It may not be 100% original but the characters make it worth watching.
It's SO rare to see something new and interesting crop up and overcome the language barrier so impressively. New, unattached IP's like this are what streaming services dream of.
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Interesting plot and structure which keeps you enthralled throughout
Hugely interesting and investable characters to fall in love with
Stunning visuals and gorgeous production design help tell the story
The Ending may be somewhat unsatisfying for many viewers
Some of the plot lines feel tacked-on or unimportant, which is a distraction
The English Dub on this is really cringeworthy as are some of the VIP actors.
Having racked up more than 111 million views (according to Netflix), without doubt the most phenomenally successful show to hit the world stage from Korea, perhaps ever, is Squid Game; the wunderkind of the days Zeitgeist, ten years in the making. Take a dash of “Battle Royale”, a splash of “Willy Wonka” and a bit of ’90s Australian Family TV favourite “It’s a Knockout!” (or “Takeshi’s Castle” for our international audience) and you’re starting to get close to where Squid Game sits. It’s not really like any of these things but they get you in the mindset.
Jill (Player 420), Peta (Player 069) and Quinny (Player 000) head to an island off the coast of South Korea to find out exactly what the Squid Game is and whether or not it’s just some old calamari.
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