The Squid Game is a South Korean TV series that premiered on Netflix on September 17, 2021. The main plot of the series centers around the 456 debtors that hide from creditors take part in a big game. They are monitored by guards in an isolated area where they have
to play children's games from tug-of-war to pebbles. The losers will die, and the winner will receive ₩ 48 million ($ 40 million.)
There is nothing original about the plot. Survival games have long been unsurprising: take The Hunger Games or Battle Royale. But in the case of The Squid Game, ultraviolence and brutality fade into the background: instead of scary killer games there are well-known
games from childhood. The show's creator Hwang Dong Hyuk says he wanted to combine
the nostalgia for children's games with the feeling of the never-ending competition faced
by adults. The audience's attention is more focused on the social and psychological components. What will a movie hero do in this situation? And what would I do?