In 'Squid Game,' children's games get awfully bloody : Pop Culture Happy Hour The Korean drama Squid Game is a worldwide sensation. According to Netflix, it's topped their rankings in more than 90 countries. Written and directed by the filmmaker Hwang Dong-Hyuk, it's a violent and artful horror miniseries, a survival drama, and a commentary on debt and capitalism. With a plot that's both simple and ambitious, the series is fast-paced but character-driven, and unbelievably addictive to watch.

In 'Squid Game,' children's games get awfully bloody

In 'Squid Game,' children's games get awfully bloody

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Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon star in the Korean Netflix series, Squid Game. Youngkyu Park/Netflix hide caption

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Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon star in the Korean Netflix series, Squid Game.

Youngkyu Park/Netflix

The Korean drama Squid Game is a worldwide sensation. According to Netflix, it's topped their rankings in more than 90 countries. Written and directed by the filmmaker Hwang Dong-Hyuk, it's a violent and artful horror miniseries, a survival drama, and a commentary on debt and capitalism. With a plot that's both simple and ambitious, the series is fast-paced but character-driven, and unbelievably addictive to watch.

The audio was produced by Mike Katzif and edited by Jessica Reedy.