Yes, we know enough has been said about the Netflix Show that’s breaking records, but have you even tried making the honeycomb cookies featured in the show? We have the simple 2 ingredient recipe for you!
The recently released South Korean series ‘Squid Game’ gained popularity overnight and took the world by storm! It’s no wonder that since this show is a Netflix original, it took no time for it to trend on number 1 in almost 90+ countries including Pakistan. So without any further ado, we bring to you 10 interesting facts about the popular survival series:
1) The Background
Set in Korea, ‘Squid Game’ follows a large group of money-deprived people competing in various children games to win a massive amount of $45.6 Billion. However, this storyline isn’t so far away from the truth. ‘Squid Game’ subtly nods at the rising capitalism and class inequality that plagues modern-day South Korea. Though an economically prosperous country, South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world – and this gloomy, dystopian image is part of what fuels the desperation of the participants in the show.
2) The Show Wasn’t Easy To Get Fundings For
The mastermind behind the show, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk originally pitched the idea of the show in 2008 but it was rejected because of its unrealistic plot. He even had to sell his laptop for $675 once to make both ends meet. Ultimately Netflix stepped forward and picked up the show. The rest, as we know it, is history!
3) The Phone Number Shown On The Cards Is Real
The phone number on the cards sent to the potential players is actually real and belongs to a South Korean woman who later received thousands of prank calls and messages. To her relief, Netflix has finally decided to edit the scenes and hide the number.
4) The Character of Ali Abdul Was Originally Supposed To Be Played By A Different Actor
Anupam Tripathi, who played Ali Abdul on the show wasn’t originally signed up for the role. The character that became beloved to many because of his kind-heartedness and loyalty was first deliberated for Filipino actor Carlo Aquino. Apparently he couldn’t make it to Korea because of Covid-19 restrictions at the time of filming.
5) The Scary Doll From The Show Actually Exists!
The creepy doll from the first episode in the game Red light, Green light that still haunts us is actually very real. The show’s creators borrowed it from a village in Jincheon County in Chungcheongbok-do. It is used to guard the entrance of a museum for horse carriages called Macha Land.
6) BLACKPINK’S Jennie makes a cameo
Popular Korean Girl-Band BLACKPINK‘s Jennie made a cameo in the show but in a very different and unique way. She sent a snack bar on the set to her friend, the actress Jung Ho Yeon to share with the cast. Her name was then added in credits.
7) The Show Was Originally Supposed To Be A Feature Film
The original idea of Squid Game was actually pitched as a movie in 2008, said the creator in an interview with Variety. It’s no shock to us because he’s previously written and directed major hit movies like “Silenced” and “The Fortress.” He was also a screenwriter and director of the musical comedy “Miss Granny,” one of the most successful Korean films of all time. The idea was ultimately switched to a series.
8) The Doodles On Players’ Room Walls Depict The Games They Participate In
The walls of the dorm room where the players reside are actually doodled with hints from the games that the players participate in. Hawk-eyed fans seem to notice a lot of Easter Eggs.
9)The Cast Gained Millions Of Followers After The Show Released
It’s no surprise that when a movie or series gets fame, so do the artists. But the Squid Game cast seems to have really topped the charts with this one. Apparently, Jung Ho-yeon, the actress who plays Player 67 on the show has gained 16.2 Million followers so far, followed by Park Hae Soo and Lee Jung-jae.
Despite having launched less than a month ago, Squid Game has broken Netflix records & is also a huge hit on TikTok, where the hashtag #SquidGame has been viewed more than 22.8 billion times.
10) Jung Ho-Yeon Named As Louis Vuitton Brand Ambassador
The 27 years old lead actress of the show has recently been appointed as the brand ambassador of the renowned brand Louis Vuitton.
What’s been said about Squid Game season 2?
The director has hinted that a second season may be on the cards. He said, “I don’t have well developed plans for Squid Game 2. It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d want multiple experienced directors.”
BONUS FACT: The Honey Comb Dalgona Candy From The Show Is Really Easy To Make With ONLY 2 Ingredients, Yes, It’s THAT Easy!
Those who’ve seen the show know how tempting the golden-coloured sugar candy looks. With all the TikToks and cute Instagram videos, it’s no wonder that we feel like making it too. The best part is that you only need sugar and baking soda to make this delish treat!
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