Squid Game (Netflix)

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This show is excellent. My daughter and her college roommates told me to watch it. My daughter watches a ton of foreign content.

DEBATE QUESTION:

So my daughter says to watch it in Korean with American subtitles. My wife refuses to watch anything without the English dub so if she needs to do something at the same time she can still listen to it if distracted for a moment.

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Get her into EA... Electronics Anonymous.

But seriously, I have the same problem/addiction she does. I heard so much hype about this that I turned my phone to watch episodes with subtitles.

That said, I might have heard too much hype. I think the show is good, but worthy of being the most watched show ever on Netflix? I think that oddly says more about how f’ed up humanity is in general than how f’ed up the show actually is.
 

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Two episodes in and will likely binge the rest this weekend. It definitely sucks you in. Some really cool visuals as well.

Something tells me this will inspire a lot of Halloween costumes this year.

I told my wife tonight I already have a red hoodie, I just need a mask with a square on it
 

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We finished this over the weekend. Honestly, one of the best foreign series I have ever seen.
 

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Holy Crap. Netflix just released some numbers. They value Squid Games at $891.1 million dollars which is more than 40 times the production cost of $21.4 million. It makes it one of the most profitable shows in streaming services history.
 
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I'm halfway through episode 2. I had heard it was graphic but man episode 1 all of a sudden it's like wait did that just happen.

Lucy won't watch it so it will take me awhile to get through it.
 

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I'm on Ep 5 or 6 now. This is bizarre it's one of those I can't turn away things i know it's wrong on many levels but it's compelling anyways. I'm watching with dubbed English.
 

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What a fascinating series, with a pretty good twist at the end.

I only had one real problem with it, and it is a failing of most Asian productions: They are usually terrible at casting Westerners. Their Eastern cast is really great, but none of the Westerners they brought in (the VIPs) were any good. Their delivery was as bad as it gets and took me out of story every time one of them opened their mouth.
 

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