Inspired By Squid Game, 1415 Students Play Red Light, Green Light Game For Guinness World Record

A Guinness adjudicator present at the event Over 1415 Students at the University of California Irvine (UC Irvine) participated in the largest game of red light, green light and broke the Guinness World Record. The students played the South Korean childhood classic on Wednesday in Aldrich Park. The popular children’s game is commonly known as … Read more

Where to Watch the 2022 Emmy-Winning Shows

At the beginning of the 2022 Emmys, host Kenan Thompson called television “the greatest invention in the history of mankind,” before paying tribute to some of the tube’s most enduring creations throughout history. The 2022 Emmy winners at Monday night’s ceremony originated from 14 shows in the sea of ​​endless options. There were repeat wins … Read more

Behold, 20 Essential TV Episodes to Watch Before the 2022 Emmys

When nominations for the 2022 Emmys were first announced, Vanity Fair’s David Canfield lamented: “Like Everyone Else, Voters Ran Out of Time.” Generally, Television Academy members championed series released early in awards season—from HBO’s The White Lotus to Netflix’s Squid Game, in favor of some buzzy spring releases. Perhaps they were too preoccupied with binge-watching … Read more

“Squid Game” Breakout Jung Ho-yeon’s Battle to Stay Grounded

Anyone who’s tuned into Squid Game — Netflix’s most-watched show in history — known Jung Ho-yeon‘s face. The Korean actress, who also goes by simply Hoyeon, played Kang Sae-byeok, a North Korean defector who enters the deadly games in order to win enough money to bring the rest of her family over the border and … Read more

Doombingeing: Why Dark TV Helps Us Cope With a World of Real Terrors

When Ted Lasso premiered in the summer of 2020, the show was hailed as an antidote for the lockdown blues. Jason Sudeikis‘s coach was an indomitable cheerleader for the pandemic age, and TV executives began chasing Ted’s tail, seeking out uplifting projects to elevate the national mood. But the funny thing is, in scary times, … Read more

Where to Watch Emmy-Nominated Shows 2022

After a groundbreaking year of TV, the 2022 Emmy nominees are here to guide viewers to the best of the season. Dark inspired-by-true-events limited series like dopesick and The Dropout got recognized, as did the uplifting antics of Abbott Elementary and Hacks. Then there were the shows that fell elsewhere along the emotional spectrum, like … Read more

Netflix’s Past and Future Collide in a Messy Awards Season

in State of the Studios, Vanity Fair’s Awards Insider goes inside the campaigns of some of this Emmy season’s biggest players—from front-runners to underdogs, on streaming networks both well established and brand new to the game. This entry focuses on Netflix, which finds its flagship shows back in contention, as well as one massive first-time … Read more