Tag: Squid Game

Let's Figure Out Which Asian Market Will Produce the Next 'Squid Game'-Like Hit: What Makes an International Show a Global Phenomenon During the Time of the Streaming Wars?

As mentioned in this Deadline article, 2021 was the year of "Squid Game." The runaway Netflix hit grabbed the world's attention and refused to let go, quickly nabbing the title "Netflix's biggest show ever" as the title lived rent-free in everyone's heads and endless discussions raged about what angry anti-capitalist messages writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk embedded in his now iconic work.

Poised to Steal the Streaming Crown? 6 Things Asian Streaming Services Need to Compete with Netflix

With the success of Netflix's smash hit "Squid Game," the demand of Asian content has seemingly brought out the competitive spirit from different content hubs in the region. With Chinese streaming service iQiyi boldly declaring themselves in The Hollywood Reporter as the premiere service for pan-Asian content and Taiwan enticing foreign co-productions with the island's lack of censorship and generous rebate incentives, it seems that every Asian country wants to distinguish themselves as Hollywood's next go-to location for inventive, high production TV and film.

10 Best Foreign Language Shows On Netflix You Should've Watched Yesterday

With "Squid Game" becoming Netflix's biggest show, the South Korean hit is taking over the cultural consciousness and becoming the subject of think pieces. However, "Squid Game" isn't the only foreign language show on the streaming giant that deserves praise - in fact, I would even venture to say that it's not even the only South Korean Netflix show that deserves some shine.
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