Squid Game (2021)


Season 1
Squid Game

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Squid Game's unflinching brutality is not for the faint of heart, but sharp social commentary and a surprisingly tender core will keep viewers glued to the screen - even if it's while watching between their fingers.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2021

Hoping to win easy money, a desperate Gi-hun agrees to take part in an enigmatic game; not long into the first round, unforeseen horrors unfold.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2021

Split on whether to continue or quit, the group holds a vote; their realities in the outside world may prove to be just as unforgiving as the game.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2021

A few players enter the next round, which promises equal doses of sweet and deadly; Jun-ho sneaks his way inside.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2021

As alliances form among the players, no one is safe in the dormitory after lights out; the third game challenges Gi-hun's team to think strategically.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2021

Gi-hun and his team take turns keeping guard through the night; the masked men encounter trouble with their co-conspirators.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2021

Players pair off for the fourth game; Gi-hun grapples with a moral dilemma; Sang-woo chooses self-preservation; Sae-byeok shares her untold story.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2021

The Masked Leader welcomes VIP guests to the facility for a front-row viewing of the show; in the fifth game, some players crack under the pressure.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2021

Ahead of the last round, distrust and disgust run deep among the finalists; Jun-ho makes a getaway, determined to expose the game's secrets.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2021

The final round presents another cruel test, but, this time, how it ends depends on just one player; the game's creator steps out of the shadows.

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Lee Jung-jae
Seong Gi-Hun

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Park Hae-soo
Sang-woo

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Oh Yeong-su
Oh Il-nam

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Wi Ha-joon
Joon-ho

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Jung Ho-Yeon
Sae-byeok

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Heo Sung-tae
Jang Deok-su

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Kim Joo-ryoung
Han Mi-nyeo

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Anupam Tripathi
Abdul Ali

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Critic Reviews for Squid Game: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Squid Game: Season 1

  • Jan 30, 2023
    Started out quite well then it just goes on and on until i couldn't care less
  • 4d ago
    It's not the plot which is so awesome here. Because when you start watching this you're like "oh this is another Hunger Games". So it's not the plot; it's the execution which is absolutely awesome; getting more and more intense as it progresses. And then you see it's a straightforward satire of our brutal crony capitalist dog-eat-dog world; which is not much worse than the vicious Hunger Games they're playing in this movie. By the end you're somehow totally moved. (Didn't think that was possible in a movie that's so violent). Highly recommend!
  • Jan 22, 2023
    I don't usually watch series and even more rarely do i watch Thriller and Drama, but Squid Game is the best movie i watched in a love time. It's original, it's interesting, it's engaging... I stayed until 7:15 AM to watch it. I watched 6 episodes in a row! It was awesome! I constantly thought that i know what was going to happen and i was always surprised that i was wrong. Until the very end, the last 10 minutes, the movie kept me guessing what was going to happen. Now imagine 9 episodes, one hour each in duration... constantly keeping me guessing what's going to happen... OF COURSE I WILL STAY UNTIL 7AM TO WATCH IT!
  • Jan 20, 2023
    Squid Game is an impressive TV show, with the production value of a Hollywood film, and an intriguing and engaging story, weaving in relatable social commentary.
  • Jan 14, 2023
    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! I can't remember the last time I cried while watching something but I was wailing while watching episode 6. You really get emotionally attached to the characters.
  • Jan 07, 2023
    Cómo Squid Game metaforiza y crítica la explotación laboral y le da foco a la clase baja de Corea del Sur la hace increíble, la serie expositivamente es genial pero argumentalmente es muy simple. Expositivamente te cuenta de una manera muy natural, las adversidades que la gente de clase baja tiene que lidiar en un país tan globalizado como lo es Corea, a la vez que critica la ambición destructiva, que para mi es el eje central de la historia, ya sea desde la superficie como el personaje de Sang-Woo que arquetípicamente es el más notorio en la serie, mientras en su constante desarrollo deja ver todo lo malo de la humanidad, desarrollando personajes imperfectos pero humanos, todos los personajes son reconocibles y en varios aspectos identificables con el espectador, la serie hace un gran trabajo en crear personajes con los que es fácil empatizar. Pero argumentalmente la serie es otra historia, cuenta con arcos de personajes que no salen de estereotipos como del "malo malote", o de la "entrometida", o del "noble". La serie principalmente en el capítulo 2 y 3 llega a ser irritante cuando se sobre exterioriza el diálogo en los personajes, haciendo esperar al siguiente juego. Squid Game es una serie que más allá de su violencia e intriga esconde de manera muy inteligente una crítica a la Corea actual, ya sea en las apuestas, en los problemas financieros tan comunes que se viven afuera de la gran Seúl. La serie cuando busca "mostrar en vez de contar" es brillante, ya sea en grandes o pequeñas acciones como la pistola encendedor, que para mi representa lo que quiere ser el protagonista, fuerte por fuera pero falso en su interior, o como los altos mandos ven desde sus lugares privilegiados como sus empleados se destrozan la vida en sus compañías, o el último capítulo que en sus últimos 20 minutos logra de una espectacular manera dar un sentimentalismo hacia el sentido de la vida, y como muchos de nosotros tenemos una venda en los ojos que no nos deja ver lo que realmente es importante, criticando los sueños superficiales como a pesar de "tener todo el dinero de mundo", si no tienes lo realmente importante no tienes felicidad.
  • Dec 27, 2022
    Games are very creative and interesting. For a show that involves death games, the show has really interesting character development and story arcs.
  • Dec 19, 2022
    I don't know how to compliment this series more. It's easy to watch, exciting, emotional and has messages to think about regarding capitalism and democracy. Just see it any way you can.
  • Dec 16, 2022
    This one surprised me. It actually has a plot, character development and yes, a heart. Who would have thought? A highly addictive ride. A few episodes in and I was fully invested in the characters and plot. And I simply turned it on to see what all the hype was about. Well, now I know.
  • Dec 14, 2022
    Easy to get hooked on it, if you can stand the violence.

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