Hello, dear reader! Tis I! Back at it again with another "I watched this so you don't have to" post. For over a week now, I've been hearing multiple people talk about this show called Squid Game, so I decided to take a look!
Right off the bat, I'll admit that I do not know a DAMN THING about this show. Is it a game show? A drama? A comedy? An aquatic documentary? Who's to say!
So, even though no one asked, I decided to watch the first episode of the series and give you my thoughts anyway:
Before we jump in, here's the synopsis that Netflix gives for Squid Game:
Initial thought: I didn't know that this show was in Korean!! But I am HERE FOR IT! I love that a foreign show is getting all this buzz!
Thirty seconds in and I can already do this:
This dude (aka Gi-hun, our protagonist) is tryna steal money from his mom's bank card! I am straight-up not rooting for this mans:
I am so mad Gi-hun won, but HOPEFULLY he uses his winnings to buy Ga-yeong a really nice birthday present:
Gi-hun's bookies are chasing him for the money he owes — and, TBH, I don't condone gambling, but I'm not upset about this man getting his ass kicked — and while on the run, he bumps into this kid who I FEEL LIKE is going to come back into play:
I WAS RIGHT! The kid stole his money!
OK, they're giving him a month to get the funds, but sir, DON'T SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT READING IT FIRST!
Ga-yeong is an icon and deserves a better father than Gi-hun:
THINGS ARE HAPPENING!!
My mind immediately went to this. Just sayin':
This seems sus...but I obvs want him to play because I gotta see how this pans out:
WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT READING BEFORE YOU SIGN SOMETHING?
Gi-hun is gonna play the ~mysterious~ game in order to win money to get his daughter back / keep her from moving to America with her mom and stepdad.
Holy shit. That is a lot of people participating in this game...
OMG, IT'S THE KID FROM EARLIER!
OK, we're getting some rules! Six games over the course of six days, and if you win, you get money...
Awe, sookie sookie, now!
Another day — or rather, the same day — another signed contract without reading the fine print:
OK, game one is "Green Light, Red Light!" Seems easy enough! I used to play this game as a kid:
Big brother...or, I guess, big doll girl, is always watching:
Work smarter, not harder. Hide behind someone so your movements can't be detected:
WAIT, WHO IS THIS MANS?
HOLY. SHIT. Again, I didn't know what I was getting into when I first started this show, but now ya girl is HOOKED! I will say, if gore isn't your thing, maaayyybeeee stay away from this one, but if you don't mind bloodshed and twisted mind games, then this is the show for you!