KGO Hosts React: ‘Squid Game’ Becomes Netflix’s Biggest Debut Hit

This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from “Squid Game.” Squid Game, a globally popular South Korea-produced Netflix show that depicts hundreds of financially distressed characters competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, has struck a raw nerve at home, where there’s growing discontent over soaring household debt, decaying job markets and worsening income inequality. (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)

The Korean fictional thriller “Squid Game” has officially become Netflix’s biggest ever series launch with 111 million users viewing it in its first 28 days.

The series knocked Netflix’s “Bridgerton” off the top spot, which had a premier of 82 million users. “Squid Game” is not only the platforms’s first-ever Korean series to reach the No. 1 spot in the United States, but it’s also No. 1 on Netflix’s Top 10 lists in 94 countries around the world.  

KGO hosts Mark Thompson and Chip Franklin dive deep into the series sharing thier opinions and uncovering the aspect of wanting to be in the cultural zeitgeist.


“Squid Games” is extremely violent but it doesn’t bother Mark Thompson.

Mark, Bret & Albert talk about Netfilx’s most popular series ever and Mark has a confession to make.


ABC News Correspondent Jason Nathanson joins The Chip Franklin Show to discuss Netflix’s Squid Game and the Hollywood strike.

The union representing Hollywood crews announced Wednesday that its members will go on strike on Monday if they can’t reach an agreement on a new contract. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees represents about 60,000 film set workers nationwide and a strike could cripple an industry.

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