A view inside the "Squid Game" Guild Screening at NeueHouse Los Angeles on November 08, 2021 in Hollywood, California.

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT.  I’m assuming there’s no actual death involved.  Netflix‘s “Squid Game was viewed over 1.65 BILLION hours in its first four weeks alone.  It is Netflix’s most-viewed original series of all time (not even “Stranger Things” took it down).  Now you can have the chance to play, “SQUID GAME: The Challenge” and compete for a $4.56 million dollar prize.

How to Play Squid Game: The Challenge

The streaming giant is casting 465 people from all over the world to compete for a $4.56 million dollar prize.  “Squid Game The Challenge: A Netflix Reality Competition” will have three separate casting sites and will see players competing in “the iconic Squid Game universe,” in a series of games.  According to the casting website, a1.etribez.com, *Please note: Win or lose, all players will leave unscathed. But if you win, you win big!   There are a few caveats.  You need to be available for a MONTH sometime in early 2023, but no specific dates.  You also need a valid passport and have to be willing to travel to where ever they tell you to go.   If you’re interested, you can CLICK HERE to check out the registration page.  You’ll also need to submit a one-minute video and some headshots.

I love the $4.56 million dollar prize number.  That’s the player number for the main character, Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae).  Season 2 of “Squid Game” is a go but since most of the cast died in season one, one of the few familiar faces in Season 2 will be Seong Gi-hun (Player 456).  For info on season 2 of “Squid Game,” CLICK HERE, but spoiler alert, there’s no solid release date yet, just a ballpark of late 2023/ early 2024.  Here’s the trailer:


Netflix Celebrates 25th Anniversary: Here Are Their Best Originals Of All Time

Netflix is celebrating its 25th anniversary today (August 29). Originally starting out in 1997 as a DVD rental service via mail, offering members unlimited DVD rentals without due dates, late fees, or monthly rental limits.

Ten years later in 2007, Netflix adapted and joined streaming, marking the start of binge-watching. Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove are the first slate of original series programming in 2013 and since then, the streaming giant has put out some of the best television to date. Check out the company’s video, which tells their story.

See our 22 favorite Netflix original series, ranked, below:

  • BoJack Horseman

    Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the ’90s … 20 years later. Set in an L.A. where humans and anthropomorphic animal-people coexist, BoJack Horseman is about one man (well, horse-man) who peaked too early and must figure out what to do next.

  • I Am Not Okay With This

    Angsty Syd navigates high school awkwardness, family drama and an unrequited crush on her best friend while trying to rein in her budding superpowers.

  • Russian Doll

    After enduring the wildest night of their lives — over and over — Nadia and Alan stumble into another bewildering existential adventure.

  • Don't F--k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

    A twisted criminal’s gruesome videos drive a group of amateur online sleuths to launch a risky manhunt that pulls them into a dark underworld.

  • Big Mouth

    The series centers on teens based on Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s upbringing in suburban New York, with Kroll voicing his fictional younger self. Big Mouth explores puberty while embracing a frankness about the human body and sex.

  • Sex Education

    Insecure Otis has all the answers when it comes to sex advice, thanks to his therapist mom. So rebel Maeve proposes a school sex-therapy clinic.

  • The End of the F---ing World

    A budding teen psychopath and a rebel hungry for adventure embark on a star-crossed road trip in this darkly comic series based on a graphic novel.

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Half witch. Half mortal. On her 16th birthday, Sabrina has to make a choice between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. With her aunties, her cat Salem, and her boyfriend Harvey Kinkle, Sabrina will face horrors and new adventures in the mysterious town of Greendale.

  • You

    A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.

  • The Witcher

    Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

  • Sense8

    One moment links 8 minds in disparate parts of the world, putting 8 strangers in each other’s lives, each other’s secrets, and in terrible danger. Though the first season was phenomenal, the second season fell short and the series was cancelled.

  • The Last Kingdom

    As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred — born a Saxon but raised by Vikings — seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

  • Peaky Blinders

    A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.

  • The Umbrella Academy

    Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity.

  • The Queen's Gambit

    In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.

  • Stranger Things

    Stranger Things is an American sci-fi television series created by the Duffer Brothers first released in 2016. When Will Byers vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.

  • Love, Death & Robots

    Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge in this NSFW anthology of animated stories presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.

  • Squid Game

    Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.

  • Orange Is The New Black

    From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original series based on Piper Kerman’s memoir about her year in a women’s prison.

  • Ozark

    A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

  • Black Mirror

    This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Donielle Fynn is a Michigan native with two kids, two dogs, two cats, a love of yoga, and all things classic rock.