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Goodbye Earth Review: Netflix’s Latest Korean Drama is a Visually Striking Masterpiece

Goodbye Earth

Gone are the days when one hears the term “Korean Drama” or “K-Drama” and immediately associates it with cheesy romance stories with overdramatized plots. Now, Korean dramas have expanded in ways like never before, especially those that make their way onto Netflix. The most recent Korean series on the streaming platform, Goodbye Earth, is yet another title added to the endless and impressive roster.

There’s plenty to look forward to when it comes to Goodbye Earth, and we aren’t just talking about the fact that this series lasts for 12 episodes, which is almost twice as much as most Netflix originals that end in a mere 6-8 episode watch and have everyone waiting for another season.

Goodbye Earth delivered and delivered extremely well, and we will break it down in this review, so you can decide whether or not it deserves a place on your watchlist.

Emotional, Rivetting, and Visually Appealing

Netflix‘s latest series, Goodbye Earth, is based on Kōtarō Isaka’s book, The Fool At the End of the World, and falls under the genres of dystopian sci-fi and drama. Of late, there have been more than many titles that showcase the end of the world, and it might be a popular theme considering the state of the world at the given moment, especially with the slow depletion of the planet.

In addition to that, themes like these also make the viewers self-reflect on their own lives, goals, and dreams, and whether or not they have accomplished everything they wanted to.

Emotional, Rivetting, and Visually Appealing
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So while series’ like Goodbye Earth come with some guarantee of success in terms of viewership, there’s still a lot to accomplish, which can only be done by the plot, cast (Ahn Eun-jin, Kim Yoon-hye, Seo Ye-hwa), and execution of the narrative.

Shockingly, or otherwise, Goodbye Earth checks all the boxes, and beautifully so. The premise of the series rests on the last 200 days on Earth before an asteroid hits the planet, one that will lead to the end of the world.

A predicted apocalypse of sorts gives the characters in the series plenty of room to do whatever they wish to do before doomsday, however, Goodbye Earth isn’t a bucket list being ticked off kind of series, but instead, explores a lot darker themes, from the first episode to the last.

While the entire narrative of Goodbye Earth is admirable, especially how it does complete justice to the literary source, the actual magic of the series lies completely and utterly in the visual storytelling, which will take your breath away.

So while you might enjoy the plot twists, the endless characters and their gripping stories, and much more throughout the series, you will find yourself sticking around for every frame of the series which is a treat to look at.

Goodbye Earth Review
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The execution of Goodbye Earth seems almost something on a scale as big as Christopher Nolan’s direction, and that isn’t even an exaggeration. Had Goodbye Earth been a movie, it would have been a box office hit like no other. Every element that made Goodbye Earth the series that it deserves all the appreciation, especially the last episode.

The final episode of any series is an important one, and you would expect a premise of doomsday to have a loud and action-packed ending, but that wasn’t the case with Goodbye Earth. Instead, it was calm, somber, beautiful, and we can say this utmost certainty that wouldn’t want to blink twice, let alone hit the pause button during the last episode, so make sure you are prepared!

Goodbye Earth
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We truly hope that after reading this review of Goodbye Earth, you have added the series to your watchlist, because with the weekend just around the corner, Netflix’s latest Korean series will make for the perfect watch!