It’s hard to describe the Squid Game memes without spoiling the Korean Netflix show Squid Game, so read on at your peril if you hate spoilers.
The show is wildly popular, probably because of its shocking twists and terrifying violence.
In the Korean thriller, a group of people who desperately need money for various reasons agree to play a children’s game in the hopes of winning ₩45.6 billion, or around $38 billion. It’s not until after the first round of Red Light Green Light that they find out losing means getting shot dead.
The biggest twist is that one of the most sympathetic characters who most viewers were rooting for throughout the series ends up being an absolute villain. Gotcha! Viewers have responded appropriately, with a series of memes about being upset and disturbed by how Squid Game messed with their heads—and ruined Red Light Green Light forever.