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6 Korean TV shows to binge-watch after finishing 'Squid Game' on Netflix

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. 'Squid Game' is just one of many K-dramas on Netflix. Youngkyu Park "Squid Game" is now the most-watched original series on Netflix. The series is one of several Korean dramas, or K-dramas, that you can stream on the service. From zombie horror to action-packed thrillers, Netflix's lineup of K-dramas has something for everyone. Gift Card (small) Monthly Subscription (small) The explosive p...
Tags: Reviews, South Korea, TV, Entertainment, Kingdom, Trends, Tech, Features, Shows, Netflix, Korea, Streaming, Seoul, Luna, Tech Insider, Bridgerton

Netflix's 'Squid Game' is part of a surge in Korean entertainment '30 years in the making.' Here's what's next.

"Squid Game." Netflix "Squid Game," Netflix's biggest TV series, is part of a "K-wave" of popular South Korean content. Experts say the wave has been years in the making. They don't think it will slow down any time soon as competition among media companies heats up. Netflix's "Squid Game," a Korean-language series about hundreds of people who participate in deadly games for a cash prize, is the streaming giant's biggest TV series ever.The company said on Tuesday that it was...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, South Korea, Japan, TV, Media, Entertainment, China, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Seoul, Marvel Studios, KU, State University of New York

Among Us Gets PlayStation & Xbox Console Release Date

Among Us took the world by storm when the game became popular in 2020 after originally releasing in 2018. Now, players on a variety of the most popular consoles can dive into the fun. Developer Innersloth announced on Thursday that Among Us will land on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on December 14, 2021 for $4.99. MORE: The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes Review: A Rocky Horror Game, Strong Iraqi Setting The release date comes nearly a year after the gam...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Games, Japan, Movies, Xbox One, Sony, Nintendo, Playstation 4, North America, Dlc, ComingSoon, Video Game News, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Amy Liu

XO, Kitty: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before TV Spin-Off Greenlit at Netflix

Netflix has officially granted a series order to the upcoming To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before spin-off series titled XO, Kitty, which hails from creator and author Jenny Han. The announcement comes after eight months since the popular teen rom-com franchise had concluded its film trilogy with To All the Boys: Always and Forever. The project has been in development since last April. It is expected to turn the spotlight on the youngest Covey sister, portrayed by Anna Cathcart, who is set to repr...
Tags: South Korea, Comedy, TV, Movies, Drama, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, John Cho, Kitty, Dae, ComingSoon, Matt Kaplan, Spike Spiegel, Jenny Han, Rothchild

The 12 Best Characters In Squid Game Ranked

"Squid Game" is the latest Netflix show to take the world by storm. Genuinely ubiquitous, it's one of the most immersive and nail-biting shows of recent years. Originally dismissed by some as a copycat of "Battle Royale" or "The Hunger Games" (depending on the age of the person you speak to), "Squid Game" is an incisive, intelligent allegory for the impact of capitalism in South Korea. That's not a slight on "Battle Royale" (which is an incredible film, and relevant to the period in which it was...
Tags: South Korea, Television, Movies, Netflix, Kim, Busan, Ali, Ji, JUN, Jung, Lee Yoo, Gong Yoo, Byeong, Lee Jung, Hyung, Sang

How Squid Game Stays A Secret Despite So Many People Going Missing

Netflix's Korean survival drama Squid Game has captured the imagination of a global audience, but how exactly does the game stay a secret despite so many people going missing? The Netflix smash hit establishes that a group of wealthy individuals recruit competitors with massive debts to vie for Squid Game's 45.6 billion Won prize, and it follows 456 of these competitors as they engage in the titular games. The premise of the game - and the show - is that 455 participants will die during the gam...
Tags: South Korea, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, JUN

14 Movies Like Knives Out That You'll Want To Watch ASAP

"Knives Out" does a lot of things right. The film, directed by Rian Johnson and starring some of Hollywood's best (a trend that's continuing in its upcoming sequel), may feel unique in its blend of comedy, murder, and sly social commentary. But the comedy mystery is actually one of Hollywood's oldest genres, one that's rarely shy about slipping in a biting statement here and there. A comedy mystery can be sleek or slapstick, dumb or wise, or all of those things at once.Mystery comedies first pea...
Tags: South Korea, England, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Cary Grant, Tim Curry, Disney, Vincent Price, Park, Dame Maggie Smith, North Dakota, Wes Anderson, Chase, Broadway, Stephen Fry

Netflix reportedly spent $21 million on 'Squid Game,' its all-time biggest hit. Here's how that compares to other show budgets.

"Squid Game." Youngkyu Park Netflix reportedly spent $21.4 million on "Squid Game," its biggest hit series ever. It's a small sum compared to some of Netflix's other hits like "Stranger Things" and "The Crown." Streaming shows at other companies like Disney and Apple have movie-like budgets. The surge in streaming platforms in recent years has caused a content arms race, inflating costs as media companies try to lure subscribers with big-budget IP.But the biggest show in the world ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, South Korea, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Streaming, Hollywood Reporter, Disney Marvel, Lucas Shaw, Mimi Leder, Travis Clark, WandaVision

The 14 Greatest Thrillers Of The 21st Century

The thriller is one of the hardest genres to define, because thrillers cross over so much with other genres. From the erotic thriller, the psychological thriller, the cold war thriller, the detective thriller, and all the way through to the action thriller — and let's not forget to take a detour into the seedy underbelly of the neo-noir -- this really is the genre that has something for everyone. While the '80s and '90s were a heyday for erotic thrillers, the 21st century brought a fresh injecti...
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Squid Game' takes China by storm despite censors over violent content

  It is not available in China but Netflix's global sensation  Squid Game   has already built up a huge following in the country, with fans dodging strict internet controls to stream the show and snapping up merchandise such as its unique outfits. The dystopian South Korean thriller has become the most popular Netflix series launch ever, the streaming giant said Tuesday, but it is unlikely to pass China's censors because of its brutally violent content. Yet it is already a hit in ci...
Tags: South Korea, Entertainment, China, Tech, Netflix, Beijing, Shanghai, Yiwu, Taobao, Afp, Yang, Li, Jang, Peng Xiuyang

Squid Game Sets Netflix Record By Becoming Its Biggest Original Series

It has been nearly a month since Squid Game has taken the world by storm, and now Netflix has announced that the hit South Korean drama is now officially the streamer’s biggest original series launch of all time. The 9-episode survival thriller has been watched by 111 million accounts during its first 28 days, breaking a new Netflix record that surpasses Bridgerton‘s previews 82 million households record. The global phenomenon continues to gain recognition as it is still currently on the streame...
Tags: South Korea, TV, Movies, Drama, Action, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Hwang, Bridgerton, Hwang Dong Hyuk, Squid Game, Jung Ho yeon, Sony Squid Game, Lee Jung Jae Along, Joon Gonjiam

Unanswered Questions We Still Have After Watching Squid Game

"Squid Game" is the biggest Netflix fad since "Tiger King" -- or, maybe, ever --  but this harrowing nine-episode Korean drama is likely to hold a grasp on our imagination for a long time to come. "Squid Game" continues to haunt us with its blend of cheery children's game aesthetics and abrupt, brutal violence, all of it set against same the backdrop of poverty, debt, and social disinterest that made previous Korean blockbuster "Parasite" so powerful to global audiences.Our fascination with this...
Tags: South Korea, Television, Movies, Sharp, JUN, Gong Yoo, Hwang Dong Hyuk, Squid Game, Gi hun, Front Man, Hwang Jun, Hwang In ho, Jun Ho, Dong hyuk, Hot Potato Squid Game

Netflix’s Squid Game owes its popularity to anxieties of modern life

It’s the first South Korean drama to top the US TV charts and its core message is ‘can I ever repay this debt?’Squid Game, a Netflix series made in Korea by Hwang Dong-hyuk, was released on 17 September and within 10 days was the platform’s highest ranking show in 90 countries. It’s the first time a Korean drama has ever been at the top of the US charts; 95% of the viewers are outside Korea, capsizing the idea that the younger generation won’t read subtitles. I managed to kid myself the other da...
Tags: South Korea, Games, Television, Media, US, World news, Netflix, Culture, Asia Pacific, Television & radio, Korea, Game culture, Hwang Dong

The maker of the dalgona candies for 'Squid Game' was so swamped with customers that he didn't go home for a week

Players had to carve out shapes etched into the dalgona candies in "Squid Game." Netflix The candy seller who made dalgona for "Squid Game" saw a resurgence in customers after the show aired. In "Squid Game," debt-laden contestants competed in lethal children's games for a cash prize. In the show, players had to carve out designs etched into the candy and were shot if the candy cracked. The candy seller who made dalgona, a sugary toffee candy, for Netflix's "Squid Game" was so swam...
Tags: South Korea, TV, Television, News, Small Business, Entertainment, Trends, Debt, Netflix, Korea, Retail, Streaming, Candy, Reuters, Yong, Tiktok

Netflix's 'Squid Game' has surged past 'Bridgerton' in online engagement as it paces to be the streamer's biggest show ever

"Squid Game." Youngkyu Park Netflix's "Squid Game" is well ahead of "Bridgerton" in online audience engagement. It's driven more new engagers than other Netflix originals in the past three years. There's also a big overlap between the "Squid Game" audience and those who engage with video games. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos said last week that there was a "very good chance" that the company's Korean-language series "Squid...
Tags: South Korea, TV, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Trends, Netflix, Poland, Streaming, Time Magazine, Ted Sarandos, Facebook Twitter YouTube, Bridgerton, Travis Clark, Judy Berman, Squid Game

The Daily Stream: It's Time To Ring In Gong Yoo Season With The Fantasy K-Drama Goblin

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Series: "Goblin" or "Guardian: The Lonely and Great God"Where You Can Stream It: VikiThe Pitch: A 900-year-old "Goblin" ("Train to Busan" star and "Squid Game" cameo maker Gong Yoo, at his dreamiest) was cursed with immortality as punishment for the thousands he killed on the battlefield while serving as the revered general of a ...
Tags: South Korea, Television, Movies, Canada, States, Busan, Hilda, Gong Yoo, Goblin, Gong, Song Kang, Lee Dong Wook, Ji Eun Tak Kim, Ji Eun Tak, Eun Tak

Squid Game Season 2: Potential Focus Would Be On The Police, Director Says

The nine-episode thriller "Squid Game" has swept the globe, quickly becoming the rhetorical talk of the international town and one of Netflix's most-watched shows of all time. Hwang Dong-hyuk's series dropped in mid-September, but its surprising success has provoked surprise, admiration, and even Halloween costume suggestions the world over. A bright hooded jumpsuit and a painted fencing mask and you're golden! (Not to mention a menacing addition to the neighborhood ... don't drive a van while t...
Tags: South Korea, Television, Movies, News, Netflix, United States, Korea, The Times, Ted Sarandos, Hwang Dong Hyuk, Hwang Dong, Lee Jung jae

The Medium Trailer: The Director Of The Wailing Produces The Thai-Korean Horror Flick

New nightmare fuel just dropped. In a Hollywood Reporter exclusive, Shudder has dropped a new trailer for the formidable Thai/South Korean tag-teamed spiritual horror feature, "The Medium." Produced by Na Hong-jin, the mystic mind behind "The Wailing" and "The Chaser," "The Medium" is also directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun, whose 2004 debut "Shutter" (co-directed with Parkpoom Wongpoom) has since been remade four times. "The Medium" enjoyed a warm reception at its South Korea's 2021 Bucheon Inte...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, News, Thailand, Korea, Trailers, North America, BFI, Seoul, Bangkok, U K, Hollywood Reporter, Australia New Zealand, Bong Joon, Mink, Isan

'Squid Game' is driving so much internet traffic in South Korea that a broadband provider is suing Netflix over usage costs

Youngkyu Park Netflix said that its new Korean-language series "Squid Game" could be its biggest show ever. Its popularity is causing explosive internet traffic in South Korea, one internet provider alleges. SK Broadband has sued Netflix over usage fees in response to the show's popularity, Reuters reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. SK Broadband, an internet service provider in South Korea, has sued Netflix, Reuters reported Friday.The company alleges that Net...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Lawsuit, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Netflix, Korea, Ted Sarandos, Reuters, Dong, Yonhap News Agency, Amazon Apple, Internet Service Provider, Sarandos, SK Broadband

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Remasters Listed on South Korean Ratings Board

Rumors of a remastered version of three classic Grand Theft Auto titles have been floating around for some time, but a recent listing may have confirmed that the games are in the works. RELATED: The Forgotten City Is a Clever GOTY Contender You Shouldn’t Miss Recently, a listing for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was spotted on South Korea’s game rating board’s site (via Nibel on Twitter). The details of the listing reveal that the application for an official rating was m...
Tags: South Korea, Games, Movies, San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto, Kotaku, Rockstar, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Nibel, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Tudum Schedule Unveiled for Tomorrow’s Netflix Global Fan Event

Ahead of tomorrow’s highly-anticipated launch of Netflix’s first-ever global fan event, the streamer has finally revealed the Tudum schedule for the three-hour virtual event. This includes the assigned schedule of panels, first-look reveals, exclusive teaser or trailer releases for its TV and film lineup as well as the designated hosts for each hour. The Tudum stream will begin this Saturday at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. It will be broadcast across Netflix’s social media channels worldwide including ...
Tags: South Korea, Comedy, TV, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Drama, Dwayne Johnson, Horror, India, Neil Gaiman, Sci-fi, Action, Netflix, Paris, Army, TV News

How To Watch Shang-Chi At Home

(Welcome to How to Watch, where we get down to brass tacks and tell you "Hey, here's how you can watch this thing." In this edition: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.)Good news for Marvelites who have been holding out for the streaming debut of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." Soon, you'll be able to watch the movie from the comfort of your own home."Shang-Chi" broke from the pattern of "Black Widow" and other Disney+ Premier Access releases this year when it opted to mainta...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Movies, Disney, Taiwan, Marvel Studios, Michelle Yeoh, MCU, Ronny Chieng, Shang Chi, Simu Liu, Fala Chen Meng, Zhang Florian Munteanu, Disney Premier Access, Simu Liu Tony Leung Awkwafina

Shang-Chi Will Make Streaming Debut As Part Of Disney+ Day Later This Year

On the second Friday in November, the Walt Disney Company will be hosting a multilevel global celebration, named, appropriately enough, Disney+ Day. Disney's streaming service subscribers will have access to new content, as well as a sneak peek at upcoming releases. Fresh entertainment drops from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic arrive on November 12, so mark your calendars. The biggest news? Disney+ Day will see the streaming debut of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Te...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Movies, News, Disney, Star, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, National Geographic, Michael Keaton, Mickey Mouse, Luca, Jeff Goldblum

The Daily Stream: A Taxi Driver Uses Humor To Emphasize The Horrors Of Fascism

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "A Taxi Driver"Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime, HooplaThe Pitch: Movies that attempt to cover such sensitive topics as a real-world massacre tend to be moody, unpleasant, and relentlessly grim. Not so with 2017's "A Taxi Driver," which couldn't possibly be more different from the usual (typically Oscar-bait) fare. Th...
Tags: South Korea, Hollywood, Movies, Kim, Seoul, Ultron, Bong Joon, Gwangju, Song Kang, Jang Hoon, Kim Sa bok, Jürgen Hinzpeter, Eom Yu, Jürgen Hinzpeter Thomas Kretschmann, Hinzpeter

Blue Bayou Review: An Urgent Immigrant Story Told With A Thoughtful, But Heavy Hand

"Where are you from?"It's a question that immediately puts Justin Chon's Antonio LeBlanc on edge, and which he avoids answering in his uneasy job interview in "Blue Bayou," Chon's third directorial effort. Antonio was born in Korea, but the only home he's ever known is the Louisiana backwaters. Adopted at three years old by white parents, Antonio spent his childhood jumping from foster home to foster home, until he built a family for himself with his loving, maybe all-too forgiving wife Kathy (a...
Tags: Reviews, South Korea, Movies, Korea, Louisiana, Vietnam, Alicia Vikander, Linda Ronstadt, Kathy, Jessie, Antonio, Vikander, Emory Cohen, Soderbergh, Blue Bayou, Mark O Brien

Movies To Watch If You Loved A Quiet Place: Part II

"A Quiet Place: Part II" is a terrifying, post-apocalyptic creature-feature that centers on family, resilience, and love. Starring the first movie's core cast -- including Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds -- while expanding the scope of its world and characters, Part II wisely replicates what worked so well the first time while doubling down on the series' core conceit: To stay alive, its characters must remain silent. In the world of "A Quiet Place: Part II," silence equals surviv...
Tags: South Korea, London, Movies, San Francisco, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, John Gallagher Jr, Donald Sutherland, John Goodman, Oscar, Army, Philip Kaufman, Hulu, Busan, Ridley Scott, Sam

The 13 Best Movies About The Devil Ranked

The devil is terrifying. Whether viewers are persons of faith or not, there's something about the devil that cultivates a distinct, almost existential kind of fear. The name alone, uttered in shadows and whispers, is enough to inspire a perennial, frosty chill. For certain audiences, the devil is very much real. For others, the movies he stars in are so chilling and so raw in their depiction of Old Scratch that until the lights go on, whoever is watching just might find themselves believing, too...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Movies, Los Angeles, Rome, House, Mpaa, Catholic, Roman Polanski, Ed, Greta Gerwig, Swift, Al Pacino, Bell, Devil, Aspen

Fantastic Fest 2021 Announces Final Wave of Programming

Fantastic Fest has announced the final wave of programming for the festival’s 16th edition, featuring the widest selection of “weird and wonderful films” gathered from across the globe to screen in Austin, TX, from September 23-30. “Working on this final wave has been a pure joy for the programming team,” said Fantastic Fest Director of Programming Annick Mahnert. “With films coming from as far as Senegal, Latvia, Iran and Kazakhstan, and topics ranging from teenage assassins, circus freaks, ser...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Usa, Movies, Monument Valley, Greece, Adobe, Horror, France, Russia, Israel, US, Syfy, Senegal, Taiwan, Netflix

The 20 Best Zombie Movies Of All Time

The zombie film takes up a lot of real estate in the horror genre. It ebbs and flows in terms of popularity, like anything else, but it always maintains a foothold, which speaks to how much audiences connect with the concept. Although the zombie genre has lots of tropes and general "rules," there's so much that a filmmaker can do with these brain-hungry members of the undead. After all, horror is a genre that's particularly adept at repackaging social fears and political anxieties as seemingly s...
Tags: South Korea, London, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Blake Lively, Disney, Earth, Abigail Breslin, Normandy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Murray, North America, Anna, Frost, Busan, George Romero

Tudum: Netflix Sets Global Fan Event Featuring Over 70 Movies & Series

Netflix has officially announced that they’ll be launching their first-ever global fan event called Tudum, which is a three-hour virtual event featuring the streamer’s biggest stars and creators from around the world. It is scheduled to start streaming on Saturday, September 25 at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST/4 p.m. GMT/1 a.m. JST and KST, which will be broadcast across Netflix’s social media channels worldwide including YouTube, Twitter, and Twitch. The announcement also came with the released of the...
Tags: South Korea, TV, Movies, India, Netflix, Paris, TV News, Streaming, Sex Education, The Sandman, Don, Emily, Valhalla, Stranger Things, Cowboy Bebop, Movie News

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