According to the company’s executive, Ted Sarandos, it’s the most successful non-English series so far, watched by more than 65 million households in its first 28 days still running.
As time goes by, Koreans are developing a greater presence in our culture, first with their music and now with their wonderful and intriguing series. Managing to conquer viewers all over the world thanks to Netflix, of course, we are specifically referring to “The Squid Game”.
According to Netflix’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos, this series, which premiered on September 17, could “definitely be the company’s biggest non-English series of all time”.
This is what he commented during the annual Code Conference held last Monday, where he said that, since its arrival to the largest streaming platform, it has been seen in 65 million homes. This for him would give the show a great chance to become the biggest series to date.
So far, the most watched series is “Bridgerton”, an English story that managed to reach 82 million households in 28 days. However, this series hasn’t been on the platform for more than 15 days, which implies, according to Business Insider, that audiences could still be discovering the series and becoming progressively interested in it.
“Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.”
–synopsis of The Squid Game–
The series has received a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, a score derived from more than 500 ratings left by fans.
Although it still has 17 million households left to surpass Bridgerton, it also has several days to go. If it continues its trend, it will easily surpass that number. The series is full of intrigue, making us see that children’s games aren’t always so innocent.
The actors did a great job, showing us that in advanced countries there is also poverty and people willing to do anything to get some money. The important thing for them was just getting a shot, as many had nothing to lose.