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Chicken Nugget on Netflix: Bizarre Korean comedy drama about a man desperately trying to save his daughter who turned into a meat treat debuts today

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Netflix might have released its most bizarre series to date today, the Korean comedy Chicken Nugget (pictured)

Netflix might have created its most peculiar comedy series yet, Chicken Nugget.

Questioning what to do if your partner turned into a lump of chicken sounds more like an internet meme than a Netflix series with an esteemed director.

But that’s the plot of the 10-part series created by famous South Korean film director Lee Byeong-heon.

Released today, the show starts with a woman stepping into a strange machine that turns her into a lump of chicken. Viewers then follow her father and admire as they embark on a quest to bring her back.

Despite sounding like a uniquely original plot, the K-drama took inspiration from an online comic series of the same name – Chicken Nugget – by Park Ji-dok.

Starring a number of celebrities, including model and actress Jung Ho-yeon, who also appeared in Squid Game, the show has caused a storm online, with fans eager to start the series today despite feelings of confusion about the plot.

Netflix might have released its most bizarre series to date today, the Korean comedy Chicken Nugget (pictured)

Netflix might have released its most bizarre series to date today, the Korean comedy Chicken Nugget (pictured)

When Choi Min-ah (played by Kim Yoo-jung) visits her father (played by Ryu Seung-ryong) at his workplace, she stumbles across a bizarre machine and, curious for answers, steps inside.

But then the unexpected happens – it turns her into a golden, crispy lump of chicken.

Aware of Choi Min-ah’s transformation, her admirer Baek-joong (played by Ahn Jae-hong) and father, Ko Baek-joong, fight to bring her back, pushing them into a crazy adventure.

The couple know it’s up to them to bring her back. They start by tracking down the person who delivered the machine, who leads them to a scientist.

The trail quickly becomes arduous, filled with tireless nights longing for Choi Min-ah’s return to human form.

It gets even more twisted when the pair must consider complex questions, including what would happen if someone ate Choi Min-ah—especially since the nugget looks delicious.

Despite sounding absurd and somewhat traumatic, the comedy series maintains a light-hearted approach that recognizes its far-fetched premise and provides comic relief to the audience throughout.

And those familiar with South Korean stars will recognize quite a few faces, including Jung Ho-yeon, best known for her role as Kang-saw in Squid Game, and Korean pop singer Jinyoung.

The series follows Choi Sun-man, left, and Ko Baek-joong, right, as they try to bring back Choi Min-ah

The series follows Choi Sun-man, left, and Ko Baek-joong, right, as they try to bring back Choi Min-ah

The series follows Choi Sun-man, left, and Ko Baek-joong, right, as they try to bring back Choi Min-ah

It was a peculiar purple machine that turned Choi Sun-man into a crispy golden lump of chicken

It was a peculiar purple machine that turned Choi Sun-man into a crispy golden lump of chicken

It was a peculiar purple machine that turned Choi Sun-man into a crispy golden lump of chicken

Ryu Seung-ryong, pictured right, Ahn Jae-hong, pictured left, Kim You-jung, pictured center, star in the new show

Ryu Seung-ryong, pictured right, Ahn Jae-hong, pictured left, Kim You-jung, pictured center, star in the new show

Ryu Seung-ryong, pictured right, Ahn Jae-hong, pictured left, Kim You-jung, pictured center, star in the new show

The series announcement quickly caused a storm on social media, with fans confused and equally excited about its premise. One said: ‘So rubbish #ChickenNugget.

‘I just saw an ad on Netflix for a TV show about. Woman who becomes a chicken nugget. I’m really confused,’ said another.

A third wrote: ‘This is so absurd I might actually see it.’

A fourth added: ‘Kim Yoo Jung, Jung Hoyeon and Jinyoung special appearances in Chicken Nugget Netflix series!

Although they are just cameos, their roles are important and made a big impact on the series’ story. #Chickennuggets.’

Amused, a sixth asked, ‘Who had the creative mind to write this script?’

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Social media users took to X to share their thoughts on the new Netflix show, and many were excited

Social media users took to X to share their thoughts on the new Netflix show, and many were excited

Social media users took to X to share their thoughts on the new Netflix show, and many were excited

It comes after Vince Staples debuted his eponymous TV show on Netflix, and viewers are so impressed that they’ve binged the entire season in just a few days.

For Norf, the Norf rapper, 30, his first lead series may be long overdue after his stint as charming playboy Maurice on the Emmy-winning comedy Abbott Elementary.

And now, the Compton native has written, produced and starred in the satirical series that mimics the rapper’s life — including wild but often grimly realistic tales of racism, gun violence, riches and, of course, romance — though a disclaimer warns that it’s ‘a work of fiction’.

The Vince Staples Show struck gold on Rotten Tomatoes, earning a rare 100 percent score, in addition to a staggering 89 percent audience score.

The show is also a hit with viewers, who have taken to X, formerly Twitter, to reveal they are ‘dying laughing’ and need season two ‘now’.

Set in 2023, the dramedy — which debuted exclusively on Netflix on February 15 — features five crazy tales, perhaps the most memorable and thought-provoking of which is a botched bank heist.

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