Squid Game

Squid Game: all the fuzz about it is definitely justified
Published by Alice C on 2021-10-29 in Pop
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Hello! It's been some time since we've seen each other isn't it? So the thing is that school started for real and I have found myself full of things to do. Plus, I started a super cool new and entrataining series and I have absolutely have to talk about it with you. It's impossible you haven't at least heard about it since it seems to have become so popular in such a short time. Yes, I'm talking about Squid Game. As usual, in order to convince myself to watch a popular series it takes me some time. I know that if it's popular it doesn't mean necessarily that is bad, but I've been hurt before. I was reluctant at starting it because I was afraid that all the fuzz was about nothing special, but thank god I watched it. Now I can't stop thinking about it.
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Let's start with saying that the theme is not something particularly new as it involves survival games, a little bit like the Hunger Games style. However, it has a lot of interesting news in it. The South Korean series launched on the 17th of September and after just only few days it went viral. Now it has become the Netflix series with the most views collected in such a short period of time after it aired. The protagonist is Gi-hun Seong who's a man buried in debts and who can't handle money. One day he gets approached by a mysterious man on the subway who bets money on a typical game children play in South Korea. After winning, Gi-hun receives a card with a phone number which leads him at a mysterious location. He ends up in a competition for life with other 464 people who are in his same economic situation. In order to go on in the game and survive they have to play to games typical from Korean childhood like Red Light Green Light and marbles.

I don't know about you but just by hearing the plot I couldn't wait any longer, I just had to watch it. So what are you waiting for? Go go go!!!

Illustrations by Claudia