Squid Game: Season 1

Squid Game: Season 1

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In this South Korean thriller series, hundreds of contestants in desperate need of cash participate in a deadly game show where they could leave with a tempting prize... or leave without their lives.

2021South Korea
ThrillerWorld Cinema

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Red Light, Green Light

Hoping to win easy money, a broke and desperate Gi-hun... More agrees to take part in an enigmatic game. Not long into the first round, unforeseen horrors unfold.

EPISODE 1.2

Hell

Split on whether to continue or quit, the group holds... More a vote. But their realities in the outside world may prove to be just as unforgiving as the game.

EPISODE 1.3

The Man with the Umbrella

A few players enter the next round — which promises... More equal doses of sweet and deadly — with hidden advantages. Meanwhile, Jun-ho sneaks his way inside.

EPISODE 1.4

Stick to the Team

As alliances form among the players, no one is safe... More in the dorm after lights-out. The third game challenges Gi-hun's team to think strategically.

EPISODE 1.5

A Fair World

Gi-hun and his team take turns keeping guard through the... More night. The masked men encounter trouble with their co-conspirators.

EPISODE 1.6

Gganbu

Players pair off for the fourth game. Gi-hun grapples with... More a moral dilemma, Sang-woo chooses self-preservation and Sae-byeok shares her untold story.

EPISODE 1.7

VIPS

The Masked Leader welcomes VIP guests to the facility for... More a front-row viewing of the show. In the fifth game, some players crack under pressure.

EPISODE 1.8

Front Man

Ahead of the last round, distrust and disgust run deep... More among the finalists. Jun-ho makes a getaway, determined to expose the game's dirty secrets.

EPISODE 1.9

One Lucky Day

The final round presents another cruel test — but this... More time, how it ends depends on just one player. The game's creator steps out of the shadows.

Squid Game: Season 1 | Awards

Award Winner
Best Actor (Supporting Role, TV) winner, for Oh Yeong-Su, at the 2022 Golden Globes.

Squid Game: Season 1 | Reviews

Netflix's global sensation reimagines childhood games as gnarly fights for survival - and, loaded with thrills and spills, is an absolute hoot.

95%73 reviews

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Overall... a savagely entertaining slam dunk from Netflix Korea...

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Decider

Decider

Squid Game takes a fresh idea and spins it into a thrilling drama...

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Squid Game: Season 1 | Release Details

Squid Game: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.