The Korean survival drama “Squid Game” has taken the world by storm and is on its way to becoming Netflix’s biggest show ever. The fast-paced series follows Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), who struggles with a gambling addiction. After falling into a debt he likely won’t be able to recover from, a mysterious man offers him a life-saving opportunity: To participate in a series of games for a huge sum of money — $38.5 million, to be exact.
Gi-hun finds himself among 455 other competitors who are all vying for the big prize. Each of the interesting characters he meets has their reasons for participating in the games: Gi-hun’s childhood friend, Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo), is a respected businessman who gets himself into financial trouble; Oh Il-nam (O Yeong-su), aka Player 001, is a terminally-ill man who joins the games for a final adventure; and Kang Sae-byeok is a young woman who hopes to win enough money to reunite with her family.