Why is the popularity of Netflix’s Squid Game such a surprise when Korean entertainment content has been popular for so long? Photo: Reuters
Why is the popularity of Netflix’s Squid Game such a surprise when Korean entertainment content has been popular for so long? Photo: Reuters
Tamar Herman
Opinion

Opinion

Tamar Herman

Squid Game, Parasite, BTS: why are people still surprised that Korean pop culture is good? It’s been making waves for decades

  • Recent years have seen people repeatedly shocked by the quality of Korean entertainment, but comments that it is ‘seemingly out of nowhere’ are sorely mistaken
  • The biggest successes coming out of South Korea nowadays are ones that take on sociocultural issues that resonate with audiences on a global level

Why is the popularity of Netflix’s Squid Game such a surprise when Korean entertainment content has been popular for so long? Photo: Reuters
Why is the popularity of Netflix’s Squid Game such a surprise when Korean entertainment content has been popular for so long? Photo: Reuters
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