What’s the best way of enjoying a newly released Netflix series? Is it while you are trying to edit the paper you have to submit by the end of the week or while cuddling with your partner on the couch? For me, it does not matter what the situation is as long as the series is worth my time and attention.
Korean survival drama series Squid Game recently made its way to popular OTT streaming platform Netflix in mid-September and has already surpassed all the previous records to become the #1 show with 111 million views in the first 28 days of its release. Those of you who haven’t watched the show must be wondering what’s so special about it, right?
Netflix’s superhit show Squid Game is a suspense thriller with plenty of drama and an intriguing storyline. It took almost a decade for the creator Hwang Dong-hyuk to share his story with a global audience but now, looking at the masterpiece, I can say that the show was worth the wait. Now, without any more delay, let’s find out more about the series and how it has grabbed a place on everyone’s TV screen.
Why Squid Game Is Popular? Breaking All The Records!
The picture in survival, adventure, action, thriller, and drama consists of nine episodes, each with almost an hour’s timing. In less than a month, When I say that I am in a mood to watch a perfect mix of thriller and drama, it means that I am talking about binge-watching Squid Game. The Korean series comprises nine episodes, and each of them keeps getting better than the other. As per the sources, global streaming service Netflix will be earning approximately $900M from this survival sensation. Isn’t that some huge amount?
Currently, the show has broken the previous record made by Bridgerton (streamed by 83 million users) and has recorded 130 million users shortly after its release. Honestly, Bridgerton held a record that I never thought would be broken by any series other than the latter’s second season. However, now the tables have turned, and everyone is rooting for the red light, green light scheme.
Squid Game is about a group of strangers, each one of them has a large amount of debt to pay. They step in to play a bunch of meticulously planned children’s games that can help them earn a large sum of money. The games and the tests at the beginning are relatively simple, and almost each of them passes without facing any difficulty. However, as the series keeps progressing, you will find that each game takes the contestants one step closer to their death and reward at the same time.
The rules are simple. As long as the players don’t make any mistakes and keep doing the tasks under the time limit, they are safe. However, once a player makes a mistake or takes even more than a second to complete a job, you know that you will find them dead in the next scene. This is the best thing about Squid Game that everyone has loved so far. The show does not focus on a single hero. Instead, it focuses on all the characters, which makes it different from the other TV series.
However, there is one thing I must tell you before you start streaming the show right away. Each episode ends on a gruesome, horrific note involving killing a player or a death match between more than two players. It is in your best interest if you keep watching the show in the daylight and not push it for the night. Trust me. You will be tossing and turning in your bed all day long.
Once you complete the show, you will be left wondering with your own thoughts – Would I ever agree to play such games at the cost of my life? Would I be successful in winning the games for 30 million euros? How would I live my life if I had won the money? How would it feel to live the rest of my life without having to work?
Talking about the show’s next season, the head of Netflix’s global television division, Bela Bajaria said that, season 2 of Squid Game entirely depends on the creator of the series Hwang Dong-hyuk. For now, Netflix has found the perfect strategy with Squid Game to gain more attraction for its internationalized content. In the future, if Netflix keeps on making shows similar to this, there is no doubt that the platform will be on top of global domination once again.
One thing that I can say for sure is that as long as Netflix keeps coming up with shows like Squid Game, I won’t hesitate before paying for my monthly subscription. Though I admit I was a little skeptical about watching the show at the beginning, trust me, once you hit play, you will never turn back.
Initially, Hwang Dong-hyuk wasn’t sure that his script would be welcomed with open arms by the audience globally but now that things have changed and that too for good, there is a possibility that he will soon start working for the second season of the show. Hopefully, this time with Netflix backing the series and the creator, I am sure that viewers won’t be waiting for ten years to stream season 2.