Squid Game quickly became Netflix's the most watched show. The show is gruesome and violent and there's a psychological reason we can't stop watching it.
According to Psychiatrist Dr. Eric Bender, quote, “People can identify with feeling like they’re not the ruling class, but the underdog or the downtrodden."
Another aspect that makes a lot of people relate to the show is the feeling that comes from debt and the thought of getting some relief from that debt. How far would you be willing to go?
UCLA scholar with a PHD in Cinema and Media Studies, Grace Jung said, “Debt makes everybody feel vulnerable and anxious and desperate.”