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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.
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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.
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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
I agree with you, nonnie
. She was so weird and interesting. Unhinged queen.
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.
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.
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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
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The cop is hotter.
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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
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.
>>163392>Are normies that limited?
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
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.
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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.
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
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.
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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.
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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.
/spergAlso ddakji-guy was hottest, Sangwoo is second
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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
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
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.
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.
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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
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i want to fuck this ugly pos so bad it’s not funny
I think he is cute.
Her wife and child worry me greatly
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
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Stop scrolling IG 8 hours a day. Do you know what average means?
>>163647>that’s what most Asians look like
my fucking sides, nonnie
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
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
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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
Sorry I thought nonnie
was an endearing term when I used it, ignore that pls
is an endearing term.
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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?
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Same here, he's just so precious and a hard working husband/father. He also saved mc on the first game.
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
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
i kinda thought that maybe then being like cartoon characters was the point, that they have become so rich that they don't seem fully human anymore but act more like characters because they just have all the fuck you money in the world so why not waste it in stupid masks and all that over the top hammy shit
it's what i thought gi-hun dyeing his hair was about, he has so much money that he could just go ahead and fuck with his appearance for shit and giggles because why not? he can do anything now
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Gong Yoo as the salesman was my favourite character despite only having like 3 mins screen time. I think they are going to explore his character in S2!
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I wanna horny post so bad.
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Best part. Apparently they will explore his characters origin in S2
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one last pic of him
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hey, it's those abs from The Housemaid
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I also like the cop. But I love him, he is top tier over there. I'm not Korean and I adored him in Goblin. He looks so handsome, he is in his early 40s too.
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Viejo sabroso. He's a great actor and apparently is a descendant of confucius? That's funny
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for fucks sake lmao
..aaaand nevermind I got subtly persuaded into watching it anyway. >>163335
I agree, he seemed way too over the top polite and kind and innocent to be a real person during the game and it became annoying real quick. Which, like the other anon said, is a shame because the work scene was more interesting. You'd think he'd have a strong opinion after getting bullshitted by his superior for 6 months while he and his family wete living heavily impoverished despite him working hard. >>167611>My favorite character was the old man. I knew he was gonna end up being a bad guy,
I'm only at Ep 5, but that short off-hand "I used to beat my son too tehee" comment was so weird, I didn't get why he was displayed as poor senile man otherwise. So I'm glad it might be intended and not some cultural or quirky punchline
Korean feminists are so based, I wish they take over the country >>167658
Exactly. The necrophilia (and all the stuff you pointed out) made me want to break the tv, it wasn't necessary at all, just using women being violated for shock value and entertainment like all types of mainstream media. It's depressing and something we can't ignore
just finished it here are my small brain thoughts
-sangwoo was my favorite at first, I rooted for him up until he killed sae-byok. He did what he had to do bla bla idc that was too mean
-the two young female characters were beautiful and had potential but they made them boring and 2d, shame. the crazy lady was a cool, interesting character but insufferable. Can't have shit in detroit
-the ending was sad and weird
-I agree with >>163335
. I don't like characters who are so morally perfect, they take me out of the story because I can't empathize with them like real people
-that kpop looking cop mf is hot. My biggest gripe with the ending is that all his efforts were seemingly in vain. I hope he's still alive somehow and plays a bigger role in s2
-none of the players were really likeable to me (except for the mary sue girls) but out of all of them I liked the main chacter the most, even thought he's kind of dumb. Ig I relate to him because I'm a lazy disappointment to my mother too
She was my favorite character by miles, I thought her final line
was especially based. I also think we should have gotten more backstory on her, I want to know more about all the crazy antics she was known for on the outside of the game, she even mentions having a reputation far and wide. The actress did a great job and made her both a complete wacko and a likable underdog at once>>163619
He really does look like a Yakuza character tbh
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i loved all the female characters so much. best ship pictured here
Those links you posted are from a month ago. The hype for this show is already dying off. >>169495
It was all in the marketing. I heard that Korean conglomerates funded that btw
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Squid game haram, confirmed