10 Mistakes and Easter Eggs in “Squid Game” That You Probably Missed

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of (if not already binge-watched) the South Korean dystopian drama called Squid Game. It easily became one of Netflix’s biggest series, and quickly made its way to the top spot in 90 countries. But with more eyes watching, there’s also greater scrutiny over the show’s flaws and hidden surprises.

We at Bright Side can’t get enough of this series, so we scoured the internet for Squid Game discoveries shared by eagle-eyed fans. Fair warning for those who haven’t seen it yet — this article contains spoilers.

1. The numbers of the players got mixed up.

There were 456 participants at the beginning of the game, and each was assigned a number, depending on the order they joined.

The main characters’ digits were consistent all throughout the show, but it appears that the producers paid less attention to the details of the not-so-relevant players.

Player 061, as pointed out in one video, was originally female. But the eliminated photo showed a male participant with the same number. This blunder also happened with other players in various episodes.

2. One of the participants was more than 100 years old.

Participant 017 had a slight advantage during the 5th game — the one where they had to guess which glass boards to hop on to safely cross the other side.

He could tell which panels were tempered, and which ones would break. So Front Man decided to look at his file, and it was revealed that he worked at a glass factory.

However, one Reddit user spotted a funny anomaly in the year of his birth. He was supposedly born in the year 1897, which would make him 124 years old.

But it looks like Netflix has rectified this typographical error, as a recent peek at this episode already showed the revised year, which is 1987.

3. The umbrella shape on the wall changed in between scenes.

In the second game, players were asked to select among 4 shapes — circle, triangle, star, or umbrella.

It turns out that they would need to extract their chosen shape from a stamped dalgona or sugar tablet.

But nitpickers realized that the umbrella figure on the wall abruptly changed its dome shape — from a straight line to pointy curves. This obviously made the game more challenging for the poor players.

4. Seong Gi-hun was fake eating in one of the scenes.

Here’s an amusing hiccup for those who missed it. In the third episode, Gi-hun was complaining about how cold his food was. Maybe it was this frustration that made him want to eat air instead.

If you get a chance to replay this particular scene, you’ll see that he was only pretending to eat by putting an empty spoon inside his mouth.

5. There were inaccurate English translations.

One Twitter user shared her thoughts about the true essence of the Korean dialogues, and how they were slightly altered in the English subtitles.

For example, in the scene where Han Mi-nyeo (Player 212) tries to convince players to pick her for their team, the translation read “I’m not a genius, but I still got it work out.”

The user clarified that Mi-nyeo actually said, “I am very smart, I just never got a chance to study.” She adds that this was an important part of the script, as the “clever but poor” character is a huge trope in Korean media.

6. There was a continuity problem with Gi-hun’s cellphone.

Toward the end of the series, Gi-hun was shown traveling in a train station, talking with his daughter on his Samsung S7.

But while he was waiting for his flight inside the airport, a cutaway revealed that he had a Samsung S3 in his hand. Looks like his phone mysteriously downgraded somewhere during his commute.

7. Hwang Jun-ho’s cellphone miraculously never ran out of battery.

The policeman’s mobile phone became one of the highlights of the show. It also launched memes and funny comments due to what people viewed as an ideal, but unrealistic, battery lifespan.

For about a week, Jun-ho used the gadget to take pictures, videos, and write down notes. He was never seen charging the device, but it functioned perfectly until the end.

We’re not sure if Jun-ho survived being shot by his brother, but there’s a good chance that his cellphone pulled through.

8. They used a real number on the Squid Game business card.

In the series, interested players were asked to contact a phone number if they wished to enter the competition.

In real life, the digits incidentally belong to a South Korean woman, who was flooded with texts and prank calls after the show broke the internet.

Netflix reportedly said that they will resolve this problem by re-editing the scenes where the number was shown.

9. Kang Sae-byeok had a North Korean accent.

Non-Korean viewers probably won’t notice this impressive detail about the actress’ performance. But one Reddit user pointed out that Sae-byeok (the defector) showed hints of a North Korean accent in certain scenes.

The user added that when Sae-byeok was around the players, she adapted to the South Korean speech and mannerisms to avoid discrimination. And the accent only came out when she spoke to her brother and the broker.

10. The games were posted all along on the walls of their dormitory.

Probably the biggest, most relevant, Easter egg within the series are the clues hiding in plain sight. Players had a difficult time guessing the next challenge, but it was right in front of them all along.

The illustrations on the dormitory walls depicted all the games, from “Red Light, Green Light” to the final match of Squid Game.

They were hidden behind the beds early in the competition but were slowly revealed as participants were (literally) eliminated.

Have you seen Squid Game? What can you say about the show and who did you root for to win?

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