If you’re a fan of action, suspense, and a fair bit of blood, you need to check out the latest Netflix hit Squid Game. The Korean series has become an unexpected hit for the streaming service, breaking the Top 10 and getting everyone talking about it on social media. It’s even earned a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is pretty unheard of. It’s brutal, dangerous, and impossible to stop watching once you start.
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- So what’s Squid Game all about? Netflix has premiered a dozen or so Asian dramas this year, and Squid Game is one of them. The first season of the series, which has nine episodes, follows a group of about 350 Koreans who are in a dire financial state and desperate to win 45.6 billion won (about $38 million) prize – so much so that they’re willing to go to any lengths to do so. “Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes,” the description for the series reads. Sounds good, right? You have no idea!
- It’s a new take on Battle Royale. While in no way related to the classic Japanese thriller, Netflix’s Squid Game is a refreshing update to Battle Royale, which was released just over 20 years ago. It combines high stakes with some pretty intense violence that can be hard to stomach (though you should definitely try).
- There might even be a second season. Many fans who finished the first season of Squid Game are begging Netflix to renew the series for a second season, and given the way the first one ends, it seems like that might actually happen, fingers crossed. However, that means you need to watch Season 1 ASAP. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
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