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The Best Episodes of 'Squid Game'

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Every episode of Squid Game is gripping – which is why this breakout Netflix series catapulted to the top of the charts, becoming the first Korean drama to reach Netflix’s top 10 weekly most-watched TV shows in both the US and the UK. But, within this thriller, which episodes really stand out? Do you like "Red Light, Green Light" the best, or is "Gganbu" your favorite episode of Squid Game? To determine the best episodes of Squid Game, this list of every Squid Game episode is ranked from best to worst thanks to your votes deciding the lucky winners.

Squid Game is a South Korean survival drama series in which a group of 456 people competes at children’s games to win a monetary prize of tempting proportions. There is a twist, because there is always a twist, and each episode ups the deadly stakes. Squid Game premiered on Netflix on September 17, 2021, and the Korean-language thriller has dubbing available. Writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk didn’t have any plans at Squid Game’s release for a follow-up or sequel, making the gripping show a limited series. If it’s left you wanting more, check out what to watch if you love Squid Game.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Squid Game and vote down any episodes that didn’t work as well. It can feel almost impossible to choose one Squid Game episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote for as many episodes as you like.

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  • Gganbu
    Photo: Netflix
    545 votes


    Players pair off for the fourth game: marbles. Gi-hun grapples with a moral dilemma, Sang-woo chooses self-preservation, and Sae-byeok shares her untold story.

    • Episode Number: 6
  • Stick to the Team
    Photo: Netflix
    223 votes

    Stick to the Team

    As alliances form among the players, no one is safe in the dorm after lights-out. The third game challenges Gi-hun's team to think strategically.
    • Episode Number: 4
  • Red Light, Green Light
    Photo: Netflix
    270 votes

    Red Light, Green Light

    Hoping to win easy money, a broke and desperate Gi-hun agrees to take part in an enigmatic game. Not long into the first round, unforeseen horrors unfold.
    • Episode Number: 1
  • The Man with the Umbrella
    Photo: Netflix
    190 votes

    The Man with the Umbrella

    A few players enter the next round — which promises equal doses of sweet and deadly — with hidden advantages. Meanwhile, Jun-ho sneaks his way inside.
    • Episode Number: 3
  • One Lucky Day
    Photo: Netflix
    155 votes

    One Lucky Day

    The final round presents another cruel test — but this time, how it ends depends on just one player. The game's creator steps out of the shadows.
    • Episode Number: 9
  • VIPS
    Photo: Netflix
    194 votes


    The Masked Leader welcomes VIP guests to the facility for a front-row viewing of the show. In the fifth game, some players crack under pressure.
    • Episode Number: 7