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Read this Before You Watch Netflix Series SQUID GAME

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Read this Before You Watch Netflix Series SQUID GAME

Squid Game is not just a movie which you should watch and enjoy but also you also learn from it, the movies reflect what practically happens in the real world which is all about Survival of the fittest.

When Did It Premiere?

The drama series premiered on Netflix on September 17.

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Who Are the Big Stars?

Jung-jae plays Seong Gi-hun, the series’ protagonist who is a chauffeur with a gambling debt. The other main characters include Seong’s childhood friend Cho Sang-woo (played by Park Hae-soo), police officer Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-Joon), and North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok (Jung Hoyeon).

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Are There Comic Book Ties?

“I freely admit that I’ve had great inspiration from Japanese comics and animation over the years,” Dong-hyuk told Variety in September after some fans compared the series to The Hunger Games or Battle Royale, as well as 2014’s Japanese film As the Gods Will. “When I started, I was in financial straits myself and spent much time in cafes reading comics including Battle Royale and Liar Game. I came to wonder how I’d feel if I took part in the games myself. But I found the games too complex, and for my own work focused instead on using kids’ games.”

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What’s the Premise?

Throughout the show, hundreds of desperate, cash-strapped players who are Adults are invited to compete in a series of children’s games. If they win, they will walk away with billions of dollars. What they don’t know, however, is that every game has a deadly twist and not many will make it out alive.

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Is There a Real Squid Game?

The show’s title is based on a childhood game that exists — and is named for the squid-like drawing that is made on sandy fields. In the real game, players are split into two teams that battle to reach the “land” or home base while attackers try and push and pull their opponents outside the lines.

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Which of the Children’s Games Exist in Real Life?

Episode one depicts a game of Red Light, Green Light, but instead of starting and stopping when competitors hear “green light” or “red light,” the players were only allowed to run when they heard “Mugunghwa flower has blossomed.”

Episode four’s juldarigi challenge is similar to that of tug of war in the U.S. The Korean version, however, is very traditional and originated as a way to bind communities together and bring about bountiful harvest according to NBC News.

Ddakji appeared in two separate episodes and is somewhat similar to America’s Pog game. The goal is to turn over your opponent’s folded paper tiles, or Ddakji, and make them pass a fixed line to win.

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Will There Be a Season 2?

“I don’t have well-developed plans for Squid Game 2,” the show’s creator told Variety last month. “It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors.”

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What Was the Show’s Initial Title?

While ojingeo (which translates to “squid game”) is a real kids’ game in Korea, it’s not very popular with kids today, so the series creators almost went in a different direction.

“So, initially, we knew we wanted this show to travel but we were worried the title Squid Game wouldn’t resonate because not many people would get it,” Netflix VP of Content in Asia Pacific Minyoung Kim told the Hollywood Reporter in October 2021. “So we went with the title Round Six instead, wanting it to be more general and helpful for telling people what the show is about — there are six rounds to the game.”

Kim explained that Dong-hyuk later suggested returning to the original title since it’s a “unique show and this game is the essence.”

“I think the more authentic title has actually played really well,” Kim told the outlet. “The title, Squid Game, together with the eye-catching artwork, really capture interest within our service — especially for audiences who have never watched a Korean show before but are looking for fun things to watch.”

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