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‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ turns the dystopian drama into a super-sized ‘Big Brother’

Posted on AllSides November 22nd, 2023
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Just producing a reality-competition show based on “Squid Game” is a pretty good way of signaling to the world that you didn’t really get “Squid Game.” Setting that aside, Netflix’s massive version of the South Korean series, dubbed “Squid Game: The Challenge,” logically morphs the concept into a super-sized “Big Brother,” mirroring the original drama’s look if not (thank goodness) its body count. The numbers certainly paint an impressive picture, with 456 contestants vying for a record prize of $4.56 million, winner take all. If that sounds like a casting...

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