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Netflix subscriptions, earnings bounce back with Squid Game release

Netflix subscriptions picked up in the third quarter of 2021 as non-English language shows continued to be the streaming platform’s best performers. The US firm added 4.4 million users in the three months to 30 September, more than double the previous quarter. Korean TV series Squid Game was its biggest hit, watched by 142 million […]

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Mumbai police’s post on road safety inspired by hit show Squid Game goes viral

Police in India’s Mumbai city have put out a message on road safety drawing inspiration from Netflix’s smash hit, Squid Game. The Korean drama tells the story of a group of misfits taking part in a series of children’s games. In the first game, a giant doll calls out “red light, green light” to contestants […]

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Netflix hit ‘Squid Game’ exposes South Korea’s beastly society: North Korea propaganda website says

A North Korean propaganda website said on Tuesday that the international Netflix hit “Squid Game” exposes the reality of South Korean capitalist culture where “corruption and immoral scoundrels are commonplace”. North Korea’s Arirang Meari site cited unnamed South Korean film critics as saying that the TV series shows an “unequal society where moneyless people are […]

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Squid Game: Netflix to edit out phone number from series after woman receives hundreds of calls

Netflix will edit out a phone number that appears in its hit series Squid Game after a woman said she was deluged by calls to her mobile phone. The gory South Korean drama sees cash-strapped contestants invited to ring the number to take part in life-and-death children’s games for money. A businesswoman in Seongju, south-east […]