Shquid Game. 🦑
Who is watching Squid Game on Netflix?
|by Anonymous||reply 239||October 15, 2021 5:00 AM|
The head of Netflix said that Squid Game may surpass Bridgerton as Netflix's most watched show. It's become a phenomenon literally overnight.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 29, 2021 1:06 AM|
It’s a phenomenon
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 30, 2021 2:47 AM|
Just what the world did not need.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 30, 2021 2:48 AM|
It's a show that will do well because its full of constant gratuitous violence but operates at a level a child could follow. There's no strategy or character development, there are just occasional plot revelations that keep things interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 30, 2021 8:10 PM|
I lasted about five minutes. The dubbing was too distracting and I felt like I was watching a kung fu movie from 1973.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 30, 2021 8:29 PM|
So it's a game show or actual drama?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 30, 2021 8:31 PM|
I am watching it as I type this. I am enjoying it so far.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 30, 2021 8:32 PM|
My mom loved it so it must cater to the 50+ audience too.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 30, 2021 8:44 PM|
I think people like it’s because “Korean” and they’re woke.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 30, 2021 9:49 PM|
Freaky and probably not good for my soul but I’m liking it.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 30, 2021 9:56 PM|
[quote]I think people like it’s because “Korean” and they’re woke.
Oh, stop! Sometimes people just like things because they like them. There are hundreds of Korean shows with hundreds of episodes on Netflix. This one got attention because there were things to like here that could have applied to any cast, no matter the color.
It was simple and binges on horror. It reminded me of the Saw movies. You didn't need to be a genius to follow it.
When they watch these shows they imagine themselves in the game and wonder if they would survive.
It's a way of getting the audience to participate in what they're watching.
See: The Exam.
The same people that like this genre now would have liked it if it had a white cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 30, 2021 10:50 PM|
I like it - it's like a rollercoaster ride with highs and lows and I don't even like rollercoaster. Just enjoy the ride.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 30, 2021 11:00 PM|
It's too intense. My heart was racing during the first episode's game.
The actors playing the VIP guests were terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 1, 2021 4:47 AM|
Its like Hunger Games using broke ass Korean people instead of children as contestants, but not as good IMHO. And too much of that screaming old whore lady! She needs to stfu already.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 1, 2021 4:55 AM|
More mindless crap.
I saw a commercial for a Frogger game show. No creativity left.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 1, 2021 5:41 AM|
I watch a lot of Kdramas ( have for years) I find them pleasant and not taxing. This looked odd to me but I might check it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 1, 2021 5:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 1, 2021 12:42 PM|
Unlicensed Halloween costumes are already available on Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 1, 2021 1:02 PM|
[quote] The dubbing was too distracting and I felt like I was watching a kung fu movie from 1973.
Why not turn the dubbing off, R5?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 1, 2021 1:25 PM|
A DLer is watching with dubbing? Jeeze, how lame. Too many flyovers here now.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 1, 2021 1:27 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 1, 2021 1:56 PM|
I clicked on it and there was dubbing. I don’t watch enough Netflix to know that it could be turned off, so now I have my bf AND Datalounge laughing at me.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 1, 2021 4:09 PM|
Yes Kdramas . That is what a Korean drama show is called dumbass
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 1, 2021 10:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 2, 2021 4:02 AM|
First episode blew me away bro
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 2, 2021 12:55 PM|
I just finished it!! Very good...so many great characters!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 2, 2021 4:55 PM|
I can never watch a foreign language film/tv series with dubbing...just no!
Some of the cast will be on Jimmy Fallon on Oct 6th.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 2, 2021 5:03 PM|
So far into episode six. Very good
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 2, 2021 5:17 PM|
This is worth a watch. It’s very violent and full of gratuitous shooting of innocent people, so it should please an American audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 2, 2021 5:58 PM|
It’s a global hit
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 2, 2021 6:01 PM|
Episode 6 scarred me for life. So painful and sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 2, 2021 9:26 PM|
Dang. I’m just starting it
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 2, 2021 11:00 PM|
And there's an openly gay character to boot. He is white, grotesquely obese, loser, and butt of jokes. But at least he got his priorities straight - choosing cock over the game.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 3, 2021 12:26 AM|
Such great story telling. So sad at the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 3, 2021 1:15 AM|
I was shocked by how bad the VIP actors were. Easily the worst part of the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 3, 2021 1:21 AM|
Starting episode 9 now!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 3, 2021 1:32 AM|
This sounds like the kind of thing I would've definitely watched about 10 years ago but now I think it would just disturb me too much in a way that I don't want. As I get older, I get softer. I'll probably read all about it instead of watching it, which I find easier, and will read everyone's opinions here too.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 3, 2021 2:58 AM|
I suspected the end (won’t spoil it) involving the head guy.
Great show. Agree that the VIPs were the weakest - I preferred NOT seeing the behind the scenes players (with the exception of the host) and they kinda ruined it. It didn’t help that they all had purses falling out of their mouths… Why did they all have to be so camp? Change that and I think it was pretty damn good.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 3, 2021 3:07 AM|
Up to episode 8. At least it’s short
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 3, 2021 4:11 AM|
I recognized Emily Kuroda, who is one of the best things about Gilmore Girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 3, 2021 5:05 AM|
The last episode
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 3, 2021 5:20 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 3, 2021 8:53 PM|
Started watching it today. I’m hooked ! Love it.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 3, 2021 9:17 PM|
Holy crap, just finished, started on Friday. It was amazing and I don’t usually do violence. I loved some of those characters so much and can’t wait to see who shows up on jimmy Fallon this week!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||October 3, 2021 10:41 PM|
Ali is bae
|by Anonymous||reply 45||October 4, 2021 12:23 AM|
You aren't the only one who fell for that r5. Netflix defaults to dubbing thanks to dumb Americans so you have to manually switch from the horrible dub to watching things in the original language with subtitles.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 4, 2021 12:33 AM|
I shed a few tears for episode 6
|by Anonymous||reply 47||October 4, 2021 12:40 AM|
I watched it with the dubbing because I was working when I watched it. Administrative, repetitive stuff, so I was able to pay attention to the show, but not mindless enough that I could read subtitles. The dubbing was indeed terrible. Even just some of the choices for the voices were awful. Don't have a young woman dub the voice of an old woman, it just sounds completely wrong, have an old woman dub the voice. There are great voice actors out there, do they cost too much to hire them to dub a show? Dubbed voices are usually incredibly hammy. Video games have better voice acting than dubbed shows.
The best dubbing I have heard on a Netflix show was Dark, and even that wasn't very good. I plan to re-watch that series in November, and will do so with subtitles.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 4, 2021 12:48 AM|
I don’t understand why someone would watch a show dubbed if they can hear the original language it was meant to be heard in .Don’t watch it at all . You don’t deserve to watch anything .
|by Anonymous||reply 49||October 4, 2021 12:59 AM|
I think the voice acting work for dubbing is often pretty bad, it's so commonly a rushed affair. And then you also have dialogue not matching facial movements of the actors.
But yes, subtitles take away your ability to do other stuff. You have to put down your phone/laptop and pay attention. I think a good thing for our society, but a lot of people are not okay with so want dubs.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 4, 2021 1:02 AM|
Why doesn't Netflix put out their shows on a weekly basis? It's a lot of time investment to watch these shows at one sitting. It becomes like homework.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||October 4, 2021 1:06 AM|
I prefer weekly release format as well r51. It generates so much more discussion and engagement about a show. Everybody can talk about it after each ep and be on the same page.
I used to love that Netflix let's you binge, but I realized the old format is better. Its why other streaming platforms aren't doing binging.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||October 4, 2021 1:10 AM|
I was bummed at the twist/reveal in the final episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 4, 2021 1:41 AM|
While watching, I was not thrilled with the final episode, but I am at peace with it after thinking about it all day
|by Anonymous||reply 54||October 4, 2021 1:52 AM|
R52, it depends on the show. They have a few shows that are released weekly however those are the minority. Drag Race is one of those shows...
|by Anonymous||reply 55||October 4, 2021 1:53 AM|
You must be a non-American r55, as Netflix doesn’t drag race here.
Drag Race is released weekly by VH1, Netflix then shares it next day to some countries around the world but they have no choice but to air it weekly because that is how VH1 delivers it.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||October 4, 2021 2:26 AM|
The speech in the final episode on Floor 7 just went oooooooooon.
Loved it, though I did have to look away during the games, it was too much for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 4, 2021 2:53 AM|
I don't know, after the world showed its ass during Covid, if I agree with the thesis of the piece, but it made for a nice story.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 4, 2021 2:54 AM|
It’s the biggest show in netflix history. There will be subsequent seasons. Yes seasons
|by Anonymous||reply 59||October 4, 2021 2:58 AM|
For now, the creator-director says that there won't be anymore seasons. He has other projects. That's class.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||October 4, 2021 3:08 AM|
r27 Just press pause and change the settings to Korean with subtitles. takes about two seconds and you can switch back and forth to see what you like better.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 4, 2021 3:09 AM|
R56, hahaha...I'm born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn...but go on...
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 4, 2021 6:35 AM|
It was violent but it had me hooked after the first episode. I usually get bored and switch channels but this was riveting. There was always a surprise or a catch in each episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||October 4, 2021 10:28 AM|
[quote]Why doesn't Netflix put out their shows on a weekly basis? It's a lot of time investment to watch these shows at one sitting. It becomes like homework.
Had no idea that once you started watching, Netflix required to watch all episodes in one sitting.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||October 4, 2021 10:39 AM|
The genius of the show was the second episode where they all freaking chose to go back knowing everything they knew. That's what separates it from YA stuff like Hunger Games, not the violence. Really haunting stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||October 4, 2021 7:09 PM|
Alice in Borderland is better.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||October 4, 2021 11:28 PM|
I just got to that episode and the actors playing the VIPs were HORRID. That was community theater in Kansas level acting.
What an embarrassment for the show. I know finding American actors in Korea is probably not easy, but fly some decent actors in.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||October 5, 2021 2:33 AM|
Gong Yoo, who plays “The Salesman” is sooooo hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||October 5, 2021 3:24 AM|
Hey, buster, R67! I've seen very good community theater in Kansas! Those VIP guys were horrid. The masks were fantastic though.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||October 5, 2021 3:46 AM|
I found the subway salesman very striking. Here's a better pic. Like most Asians, he looks much younger for someone over 40.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||October 5, 2021 4:16 AM|
^ He has been a popular star
|by Anonymous||reply 71||October 5, 2021 5:00 AM|
The guy who played the cop is hot too
|by Anonymous||reply 72||October 5, 2021 5:32 AM|
R67, the show was shot during covid. It was probably hard to find decent foreign actors in Korea at that time
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 5, 2021 6:11 AM|
I loved it! The end was especially great when they came out in Halston and did a big musical Kpop number.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||October 5, 2021 6:17 AM|
Did they have to make all of the watchers ambiguously gay? Or unambiguously, in the case of the fat guy.
I'm on the fence. Strong parabole for what capitalism does to the lower classes, but Parasite did it better.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 5, 2021 7:10 AM|
No. I won't watch anything with asians in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||October 5, 2021 7:16 AM|
[quote]The guy who played the cop is hot too
Poor navel placement.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||October 5, 2021 7:50 AM|
Not too sure I understood the end though. Did he call the number at the airport because he wants to go back and confronts the organisers? Why would he do that (apart from being the starting point for a second season)? Why simply not telling the police? He’s not using the prize money anyway. And agreed, both the salesman and cop were hot as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||October 5, 2021 10:29 AM|
The character would rather throw away all the money and neglect his daughter just to play the game again. This is why he hasn't been successful in life, he's self-destructive. The Squid Game was the only thing he has been successful at.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||October 5, 2021 10:37 AM|
Didn’t y’all see Train to Busan? Gong Yoo is the star of that movie
|by Anonymous||reply 80||October 5, 2021 11:53 AM|
Train to Busan was great and Gong Yoo was adorable in it. I’m going to rewatch it later.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 5, 2021 12:14 PM|
I thought the guy playing the main guy’s friend was hot, too. He looked cute in the beginning with his glasses, but haf at the end in the tux.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||October 5, 2021 12:18 PM|
Ali is hot
|by Anonymous||reply 83||October 5, 2021 12:20 PM|
Here he is with the cute cop. The cop has a great smile. I’d like to see more of him.
I liked the show, but I don’t want a sequel. It’ll be about the guy (and probably the cop, who you know survived) trying to take down the organization yada yada.
I think it works fine as a one and done. Guy should’ve gotten on the plane and visited his daughter.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||October 5, 2021 12:21 PM|
Liking something Korean, ie non-American, is definitely virtue signalling. Also woke, and thus utterly without value:
Diana, Princess of Wales
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr
|by Anonymous||reply 85||October 5, 2021 12:28 PM|
What about Margaret Cho, R85? She's American AND Korean.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||October 5, 2021 1:31 PM|
Woman AND Asian? Then she’s woke by default, r86. Plumpness and latent dykiness do not cancel out the facts.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||October 5, 2021 1:43 PM|
R84, agreed. A second season along those lines would be silly. Although I wouldn’t mind seeing more of the hot cop, whom we know survived. After all he was only shot in the shoulder. Considering this is Netflix’ most popular show ever, we can be sure there will be more seasons though.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||October 5, 2021 2:12 PM|
[quote]the show was shot during covid. It was probably hard to find decent foreign actors in Korea at that time
Ah! This explains a lot. Those guys were truly terrible.
The salesman and the cop were hot as hell. If there must be a sequel (and I don't want there to be) it should about those two running away to Hawaii, becoming a gay couple and staying at the White Lotus.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||October 5, 2021 2:58 PM|
It's helped NFLX reach blue-sky territory. According to some traders.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||October 5, 2021 3:13 PM|
[quote]… and staying at the White Lotus.
Burn it with fire.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||October 5, 2021 4:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 92||October 6, 2021 1:08 AM|
R9, Go back and watch your lily-white movies from the 1950s. You are so boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||October 6, 2021 7:14 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 94||October 6, 2021 11:44 AM|
Thankfully I have r9 on ignore
|by Anonymous||reply 95||October 6, 2021 11:52 AM|
I would lose my shit if that happened to me randomly in public, R94. The Tug of War was clever, but Red Light Green Light will haunt me until I am dead. Hopefully, not from a robot doll.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||October 6, 2021 12:07 PM|
Run a Train on me to Busan
|by Anonymous||reply 97||October 6, 2021 1:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 98||October 6, 2021 1:36 PM|
I can’t believe some people haven’t seen Train to Busan. It’s impeccable
|by Anonymous||reply 99||October 6, 2021 1:37 PM|
I've never had a Korean
|by Anonymous||reply 100||October 6, 2021 3:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 101||October 6, 2021 5:08 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 102||October 7, 2021 1:41 AM|
It wasn't some twist out of nowhere, there were a lot of hints that was coming r53. If you missed it the first time I'm sure you'll notice it if you rewatch.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||October 7, 2021 1:49 AM|
Plot twist *spoiler alert
|by Anonymous||reply 104||October 7, 2021 3:23 AM|
That’s not really a plot twist.
Though, I did think it was the girl at first. Maybe it was the party line, idk.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||October 7, 2021 12:23 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 106||October 7, 2021 6:17 PM|
Did anyone here think the old man was his father? Some theories was the old man's number was 001, the first number and Gi-Hun's number was 456, the very last number and he wanted to connect with his long lost son before he died. They shared the same memories about their neighborhood. IMO, Gi-Hun was programmed to win. That was the father's money and Gi-Hun will be the front man in the next season.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||October 8, 2021 3:30 AM|
Just saw first there episodes. That tomboy girl is gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||October 9, 2021 12:57 PM|
She won the equivalent to Korea's Top Model previous to this. Squid Game was her first time acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||October 9, 2021 1:12 PM|
She’s really good.
I guessed who the the old man was from the first scene but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it.
Everyone’s talking about the cop and the Salesman, but what about the Front Man, played by Byung Hun Lee? Now there’s a perfect man!
The actor who played Gi Hun was pretty hot. Interesting about the dubbing. I didn’t mind it (I also didn’t know you could turn it off) but maybe I’ll watch again with subtitles.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||October 9, 2021 2:10 PM|
Gong Yoo is so hot
|by Anonymous||reply 111||October 9, 2021 2:16 PM|
Do try watching it with the subtitles. For starters it’s a subtly different translation and, frankly, it’s better. The dubbed translation is shortened and/or lengthened to fit the movements of the actors' mouths and so the lines are sometimes slightly inaccurate.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||October 9, 2021 2:30 PM|
R122 Makes sense - I will try.
I have to say the dubbed voice of the robot doll was very CREEPY.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||October 9, 2021 2:42 PM|
R112 I meant
|by Anonymous||reply 114||October 9, 2021 2:42 PM|
One thing to be said about the dubbing - the old man’s voice was very good.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||October 9, 2021 2:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 116||October 9, 2021 2:55 PM|
The whole thing with pink soldiers and organ harvesting in episodes 4 and 5 was so stupid. I didn't know who was who. How were we supposed to know under which mask the policeman was? Especially when he was switching the masks.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||October 9, 2021 5:56 PM|
Never had a problem telling which one was the cop.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||October 9, 2021 6:51 PM|
R118 It was the one in a pink suit and a black fencing mask, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||October 9, 2021 6:55 PM|
Why did all the VIPs sounded gay? And were portrayed by terrible actors? If they couldn't find better actors, they should have find people who would do convincing voiceovers. We could see them when they talked, anyway. Plus they were all Americans? There are no scummy millionaires and billionaires in other countries? And they came all the way from USA to watch the games on a big screen? They could have done that from home.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||October 9, 2021 7:56 PM|
I think it was posited upthread that during the pandemic they didn’t exactly have access to a wide foreign talent pool. I have American friends who work in SKorean theatre and the quarantine rules for foreigners even now are insane.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||October 9, 2021 9:13 PM|
[quote]Why did all the VIPs sounded gay?
I've not seen the show, so I might be talking out of turn here:
Is there an implication that gayness is somehow linked to evil? Kind of like an old fashioned version of what evil is, femininity in male being associated with gayness and bad behaviour?
One thing I don't believe many people really know about South Korea is that it's very much a Christian country. I wonder if that plays into it here. It'd be a shame, they are making some great art, but if they're going to have this whole retro attitude towards gays popping up, well...
|by Anonymous||reply 122||October 9, 2021 9:17 PM|
The world’s largest church, an Assemblies of God church, is in Seoul. It has hundreds of thousands of members
|by Anonymous||reply 123||October 9, 2021 9:23 PM|
That’s why the VIPs rubbed me the wrong way - if any of the “good guys” had been gay, then I wouldn’t have had a problem. It was just the fact that the villains were all extremely…camp.
Felt like it was on purpose.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||October 9, 2021 10:22 PM|
So the old man faked his own death in the game with marbles. How would he fake his own death if he moved in the first game or in the rope pulling?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||October 9, 2021 10:42 PM|
R125 with the first game, they (snipers) must’ve known not to shoot him. Not sure how he could avoid death in the tug of war.
Maybe he really want to play - for real. Risking death made him feel alive again. He sure looked thrilled during the first game.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||October 9, 2021 11:08 PM|
The VIP actor in the water buffalo (?) mask regularly presents cum gutters and pube veins on Instagram.
I just thought you should know.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||October 9, 2021 11:09 PM|
The VIPs were extremely effeminate
|by Anonymous||reply 128||October 10, 2021 12:19 AM|
Hahahaha only on Datalounge could we track that guy down!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||October 10, 2021 12:38 AM|
The VIPs weren't all American. There was a Russian and a Chinese guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||October 10, 2021 3:19 AM|
I agree that the VIP actors were horrible. And though I think they were trying to pass for Americans, there was something off about their English. There was no obvious accent but their sentences didn't have the right cadence. It was bizarre sounding to my ears.
And the VIP dialogue itself was awful. Written by a Korean trying too hard to sound American I imagine.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||October 10, 2021 3:29 AM|
During the final game one VIP taught the others a Chinese phase and had an Asian accent. The one wearing the stag mask. And there was at least one Russian or Eastern European.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||October 10, 2021 3:32 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 133||October 10, 2021 3:38 AM|
Where can one buy a pink jumpsuit? Athletic fit
|by Anonymous||reply 134||October 10, 2021 3:40 AM|
I personally know that scene a bit and some 'foreign models and actors' in Korea... who could never really worked and made money as such back home with such awful non-existent talent or looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||October 10, 2021 3:42 AM|
There's already a ton of unofficial Squid Game Halloween costumes on Amazon. Wow.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||October 10, 2021 3:45 AM|
An unpaid performance by the VIP who flounced off to the champagne room with the cop:
[quote]EXCLUSIVE: Geoffrey Giuliano, 63, had been visiting a Big-C supermarket in Pattaya, Thailand, when he alleged barged in front of a customer and started ranting at him. Giuliano - wearing several press passes with his name on - said: 'You're not intimidating me by that camera, I'm an actor.' He swore at the man, saying 'go f*** yourself' and telling him 'I'm an American, I do what I want, we're the kings of the world, OK.' Giuliano has starred in a number of movies including Dragonwolf, Scorpion King 3, The Sixth Element and Jules Vernes The Mysterious Island among others.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||October 10, 2021 3:47 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||October 10, 2021 5:18 AM|
The VIP guests represent 5 countries that have veto power in UN. The Security Council has five permanent members—China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—collectively known as the P5. Any one of them can veto a resolution.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||October 10, 2021 7:28 AM|
[quote] I think they were trying to pass for Americans, there was something off about their English trying to pass for Americans/.
And here I thought some sounded like Australians. There are people other than Americans that are arrogant and super-wealthy like Rupert Murdoch and that Packard billionaire.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||October 10, 2021 8:52 AM|
SPOILER ALERT They tried to give the show too much twists and shock moments in the last episode. Or last two. Seong Gi-hun's best friend turning psycho, killing the girl, killing himself, the front man being the policeman's brother, old man being the brain behind the whole thing, Seong Gi-hun not going on a plane and returning. The policeman and his brother was the worst. He heard him talk several times when he was hiding and he didn't recognize his own brother's voice. And then at the end standing right in front of him and still not recognizing him. And the whole reveal was stupid. We didn't even know how his brother was supposed to look like and didn't know bit was him untill the cop called his name. And we had no backstory to them, unlike Seong Gi-hun and old man, so it wasn't emotional or shocking bit anything that the writers were hoping for. It just came out of nowhere and was done in a minute.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||October 10, 2021 1:11 PM|
If they couldn't find the good actors during Covid, they could have find good voiceover people. You can do that stuff from Hollywood, you don't need to travel to South Korea. Put the voices over shitty actors. They had masks, we couldn't see their mouths anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||October 10, 2021 1:13 PM|
R137 " 'I'm an American, I do what I want" What a piece of shit. He sounds exactly like the character he portrayed. And in Thailand of all places. The center of sex tourism. I guess he didn't need to act on the show, he was being his true self. That's why he was the only convincing one out of the VIPs.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||October 10, 2021 1:16 PM|
[quote]They tried to give the show too much twists and shock moments in the last episode. Or last two. Seong Gi-hun's best friend turning psycho, killing the girl, killing himself, the front man being the policeman's brother, old man being the brain behind the whole thing, Seong Gi-hun not going on a plane and returning.
Not a single on of those things was a "shock" or "twist moment." All of them were foreshadowed throughout the series. The only one that surprised me in the slightest was the old man, but it was more of a satisfying "ah-ha!" moment than a shock.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||October 10, 2021 1:25 PM|
R144 The "I saw the ending first few minutes in, so predictable" guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||October 10, 2021 1:27 PM|
In North Korea, this would be a documentary.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||October 10, 2021 1:31 PM|
R145 The "I didn't get the ending even after I watched it" guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||October 10, 2021 1:31 PM|
For the poster who asked why the cop didn’t recognize his brother’s voice, I think the mask altered it. When In-Ho took off his mask, his voice sounded different, more normal.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||October 10, 2021 1:36 PM|
R147 Get the ending? What was there to get? It wasn't some deep, complicated thing to get. It was pretty simple and straight forward. I don't know what ending you have watched.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||October 10, 2021 1:43 PM|
The two things about the last episode that bugged me the most:
Gi-hun’s best friend’s mom leaving the suitcase full of 💵 💵 💵 wide open in the street. I was yelling at her through the TV!
Gi-hun’s choice of hair color. No, gurl! Do not embarrass your daughter again with that mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||October 10, 2021 3:53 PM|
R150 He's not going to embarrass his daughter since he didn't enter the plane, meaning he didn't change and stayed the old shitty dad he always has been.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||October 10, 2021 4:06 PM|
How easy is for a complete stranger to get the kid out of the orphanage just like that? And leave the child with a random woman to take care of him. No papers signed, no nothing. What a dumb plan on his part. What if the old lady dies in a week?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||October 10, 2021 4:08 PM|
R152, with money, you can do anything. We’re supposed to watch him sign papers?
|by Anonymous||reply 153||October 10, 2021 4:13 PM|
R153 That granny never signed anything or ever saw the kid before. So he just left the kid that he adopted with a complete (elderly) stranger?
|by Anonymous||reply 154||October 10, 2021 4:41 PM|
r154 She isn't a stranger to him. She is like a mother figure to him. He knew she'd take care of the kid. Whether leaving her all that money was a good idea or not, i don't know.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||October 10, 2021 4:54 PM|
R155 She was not like a mother figure to him. He had a mother. She was his childhood best friend's mom. That's it. What I meant, she was a complete stranger to the kid. She just met him a few seconds ago, before he abandon him
|by Anonymous||reply 156||October 10, 2021 6:28 PM|
r150 people don't steal to the same extent in the RoK like they do in other places. There was also no one around.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||October 10, 2021 6:44 PM|
I watched it with subtitles, and then dubbed in English. The dubbing is done by Korean American actors, notably Emily Kuroda, and it seemed to 'improve' a few of the performances for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||October 10, 2021 6:54 PM|
I never watch shows with English dub but I made an exception here. I’m with r12/r13 in that I found it just a little bit too intense, so the awful dub actually added some levity to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||October 10, 2021 7:15 PM|
[quote] Gi-hun’s choice of hair color. No, gurl! Do not embarrass your daughter again with that mess.
By our standards, yeah; cringe. On the other hand, if you ever go to Seoul, that’s actually a pretty hip look. It suggests he’s a successful man. At least he didn’t get a face lift.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||October 10, 2021 7:22 PM|
I usually hate dubs, R159, but I had nothing better to do than watch it again, and it was well done.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||October 10, 2021 7:23 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 162||October 11, 2021 2:12 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 163||October 11, 2021 3:30 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 164||October 11, 2021 4:52 AM|
Stop posting fucking TikTok videos, you child.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||October 11, 2021 11:22 AM|
Is there a form of expression (let alone communication) more puerile or tiresome than TikTok? Give the internet another year or two and I’m sure they’ll find one.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||October 11, 2021 2:54 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 167||October 11, 2021 2:58 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 168||October 11, 2021 11:33 PM|
Hot damn we have a TikTok troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||October 12, 2021 12:42 AM|
When the cop was searching through the records, didn’t he discover that his brother had won a past season? Why serve as front man if he has all that money?
|by Anonymous||reply 170||October 12, 2021 6:45 AM|
The brothers are very close. The cop gave him a kidney and risked his job and life to search for him. Then they just shoot each other? What a letdown.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||October 12, 2021 8:26 AM|
Battle Royale did it all funnier, more violent and a fuck load quicker.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||October 12, 2021 9:33 AM|
R170 I’m thinking he blew through his winnings. You’d have to imagine he was bad with money like the other players. I don’t think he wants to be there.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||October 12, 2021 2:08 PM|
R172, some of us want a bit more story than that overrated crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||October 12, 2021 2:13 PM|
Writing on this show wasn't the best, I agree
|by Anonymous||reply 175||October 12, 2021 2:31 PM|
R175, did you write for The Sopranos? There's a screenwriter somewhere here, if I recall correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||October 12, 2021 2:58 PM|
The show may not the best out there but I must admit it was the most fun and thrilling ride I've had watching a tv show in a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||October 12, 2021 3:00 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 178||October 12, 2021 3:02 PM|
They’re “villains” for watching the same thing we watched?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||October 12, 2021 5:26 PM|
How could the brother blow through tens of millions of dollars without the detective noticing?
|by Anonymous||reply 180||October 12, 2021 5:28 PM|
We don't know much about him, but if he won the game he is probably has a ruthless streak and secretly enjoyed the games. Im guessing he found life boring trying to return to the normal world, so wanted to stay involved in the games.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||October 12, 2021 5:30 PM|
The fact that we don’t know much about him is a major flaw in the series. They built up the search for the brother into a major plot and then never explained his behavior.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||October 12, 2021 5:34 PM|
[quote] The brothers are very close. The cop gave him a kidney and risked his job and life to search for him. Then they just shoot each other? What a letdown.
Agreed. I know the series creator says no second season, and that’s probably a good thing, but that last episode was written as if they had a second season in mind.
With its immense popularity it wouldn’t surprise me if they reverse that decision - much like Big Little Lies and now possibly Mare of Easttown.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||October 12, 2021 5:41 PM|
To me it's okay to have some mystery and not tie everything up in a neat little bow r182. We know the brother won the games, and then became involved in running it. I can fill in some dots from there.
I wouldn't be surprised if they give into the money offered r183, but I hope they don't. Does anyone really think a second season would be as entertaining as the first? Especially if the writers don't feel inspired to write one, but are just pressured into it.
It's okay to end things, leave the audience wanting more.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||October 12, 2021 5:48 PM|
The hero getting off the plane in the end seemed like a cliffhanger for Season 2. I’m surprised they don’t intend to continue.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||October 12, 2021 5:51 PM|
To me I looked at it as at the end of the story he is basically the same character r185.
When faced with the ability to go have a nice, simple time with his family, he chooses to run off and live dangerously and gamble. The same choice he makes in the pilot. Except this time instead of horse betting he is playing an even more dangerous game. And I don't think this would end any better for him than it did in the pilot.
How I took that ending at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||October 12, 2021 6:07 PM|
R182 Agree. The whole story of a cop and his brother was unnecessary.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||October 12, 2021 6:10 PM|
R186 - I didn’t read it as him going back to play again but to try to end the games and avenge his friends who died. You are probably right, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||October 12, 2021 6:11 PM|
Well yes not to play "The Games" again r188, but trying to go after the people is a new game he is deciding to play. And one he doesn't have to, he could just get on the plane and have a nice time with his daughter.
But he likes the thrill, it's that compulsion which got him into that situation in the first place.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||October 12, 2021 6:16 PM|
Evidently the Front Man’s file states he too was a cop. Who knows what dirty business he was caught up in, or whether he was a gambler, etc. Also, he won five years ago; maybe the prize money wasn’t nearly as much as it is now.
I liked the story of the brothers. I guessed who the old man was immediately but I never saw that brother connection coming.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||October 12, 2021 7:36 PM|
Clearly, the second season is going to be about Mare and Seong Gi-hun teaming up to take down the cop's brother. Seems like kind of a no-brainer.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||October 12, 2021 8:41 PM|
[quote] I know the series creator says no second season
Seriously? This is Netflix biggest show, surpassing Bridgerton by miles worldwide. It's been the number 1 show for 4 weeks.
I recently read that Netflix wants a second season and they will probably pay Big Bucks to see that done. Money talks.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||October 12, 2021 10:29 PM|
Deadline: Squid Game drew 111 million viewers in its first month on the platform, per internal Netflix estimates, becoming the biggest launch in the streaming giant’s history.
That tally through the first 28 days shatters the previous mark set by Bridgerton, which was seen by 82 million households after its debut last Christmas. Netflix counts any sampling of at least two minutes of any episode as an official view.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||October 12, 2021 11:10 PM|
The writer-director said he doesn't presently have plans for a second season but he's open to it. He's just busy with other stuff at present. I'm sure there'll be a second season–just not anytime soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||October 13, 2021 12:06 AM|
There’s no way Netflix won’t shove a second season down our throats. And a third. And a fourth. And a spin off. And a movie. And a whole freaking multiverse.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||October 13, 2021 12:10 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 196||October 13, 2021 12:25 AM|
[quote] There’s no way Netflix won’t shove a second season down our throats. And a third. And a fourth. And a spin off. And a movie. And a whole freaking multiverse.
Actually I wish Netflix was more like this rather than canceling a show after 2 seasons based on their fucking algorithm.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||October 13, 2021 12:47 AM|
Black women are having a K-craze moment
|by Anonymous||reply 198||October 13, 2021 1:34 AM|
A lot of the actors in this are former models. It’s a real bone structure parade.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||October 13, 2021 1:16 PM|
There were four attractive men (the salesman, the cop, the cop’s brother and the childhood best friend). Other than that a lot of fug.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||October 13, 2021 1:45 PM|
Ali was pretty cute
|by Anonymous||reply 201||October 13, 2021 2:35 PM|
Ali was cute, but there was something cringey and pandering about his character. I wonder how he was received by the S. Korean audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||October 13, 2021 4:08 PM|
Gong Yoo is bae
|by Anonymous||reply 203||October 13, 2021 4:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 204||October 13, 2021 5:04 PM|
Young Gi-hun could get it too.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||October 13, 2021 7:15 PM|
Nice Korean nipple placement.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||October 13, 2021 7:46 PM|
We need a Korean hottie thread
|by Anonymous||reply 207||October 13, 2021 9:11 PM|
R200 what about the gangster and the main character?!
|by Anonymous||reply 208||October 13, 2021 10:13 PM|
Eeewwww. The gangster guy was repellent.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||October 13, 2021 11:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 210||October 14, 2021 12:34 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 211||October 14, 2021 12:36 AM|
The gangster wasn’t hot, but he had nice lips
|by Anonymous||reply 212||October 14, 2021 12:50 AM|
I thought the gangster was sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||October 14, 2021 1:05 AM|
Not my type. But there were others who are
|by Anonymous||reply 214||October 14, 2021 1:12 AM|
What a difference a haircut makes. I thought Gong Yoo was hot as hell as the salesman, but in most pictures I've found of him online I don't find him attractive at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||October 14, 2021 2:16 AM|
Lee Jung Jae is pretty hot, though he’s past his prime now.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||October 14, 2021 4:32 AM|
That husband and wife were idiots for signing up together, since they were not only risking their individual lives, they were risking their lives as a couple. And given that the top prize is split among winners, there was no financial advantage in both of them sharing the top prize between themselves over one of them winning it alone. I suppose under the scenario where they had to share the prize with other people that it would yield a higher payout if they both had a winning share, but they would have to be ridiculously greedy to find that incentivizing, given that a smaller payout would be more money than they would know what to do with anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||October 14, 2021 11:51 AM|
I am shocked that it is so big, the premise has been done to dead in various movies and manga, it is hair raising to think that they will beat this dead horse premise again. Either way, I am irked by how they show a certain homosex flavor among the VIPs, implying homosexuality is foreign, immoral, and cringe. Meanwhile, a bunch of K-drama shows do have same sex couple, the K-boy bands do have gay baiting.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||October 14, 2021 12:11 PM|
R218, you sound like a miserable fuck. Jesus.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||October 14, 2021 12:14 PM|
R219 Maybe R218 went to SNU and is still broke.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||October 14, 2021 5:20 PM|
I do agree with r218 that it isn't great that the only time homosexuality comes up in the series is in this very negative connotation
|by Anonymous||reply 221||October 14, 2021 5:26 PM|
If a hit Malaysian/Indonesian/Egyptian series did the same with homosexuality, no one would say anything out of respect for Islam (and for some journalists, out of fear for their own safety). You freely bitch and moan about the Korean series because you're ignorant of, and/or don't respect the culture, which is still very Confucian: sexual minorities aren't by default depicted as virtuous in the media.
Neocolonial (most likely American) idiots: no one told you to watch the show. If you don't like it, don't watch.
You're no different from airhead woke American teenagers who complain that the only "representation" of "body art" in the series is on a gangster, and there were no trans or gender-nonconforming characters. Just STFU.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||October 14, 2021 5:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 223||October 14, 2021 5:46 PM|
R218, K-pop boy groups don't engage in "gay baiting": they're not trying to lure a gay following. They show same-sex affection because it's normal in the culture, and in the clearly contrived and intense cases, because they're entertaining straight girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||October 14, 2021 5:52 PM|
That may have true in the past, but now they are keenly aware of the homoerotic interpretation and appeal to global audiences, and accordingly, often cater to them
|by Anonymous||reply 225||October 14, 2021 6:05 PM|
R225, they're still not doing it to target gay men. Note who makes all the fan compilations in English on YouTube shipping one member with another: girls. They know the shipping titillates girls both at home and abroad.
You're probably not a stan anyway, so what do you really know?
|by Anonymous||reply 226||October 14, 2021 6:12 PM|
Lies, all lies! There is NOTHING gay about BTS. They're all notorious pussyhounds.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||October 14, 2021 6:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 228||October 14, 2021 6:52 PM|
I thought it made those guys even more terrifying. They aren’t super geniuses, they’re just selfish frat boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||October 14, 2021 7:15 PM|
Sure, but even playing a selfish frat boy type there is a way to do it with skill, and a way to do it as an amateur r229. Those line readings were amateurish. The dialogue already was pretty mundane in their defense, but it became even worse when these guys tried to deliver it.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||October 14, 2021 7:33 PM|
They were kind of goofy, but also the lines weren’t great. I hope we get more VIPs in season 2. I found the scenes with them really disturbing.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||October 14, 2021 7:38 PM|
If there is a Season 2 the VIP characters will be played by top notch western actors. Guarantee it. This show is a big hit, they wouldn't just go with whatever white guys they could find again.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||October 14, 2021 7:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 233||October 14, 2021 7:52 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 234||October 15, 2021 3:11 AM|
r229, now that you mention it, their bad delivery did rather give the scene a Clockwork Orange effect.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||October 15, 2021 3:15 AM|
That’s what he said.
The main VIP, that is. His YouTube channel is….something.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||October 15, 2021 3:38 AM|
Thanks r236, I feel totally validated!
|by Anonymous||reply 237||October 15, 2021 4:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 238||October 15, 2021 4:12 AM|
R234 He is breathtaking!
|by Anonymous||reply 239||October 15, 2021 5:00 AM|