I'm finally reviewing this Korean drama that has been all over my Facebook newsfeed over the weekend. I got so curious so I decided to watch it right away. I spent nine hours of my Sunday watching the whole series that I got a headache. I was too eager to know how it'll end.
Just to give a back story, I am the type of person who wants to share her thoughts right away after watching a Korean drama or movie. But not in this case. This is a once-in-a-blue-moon thing where I felt lost after watching. I was speechless. I was like, "That's it?"
Squid Game is about 456 people who have an unimaginable amount of debt. They were invited to play a game in this secluded place in exchange for a huge sum of money not knowing what comes with it. They voluntarily signed a waiver to play while being clueless on how brutal and immoral the games would be.
Spoilers ahead, don't read if you haven't watched the series yet.
I watched this Korean drama with my husband. As usual, he would have unsolicited side comments every now and then. According to what he read in Naver, this drama was written in 2008. But Korea was not that "open" yet to this kind of story, so it was pushed back until it finally landed on Netflix in 2021. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.)
He also told me that there's a lot of opinions on Korean sites saying that this drama has greater bad points than good points. But I will not list them all up here. Instead, this K-drama addict will write a first-hand review.
First and foremost, I like the playground aesthetic, most especially the stairs leading to the game room. It's visually enticing to watch. It's full of bright colors which contrarily depict the dark plot. You'll initially think that this is some kind of cute bubbly drama, but IT IS NOT.
Why do they have so much money?