Squid Game means the squid game in French and it is the series to follow on Netflix. But why did the director choose this name? What does it mean?
Squid Game : new Netflix success
On September 17, the Itaewon subway station in Seoul was completely revamped on the theme of a brand new series: Squid Game. A large-scale promotion to announce the imminent launch of the show on Netflix. Since then, and to everyone’s surprise, Hwang Dong-hyeok’s series is a real success. In the nine episodes, we follow a group of 456 people in debt and financial difficulties who have agreed to participate in a tournament. The goal of the tournament, to win the jackpot! Unfortunately, the losers give up their lives.
According to Deadline, 10 days after its launch, Squid Game # 1 most watched Netflix program in 90 different countries. While waiting for new records, we already know that the show has also become the most viewed Korean drama in the United States!
The squid game
Real success, Squid Game is already compared to Alice in Borderland or Hunger Games. But the inspiration came from elsewhere for the creator of the series. Whether for the name or the concept, it is in his childhood that the creator of the show had to dive back! Interviewed by Radio Times, Hwang Dong-hyeok said he started working on the project in 2008. It took him six months to rewrite the first two episodes of the hit show. At the time, the creator admits that nobody believed it, the series being considered too complex and too violent! Whatever, Hwang Dong-hyeok continues his work with the origin was inspired by a real Korean game for children.
Popular in the 1970s-1980s the Squid Game or squid game in French, opposes two teams. There are the attackers whose goal is to reach the head of the squid without getting pushed out of the lines. Opposite, there are the defenders, who must get their opponents out of the game. Geometric shapes representing the shape of a squid are drawn on the ground. You will understand, the game ends when one of the attackers enters the circular area. In the Netflix series, these shapes say a lot about social rank employees in red.
It was one of the more physical games and it was also one of my favorite games. I had the feeling that this game could be the most symbolic child’s play that can be represent the type of society we live in today.
The game, extremely competitive, was therefore an ideal basis for social satire!