What is Squid Game on Netflix about?

Squid Game - Courtesy of Netflix
Squid Game - Courtesy of Netflix /

Squid Game was released on Sept. 17, 2021, and subscribers flocked to Netflix to see what the strange thriller television series was about. Apparently, people told everyone they know about the Netflix original because Squid Game has taken another show’s spot on the top 10 list.

It’s kind of hard not to get invested in this series because it’s so suspenseful, and every episode leaves you wanting more. The TV show‘s popularity isn’t surprising because it shares a similar plot to the hit Japanese Netflix series Alice in Borderland

If you haven’t already watched this survival drama series, and you know absolutely nothing about it, we’ll share with you what Squid Game is about down below.

Squid Game synopsis

Squid Game is a South Korean drama series about a group of people who risk their lives competing in various games to win a large sum of money. These games aren’t your average type of games. They’re death games. Games where if you lose, you die. Pretty intense, right?

Check out the official synopsis via Netflix below.

"A mysterious invitation to join the game is sent to people at risk who are in dire need of money. 456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won. Every game is a Korean traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death. Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?"

This is such a unique premise that could pull any viewer in. And it looks like people can’t stop watching and talking about this television series!

There are nine episodes in season 1, with runtimes ranging from 32-62 minutes. Most people have already blown through all nine episodes and are looking for any updates on Squid Game season 2.

Right now, things are looking good, and a season 2 may very well happen. We’ve told you what the series is about, but now you need a visual. Check out the official season 1 trailer below.

Squid Game‘s age rating is TV-MA. There’s a lot of violence, weapons, coarse language, and basically scenes that wouldn’t be appropriate for kids. So make sure no kids are around when viewing this series.

Be sure to stay tuned for updates on a potential Squid Game season 2!

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