Squid Game debuted on Netflix on September 17th. As a result, audiences have voiced bewilderment and shock. Squid Game isn’t just a story about kid’s games. The underlying tone is so much darker.
The Creation of Squid Game
Squid Game is the brainchild of Hwang Dong-hyuk. The idea of the script came partially from his own life. Not playing the game depicted in the series. But the struggling to make ends meet. Furthermore, the series almost didn’t get made. In the beginning, studios disliked the premise of the script. The cruelty and brutality of the series turned people off. However, when COVID struck, the idea was revisited and approved.
What’s Squid Game About?
The idea behind the series is quite fantastical. You take a group of people, all with financial struggles. You place them in a setting to win an insane amount of money. Lastly, all they have to do is play and win six different children’s games. However, the odds are viciously stacked against them. You see, if you lose, you are “eliminated.” The players discover the elimination process after game one, red light, green light.
Is Squid Game Real?
Could Squid Game be based on a real game? The answer is no. In fact, it should always be, no. The extreme violence of the elimination is enough to chill your bones. Unless you like that sort of thing. The only real thing about Squid Game is the name. It is, in fact, the name of a Korean child’s playground game. It takes an insane amount of endurance and skill. Creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, enjoyed playing the game as a child. He loved it so much he named the movie after it.
The Darker Side
Squid Game is not just about violence and the greed of money. It’s about what people turn into when their life sucks. Each person in the series comes from some level of financial ruin. The promise of an insane amount of money causes some to turn into murderers. However, some of them maintain their humanity. And some are nothing more than tricksters. The sad part is, you never know who is who until it’s too late.
Squid Game is not just a series. It is an experience. At some points, you are saddened for the characters. And some you want to punch out. Even at the end, your emotions fluctuate as you wonder. What the heck did I just watch? But not in a bad way. It will be interesting to see if there is a Season 2. The cliffhanger at the end does leave room for more. The question there would be, are you ready for the game? Watch Squid Game on Netflix, streaming now.
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