Pervision #19: ‘Squid Game’ (ft. Tristan & Jason)

The one where we tackle Netflix's biggest phenom yet.

This week, we’re talking about Netflix’s currently most-watched title, South Korea’s Squid Game.

The new Netflix Original South Korean series, Squid Game, took the world by storm. It’s a story about capitalism, spectatorship, and the illusion of choice. In today’s discussion, we are joined with two friends of the pod, Tristan and Jason.


About today’s guests

Tristan Zinampan is a writer, editor, podcaster, and Rappler’s resident film geek. He leads the website’s youth culture section, Hustle.

Jason Tan Liwag is an openly gay scientist, actor, and writer. He is one of six emerging international film critics part of the Young Film Critics Programme of the 50th IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam).

This week’s featured series

Squid Game follows hundreds of cash-strapped players who accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting survival game awaits with a whopping 45.6 billion-won prize at stake. 

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Armando Dela Cruz

Editor-at-large and co-pilot of this crazy project. A self-proclaimed scream queer out of the '90s, I like writing about horror and cinema. Apart from Unreel, I write for Rappler, Screen Anarchy, and other places.

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