Everything About The New Netflix Hit Series, ‘Squid Game’
Andrew Parker - October 5, 2021

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness

If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

If you are a human on planet Earth right now, you probably heard of the New Netflix hit series, ‘Squid Game.’ Everyone and their mother is talking about this show. But what is so different about this particular one that has everyone obsessed? It grew in popularity in such a short amount of time and became a trending topic all over social media. There’s even a hashtag that was created on TikTok, #Squidgame, that’s been viewed more than 22.8 billion times. We all love coming home after a long day of work, cooking ourselves some dinner, and sitting down to watch some Netflix. But people can’t seem to get enough of ‘Squid Game.’ We decided to get to the bottom of it.

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Not only is this show a Netflix hit, but it’s also the internet’s favorite show at the moment. This Korean thriller was released recently on September 17th, and according to co-CEO of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, it became Netflix’s biggest “non-English language show in the world. Flix Patrol, the statistics tracking website of major platforms, reported that ‘Squid Game’ is the number 1 show in countries all over the world, such as the U.S., the United Kingdom, and South Korea. Senior strategy analyst at Parrot Analytics, Julia Alexander, said this huge win for Netflix is “unprecedented”. She said, “I’m assuming that the executives knew because of the talent they used, because of the region they released it in, that this was going to be a hit in South Korea. I would put good money that the executives had no idea this was going to be a global hit.”

We don’t want to give too much away, but the show focuses on Seong Gi-Hun competing along with many others in a violent competition to win $38 million. There can only be one winner of the game, and anyone who loses in the children’s games pay with their lives. This show had no previous fan base, and it is unlike any show Netflix has ever put out. In a statement to Vulture, Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s global TV head explained, “People hear about it, people talk about it, people love it, and there’s a very social aspect to that, which does help grow the show outside of what we do.” Word of mouth is extremely powerful and in turn, it took the internet by storm, and of course, memes quickly followed. Another reason for the show’s popularity is the accessibility with subtitles in 37 languages. If you haven’t watched this show yet, get moving!