Squid Game Review


Percy Dehn, Staff Writer

Squid Game is a new Korean Netflix series about 456 competitors competing in very deadly children’s games. Then why would anyone play? Because the winner wins a bunch of money (45.6 Billion in Korean currency, which is 38.9 million in U.S. currency) that will pay off their debts and keep them wealthy for a long time. The game consists of red light, green light, marbles, and a bunch of other games.

The show has many loveable characters and a few hateable characters as well. For example, Ali, the only non-Asian in the show, is from Pakistan. The Squid Game has lots of crazy plot twists (like who is the mastermind behind these games) and finding out workers have been doing shady black market stuff. 

The main character’s name is Seong Gi-hun. He is in lots of debt due to gambling. Later on, in the first episode, a man approaches him and offers to play a game.  If he wins the game, he gets money, but he gets brutally slapped in the face every time he loses. So after many slaps, he finally succeeds and earns a 10,000 bill. The man then hands him a card and is told to call it if he wants to play another game and make real money. He considers the offer and eventually joins the games, but he and the other 455 contestants have no idea what they are in for.

This series is like Hunger Games with Quentin Tarantino’s flair for violence. Unfortunately, this series is not for the faint of heart.