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Squid Game Is Officially Netflix's Most Watched TV Series In History

Squid Game Is Officially Netflix's Most Watched TV Series In History

A whopping 111 million accounts have seen the horrifying Korean show, which smashes the previous record holder.

Squid Game has officially become the most watched Netflix TV series in its history.

An incredible 111 million accounts have binged through the horrifying Korean show, which absolutely smashes the previous top spot held by Bridgerton (82 million).

The metric used by Netflix is whether a user watched at least two minutes of the show.

Since it debuted on the streaming platform on September 17, it's become a worldwide sensation, sparking a million memes, jokes, Halloween outfits and fan theories.

The show is not for the faint of heart, and contains some really gruesome and gory scenes, as well as a load of more psychological and existential terror.


The premise is simple, a number of players who are short of money compete against each other in a selection of potentially deadly children's games for a share in a $38.5 million (£28m) prize.

If you don't win - well - you don't need to be a genius to work out what happens: you're gonna get killed.

It's managed to earn itself a coveted 100 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics absolutely loving it.

Decider's Joel Keller said: "Squid Game's takes a fresh idea and spins it into a thrilling drama; we hope it continues to build the tension we saw in the last 20 minutes throughout the season."

Kayti Burt from Den of Geek added: "Squid Game doesn't offer an escape from the horrors of the real world; within its limitations as a fictional drama, it gives us something far rarer: an affirmation that they exist, and that we're not alone in finding them nightmarish."

Forbes' Paul Tassi wrote: "It's a strange, violent, disturbing adventure, and if that sounds like something you'd like, I can't recommend Squid Game enough."

The co-CEO of Netflix revealed earlier this month that Squid Game was 'on track' to become the biggest ever show for the platform.

At the same time, the streaming service released a top 10 list of the most watched TV shows and movies on Netflix.

After Bridgerton, there was Lupin, The Witcher, Sex/Life, Stranger Things Season 3, Money Heist Part 4, Tiger King, The Queen's Gambit, Sweet Tooth and Emily in Paris.

But now there is a new show that sits above them all and it will take one hell of a big programme to knock it off the top spot.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Squid Game