Streaming Feature of the Week

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Kailee Abendroth (she/they) 11th Grade, Chief Editor

With deadly stakes involved, contestants relentlessly compete in playing childhood games, with the grand prize of over $35 million USD. Hwang Dong-Hyuk’s “Squid Game” has taken the country by storm, sitting at the top of Netflix’s Top 10 in the U.S. today. With loveable characters, you can’t help but root for, and a plot to keep you on the edge of your seat, it’s clear why the survival drama has the U.S. captivated.  The show follows the protagonist, Seong Gi-Hun, as he plays with the desire of pulling himself and his mother out of poverty in order to gain custody of his 10-year-old daughter.  With over $330 thousand USD in debt and a nasty gambling addiction, it is clear that this goal will not go without effort. Being that the series is rated for mature audiences only, viewer discretion is advised!

The rapid success of “Squid Game” opens the door for more Asian represented series’ and cultures in the United States. More often than not, many turn away from certain shows or movies simply because it’s in a foreign language, but this wasn’t the case for this Korean drama. Whether it be dubbed or subbed, thousands binged all nine of the hour-long episodes. Let this be a reason to explore foreign entertainment with an open mind. You might just find a new favorite show, who knows?

More like “Squid Game”: “Alice in Borderland” (Netflix) “Nerve” (Hulu) “Extracurricular” (Netflix)

 

Next Week: “Jennifer’s Body”