Squid Game is probably the internet’s favorite K-drama at the moment, with a lot of posts urging netizens to give in to the hype. Of course, memes will always be social media’s favorite way to do so.
The trending K-drama is basically a combination of the Hunger Games trilogy, Battle Royale, and Kill Bill—where players will compete to the death in games inspired by child’s play. The winner, who will manage to survive the deadly high-stakes game, gets to receive ₩45.6 billion (approximately P1.9 billion).
If you’re curious about the Squid Game hype, here are some hilarious memes we found on the internet:
— fuego (@sunoominc) September 19, 2021
Best Squid Game meme 😂😂✌ pic.twitter.com/BMY3uiYqEM— Christian Rainer (@Its_ChrisRainer) September 21, 2021
The giant freaky doll that signals players to stop and go during the “Green Light, Red Light” game has become the favorite personality for now of K-drama fans.
Some TikTok users also made use of the "Green Light, Red Light" reference in jest. (Warning: video contains explicit language.)
Syempre ligtas mga nakshit ko♬ original sound - Sassa Gurl
@diva.h.a Red Light 🟥 Green Light🟩 👧🏻 #fyp #tiktokmalaysia #squidgame ♬ Squid Game - Green Light Red Light - Yovinca Prafika
Twitter user @K1RST1NS compared the doll to the mascot of a local bakeshop.
From selling delicious breads to being one of the casts of Squid Game on Netflix. Grabe ka talaga Julie's bakeshop 😭 pic.twitter.com/YomQihRiSc— ⭐ (@K1RST1NS) September 20, 2021
Tiktok user @roblox_karen17 showed off her initial confidence as a “contestant,” only to be killed a few seconds later.
@roblox_karen17 HAHAHA LOL 🤣 #robloxfyp #robloxcomedy #fyp #squidgame #meme #foryoupage ♬ original sound - 🤗✨RobloxKindKaren✨🤗
@daydreamer22_ said on Tiktok that the infamous water gun scene from the GMA teleserye Ika-6 Na Utos is a deleted scene from the K-drama.
@daydreamer22_ 😱😭😭 #squidgame #netflix #fyyyyyyy #foryou #meme #funny ♬ original sound - Bret Lhey Lopez
Tiktok user @caesargin said he wants to join the Squid Game but as one of its soldiers.
@caesargin Wait for it... #squidgame #squidgamenetflix #funny #meme #trending #fyp #foryou #cosplay ♬ original sound - Gin Caesar
@hajoonspics couldn’t help but fangirl over one of its lead actors Wi Hajoon.
"i'll watch squid game for the plot."— wi hajoon pics (@hajoonspics) September 27, 2021
the plot: pic.twitter.com/aR0Rl2qYZn
Netizens couldn’t also help but talk about the infamous “Green Light, Red Light” portions of the game.
@chaveevanovlmn it's always the tiniest details#squidgame #redlight #greenlight #redlightgreenlight ♬ original sound - Ssings
@_cielowww admitted that she couldn’t see children’s toys the same way after watching the K-drama.
Some netizens also expressed mixed feelings toward the show's ending.
spent the whole day watching squid game only to have an ending like that 🧍♀️ pic.twitter.com/7juAMxQ65Z— ryujin (@ryujinsjeans) September 19, 2021
Dalgona coffee also made its comeback after it's included as one of the games in the K-drama.
All those dalgona memes from Squid Game and i think this one's the best LMAO 🤣 pic.twitter.com/oiUdz18tve— Joshi⁷🐋💜🐙 | kinda IA (@jshgmbl) September 22, 2021
Banner and thumbnail photos from @caesargin and @diva.h.a’s Tiktok accounts and Cursebox’s Facebook account