Have you seen Squid Games? What aspects of life does it get right/wrong?


Squid Games is a show on Netflix released last month about a contest in which 456 players (all from different walks of life, but each deeply in debt) play children’s games with deadly penalties for losing, but a chance to win 45.6 billion dollars.

The show was #1 in the U.S.A. just 4 days after release.

Only partially through it myself, I do not know how season 1 ends, but it’s easy to see the implications and social commentary the show makes on gambling, addiction, drugs, poor financial decisions, organized crime, human desperation, and income inequality.

My questions are:

Have you seen the show? If so, how much? If not, watch the trailer. Are you interested in watching it?

For those that have seen some or all of the show: what does the show get right about any of the issues it touches on? What does the show get wrong? Have you, or do you know someone who has ever been in dire straits like any of the characters? Are there people today that would see themselves as having “nothing to lose” like the ones in the show?

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