‘Squid Game’ May Become The Platform’s Most Popular Show Ever Says Netflix CEO
If you haven’t watched Squid Game on Netflix yet, what are you waiting for?
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the South Korean survival drama, the plot centers around a handful of people who are massively in debt due to gambling, fraud, and so on, and get invited to join a game where the big prize is cash. And we’re talking a lot of cash – approximately $40 million. Once in the game, the 456 players quickly realize that it isn’t just a regular game – it is based on surviving children’s games such as “red light, green light,” and tug of war.
The show has become an instant favorite amongst the Highsnobiety team (many of us binged the show in less than 48 hours), and a big topic of conversation has been the outfits worn by the players throughout the show.
Each contestant is dressed in a retro-inspired teal tracksuit sporting their individual numbers printed on the chest, as well as white Vans Slip-Ons. Okay, they aren’t actually Vans, but they are replicas that perfectly complete the look. They also wear a white T-shirt with their numbers printed on it in the same teal hue.
When contrasted against the show’s different set-designs such as the pastel-colored staircases, the “red light, green light” game setup, as well as the red overalls worn by the staff, the uniforms really just hit the spot – and we have director Hwang Dong-hyuk to thank for that. The director also revealed that most of the set designs were actually built in real life, without CGI, which makes it even more impressive.
Many of the show’s actors have received attention, too. In particular, HoYeon Jung, who is a famous model and appeared on Korea’s Next Top Model. She makes her acting debut in Squid Game as one of the main players. Other names include Kim Joo-ryoung, Gong Yoo, and Lee Jung-jae.
The show has seen immense success, climbing to the number one spot on Netflix, with conversations surrounding a potential sequel currently taking place. While we wait, we’re researching teal tracksuits and white Vans – both for everyday wear, as well as a really good Halloween costume.