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Un groupe de survivants doit se battre pour leur survie contre des mutants créés lorsque des humains respirent une mystérieuse fumée noire d'un gouffre.⠀ Cr. DramasiaWorld Modifier la traduction

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  • Pays: South Korea
  • Catégorie: Drama
  • Épisodes: 12
  • Diffusé: avril 30, 2021 - juin 5, 2021
  • Diffusé Sur: Vendredi, Samedi
  • Station de diffusion initiale: OCN tvN
  • Durée: 60 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 4,076 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #4776
  • Popularité: #1234
  • Classification du contenu: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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7 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
juin 19, 2021
12 épisodes vus sur 12
Complété 0
Globalement 6.0
Histoire 6.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musique 6.0
Degrés de Re-visionnage 1.0
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Bienvenue dans un monde postapocalyptique =D !

Il faut savoir que j’ai commencé ce drama sur un coup de tête car j’ai du mal à trouver une histoire qui me plaise en ce moment ^^. J’ai donc regardé un trailer & me suis dit pourquoi pas.

Dès le début de l’histoire, j’ai vu des similitudes avec le drama & Webtoon « Sweet Home » de par son histoire mais également de par ses points clés.

Maintenant que ceci est dit, parlons un peu de « Dark Hole » :
• Nous nous retrouvons dans un univers « postapocalyptique » avec un « être mystérieux » qui contamine les êtres humains en leur montrant leur plus grande peur… Ou en leur proposant ce qu’ils désirent le plus. (Certains ont plus de chance que d’autres x’D)
• Un être humain d’exception : Nous avons comme pour son homologue une personne qui résiste à la contamination et qui fait tout pour protéger le plus de personnes… (Un peu cliché en soit, non ? Le syndrome du héros est sans doute un peu forcé ^^’)
• On nous montre la face la moins reluisante de l’être humain… Le conditionnement lié à la peur est sans doute le plus dangereux… Il occasionne une perte de logique & rends les personnes dépendantes d’autres… Cela nous fait donc rentrer dans un modèle similaire à celui de la dictature… L’être humain finit par obéir sans se poser de questions même si cela occasionne des actions plus horribles les unes que les autres…
• De la destructions & des morts à gogos…

L’histoire se finit en me laissant perplexe… Comment dire… Oui, le « Monstre ou être mystérieux » est anéanti mais nous ne savons rien de lui. Pourquoi est-il apparu ? D’où vient-il ? Quel est son but ? (Oui, car on voit bien qu’il veut le corps de l’héroïne mais pourquoi faire ?) On nous laisse trop de questions sans réponses, ce qui fait qu’on ne peut pas réellement savourer ce drama à sa juste valeur ^^.

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juin 6, 2021
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Acting/Cast 9.0
Musique 7.5
Degrés de Re-visionnage 6.5

A different kind of pandemic

Much like how we’re all wearing our face masks to curb covid-infections these days, the folks in Dark Hole are doing the same but for a different outbreak - the kind that turns human beings into mindless zombies/ monsters/ mutants, though with varying effects for each person. So what makes this drama different from other similar stories and should you really be watching it? Let’s find out...

What is it about?

On the surface, it’s another zombie/ monster apocalypse story that draws parallels with the likes of Kingdom, Sweet Home, Rampant, Train to Busan, and even Joseon Exorcist. I haven’t seen #Alive and Peninsula but based on the synopsis and trailers, they appear to share a very similar premise).

But where Dark Hole differs from the rest lie in 3 aspects:
- The original source of the infection is extra-terrestrial
- The method of transmission is via a rather ominous black smoke (as well as bites/ scratches, apparently)
- The intended purpose of all this, which I won’t spoil here (to be honest, I’m not completely sure myself)

It’s an inventive spin on a well-loved and long-established genre. South Koreans sure love their zombies.

The Plot

Far-fetched with seemingly endless sub-plots and countless characters. As far as apocalypse stories are concerned, this one infuses far more elements than I’ve noticed in other dramas. It’s set in modern-day South Korea in the small town of Muji. The scope of the story covers the entire town and in addition to the overarching mystery, we have mini character arcs, of which there are plenty. The notable action takes place at 5 main locations - the forest where the titular chasm lies, the local high school, the hypermarket, the municipal hospital, and one more which I won’t reveal to keep the suspense alive.

Speaking of story arcs, we have plotlines relating to a female police detective with a tragic past who is in pursuit of a serial killer who caused said tragedy; a “disgraced” former police constable with a sad family tragedy of his own which inadvertently resulted in his expulsion from the police force; a scorned female shaman who rediscovers her spiritual powers including the gift of precognition; a high school senior who is a victim of conspiratorial cover up pertaining to her father’s fatal accident, in addition to being bullied by her schoolmates led by a high school dropout who constantly harasses her. It doesn’t end there. Many more secondary characters with their respective mini arcs are featured throughout. The one thing most of them have in common, is their respective tragic backstories.

This drama is certainly not uneventful - the many characters and side stories make sure of that. The screenwriter is trying to interweave all these stories into the main plot but I think somewhere along the way, the overarching story very nearly got completely overshadowed. After a rather promising start with much potential, I found myself getting a little restless around the halfway mark. Having introduced the new characters into the story, their side stories eventually fizzle out without the slightest connotation of how they are connected to the situation at present.

For the most part, the script and characters are adequately written, with the main issue being that too many elements are included. Even for a 12-episode drama, it does feel a little dragged out with too many unnecessary sub-plots and characters. 8 to 10 episodes would have sufficed and probably 3 or 4 characters and their story arcs should have been left out. In the end they amounted to nothing anyway and I found myself hard-pressed to develop much, if any, emotional attachments to.

The Production

Dark Hole is an OCN production and billed as the fifth entry to its Dramatic Cinema Project, which is an initiative by the broadcast network to showcase the essence of well-made genres via productions that combine the format of movies and dramas. I think what this basically means is dramas that are the crème de la crème of OCN productions. I’m not exactly sure if this drama is deserving of that billing but for context, the first four entries to this project are Trap, Hell is Other People, Team Bulldog and Search.

The first ever drama directed by Kim Bong Joo, the screenplay is written by Jung Yi Do. Those familiar with his works would be aware that highly rated dramas Save Me and Strangers from Hell were written by him.

In general this is a decent production with regards to the technical aspects. The down-to-earth action sequences appear realistic while the use of visual effects in particular for “that thing” is appropriately utilized. The production design and use of multiple filming locations are seemingly well rendered. However, there isn’t much of a soundtrack or musical score of note to write home about. The stock music and sound effects used are serviceable for their intended purposes.

The Acting

One of the main reasons I watched Dark Hole, aside from the fact that I love this genre and to ease my bitter disappointment from seeing Joseon Exorcist being cancelled, is Kim Ok Bin. It’s my first time seeing her drama in its entirety. Having caught glimpses of her in The Villainess and other productions, I’m aware of her reputation and credentials as well as recognition of her previous efforts for which she has received a great many acting honours. For this drama, being the FL Detective Lee Hwa Sun of the Seoul Regional Investigation Unit, I have absolutely no complaints with her performance. Understated, nuanced, and charismatic, she is good value for her portrayal and I’m a new fan.

Lee Joon Hyuk is an interesting choice for the role of ML Yoo Tae Han, although at times his character feels more like a supporting role than the lead. I’m more used to seeing him in suits after Stranger 1 and 2, but he was convincing as a decorated soldier in Designated Survivor as well. He gives a satisfactory portrayal of his role here, where he does carry the persona of a likeable character who would be great in a leadership role during times of crisis.

The rest of the cast, including the child actors, give a decent account of themselves. Special mention goes to Oh Yu Jin who plays the schoolgirl Han Dong Rim. My first time seeing this 21 year-old actress, I thought she did a remarkable job in projecting the chilling aura of mystery and eeriness surrounding her troubled and complicated character, which is one of the few in the show that I truly relished.


In my humble opinion, Dark Hole is not the best in the genre. But if you’re a fan of zombie apocalypse stories or any of the cast or even an OCN follower, this drama might appeal to you despite its flaws. It doesn’t end in a cliffhanger and I doubt there would be a sequel or continuation to the story, therefore providing viewers with a closure where everything is neatly wrapped up.

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  • Drama: Dark Hole
  • Pays: Corée du Sud
  • Épisodes: 12
  • Diffusé: avril 30, 2021 - juin 5, 2021
  • Diffusé On: Vendredi, Samedi
  • Station de diffusion initiale: OCN, tvN
  • Durée: 60 min.
  • Classification du contenu: 15+ - Adolescents de 15 ans ou plus


  • Score: 7.6 (marqué par 4,076 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #4776
  • Popularité: #1234
  • Téléspectateurs: 13,363

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