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Squid Game Is On Track To Become Netflix's Most Popular TV Show Ever

Stewart Perrie

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Squid Game Is On Track To Become Netflix's Most Popular TV Show Ever

Netflix's head boss has revealed Squid Game is on track to become their biggest TV show ever.


The streaming giant has unveiled a list of the most watched series and movies on their platform and there aren't many surprises.

Extraction reached nearly 100 million accounts in the first 28 days of release while Bridgerton was beamed into 82 million homes in the same time frame.

The rest of the top 10 list is littered with well known titles like The Witcher, Bird Box, Stranger Things and Spenser Confidential.

However, Netflix co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, has revealed there could soon be a new TV show on top of the list if the current trend keeps going.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

In an appearance at Vox Media's Code Conference at the Beverly Hilton, he noted that the wildly popular Korean TV show Squid Game is number one in the world at the moment and 'was on pace to be the most popular Netflix show ever', according to Variety. So, it's looking good for season two.

"We did not see that coming, in terms of its global popularity," Sarandos said.

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.

Credit: NetflixCredit: Netflix

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."

Squid Game is now available to stream on Netflix is you want to see what all the hype is about.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix, Squid Game

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