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No. 163333

Let's discuss squid game: the good, the bad, whatever you'd like to talk about.

No. 163334

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"A temporary replica set of Netflix original drama series “Squid Game,” installed at Itaewon Station in Yongsan, central Seoul, closed earlier than scheduled after doubts over violations of quarantine rules had been raised."

"In response to the growing concerns of the public, the Seoul Metro announced that it will close the operation of the set, Ogame World, on Saturday, a day earlier than the expected closing date."

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210925000091

Putting this here because it's a shame but better not be infected.

No. 163335

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I deleted because I accidentally posted a spoiler image so I guess I'll post this here. Idk if this is unpopular because I haven't talked to anyone about Squid Game yet but he really annoyed me. He reminded me of a puppy but a puppy I want to kick.

Also what was everyone's favourite game? I loved the tension of the glass hopping game, and the twist in the marbles game with only one person from each team getting to survive.

No. 163336

Sangwoo was my favorite, I also thought Ali was kind of annoying. The glass hopping game was probably my favorite, after the honeycomb game.

No. 163337

it's shit

No. 163339

I liked the three female characters, surprisingly. I ship San Beyouk and Ji Young, thought they looked cute together even before the marbles episode. The MC is undeserving of respect or love and should have offed himself from the beginning though. I hate the whole "worthless deadbeat scrote with a heart of gold" trope.

No. 163341

The guy with the face tattoo made me rage so hard, couldn't wait for him to die

No. 163342

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Femcel sperg ahead

There were only 3 relevant female characters. The cat looking one who is a literal top model, and her marble game partner who's gorgeous too. Both in their 20s. They were given only perfect personality traits. Everyone else is sperging out about dying but these girls are too cool to care, make great sacrifices and have fucking supervillain backstories. Then the third woman who looks closer to average and isn't 19 years old gets all the bad traits. She's made to be the biggest sperg in the show and no one likes her.

Alright bye just had to defend my queen

No. 163344

>>163342
I agree with you, nonnie. She was so weird and interesting. Unhinged queen.

No. 163345

I think the show was good. It got kind of splotchy inbetween, mainly when the organ harvesting subplot began but it was more enjoyable towards the beginning than towards the end. If you like Gantz, Battle Royale or any other survival anime/show you'll like this show. I just wish my dude didn't dye his hair red? He would've made a good Iori from KOF but no…

>>163335
Favorite game was the glass floor game by far.

No. 163348

>>163345
>I just wish my dude didn't dye his hair red?
he wanted to be a kpop idol I guess

No. 163350

>>163342
I'm pissed off they didn't give her any screentime or backstory outside the venue like the other characters. Would've loved to see her past. She's fucking crazy but I'd watch an entire episode surrounding her kek

No. 163351

>>163342
I liked until she got with that shit head but she was one of the more entertaining characters.

No. 163357

>>163342
I liked Sae-Byeok her death was bullshit btw, she should've won and her friend, but I actually enjoyed whats-her-name despite the fact that she had a bunch of negative traits, that bathroom scene with 067. I feel like she was a good match for all the other selfish players except for when she literally killed herself just to get revenge on that dude, but I guess that fits her brand of crazy, and the game probably wouldn't have progressed if she didn't.

I get why Sangwoo did it, but Ali's death made me really sad. When I saw so many farmers saying they didn't feel bad for Ali, I was like damn. As pathetic as it sounds, that marble game episode is the one where I cried. Anyway, I saw a lot of people saying MC is a shithead for choosing to go after the game creators, and while I agree that he's a huge unlikeable dumbass, I kind of understand why he did it. They were still watching him and knew that he was going to travel to see his daughter, so it kind of makes sense that he would want to end it completely. I just hope he's doing it to protect his family and not for selfish reasons (he probably is though, who am I kidding)
Anyway, I'm sorry for the long post.

No. 163360

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Sangwoo was hotttt, he was refreshing to see in a cast of random average old dudes . Ali was cute too . The guy who slapped those people was aight

No. 163361

>>163357
Battle Royal wasn't the only inspiration he had. He also mentioned Kaiji which has the main character going back over and over and over. It's a gambling addiction and the want to finish the game and the creators, for him. I don't know about the SG MC though. I don't think it's about his daughter. I think it's just about stopping these rich assholes from taking advantage and using debt riddled people as bait.

No. 163362

>>163360
I thought he looked the most attractive when he was scruffy towards the end. The police office was really cute imo.

No. 163369

>>163360
Whenever he was on screen I would internally say LOOK ITS JOJI

No. 163370

>>163360
korean actors are so much better looking than the plastic ass kpop idols.

No. 163372

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>>163360
The cop is hotter.

No. 163374

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>rich ppl in meme tacky animal masks
>basically hunger games capitol people but shitty
>the common horror media trope of the evil ones listening to classical music or jazz while watching people die (really spooky)
>>163372
His greasy Dylan Roof haircut had me dead all along the show. The show was alright. It was cheesy and predictable, laughed out loud when the Front Man identity was revealed kek
>>163342
I liked her a lot, I think the reason behind it is because her unhinged personality contradicted well with the general show's predictability. She's the only memorable character of the whole show imo. Also HoYeon Jung is way too pretty, she stands out way too much

No. 163377

i'm solely not gonna watch this because it seems like it's being unnaturally shilled

No. 163378

>>163377
i'll give it a few months like i do with every "WOW THIS NETFLIX SHOW IS SO GOOD TOP TIER BETTER THAN ANYTHING EVER" thing that comes out.

No. 163381

>>163377
It's giving me the same vibes when that Olivia girl was new and came out of no where.

No. 163383

>>163381
Lol she’s been getting nothing but criticism lately. The adoration that was around her is gone

No. 163386

>>163383
Will the same happen with this show? Maybe.

No. 163391

It’s so shit and boring

No. 163392

I generally enjoyed the show especially for how short it is, but I am still shocked that people are hyping it out so much? Is that all because no one ever watched Kaiji or similar stuff? Are normies that limited?

The show is nice but it's also way too overrated. It has some plot holes and stuff too.

>>163335
Couldn't stand him as a character either, his 'arc' was also pretty rushed. Really thought this character was just forced by Netflix, after all they add trannies and other shit in every new tv show, whether writers like it or not. Same with the sex scene.

No. 163395

>>163392
>Are normies that limited?
yes
it happens every time something gets hyped to death. normies get obsessed with it while a better version of the thing has existed for 10 years or so

No. 163396

>>163392
>Are normies that limited?
Yes. Squid Game is an anime-tier plot TV show for netflix crowd and koreaboos

No. 163397

>>163396
Samefagging, but I'm never going to critisize the show in public because I know I'd get shilled as the "person shitting on popular media just because it's popular" kek

No. 163402

>>163386
Highly doubt it.
Unfortunately normies are too scared to criticize something from international countries. If this was a American or western show it’d get clowned to death lol. At the very least there’d be a wide range of opinions regarding it.

No. 163431

I hated the lame plot twists and decisions towards the end.
All of these I predicted that'll happen:
>The Front Man identity
>old man being a VIP
>old man dying at the midnight
>MC's mother being dead when he arrived back
>Sangwoo being scheming and evil, killing the main group

MC's red hair made me cringe a lot.

No. 163443

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>>163333
I liked it but I don’t think it’s the greatest show ever made like some people are pretending. These two were a cute ship though.

No. 163445

>>163443
This fanart is so cute anon…I just wanted them to go out and get mojitos together.

No. 163447

So glad /m/ agrees with me. I can’t stop hearing about this underwhelming pile of cliches. Got me thinking I was contrarian for a sec.
>>163443
Only time I was even remotely intrigued is when they’re interacting plus the crazy #212 lady antics

No. 163451

>>163447
It's also literally a rip-off of kaji even down to the games, characters, and shots.

No. 163452

anons annoyed with the popularity, what the fuck did you expect. This show isn't some epic, it's just the casualnormies dangan ronpa.

>>163377
It's a netflix original production. Them dubbing and subbing it into multiple languages was purposely engineered to make this into a success.

>>163431
>MC's red hair

same but it's supposed to be symbolic with the whole red/blue teal/pink throughout the whole show.

No. 163453

I think number 212 was supposed to be a foreigner because at one point she says "you koreans"

No. 163459

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>>163342
Based and pinkpilled. I loved Mi-nyeo too, she was way more entertaining and likable than half the cast. More shamelessly unapologetic manipulative queens, please.

No. 163463

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>>163360
>>163336
Sangwoo was the best character imo. He wasn't the typical deadbeat with a heart of gold, he felt like a real person that was pushed to do terrible things for someone he cared about. My friends disagree, but I think Sangwoo was playing purely for his mother, so him purposefully trying to get his "friends" killed wasn't THAT bad.

And I feel like the show was being extremely hypocritical in trying to portray Sangwoo as a bad person. Hi-gun also "killed" someone, and if Sangwoo didn't push that person they all would have died. A thank you would have been more appropriate than accosting him. /sperg

Also ddakji-guy was hottest, Sangwoo is second

No. 163464

>>163459
She was legit best girl imo
Went down like a badass too.

No. 163469

>>163463
I recognized him from my old coffee prince days lmao, god he’s ageless

No. 163474

The voices of the VPS were so cringe..you’d think it was a Korean voice acting an American, but it was just middle aged white dudes. Felt so off

No. 163475

>>163474
Sounded like Scandinavian accents.

No. 163476

>>163469
I was OBSESSED with Coffee Prince. He really didn't age.

No. 163477

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I was very excited to finish it because it catched my attention but it's like it didn't really left a mark on me like all the series I watch do, probably because it's not an original concept and predictable. However it's so perfectly done to be so popular and mainstream, the formula is just exactly as it has to be. I read that the creator spent six months to write the first two episodes and he lost six teeth (how?) while producing it because of the stress, crazy.
I liked the acting and the music, as well as the production of course, it was amazing. I would have liked a background on the workers, soldiers, etc (the guys with the red tracksuits). There was a theory going around that if you chose the red paper while playing with the guy on the train, it meant you were going to be one of the red guys but it's not possible because we saw people who were participants and chose the red paper, would've been very cool.
Sangwoo was the most interesting character for me too, he was the only one with some kind of complexity and contradictions like an actual human being, I really liked his smart takes as well
Which one was your favorite game? To me the tug of war, the marbles (because they confronted someone they had affinity for) and the glass bridge were horrific to watch but they were also the best ones

No. 163481

The plot was pretty predictable and I knew he was going to find his mom dead but it still made me cry.

No. 163495

>>163474
Yeah I thought their acting was terrible. But usually white people in Asian movies are terrible actors, I've never seen a decent one kek

No. 163499

>>163477
the part of the show that stuck with me the most was when jiyoung sacrificed herself for saebyeok. it was so touching and tragic especially because of how they talked abt hanging out when they got out of the games, even though it wasn’t possible. they had a short lived but very impactful bond.

what struck me the most about this show was the production value, coloring and over all aesthetic of the show. it’s the type of show someone can make endless tumblr aesthetic posts and gif sets about lol

No. 163507

>>163477
Agree on the formula part, that’s why I was so surprised by people acting like they’ve never heard of the “abducted to play a deadly game” concept.
Wouldn’t be surprised if in 10 years we have an Isekai type of Netflix show.

I know it’s a sort of Sci-fi type of show but there were so many parts that didn’t make sense to me.

>The staff

Who recruit those people? Clearly they need people with some firearm knowledge and diving knowledge (Potentially a doctor onsite). Sometimes people can slip out unnoticed and sometimes the cop can switch costumes and nobody notice, but also they record everyone and make sure everyone is accounted for. Plus the people driving the boat, etc.

> The (hot) cop

Mate maybe leave a note to your boss? Get a geotracker tag on you? Maybe don’t rely on getting some 4g in the middle of nowhere to send your texts?

I also felt like everyone besides Sangwoo was pretty 1 dimensional. I wish they showed the 2 girls friendship growing more along the episodes than quickly within like 2 games.

No. 163562

I agree with this video so I'm posting it here

Also I oddly enough like the deadbeat dad as a character. I mean, I know he's a piece of shit. But he feels human to me and he kinda grew on me. I don't love him but I kinda like him a lot. I just hate the ending so much, holy shit. Just go to your daughter idiot. Way to ruin the entire series

No. 163586

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It's already a little mysterious how the staff in the game is so obedient in mowing down people to entertain the rich but recruiting people into a death game is also quite odd.
I hope season 2 is going to tell us more about him.

Also he's cute, 10/10, would let him slap

No. 163587

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i want to fuck this ugly pos so bad it’s not funny

No. 163588

>>163342
she's probably my favorite character. she killed the worst guy and her revenge feels satisfying, she's the best comic relief in the show, and i just kind of ended up loving her.

No. 163597

>>163588
She was definitely entertaining, but her personality is really shitty.

No. 163602

>>163499
Tbh I couldn't feel much about it because they didn't even show us any development in their relationship

No. 163603

>>163335
He seemed like a stereotype to me. Show is filled with cliches, lazy writing.

No. 163604

>>163587
but why???

No. 163605

>>163335
I think he is cute.
Her wife and child worry me greatly

No. 163619

>>163604
must be a yakuza fan, his thug appearance reminds me of a yakuza character

>>163603
Ali was a lot less fun than other characters. While I was rooting for him, felt bad when he died, his nature is so naive. Morally dubious characters like crazy gal and Sangwoo are so much more interesting because they're not goody two shoes, or even flawed characters with usually good intentions, like the main character. Ali played well off other characters dynamics but as an individual character he's pretty bland

No. 163642

>>163342
The two young women look very average to me so I was happy they chose non-beautiful women for once LOL

No. 163644

>>163642
ironic since once of the young womans actresses is also is a model

No. 163645

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>>163642
>average

Stop scrolling IG 8 hours a day. Do you know what average means?

No. 163647

>>163645
Idk where you live but that’s what most Asians look like. I do agree she’s model material but that’s mainly for her body shape and height.

No. 163651


No. 163659

>>163647
Look at her facial proportions and symmetry. Nothing average about that.

No. 163663

>>163647
>what most asians look like
>model material
????? what

No. 163680

>>163647
>that’s what most Asians look like
my fucking sides, nonnie I wish.
She was so pretty she stood out like a sore thumb in most scenes, despite them trying to uglify her by giving her a britbong shag kek

No. 163710

>>163680
I was born/raised in CA so maybe my perception of average is skewed idk, I grew up around people who look just like her

I’m not trying to say she isn’t attractive, is my point. Also I’m not the OP of the first average post, sorry for the confusion lol

No. 163731

>>163370
As some one watches a lot of asian movies I 100% agree, Asian actors tend to look like real attractive human beings while kpop idols look and act like mannequins

No. 163746

>>163710
NAYRT, but I also grew up in CA, wtf are you on about

No. 163758

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>>163644
Models are chosen because they photograph well and make clothes look good. They don't have to be beautiful themselves, they should still have the "look" thought
>>163645
I don't even have IG nonnie lol. She seems like a very nice girl but I think she's just not what I think of as beautiful. She's tall and more stunning compared to the average person person, but she is not the typical kdrama lead that I think are really beautiful, like Bae Suzy for example. Plus her character in the show was very grungy looking so perhaps it was the styling I didn't like.
>>163647
I agree with this, I see more beautiful Asian people in the mall and at my uni any day

No. 163761

>>163758
>>163645

Sorry I thought nonnie was an endearing term when I used it, ignore that pls

No. 163763

I liked Sae-Byeok but hearing the writer say in an interview that she was originally written as a male is annoying.

No. 163771


No. 163781

>>163761
But nonnie is an endearing term.

No. 163832

>>163781
Okay phewww, searching it up the opinions on it are mixed that's why I took it back

No. 163835

>>163771
Because we can never just have non sexual female characters that were meant to be written that way.

No. 163851

Why did the main character dye his hair red in the end of the last episode?

No. 163864

>>163851
I think it was supposed to be symbolism, him deciding to live his life instead of moping around like a dumbass. But tbh it was just kind of stupid and looked really bad on him. Also it was a cheap ass wig, so that didn't help.

No. 163910

I really like the main character, he feels real and the more I think about it the more I feel like I somewhat can relate to him because I'm a poorfag retard.

>>163864
Unrelated but this meme just reminds me of that one lolcow

No. 163935

>>163851
I read a theory that he chose to be an aggressor like the staff by imitating the colour of their uniform. But the uniforms are pink lol so idk how close this is.

No. 164405

I was super hyped because I love death games and I would love this genre to get more popular so my favorite mangas can get animated. That being said, I really thought Squid Game got super silly towards the end. I think people paid so much attention to this because it is edgy and is very pretty looking with nice actors and nice colors. But god the games were super boring.
Spoilers:
Correct me if I'm wrong but is the glass bridge a children's game? They didn't explain it and I can't relate it to a kids game, I just don't get why only one game isn't a stereotypical kids game, it could be something I don't know though.
The twists were extremely boring, fucking "Oh money can't buy happiness we need to watch people dieee" was so stupid, the gamemaster reveal was stupid, the Westerners' dialogue was EXTREMELY stupid. I cringed during all of the English dialogue. I think the series dipped hard after the marble episode.

No. 164769

>>163335
I liked him but his writing frustrated me. He's obviously not a doormat and doesn't take people at their word (like how he stood up to his boss to try and get his pay) so I wish we'd seen more of that in the games.
>>163392
Don't be retarded. Migrant worker abuse is a huge issue in East Asia and the guy who wrote the show tried to get it made for ten years. There was no agenda.

No. 164770

>>163463
Hes so attractive wtf

No. 164786

>>164405
I thought it was meant to be kinda funny and pointless, all of the games so far have been pretty random and the glass game takes that to the extreme. I also don't think that the old mans perspective is meant to be "the moral of the story" it's literally just what he thinks.

No. 164795

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>>163335
Ali is so cute, sweet and kind. I'm so sad that he's been done dirty but it's a last man standing game. Should've known better.

No. 164824

>>164405
I think the glass bridge game was like an extreme version of hopscotch, or like a stepping stones game. Or maybe like how kids pretend the floor is lava and they can only jump on pillows

No. 164825

>>164824
A good writer shouldn't have to like, just let their audience make up shit for what they couldn't explain themselves you know?

No. 164852

i’m not a stranger to death and survival games probably cause i watched a lot of anime and japanese movies similar to that but this show really had me hooked for some reason, i think it was the first scene in episode one with fly me to the moon it excited the edgy teen in me kek
The glass bridge game… so unfair

No. 164915

>>163645
Butterface to the max.

No. 164983

>>164405
i think it was based off a korean kid's game involving stepping stones

No. 165000

I thought it was ok and the ending was kinda bad, but I truly think the art direction and aesthetic made it popular in the first place. The other Asian (albeit Japanese) death game show, Alice in Borderland, didn't even reach a portion of its popularity and it's probably a combination of that + less shilling. Or maybe Squid Game was the exception. Anyway the final lesson made no sense: what's equal about crossing a bridge that can crush under your feet if you go first? what's equal about a tug of war game where young men are at advantage? Meh. At least in the first two games it only depended on you.

No. 165028

>>165000
The show isn't subtle about being a critique on classism and capitalism so I think the inherent unfairness of a lot of the games is part of the point. It's a metaphor for how capitalist values shill hardwork and equal opportunity when in reality some groups of people have advantages over others that contributed to their success. I also think that the front man character was intentionally written to have fully bought into the bs that the games are supposed to be equal and fair since he was one person out of hundreds who got lucky and now he perpetuates the cycle after becoming rich and powerful.

No. 165047

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>>164795
Best boy. He was my favorite right away.
I’m still absolutely seething over his death. I adored Sang-woo and thought he and Ali were an amazing duo up until that happened. I’m so upset.

No. 165050

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This tweet doesn't sit well with me for some reason.
Also she's very cute but that's besides the point.

No. 165067

Is the English dub decent? I struggle with subs but really want to watch the series.

Sorry if this has already been asked, I only skimmed the thread in case of spoilers.

No. 165069

Unpopular opinion but Ali irritated me lol

No. 165080

>>165067
Yes! I liked the dub.

No. 165096

>>163374
The rich degenerates hamming it up were the worst parts of the show and made me cringe, not gonna lie. They could've showed them without any of the dialogue, it would've been more effective. Also agree about the stupid front man plotline, it was so predictable and cliched it actually made me groan out loud.

Nevertheless I really liked the show and the people scoffing at it because of muh intellectual Kaiji and Battle Royale need to take it as it is, survival games are an age-old trope and at least the writer had the balls to admit that he drew inspiration from manga and movies instead of autistically denying it like the author of Hunger Games.

No. 165099

>>165096
>The rich degenerates hamming it up were the worst parts of the show and made me cringe
Same except I wanted to see the police guy sucking dick

No. 165102

>>165028
All of this. Even the mastermind in the end congratulates Gi-hun for his good luck and hard work, not just hard work alone. So I still think it's safe to say that the games weren't supposed to be seen objectively fair from the viewer's point of view because like in a capitalist society in general, some people have natural advantage and some things are simply based on luck. When you really think about it, none of the games were fair and equal, all of them had some handicap to them.

>>165050
This is pretty damn disrespectful to me. Her looks were absolutely not a defining trait for her character and she was written to be a jaded, traumatized, desperate person who still wanted to stick to her morals with no tolerance for injustice. It really bothers me when a role like that is treated like a yass kween gorgeous k-pop doll. Also why the fuck is an account for a kids' doll line tweeting about a violent, TV-MA rated show?

No. 165104

>>165069
Me too. He's like a retarded baby the whole time. I don't get what's so endearing about a grown man with a family acting like a child.

No. 165111

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>>165047
Same here, he's just so precious and a hard working husband/father. He also saved mc on the first game.

No. 165112

>>165050
>>165102
her performance really lacked imo

it's clear as day she was only cast cause she's good looking, it's south korea after all

No. 165114

>>165111
anon he's fucking dead and the mother of the son will probably get beaten to death when she goes back to pakistan.

No. 165116

>>165114
No one was talking to you, anon.

No. 165119

>>165116
just sayin

No. 165131

>>163342
Granny

No. 165208

>>165104
some people do not seem to realize he isn't fluent in korean language and that's why he asks so many "stupid" questions because he doesn't understand the words

this (lack of understanding language barriers) seems like a monolingual problem mostly



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