1. close read
    Physical: 100 Isn’t Built to Be BrutalDon’t be fooled by the Squid Game aesthetics: Netflix’s Korean reality competition may just be the best example of good sportsmanship on TV.
  2. trope-ily ever after
    Falling in Love, Business Proposal StyleThe hit K-drama’s commitment to embracing nearly every classic romance trope is so impressive that it demands closer examination.
  3. will this be on the test?
    Surviving High School, All of Us Are Dead StyleEight simple tips for navigating your senior year during a zombie outbreak.
  4. overnights
    Squid Game Season-Finale Recap: You Are the HorsesA winner emerges, but the game continues.
  5. overnights
    Squid Game Recap: You Aren’t That Kind of PersonGi-hun and Sang-woo finally have it out, and there is no coming back for them.
  6. overnights
    Squid Game Recap: A Different Kind of FunAs Gi-hun and Sae-byeok hold onto their last shreds of humanity, Sang-woo goes full villain mode.
  7. overnights
    Squid Game Recap: Your Stories Are Way Too DarkA brutal twist forces the players to place their lives in the hands of those they’ve come to trust the most.
  8. overnights
    Squid Game Recap: Last Chance to Fight Fair and WinAn exposition-heavy episode gives us more insight into Jun-ho’s investigation and Gi-hun’s backstory.
  9. overnights
    Squid Game Recap: Lights OutAlliances are broken just as quickly as they’re formed. Then again, how much can you trust other players in a death game for millions of dollars?
  10. overnights
    Squid Game Recap: I’m ScrewedWhile the episode serves as a coming out party for Mi-nyeo and her chaotic gameplay, Sae-byeok is the episode’s MVP.
  11. overnights
    Squid Game Recap: Out There, I Don’t Stand a ChanceThe game is paused, and we get a glimpse of everyone’s tragic and debt-riddled lives.
  12. overnights
    Squid Game Series-Premiere Recap: Don’t Get Hurt Too BadNetflix’s South Korean survival drama is a brilliantly nasty series that plunges its characters into a mysterious, deadly game for $39 million.