First, the reason “Squid Game” works so well is because of its premise: a mysterious host brings together hundreds of people in debt for a chance to win an enormous amount of money by simply winning six children’s games.
Why is the Squid Game hype?
“Squid Game” became a hot topic on social media for its “memeability”. Some of the challenges were relatively easy to replicate and people took it as a personal challenge to see whether or not they would survive (Rosenblatt). Others were amused by the seemingly childish challenges that yielded such deadly results.