This Friday September 17th is another Netflix K-drama drop, the previous one was the critically acclaimed D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) and this time its Squid Game with Lee Jung Jae and Park Hae Soo plus a bevy of supporting characters some of whom will probably not make it out of the first game alive. The drama is set in the present day as over 400 losers in life find themselves assembled together and offered a chance to win millions of dollars for playing a series of “games” based on classic South Korean childhood romps. Unfortunately for them, the games are all life-and-death and really mostly death and only the lone survivor/winner gets the money. I would have been more way into this drama but for the fact that I’m read the mangas As the God’s Will (Kami-sama no Iu Tōri) and Alice in Borderland as well as the movie adaptation of the former and the Netflix J-dorama adaptation of the latter, and both deal with lots of people rounded together by an unknown higher power to play survival games. As the God’s Will games are even based on Japanese child games like Squid Game, so this drama doesn’t have the freshness (for me), but I still plan to watch aa K-drama take on this concept. The preview looks great and the powerhouse cast is a huge draw.
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I’m going to watch this tonight, but I unfortunately saw some minor spoilers on twitter and am guessing this is going to be really really traumatizing. Lol.
Skipping this. Too many Asian films/dramas like this. I’m sure it do well though! Reminds me so much of Battle Royale, which I love!
I’ve seen too many of this genre but mostly with teenagers or young adults as MC with one of them being some kind of games or combat genius and lucky. Pitting adults against each other I expect to see some good characterization to make this different or worth it, especially since they specifically chose “losers” as described in this plot.
Booking for my weekend binge. Initial reviews are really good.
Just finished it and I LOVED it !!!!
The sets were really great. But the story and the characters were pretty the same we can find in this kind of story. Nothing new.