I’m going to hold my hands up and admit I haven’t watched 'Squid Game' myself and to be honest, I’m not even tempted.
I watched the trailer for 'Squid Game' and that was enough for me. They say the contestants are chosen because they’re in debt and "living on the edge" and I’ve been edgy ever since I watched the clip. When I finally get my hands on the remote in the evening, I want something that’s going to chill me out, not freak me out.
Thankfully, Netflix seems to know me quite well so there’s no sign of it being one of my Top Picks; it would look very out of place with all the romantic comedies and period dramas.
The reason I’m even discussing the show is that I know lots of primary school children are talking about it, which is crazy. And as if talking about it wasn’t bad enough, there have also been occasions when kids have thought it would be fun to play 'Squid Game' at break time.
One of the tag lines for the series is "Childs Play" and that’s exactly what’s been happening.
If you’ve yet to take a peek at what all the fuss is about, here’s a little synopsis. 'Squid Game' is a fictional South Korean series in which contestants compete to win playground games with failure resulting in death. The show is extremely violent and as a result, has a 15 age rating.
Of course, because the show has been making headlines worldwide, the outfits worn by the characters have become iconic. Let’s just say that there’s no chance of me getting either of my kids a turquoise tracksuit ever again. And not that a neon pink hoody and joggers would be on my wish list anyway, but I’ll certainly be running a mile from them now!
So, is there a way to make sure that your kids never set eyes on the programme? Fortunately, yes. Most kids have their own Kids profile on Netflix and this is set to PG by default; however, they could be tempted to click on their parent’s profile to get unlimited access. The solution is to go to your "Account", then press "Profile & Parental Controls" and change "Profile Lock" from "Off" to "On".
You’ll then need to enter your account password, select "Require A Pin" and add a 4 digit pin. Your "Profile Lock" is then "On" and you’ll need to type in your pin to watch content. Ta-dah!
While the trailer announces "Let The Games Begin", as far as I’m concerned, it’s "Endgame".