Squid Game Review


Netflix released another great Korean show to their exclusive Originals on September 17th, 2021 and this might be their most popular series ever. The series is called Squid Game, which has thrills, mysteries, and survival; perfect for a death game.

Squid Game is about a group of 456 people who are indebted and desperate for money. Those people are willing to risk their lives to play in a mysterious survival game to win a ₩45.6 billion prize money. To win, they must overcome six children’s games that they’ve played from childhood and if they lose, their death adds ₩100 million to the prize money.

This show is a really interesting, dark, and disturbing show. Alongside all the killing and dark themes, there are also many emotional scenes that reveal each player’s story and making them morally complex as to why they’ve joined the games. They also show how far people would go for money. The characters have a different way of treating their partners, strangers, and themselves.

The episode that sticks out the most from this amazing series is episode six. Across social media, many people have been talking about this episode and how it has brought almost everyone to tears. But for me, I didn’t really feel sad as I already let social media spoil it for me beforehand, sadly.  

Another great thing about this show is that it is the best show if you want to cry, get mad, and go crazy while watching. Everything makes you mad, sad, or even excited. The swing in emotions is due to the amazing plot twists this show has. But again for me, I let spoilers ruin a lot of the twists that came along. 

Of all the characters that are in the Squid Game, I instantly became hooked watching player 067. Her character is named Kang Sae-Byeok and played wonderfully by Jung Hoyeon. She plays the role really well and has become my favorite character.  She is very pretty and very talented and that made me fall in love with her at first sight.

Squid Game is a 10/10 show and I recommend everyone to watch it immediately. If this is your first Korean drama, I recommend watching it in the original Korean audio and not with the English dub. Instead, use English Subtitles. The Korean audio is way better as it’s more authentic and fitting while the English dub is cringe and goofy that it pulls you out of it.