Netflix It: Squid Game

Alexis Dascher, Contributor

This article contains spoilers for “Squid Game.”

Netflix’s top-ranked show “Squid Game” is a thriller series that contains nine episodes in
the first season.

Released on Sept. 17, this Korean show has gained a worldwide audience and has the
potential to become Netflix’s biggest “non-English-language show in the world,” said Netflix’s
co-CEO Ted Saranados.

Not only is “Squid Game” a United States phenomenon, but it is the No.1 show in dozens
of countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea, Flix Patrol reported.

Central Connecticut State University student Kiralyn Wadman said “Squid Games” is a
great series.

“I think the idea behind it is really interesting,” she said. “I can’t wait to see the next

Although “Thriller” shows are not the most popular genre, many people enjoy this
dystopian series.

University of Connecticut student Megan Perrotta said the competitions in “Squid Game” made the show addicting to watch.

“The show was violent at times, but I thought it was good,” she said. “I felt like I needed
to finish the show to see who won.”

The first episode of “Squid Game” introduces the main character and protagonist of the
series, Seong Gi-hun, played by Lee Jung-jae. Gi-hun is a middle-aged gambler who has found
himself in an immense amount of debt.

After stealing money from his mother and giving his daughter a birthday gift from a claw
machine, Gi-hun is desperate for some spare change.

Gi-hun meets a well-dressed recruiter who offers to play a game with him for 100,000
won. So naturally, he agrees and plays for this money-making opportunity.

After the match, Gi-hun gets a phone number from the recruiter. He calls it and tells the
voice on the phone he is interested in playing more games. Gi-hun then goes into a van, getting
knocked out by gas.

Gi-hun wakes up in a warehouse along with 456 other individuals who are desperate for
money. It is announced that the players will compete in six games for 45.6 billion won.

The players herd into a vast room to play the first game of the series, “Red Light, Green
Light.” Players who are disqualified from the competition will be eliminated- literally.

After being tricked into this deadly tournament of children’s games, the players decide to vote on whether or not they would like to continue playing.

Following the vote, all players leave with the opportunity to come back and continue the

All players are sent back into the van unconscious; they are dropped off at various
locations and are left to fend for themselves again.

Once the players realize their lives are no better than they were in the warehouse, many
contestants decide to return.

Throughout all nine episodes of “Squid Game,” most of the players fear for their lives. They undergo extreme forms of distress on top of playing life-threatening games that include
painful and drastic deaths.

This series contains twists and turns that will shock all audiences. As players go through
personal risks and triumphs, they feel like they are in the game with them.