Squid Game: Why Is The World Obsessed?

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Published Oct 21, 2021, 7:00 PM

There is no better word to describe the Netflix show Squid Game than 'phenomenon', as it has taken the entire world by storm with more than 111 million loyal viewers, leading many people to ask why a South Korean dystopian horror-drama has proven so popular?

The Quicky speaks to an expert in Korean culture and media to uncover the hidden depths of the show not apparent to English-speaking audiences, and a psychologist to understand the impact the show has on our brains.


Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Dr Sung-Ae Lee - Lecturer in the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature at Macquarie University, whose major research focuses on fiction, film and television drama of East Asia, with particular attention to Korea

Elisabeth Shaw - CEO of Relationships Australia NSW and has worked for over 25 years as a clinical and counselling psychologist with extensive experience in relationships services 

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