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Celebrity

Celebrity

A murder mystery wrapped in a catty influencer world

7.6

TV Show

South Korea
Korean
Drama, Mystery
2023
KIM CHEOL-KYU
Han Eu-ddeum, Jun Hyo-seong, Jung Yoo-min
45 min

TLDR

Commenting on social media with reality tv levels of drama just makes sense.

What it's about

A-ri (Park Gyu-young) is a young woman will do anything to become the next hottest star, but as she rises to fame, she begins to unravel the dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of the celebrity world.

The take

Glossy and intense, Celebrity strips away the glamour of influencer life by taking the allure of fame and weaving an entrancing mystery into it at the end of every episode. A-ri's climb to the top is paralleled by the secret of her supposed death and return, which she reveals through a live stream. With a large cast, the intrigue never fully wanes as these influencers grate the nerves while contributing to their own demise. The promise of learning about everyone's secrets and finally understanding how A-ri dies keeps you at the edge of your seat, even if the influencer angle feels cliche. 

What stands out

The calmer performances by Lee Chung-ah, Lee Dong-gun, and Kang Min-hyuk excellently contrast the catty drama of these social media influencers. With snide remarks and immature behavior abound, their cooler demeanors give reprieve while hinting at the possibility of their sinister behavior. While their true colors are still hidden, the anticipation is high.

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