Squid Game (2021– )
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- Sex & Nudity (24)
- Violence & Gore (29)
- Profanity (3)
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking (3)
- Frightening & Intense Scenes (22)
- Spoilers (21)
Sex & Nudity
- In one of the episodes, there are several female characters in body paint. All nudity is obscured by paint and cannot be seen.
- There is a brief mention of necrophilia, nothing overly explicit.
- Male buttocks nudity is briefly shown.
- A woman walks into a bathroom and pulls out concealed cigarettes and a lighter from her vagina. No nudity is shown.
- An older man whispers in the ear of a younger man (presumably for a sexual favor) to which the younger man starts following him until they are halted. Nothing is shown.
- A man and woman have sex in a bathroom stall. The scene lasts around a minute with few seconds of frontal female nudity
- A woman insults a man by saying "You've got a hell of a small dick."
- VIP people in their room, there is a lot of nude men and women with paintings on their bodies. No nudity as it is covered up.
- Someone mentions about how he wants player number 69 to win because of the number's sexual meaning.
- Man and women have sex in the bathroom. A woman's nipples are briefly shown.
- A pink soldier walks in the bathroom with two players and a player refers to sexual harassment.
- Mi-Nyeo and Deok Su have sex in a washroom stall and moaning is audible at first but just their top halves are shown and they are shown making out and thrusting in the stall. Mi-Nyeo's breasts are briefly seen as they are thrusting.
- Female buttocks are shown in a couple scenes in episode 7
- EPISODE 1(0/10) None
- EPISODE 2(0/10) None
- EPISODE 3(4/10) Suggestive language and brief scene of a character in the bathroom
- EPISODE 4(7,5/10) Scene envolving two characters "having their love time" in the bathroom. We only see the neck region. Loudy noises are heard
- EPISODE 5(3/10) brief mention to abuse
- EPISODE 6(2/10)Brief mention to abuse; sad scene
- EPISODE 7(6,5/10)Body paint and a scene envolving two characters in a room, but nothing happened
- EPISODE 8(0/10) None
- EPISODE 9(0/10)None
- VEREDICT SEASON 1= MODERATE. Despite having an adult scene at episode 4, the show has 7 episodes with mild content.
- Jun-ho confronts a pink soldier asking if a dead body is his brother. The soldier tells him no and proves the body was a woman by explaining that he and another soldier took turns "doing" her after she died.
Violence & Gore
- A man and woman are thrown out of a vehicle .
- A man struggles with another man for an envelope. As they struggle, the other man shoves him and the man grabs on a machine, the machine then crushes his fingers and blood can be spurting out everywhere. Shown extremely quickly.
- Bodies are shown hanging for all the contenders to see.
- Organs are removed from some dead bodies. Shots showing eyeballs, a heart and other organs are clearly visible, though only for a few seconds.
- Every episode contains bloody shooting, sometimes at a point blank range. Frequent fighting, sometimes with weapons such as small knives or metal bars. The characters cannot clean themselves up after these fights or games, so any blood on their faces or clothing remains there.
- A man is stabbed to death on a bridge, blood is seen and the scene goes on for quite some time. The man's killer then jumps off of the bridge into the water below.
- A character's leg is bitten and has a chunk of flesh torn off. The bloody flesh is then spat back out.
- A character is impaled through the hand with a knife. He pulls it out, causing him to scream and bleed.
- There is very intense violence, gore and bloodshed throughout the series. People are shot in the head, stabbed and killed. You can see blood on the ground spilling, dead bodies etc.
- Most of the violence in this show is just people being shot with some blood shown.
- 4 dead bodies (3 are masked) are shown hanging as a warning to the players.
- A player gets shot and then blood is on the other players face
- Ali gets into a fight with his boss because he didn't get paid by his boss for 6 months, which then his boss hits him to release his hands on the money envelope, and later the boss's hand gets crushed by a machine and leads to a severe injury.
- (Deleted. Personal opinions and viewpoints are not suitable for the Parents' Guide.)
- Graphic Violence Throughout.
- EPISODE 1(LEVEL OF VIOLENCE:8/10) At the end of the episode people who lost the first game are brutally shot and we see everything followed with explicit bloody sprays, also in slow motion. A man is punched in nose, resulting in blood
- EPISODE 2(LEVEL OF VIOLENCE:7,5/10) A man gets stabbed multiple times, a medium quantity of blood sprays. A man had his hand crushed in a machine, resulting in a bloody scene.
- EPISODE 3(LEVEL OF VIOLENCE:7,5/10)People who lost the game are shot and a medium quantity of blood spray, milder compared to green light, red light. A man is shot in the head and we see the blood trail; disturbing
- EPISODE 4(LEVEL OF VIOLENCE:9/10)By far the most disturbing episode in terms of violence: organs are seen in a explicit scene, people fall to death, get stabbed, kicked and beaten to death. The riot scene has strobe effects, so the details are hard to be seen.
- EPISODE 5(LEVEL OF VIOLENCE:8/10) Two men are shot in the head, blood is seen and organs are seen during the cirurgy process. It can be gross to some people, but not as explicit as the episode 4
- EPISODE 6(LEVEL OF VIOLENCE:7/10) The less violent episode of the show, but the saddest. People get killed by masked soldiers but the takes are fast and it looks like a PG-13 movie
- EPISODE 7(LEVEL OF VIOLENCE:8/10)No guns but it contains gore. Bodies can be seen later in the ground and a player's brain is leaking from the skull and we never see the impact of the fallen bodies
- EPISODE 8(LEVEL OF VIOLENCE:8/10)Injuries are seen and we see a lot of blood. 2 shots in the entire episode
- EPISODE 9(LEVEL OF VIOLENCE:8,5/10) Stabbing, punching and biting during a fight, explict but not as gruesome as alice in borderland
- The violence is strong, but sometimes moderate
- Violence and Gore in Squid Game: SEVERE
- EPISODES WITH MODERATE VIOLENCE: 2,3,5(EXCEPT FOR THE CIRURGY SCENES) and 6
- EPISODES WITH STRONG VIOLENCE: 1,4,8 and 9
- EPISODES WITH GORE: 4,5 and 7
- A lot of salty language (including 16 uses the f-word) like "shit," "bitch," "dickhead," "hell," "damn," "asshole," and more.
- Based off English subtitles with the original Korean audio, profanity also includes countless religious exclamations, usually god damn, except when one character prays to God a lot.
- Korean profanities toned down in the English subtitle
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Man smoking outside gas station. Other scenes depict smoking and drinking in various locations.
- Player 212 smuggles in some cigarettes and smokes in a bathroom stall.
- In the VIP lounge watching a game, the 6 masked VIPs dressed in luxurious robe with nothing underneath all are smoking cigars and drinking.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- This show can be frightening and intense for some viewers. It shows people being killed as well as screaming/pleading for their lives.
- Many people are brutally shot.
- Killings in some games are done by a point blank execution, can get a bit bloody and disturbing.
- A man gets his hand crushed in an open piece of machinery. He screams in pain and blood is seen coming out of his hand stump. Very graphic but only shown for a second.
- It becomes very clear that you have to be selfish in order to win the games, which leads to some very shocking and heartbreaking moments which can deeply affect the audience.
- In an episode a fight breaks out, blood and severe flashing lights.
- Innocent kids games become a suspenseful life or death situation
- The general theme in this show depicts the dark reality of financial distress and the fact that people would do anything for money.
- The mask worn by the front man may be creepy.
- Many characters die bloody and gruesome deaths. Very disturbing.
- In most episodes, there are dead people littered on the ground with bloody injuries. Blood splatters are everywhere. Dead contestants are burned in furnaces. The Pink Soldiers operate on dead contestants and remove body parts which is really disturbing and gross. Dead people are shown hanging from various places. The main characters mother dies offscreen and he is shown wailing over her corpse.
- This is very dark and intense show as they trying to win the money with dangerous game situations.
- EPISODE 1(IMPACT:8/10) The deaths may be disturbing for some viewers. The calming song playing can be upsetting
- EPISODE 2(IMPACT:7/10) The machine scene and the stabbing scene may be unexpected by some viewers
- EPISODE 3(IMPACT: 8/10) Claustrophobic atmosphere and loudy noises followed by some deaths
- EPISODE 4: IMPACT(10/10) Strobe effects, heavy violence and gore may be very disturbing for the majority of the viewers
- EPISODE 5(IMPACT:7/10)Graphic cirurgic process may be disturbing for some people
- EPISODE 6(IMPACT: 9/10) Sad atmosphere may be very upsetting for the majority of the viewers
- EPISODE 7(IMPACT:7/10) Dark ambient may be scary for some people
- EPISODE 8(IMPACT:7/10) The ending may be upsetting for some viewers
- EPISODE 9(IMPACT:8/10) Strong violence and plot twists may be unexpected by some viewers
- Impact of the show: SEVERE RECOMENDATION: MA+15
Sex & Nudity
- A VIP asks a worker to pleasure him. The VIP takes his clothes off and you can see him nude, but back only, no frontal nudity. He then grabs the worker's head and makes him do oral, but the worker stops it by squeezing him in the nuts.
Violence & Gore
- The first episode towards the end the first game is played. People are shot in the head and body, accompanied by brief blood spurts. There aren't any limbs lost.
- A mass riot breaks out during the night, many people are brutally killed with sharp objects, strangled, suffocated or murdered with metal bars. (Very Brief)
- A scene plays with a man carrying an eyeball of a deceased body. The deceased's intestinal organs are shown briefly.
- A character has a large shard of glass stuck from her abdomen. Lots of blood shown on hands, sink and surroundings as she attempts to remove it and clean herself up.
- There is a player who is a trained doctor, and performs surgery. He can be seen covered in blood during these scenes, with a bloody apron on, blood on his face and blood and guts covering his hands.
- One of the games involves falling from a great height. Players that die during this challenge can be seen dead on the floor afterwards. Lots of blood on the floor surrounding their bodies, along with brief shots of split skulls leaking brains, and otherwise bloody and crushed bodies.
- Organ harvesting is practiced by several characters.
- A man loses his wife in marbles and hangs himself. It is shown briefly, very sad
- Following an episode regarding a deadly game of tug of war, a shot of someone's hand reveals it to be blistered from the rope.
- the blood is very fake and orange but there is a big amount of it especially when the body parts are being harvested
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- One of the games played is tug of war, the losing teams fall to their death.
- Participants agree to play games without realising they will be deadly.
- Players are lured unknowingly into killing people they like and have bonded with.
- A winning player commits suicide by hanging.
- People die falling from height.
- In one of the episodes, players kill each other on a dark, enclosed stage with strobe lights.
- Jang Deok-Su is basically a stereotypical tough gangster type dude, who stops at nothing to get his way. He beats many people dead.
- Sympathetic characters die tragically.
- Oh Il-Nam (old man) is at first a sweet old man who is implied to die at the end of an episode, but he is later revealed to have not actually been shot and is revealed to be the creator and main antagonist of Squid Game. Very distressing to see and will upset people who liked him as a character.
- The final player who won the final squid game wails over his friend's death and was now in a state of depression, this could be hard to see for viewers who loved him since he was the main protagonist