Squid Games


Neely Burns, Editor-In-Chief

The media has been abuzz over the newest hit show on Netflix: Squid Game. It is originally voiced in Korean, but an English dub is available for those English-speakers who don’t want to read subtitles. This show came out on September 17, and has marked the record for Netflix’s biggest release ever. And it’s no wonder why. Squid Games contains a clever plot with lovable characters, all in nine episodes of varying lengths.

The show takes place in South Korea and details the story of Seong Gi-Hun, a poor man living with both family and money troubles. Eventually, he and 455 other people in terrible debt are invited to a series of children’s games in which one winner will come out on top, and gain more than enough money to pay off their debts and live their dreams. However, these games are not what any of them are expecting. To avoid spoilers, we will say no more, but if you are curious about the journey of Gi-Hun and the other contestants, watch the show!

So, why did this show gain such immense popularity? Aside from the actual quality of the show, receiving a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.1/10 on IMDB, the show has gained recognition partially due to the creativity of the public. As with most things, the internet has taken to creating memes of many aspects of the show, especially the image below. In addition, theorists have posed an idea of how people are chosen to be in or run the games. It is with these things that word of Squid Games spread like wildfire, causing the show to blow up rapidly.

The major warning that can be given for this show is that it is rather gory, so do not watch this if you have a weak stomach or are bothered by blood. Anything else that may bother you while watching the show is easily skippable. If gore is not concerning to you, absolutely watch the show! You will not regret it.