Kids’ games turned into a competition for survival. The prize is grand, but losing means death. Yes, that’s right, we are talking about Squid Game. Released on 17 September, it took the internet by storm. This hit Netflix series amassed 1.6 billion hours of viewing within 28 days of its release. Initially, the creators didn’t plan to make a second season, but after seeing the show’s popularity, they confirmed that the “The Squid Game universe” had just begun.
This article will discuss in detail the show’s plot, along with the cast and costumes worn by the actors. So without any further delay, let’s head straight to the article.
Squid Game Series Plot
The Squid Game series plot follows several characters going through tough times. One of them is Seong Gi-hun, also known as player 456, who is a gambler and heavily in debt. His life and the lives of others change when they are invited to participate in a multi-day survival game. The players are taken to a remote island, participating in several children’s games. The winners of each round advance to the next while the losers are killed in gruesome ways. The winner of all six rounds would receive the ultimate cash prize of ₩ 45 billion.
The Squid Game cast includes the funny and kind-hearted Seong Gi-hun, played by the talented actor Lee Jung-Jae. Park Hae-Soo plays Cho Sang-wook, his childhood friend, is also a participant in the game. The actor Oh Young-Soo plays the elderly man named Oh Il-nam or player one, while the North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok is played by none other than Jung Ho-Yeon. Deok-su, Mi-nyeo, and Ali are played by actors Heo Sung-Tae, Kim Joo-ryeong, and Anupam Tripathi, respectively.
Creators of The Series
Squid Game is directed by Hwang Dong-Hyuk, who initially came up with the idea while reading Japanese survival Magna. He pitched this idea to Netflix, and they immediately approved the script. Along with producing partner Kim Ji-yeon, they created what would become one of Netflix’s most viewed series. The show also made history by becoming the first ever non-English series to have 14 nomination picks at Emmy awards, including one for “Outstanding Drama Series”.
Squid Game Costumes
Among many things, fans praised the brilliant visual style of the series. In an interview, the costume designer Cho Sang-Kyung revealed the inspiration behind picking green for the players was inspired by the tracksuits sold in supply stores in front of schools. Bright pink was chosen for the guards as it is the opposite of green on the colour wheel. Undoubtedly, this decision contributed to the show’s popularity as the costumes were the most popular for last year’s Halloween.
Squid Games Season 2
Get your green track suits ready because the hit Netflix series will return to the big screen. According to the show’s creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, fans can expect Squid Games season 2 to be released either at the end of 2023 or at any time in 2024. Arguably, it is one of the most highly anticipated seasons and one we can’t wait for.
Frequently Asked Questions
Now, let’s answer some frequently asked questions regarding this thrilling series.
1. What are the games played in “Squid Game”?
Every game mentioned in the series is heavily influenced by Korean traditions yet is twisted in a dark and fascinating manner. The list of these games is as follows:
- Recruiter’s Game: Ddakji
The goal is to flip your opponent’s tile by striking it with yours. The first one to do so wins the game.
- Round 1: Red Light, Green Light
The participants played this game in the first round, and half of them were eliminated. The rule of the game is to cross the white line first when the killer doll is not looking.
- Round 2: Dalgona/ Ppopgi
Players had to carefully eat around the shape in the middle of the honeycomb without breaking it. A slight mistake could cause it to crack, thus eliminating the contestant.
- Round 3: Tug Of War
In round 3, several teams were formed with ten players facing each other in a game of tug of war.
- Round 4: Marbles
In this round, participants were divided into pairs and had to devise ways to defeat each other while using marbles.
- Round 5:The Glass Tile Game
It is the only game that doesn’t have real-world origins. In this, contestants had to cross a path of glass platforms, some of which were strong enough to hold their weight while others shattered easily.
- Final Round: Squid Game
In the last and final round, the players were divided into two teams. The offence team had to reach a specified space at the end of the playing field while the other had to stop them from doing so. Whoever wins this round wins the ultimate prize.
2. Where can I watch Squid Game?
As this is a Netflix Original Series, you can only stream it on the Netflix platform. It is also unlikely that the season will ever appear on Amazon Prime Video.
3. Is Squid Game dubbed into English?
The short answer is yes. Several voice actors have dubbed the hit show so viewers can watch it without turning on the subtitles. However, it is also possible to switch the setting to hear the actor’s original voices with or without subtitles.
If you haven’t already watched this dystopian masterpiece, you are seriously missing out. With its dark theme, amazing plot, and incredible actors, Squid Game is nothing less than a work of art. Once you complete the first episode, you will keep coming back for more.
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