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12 hours ago, King Kebab said:


It’ll definitely be on catch up for a while!!!
Just found out that the sequel, Peninsula is available on Amazon, that’ll be getting watched next!!!

Its definitely worth a watch but it's nowhere near as good as Busan. Tends to go down the route of more generic Zombie film. Still enjoyable though!

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The Chestnut Man is an, in the main, enjoyable Danish crime thriller. Gruesome at times but again, like many of Netflix's efforts, went on overlong at 6 episodes

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I finished Squid Games yesterday. Still didnt think it was anything more than "meh". I couldnt believe it was Netflix highest streaming debut, until I read this on the BBC site

"It's not something that's been done before," the 26-year-old from Sheffield tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

"With other shows, you can guess what's going to happen whereas this one is more 'wow' - a shock that you weren't expecting."

Now, I get it.

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Also just finished Squid game. I'm slightly surprised it's became so popular as well tbh.

 

There was definitely a lot of potential in the show but i don't think it was anywhere near perfect. I don't think it ended very well for a start, plus the side stories seemed a bit forced (the policeman just happens to be the brother of the front man, old man just happens to die within minutes of being visited by Seong Gi-*** 12 months later etc.).

#1, they needed more games. It felt like they were a couple short at least. Some violent form or tig or blind man's buff would make sense (presumably a game like the latter is common in Korea).

Plot holes:

  • The policeman steals the square helmet (can now be a circle or square) in episode 3/4 and the the front man says, "I'll need to talk to you about your forgetfulness" but this isn't brought up again as far as I remember. He still wears the #29 circle mask and still sleeps in the same room but they don't bring up #29 again until they see he's missing from the room several episodes later. Nobody notices that the square guy has magically appeared again after being killed either.
     
  • They obviously intended to keep the old man alive as they pretended to shoot him at the end of the marbles game (presumably his orders). Were they not taking a big risk by giving him a shitty hand in tug of war or by leaving him basically alone to deal with the night-time violence?
     
  • Why don't they have camera's in the bathrooms? It's fine to have a sport for brutally murdering humans and have dozens of people watching them with cameras from a control centre but they need privacy in the bathroom apparently.

Edit: just googled it and seen a few bigger plot holes:

  • Hundreds of people are going missing every year without a trace but the police don't seem to care.
  • Seong Gi-*** doesn't seem to have any issues with loan sharks after leaving despite not spending any money.

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15 hours ago, charger29 said:

Also just finished Squid game. I'm slightly surprised it's became so popular as well tbh.

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There was definitely a lot of potential in the show but i don't think it was anywhere near perfect. I don't think it ended very well for a start, plus the side stories seemed a bit forced (the policeman just happens to be the brother of the front man, old man just happens to die within minutes of being visited by Seong Gi-*** 12 months later etc.).

#1, they needed more games. It felt like they were a couple short at least. Some violent form or tig or blind man's buff would make sense (presumably a game like the latter is common in Korea).

Plot holes:

  • The policeman steals the square helmet (can now be a circle or square) in episode 3/4 and the the front man says, "I'll need to talk to you about your forgetfulness" but this isn't brought up again as far as I remember. He still wears the #29 circle mask and still sleeps in the same room but they don't bring up #29 again until they see he's missing from the room several episodes later. Nobody notices that the square guy has magically appeared again after being killed either.
     
  • They obviously intended to keep the old man alive as they pretended to shoot him at the end of the marbles game (presumably his orders). Were they not taking a big risk by giving him a shitty hand in tug of war or by leaving him basically alone to deal with the night-time violence?
     
  • Why don't they have camera's in the bathrooms? It's fine to have a sport for brutally murdering humans and have dozens of people watching them with cameras from a control centre but they need privacy in the bathroom apparently.

Edit: just googled it and seen a few bigger plot holes:

  • Hundreds of people are going missing every year without a trace but the police don't seem to care.
  • Seong Gi-*** doesn't seem to have any issues with loan sharks after leaving despite not spending any money.

I think there's the idea that he was some what protected during the night time violence. It was always a little strange how he was missing, only to magically appear at the top of the bunk beds on the first night.

As for playing the games. He could of died during Red Light, Green Light. He seemed to start honestly wanting to play the game since he was a dead man walking anyway. Can't remember how he fared in the honeycomb game but he knew that one was coming and was probably confident of doing any of the shapes even the umbrella. By the time picking partners for what would be marbles would I think he was a little checked out. Since most of the real games of chance were done.

On the loan sharks front.  It's one thing threatening someone that finds money at a track. It's another if they're basically on the streets. Not touching the secret winnings, his mum passing leaving him without her support, and his overall defeatist attitude he was basically living as a tramp after the game finished.

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I think there's the idea that he was some what protected during the night time violence. It was always a little strange how he was missing, only to magically appear at the top of the bunk beds on the first night.

As for playing the games. He could of died during Red Light, Green Light. He seemed to start honestly wanting to play the game since he was a dead man walking anyway. Can't remember how he fared in the honeycomb game but he knew that one was coming and was probably confident of doing any of the shapes even the umbrella. By the time picking partners for what would be marbles would I think he was a little checked out. Since most of the real games of chance were done.

On the loan sharks front.  It's one thing threatening someone that finds money at a track. It's another if they're basically on the streets. Not touching the secret winnings, his mum passing leaving him without her support, and his overall defeatist attitude he was basically living as a tramp after the game finished.

 

He signed the "agreement" in the first episode to sell one of his kidneys if he couldn't pay the debt though. Surely they'd still be wanting his organs even if he was homeless and without a penny?

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He signed the "agreement" in the first episode to sell one of his kidneys if he couldn't pay the debt though. Surely they'd still be wanting his organs even if he was homeless and without a penny?

 

That reminds me. The Squid Game people knew about that agreement. As it would be one of the ways they could fine candidates every year. Presumably they had contacts in the underworld, if not have a controlling interest in it. So maybe they bought those rights off the loan sharks or controlled them.

This is my own bug bear, but technically fits in with the character.

During the final Squid Game. Sang-woo says something along the lines of the two of them being the last alive that played Red Light, Green Light. Except after that game some people left following the vote and never come back. Basically, Sang-woo's a dick

:) [/ spoiler]
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I definitely enjoyed Squid Game but I have to admit I much preferred Alice in Borderland. It's a similar premise in that they play games to survive but doesn't feel as dragged out as SG. If you enjoyed SG and haven't watched AiB I'd recommend it. I see it's actually crept into the Top 10 this week.

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I don’t really care about plot holes but I don’t think it’s that far-fetched for the police, or society, to not care if hundreds of people on the margins of society disappear every year.

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6 hours ago, scottsdad said:

I love an obvious plot hole, keeps the brain ticking over in the sweet spot just above rage, and just below oaksoft.

People that overly care about them are annoying. Vibes over plot holes, imo.

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I love an obvious plot hole, keeps the brain ticking over in the sweet spot just above rage, and just below oaksoft.
Aye, something to get yer dander up and rant like f**k about, whilst intermittently reminding folk that actually you really enjoyed the series.
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19 minutes ago, FairWeatherFan said:

I prefer a plot hole over the next season/sequel/spin-off that then tries to explain it.

The best Star Wars movie of the last 20 odd years revolved around a plot hole people argued about for 30 years but aye I agree

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The "Bad Sport" Documentaries are excellent.  The Calciopoli one would be of particular interest to folks here but the one about former Racing driver and weed smuggler Randy Lanier is also excellent

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On 16/10/2021 at 16:47, senorsoupe said:

The "Bad Sport" Documentaries are excellent.  The Calciopoli one would be of particular interest to folks here but the one about former Racing driver and weed smuggler Randy Lanier is also excellent

Really enjoying it so far. i am on the show jumping one.

 

The Randy Lanier one was excellent, avoiding the question about the 2 people who died( i never saw it with my own eyes)

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