The year 2021 brought forth a phenomenon that continues to grip audiences worldwide, and its name is “Squid Game.” This dystopian thriller series, released on Netflix, is not your average game of hide and seek. From the moment it hit screens in September 2021, Squid Game swiftly ascended to the pinnacle of pop culture, becoming Netflix’s must-see show in 90 countries and the platform’s most successful non-English series.

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The allure of “Squid Game” lies in its chilling plot, where 456 individuals burdened with insurmountable debt are compelled to participate in six deadly children’s games over six harrowing days. The prize? A staggering $38 million. The losers, however, face gruesome deaths, a fate that captured the audience’s morbid fascination.

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The series’ popularity transcended screens, leading to a surge in Halloween 2021 costumes inspired by the show, which included “Squid Game baby costumes.” In New York, some primary schools even prohibited Halloween costumes related to the series due to their disturbing nature. Netflix amplified the eerie ambience by erecting a massive replica of the unsettling ‘Red Light, Green Light’ doll in Sydney, Australia, for All Hallows’ Eve.

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Months later, YouTube star MrBeast orchestrated a real-life version of the “Squid Game” and invited 456 participants to vie for a cash prize of $456,000. Fortunately, no harm befell the contestants, and they even received compensation for their participation.

Fans clamoured for more, and their desires were soon answered. Netflix officially confirmed the arrival of “Squid Game” Season 2, stoking excitement among viewers. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos hinted at expanding the “Squid Game” universe with LIVE experiences, merchandise, and mobile gaming, signalling that the series had become a cultural juggernaut.

The show’s creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, confirmed the eagerly anticipated second season, assuring fans that it was in the planning stage. While the release date remains uncertain, the anticipation for “Squid Game” Season 2 is palpable.

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While Season 2’s script remains a closely guarded secret, they have dropped a reality TV show based on the hit Korean series. The reviews are out and here’s what critics have to say about the reality TV series:

Not only does Squid Game: The Challenge qualify as damn good reality television, it even serves as an unexpectedly effective adaptation of the original K-drama” – Vulture, New York. 

“The real-life version of the Netflix drama is a grandiose, addictive spectacle that will have you shouting at your TV before the end of episode one”. – The Guardian

Can’t wait to binge-watch this reality TV show and uncover more. What are you watching this weekend?