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JiggysMyDayJob
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"Squid Game (Netflix)"


  

          

Didn't see a post so I thought I'd drop it. Social Media has blown the series up and I have to say it lives to the hype. Really great edge of your seat thriller and a great new entrance into horror/game genre.

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Dae was just telling me about this shit.
Sep 30th 2021
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It sounded like something Takashi Miike had already done
Oct 01st 2021
2
Its great. Took me a while to click it because...
Oct 01st 2021
3
pulls you in after an episode
Oct 02nd 2021
4
native korean speakers suggest the translation quality
Oct 03rd 2021
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      the translation falls off in the english dub, the subs, or both?
Oct 04th 2021
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           Both
Oct 04th 2021
7
                the dubbing was different than the subtitles
Oct 14th 2021
14
It peaks at Episode 6 and is kind of a let down after
Oct 04th 2021
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Agreed, though that’s a testament to how dope episode 6 was.
Oct 12th 2021
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      Forgot to mention - woulda cut out the VIPs too…
Oct 12th 2021
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      Completely agree.
Oct 13th 2021
11
           that subplot isnt finished yet
Oct 13th 2021
12
                Yeah - that's the only possible benefit, set up for season 2.
Oct 13th 2021
13

spades
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Thu Sep-30-21 03:14 PM

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1. "Dae was just telling me about this shit."
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I'ma peep it soon.

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Castro
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Fri Oct-01-21 08:10 AM

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2. "It sounded like something Takashi Miike had already done"
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so I passed on it.

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KnowOne
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Fri Oct-01-21 09:49 AM

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3. "Its great. Took me a while to click it because..."
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it looked like a Alice in Borderland knockoff. But the story is great. Definitely see themes (and even games) they pulled from Borderland, the anime Kaiji, and the movie Battle Royale. But still unique enough to be enjoyable.

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will_5198
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Sat Oct-02-21 05:51 PM

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4. "pulls you in after an episode"
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but it runs out of material while it takes the long way to the ending "reveal". not sure what was lost in translation, but even the dialog seems to repeat itself just so the mid-to-late episodes hit their 50 minutes (and one is barely a half hour).

amazing to see a subtitled Korean series be the most popular show worldwide for a week, however. would never happen with old media.

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5. "native korean speakers suggest the translation quality"
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falls off in later episodes

I'm not sure why, but this has been a problem for netflix

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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Hitokiri
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Mon Oct-04-21 08:31 AM

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6. "the translation falls off in the english dub, the subs, or both?"
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Mon Oct-04-21 08:32 AM by Hitokiri

  

          

I switched to subs 2 minutes into the show.

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JiggysMyDayJob
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7. "Both"
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The dubs are just the voice actors reading the subs. I have a Korean co-worker and she was saying the translations are bad and you miss some stuff. You'd think with netflix putting out so much non-english content that they'd spend a little more money on getting proper translations going. Right not it's like the subs I used to see on anime I'd download from bit-torrent back in the early 00's

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RobOne4
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Thu Oct-14-21 01:00 PM

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14. "the dubbing was different than the subtitles"
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I heard this complaint about translation being off and i watched with both subtitles and dubbing. The subtitles seemed like a google translation of dialogue or even a first draft before it got cleaned up for reading too robotic. The dubbing was way better. But yeah my korean friend said it was all around bad. Both were not good translations.

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Melanism
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Mon Oct-04-21 09:54 AM

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8. "It peaks at Episode 6 and is kind of a let down after"
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It was still a fun watch.

  

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Tue Oct-12-21 08:41 PM

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9. "Agreed, though that’s a testament to how dope episode 6 was. "
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From a pacing standpoint it would have been great if episode 6 was the penultimate episode, with one long episode following it as a finale.

But that episode and everything about the marble game was absolutely FLAWLESS. Every partner pair had an absolutely gut wrenching story, just beautifully well done. But to your point - if they are gonna have that much happen at that point, they needed to bring it on home afterwards. No need for so much time between 001 losing and the reveal. Showing him from behind as the host made the reveal completely obvious. Up to that point is was perfect with the subtle hints, but they shouldn’t have given anything else between 001’s death and the reveal.

To make this work they could have completely cut out the policeman subplot with trying to find his brother. The stuff that happened in that subplot was probably the most unrealistic of the show, and that’s saying a LOT. How did NO ONE find him out in that right operation, with him switching uniforms and personas and effing up on his “job” the whole time? How did his cell phone still have a charge after all that time, and taking video?and after all that it was pointless - there was never a connection between him and the main characters, and they could have done a reveal about the front man being a former winner without ever having his brother involved.

Cut that out, and you could fit episodes 7-9 into one long finale. Episode 8 was only 30 minutes anyways. Maybe also cut out the final dinner, and condense it down by having Sang Woo kill Sae-byeok right after the glass bridge, back to back after pushing the other dude off, for his full transition to evil mode before the last game.

All that being said, great watch as it was, and honestly the predictability and somewhat let down of the ending was just due to how great episode 6 was and where it fell in the season.

  

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soulfunk
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10. "Forgot to mention - woulda cut out the VIPs too…"
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If they cut the police brother subplot to tighten it up after Ep 6 they could have naturally cut out the goofy VIPs. Definitely the worst acting and dialogue of the show. I do get that it may have been intentional to make the Americans over the top stereotypes in the same way Hollywood has traditionally made Asian characters exaggerated stereotypes, but still took away from the show.

  

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spades
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Wed Oct-13-21 10:21 AM

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11. "Completely agree."
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The funny thing about the policeman subplot is, what did it amount to?

For all the time we spent on that shit, what was the pay off again? He was in on it? That's it?

pffft.

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Wed Oct-13-21 11:22 AM

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12. "that subplot isnt finished yet"
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we saw him get shot not die. dollars to donuts he will be back

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soulfunk
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13. "Yeah - that's the only possible benefit, set up for season 2."
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That subplot also let us know that the games have been happening for 30+ years, and introduced the VIPs, but none of that went anywhere and could have been handled with a quick mention.

I read in an article somewhere that the policeman subplot wasn't in the writer's original draft from 2009, so maybe they added it to make the season longer. Which gets back to my point of episode 6 having been better positioned as the penultimate episode before a finale in episode 7.

  

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