The Ok-drama Squid Sport has grow to be an extremely in style Netflix collection. In the present, dozens of determined folks conform to play youngsters’s video games in the hopes of taking residence an unlimited money prize. Nonetheless, there are lethal penalties to shedding the video games. The dying toll enters the a whole lot after solely the first sport. Viewers might have observed that the masked employees members roll away the our bodies in caskets with bows tied round them. Art director Chae Kyung-sun explains why this distinctive function was chosen.
Who died in ‘Squid Game’?
Initially 456 gamers be a part of the lethal video games to compete for the prize cash. The primary sport, Crimson Gentle, Inexperienced Gentle, leads to the dying of 255 gamers. After that, the remaining 201 gamers vote to depart the sport. Nonetheless, all however 14 folks return to attempt to win the prize cash.
Gamers proceed to die in Squid Sport till the one winner stays. Contemplating the 14 individuals who didn’t return for the video games, which means the participant dying depend was 441 folks in complete.
Why do the caskets in the Ok-drama have bows?
After the first video games, Squid Sport reveals how the our bodies of the lifeless contestants are disposed of. They’re positioned in black caskets tied with pink bows and burned in a large incinerator. Author and director Hwang Dong-Hyuk acknowledged in an interview with Netflix that the reference for the incinerators was taken from Auschwitz.
Chae went on to elucidate the ominous pink bows wrapped round the caskets in Squid Sport. “I think I focused on the mind of the person who came up with the games,” she mentioned. “I imagined he’d think he gave the contestants a chance as if he’s a god. This is my gift to you. Even your bodies being disposed in the incinerator is a show of mercy. So I thought, what if I put a ribbon on it?”
Hwang additionally factors out that the black coffins wrapped with pink bows match the black and pink uniforms of these operating the video games. One fan from Korea identified on Reddit that the brilliant bows additionally match the child-like themes of the sport.
“If you watch Korean game shows they make everything look cute and happy. I believe it was meant to fit with the innocent and cute childhood theme of the entire game. The sets and uniforms are all based on Korean schools and childhood. The contrast of that with the graphic violence makes it all the more disturbing and horrific.”
‘Squid Game’ is Netflix’s largest collection at launch
Squid Sport premiered on Netflix worldwide on Sept. 17. Variety states that the Ok-drama was seen extra in its preliminary month of launch than some other collection. Squid Sport beat out Bridgerton for this title.
The favored interval tv present reached 82 million households in the first 28 days of launch. In distinction, 111 million folks seen Squid Sport in simply 25 days.