“My Secret Terrius” (내 뒤에 테리우스) is taking the internet by storm again as viewers realised that show predicted the coronavirus pandemic with alarming accuracy back in 2018.
The synopsis for the Netflix k-drama series reads: “A secret agent who detaches himself from the world after a failed operation tries to unravel the mystery behind a neighbour’s death.”
They key scene which got fans from all over world talking comes in the 10th episode of the first season – 53 minutes in. It shows the deadly disease being mutated to be used as a weapon, with a doctor desperate to find a cure.
“The coronavirus attacks the respiratory system,” the doctor was quoted as saying. “What’s more serious is that the coronavirus has an incubation period of two to 14 days.” She then adds, “This virus was manipulated to attack the lungs directly within just five minutes of being exposed.”
Unlike real life, the virus in “My Secret Terrius” is being compared to SARS and has been “manipulated” to be made more contagious. It’s also remarked that the coronavirus “attacks the lungs directly within just five minutes of being exposed”.
A later scene shows a class of kids being taught on how to wash their hands in a proper manner in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus. When Netflix viewers got wind of the comparison, it didn’t take long before everyone was voicing out their shock on the accuracy.
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Source: Metro UK.