Child’s Play: Squid Game
It has currently been one week since the release of the new streaming service show “Squid Game.” The South Korean Battle Royale style drama series, created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, has rapidly become a fan favorite. Its attention-catching concept and ability to keep the viewer visually engaged have resulted in its popularity.
Squid Game has gained noticeable praise and attention on a mass scale, holding a consistent spot on Netflix U.S top ten list since its debut date and has an impressive score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with an 87% viewership score.
The nine-episode series revolves around the central theme of classic children’s playground games; only the games come with an unexpected and deadly twist: players must survive death in order to win each round. These games are full of high stake scenarios that would be life-changing for any who manage to come out victorious in the end. Popularity is not solely a reason to watch this show — if that is not already a motivator on its own. For anyone looking to watch a high-intensity and attention gripping series, Squid Game should absolutely be on their list.