Squid Game is just about the biggest show in the world right now after landing at number one on Netflix, but could there be even more than meets the eye to the hit series?
Most viewers of the hyper-violent thriller have had their mind blown already over the course of the bonkers nine episodes – but now one internet user has come up with a theory that could change how you view the series forever.
As fans know, the show focuses on a series of debt-ridden members of the public desperate for cash. They’re targeted by a shadowy organisation and recruited to take part in a series of challenges based on playground games.
There are millions to be won, but if you lose you die.
If that wasn’t intense enough, one TikTok user has gone viral after spotting something that could turn the show on its head.
It all boils down to one small detail with potentially huge consequences. When protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Jung-jae Lee) is recruited by the shady, nameless Salesman (Gong Yoo), he is asked to pick a coloured tile and take part in a game of Ddakji.
Ddakji, sometimes called ttakji, is a traditional South Korean game played using folded paper tiles.
TikTok user lucy.what1 has pointed out that when Seong Gi-hun is asked to pick a colour tile to start the game, he chooses blue.
But what if he’d picked red?
The theory suggests that all of the players pick the blue tiles, and suggests that the red workers seen in the series are actually selected in a similar way.
Could the people in the red suits really be chosen at random too? We can’t say for sure, but it’s completely blown our minds.
The hit show, which has a higher body count than the first three series of Game of Thrones combined, has become the first ever Korean show to land at number one on Netflix.
Squid Game is available to stream on Netflix.
Credit: Original article published here.