Do you consider yourself an expert on The Squid Game? There are some curiosities that maybe you did not know.The Squid Game has become one of Netflix’s best original series and a successful phenomenon around the world. The Korean production has impressed its millions of viewers with its original and macabre story. Masked men in red jumpsuits, a group of hostages with large debts and a series of games that you may have played in elementary school, are the main ingredients of the series.
It is very likely that you have done a marathon to see this popular series and have been shocked by so much blood and deaths in games that seem harmless. Between the adrenaline and the anticipation you could have missed some things, and that is why here we present 5 things that you may not know about The Squid Game.
You can visit the macabre doll from the first game
The giant doll with laser eyes that we could see in the first episode “Red light, green light” you can not only see in the series. If you want to see this creepy doll that with a simple glance kills anyone who moves (in the series, of course), you can.
For this, you will have to visit Jincheon County, a rural area about three hours north of Seoul. According to some reports, the giant doll is found at the entrance of a horse carriage museum called Macha Land. Would you like to visit it? We bet yes.
The series had to wait more than 10 years to come out
While it may be hard to believe this now, The Squid Game was not to everyone’s liking for several years. For more than a decade, local studios rejected creator Hwang Dong-hyuk’s script calling it too violent and bloodthirsty.
That’s right, the production was also called “unrealistic” and “too grotesque.” It was only in 2019 that Netflix gave the project the green light, but in series format and it has become so successful that the platform has had to change its way of measuring the audience. As a curious fact, the series was originally called “Round Six”, which in Spanish we could translate as Round 6 or El Sexto Round.
The director of the series lost 6 teeth during filming
Every great success carries a dark side, and The Squid Game could not be the exception. Of course, before you think that the director was injured trying one of the insane games that take place in the series, we have to tell you that Hwang Dong-hyuk lost six of his teeth due to the stress of shooting the series.
Well yes, as incredible as it may seem, the director of the series lost part of his teeth due to the great stress he was subjected to during filming. In fact, in an interview with CNN, Hwang Dong-hyuk expressed: “On my left side, I still don’t have two molars, I need implants, but I haven’t had time.”
Hints about upcoming games were given throughout the series
The creators of the series, intentionally, but very sneakily, left many clues so that viewers could guess what awaited the players in the following games. Many social media users commented on these signals, before this fact went viral.
You may not have noticed, but on the walls of the bedroom where the players wake up there were drawings that at first glance only seemed part of the scenery. But, if you look closely, you will see that these pictures serve as clues to understand what games await the participants.
The Squid Game was intended to be a movie
The creator of The Squid Game, Hwang Dong-hyuk, originally envisioned this production as a movie when he started working on it there in 2008. Given this director’s repertoire of hit movies, such as Silenced, The Fortress and Miss Granny, this is no surprise.
However, once it took the form of a series, various characters such as police detective Jun-ho and a few other details were added that helped to finish shaping the plot. Perhaps not even the creator of the series himself could imagine the success it would have and the amount of money it would raise worldwide.