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What is “Panic” and why it reminds you of “The Hunger Games”

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“Panic” is a teen adventure drama, released on Amazon Prime Video in May 2021. This miniseries has gathered a lot of attention amidst all the mixed reviews. Though very intriguing, one cannot help but feel a sense of familiarity.

This latest 2021 drama series shares a lot of similarities with the 2012-2015 dystopian adventure trilogy, The Hunger Games. To begin with, both series has a strong female protagonist, afraid but ready to do anything to protect the people they love. We see Panic through the eyes of Heather Nill. She draws many strong character traits from Katniss Everdeen of THG.

Panic is set in Carp, a fictional town in Texas where every year, for the reward of $50,000, the high school graduates participate in a series of extremely dangerous challenges under the name of “Panic”. Participation is completely voluntary, as it is an illegal competition and the police department is seen trying to figure out the mastermind behind it, which is kept a mystery. While THG is all about survival of the fittest, Panic is more about surviving one’s demons to win. Though it may seem like just a few risky tasks, Panic is so much more than that. Terror and Death loom over all the challenges.
Both the series share the similarity that they are about overcoming fear and being strong even when standing face to face with death.

With dark overtones and elements of mystery, romance and a whole lot of thrilling moments, Panic can remind you of THG even while being very different from it.
While we can see the similarities in the domestic lives of the protagonists, the rival romance, the best friend romance and even in the fact that both Heather Nill and Katniss Everdeen entered the game to protect their little sisters, Panic and THG are set in two different worlds, both belonging to the same Universe.

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  1. Rishika Hari

    August 11, 2021 at 12:15 pm


  2. Kirankumar

    August 11, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    That was an interesting comparison between the two movies, bringing out the similar characteristics of both.

    • Abhiram

      August 11, 2021 at 8:02 pm


  3. Shabeeb

    August 11, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Fascinating ❤️

  4. Muhammed Favas

    August 11, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    That was a brilliant comparison and even I noticed the mentioned similarities between both the series.
    Was hooked on Panic within the first 10 minutes of the first episode, as it felt like a more real life version of the THG.

  5. Aiswarya

    August 11, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Interesting comparison❤

  6. Arsha

    August 11, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Loved Panicccc

    • Shihab

      August 11, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      Good comparison , agreed with yours 💯

  7. Ajmal Jaseem

    August 11, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Totally agree with this article.
    Panic gave me total THG feels. So good!

    • Anonymous

      August 11, 2021 at 4:31 pm


  8. SP36904

    August 11, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Umm..Panic is kinda meh compared to THG but i do see the resemblance. Panic is like an inexpensive rip off of THG.

  9. Malika

    August 11, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Wow. I totally loved the hunger games. I don’t remember the number of times I’ve rewatched them. I’ve never seen panic before. But this intriguing comparison and similitude make me want to watch it!

  10. Sidharth

    August 11, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Fantastic writting. Keep up the good work. 💯❤️

  11. Natasha

    August 11, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    came across this article right when I wanted to write a comparison essay as part of my course work. Thanks a tonne.

  12. Nanda

    August 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Interesting!! ❤️✨✨

  13. Abhijith

    August 11, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Interesting work ! Great comparison 👍👍

    • Devaj

      August 11, 2021 at 3:34 pm

      Nice ❤️

  14. Vishnu

    August 11, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Good work bruh

  15. Dani Ahmmed

    August 11, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Panic was always on my watchlist since the day it was announced and i was eager to watch it but due to the lack of time i couldn’t watch it. Reading this comparison made me even more excited about it tbh. Love this.❤️

  16. Sandra

    August 11, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Nice Comparison ❤

  17. Adithian

    August 11, 2021 at 3:56 pm


  18. Aisha

    August 11, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Whatta lovely view !

  19. Fayas

    August 11, 2021 at 5:54 pm


  20. aman aslam

    August 11, 2021 at 6:06 pm


  21. Bilal rasheed

    August 11, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    nicely observed and written. Kudos to the writer !

  22. Vaishakh

    August 11, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Good work anju

  23. Abhishek C Babu

    August 11, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Now that’s a fascinating piece of work❤

  24. Subhan

    August 11, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Always been a huge THG fan. I watched Panic without expecting a lot, but it really did surprise me.
    When the series quoted Roosevelt’s “Nothing to fear but fear itself”, it struck right it the feels. It’s beautifully made and when Ray talks about all of them being “trash”, that was such an intense scene.
    Loved everything about the series.


    August 12, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Interesting ♥️

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