The Squid Game was watched by 111 million viewers on Netflix
Netflix announced that 111 million viewers have watched The Squid Game since its premiere on September 17.
Netflix announced that 111 million viewers have watched The Squid Game since its premiere on September 17. Thus, the South Korean series has become the most popular in the history of the streaming platform.
The previous record belonged to another and already American TV series "Bridgerton" — in 4 weeks from the beginning of the show, he scored 82 million views.
The series "The Squid Game" is among the top ten most popular shows in the world ranking of the service.
This is the first South Korean project that has managed to achieve such results. Hwang Dong Hyuk, the director and screenwriter of the series, does not rule out the possibility of a second season.
It also became known that the Director of the association "Safe Internet League" Ekaterina Mizulina commented on the interest of the organization in the series "The Game of squid". She wrote about this in her Telegram.
"Why is the Safe Internet League doing this and sent the material to psychologists? Because everything like this that goes into TikTok trends, children begin to repeat, and then, alas, tragedies are possible. We have been dealing with a terrible trend with suicides for two months and we are talking about it for a reason. From a joke and a funny video to the death of a child - a couple of seconds," she wrote.
Earlier it was reported that the non-governmental organization "Safe Internet League" was interested in the South Korean TV series "The Squid Game". According to representatives of the League, the organization is waiting for the conclusion of expert psychologists about the possible detrimental effect of the show on teenagers after complaints from parents.
"The Squid Game" is a series about a ruthless survival game with a multibillion-dollar prize. The project is breaking all records for views, memes based on its motives have flooded social networks — and even competitors praise the creators of the drama for their courage and originality. Teachers from different countries have already complained about the scenes of brutal murders that children began to act out at school after watching the show.