South Korean 'Squid Game' Gains International Obsession

Published October 14th, 2021 - 08:28 GMT

Following the release of Netflix's South Korean series 'Squid Game,' it has rapidly become international talked about by everyone worldwide. 'Squid Game' is Netflix's most-watched show with a massive 111 million viewers.

According to Netflix's Tweet: "Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans – making it our biggest series launch ever!”.

In UAE, a real-life 'Squid Game' is soon to be released by the Korean Cultural Center; People are already super enthusiastic to go through the real version of the children’s game' -- but without the violence depicted in the series.

Moreover in South Korea,  the stallholder, who makes the traditional South Korean children's treat featured in "Squid Game", has hit a real-life jackpot.

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Squid Game takes people's minds

Participants take part in an event where they play the games of Netflix smash hit "Squid Game" at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi, on October 12, 2021. A dystopian vision of a polarised society, "Squid Game" blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Squid Game takes people's minds

A dystopian vision of a polarised society, "Squid Game" blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Squid Game takes people's minds

street vendor Lim Chang-joo stamps an umbrella shape onto a dalgona, a crisp sugar candy featured in the Netflix smash hit series Squid Game, for which he and his wife Jung Jung-soon were hired to be on set to make during production. (Photo by Yelim LEE / AFP)

Squid Game takes people's minds

Simple, sweet, and fictionally fatal: the stallholder who makes the traditional South Korean children's treat featured in global cultural phenomenon Squid Game -- and once associated with post-war poverty -- has hit a real-life jackpot. (Photo by Yelim LEE / AFP)

Squid Game takes people's minds

This photo taken on October 12, 2021 shows a customer cutting a dalgona, a crisp sugar candy featured in the Netflix series Squid Game, in Shanghai. AFP/File

Squid Game takes people's minds

This photo taken on October 12, 2021 shows customers taking photos of a dalgona, a crisp sugar candy featured in the Netflix series Squid Game, in Shanghai. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

Squid Game takes people's minds

Cosplayers dressed as Squid Game and Sailor Moon pose during Day 3 of New York Comic Con 2021 at Jacob Javits Center on October 09, 2021 in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for ReedPop/AFP

Squid Game takes people's minds

Participants take part in an event where they play the games of Netflix smash hit "Squid Game" at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi, on October 12, 2021. A dystopian vision of a polarised society, "Squid Game" blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Squid Game takes people's minds
Squid Game takes people's minds
Squid Game takes people's minds
Squid Game takes people's minds
Squid Game takes people's minds
Squid Game takes people's minds
Squid Game takes people's minds
Squid Game takes people's minds
Squid Game takes people's minds
Participants take part in an event where they play the games of Netflix smash hit "Squid Game" at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi, on October 12, 2021. A dystopian vision of a polarised society, "Squid Game" blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)
Squid Game takes people's minds
A dystopian vision of a polarised society, "Squid Game" blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)
Squid Game takes people's minds
street vendor Lim Chang-joo stamps an umbrella shape onto a dalgona, a crisp sugar candy featured in the Netflix smash hit series Squid Game, for which he and his wife Jung Jung-soon were hired to be on set to make during production. (Photo by Yelim LEE / AFP)
Squid Game takes people's minds
Simple, sweet, and fictionally fatal: the stallholder who makes the traditional South Korean children's treat featured in global cultural phenomenon Squid Game -- and once associated with post-war poverty -- has hit a real-life jackpot. (Photo by Yelim LEE / AFP)
Squid Game takes people's minds
This photo taken on October 12, 2021 shows a customer cutting a dalgona, a crisp sugar candy featured in the Netflix series Squid Game, in Shanghai. AFP/File
Squid Game takes people's minds
This photo taken on October 12, 2021 shows customers taking photos of a dalgona, a crisp sugar candy featured in the Netflix series Squid Game, in Shanghai. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)
Squid Game takes people's minds
Cosplayers dressed as Squid Game and Sailor Moon pose during Day 3 of New York Comic Con 2021 at Jacob Javits Center on October 09, 2021 in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for ReedPop/AFP
Squid Game takes people's minds
Participants take part in an event where they play the games of Netflix smash hit "Squid Game" at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi, on October 12, 2021. A dystopian vision of a polarised society, "Squid Game" blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)