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Thread: Squid Game

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    Squid Game

    No. 1 on Netflix at the moment. Anyone watched it. Is it worth a look?

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    Re: Squid Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    No. 1 on Netflix at the moment. Anyone watched it. Is it worth a look?
    Starting tonight on it. Those that have watched it really like it. Very good reviews too. Best to watch the sub titled version though. It’s Korean and they produce some great stuff...The Wailing is a brilliant film.

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    Re: Squid Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    Starting tonight on it. Those that have watched it really like it. Very good reviews too. Best to watch the sub titled version though. It’s Korean and they produce some great stuff...The Wailing is a brilliant film.
    👍 yeah think ill try the sub titles.

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    Really enjoying it so far

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    Re: Squid Game

    I've seen quite a bit of Korean and Chinese TV over the last few years. Some of it is pretty good, but a lot of it is the same kind of enjoyable trash that we get here

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    Re: Squid Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    No. 1 on Netflix at the moment. Anyone watched it. Is it worth a look?
    It's worth watching. Quite compelling. It's not the best thing I've ever seen. I watched in English. The voice acting is not great.

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    Re: Squid Game

    Is it akin the Japanese game show 'Endurance'?

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    Re: Squid Game

    We watched it all, got to say the last episode was the poorest, in my opinion. Looked as if they were heading towards Series 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan_corneli View Post
    We watched it all, got to say the last episode was the poorest, in my opinion. Looked as if they were heading towards Series 2.
    A damp squid then.

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    Re: Squid Game

    Quote Originally Posted by alan_corneli View Post
    We watched it all, got to say the last episode was the poorest, in my opinion. Looked as if they were heading towards Series 2.
    Yes, agree with that. I thought it peaked at around episode 5/6 and then tailed off a bit.

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    Re: Squid Game

    i have watched it. quite interesting but got a bit bored with it after a while. Ok but overrated in my opinion.

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    Re: Squid Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Shrewsbury Blue View Post
    i have watched it. quite interesting but got a bit bored with it after a while. Ok but overrated in my opinion.
    I thought it was great, very inventive, the tug of war game was brilliantly filmed, the tension was fantastic. The last episode could have been stronger but it was okay

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    Korean-speakers say the subtitles do not represent the actual dialogue, changes much of the meaning.
    And the dubbing is worse.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58787264

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    Re: Squid Game

    Quote Originally Posted by bobh View Post
    Korean-speakers say the subtitles do not represent the actual dialogue, changes much of the meaning.
    And the dubbing is worse.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58787264
    Closed captioned subtitles are different to the official English subtitles. If you watched it with the CC subtitles (which I believe are subtitles for the English dub) then yes you've probably missed out on a couple of things character wise. The official English subtitles are a direct translation from the Korean script so there's nothing lost there.

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    Re: Squid Game

    It's good and worth watching. Ending was weak IMO but that doesn't distract from making it a good TV show though.

    On another note I've been a big follower of The Walking Dead since it's start however this last series on now is a total load of b ollocks and it can't end soon enough. I've invested too much time in it though to give up now

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    Quote Originally Posted by binman View Post
    It's good and worth watching. Ending was weak IMO but that doesn't distract from making it a good TV show though.

    On another note I've been a big follower of The Walking Dead since it's start however this last series on now is a total load of b ollocks and it can't end soon enough. I've invested too much time in it though to give up now
    I gave up at about series 8 I think

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    Re: Squid Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Llandaff Blue View Post
    Closed captioned subtitles are different to the official English subtitles. If you watched it with the CC subtitles (which I believe are subtitles for the English dub) then yes you've probably missed out on a couple of things character wise. The official English subtitles are a direct translation from the Korean script so there's nothing lost there.
    I don't the official English subtitles are a 'direct translation' as it would render them nonsensical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    I don't the official English subtitles are a 'direct translation' as it would render them nonsensical.
    You're right, bad wording on my part. Point being the official English subtitles are different to the CC subtitles which is what that article is referring to.

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    Re: Squid Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Llandaff Blue View Post
    You're right, bad wording on my part. Point being the official English subtitles are different to the CC subtitles which is what that article is referring to.
    Indeed. I am part of the way through a Finnish series and some of the translation of the dialogue is a bit ropey. Translations should normally be translated by someone whose native tongue is the target language rather than the source language.

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    Re: Squid Game

    I watched it and enjoyed it, but whereas I really liked it, I don't think it quite deserves ALL the hype it's getting at the moment. Yes it's good, and yes it's different. But someone said earlier on that the tension needed to be racked up a bit more, and I tend to agree - they could have made it much more 'edge of your seat', it they'd tried. There was also no ambivalence about the characters - only one (maybe two) came out of it with any credit. The rest were all distasteful people, so you didn't really care when they died (spoiler alert). I watched it with the English dubbed on - I find subtitles distract the eyes from the action. Anyway, it's perfectly set up for a second series.

    If you like Korean stuff, then I recommend Kingdom - a medieval zombie martial arts series on Netflix. Sounds weird, but they clearly spent a lot of money on it, and it shows. Make sure you watch the main series FIRST, and the prequel 'Kingdom - Ashin of the North' afterwards.

    Also recommend two Korean zombie films (there's a theme developing here) called 'Train to Busan' and 'Train to Busan - Peninsular'.
    Again - zombie martial arts, but this time in modern times.

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