Squid Game

Squid Game ★★★★★

This blew my expectations out of the park. This is one of the only things in a long time that has gotten this strong an emotional reaction out of me. The best take on the Cube/Saw formula I've ever seen. And it retroactively adds depth to that genre that may never have been there.

The pointless games of society, harshly literalized. This show poses so many interesting questions throughout, but class is it's obvious focus. The thing this show does better than anything I've ever seen is the way it shoots money. Money has never looked more disposable, more pointless. That obvious redundancy is the heart of the story. Why do they diabetic not get the help they need? Why are refugees killed and separated at the border? Good answers do not exist to these questions. Our struggles are a squid game. Arbitrary and violent. The only way to win is not to play.