Would you play a survival game for millions of dollars?
Move over Bridgerton, after just 11 days of releasement, a South Korean show has hit number one on Netflix, becoming the most watched Netflix show of all time.
Squid Game is an unmissable, disturbing nine-episode series that follows 456 desperate, cash-strapped individuals, who get the opportunity to participate in traditional children’s games, such as Red Light, Green Light, and more in an effort to win $55 million, and a clean slate.
However, the players soon learn that every individual, except the winner, will be savagely killed in the games. Therefore, contestants must be tough and selfish in order to be the last one standing. Indeed, this cruel masterpiece explores the brutality of capitalism and human survival. Betrayals and personal alliances of characters will make you even think about who are in a game of survival?
Prepare to be on the edge of your seat with scenes of gore, plenty of bloodshed, graphic images of death, and so much more. Indeed, Squid Game makes The Hunger Games look like a baby contest.
Audiences around the world are absorbing this iconic Korean language show, with it even receiving a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. By the end of episode one, you’ll be pining for more. We recommend starting your binge-watch early in the day, or you’ll be up all night trying to find out who lives to tell the tale in Squid Game.
The series was written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, and stars many spectacular South Korean actors including Lee Jung-jae as gambler Seong Gi-hun, Park Hae-soo as conman Cho Sang-woo, ex-model Jung Ho-yeon playing Kang Sae-byeok in her first TV role, to name a few.
Interestingly, some of the cast have even racked up millions of new followers since Squid Game‘s release. Particularly, Jung Ho-yeon has gained almost nine million Instagram followers already.
Squid Game‘s world domination has people demanding a season two already. Watch on Netflix New Zealand now.