The keys to the creator of the squid game: Blood in a childish environment and risk life for money

There are successes so overwhelming that neither the creators have just understood. He spent with the Bridgerton that in just a few weeks he burst all the ind

The keys to the creator of the squid game: Blood in a childish environment and risk life for money

There are successes so overwhelming that neither the creators have just understood. He spent with the Bridgerton that in just a few weeks he burst all the indicators of Netflix and became his most viewed series around the world with 625 million visualizations in his first season. And it has happened with the one presented to succeed it: the squid game.

"This fever was nothing of what I expected, who would have done it?" It is Hwang Dong-Hyuk, creator and director of the series, who is surprised in statements to the world for this sudden success. In the absence of concrete metrics, South Korean fiction is already the most viewing series of Netflix in almost 100 countries and the CEO of the company, Ted Sarandos, Vaticinaba a few days ago that there are "many possibilities that it is the most viewing series of all the Times »on the platform.

And, now, the most repeated questions in the last two weeks: Why? By point Gore? For its aesthetic stridency? For its simplicity in history? Let us be the creator itself who exposes the theory of him: "It is full of ironies like risking your life in such a child's games for a huge prize or that the game space filled with is so adorable for children. That contrast makes it distinguishable from gender movies of existing games and that is what attracts audience. "

That is the central point, the children's play integrated into the wheel of wild capitalism and in the own life of the Creator, who had his first ideas in 2008 following Japanese Survival Comics such as Battle Royale or Liar Game: reborn. Hence, much of the tests that integrate fiction arose: the strip and loosen, the marbles or the stop and go, according to himself detailed, leaving out references like the hunger games, Black Mirror or the Gods Will. "They did not affect me for work and, in fact, I have not seen the Gods Will until later when I heard the first game was the same and searched the scene in particular," he adds.

Also the protagonist, Gi-Hun, comes from Hwang Dong-Hyuk's experiences: He was born in the same city, Ssangmun-dong, grew together with his single mother, her grandmother sold vegetables in the market, she is poor and was hooked at the horse races.

The rest are "the representation of Korean minorities" -migrant, deserters of North Koreans or the elderly- grouped under the names of their friends. "The deserters of North Korea are already large groups in South Korea and the poverty of the elderly is becoming a great social problem in a very aged society. The problems of our society and my fifty years of life are reflected with memories, experiences, families and friends », exposes before leaving a notice:« We have all played, but now, all adults, we are tiring up from the great game of survival".

Those who do not get tired are the fans, who already ask for a second delivery to which Netflix, seen the success of the start, does not seem willing to renounce the bewilderment of the Director. "I realize that there are great expectations for season 2 and I have an approximate frame, but I still ask me if I can improve the first. I will try to look for good ideas or maybe asking for advice on the networks, "he concludes.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 14:30

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