Squid Game: Season 1 TV review - Aussieboyreviews
DO THE VIOLENT GAMES IN SQUID GAME LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?
The games are exciting and the other moments are appealing, but the violence makes the series best for teens. Therefore, Squid Game certainly lives up to the hype.
When hundreds of broke and desperate contestants accept the strange invitation to compete in a series of children’s games, they play in hope of winning the tempting cash prize. But they must fight to survive when they realise these innocent-seeming games have deadly stakes.
Creator: Hwang Dong-hyuk
Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, Kim Joo-ryoung
Release Date (Australia): 17 September 2021
Episodes: Red Light, Green Light / Hell / The Man with the Umbrella / Stick to the Team / A Fair World / Gganbu / VIPS / Front Man / One Lucky Day
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean, English
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The series features frequent disturbing scenes, including depictions of murder, suicide, surgical procedures and executions by shooting.
There are frequent scenes in which people are shot and stabbed, resulting in large blood sprays and spatters and gory injury detail.
The series contains use of the words “f**k”, “bitch”, “s**t” and “**shole”.
The series contains brief breast nudity, as well as depictions of male buttocks nudity.
The series contains a brief depiction of a sex scene and moderate verbal references to sex and “69”.
Aussie boy's thoughts
Despite a notable lack of momentum during fair amounts of Squid Game’s dialogue, Hwang Dong-hyuk’s concept itself is extraordinarily compelling and fun. Especially during the dystopian child’s-games sequences, the performances are incredibly lifelike and plenty of shocks are delivered. Seriously, minus the slow-burning dialogue, grab some snacks and you’re ready for an unforgettable binge.
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