The rise and rise of K-pop: From BTS to ‘Parasite’ to ‘Squid Game’

  • Lee Jung-jae (No. 456) is a man in a deadly competition in the Netflix drama "Squid Game." (Youngkyu Park/Netflix/TNS)

  • In this handout photo provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Best Picture Award winners for "Parasite" pose onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 9, 2020, in Hollywood, California. (Matt Petit/Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images/TNS)

  • Seven-member South Korean K-pop boy band BTS performs at The Rose Bowl on May 4, 2019, in Pasadena, California. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The K-pop fans are crazy for Korea.