‘”Squid Game”: How a hyper-violent Korean series became Netflix’s biggest hit’ [The Age]
“Dr Sung-Ae Lee, a Korean film and television expert from Macquarie University, says the show’s focus on the ever-growing gap between the rich and the poor may have be found to be appropriate for the public. “It’s about Homo economicus, rather than Homo sapiens – they’re people who only think about money,” she says of the characters in the show. “We live in a time where people follow neoliberal ideology without even knowing it, so I think the public identifies with the story.”
“Who is Gong Yoo?” ” [Marie Claire]
“Yoo is a familiar face to fans of Korean content. The 41-year-old actor has starred in some of the biggest k-dramas and movies of the past 20 years, while maintaining a private life off social media. If this is your first time seeing Yoo, here’s what we know about him and which of his projects to watch next.
‘This TikTok’ squid game ‘uncovers a major clue hidden behind the beds in episode 1’ [Bustle]
“A savvy TikTok user noticed that clues to surviving the deadly games had been inside the bunker since they woke up there in Episode 1.” THE CLUES WERE AHEAD OF THEM ALL ALONG, “said writes TikTok user @ lucy.what1 in his short clip. The video zooms in on the empty bunker, from a scene later in the series where player numbers had dwindled, clearly showing murals that represent all six games played throughout the season.
“Squid Game knockoffs are the latest sensation to take control of Roblox” [Polygon]
“These forgeries can proliferate on the Roblox platform because it is difficult to file a complaint against a children’s game, and also, counterfeits and parody games often go unnoticed. In fact, it’s common for platform developers to copy the original IP address, using unlicensed characters from shows like “Dragon Ball Z” and “Demon Slayer”. Whether these developers get caught depends on how aggressively intellectual property owners protect their content. “
‘I tried the Dalgona Candy Challenge to see if I would survive the “Squid Game”‘ [Delish]
“I was curious how difficult it could be, so I decided to give it a try myself. I followed this recipe from Korean Bapsang, but improvised with a few tools. I heated 6 tablespoons of sugar over low heat in a saucepan that I held on the side. Once everything melted, I turned off the heat and added ¼ teaspoon of baking soda. What followed was the most chaotic two minutes of my life.