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‘Squid Game’ Wins Three Nominations at Critics Choice Awards

‘Squid Game’ Wins Three Nominations at Critics Choice Awards

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s sensational survival drama “Squid Game” has been nominated in three categories, including best drama series, at the 27th Critics Choice Awards. According to the nominations announced by the Critics Choice Association Monday (U.S. time), “Squid Game,” a Netflix original, was listed in the categories best drama series, [...]

Netflix’s Monthly Active Users Hit Record High in S. Korea on ‘Squid Game’

Netflix’s Monthly Active Users Hit Record High in S. Korea on ‘Squid Game’

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of Netflix’s monthly active users (MAU) in South Korea hit a record high in September from a month earlier helped by the Korean-made mega hit “Squid Game,” a market research firm said Sunday. The U.S. streaming giant’s monthly active users in South Korea reached 9.48 million in [...]

Director Hwang Dong-hyuk Says ‘Squid Game’ Poses Questions About Capitalism

Director Hwang Dong-hyuk Says ‘Squid Game’ Poses Questions About Capitalism

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of “Squid Game,” said Thursday the smash-hit Netflix series was intended to pose questions about modern capitalist society that corners people into extreme competition. “I thought capitalism has proved its own limitations in the 21st century,” Hwang said in an online speech during the SBS [...]

Fire Safety Headquarters Hosts Fire Prevention Campaign Inspired by ‘Squid Game’

Fire Safety Headquarters Hosts Fire Prevention Campaign Inspired by ‘Squid Game’

JEJU, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju Fire Safety Headquarters is hosting a special event to raise awareness about fire safety prior to the upcoming winter season. The headquarters is posting ‘Fire Safety Game,’ a four-episode card news series inspired by Netflix’s original series “Squid Game,” on its official Facebook page and other social [...]

‘Squid Game’ Emerges as Big Contender in Upcoming Year-end Awards Season in U.S.

‘Squid Game’ Emerges as Big Contender in Upcoming Year-end Awards Season in U.S.

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean breakout hit “Squid Game” has emerged as a big contender in the U.S. year-end awards season, possibly to become the first Korean-made TV series winning a trophy at prestigious awards ceremonies. Starting in late fall, the highly competitive race for great TV shows and movies of [...]

‘Squid Game’ Becomes Netflix’s Top Ranking Show for Longest 47 Days

‘Squid Game’ Becomes Netflix’s Top Ranking Show for Longest 47 Days

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean sensation “Squid Game” has reclaimed the No. 1 position on Netflix’s most popular TV show rankings to become the streamer’s top-ranking original series for the most days ever. According to streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol on Wednesday (U.S. time), the Korean-language survival drama regained the No. 1 [...]

YouTube Content of ‘Squid Game’ Outnumbers ‘Game of Thrones’

YouTube Content of ‘Squid Game’ Outnumbers ‘Game of Thrones’

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean phenomenon “Squid Game” has outnumbered the longtime TV powerhouse “Game of Thrones” in terms of combined YouTube views of its derivative video content, a U.S. media outlet has reported. A total of 129,000 videos of the survival drama, including official trailers, fan-made reaction clips and video [...]