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North Korean Govt ”sentences man to death” for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game”
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North Korean Govt ”sentences man to death” for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game”

A man has reportedly been sentenced to death in North Korea for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game” into the country. According to Radio Free Asia (via Variety), authorities were led to the man after they caught high school students watching the series. The report states that “Squid Game” was smuggled into the country from China through the use of a USB flash drive. The smuggler faces death by firing squad, while the students involved in bringing “Squid Game” into school are facing prison sentences. Radio Free Asia reports: “A student who bought a drive received a life sentence, while six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years hard labor, and teachers and school administrators have been fired and face banishment to work in remot...
Netflix’s mega hit Squid Game revealed to be worth almost $1 billion for the streaming giant
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Netflix’s mega hit Squid Game revealed to be worth almost $1 billion for the streaming giant

Netflix's biggest series, Squid Game is estimated to be worth almost $US900 million ($A1.2 billion) for the streaming giant, Bloomberg News reports, citing figures from an internal Netflix document. The nine-episode thriller, in which contestants play childhood games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won ($A52 million), became an international hit when it launched last month. In comparison to its estimated net worth, the show cost just $US21.4 million ($A28.8 million) to produce, Bloomberg said. According to the report, about 132 million people have watched at least two minutes of the show in its first 23 days, easily breaking the record set by US drama Bridgerton, which was streamed by 82 million accounts in its first 28 days. Netflix had earlier announ...
Squid Game set to overtake Bridgerton as Netflix’s biggest show to date
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Squid Game set to overtake Bridgerton as Netflix’s biggest show to date

Squid Game is on its way to becoming Netflix's biggest TV show ever, if the early viewership figures hold. The creepy hyper-violent Korean series premiered on the platform  last month and sees 456 desperate contestants compete with each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game. The multiple rounds of games has a top prize of almost £30 million. The characters take on a traditional children’s game such as Red Light and Green Light, and losing out has an ultimate consequence of death. Though viewers have been left sickened by the gory scenes in the horror thriller series, it has became a global sensation and topped the charts as the number one show in many countries, including the UK and the US. Said to be a horrifying version of Takeshi’s Castle, some fans have repeate...
Taylor Swift Calls Out Netflix Show Ginny and Georgia Over ‘Deeply Sexist’ Joke
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Taylor Swift Calls Out Netflix Show Ginny and Georgia Over ‘Deeply Sexist’ Joke

American singer Taylor Swift has criticised Netflix’s new mother-daughter drama Ginny & Georgia over a joke about her dating history. The dialogue that is supposedly a joke features 15-year-old Ginny telling her 30-year-old mother, Georgia during a fight in the season finale “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift." Swift took a swipe at the streaming platform for including this dialogue that she deemed ‘deeply sexist’. She added it is time hard-working women not be degraded by defining ‘horse shit’ as funny. "After Miss Americana, this ‘outfit does not look cute on you." the singer added Miss Americana is a documentary on Swift, which was released in January 2020. The documentary also explored how the media has dissected her personal life, especi...

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