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The Power Of "Squid Game" Netflx's Surprise Smash Hit

Thursday October 7th, 2021

By : Juliet Bennett Rylah
Source : The Hustle

South Korean drama “Squid Game” has exploded in meme-form on the internet and, according to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, may become Netflix’s most popular original series ever.

Squid game! Sounds fun?

Wrong! In “Squid Game,” people play simple children’s games, like “Red Light, Green Light.” If they win all 6 games, they get a piece of a ~$38m pot. Lose even 1 and they’re dead.

It might sound like torture-porn a la “Saw,” but its tense drama and likable characters have reeled in a huge audience.

Netflix also makes the content frictionless for global audiences by dubbing it in 34 languages and subtitling in 37, per Vulture — though not with complete accuracy.

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