Many South Koreans feel they are 'living' the Squid Game

Lee Jung-jae plays Squid Game's main protagonist, Gi-hun, a down-and-out man struggling with his life. PHOTO: NETFLIX
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SEOUL - Highly-skewed income disparity. Worsening household debt. Survival of the fittest amid fierce competition.

South Korean thriller Squid Game, now the No. 1 title on the global Netflix chart and dominating the buzz on social media, is actually deemed as a "great metaphor" for the East Asian country and exposes many harsh realities faced by its people.

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