Is Squid Game a Must Watch?


By: Sarah Thon Majok

November 7 , 2021


Blood, Death, Gunshots, Gore, Physical Assault, Flashing Lights, Explicit Content, Smoking

Squid Game is a nine-episode South Korean series on Netflix. With 456 contestants who are  currently in debt, they’re first tricked into a deadly tournament of children’s games, but then, many of them volunteer to come back, realizing the games may be their only chance to win the money they need to survive. Big bucks are at stake — 45 billion South Korean won, which translates to $38 million. The odds of survival aren’t good. No question, the show has a dark theme, and blood spurts freely. Watching children’s games turn into deadly battles is unnerving, and it’s not for everyone. The characters are well-developed, the action moves quickly, and never lets up for long. 

The main character, Seong Gi-Hun ( Played by Lee Jung-jae), also known as player 456, is a divorced father of a little girl who is living with her mother and new father. He tries to have a good relationship with his daughter, but gambling and fighting always get Gi-Hun carried away. Gi-Hun lives in a poor neighborhood with his mom. He tries to get money by gambling and fighting but that won’t fix the money problems. His financial situation is what mainly got him into the Squid Games. 

With all the stories of the people in the game and how they got in the Squid Game, this series is an ASAP must watch. Be sure to get ready for some sad scenes in this series, they will definitely make you cry. A lot of Glasgow students are addicted to this show. Will you join the craze?