Netflix’s gory new series Squid Game has become one of the most popular shows on the streaming service and has earned a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Korean programme was recommended by 98% of viewers who have left a review and is the second most popular show in the UK, behind Sex Education.
It comes with a stipulation that viewers should be aged 15 and over, and a warning is given that the programme features ‘sex, suicide, violence, violent references, and injury detail’.
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The series has nine episodes in total and it landed on Netflix on September 17.
Squid Game will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games trilogy, as it follows a similar idea. The drama is described as a ‘thriller’ and ‘suspenseful’.
A synopsis of the drama reads: “Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.”
Famous critics have praised the new series, with Rebecca Onion, from Slate, calling it a ‘must-watch, if you can stomach it’.
While Paul Tassif, from Forbes, described it as ‘an emotional powerhouse that left me on the floor by the end’.
Viewers have been taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the programme.
One wrote: “F*** a break up have you seen this episode? This s*** hits different bye.”
Another added: “Squid Game was absolutely amazing and thrilling to say the least! The production was on point.
“Although the entire setting is quite horrifying, it does a good job at depicting the kind of society we live in. Definitely my favourite from all the Korean Netflix releases so far!”
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