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'Squid Game' skewers particularly South Korean approach to capitalism, but finds resonance globally

Fom left to right, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from "Squid Game." (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)
Fom left to right, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from "Squid Game." (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)

Netflix’s “Squid Game” became its most streamed original show ever this week.

It’s popularity may lie in its handling of cultural touchstones in South Korea, and a more universal satire of capitalism. We hear from Seung-hwan Shin, film and media studies professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

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This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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