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Squid Game Was Initially Conceived As A Feature Film

It's a "Squid Game" world, and we're just living it. The series has transcended all of the normal conversations we have about film and TV shows. It is essentially the only TV show. We are all watching it, or we've all just finished it, or we've all just started it. In a world where there are so many options that it's hard to get on the same streaming page, "Squid Game," which was written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, is universally consumed. Your coworkers are watching it, your parents are wa...
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Netflix Calls Squid Game Its 'Biggest Ever Series At Launch'

Netflix's hugely popular series Squid Game has become its biggest title ever at launch, the company said Monday. The Verge reports: The company's Netflix Geeked account tweeted Monday that Hwang Dong-Hyuk's survival thriller reached 111 million global accounts in its first 17 days on the service. Additionally, Squid Game is the first Netflix series to surpass 100 million in its first 28 days on the service, a spokesperson told The Verge. Netflix typically uses 28-day windows to measure the perfo...
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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

Squid Game Creator Talks Trump's Influence on the Netflix Smash: 'He Kind of Resembles One of the VIPs'

Hwang Dong-hyuk told IndieWire that he conceived of the show in 2008, drawing on the real-world financial crisis as inspiration
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The Squid Game Reference That Made Our Heads Explode

"Squid Game," writer/director Hwang Dong-Hyuk's devilishly clever smash-hit Netflix series, has been compared to plenty of other projects because of its premise – the most frequent of which are probably "Battle Royale" and "The Hunger Games," two movies that also use the twisted "cram people together and gamify them killing each other" structure. Interestingly, the show itself does not contain many overt references to other pieces of pop culture. But there is one reference in the show's sixth ep...
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South Africans are trapped in a ‘Squid Game’

‘Squid Game’ is an explicit critique of the current mode of capitalism. But far too much popular discourse has overlooked or neglected its sociopolitical messages. The post South Africans are trapped in a ‘Squid Game’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Korea, Opinion, Freedom, Debt, Economics, Netflix, Unemployment, South Africa, Capitalism, Cape Town, Karl Marx, Inequality, Migrant Workers, South African Reserve Bank, Top Six, Gang Violence

'Squid Game' director Hwang Dong-hyuk: 'This is a story about losers'

Hwang Dong-hyuk talks about the success of Netflix series "Squid Game," and gives his thoughts on season two.
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Will There Be A Squid Game Season 2? Here's What We Know

(Welcome to Will There Be Another Season?, a series where we answer that question and explore what comes next.)First there was "Money Heist," then "Tiger King," and then there was "The Queen's Gambit." Each of these Netflix shows seemingly came out of nowhere to explode into global sensations throughout the last few years, but all three of them just might have been one-upped by the fervor surrounding "Squid Game." In fact, according to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, it could become the streamer's ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Netflix, Korea, Ted Sarandos, Hwang, Sarandos, Bela Bajaria, Hwang Dong Hyuk, Hwang Dong, Lee Jung jae

Yes, Of Course There Are Squid Game Halloween Costumes

There's a crisp edge to the air, the leaves are falling, and you're steadily increasing the amount of pumpkin-flavored items you consume in a day, almost as if building up a strange immunity to some sort of gourd-based poison ... It's autumn, baby! The signs of fall are all around us, including a sudden increase in buck wild Halloween costume production. Thankfully, it's not 2004 and you don't have to rely on a half-abandoned Spirit Halloween store that's popped up in the old Payless location of...
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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

‘Squid Game’ Director Hwang Dong-hyuk on Netflix’s Hit Korean Series and Prospects for a Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

Korean TV series have dominated viewing preferences across large parts of Asia for the last decade. But it has taken a high-concept survival drama “Squid Game” to become the first K-drama to rate as Netflix’s top show in the U.S. The nine-part Netflix original involves a group of people from all walks of life who […]
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Film Review: ‘The Fortress’

It would be unfair, but not altogether inaccurate, to say audiences will undergo an ordeal only slightly less punishing that the one suffered by the folks on screen as they watch Hwang Dong-Hyuk’s “The Fortress,” a vividly detailed but exceedingly ponderous historical epic about the 17th-century invasion of Korea by an army of China’s Qing […]
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