Through the Darkness: South Korea’s MINDHUNTER

Through the Darkness just arrived on Netflix, so if you’re still in the mood for some true crime serial killer drama then this is a must watch

Sometimes it feels like there’s a team of South Korean Netflix researchers that are constantly looking to remake really big Netflix tv shows. It seemed that way with Through the Darkness but in fact, it’s based on a webtoon that was released in 2018.

Also called Those Who Read The Hearts of Evil, Through the Darkness can easily be compared the the fascinating psychological serial killer drama, Mindhunter.

We have a similar premise to Fincher’s Mindhunter.

The story of South Korea’s first criminal profiler and his new team who interview serial killers, and rapists to help stop future violent crimes and catch some very sick, active serial killers.

As well as the interviews with the prisoners, there’s a total of 5 active serial killers in the series.

I read the premise for this and knew right away that I’ll be hooked. I was right. This sort of bothered me (in a good way, I guess) because I LOVE TO BINGE A SERIES. The problem is: not only does South Korea release amazing content, but most of their seasons are also like 16 episodes long with each episode well over an hour. You definitely can’t argue that we’re getting our money’s worth. But fear not, Through the Darkness has only 12 episodes so the bed sores won’t be as bad after your binge.

I haven’t looked into Through the Darkness and how true it is to the first South Korean serial killer profiler, his interviews and cases. Yeah, it’s based on on a Webtoon but that webtoon was written by the profiler himself Kwon II-Yong. As well as Through the Darkness, he also features in the new Netflix documentary, The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in South Korea.

Through the Darkness is now available to stream on Netflix. We hope you enjoy it. As always, thanks for reading.


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