456 gamers. 6 childhood video games with a darkish twist. Cash prize of 45.6 billion Won.
In case you missed the memo, writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk`s newest Korean survival drama Squid Game has turn out to be Netflix`s most-watched sequence globally. Initially scripted in 2008, season 1 of Squid Game that spreads throughout 9 episodes, is a story of 456 individuals who threat their lives in a lethal survival recreation to bag a money prize of 45.6 billion Won and eliminate their miseries.
Squid Game premiered on Netflix on September 17, and have become the most-watched sequence within the US in a matter of few days. It grew to become the primary Korean drama to high Netflix`s high 10 weekly most-watched TV present globally. It reached the No 1 spot in 90 nations, together with US, UK and India. The reputation of the present was extensively pushed by word-of-mouth and social media. The present was localised with subtitles in 37 languages and dubbed in 34 languages that helped considerably to seize a world viewers.
Squid Game stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, O Yeong-su, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi and Kim Joo-ryoung in key roles.
Seong Gi-hun, performed by Lee Jung-jae, is a divorced chauffeur neck deep in money owed. He is invited to play a sequence of video games for an opportunity to win a big money prize and put an finish to his miseries. After he accepts the supply, he’s pushed to an unknown location solely to seek out he’s not alone within the recreation. There are 455 different gamers, all crushing underneath massive money owed as a consequence of varied circumstances life has thrown at them.
Kept underneath a continuing watch by a number of masked guards and a Front Man, the gamers uncover that there isn’t a turning again from this level. Losing in a recreation means dropping your life, and every loss of life provides 100 million Won to the grand prize. No matter what’s the recreation, losers are killed by the masked guards level clean. How the protagonist survives the bodily and psychological twists of the video games will hold you hooked to the sequence till the very finish, solely to find a really sudden twist.
Speaking to IANS about what makes Squid Game so standard throughout the globe, director Dong-hyuk mentioned, “There are many works that depict survival games or death match but most of those survival game themed artworks depict how complex the games are and how dangerous games are. Those are mostly the focus of those works but then Squid Game is different.”
The video games on this sequence are easy childhood video games that originated in Korea, however they’ve a darkish twist. These video games are simple to grasp, not only for Koreans, but additionally the worldwide audiences. The gamers` lives are in danger in the event that they lose any of the 6 video games and ultimately solely the only real survivor takes the whole money prize.
However, it`s not simply the video games or their easy guidelines, however extra so the folks and their feelings that international viewers will determine with, that units Squid Game aside from different survival recreation sequence. It may very well be known as a Korean dystopian sequence that mixes video games, violence and cash. Fans of the sequence described it as a violent mixture of The Hunger Games, Black Mirror, and Parasite.