Unless you’ve been living in a shell, you’d have heard of Squid Game or watched the Netflix thriller series since it was released in Singapore on Sept 17.
Since its release, Squid Game has seen global success, topping Netflix charts for weeks, catapulting the cast members to fame, spawning tons of Internet memes, TikTok challenges and even merch.
On the surface, Squid Game is about violence and wicked entertainment, but beyond the chilling scenes, plot twists and loopholes (seriously, how could there be no one who successfully alerted the police about this brutal game?), Squid Game offers up plenty of moments for contemplation and life lessons throughout the nine episodes.
Here are the best ones we gleaned, to justify the 485 minutes – or 8 hours – of screen time.
Warning: Extreme spoilers ahead.