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'Squid Game' Is The Show You Should Be Binging Right Now

Four hundred and fifty-six people, who have all struggled financially in life, are invited to play a mysterious survival competition. Competing in a series of traditional children's games but with deadly twists, they put their lives at risk to compete for a ₩45.6 billion (US$38.5 million) prize.

I've been missing the glorious feeling of finding a series that makes you stop in your tracks to watch it from start to finish. 'Squid Game' is that show. 

Like the synopsis says, it's about a huge group of people who are in extreme debt who take part in a massive competition to win a huge pot of cash. The first episode basically builds out the world of the main character, who has lost all his money gambling after being laid off at his job. He wants money so that he can stop his daughter from leaving with his ex-wife and step-dad for a job abroad. He is approached by a stranger, who offers him the chance to take part in this game vs other desperate people for cash, but it quickly devolves into one of the craziest stories you'll ever see. 

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It's got humor, sadness, suspense, drama, and incredible world building. Most of all, it has that binge-able quality where you just need to know what happens next. My warning for you is this: it's foreign language, so you'll be watching either a sub or dubbed version. For some people, that is an instant turn-off and thats fine. However I think you miss out on a lot of great shows if you can't get past that, including another Netflix show 'Dark' which I think is one of the best shows ever made in the last decade. I'd highly recommend trying the subtitled version first, because the dub will never truly be able to capture the environment, the corresponding body-language and facial acting of the original actors. 

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If you're looking for something enthralling, I'm telling you that this is it. It's the hunger/most dangerous game on crack and I'm comfortable recommending it to anyone.