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I… hm. Huh. Hmm. I.. what? What. Huh. I’m sorry. What?

Netflix’s Squid Sport actuality present The Problem—a aggressive adaptation of Hwang Dong-hyuk’s dystopic, anti-capitalist thriller—has appeared like a horrible thought, even for Netflix, because it was introduced. Whoever got here away from the present’s gripping story of determined folks pressured to confront their humanity on the infantile behest of rich elites and thought “nicely, that was good, however what if it was simply the sport bits?”

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Squid Sport: The Problem govt producer Tim Harcourt, apparently. “For us the anti-capitalist allegory is just one very small a part of Squid Sport,” Harcourt just lately instructed TV Information. “I typically say to folks, Star Wars is about swashbuckling rebels overtaking an empire, however folks don’t essentially simply concentrate on that as being about freedom or being about anti-imperialism.”

Reader, if I let any a part of these two sentences sink additional into my mind than they have already got, a lot in the best way a hammer would enact blunt pressure trauma, I’ll come away with everlasting harm. So let’s simply put apart the totally unhinged Star Wars commentary for a second, and surprise: what does Mr. Harcourt assume Squid Sport was primarily about?

“It was about how folks come collectively once they’re required to beat the sport,” Harcourt continued. “It was additionally about how we’re ingrained from childhood to be aggressive. These video games are all childhood video games, and so they’re super-sized and it brings out this childhood aggressive spirit in everybody.”

Ah. I see. That’s the way you get from Squid Sport to a facile, hole actuality TV present rendition. Obtained it!


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