“Single’s Inferno” on Netflix, a Different Reality Show

The dating series' Single's Inferno has become the first South Korean reality show to make it onto Netflix's Top 10 TV Shows chart.

Still from the TV Show 'Singles Inferno'

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The Woman Post | Carolina Rodríguez Monclou

While South Korean television series and movies like "Squid Game" and "Parasite" have enjoyed global popularity throughout the last years, the recently-released dating show "Single's Inferno" is now one of the ten most-watched entertainment pieces on Netflix.

"Single's Inferno" has topped the Netflix charts in Asia, specifically Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore. The show stars 12 single men and women as they get to know each other on a deserted island. Couples who successfully pair up are sent to "Paradise," a luxurious hotel that will allow them to know their love interest better for one night.

The show's goal is to genuinely fall in love with someone without knowing what kind of life they have in their day-to-day life. Participants are not allowed to reveal their ages and occupations on the island, only at "Paradise." This aspect is pretty challenging in Korea, where traditionally, knowing people's age and professions is crucial before dating.

Although some people have referred to "Single's Inferno" as the Korean version of "Jersey Shore," the truth is that the show doesn't have adult scenes or inappropriate behavior. As in "Single's Inferno," participants take things calmly and date more naturally; most fans agree this approach is more realistic and refreshing. Indeed, some viewers think this is one of the reasons why the series is so popular.

Another aspect that can be surprising for international viewers is that besides the show's contestants, there is a group of celebrities watching "Single's Inferno" and making comments about every scene. The studio crew consists of actress and model Lee Da-hee, singer Cho Kyu-hyun, comedian Hong Jin-Kyung, and rapper Jung Han-hae. Neither of the stars participates in the dating show. They only watch it and make funny comments about the contestants.


On the other hand, the two most famous female contestants are Song Ji A and Kang So Yeon. Ji A is a 25-year-old beauty content creator, influencer, and YouTuber. The men on the show describe her as very beautiful, charming, and classy. She is so popular in the show that more than two men are decided to win her heart. There's also the athletic and mature So Yeon. She is a 34-year-old entrepreneur who owns a boxing gym. People describe her as a confident, mature, and strong woman. So Yeon also runs a YouTube channel where she shares fitness tips and shares vlogs of herself trying new sports.

Regarding the male contestants, Moon Se Hoon and Cha Hyun Seung left a strong impression on the viewers. Se Hoon runs a restaurant in Gangnam, one of the most luxurious and wealthiest districts in South Korea. As a result, he leads the other contestants when cooking most of their meals. Although at the beginning he wasn't popular with the girls, he is living proof that persistence is the key to success. Meanwhile, Cha Hyun Seung, a 31-year-old dancer for celebrities such as Sunmi, enjoys great popularity in the show as most of the girls seem interested in him. He will also be an unexpected addition to the romance drama.

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