19 'Squid Game' Memes and Reactions That Perfectly Sum up Netflix's Disturbing K-Drama

Netflix's gruesome new show Squid Game is not only on its way to becoming the biggest-ever series on the platform, it has become a cultural phenomenon, dominating conversation and inspiring many a meme.

The blood-drenched K-drama sees 456 desperate civilians enter a battle royale-style game, in which they have to quite literally fight to the death in order to win a whopping cash prize of 45.6 billion South Korean won.

Based on traditional Korean children's games, the contest whittles down the players until only two are left, and includes everything from physical tasks to puzzles—which in themselves have sparked plenty of TikTok recreations (minus the violence, of course).

Naturally, given the premise of the show, there are many unexpected twists and turns that leave viewers on the edge of their seats; from the shocking revelation about old man Il-nam, to the real identity of the game's masked Front Man.

As such, the internet has been ablaze with theories, reactions and memes. Here are 19 of the best ones so far...

Literally everyone

I guess we all watched the same show this weekend #SquidGame pic.twitter.com/vv7COgOIXM

— Inchen (@Inalein_19) September 26, 2021

Thought those outfits looked familiar...

the guards in squid game without their masks (REAL!) pic.twitter.com/iZMWl6sruh

— cravity out of context (@outofcrvt) October 5, 2021

Seriously though

Watching Squid Game and I’m realising I need this guys phone, I haven’t seen him charge it once in 4 days pic.twitter.com/R4tGDhI4wh

— YT: AJ (Altered Jay)🇨🇩🇨🇩🇨🇩 (@AlteredJay) October 3, 2021

We see no lie

all i think about 24/7 is how bad i wanna be this cigarette #squidgame pic.twitter.com/mCYieyDt4a

— park hae soo dilf (@parkhaesoopics) October 5, 2021

But also, this:

This girl is the nastiest skank bitch I've ever met. Do not trust her. She is a fugly slut. Sang-Woo #SquidGame pic.twitter.com/NeGJaUxMW2

— Essa 🇨🇦🇨🇮🇨🇩 (@especiallyessa) October 1, 2021

There can only be one winner

Players Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram were eliminated.

Only Player Twitter survived.#SquidGame pic.twitter.com/eirKmfdTJw

— Wirjil (@Wirjil) October 5, 2021

we hate to see it 😭 pic.twitter.com/P6w60xDTXa

— josh collins (@joshcollins) October 4, 2021

Shout-out to Twitter during this difficult time

◯△▢ pic.twitter.com/hrQYfB0p9u

— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) October 4, 2021

Do. Not. Move.

me on squid games when the doll turn around pic.twitter.com/v1nGtZipEk

— krista the barista (@mycheleofficial) September 29, 2021

me during red light green light pic.twitter.com/hfHcu1G4Bt

— 🍊 (@LILNAARANJA) September 28, 2021

Victory dance

Squid game doll dancing to EXO’s Paradise 😂 pic.twitter.com/8oGkIg8Wu5

— RYE 🐧🌹 (@nonStopKSoo_) September 28, 2021

We were not prepared


The scene: The cameraman: pic.twitter.com/duMNR70lfz

— Reda 🇵🇸🇦🇫 (@RedaBr24) September 28, 2021

We repeat:

"we could have had it all"#SquidGame pic.twitter.com/IQfT3AMmU1

— hoyeon jung pics (@hoyeonjungpics) September 23, 2021

Can you leave him alone? He just finished episode 6 of Squid Game pic.twitter.com/o198VCQTWW

— natywonka (@natywonka_) September 29, 2021

R Patz, is that you?

he was right there all this time#SquidGame pic.twitter.com/WtnEzd5mLy

— lina (@beomly_) September 30, 2021

We did not see this coming

The show The real
villain: villain:#SquidGame pic.twitter.com/3i114N1BCK

— dujonna (@dujonna_) September 28, 2021

Or this

I can't believe i wasted my tears for this guy.......#SquidGame pic.twitter.com/O7V5M22ctJ

— Elena Rose (@ElenaRo94277115) September 27, 2021

Well that was intense

Me start watching #SquidGame
Me after watching it (; pic.twitter.com/3vrCI7oVXu

— آية (@its_scintilla) September 28, 2021

Q: What does it mean?

A: No one knows, but it's provocative

I just finished watching Squid Game, and this image sums up what I feel about everything. pic.twitter.com/123H6uVy3E

— GH4ST || -ᄒᴥᄒ- (@floatyghast) October 1, 2021

Since making its debut on the streaming platform on September 17, the ground-breaking show has garnered an international fan base and is slated to overtake the likes of Bridgerton (82 million), Lupin (76 million) and The Witcher (76 million) as the service's most watched series.

In just 10 days of its release, it snatched the number 1 spot in the charts across 90 countries, and has clung onto prime position for several weeks.

As of September 29, 95 percent of Squid Game viewers were from outside of Korea.

Speaking about the gripping premise of the show, director Hwang Dong-hyuk explained to Dong-A Ilbo that it highlights the "irony of the capitalist society we all live in, which was created to allow us all to eat well and live well."

He added that instead it "destroys the essence and humanity of human beings."

While it has not yet been confirmed that a second season is in the works, it is highly likely given its success that the show will be renewed by Netflix.

Squid Game is available to stream on Netflix now.

Squid Game Memes
Netflix's "Squid Game" has taken the world by storm—and has inspired many a meme. Here, we take a look at some of the best ones doing the rounds. Netflix