Squid Game

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

K-thriller has extreme violence, sex, some moral lessons.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 89 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 309 reviews

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age 16+


I personally really liked it as a 19-year old, but i definitely don’t think it’s for kids. I know for a fact that if i was still 13, i would’ve watched it at school with friends and i would’ve been fine i think but i don’t see a point of kids seeing this much graphic violence. Some parents and kids reviews saying it’s 10-12+ make me kinda sad, i would not let a kid that young watch it, even if they are ’mature’ this kind of violence and dehumanization still affects your brain in a way or another, especially in kids whose brains are developing in a very important way at that age. 16-18+ in my opinion.

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Too much violence
11 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Great Show!

First off I’m gonna start by saying this review is gonna have a tiny little spoiler so I’m gonna put a warning so you can’t skip over that part. Representations: This show has great representations of different cultures it’s a k-drama but it has other representations like Indian culture too, one of the characters is an Indian man that shows great representations of his culture by the food he eats and his and his wife’s home. Violence and Scariness: The show has a lot of blood and gore to it which I find made it even better but I wouldn’t recommend watching it if your sensitive to that kind of stuff, most blood is from hun shots of players being eliminated and most gore is from players being cut open, there’s also one scene in the 4th episode where there is flashing lights (this is the spoiler) when the lights go out and everyone starts fighting the light do start flashing so just be aware of that if you or your child is sensitive to flashing lights. And finally there is two scenes of suicide one in the 3rd episode (shot himself in the head) and one in the 7th episode (hung himself with bedsheets) Langue: there’s brief but not a whole lot of swearing just thing limited to sh!t, b!tch, [email protected], @sshole and bullsh!t. Sex and nudity: a couple are shown making out in the bathroom very limited nudity is shown. Drinking, smoking and drugs: Players are shown drinking once or twice but players are shown smoking very often. Hope this review helped :)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

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