Why is Squid Game such a huge international hit?

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Boing Boing—Squid Game is the blood-splattered South Korean drama series that has held the number one spot on Netflix in 90 countries since its September 17th release. Its "play to survive" theme is nothing new to popular culture. So what about Squid Game holds the key to international success?  — Read the rest

'Squid Game' is a huge hit. That may not be enough for Netflix. For much of this year, Netflix shares have trailed big tech rivals Facebook, Apple and Amazon. That's no longer the case, in part because of the global mega-hit "Squid Game."