If You Love Squid Game, Then You Will Love These Five Shows.
Red Light, green light. Honeycomb cookies. Glass Bridges. Marbles. Key cards with shapes on them. If you know any of the aforementioned items then you have definitely jumped aboard the Squid Game bandwagon which has gripped the entire world to the point where it is now set to become the biggest Netflix show ever. Just what is it about Squid Game that has everyone hooked? Is it the characters? Is it the brutal ways in which the players are killed off? Is it the tongue in cheek humor? Is it cause we can see ourselves in each of the players? Or is it because part of us wants to know if we have what it takes to survive the Game? Whatever the reason may be, one thing’s for sure – shows like Squid Game will always attract people’s curiosity for survival.
And now that you’re done with Squid Game, what do you do til the second season rolls around? Fret not little one cos Tily’s got you covered. Here are our suggestions for TV shows/movies that are along the same lines as Squid Game, which is definitely gonna keep you entertained for awhile.
As The God’s Will
Released in 2014, As The God’s Will is based off the manga series “Kamisama No Iu Toori” by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura that was published from March, 2011 to November, 2012. It centres around a group of high school students who are forced to participate in a series of traditional Japanese children’s games with death as the penalty for losing. The violence is brutal and the storyline is easy to follow. There are also side stories to keep you fixated just in case you get bored. A definite must watch.
Escape Room / Escape Room: Tournament of Champions.
Six strangers unwillingly find themselves locked in a series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive. Much like the beloved Escape Room puzzles that are popular in all major cities, these movies take it another level by killing off the characters for every wrong move or when the timer runs out. It’s pure chaos as the players race against time to solve the puzzles to escape each room. The sequel takes it up a notch by introducing a Tournament of Champions of past winners and pitting them against each other in the rooms.
Alice In Borderland
A group of nobodies are transported into a Tokyo wasteland where the inhabitants are forced to play a fatal game of survival. This Netflix production received so much rave reviews that Netflix renewed it for a second season merely two weeks after its premier. The show is slick, the action scenes are choreographed well and you’re constantly on the edge of your seat waiting for the next ball to drop. Some say, Alice In Borderland is far superior to Squid Game. Why not watch it and let us know what you think?
The Belko Experiment
In a very twisted social experiment, a group of employees working in the same company are locked inside their high-rise corporate office and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. Each of the employees has a mini bomb implanted in their head that will go off if they do not participate or if they are seen as cheating. Be warned tho, the brutality of the kills in this movie is off the top so proceed with caution. The Belko Experiment imposes a question on us, “What would you do if someone told you that people in your office, some of whom you are friends with, need to die for you to live. What would you do?”
The Saw Franchise
The movie that probably started it all. You’d have to be living under a rock in the past 20 years if you’d not seen at least one scene from any of the multiple Saw movies. Beginning in 2004 from director James Wan, the Saw franchise has become a pop culture staple. Teaching us that every action always has a consequence and whether you’re willing to do what it takes to survive?
So there you go everyone. Tily’s recommendation to satisfy your bloodlust for a while or at least until season two of Squid Game premieres.
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