteristic of the Korean industry while Hollywood seems to have forgotten it.


A parasite has invaded Earth, turning some humans into monsters.

A girl, who manages to keep her mind in control, becomes a crucial player in a game where the parasites have organized themselves and a special unit tries to hunt them down and study them to end the threat.

About the series

This is an extremely fun series where, interestingly, the girl communicates with her own parasite, which only takes control of her body for about fifteen minutes each day. They protect each other and try to survive in this dystopia of monsters that the Korean industry seems to excel in.

“Parasyte: The Grey” is rapid-paced and brimming with action sequences, just as fans desire. It’s a series that understands its strength lies not in philosophical dialogues but diverts to emphasize what’s important, without forgetting an intriguing story that develops through well-defined and distinct characters.

It is a well-narrated, excellently directed series that has one thing clear from the start: we are here to watch a monster series and we are here to be awed by the sequences. It executes this perfectly, ensuring all narrative elements converge and everything is directed towards entertainment.

Modern and reminiscent of a video game, the series also skillfully imbues a cinematic storyline into this powerful ‘gaming’ pace.

It knows its audience and why they’re here: stay clear if you’re in for romantic comedies.

It’s a series with dark, almost tenebrous tones, extreme characters, situations are all pushed to the brink.

Our opinion

If Japan was at the forefront of entertainment in the 90s, it seems the Korean industry has taken the baton in this century, delivering excellent productions filled with action, exhilarating, and above all, highly entertaining.

“Parasyte: The Grey” is a prime example of how this industry is currently leading the entertainment industry.

Where to Watch “Parasyte: The Grey”


The Cast

Parasyte: The Grey
Parasyte: The Grey (2024)

Jeon So-nee is a South Korean actress. She was born on September 25, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea. Jeon made her acting debut in 2016 with the film “The Truth Beneath” and gained recognition for her role in the hit drama series “Mother” in 2018. Since then, she has starred in various films and dramas, including “He Is Psychometric” and “When My Love Blooms”.

Parasyte: The Grey
Parasyte: The Grey (2024)

Koo Kyo-hwan is a South Korean actor who rose to fame with his breakout role in the film “1987: When the Day Comes” in 2017. He was born on April 12, 1982 and made his acting debut in 2006. He has since appeared in various films and dramas such as “The Merciless”, “Misaeng: Incomplete Life”, and “Idol”. Koo Kyo-hwan is known for his versatile acting skills and has won several awards for his performances.

Parasyte: The Grey
Parasyte: The Grey (2024)

Lee Jung-hyun is a South Korean singer, actress, and model. She debuted as a singer in 1999 with her first album “Let Me Dance” and has since released numerous hit songs. As an actress, she has appeared in various films and TV dramas, gaining recognition for her versatile acting skills. Her notable works include the film “The Battleship Island” and the TV drama “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.” She continues to be an influential figure in the Korean entertainment industry.

Alice Lange
Alice Lange
Alice Lange is passionate about music. She has been part of several groups in the production side and has now decided to bring her experience to the field of journalism. She also reviews movies and television and participates in various events.
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  1. It would be great to mention the Japanese manga, anime, and movies “Parasyte” to honor the author of the original story 🙂 And to readers of this article know what to look for after watching this series.


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