Fans Point Out the Twisted Irony of Netflix's New 'Squid Game' Reality Competition Series

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Published on June 22, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Fans Point Out the Twisted Irony of Netflix's New 'Squid Game' Reality Competition Series

Fans Point Out the Twisted Irony , of Netflix's New 'Squid Game' , Reality Competition Series.

NBC reports that news of a new competition series inspired by 'Squid Game' has drawn criticism from fans who say the premise misses the point.

In Netflix's hit series, desperate contestants participate in deadly versions of children's games for millions of dollars.

The fictional game can only have one winner, and all losing contestants die.

Netflix's new 'Squid Game: The Challenge' turns the scripted world of the Korean drama into a reality.

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You’ve seen the drama, now it’s your chance to take part in Netflix’s biggest ever social experiment!, Netflix 'Squid Game: The Challenge' casting call, via NBC.

*Please note: Win or lose, all players will leave unscathed.

But if you win, you win big!, Netflix 'Squid Game: The Challenge' casting call, via NBC.

Some social media users , pointed out the irony , of the spin-off reality series.

The game is intended to represent the commodification of suffering by privileged people, and how watching people struggle for money and their lives is seen as entertainment for people who will never have to experience such things.

, Social media user, via NBC.

The game is intended to represent the commodification of suffering by privileged people, and how watching people struggle for money and their lives is seen as entertainment for people who will never have to experience such things.

, Social media user, via NBC.

Making a real life version goes against the entire message of the original show in an almost comical way, Social media user, via NBC.

NBC reports that other social media users echoed the sentiment, including one tweet which read: , “Did Netflix even watch the show?

Did they glean any meaning from it?”.

According to Netflix, the new reality series will feature 456 players from around the world competing for a $4.56 million cash prize.

According to Netflix, the new reality series will feature 456 players from around the world competing for a $4.56 million cash prize


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