SQUID GAME is not for the faint of heart. It took ten years to be produced. It is a sadistic, violent series that will haunt you long after the final episode.

Hundreds of some of the most down-trodden and lost people are gathered together in a remote location. There they must fight for the chance of winning millions in prize money. All they have to do is be the last man or woman standing after playing six rounds of children’s games, but the catch is if you lose…you die, brutally, quickly shot to death, or fall from unimaginable heights. Each participant needs strength, intelligence, and luck to survive.

I was mesmerized by this series. I could not believe the brutality of each moment. The acting ensemble was of the highest caliber. I felt every second of sheer agony, doubt, guilt, remorse, and terror. I was transported to this strange island in Korea. I never once thought about the English voiceovers. I was in that horrible facility screaming, “Why are they doing this to human beings?” Yet, I could not look away.

SQUID GAME offered many twists and turns. But don’t get attached to anyone. It will surprise viewers and perhaps leave them wanting more. This is evident by the cliffhanger ending, preparing us for a second season. I need time to heal from man’s inhumanity.

SQUID GAME is a scary place. My advice? Binge-watch and then see a Disney cartoon to ease your mind.

It is available to stream on Netflix.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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