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Squid Game on Netflix is a Hunger Games-style satire whose success is deserved

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I have joined the other 111 million viewers around the world and enjoyed Squid Game on Netflix in the past weeks.

Well, I say enjoy, that is perhaps the wrong word. Some of it is a tough watch, but not I hasten to add in a bad way.

For those not in the know, Squid Game is a South Korean drama, somewhat on the lines of The Hunger Games, except that this battle royale to the death is not set in some dystopian future but in the here and now. A total of 456 debtors are scooped off the streets by a shady but well-funded organisation who then set them the task of playing children’s games.

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