Welcome to Eden is the latest Netflix show you need to add to your watchlist

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16 May 2022, 08:43

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If you like Squid Game, Welcome to Eden is the latest dystopian thriller that will have you hooked in no time.

Just in case you haven’t already binged it, the series follows a group of young people who find themselves stranded on an unknown island in the Canaries for an exclusive underground festival.

In true Squid Game style, those on the list for the party receive a mysterious text message that simply reads: “I can make you happy”.

Our main protagonist, Zoa (Amai Abeasturi), gets her invite at the same time she learns that her mother is out of prison and she is faced with the choice of caring for her teenage sister in Barcelona or to go and party with some of the world’s biggest celebrities.

As you can image, she makes her decision pretty easily but when she ends up stranded ashore with four other party goers things start to take a turn.

The group are taken in by Astrid, the leader of an eco-commune on the island, who promises to care for them until the next boat arrives.

But, as usually, things are not what they seem.

The story is very similar to that of Danny Boyle’s 2000 film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and is joining the list of cultish remote community dystopian stories that are coming to the forefront this year with the likes of Don’t Worry Darling.

The series landed on Netflix on 6 May and has already made it into the top ten in the US charts.

If you needed any other reason to binge it, those who have already seen the series have taken to Twitter to share their reviews.

One person wrote: “Welcome to Eden is the best thing I’ve watched on Netflix.”

Another said: “Do yourself a favor and watch Welcome to Eden on Netflix.”

A third tweeted: “Welcome to Eden is probably one of the best series I’ve ever seen.”

Creators of the show have said they based the story on the failed event Fyre Festival, a fraudulent luxury music festival in 2017 that was promoted by some of the biggest influencers on social media, including Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid.

After some pretty big issues surrounding accommodation, security and food services that lead to a lot of ticket holders getting stranded, the festival got cancelled.

Welcome to Eden is now available on Netflix and you can watch the trailer here.