In ten days, the South Korean series became the most watched on Netflix’s “Squid Game” Season 1 series in ten days, which sends people to a deadly competition based on traditional children’s games, and in just ten days from its release, it finished in the first place on Netflix in America.
“Squid Game” is a nine-episode action/drama series, which climbed to number one in America in less than ten days, becoming the first South Korean series to do so. It looks absolutely fantastic and draws the viewer in like a small child, who, due to his curiosity, wants to enter a colorful playroom of bright colors, where a brutal competition for survival is actually taking place.
Squid Game Plot
More than 400 players without money accept a strange challenge consisting of competing in obscure children’s games. A tempting prize of 45.6 billion Korean won ($40 million) goes down in a huge transparent piggy bank above the heads of 456 participants in the game. The stakes are deadly high, and debt slaves compete in six rounds playing deadly versions of the Ice Queen, but also a traditional Korean game called the Squid Game. It is a dark drama on Netflix, whose creator is director and screenwriter Hwang Dong-hyuk, who we remember from the controversial projects “The Fortress” and “Silenced”.
The story here focuses on Gi-Hun, a man struggling to make ends meet. The usurers shed blood from his nasal cavities, he is the most undesirable client in the bank, and he suffers from gambling addiction. Playful and hungry for money, in a large fortification on a distant island, Gi-Hun and the other nearly five hundred contestants quickly realize that they are stuck in a deadly game, which will cost them goods. The one that can’t be paid. In each episode, the characters compete in games, and the one who wins is placed in the next round of the competition, and the loser is killed by machine guns.
The drama of survival in the modern world, with a pronounced gap between rich and poor, is a message we have already received in the film “Parasite”, while “Squid Game” speaks less subtly about capitalism. It is a world where some people run after money, while a small group of people have fun watching them fight to the death. They created colorful content for them, a huge playroom where children’s songs can be heard. As much as that children’s stylization differs from killing and shedding blood, that combination looks very interesting, like children’s counters and lullabies in horror movies. If we recall, the biggest titles in the history of cinema, which dealt with horror, succeeded through children (“Exorcist”, “Halloween”).
Squid Game Cast and Characters
- Jung-jae Lee as Seong Gi-hun, Ki-hoon
- Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo, Sang-woo
- Wi Ha-Joon as Hwang Jun-ho
- Jung Hoyeon as Kang Sae-byeok
- Oh Yeong-su as Oh Il-nam
- Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
- Anupam Tripathi as Ali Abdul
- Kim Joo-Ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
- Lee Byung-hun as Front man
- Greg Chun as Gi-Hun
- Stephen Fu as Sang-Woo
- Paul Nakauchi as Deok-Su
- Donald Chang as Jun-Ho
- Stephanie Komure as Mi-Nyeo
- Tom Choi as Frontman
- Brian Kim as Byeong-Gi
- Gong Yoo as The Salesman
Squid Game Fan or Not Reactions
Netflix’s Squid Game series has come under fire from viewers for “unnecessary violence and explicit scenes full of blood,” writes the Daily Mail.
Squid Game is currently the most popular series in the world where you can see scenes in which the characters shoot themselves in the head with a firearm, and their internal organs can also be seen.
“I’m on the verge of crying. This series is so violent,” “Squid Game is the worst series I’ve seen. It’s so violent, I’m surprised people love it,” “I don’t want to watch this series because everyone has watched it. Honestly, I would never look at something violent just because it is in trend “, are some of the comments of users on Twitter.
But some viewers write that they liked the series and would recommend it to anyone who hasn’t watched it.
“Sqid Game is a brutally violent series, masterfully acted out. If you haven’t seen this South Korean masterpiece yet, I highly recommend it,” “Man, what I love about Squid Game. It’s tense and violent. I can’t stop watching it. “, Are some of the comments on social media.
There is a rumor about Squid Game Season 2 but series director Hwang Dong-hyuk told the media that there is no concrete plan yet.