South Korean drama ‘Squid Game’ competes for Emmys history

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Los Angeles (AFP) – South Korea’s “Squid Game” is bidding to make Emmys history Monday by becoming the first foreign-language television show to win top honors for best drama. The Netflix show — in which misfits and criminals compete for cash in barbaric and deadly versions of schoolyard games — is aiming to emulate the success of Oscar-winning South Korean movie “Parasite” with a triumph at TV’s top prize gala. But it faces tough competition from previous winner “Succession,” the tale of a family vying for control of a media empire — rife with Shakespearean backstabbing — that earned the …

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