Let’s get one thing clear. We are fully aware that if you have not yet dabbled into the world of Squid Game at this point, peer pressure could not touch you with a ten-foot pole. You’re a leader. You’re one-of-a-kind, marching to the beat of your own drum into the sunset. And if you’ve watched this TV series in one sitting, you’re dedicated, full of commitment and probably in desperate need of a light show like My Little Pony to cleanse that palette.
Regardless of which side of the aisle you find yourself on, here’s what we know:
- It’s Netflix’s biggest release of all time. ALL-TIME.
- Since the release, sales of Vans white slip-on shoes have gone up 7,800%!
- The Duolingo app has seen a 40% increase of US users studying Korean compared to last year.
- Social media is flooded with people sharing recipes to make Dalgona Candy, a South Korean favorite featured in the show.
- 111 MILLION households have watched Squid Game.
And this is what the VidAngel Community has had to say on whether or not it lives up to the hype:
- “YESSSSS! It’s such a unique story.”
- “Yeah it’s a great series. Netflix originals have a tendency to be overhyped but it was good.”
- “I enjoyed it, a little messed up but it shows you the true character of people.”
- “Too Grimdark for me.”
- “So easy to get sucked into. So many plot twists that keep you engaged.”
This show’s momentum doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and we aren’t qualified to tell you whether or not this show is for you. That’s 100% YOUR call. You can choose to watch this show as is. You can choose to keep this show as far from your household as possible. OR you can watch this show YOUR way, choosing to skip or mute categories like nudity, swearing, and gore.
A common question we get: “It’s a violent show, so why filter out violence from a violent show?” The answer is that some people still enjoy the other parts a show has to offer, like the plot-line. And with our customizable filters, you always get to decide what is right for you and your home.
If you want to see what the hype is about, but don’t want to see all of the violence, VidAngel is your solution.