If you loved ‘Squid Game,’ check out these 7 other survival game-themed shows
If you binge-watched Squid Game like we did, and you’re looking for something similar to watch now, here’s what we’ve got out eye on.
With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 100 percent, season 1 of the K-drama Squid Game is surpassing the ranks of popularity swiftly; the show has topped the global Netflix chart. The 2021 survival drama series may even become Netflix’s biggest show ever as per the streaming platform’s co-CEO, Ted Sarandos.
“There’s a show on Netflix right now that is the No. 1 in the world, like everywhere in the world. It’s called Squid Game. Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure,” Sarandos said at the Code conference in Los Angeles, US — as reported by CNET. Meanwhile, the series has reached the top spot in the US and the UK.
Sarandos says that “Squid Game,” a non-English Korean show that debuted only nine days ago (and I am just hearing about now), is on track to be its biggest show ever and is already number one in most countries.
— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) September 27, 2021
Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the nine-episode series stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Oh Young-soo, Ho-yeon Jung, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi and Kim Joo-ryoung.
Netflix describes the series as:
“Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.”
Squid Game depicts a set of poverty-stricken people — 456, to be precise — who are invited to play a mysterious children’s game, albeit with deadly twists. Participants are expected to risk it all as they set out to win 45.6 billion won (about US$ 38.4 million). Where the psychological survival game leads each contestant will keep you guessing.
The point is simple: if you win, you gain; if you lose, you die. Giving a deadly spin to the Japanese game show Takeshi’s Castle, each round leaves piles of dead bodies behind. So strap on your seat belts as the tightly written horror-thriller show is all set to capture you.
With Squid Game generating a buzz in its wake, are you in for some more thrill and gore? Here are some other survival game-themed shows to watch if you loved Squid Game.
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