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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:18 
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I have obviously missed everyone saying how great it is as I don’t think I’ve seen it mentioned anywhere apart from here :D

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The latter. If it was the former they probably shouldn't go looking for more stuff like it.

I wasn’t sure if you meant in a ‘well, if they thought that was bad then they should should see some of this stuff!’ kind of way.

Not anime, but it reminded me of what I remember of Battle Royale. I guess you found say Hunger Games too, but the psychology seemed closer to the ideas in Battle Royale.


I probably need a rewatch, but I didn't think much of Battle Royale at all at the time.

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I remember really enjoying it, but it must be about twenty years ago that I watched it now, so maybe if I watched it with modern eyes I might feel differently. I shall have to see if it is streaming anywhere for a re-watch.

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Think I saw it on IMDB channel FREE! If you have Prime tv

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I do have Prime. I haven’t heard of IMDB as a streaming service before so will check it out, thanks :)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 13:36 
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Yeah it's a new one, I think, I hadn't noticed it before. Looks like they add in a few 'ad breaks' to fund it. Old school!

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MaliA wrote:
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The latter. If it was the former they probably shouldn't go looking for more stuff like it.

I wasn’t sure if you meant in a ‘well, if they thought that was bad then they should should see some of this stuff!’ kind of way.

Not anime, but it reminded me of what I remember of Battle Royale. I guess you found say Hunger Games too, but the psychology seemed closer to the ideas in Battle Royale.


I probably need a rewatch, but I didn't think much of Battle Royale at all at the time.


I rewatched it today as I’m not feeling too good and so put it on, and I think it still stands up to what I remember, and it’s a good film. The lead-in doesn’t seem to make much sense (it’s an annual ‘competition’, seemingly held by the Government, yet none of the kids seem to have ever heard of it and the whole thing just happens to be overseen by their old teacher), but I think the students’ characters are developed enough in their individual motivations and way they deal with the situation. I still think it’s a great film.

IMDB Movies is odd. There are very short ad breaks, but it’s like they’ve been put in at random, in the very middle of scenes. It would get I. The way if you were watching something where you had to give it some concentration.

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SWAT's back (but in Mexico)! The Rookie's back! And The Expanse will be back in December! Which is the perfect reason for this picture, a boat I spotted in Kirkwall, Orkney.

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Shouldn’t most of those be in the US Tv thread?

Into The Night on Netflix is an interesting fairly short series. It’s not really Sci-fi, but is a prequel to a very Sci-fi book, The Old Axolotl.
Two seasons available, and a third on the way.


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Beforeigners is back on “the internet” and it’s still brilliant.

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I have been watching Taskmaster on Youtube...Norwegian Taskmaster...my inner 5 year old finds the Norwegian language amusing.

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Physical 100 on Netflix is awesome. 100 mostly Korean contestants competing in something that’s a cross between Gladiators and Squid Game.
https://www.whattowatch.com/features/ph ... -game-show

The dubbed dialogue is abysmal but it’s so much fun, and they are all *so* fit.


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We’ve been watching that, too. Some excellent pairings in episodes 2 and 3. I like that there’s room for a bit of psychology thrown in. Also, everyone (apart from a couple of outliers) is SO respectful and appreciative of each other.

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Mimi wrote:
We’ve been watching that, too. Some excellent pairings in episodes 2 and 3. I like that there’s room for a bit of psychology thrown in. Also, everyone (apart from a couple of outliers) is SO respectful and appreciative of each other.


Yes, it’s very interesting getting a feel for their culture. Some understandable similarities with Japan but also very much its own thing. There seems to be a lot of awareness of people in completely different fields, and as you say they are all very respectful.

Before the matches they play up to the camera a bit with comments on how they’ll crush their opponent, but the second it’s over they are all smiles.

I can see this going one of two ways… it could turn into a franchise with other countries doing their own version, or they might end up with more foreigners wanting to challenge the Korean folk.

Another one we’re enjoying watching is Lego Masters Australia which is better than the US one.


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We’ve been watching that, too. Some excellent pairings in episodes 2 and 3. I like that there’s room for a bit of psychology thrown in. Also, everyone (apart from a couple of outliers) is SO respectful and appreciative of each other.


Yes, it’s very interesting getting a feel for their culture. Some understandable similarities with Japan but also very much its own thing. There seems to be a lot of awareness of people in completely different fields, and as you say they are all very respectful.

Before the matches they play up to the camera a bit with comments on how they’ll crush their opponent, but the second it’s over they are all smiles.

I can see this going one of two ways… it could turn into a franchise with other countries doing their own version, or they might end up with more foreigners wanting to challenge the Korean folk.

Another one we’re enjoying watching is Lego Masters Australia which is better than the US one.


Is it suitable for kids? The Korean 100 thing?


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I think there may be the occasional curse word that gets translated, but the actual content of the games (up to episode 4 at least) is fine. It’s styled to be very much like Squid Games, but it’s really just a rock hard Gladiators or similar.

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Another one we’re enjoying watching is Lego Masters Australia which is better than the US one.


Hamish Blake is very charming and amusing, I like him.

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Mimi wrote:
I think there may be the occasional curse word that gets translated, but the actual content of the games (up to episode 4 at least) is fine. It’s styled to be very much like Squid Games, but it’s really just a rock hard Gladiators or similar.


they're fine with the odd curse. Sounds like it could be a winner, thank you.

edit: festive watching of Traitors has basically turned the six-year-old into an F-bomb machine gun, so that ship has sailed.


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:D

We’re lucky to have escaped that so far with the seven year old. We have sailed close, though. I once was in a rage and referred to some workman close by (not to them, but to Russell, we were in the car), but it was a strange word and half mumbled. Bean did refer to workmen as ‘hucking builders’ for a couple of weeks, though.

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We were in a field watching Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and every other word was "Fuck" and it washed right over BigOne. It was glorious and they broke the buggy thing my pogoing to him.

But she did ask "What does 'Fuck the tories' mean?" as she read the Xmas tree decorations.

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Is it suitable for kids? The Korean 100 thing?


Yes, absolutely, though they might get a little bored during the first episode as they spend a long time introducing many of the contestants which can get a bit same-y


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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
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Is it suitable for kids? The Korean 100 thing?


Yes, absolutely, though they might get a little bored during the first episode as they spend a long time introducing many of the contestants which can get a bit same-y


Cheers, might swerve ep 1.


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Findus Fop wrote:
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Is it suitable for kids? The Korean 100 thing?


Yes, absolutely, though they might get a little bored during the first episode as they spend a long time introducing many of the contestants which can get a bit same-y


Cheers, might swerve ep 1.


It has an excellent first challenge in it, so you need to watch that. Just skip some of the intros before you get to it if they start to drag.


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Findus Fop wrote:
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Is it suitable for kids? The Korean 100 thing?


Yes, absolutely, though they might get a little bored during the first episode as they spend a long time introducing many of the contestants which can get a bit same-y


Cheers, might swerve ep 1.


Don’t skip it entirely, just fast forward it through the first half hour or so. I think the initial challenge starts half way through the episode and sets both the tone and some of the basis of the reverence between contestants.

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