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Craze over S. Korean dystopian drama 'Squid Game' Updated: 2021-10-05 17:09:04 KST

The "Squid Game" craze is all over the world.
After topping India's chart, the survival drama became the first to rank top in all 83 countries that streaming analytics platform flixpatrol currently gets data from.
And global fans' interest is not limited to just watching the show; they are flocking to see the "Squid Game" props.

"It was entertaining, very compelling. It had certain different twists which we don't see in a usual Netflix series."

The scene-stealer doll isn't the only one attracting interest.
Fans worldwide are also hooked by Korean games shown throughout the drama such as cutting the shape apart from dalgona candy.

"This is a disaster. She might have been dead in the first minute."

A pop-up store opened in France over the weekend and enjoyed great popularity, with some fans even reportedly staying up all night to get in.
An expert says the incredible attention the series is getting is because everyone can relate to its theme.

"Explicitly showing the contradictory aspects of capitalist society revolving around the children's games was the key."

Foreign media outlets too agree that the class struggles outlined in the dystopian drama speak to reality.
Adding to that, the Wall Street Journal underlined Netflix's efforts to emphasize visuals by outfitting participants in green tracksuits and building colorful sets to resemble children's playgrounds.
Saying it could be Netflix's biggest hit ever, the paper pointed out that the streaming giant's aggressive investment in creating Korean content has paid off.
As the buzz continues worldwide, the cast members are scheduled to appear on a U.S. talk show.
NBC confirmed that the leads including Lee Jung-jae will be on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", on October 6th, local time.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News.
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