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

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 … Read more

‘Squid Game’ success shines a light on how cheap it is to make TV shows outside the U.S.

Reading Time: 8 minutes Scene from “Squid Game” by Netflix Source: Netflix In the streaming wars, one company’s hit is another company’s failure. Netflix’s “Squid Game” is an exception. Netflix has its biggest hit ever with “Squid Game,” the gory dystopian South Korean series that has taken the world by storm. More than 111 million viewers globally have already … Read more

Internal document: Netflix estimates Squid Game will create almost $900M in value for the company; 87M viewers have finished the series in the first 23 days (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg: Internal document: Netflix estimates Squid Game will create almost $900M in value for the company; 87M viewers have finished the series in the first 23 days  —  More than 130 million people have watched the Korean show  —  Netflix estimates that its latest megahit, “Squid Game,” … #Internal #document #Netflix #estimates … Read more

Awesome Art We’ve Found Around The Net: Chucky, Halloween Kills, Squid Game

Reading Time: 4 minutes Some cliche somewhere said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. “Awesome Art We’ve Found Around The Net” … Read more

Dave Chappelle, ‘Squid Game,’ and the Problem of Popularity

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. It’s a question one can ask at any time, but perhaps this week more than most: What is happening at Netflix? After months of losing cultural ground to rivals like HBO Max … Read more

Squid Game Was Initially Conceived As A Feature Film

Reading Time: 3 minutes And with that, he was off to the races. Although, the show we know and love now isn’t quite what Hwang originally envisioned. Fresh off of shopping around a script, he began drafting “Squid Game” as a film: “And then that got me thinking, ‘Well, I’m a director. Why don’t I just make a movie … Read more

Green sky at night over Taiwan’s islands heralds a different kind of squid game

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Chinese fisherman based in Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian, who gave only his surname, Chen, out of concern for legal consequences, said that this year at the peak of the squid season, which usually runs from June to August, fishermen could bring back as much as 400 pounds of squid a night. The squid … Read more

Why Squid Game Was Inevitable – Den of Geek

Reading Time: 6 minutes In addition to Netflix Korea’s efforts, Netflix’s The Swoon promotes K-content of all kinds to their global audience. Launched in 2019, the promotional effort is bilingual Korean and English and now encompasses multiple social media platforms, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram, offering the kind of behind-the-scenes content and interviews that fans might normally find during a … Read more

Squid Game Costume Sales Continue To Surge Ahead Of Halloween

Reading Time: 4 minutes Netflix’s Squid Game is the show that is taking the world by storm, so it shouldn’t be a surprise characters from the South Korean survival drama show are sure to make the rounds at Halloween gatherings this year. From those eye-popping red jump suits the masked soldiers wear to the green track-suited contestant uniforms, we’re … Read more

Squid Game Might Reignite A Forgotten Stephen King Story

Reading Time: 4 minutes Netflix’s Squid Game is the South Korean survival drama that people have compared to a number of past films, including The Hunger Games and Battle Royale. However, now that the show has officially been declared the streaming service’s most successful series of all time, now would be the perfect time for Hollywood to strike while … Read more