Netflix hit ‘Squid Game’ makes viewers ask, ‘How much is 45.6 billion won?’

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(KTVI) – A South Korean survival thriller on Netflix has captivated millions of viewers thanks to a clever, if strange plot about inequality and the risks desperate people are willing to take to escape economic ruin.

“Squid Game” also has viewers Googling, “How much is 45.6 billion won?”

The nine-part series, which arrived on the streaming platform on September 17, follows 456 people in dire straits who have agreed to play a series of childhood games for a chance to win just that amount.

The won is South Korea’s official currency and comes as coins or paper notes. The modern notes has famous people in Korean history on the front and works of art on the back.

This photo illustration shows a selection of North Korean banknotes issued by Pyongyang, shown in Seoul on January 4, 2018. (Photo by ED JONES / AFP via Getty Images)

Since 1 Korean won equals 0.00084 USD (that is 84 hundredths of a dollar), this means that 45.6 billion won is $ 38,460,271.20 USD.

From “House of Cards”, “Bridgerton”, “Queen’s Gambit” to “Stranger Things”, streaming giant Netflix is ​​known for producing or distributing shows that are the subject of discussion by water coolers around the world.

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said “it’s a very good chance” for “Squid Game”, produced by Siren Pictures Inc., “to be our biggest show ever.”

According to Flix Patrol, the international thriller is currently the most popular TV show on Netflix. It is ranked No. 1 in the United States and almost every country since the beginning of the month.

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