Those who loved the Korean series Squid Game, believed to be the new House of Paper, can discover a lot of other similar content on streaming: here are three titles not to be missed
Squid Game is the TV series of the moment. It arrived quietly from South Korea, to earn in a few weeks an incredible record of views. It is poised to surpass even Bridgerton and The Paper House. Its popularity is due to a dense word of mouth that began on September 17, the day it was released on Netflix in 90 countries around the world.
The TV series integrates several genres: from drama to thriller, up to the grotesque. The whole thing is set in a dystopian world. The plot centers on a large number of people who share a desperate need for money and are recruited to take part in a very unique challenge. The participants have to deal with a series of children's games in order to win a staggering jackpot that will put an end to their problems. From the game of marbles to "one, two, three star" players face off. The peculiarity is that the loser dies. The story is complex and very original, but in the different streaming platforms you can discover many TV series similar to Squid Game.
Alice in Bordeland on Netflix
Based on the manga by Haro Aso, Alice in Bordeland, just like Squid Game mixes different genres: from sci-fi to thriller.
It tells the story of Arisu, a boy with a passion for video games, who suddenly finds himself in a deserted Tokyo with his friends Chōta and Karube. It turns out that the three boys are trapped inside a video game and to survive they must overcome particular challenges and levels. The TV series landed on Netflix on December 10, 2020 and was quite successful, so much so that the channel renewed it for a second season. The first one is very short and smooth, consisting of 8 episodes to watch one after the other.
The 100 on Netflix
Another dystopian series just like the South Korean one is The 100. Written by Jason Rothenberg and consisting of 7 seasons, the series is set in a post-apocalyptic future. Survivors of the destruction of the Earth, razed to the ground by a nuclear disaster, live on a space base. One day, the authorities decide to send 100 expendable people to our Planet, which will serve as a test to re-colonize the world and create a community. Of course, the expedition is not easy and the protagonists will have to overcome intense adventures and deadly challenges of all kinds.
The 100 is available on Netflix.
The Wilds on Amazon Prime Video
The third must-see content for Squid Game fans is The Wilds, a series that combines teen drama and survival show, very similar to Lost as well. The plot follows a group of teenagers shipwrecked on a deserted island after a plane crash.
The area is impassable and full of danger. The boys are constantly risking their lives, many of them will die, others will manage to save themselves, but there will be no shortage of friendships, love and drama typical of adolescence. At some point, a twist will leave viewers stunned. But to find out, it is necessary to connect to Amazon Prime Video and watch all episodes of the series.