Yes just mentioned in my post, those guys are fecking tragic. Completely took me out of the show when they were on. The script for them was shit admittedly but they were in general so bad and unbelievable. It's like they just picked the first 6 non Koreans they could find and told them to read thisThe way the VIPs spoke in ep 7 reminded me of NPCs in video games so wooden and weirdly phrased. Was like listening to a Skyrim conversation.
It's good, and obviously quite similar to Alice in Borderland in terms of games and human life but enjoyed both
I think episode 2 was great because it avoided the whole thing of people (me included) saying why don't they just leave. They left, realised it's bullshit and came back to at least have a chance. Alice in Borderland, they had no choice which is fine but a lot of questions about it, this time they took those questions away
The acting from all the players (and the mum's) was great, or at least to me, as I felt invested in all of them to some degree. Even the ones that appeared for about 10 seconds in a game I felt sorry for somehow, and a bit of empathy when they willingly let people die in their place
The friend, Chang Soo, was great to hate but equally if in his position most would do the same. As much as I wanted to hate, it's literally a life or death situation. But what he did to Ali was cold, but unavoidable to survive. The only thing I didn't get, is why he didn't kill the main guy in the final episode instead of the girl? The girl he knew was basically dead and if he killed his friend (he would have known the last game only one survives anyway) then the last game is piss easy
The old man being the game master didn't surprise me, especially as they didn't show his death. Also that episode he kept saying it was like his old village etc. which made me a bit suspicious as to why it was exactly like he remembered
Also was I the only one extremely pissed off he went back at the end of the season to try and stop any more games? Like feck off man, take your money and go see your daughter. How the feck are you going to stop it? Moron
Also those VIP actors.... fecking hell. The script and acting from all was appalling. Completely took me out of it
Have you watched Alice in Borderland? Similar type of show and also great I thought5 episodes in and, wow, what a show. It's kind of like a dystopian Black Mirror meets Hunger Games meets Parasite meets The Platform. I don't know if that makes sense but that is the feels this show has given so far. It's really hard to put down.
The VIP actors are stupid and I think they were used to stereotype Western society (i.e. United States) or developed nations. The VIPs that had the most dialogue or camera time were American sounding individuals and they were dumber than dumb who happened to have a lot of money. And the end....yeah, really fecking stupid if that's the character's next actual step. Totally ignores his mother's plea to fight for his child and focus on her. Just completely moronic.