‘Squid Game’: The Coolest Details You Might Have Missed
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Season 1 of Squid Game.
Netflix’s newest offering Squid Game has gained serious traction since hitting the platform in September. The gripping Korean drama from Hwang Dong-hyuk is on track to become the streaming platform’s biggest show ever, with millions of households all over the world tuning in to watch. Squid Game mainly follows Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), a down-on-his-luck gambler with a heart of gold who finds himself embroiled in a mysterious competition where participants must compete in a series of children’s games to win a huge cash prize — with deadly consequences for the losers.
With a dynamic cast filled with established stars and fresh faces, Squid Game is violent, emotional, and highly addicting. Its Battle Royale-esque premise is heightened by its strong characters and unique brand of gallows humor. It’s the kind of show that almost immediately demands a second watch, due to its fastidious attention to detail. From the costumes to the set design to the show’s jaw-dropping final plot twist, nearly everything in Squid Game is there for a reason. The show is packed with secret meanings and hidden layers, if you know where to look. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 details from Squid Game that you might have missed the first time around.
It goes without saying, but there are heavy spoilers ahead. If you haven’t watched the series yet, stop what you’re doing and go watch it. For those of you who have braved through Squid Game’s nine brutal episodes, keep reading to learn more about the popular show’s most captivating details.