‘Squid Game’ Becomes One Of Netflix’s Most Popular Shows Ever

Netflix is reportedly being sued for an increased traffic surge in South Korea, following the release of the highly popular Squid Game. 
Credit: Netflix

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’. 

Watch the official trailer for Squid Game below… 

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.” 

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Squid Game
Squid Game has attracted legions of fans. Credit: Netflix

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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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.