With the continuing rise of Netflix’s newest trending show “Squid Game” I couldn’t help but find the concept oddly familiar. If you’re like me, throughout the whole series I found “Squid Game” kind of copying other lesser known series that have done the whole “horror psychological game show” idea first. However, nothing against Squid Game, it’s still a pretty good show and deserves the attention, but it is a bit overhyped. Especially, when the next few series I will be mentioning are better in my opinion.
Ok let’s first begin with the basic plot of Squid Game. It’s about indebted people, who are desperate for money and join this underground game show in order to win some financial freedom. But, what the contestants weren’t aware of, is that if you fail to pass all six games, you will be eliminated, e.g. killed. Now, from here many fans have already connected this show to the famous series, Hunger Games, back in the early 2010s era; where a dystopian city forces a group of teenagers to fight to death in a battle royale like situation. Sounds similar?