Squid Game, the nine-episode Korean thriller has become a global phenomena, it is now an unstoppable entertainment content worldwide and on the internet. The super successful Netflix South Korean series “Squid Game” shot to fame ever since it premiered on September 17.
The horror series Squid Game has turned to become the first Korean drama to reach the top spot on Netflix in the United States. It could become its most popular show yet globally, the company’s Co-Chief Executive Ted Sarandos said on Monday.
Squid Game is now a global phenomena
The playground on the Squid Game – where players stop and go at a tagger’s command is one of six kids games with fatal consequences depicted in the gory thriller named after a South Korean variation of tag played in the 1970s and 80s using a board drawn in the dirt. In the “Red Light, Green Light” episode, the show’s first, players are shot for failing to stand still at the red light call.
The Squid Game is the last one the 456 cash-strapped contestants on the show, ranging from a North Korean defector to a fund manager charged with embezzlement, must compete in for a prize of 45.6 billion won ($38.66 million).
South Korea, Asia’s fourth-largest economy, has established itself as a global entertainment hub with its vibrant pop-culture, including the seven-member boy band BTS and movies such as Oscar winners “Parasite,” a satire about class and society, and “Minari,” about a Korean immigrant family in the United States.
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The fame of “Squid Game” has transferred to the so-called metaverse, or digital world where people move and communicate in virtual environments.
What you need to know about Netflix ‘Squid Game’?
“Squid Game” is a mash-up of “Hunger Games” and “Kill Bill.”
If you recall when we were kids playing games, the consequence to losing was dying? Well, take that idea, but make that fictional outcome a reality for adults.
“Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games,” the description on Netflix reads. “Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.”
456 people, all who have financial struggles, are invited to participate in a mysterious survival competition to risk their lives to win the ₩45.6 billion prize ($38.5 million USD). Among the shows stars are Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, HoYeon Jung, Heo Sung-tae, Kim Joo-ryoung, Anupam Tripathi and Lee Yoo-mi.
The two-minute-long trailer of the Squid Game show gives viewers a sneak peek as to what they can expect from the series, including the lethal twists given to some of the childhood games as well as tense moments between contestants determined to win the prize money to settle their financial struggles.
“Squid Game” isn’t for those who have a weak stomach. The trailer gives just a small taste of some of the gore and violence that occurs throughout the series as the competition is underway. But that is nothing compared to what actually takes place in the series. So if you’re squeamish at the sight of blood, we suggest stay far away.