What Is It About ‘Squid Game’ That Makes It So Disturbing?

Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa
Oct 8 · 4 min read
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Spoiler alert: There is no way I can’t spoil the outcome with this piece. Read at your own risk.

It is the #1 show in the U.S. on Netflix: “Squid Game.” It is the story of a series of children’s games that a whole host of people play in the hopes of getting a huge cash reward. The key is: each of these players is in terrible debt, and so their motivation to win is…