Netflix’s Korean original series Squid Game has proven to be the next groundbreaking show. It is the first Korean film to hold the top spot on Netflix in the United States. This series has amused audiences all over the world. What makes it so popular is that the concept is so original. It’s not your typical love story or rivalry. It’s much deeper than that. The plot involves the main characters struggling to make ends meet.
Most if not all are in debt. And when the opportunity to make a great deal of money presents itself, they took it. Could you blame them, a supposed game seems harmless, right? Well wrong! Who knew a child’s game could be so dangerous, life-threatening almost. What people love is mystery and plot twists, it keeps you on your tippy-toes and leaves you wanting more. Which is the sole reason Squid Games became number one. According to Netflix, it is possibly the highest-grossing show ever.
Money Changes People
Money is the root of all evil. This show is a good representation of that. The inequality of wealth explores just how far everyday people will go to ensure financial security. You’ll learn how evil people really are and how low people will scoop for money. It shows how most don’t care or value their very existence. Some are willing to bet their life for a huge sum of money. This is a universal truth which is why the show is doing so well, it’s exploring relatable circumstances in a uniquely murderous way.
When any show does well, what do brands do? They profit off of it. The show has inspired the making of Clothing, Video games, Lunchboxes, Bank advertising, Halloween costumes, and many more. The list goes on. Another big hit, thanks to the show, is the Dalgona draw. It’s one of the games that appeared on the show. It is on sale, retailing at $30. A YouTuber demonstrated how to draw Dalgona Candy and of course it went viral within a few short hours of posting it.
Netflix Retail Shop
Did you know that Netflix has a retail store? This is big news to me. The Netflix shop offers over 5 different uniquely designed Squid Game T-shirts. The starting price is $35 dollars. You can even customize your merchandise if you want to. There are not only mini plush dolls of the main characters but also hoodies and long sleeve shirts. The sizes range from a small to a 2 extra-large. The stuff is surprisingly stylish. Not that cheesy TV Show apparel you would find at a fan favorite shop.
Squid Game Influencer Pack
With that being said we now know what the series is and the impact it had on people from all over the world. Let’s get into the influencer pack. The Squid Game influencer packs are sent to celebrity idols by Netflix’s Korean PR team. So far Jennie from Black Pink, Jae from Day6, and Sunwoo from the Boyz were the first few celebrities to receive the gift boxes. The box is black with the shapes circle, triangle, and square on the outside. This symbol is referenced from the series. Inside these boxes is a green tracksuit the contestants wore as well as the doll from the game ‘red light, green light’. Along with a coin pouch bag.
Furthermore, if you want you can purchase your very own squid game box. I highly doubt any of you will be receiving one any time soon. They can be found in multiple places. To name a few you have: Solidpop, Etsy, CrateJoy, and RedBubble. Now, keep in mind that the items are slightly different. It won’t be the exact same as the original influencer pack. it’ll still serve the job and give the desired look.
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