Review: Squid Game rockets to top spot on Netflix-and for good reason


Sierra Covarrubias, El Rodeo Staff Writer

Squid Game is Netflix’s top-rated show and has been number one for twelve consecutive days and is growing in popularity with each day.

Squid Game is a great show that contains the development of close-knit relationships among the players and chaos throughout each episode.

  Just like the main character, Seong Gi-hun has a pure heart throughout most of the episodes, even while going through horrible and lucky situations. You see him faced with going against his own morals in order to continue in the game.

One of my favorite characters in the show was Sae-Byeok because throughout the show she has a blank character who doesn’t trust anyone. Then she ends up blooming throughout the show and you get to understand her story and how her morals differ from everyone.

This show is a K-drama or Korean drama. I enjoyed it because it wasn’t a typical K-drama that focuses on romance because it focuses more on commenting on life’s issues. I believe it makes you see the storyline on a deeper level because you see the players connect more and more in every episode as they develop allyship to friendships with every scene.

Some parts I enjoyed were the scenes where there were ironic situations. You get to see these characters go against their morals in the pursuit of winning the game.

This show will keep you on the edge of your seat making you want to hit play immediately to find out the end of the story or even just how one episode ends.

All of the actors were very talented in this show. They embody their characters, making their performance enticing to the audience because of how they portrayed such emotion. There was never a dull moment.

I would recommend this show to anyone who loves a strong storyline with some dark themes, irony, as well as great visuals throughout the show.