The script for The Squid Game was rejected for many years before Hwang Dong Hyuk finally came to fruition with its creation. Now, just a few weeks after its arrival to streaming, the production from South Korea has become the most watched series in Netflix history. This has been announced by the streaming giant by announcing that Korean survival drama has reached 111 million fans worldwide.
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The successful program has surpassed other recognized shows, such as La casa de papel, Stranger things, Bridgerton, among other original titles of the big red N. In this way, and in the words of Reed Hastings’ own company, its launch becomes the “greatest of all time.”
This achievement comes only some time after the Ted Sarandos, co-director general and head of content of Netflix, will reveal the official list of the most viewed on the platform. The executive told Variety magazine that they were not expecting the great reception that the thriller that made the traditional dalgona cookies popular got: “We didn’t see it coming, in terms of global popularity.”
What does The Squid Game mean?
Squid game’s plot is as simple as it is misleading. It is basically a group of people who are recruited to compete in a series of games inspired by children’s activities, so that they can take home a millionaire prize valued at more than 45.6 billion South Korean won.
However – here comes the extreme – participants must overcome all challenges in order not to lose their lives; that is, they win or die. In that context, Gi Hun is the main protagonist and the one who enters the mortal circuit to earn the money, with the aim of using it to pay his debts. Will the sacrifice be worth it?
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