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Squid Game: the real debt crisis shaking South Korea that inspired the hit TV show

Squid Game: the real debt crisis shaking South Korea that inspired the hit TV show

SQUID Game is anything but your typical, saccharine, soft-glow Korean television drama. In this biting commentary on life in South Korea today, viewers are presented with a twisting, technicolour story of violence, betrayal and desperation. All of this is set around a series of macabre games in which players literally fight to the death. Despite its brutal content, the show has captivated audiences globally, becoming Netflix’s top show in at least 90 countries. SARAH A. SON, Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Sheffield The drama takes viewers on a high-suspense ride across nine episodes where a group of people mired…
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Louis Vuitton name ‘Squid Game’ star as ambassador

Louis Vuitton name ‘Squid Game’ star as ambassador

MPHO RANTAO  A South Korean breakout star is now a haute fashion it-girl.  Fresh off the viral success of the Netflix Korean series 'Squid Games’, Louis Vuitton ropes in actress Jung Ho-yeon as its newest global ambassador. Jung starred in the television series as the fiery, street-savvy North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok, who manages to make it to the final stages, albeit with some questionable yet morally-stuck players .  Louis Vuitton made the announcement of Jung’s ambassadorship fresh off the premiere of the series, and after their showcase during Paris Fashion Week 21/22. "It is an honor to start my…
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