Squid Recreation creators have responded to the criticism hurled in the direction of its spin-off, titled Squid Recreation: The Problem. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Studio Lambert govt producer Tim Harcourt defined why the flak coming the brand new installment’s means that it defeats the anti-capitalistic intent of the unique present. (Additionally Learn: Squid Recreation The Problem first critiques: Gripping, exploitative actuality TV defeats 2021 Okay-Drama’s capitalism critique)
Creator defends the present
When quizzed concerning the criticism directed in the direction of Squid Recreation: The Problem, Tim stated within the interview, “I take problem over the notion that Squid Recreation has only one level. One of many necessary strands was the capitalist critique. Nevertheless it’s additionally a critique of how we’re ingrained from childhood to be extremely aggressive by way of these childhood video games. It’s additionally about how folks behave underneath strain — and that’s what makes actuality reveals fascinating. Even when it’s a man-made or immodest scenario, how do folks behave? It was additionally about camaraderie. Additionally, the drama was about folks warding off their determined circumstances to win an enormous prize.”
He added that whereas the format could have modified with Squid Recreation: The Problem, the intent behind the present stays the identical. “Our present isn’t about folks in want. It’s about folks being offered with a chance. So we flip that on its head. So, sure, there may be one factor (of the unique present) that folks have latched on to that they assume is being not served by a actuality present, however I might say it’s a really small a part of the unique Squid Recreation.”
About Squid Recreation: The Problem
The offshoot of Squid Recreation was lauded for making for some ‘gripping’ actuality TV, however was slammed for its ‘exploitative’ gaze and format. A evaluation by IGN acknowledged, “It’s not possible to fully separate its elaborate units and inexperienced jumpsuits from the world they originated in.”
Th unique Squid Recreation premiered on Netflix in 2021. It grew to become the primary Korean-produced present to win an Emmy. It received within the classes of Excellent Lead Actor in a Drama Collection for Lee Jung-jae, Excellent Directing for a Drama Collection for Hwang Dong-Hyuk, and Excellent Visitor Actress in a Drama Collection for Lee Yoo-mi. Lee additionally grew to become the primary Korean actor to win a Golden Globe Award.