Review: Let the games begin

In the Netflix show “Squid Game,” players fight for the money and put everything on the line to win



Appearing seemingly out of nowhere, “Squid Game” became an instant success, amassing over 132 million views in the show’s first 23 days, shattering the record set by “Bridgerton.”

Kylie Chisamore, Staff Writer

When red light, green light and tug-of-war becomes a life or death matter, it is no longer fun and games. When everything’s on the line, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for the number one spot and a cash prize.

“Squid Game” takes place in South Korea with 456 players. Each round people get eliminated by losing in a childhood game. After each player gets eliminated the cash prize ups in value.

“Squid Game” is one of the longest lasting Netflix series as it has remained number one for twenty-four days straight. Receiving over 111 million views, setting the record for Netflix’s non-English longest reigning number one spot. 

It caters to everyone’s interests. While most may not have paid very much attention there were relationships wanted, formed, and ended. There is a good plot line in the show itself outside of the games. And for the people who are into more violent shows it provides that as well. 

It is somewhat relatable. It shows that everyone would do just about anything for money. The whole concept is to be better than everyone else and become one of the richest people, which means you have to pick yourself over others and put yourself first.

It gets quite repetitive and graphic. Some scenes are just too similar to the others but I couldn’t imagine any of them being quite happy in the circumstances presented. The blood, gun shots, surgery, etc. is too graphic for the younger audience that may stumble upon this show.

In the end it is a great show and proves that just about anything for money and to win the game. Wouldn’t you?