Squid Game follows Seong Gi-Hun (Greg Chun) who is down on his luck and has an absorbent amount of debt from loan sharks.
Following a game with a mysterious well-dressed man, who gives him ₩100,000 for winning a children’s game and a business card inviting him to play more games, Gi-Hun accepts and is kidnapped to a mysterious location with 455 other players. There they are forced to play children’s games with deadly consequences for losing.
The newest Korean Netflix TV show directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. Many of Netflix’s great international movies like The Platform or shows like Alice in Borderland usually revolves around dark themes and turning harmless games into deadly scenarios. Netflix has been on a hot streak recently when it has come to these types of shows. Squid Game has many similar concepts to Alice in Borderland, which will appeal to fans of that show.
The thematic elements of Squid Game sets it apart from many other shows and movies.
The show doesn’t spend a lot of time on the games, but instead on character moments and small insights to each character. The show makes you question the morality of the situation, as the players of the game are people who are either down on their luck, cheated and broke the rules of the system by committing fraud or not paying rent or taxes, as well as people who had bad…