Squid Game: Navigating Reality TV Spinoff Contradictions

BY John fenster

Netflix's release of "Squid Game: The Challenge" highlights the intriguing contradictions surrounding the global phenomenon.

Netflix founder Reed Hastings unintentionally contradicted the serious tone of a South Korean drama by wearing a tracksuit during an earnings call.

Squid Game: The Challenge" is a competition series that capitalizes on the success of its scripted predecessor, but focuses less on social commentary and mass murder

Netflix aims to turn its original hits into long-lasting intellectual property, despite lacking established franchises. 

Squid Game" Season 2 is confirmed, and the streaming giant is exploring other options like "Squid Game.

 The Trials," an immersive experience where people can pay to recreate the challenges from the show.

The reality TV spinoff copies the original's format and look, recreating the famous sets and games on a U.K. stage.

The Challenge" is different from the tournament, focusing on entertainment rather than danger. 

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