In the last few years alone, South Korea shocked the world with “Parasite,” the first foreign language film to win best picture at the Academy Awards. It has one of the biggest, if not the biggest, band in the world with BTS. Netflix has introduced 80 Korean movies and TV shows in the last few years, far more than it had imagined when it started its service in South Korea in 2016, according to the company. Three of the 10 most popular TV shows on Netflix as of Monday were South Korean.
The country’s ability to punch above its weight as a cultural powerhouse contrasts with Beijing’s ineffective state-led campaigns to achieve the same kind of sway.
Post by legitimategolf on Nov 3, 2021 14:46:30 GMT
A rather selective article. Doesn't even mention Minari and last year's big Academy Award. Looks mostly like a hype piece for this upcoming "Bulgasal" series, trying to catch a ride on the Squid Game wave. Here in NYC by the way, Squid Game was probably the most popular Halloween costume I've ever seen. Korea is kicking our butts with their big soft power.
Sydneysiders Invited To Play Red Light Green Light As Squid Game Doll Arrives In Sydney
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 30: Hundreds of Sydneysiders view a giant pigtailed doll with the Harbour Bridge in the background on October 30, 2021, in Sydney, Australia. The replica animated doll from the Netflix series Squid Game has been installed at Sydney Harbour for Halloween. The doll, which is 4.5 metres tall and weighs three tonnes, can turn its head and chants "red light, green light." Sydneysiders are invited to play the popular Korean children's game made popular by the television show. (Footage by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
If Jan Stephenson was worried before, I wonder what she's thinking now...?
If 'Halloween Queen' In Gee Chun showed up at the first tee at the CME dressed like that creepy girl doll, I guarantee you it would go viral everywhere. The LPGA should think outside the box more often!