Squid Game: The Most Popular Series on the Globe

Linda Yesenia Carrasco, Reporter

                  Netflix’s new TV series Squid Game hasn’t only been a hit in South Korea, it’s taken the globe by storm. Released on September 17th, 2021, the Korean thriller has reached new heights beyond ever previously expected. Topping itself at #1 in 90 countries since its release, the series is now set to become the most-watched show in all of Netflix history.

                Revolving around the life of indebted Seong Gi-hun, he competes against 455 others for the grand prize of $38 million. Seemingly an innocent competition with an array of children’s games, things take a rather grotesque and violent turn. “It is a very interesting concept and I love the suspense,” said Junior Meghan O’Brien, “It’s a very wild plot that leaves you with many questions you want answered.” 

              Action-packed scenes shared millions of times, and appraisal around the world has led to its immense popularity across social media platforms such as TikTok and Twitter. On TikTok, the #SquidGame tag has reached a whopping 36.3 billion views. “The show has become a trend on social media everywhere,” says Angelina Tortumlu a Canadian Junior at Dr. G.W. Williams High School. “Squid Game has become viral all over the world, and I’ve seen it on TikTok, Instagram, and other platforms.” 

  At the moment, there is no definite announcement of a possible sequel for Squid Game, but considering its extreme success, and millions of fans begging for more content, rumors of Netflix considering pursuing a second season have spread around social media and news platforms. 

Sequel or not,  O’Brien and Tortumlu rated Squid Games an 8 out of 10, making it a definite must-watch for this fall. Get your popcorn and drinks, and watch Squid Game this Halloween season