Korean Drama Squid Game 2021 Review


Netflix series ‘Squid Game’, which tells the story of the participants of a mysterious survival game with a prize of 45.6 billion won. Participants must risk their lives to become the ultimate winner.

The promotional poster, released with the publicity news, features the phrase “45.6 billion, the childhood hearts of adults will be destroyed” and a man in a green sweater and a The man in the green shirt fell to the ground where circles, triangles, and squares representing the ink fishing game were drawn. A man in a pink uniform and a large box with a pink ribbon attracted attention.

Every time information about the play, a symbol of childhood memories, will lead adults to a corner in the story, making them even more curious. In the trailer where they meet each other, the participants risk their lives playing a game of swirling kicks, increasing the tension in the air.

The 456 participants, who were taken to the edge of a cliff and gathered in an unknown place, ran for 45.6 billion won, one game per day. The price to pay when failing in the game is everyone’s life, and only one person who survives to the end will have to bear it all.

In the drama, Lee Jung-jae as Ki Hun is an employee who has just been fired by the company and has to go through life at a standstill. He decided to participate in a secret survival game to have the hope of winning a prize of more than 40 billion to save his life. Park Hae-soo as Sang Woo is a neighbor brother who spent his childhood with Ki Hun. He graduated from Seoul National University by working hard on his own in a poor environment but decided to enter the game when he was accused of abusing his company’s money. This is quite a physical game that ends only when there is a final winner. It is so named because the player has to draw different geometric shapes on the ground that, overall, look like a squid.

How people of all ages, professions, and stories get into the game, and curiosity about who is organizing this huge game deepens. In addition, the vivid colors and emotional space, and strong contrast created by the fathers of the Gyu-hwan participants raise expectations for a distinct image and story.

Director Hwang Dong-hyeok, who is recognized for his diverse stories and profound themes across genres through ‘Namhansanseong’, ‘Suspicious Woman’ and ‘The Crucible’, will direct modern society to a competitive level. harsh competition with the game of childhood memories. A new story unfolds without imagination.

In addition, Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, and Oh Young-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jeong Ho-yeon, Heo Seong-tae, Anupam and Kim Joo-ryeong vividly portray the psychology and stories of the actors. Various characters have no choice but to participate in the game, adding a sense of immersion to the unique setting.

The ‘Squid Game’ series, notable for its dramatic visuals contrary to the original image, will be released exclusively on Netflix in 190 countries around the world on September 17.



Drama: Squid Game (literal title)
Revised romanization: Ojingeo Game
Hangul: 오징어 게임
Director: Hwang Dong-Hyuk
Writer: Hwang Dong-Hyuk
Network: Netflix
Episodes: 8
Release Date: September 17, 2021
Airs On: Friday
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea



Lee Jung-Jae – Ki-Hoon
Park Hae-Soo – Sang-Woo
Heo Sung-Tae – Deok-Soo
Wi Ha-Joon – Joon-Ho
Kim Joo-Ryung – Mi-Ryeong
Jung Ho-Yeon – Sae-Byeok
Gong Yoo – (cameo)