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Popular Netflix Series Gets Lost In Translation

Written by on October 5, 2021

I haven’t had a chance to binge “Squid Game” on Netflix yet. Even it though it seems that I may be the only one. The Korean drama is on pace to become the most watched series on the platform in a pretty short amount of time.

If you’re unfamiliar, Wikipedia describes the plot as, “The series centers on a contest where 456 players, drawn from different walks of life but each deeply in debt, play a set of children’s games with deadly consequences for losing for a chance to win a 45.6 billion prize.”

The show’s creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk had been trying to get his show made since 2009 and even had to take a break from writing the show because he had to sell his laptop to pay bills.

So with all the praise “Squid Game” is getting, a woman on TikTok named Youngmi Mayer, who’s fluent in Korean, made a series of posts that let people know that the subtitles weren’t translated into English correctly and it’s almost not the same show.

@youngmimayer

#squidgame translations are sooo wrong here’s a little example

♬ original sound – youngmi

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