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Squid Game: Laura Byrne will ‘definitely need therapy’ after watching Netflix hit

Bachelor star Laura Byrne says she will ‘definitely need therapy’ after watching gory Netflix hit Squid Game


Netflix’s Squid Game has taken the world by storm.

And former Bachelor star Laura Byrne binge-watched the South Korean series on Wednesday – only to end up a broken woman afterwards.

The 37-year-old shared a photo to Instagram of herself looking shell-shocked on her sofa, and wrote: ‘Watching Squid Game.’

‘Will definitely need therapy after this’: Former Bachelor star Laura Byrne binge-watched gory Netflix series Squid Game on Wednesday, only to end up a broken woman afterwards

She added: ‘Will definitely need therapy after this.’ 

The ultraviolent set pieces that punctuate the survival drama are likely what caused Laura’s stunned reaction.

The Korean thriller centres around a deadly game show in which 456 cash-strapped contestants play six childhood games for their chance to win a $53million prize.

Survival drama: The South Korean thriller centres around a deadly game show in which 456 cash-strapped contestants play six childhood games for their chance to win a $53million prize

Survival drama: The South Korean thriller centres around a deadly game show in which 456 cash-strapped contestants play six childhood games for their chance to win a $53million prize

The losers are ruthlessly killed by a masked death squad.

The show has become a hit globally, with slasher fans comparing the series to horror classics such as Saw and Battle Royale.

Squid Game has been viewed more than 22.8 billion times, reports NBC News.

Bloody consequences: The losers are ruthlessly killed by a masked death squad (pictured)

Bloody consequences: The losers are ruthlessly killed by a masked death squad (pictured)

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said it has a ‘very good chance’ of becoming the streaming platform’s most popular show yet.

Squid Game has recently been hit with plagiarism claims after fans pointed out the show’s similarities to 2014 Japanese film As The Gods Will.

However, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, 50, was quick to quash any allegations of copying, insisting: ‘I did it first’.

'I did it first': It comes after Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk hit back at plagiarism claims after viewers alleged the Netflix hit copied 2014 Japanese film As The Gods Will

‘I did it first’: It comes after Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk hit back at plagiarism claims after viewers alleged the Netflix hit copied 2014 Japanese film As The Gods Will

In a press conference last month, he said: ‘It is true that [the first game is] similar, but after that, there aren’t any similarities. I worked on [Squid Game in] 2008 and 2009, and at the time, the first game [had already been] fixed as Red Light Green Light.’

He went on to state that As Gods Will would have been created in the 2010s, meaning the formation of Squid Game was already in place.

‘It’s not really something that I wanna do, to claim ownership of this story. But if I had to say it, I would say I did it first,’ he said.

Speaking up: In a press conference last month, he said: 'It is true that [the first game is] similar, but after that, there aren't any similarities. I worked on [Squid Game in] 2008 and 2009, and at the time, the first game [had already been] fixed as Red Light Green Light'

Speaking up: In a press conference last month, he said: ‘It is true that [the first game is] similar, but after that, there aren’t any similarities. I worked on [Squid Game in] 2008 and 2009, and at the time, the first game [had already been] fixed as Red Light Green Light’ 

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