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10 Defining Moments From Top Netflix K-Drama 'Squid Game'

We take a look back at some of the moments that catapulted this nine-episode thriller to cult favorite status

Squid Game has done spectacularly. Having received overwhelmingly positive reviews on a global level, it’s now the number 1 Netflix show in 90 countries and is well on its way to becoming the streaming platform’s most notable series of all time. For a Korean program to edge out heavyweights such as Bridgerton, Lupin, and even The Witcher—well, that’s no small feat.


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Hundreds of individuals, all in some form of debt, are handpicked to compete in a series of deadly children’s games in top K-drama worldwide, 'Squid Game' | Netflix


The premise alone is enough to get one hooked on the drama. Hundreds of individuals, all in some form of debt, are handpicked to compete in a series of deadly children’s games. For every player that is eliminated, the cash prize increases, paving the way for dirtier tactics.


Writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk was inspired by his own economic struggles as well as the wealth disparity within the social classes in South Korea. He’d finished writing the script in 2008, but had difficulty finding a production company that would take it on. Fortunately, Netflix stepped in, and the rest is history. 

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Bolstered by relevant themes, clever cinematography, and stellar performances, it’s probably safe to say the gates are wide open for a second season. But before we start theorizing about what’s next on Seong Gi-hun’s agenda, let’s look back at some of the moments that catapulted this nine-episode thriller to cult favorite status.


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