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Squid Games

Drama, Survival
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Squid Games

Squid Games, a South Korean survival drama series created for Netflix by Hwang Dong-hyuk, aired for the first time on September 17, 2021. Initially,  Squid Games was a one-season-only show. This was because the first episode was majorly stressful for Hwang to do all himself. He said that if he was going to create a season two of Squid Games, he would need a whole team of people to help him do so. Initially, Hwang stated in an interview that though there are no plans in the works for a season two. He’s really considering it due to the fact that people really loved the first season and want more. As of late 2021, Hwang started working on season two of Squid Games. And has plans to bring back some familiar faces.

The show Squid Games is about a single, divorced father and an obsessive gambler that gets invited to play in a round of games, that also happen to be kid’s games, for a chance to win a lot of money. He ultimately accepts the offer and proceeds to the location. Blindfolded upon arrival, he only realizes once un-blindfolded that there are hundreds of others that need money as well. They are all given a number and watched under 24-hour surveillance. After playing the first game, he soon realized that losing the game resulted in death. More money’s added to the prize every time someone dies. The main character Gi-hun makes alliances with some of the other players. And they help each other through the game as much as they can.

After Squid Games aired it received extremely positive reviews all around. Critics claim it is definitely not for the faint of heart. But if you love a good thrill and being on the edge of your seat, this is a really great show.


  • Season One

    S1 E1 · Red Light, Green Light
    S1 E2 · Hell
    S1 E3 · The Man With the Umbrella
    S1 E4 · Stick to the Team
    S1 E5 · A Fair World
    S1 E6 · Gganbu
    S1 E7 · VIPs
    S1 E8 · Front Man
    S1 E9 · One Lucky Day

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 94% based on 63 reviews, with an average rating of 8.20/10. On Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 69 out of 100 based on 13 critics.

Main cast

Lee Jung-jae (Seong Gi-hun, Player 456)
Park Hae-soo (Cho Sang-woo, Player 218)
Wi Ha-joon (Police Officer Hwang Jun-ho)
HoYeon Jung (Kang Sae-byeok, Player 067)

Numbers in parentheses denote the character’s assigned number in the Squid Game.

Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun (456)

Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo (218)

Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho

HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok (067)

O Yeong-su as Oh Il-nam (001)

Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su (101)

Anupam Tripathi as Ali Abdul (199)

Kim Joo-ryoung as Han Mi-nyeo (212)

Recurring cast

Yoo Sung-joo as Byeong-gi (111)

Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong (240)

Kim Si-hyun as Player 244

Lee Sang-hee as Do Jung-soo (017)

Kim Yun-tae as Player 069

Lee Ji-ha as Player 070

Kwak Ja-hyoung as Player 278

Christian Lagahit as Player 276

Kim Young-ok as Oh Mal-soon

Cho Ah-in as Seong Ga-yeong

Kang Mal-geum as Kang Eun-ji

Park Hye-jin as Sang-woo’s mother

Park Si-wan as Kang Cheol

Guest cast

Gong Yoo as a salesman who recruits participants for the Game

Lee Byung-hun as Hwang In-ho

Lee Jung-jun as Guard

John D Michaels as VIP #1

Daniel C Kennedy as VIP #2

David Lee as VIP #3

Geoffrey Giuliano as VIP #4

Stephane Mot as VIP #5

Michael Davis as VIP #6

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