How can we ever forget the series that literally made the whole world go crazy over it? The series engaged the audience with interesting games and breathtaking episodes. I still remember the day when I watched the series, I was sitting at the edge of the sofa, fully focused on the screen, I forgot to even blink my eyes I guess. Of course, I am talking about the most-watched series ‘Squid Games’ what else it can be? I wish to just forget what happened in that series and watch it all over again. Yeah, I know it is not possible. But, we have a solution for it.
I agree we cannot watch it with the same curiosity again, but how about experiencing the goosebumps moments all over again, maybe with extra spice on it? Yeah, you are right! Your guess is right, ‘Squid Games’ is back with Season 2. The best news of the year. Wanna know more? Read on!
‘Squid Games’ is a popular South Korean series written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. The survival drama stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, HoYeon Jung, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-young in the lead roles. The story revolves around the players who willingly participate in children’s games to solve their financial crisis.
The series has received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor-Series, Miniseries or Television Film for the actor O Yeong Su, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Lee Jung-jae, and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for HoYeon Jung. These three are the first Korean actors to win in these categories.
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Squid Games Season 2 Release Date Updates
You guys haven’t forgotten the most famous background music of the series, right. I know even now our heart stops when we listen to that anywhere around us. Remember what the writer and director of the series Hwang Dong-hyuk said? He said that it took him 12 years to bring the first season of ‘Squid Games’. But it just took 12 days to become popular. How true it is? His hard work did pay off. Well, since our director has already tasted what success is and how happy he can make the audience with his story, he is back. To be more precise, ‘Squid Games’ is back with a bang.
The first season of the series was released on 17 September 2021. It has a total of 9 episodes with around 30 minutes each. The series was filled with suspense and unexpected twists. After watching the final episode, the audience must have taken a break to actually process the entire series from where it started and how it turned out to be in the end. Now that we have come out of the processing zone, let’s get ready to experience a new thriller journey with the same curiosity, Squid Games is back with Season. Though we don’t know about the official release date, it’s confirmed that it might get related anytime soon. So let’s prepare ourselves for the new journey.
Squid Games Season 2 Cast And Characters
The main characters are Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun, a divorcee and gambling addict who lives with her mother. He joins the squid games to prove that he is financially stable to take custody of his daughter. Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo, head of an investment team at a company, also a junior classmate of Seong Gi-hun. Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho, a police officer who disguises himself to find his lost brother.
HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok, a North Korean defector who joins the game to save her family across the border. O Yeong-su as Oh Il-nam, an elderly man with a brain tumor who joins the game for fun. Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su, a gangster who joins to settle his gambling debts. Anupam Tripathi as Ali Abdul, a migrant worker from Pakistan who enters to make money to provide for his family. Kim Joo-ryoung as Han Mi-nyeo, a manipulative woman who enters for no particular reason.
Squid Games Plot Summary
The story centers on a contest where 456 players who have financial crises willingly participates in this contest to win the prize. Seong gi-hun, a divorced father, also joined the game with the motive of winning the cash prize. All the 456 players were taken to a place where they are supposed to stay till the game is over. All of them were quite excited about the game. But little did they know about the awaiting danger.
As soon as they entered the dorm room, they were given green tracksuits. Other than the 456 players, there were guards wearing pink masks to guide them and keep them under their watch. The guards give them food and also instruct them regarding the daily games. Soon after the first game, they realized the most important rule of the game, which is losing the game would cost their lives. If anyone loses the game, they are shot then and there without any mercy.
Though they shouted and made noise, they realized there is no way out than surviving till the end of the game. Everyone stratified playing the game seriously, but after each game, there are unfortunate ones who die. In between the players there existed coordination, cheating, groupism, almost everything. This makes the series more interesting to watch.
At the end of the series, we can see Seong Gi-hun winning the contest. He was made unconscious and was returned to his place. In the morning he gets confused and checks the bank balance which had the contest-winning prize. Though he couldn’t forget what happened in that place, he decides to live with his daughter.
The story ends with him boarding the flight to see his daughter, but an unexpected phone call interrupts his journey. After cutting the call, he decides to cancel the journey and walks outside, where we can assume that he is going to see the person who made this call. This brings us to the end of season 1 and maybe the beginning of season 2.
Where To Watch ‘Squid Games’?
The first season of ‘Squid Games’ is available to be watched on Netflix.