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2021-10-21 2:56:29 PM  
Do people think this show is cute and kitschy?

I... ummm... did not take that interpretation away myself.
 
2021-10-21 2:59:53 PM  
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2021-10-21 3:22:35 PM  
Cute, but I call BS.  The dart was longer than her head.
 
2021-10-21 3:24:13 PM  

downstairs: Do people think this show is cute and kitschy?

I... ummm... did not take that interpretation away myself.


same - my takeaway was more about the human condition that would allow themselves to be cast into and return to such a place over their decisions life, whether self inflicted or by chance of circumstance.

in the end, arent we all just horses?

/the games were almost a subplot to the overall storyline.
 
2021-10-21 3:26:10 PM  

PadreMontoya: Cute, but I call BS.  The dart was longer than her head.


Yeah, someone offscreen shot the dart.
 
2021-10-21 3:26:55 PM  
The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.
 
2021-10-21 3:27:05 PM  

PadreMontoya: Cute, but I call BS.  The dart was longer than her head.


It was also wider than the elongated mouth.
 
2021-10-21 3:28:38 PM  

Kris_Romm: The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.


I'm already working on BattleSquid Galacticagames.

/patent pending
 
2021-10-21 3:28:38 PM  
Squid game alarm clock sounds exactly what happens after a night at Busters Discount Sushi & Gasoline*and consuming two bottles of Konteki "Tears of Dawn" sake direct from Kyoto.

*open 7 days on highway 67 in Gurdon Arkansas, "It's fresh 2-3 times a week"
 
2021-10-21 3:29:30 PM  

TheReject: PadreMontoya: Cute, but I call BS.  The dart was longer than her head.

It was also wider than the elongated mouth.


You sound like my ex.
 
2021-10-21 3:29:45 PM  
This is just so sick. I don't get why anyone would want to do anything connected to to that.
 
2021-10-21 3:30:42 PM  
You should only get shot if you were moving.
 
2021-10-21 3:32:22 PM  
I haven't seen the show yet, but I assume it's a contest for the best-tasting seafood.
 
2021-10-21 3:34:33 PM  
I got halfway into the 2nd episode, before tapping out.

It sucked.
 
2021-10-21 3:35:16 PM  
Meh, the Patrick Star show wasn't really anything spectacular. I can't see a show about Squidward playing games being much better.
 
2021-10-21 3:37:39 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I got halfway into the 2nd episode, before tapping out.

It sucked.


If you were part of Netflix's focus group they would have shot you.

Which might be why the show has been so popular.
 
2021-10-21 3:38:28 PM  
Three triangles and a square walk into a bar...
 
2021-10-21 3:39:50 PM  
I refuse to watch it, for fear of despair.  Still recovering from the Trump years.
 
2021-10-21 3:43:39 PM  

Kris_Romm: The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.


We've seen this before. The Hunger Games begat Divergent and Maze Runner.

(I recall my review of Divergent: "I just watched a movie in which a group of Chicago teenagers struggle to realize that they don't fit neatly into the personality categories other people have assigned to them. I liked it better when it was called The Breakfast Club.")
 
2021-10-21 3:45:39 PM  

Kris_Romm: The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.


Arguably, the Squid Game already is the nihilistic copycat of the Hunger Games.
 
2021-10-21 3:47:17 PM  

Kris_Romm: The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.


Squid Game IS a nihilistic copycat.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I got halfway into the 2nd episode, before tapping out.

It sucked.


The direction, photography, and production design are excellent.
But the story and characters are so stock that it's predictable and completely lacking in suspense or dramatic stakes.
 
2021-10-21 3:51:02 PM  

maxandgrinch: Squid game alarm clock sounds exactly what happens after a night at Busters Discount Sushi & Gasoline*and consuming two bottles of Konteki "Tears of Dawn" sake direct from Kyoto.

*open 7 days on highway 67 in Gurdon Arkansas, "It's fresh 2-3 times a week"


Sushi joint in Arkansas is called a "bait shop."
 
2021-10-21 3:52:44 PM  
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2021-10-21 3:53:00 PM  
So what happens when you wake up just before the alarm, roll over to look at the time and take a dart to the eye?
 
2021-10-21 3:53:46 PM  
I finished it the other night. I liked it. I read it as a not-so-subtle indictment of capitalism -- to obtain the wealth (that's literally dangling out of their reach far above them) and win the game means others have to lose/die.
 
2021-10-21 3:55:03 PM  

Wadded Beef: I finished it the other night. I liked it. I read it as a not-so-subtle indictment of capitalism -- to obtain the wealth (that's literally dangling out of their reach far above them) and win the game means others have to lose/die.


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2021-10-21 3:55:20 PM  

PadreMontoya: Cute, but I call BS.  The dart was longer than her head.


Well my dick is longer than subby's mom's head, but it still fits all inside.
The doll just deepthroats the dart, I imagine.
 
2021-10-21 3:57:48 PM  

stoli n coke: Kris_Romm: The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.

Squid Game IS a nihilistic copycat.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I got halfway into the 2nd episode, before tapping out.

It sucked.

The direction, photography, and production design are excellent.
But the story and characters are so stock that it's predictable and completely lacking in suspense or dramatic stakes.


After finishing the first episode I must say, none of the characters even need names. They are all meat for a grinder. Was the twist supposed to be a surprise or something?
 
2021-10-21 3:58:00 PM  
They also made an alarm clock using the voice of 'the lady that didn't name her baby" which was was immediately and violently destroyed.
 
2021-10-21 3:59:29 PM  

Wadded Beef: I finished it the other night. I liked it. I read it as a not-so-subtle indictment of capitalism -- to obtain the wealth (that's literally dangling out of their reach far above them) and win the game means others have to lose/die.


Apparently that's the only sort of Korean shows I ever get to see. Hopefully they don't catch NORK disorder
 
2021-10-21 4:01:52 PM  
Is this fad over soon or are there going to be more seasons?
 
2021-10-21 4:01:53 PM  

kosherkow: downstairs: Do people think this show is cute and kitschy?

I... ummm... did not take that interpretation away myself.

same - my takeaway was more about the human condition that would allow themselves to be cast into and return to such a place over their decisions life, whether self inflicted or by chance of circumstance.

in the end, arent we all just horses?


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2021-10-21 4:03:40 PM  
I assumed it was all a Playstation ad
 
2021-10-21 4:04:01 PM  
That's a product liability lawsuit waiting to happen.
 
2021-10-21 4:05:03 PM  

Fano: stoli n coke: Kris_Romm: The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.

Squid Game IS a nihilistic copycat.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I got halfway into the 2nd episode, before tapping out.

It sucked.

The direction, photography, and production design are excellent.
But the story and characters are so stock that it's predictable and completely lacking in suspense or dramatic stakes.

After finishing the first episode I must say, none of the characters even need names. They are all meat for a grinder. Was the twist supposed to be a surprise or something?


Both twists could be seen a mile away.
And the genesis of the detective subplot was completely illogical.
 
2021-10-21 4:05:57 PM  
Squid Game Alarm Clock is the name of my Strawberry Alarm Clock cover band.
 
2021-10-21 4:08:53 PM  

Super Chronic: We've seen this before. The Hunger Games begat Divergent and Maze Runner.



You left out Battle Royale.
 
2021-10-21 4:10:36 PM  

lilplatinum: Super Chronic: We've seen this before. The Hunger Games begat Divergent and Maze Runner.


You left out Battle Royale.


And the Running Man and Hard Target and Surviving the Game and Rollerball and Death Race.
 
2021-10-21 4:11:59 PM  
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/I had a roommate who had the Boot to the Head alarm clock
//He would hit snooze on his electronic alarm so many times, I'd throw a boot at his head
 
2021-10-21 4:16:17 PM  

downstairs: Do people think this show is cute and kitschy?

I... ummm... did not take that interpretation away myself.


Hallows_Eve: Arguably, the Squid Game already is the nihilistic copycat of the Hunger Games.


And much like The Hunger Games, people focus on the kinetic aspects of "the games" and just ignore the social commentary that accompanies it.  In both instances, people just like to imagine themselves playing the games along with the characters, like it is all an elaborate recess period, not an existential struggle.  Sure, losing in both games is presented as fatal, but viewers don't seem to internalize that part of things.  Much like treating this as a recess activity, "death" just becomes "ok, you got shot, so you're 'out' for the rest of this round, but you can play again when we start back up..."

People just seem to take in stride that some ultra-powerful entity (the government, some shadowy cabal) is coercing (via force or by exploiting economic desperation) an underclass of society into literally killing themselves and each other for the sordid entertainment of the elite.  Lessons about the dehumanization of the economically- or socially-vulnerable, the disposability of participants in "reality" entertainment, and glorification of casual violence and vigilantism all take a back seat to the viewer's armchair quarterbacking of "I would have hidden behind there instead, and then I would have gone over there and outwitted that guy by..."

I give credit to the creators -- transposing the obstacle course of a Ninja Warrior-type show or the "Outwit. Outplay. Outlast" sentiment of Survivor into the context of a coercive dystopia makes for effective entertainment.  But it seems to highlight how competitive sports and games just seem to short-circuit our sense of ethics -- as long as we're "winning," the point of the game and the costs to the players just get pushed to the side.

/I'm fun at cocktail parties
 
2021-10-21 4:20:04 PM  
The alarm wakes you up so you can be introduced to your true demise. 
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2021-10-21 4:20:39 PM  

Super Chronic: Kris_Romm: The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.

We've seen this before. The Hunger Games begat Divergent and Maze Runner.

(I recall my review of Divergent: "I just watched a movie in which a group of Chicago teenagers struggle to realize that they don't fit neatly into the personality categories other people have assigned to them. I liked it better when it was called The Breakfast Club.")


Hunger Games is a lame copy of Battle Royale.
 
2021-10-21 4:21:17 PM  
The dart thing appears to be real - the item is for sale on Amazon and eBay.
No reviews yet, though.
 
2021-10-21 4:25:48 PM  

Uzzah: downstairs: Do people think this show is cute and kitschy?

I... ummm... did not take that interpretation away myself.

Hallows_Eve: Arguably, the Squid Game already is the nihilistic copycat of the Hunger Games.

And much like The Hunger Games, people focus on the kinetic aspects of "the games" and just ignore the social commentary that accompanies it.  In both instances, people just like to imagine themselves playing the games along with the characters, like it is all an elaborate recess period, not an existential struggle.  Sure, losing in both games is presented as fatal, but viewers don't seem to internalize that part of things.  Much like treating this as a recess activity, "death" just becomes "ok, you got shot, so you're 'out' for the rest of this round, but you can play again when we start back up..."

People just seem to take in stride that some ultra-powerful entity (the government, some shadowy cabal) is coercing (via force or by exploiting economic desperation) an underclass of society into literally killing themselves and each other for the sordid entertainment of the elite.  Lessons about the dehumanization of the economically- or socially-vulnerable, the disposability of participants in "reality" entertainment, and glorification of casual violence and vigilantism all take a back seat to the viewer's armchair quarterbacking of "I would have hidden behind there instead, and then I would have gone over there and outwitted that guy by..."

I give credit to the creators -- transposing the obstacle course of a Ninja Warrior-type show or the "Outwit. Outplay. Outlast" sentiment of Survivor into the context of a coercive dystopia makes for effective entertainment.  But it seems to highlight how competitive sports and games just seem to short-circuit our sense of ethics -- as long as we're "winning," the point of the game and the costs to the players just get pushed to the side.

/I'm fun at cocktail parties


"The poor are often exploited by the rich" isn't that deep a social commentary.  It's more along the lines of "No shiat, Dick Tracy."

That's why the "Most Dangerous Game" subgenre is used so often in action, sci-fi, and horror. It's a simplistic motivation for the narrative plot that nobody is confused by.
 
2021-10-21 4:26:34 PM  

lilplatinum: Super Chronic: We've seen this before. The Hunger Games begat Divergent and Maze Runner.


You left out Battle Royale.


Weird to think a movie from the 2010s begat a movie from 2000.

And yes, it's possible that it's the other way around, but it's inarguable that it was the success of the Hunger Games that inspired all the mid-2010s knockoffs.
 
2021-10-21 4:26:44 PM  

stoli n coke: Fano: stoli n coke: Kris_Romm: The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.

Squid Game IS a nihilistic copycat.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I got halfway into the 2nd episode, before tapping out.

It sucked.

The direction, photography, and production design are excellent.
But the story and characters are so stock that it's predictable and completely lacking in suspense or dramatic stakes.

After finishing the first episode I must say, none of the characters even need names. They are all meat for a grinder. Was the twist supposed to be a surprise or something?

Both twists could be seen a mile away.
And the genesis of the detective subplot was completely illogical.


The thing that annoyed me about that subplot was that he accomplished absolutely nothing. He killed a guy, took his job, did his job and... the games went on.
 
2021-10-21 4:29:50 PM  

TheReject: stoli n coke: Fano: stoli n coke: Kris_Romm: The worst part about Squid Game is now it's going to inspire a wave of nihilistic copycats, with diminishing returns but greater violence, and it will be years before we're totally rid of the thing.

Squid Game IS a nihilistic copycat.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I got halfway into the 2nd episode, before tapping out.

It sucked.

The direction, photography, and production design are excellent.
But the story and characters are so stock that it's predictable and completely lacking in suspense or dramatic stakes.

After finishing the first episode I must say, none of the characters even need names. They are all meat for a grinder. Was the twist supposed to be a surprise or something?

Both twists could be seen a mile away.
And the genesis of the detective subplot was completely illogical.

The thing that annoyed me about that subplot was that he accomplished absolutely nothing. He killed a guy, took his job, did his job and... the games went on.


How he came to be involved made no sense.

Without giving anything away, if the person he was looking for is who the series says it is, that person would have made arrangements to prevent the incident that caught the detective's attention.

Anyone who's ever had to go out of town on business for an extended period of time would have thought that far ahead.
 
2021-10-21 4:30:37 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I got halfway into the 2nd episode, before tapping out.

It sucked.


"This thing I didn't finish was terrible."

Farkers gonna Fark, I guess.
 
2021-10-21 4:31:30 PM  

Earthworm Jim Jones: Wadded Beef: I finished it the other night. I liked it. I read it as a not-so-subtle indictment of capitalism -- to obtain the wealth (that's literally dangling out of their reach far above them) and win the game means others have to lose/die.

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A more alarmist name would be the Kill-Bot factory
 
2021-10-21 4:31:38 PM  
There is something seriously off about that video. Look at the size of the dart that hits the guy. It has to be at least three inches tall. That would mean the alarm clock is going to be several feet tall.
 
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