IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD OF ‘SQUID GAME’, ARE YOU A PINEAPPLE LIVING UNDER THE SEA?
It has been 2 weeks since the release of Squid Game and I am very certain that your social media feeds are flooded with memes & spoilers of this series. This nine-episode Korean series is on its way to becoming Netflix’s biggest non-English show of all time. Jam-choked with spine-chilling scenes and many twists and turns, Squid Game has taken the globe by storm, becoming one among the foremost popular Netflix series ever.
*SPOILER ALERT* hmm maybe? Just go & watch the series before reading this!
1. The show was initially known by a different name
The Netflix series was initially titled ‘Round Six’ when it was announced in September 2019 before being renamed to ‘Squid Game’
2. The games are foreshadowed by the walls of the players’ dorm
The images beneath the bunkbeds in the room where the 456 players sleep are an easter egg you probably missed. The solution to what games the participants would play over the course of the six days was hidden behind the metal bunk beds, which grew increasingly exposed as people were murdered and beds were removed.
3. The first game really had a total of 456 people
At the start of the first game, “Red Light, Green Light”, there were a total of 456 REAL players and CGI was not used to portray the players. Park Hae Soo also mentioned in an article that he is unhappy as he slowly sees individuals being eliminated.
“I see them going home after the elimination, and I can feel the room is emptier. It also makes me feel emptier.” Park Hae Soo
4. The doll from the first game, ‘Red Light, Green Light’ is a true creation that you can see IRL
Many of you will want to keep as far away from this scary doll as possible after viewing the series. The prop can be found in Jincheon County, a remote location about three hours north of Seoul. The doll was allegedly borrowed and then returned for the filming of “Squid Game.”
When it is safe to travel again, you know what you gotta do when you visit Seoul!
5. The set was REAL, it was an actual set!
The director’s dedication to the series is on a whole other level. When the cast of the ‘Squid Game‘ arrived on site, they were taken aback by the set design. Believe it or not, the actors actually played the games in large-scale sets.
“The set and the giant doll are exactly what we see on screen. Everything amazes me.” Park Hae Soo
The dimensions and features are identical to what we saw in the teaser. Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director, stated that he intends to utilise as little CGI as possible in order to make the series more realistic. The first game set was favoured by Lee, who portrays Gi-hun, a troubled character who has struggled with business failure, divorce, and gambling problems.
6. The striking colors uniform
In the series, we will see that the players are wearing green tracksuits, while the game managers wear hot pink tracksuits with black masks. The dressing of the players and game masters in uniforms of the identical colour symbolically erases their individuality and personality.
Director Hwang dressed the players in green gym clothes because it reminded him of what Korean highschool students wore when he was young. Interestingly, pink is employed to elicit fear in Squid Game. Besides the game masters’ pink uniforms, the hallway between the dorm and game arena is additional.