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Obsessed with Squid Game? Us too.
Netflix’s latest series, hailing from South Korea, follows a series of people in stacks of debt playing a series of playground games in order to win significant sums of money. And we mean significant.
You can watch the trailer below.
As the show is based in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, the money Seong Gi-hun and the others get to win are in won – Korean currency.
The person who gets through all six rounds without getting “eliminated” will win a staggering 45.6 billion won.
But what is that in UK sterling? Well, don’t worry if you’re struggling with the conversation rate, and Netflix has done the maths for us.
The streaming service took to Twitter to explain that this equals the princely sum of £28,217,003.20.
No wonder our contestants are so eager to grab the prize fund – even if it does mean potentially dying for it.
People were stunned at the prize fund, particularly as many of us here in the UK aren’t aware of Korean currency.
“I thought 10,000 won sounded like a lot!” one person said, referring to a scene from the start of the series. “Nah, £6.15.”
Netflix jokingly replied: “Yeah, a slap across the face in lieu of £6.15 actually sounds about right.”
It seems as if many of us were keen to see the conversion rate, with another person replying: “I have tht exact screenshot, omg.”
While a third said: “Not going to lie, this was half my family last night.”
In other Squid Game news, fans have come up with a number of theories about the gory horror-drama.
Taking to TikTok, one user who goes by the handle @lucy.what1 has shared her theory about who gets chosen to be a player, and who’s a worker in the deeply disturbing playground games.
And according to her, it all depends on the colour card the people picked then they’re approached.
Intrigued? You can read more about that here.
Squid Game is available to stream on Netflix.
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