Squid Game

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Hwang Dong-hyuk’s real-life Squid Game can’t rival the fictional horrors | Rebecca Nicholson
If there’s no playing to the death, it’s just a bunch of adults playing hopscotch and marbles

Rebecca Nicholson

18, Jun, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Will Squid Game: The Challenge be the darkest reality show ever?
Netflix has announced a reality competition show based on the violent hit series with a $4.56m prize and some creepy challenges

Stuart Heritage

15, Jun, 2022 @1:44 PM

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‘Red light … greenlight!’ Netflix shares teaser for Squid Game season two
Streamer confirms hit Korean show’s return as director Hwang Dong-hyuk hints at details in a message to fans

Sian Cain and agencies

13, Jun, 2022 @1:56 AM

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‘It’s just a film about grief and love’, says director of Japan’s first Oscar contender
Bafta and Golden Globe wins put Drive My Car on course to follow Parasite into Hollywood history

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

20, Mar, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Screen Actors Guild awards 2022: Squid Game, Will Smith and Coda win big
Netflix phenomenon and Apple’s deaf family drama make history at this year’s SAG awards ceremony

Benjamin Lee

28, Feb, 2022 @4:15 AM

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Screen Actors Guild nominations: Succession, Ted Lasso and House of Gucci rule
The Sag awards, which honour both film and TV, are seen as an indicator of Oscar success

Benjamin Lee

12, Jan, 2022 @4:08 PM

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Interest in anime and K-pop drive boom in Korean and Japanese degrees
More students now study Korean than Russian, and Japanese than Italian, report shows

Rachel Hall and Jedidajah Otte

29, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021, No 5: Squid Game
Hwang Dong-hyuk’s South Korean satire chimed with a massive global audience facing calamitous times

Stuart Jeffries

16, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Money problems: how TV painted a bleak picture of wealth in 2021
Some of the buzziest shows in 2021 – Squid Game, Succession, The White Lotus – offered incredibly bleak takes on capitalism fitting for our dystopian times

Adrian Horton

13, Dec, 2021 @6:38 PM

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Google’s 2021 search list: Bernie Sanders’ mittens and Squid Game top the trends
Annual list reveals most searched-for terms globally related to sports, investing, Covid and skinny jeans

Dan Milmo Global technology correspondent

08, Dec, 2021 @4:25 PM

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Can you say Squid Game in Korean? TV show fuels demand for east Asian language learning
Japanese and Korean are in top five choices in UK this year at online platform Duolingo

James Tapper

04, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Guide #11: the YouTuber going viral for his Netflix knockoff
In this week’s newsletter: a YouTuber’s non-lethal version of Squid Game was a viral success – and could be the bleak future of ‘creator’ culture

Joel Golby

03, Dec, 2021 @11:45 AM

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