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North Korea Slams 'Beastly' Squid Game

South Korean show has smashed Netflix records

(Newser) - The massive international success of Squid Game has not gone unnoticed in North Korea, where propagandists say it reflects the "sad reality of a beastly South Korean society." A Tuesday article on a propaganda website argues that the show "gained popularity because it exposes the reality of...

Netflix Is Removing Real Phone Number From Squid Game

South Korean woman has had thousands of calls

(Newser) - In smash Netflix hit Squid Game, people in financial trouble are given a mysterious card with a phone number, and callers end up playing life-and-death games for money. This has caused some major issues for the South Korean woman whose phone number appears on the card, reports Reuters . Kim Gil-young,...

Netflix's New Hit Is a 'Haunting Microcosm of Real Life'

'Squid Game' has enthralled the internet, may soon overtake 'Bridgerton' as the platform's biggest hit

(Newser) - There's a new hit series in town, thanks to Netflix and the public's penchant for dystopian action. NBC News reports that Squid Game—a nine-episode thriller out of South Korea that debuted on the streaming platform on Sept. 17—is now "the internet's favorite show,"...

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