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Old 11-12-23, 12:26 AM
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Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23



456 real people.

4.56 million dollars.

SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE

PREMIERES GLOBALLY ON NOVEMBER 22 ON NETFLIX

New Episodes Premiering Weekly, Through December 6th

Synopsis: 456 real players will enter the competition show in pursuit of a life-changing reward of USD $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show - plus surprising new additions - their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.

Executive Producers: Nicola Brown (The Garden), Tim Harcourt (Studio Lambert), John Hay (The Garden), Toni Ireland (Studio Lambert), Anna Kidd, Stephen Lambert (Studio Lambert), Louise Peet, Nia Yemoh (Studio Lambert), Stephen Yemoh (Studio Lambert).

Production Companies: Studio Lambert & The Garden

Format : 10 episodes

This premieres in 2 weeks. I have to admit, it looks fun. I heard this was filmed in secrecy in the UK earlier this year. The prize money is huge.


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Old 11-12-23, 12:34 AM
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

Shit.. Does this mean the series is not coming back, and it's just this?

Unfortunately, this doesn't interest me, at all.
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Old 11-12-23, 12:35 AM
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

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Shit.. Does this mean the series is not coming back, and it's just this?

Unfortunately, this doesn't interest me, at all.
A 2nd season of the scripted version is still planned. When it will get made is unknown.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

Okay, that's good to know. Thanks!
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

Originally Posted by andicus
Shit.. Does this mean the series is not coming back, and it's just this?

Unfortunately, this doesn't interest me, at all.
Conceptually, these reality game shows do interest me. However, based on the execution of most of them . . . not terribly interested. Unless they are really killing contestants. Then I will tune in to see the douchebags that always get cast in these things get knocked off en masse.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

I loved the original series so I’m intrigued by the idea of making it a real game where nobody dies. I’ll give it a chance.
Old 11-22-23, 12:31 PM
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

This is up today. 5 episodes are up.

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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

I watched the first two episodes tonight. It’s basically a reality competition game show based on the original show. The TV critics who have reviewed this so far seem to hate it. And the audience score is also terrible.

They started with 456 contestants. It’s now down to 118. Those who “die” are shot with a paint gun. Red Light, Green Light and the cookie challenge from the original show eliminated most of the contestants. There is a little bit of strategy involved and being a good talker and manipulator with how episode 2 ended and the phone call. I like the Mom and Son. The athletic guy who is a former football jock is kind of a cocky D bag.

I don’t fault anyone who has no interest as most of you probably have so many other things to watch that take bigger priority. I’ll try to finish this 5 episode batch and see if I feel like continuing when more episodes drop on the 29th.

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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

Originally Posted by DJariya
I watched the first two episodes tonight. Itís basically a reality competition game show based on the original show. The TV critics who have reviewed this so far seem to hate it. And the audience score is also terrible.

They started with 456 contestants. Itís now down to 118. Those who ďdieĒ are shot with a paint gun. Red Light, Green Light and the cookie challenge from the original show eliminated most of the contestants. There is a little bit of strategy involved and being a good talker and manipulator with how episode 2 ended and the phone call. I like the Mom and Son. The athletic guy who is a former football jock is kind of a cocky D bag.

I donít fault anyone who has no interest as most of you probably have so many other things to watch that take bigger priority. Iíll try to finish this 5 episode batch and see if I feel like continuing when more episodes drop on the 29th.
I gave up after the 1st episode.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

For a supposed unscripted reality show, it feels really scripted. I watched all five current episodes, the way people spoke was less actual speech and more written for them speech. Its weird how they all instantly bonded after only a day or two too.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

Surprisingly enjoying this.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

Excited for the second season of the scripted series but I donít have much interest in the reality show.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

I watched the 1st episode, and I view it as a comedy. The game itself generates some tension (even if we've seen it before) but the rest is laughably bad. All the comments/dialogues are cliche, dumb and ridiculous. I mean "I love myself so much". Really? The only reason for me to keep watching is to laugh my ass off and I hope they all die and nobody wins.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

To be fair, there's one thing this show does very well, they make it hard for you to guess who's next to be booted out. In the first episode you had a few interviews with some of the contestants. So as a viewer, you think, well if they bother doing segments on 4-5 of them, surely those are in for the long run. Nope! Well done.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

I wasn't planning on watching this, but ending up doing so after visiting family, and we started watching it during Thanksgiving weekend. So dramatic haha, but well made.

I liked that the tug-of-war game was changed and made a twist.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

My wife commented wondering why everyone was so dramatic on the show. Potential for $4.5M would make me emotional too. AS eXcentris mentioned, I like how they interview random people to keep you guessing who is getting booted. I was certain a few people would be gone by the episode I'm on (episode 4) and others would be around for the long haul and have been proven wrong over and over.

I've randomly come across alot of contestants on TikTok talking about the show and one of them asked why so many peoples' hands were in their pockets during the red/green light game. Apparently the actual game took 4-5 hours (which makes sense as I assume they review footage to see who moved and that takes time) so they were standing still for a very long time. This also explains why so many people choose to lay down after running which I thought was a terrible tactic as it takes some time to drop and get back up. I'm sure that girl that stopped in a squatting position was dying after about 10 min.
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

Renewed for a 2nd season:

https://tvline.com/news/squid-game-t...ix-1235095082/
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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

Just finished, the editing for this was fantastic.

No ďwinnerís editĒ in the early episodes and even the final game had some great trick editing.

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Re: Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix) -- Competition show based on the TV series -- 11/22/23

I was surprised how well this was done. I expected the overly dramatic confessionals, but what I didnít expect was how true they were to the show and the feel of the gameplay. Iíd definitely watch another season.

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