Historical! The squid game o Squid Game, a successful South Korean series that has captured the attention of millions, has become the first series of Netflix to exceed 100 million views during their first month on the platform.
According to data provided by the company itself, since its premiere on September 17, the series directed by Dong-hyuk Hwang has accumulated 111 million viewers in just 17 days.
In this way, South Korean production has exceeded The Bridgertons which, until now, was the most watched in the history of the streaming platform. However, the romantic fiction series has moved to second place with 82 million views in its first month in the catalog.
A few days after its premiere, The Squid Game has managed to position itself as one of the most viewed series of all Netflix and one of the most commented despite its discreet premiere.
According to a Flix Patrol, a video rating site, The Squid Game surpassed Sex Education, which was number one until the day before the premiere.
On the other hand, according to a report from Korea.net, the series earned a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, a US-based movie review site, and a score of 8.3 out of 10 on IMBd.
On September 21, the business magazine Forbes called it an unmissable series: “It’s a powerful production, full of stellar performances, twists, memorable characters, and creative twists.”.
But what was most surprising about The Squid Game is that in less than 48 hours it overshadowed the expected premiere of the fifth season of La casa de papel, a Spanish series recognized for its great international success.
WHAT ARE THE MOST VIEWED SERIES ON NETFLIX?
The Squid Game is officially Netflix’s most-watched series. However, there are other productions of the platform that have also achieved good acceptance by the public. Look at the list.
1. The Squid Game – 111 million views
2. The Bridgertons – 82 million views
3. The Witcher – 76 million views
4. Lupine – 76 million views
5. Sex / Life – 67 million views
6. Stranger Things 3 – 67 million views
7. La Casa de Papel T4 – 65 million views
8. Tiger King – 64 million views
9. Lady’s Gambit – 62 million views
10. Sweet Tooth – 60 million views
WHAT IS THE SQUID GAME ABOUT?
The Squid Game It is about a group of people who are captured to perform various children’s games. The main characteristic of its players is that they are all going through a serious financial crisis, so they must pass all levels to win a millionaire prize.
However, not everything is simple as they imagine it, because the main rule is that if they lose or are disqualified, they will have to pay with their life.
WHAT WERE BASED ON TO MAKE THE SERIES?
Dong-hyuk Hwang, who wrote and directed the series, revealed that in order to carry out this series in a more creative way, he was inspired by some very popular and well-known Japanese comics such as Battle Royale, As the Gods Will or Alice in Bordeland that he was reading at the time. and also when he was younger.
Many of them portrayed a group of people who had something in common: they were financially desperate and ended up playing a survival game in order to acquire that amount of money. Then he thought about how to translate that idea into the plot.