After a month since its release, the squid game is still a success in Netflix with more than 900 million views around the world.
However, we must bear in mind that the platform considers a visualization if the viewer has seen at least the first two minutes of the episode.
That implies that the first minutes of a Netflix series have to be crucial to catch the viewer and continue with its visualization, an unwritten rule of the platform that, curiously, series the squid game It has breached street.
As you will remember, at the beginning of the squid game it shows a long explanation about this Korean children s game while shown on a small Seong Gi-Hun playing with other children is a black and white sequence.
The scene is quite slow compared to the rest of the series, whose rhythm is more accelerated and ends up catching the viewer more when they start the games than with that initial sequence. But there was a good reason to break that not written rule of Netflix .
Much of the history of the series the squid game is inspired by the own life of its creator, Hwang Dong-Hyuk , emphasizing South Korean culture.
That is why it was really necessary that opening sequence to explain to all the spectators less familiar with this culture, not only the details of the squid game as such, but also to frame the narrative of what is to come.
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In this way, an audience is attracted beyond its own country of origin. And of course it has given enough outcome since, although at first something unnoticed happened, immediately the Netflix series became a mass phenomenon thanks to Boca A Boca, being the most view of the Netflix story .
Despite its success, the confirmation of a season 2 of the squid game is still pending, but seeing the very good welcome you are having, it is probably a matter of time that Netflix and Hwang Dong-Hyuk put the batteries to develop more episodes .