With all the top-rated shows making their much-awaited season comeback to Netflix, the streaming platform’s newest thriller series, Squid Game, is proving to be the dark horse in the track. In fact, the unlikely upsetter has now unseated many popular series to become Netflix’s most popular Korean series ever.
According to Flix Patrol, a site that aggregates ratings across streaming platforms, the murderous survival series has garnered a score of 562, beating out Sweet Home who had previously peaked at 428 points when it first premiered. This makes Squid Game the highest-rated Korean drama on Netflix thus far.
The new series also managed to make it to the #2 spot of the worldwide day-to-day chart, making it the first show from South Korea to do so.
Not only that, but within just a week since its release, Squid Game has also exceeded the ratings of other fan favorites such as Lucifer and the Spanish hit Money Heist, which just aired its fifth and final season. It’s only a few points behind of coming-of-age series Sex Education, which also just made its return for a third season.
Without spoiling too much, Squid Game is about a gory game involving 456 financially struggling people who must survive a series of deadly twists to win 45.6 billion won (about P1.96 billion). It stars Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, and Wi Ha Joon, as well as feature cameos from Gong Yoo and Lee Byung Hun.
Art Daniella Sison