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      Season 1 – Squid Game: The Challenge

      2023 Reality TRAILER for Squid Game: The Challenge: Season 1 Trailer List
      48% 46 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Inspired by the TV series, "Squid Game," real-life contestants compete in a series of high-stakes children's games in pursuit of a $4.56 million cash prize; their strategies will be put to the test, while competitors are eliminated around them. Read More Read Less

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      Squid Game: The Challenge — Season 1

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      The Challenge can be an addictive binge thanks to the sheer ingenuity of Squid Games' set pieces, but playing the original series' barbed satire completely straight gives this spinoff a soulless aftertaste.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Nov 22, 2023 Red Light, Green Light Hundreds of hopefuls in tracksuits set out to cross the finish line during the opening game of Red Light, Green Light; a cookie challenge causes chaos. Details Episode 2 Aired Nov 22, 2023 The Man With the Umbrella Cracks in the competition begin to show during Dalgona, a game that shapes up to be a daunting endeavor amid sweet victories and painful extractions. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 22, 2023 War After a player desperately tries to coax another to pick up a phone, the rest prepare for the next challenge and form teams based on brawn and bonds. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 22, 2023 Nowhere to Hide Dorm elimination tests rattle the remaining players, who rush to find solutions and avoid becoming targets; a chores session puts two allies on the edge. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 22, 2023 Trick or Treat A tempting treat motivates the group to chip in for a chore; however, a pleasant picnic in the dorm takes a devastating turn when the next game is revealed. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 29, 2023 Goodbye With marbles in hand, players are forced to face off against friends and bid tearful farewells; as the money piles up, another elimination test looms. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 29, 2023 Friend or Foe After drawing numbers to determine the order in which they will cross the glass bridge, the players consider their options before taking a leap of faith. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 29, 2023 One Step Closer As the clock ticks, the players move quickly to get to the other side of the bridge; back in the dormitory, evading elimination becomes a dicey mission. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 29, 2023 Circle of Trust A nomination from the previous game puts players at odds; emotions run high in a guessing game centered on trust. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 6, 2023 One Lucky Day As the end draws near, the finalists suit up for a lavish feast and a surprising test; one last game stands between a player and the ultimate prize. Details Next
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      Previous Alex Abad-Santos Vox The show nailed Squid Game, down to how entertaining it would be to watch this all go down. Dec 5, 2023 Full Review Camilla Long Times (UK) Have we got to the point where people’s beliefs are so fragile that the contestants on this show can convince themselves that not winning is somehow the same as being shot? Dec 4, 2023 Full Review Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times Participants are made uncomfortable on a moral level; one might be called upon to choose between acting nobly and metaphorically assassinating a competitor, in front of the crowd. They may be forced to face themselves. It's clever that way. Nov 29, 2023 Full Review Donal Lynch Sunday Independent (Ireland) There’s no doubt that this is the most gripping reality game show in history, and it’s also a clever satire on the excesses of capitalism, but it’s such a brutal watch at times that you may feel like you need a shower after. Feb 5, 2024 Full Review Ed Power Irish Independent It’s hugely enjoyable -- one of the best reality shows of recent years. One reason is that it really does encourage participants to take the gloves off Jan 3, 2024 Full Review Alison de Souza The Straits Times (Singapore) The show recaptures the striking aesthetic of the original, replicating everything from the sets for games such as Red Light, Green Light to the contestants’ tracksuits and the towering bunk beds. 3/5 Dec 14, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous davidson i just awful, not like the original series...they really created garbage here, almost laughable its so bad...you wont get through the 1st episode...dont believe fake reviews...negative 1000 stars Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Brendon E Absolutely terrible, an insult to a great show. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Iain M Squid game: the challenge was just plain awful and boring. Wasn't able to watch the full 1st episode of squid game challenge. It was that bad Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Quy An 0 From the first time, I thought it was The Squid Game season 2 but it's just a show. I was disapointed a bit. However, everyone have to watch this. There's no killing, no horror like the film but it can make us more excited, nervous, want to know the final result of this show. Beside that, we can see personalities of the players, everything is real and attractive as the movies. Because the players is real people, everything we feel is also real. I have to watch this again with my friends right now! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Chris G It has its good bits.. i.e the games, but there's a lot of ‘filler'. I found myself fast forwarding to the highlights. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/06/24 Full Review Nathaniel B Solid reality competition show greatly enhanced if you have seen the Squid game series and can enjoy all the references and settings. After several episodes with entertaining twist and dynamics the series unfortunately ended with a disappointing and boring finale. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Nicola Brown, John Hay, Tim Harcourt, Stephen Lambert, Stephen Yemoh, Toni Ireland, Anna Kidd, Louise Peet, Nia Yemoh
      Network
      Netflix
      Rating
      TV-14
      Genre
      Reality
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Nov 22, 2023
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