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Recommendation: The Uncanny Counter

Our trip today is something peculiar but not that much, The Uncanny Counter and I, Sel, will take you today through a fun demon hunt, those who seek imortality on earth and get supernatural powers that will take them to a long, but not failed, hunt.

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The Uncanny Counter is a South Korean fantasy, mystery and thriller series, starred by:

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  • Jo Byung-gyu,
  • Yoo Jun-sang, 
  • Kim Se-jeong (Known as singer on groups IOI and Gugudan) 
  • Yum Hye-ran.

It’s based on the South Korean Daum webtoon “Amazing Rumor”, by Jang Yi.

It’s directed by Yoo Sung-dong with the Netflix production on 2020.

The drama tells the story of evil stpirits on post life that come to earth seeking imortality, evil and power, byt, with the existence of demon hunters called “The Hunters” they don’t stay for long and go back to where they should be.

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The drama was released on OCN on November 28, 2020 and went live every saturday and sunday at 22h30 (KST) and on the same days it was available on the platform.

The first episode of the series had an avarage view of 2.7% nationally and 3.2% on the region of Seoul, getting to 4.1% audience. The second episode registered an average of 4.35%, which is an uncommon growth on national average compared to the first episode.

The drama is available on Netflix for those who want to watch it.

Trailer

About the Uncanny Counter:

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It’s based on a webtoon of the same name that tells the story of a group of demon hunters. “The Hunters”, that serve Yung – which would be “heaven” – bring with them a history of near death in their lives. The hunters were already in a coma and it’s exactly like that the spirit working for Yung – the frontier of life after death and the world of the living – possess them giving the chance to give them perfectly healthy bodies along with supernatural abilities.

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We have three hunters at the start: Ga Mo-tak ( Yoo Jun-sang ), Do Ha-na ( Kim Se-jeong ) and Choo Mae-ok ( Yeom Hye-ran ) – who present themselves as workers at Eonni’s Noodles, a noodle restaurant that serves as their hideout.

One day, the fourth Counter Jang Cheol-joong (Sung Ji-ru) is killed in a battle against a strong Level 3 spirit, the highest level they had ever seen.

While his spirit is consumed by his killer, his partner Yung Wi-gen (Moon Sook) escapes and fights to find another human in coma to possess. Strangely, she is quickly attracted by the highschool student So Mun (Jo Byung-gyu) who, in spite of having a limp, is perfectly healthy and alive, something that was never possible before. As Wi-gen possesses him, Mun starts to notice weird changes all over his body, starting for a strange strength coming from him and his straight hair that becomes curly, apart from seeing Wi-gen on his dreams.

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It doesn’t take long for Mun to find his answers at Eonni’s Noodles and when he becomes the substitute to the late Cheol-joong, he finds himself on a journey of battle against bloodthirsty demons, which will make him reconnect with his past, discovering the horrible truth behind his parent’s deaths and a development project in Jungjin.

The season is based on many happennings, but the main ones are with the same person, the mayor of the fictional city of Jungjin and future candidate to presidency, along with his followers.

The Uncanny Counter Production

Development:

In January 25, 2021, the series was officially renewed for a second season. Through OCN and tvN, an special transmission titled The Uncanny Return (경이로운 귀환) was scheduled for February 7, 2022.

The special transmission is starred by Jo Byung-gyu , Yoo Jun-sang , Kim Se-jeong , Yeom Hye-ran , Ahn Suk-hwan , Choi Kwang-il, Ok Ja-yeon, Lee Hong-nae and Jung Won- chang. 

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The drama totally grabs your attention, not only for the plot or the supernatural world, but also the actors and their excellent performances.

Each of the characters has their peculiarities and knows how to be different, making you increasingly curious. I was very happy to know a season 2 will get to our hands after 16 intense episodes, because to be honest, I’m missing this drama a lot.

Anyway, today’s recommendation was something very short and without spoilers – because I definitely wouldn’t be the person to spoil your incredible experience watching this incredible drama.

The Sisterhood of the Moon is super excited with this second season, I don’t know how, but I feel it won’t be a disappointment, it’ll be a success, just like the first season. And you, what do you think? Are you eager for a second season? Or are you eager to watch the first one? Don’t forget to tell us what you thought!

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It’s Lay time!!! I am Laysa, known better in this space as Selene. Born in the countryside of São Paulo and raised in many places. Aquarius child – yes, deal with it! – lover of everything connected to general culture, history, languages, books, random playlists, writing and photography. Also, I should make it clear: Film/Cinematography is my passion.