How To Make A Great Pilot — Squid Game


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How To Make A Great Pilot — Squid Game



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Squid Game’s pilot did something fascinating with its protagonist. How did it get away with making him a total loser at the start? How is it possible to root for a protagonist if they’re unlikeable? And is likeability even necessary at all?

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  1. i really think it largely worked because the pilot episode was actually a clever bait and switch. from a plot and production stand point it works for netflix because its considerably a low budget take on what i call the “Liar Game” subgenre thats recently emerged. Liar Game is a manga i read when it was still new that many of these “deceive others for a prize” seem to draw heavy from but with less and less of the “complexity” required to succeed at the game. this is quite simply the “easiest to digest” of all the shows or movies ive seen recently with a great idea of death by red light greenlight in the first episode hitting a nostalgic bone with a possibly futuristic twist. the rest of the series is a few different cliches common to asian television but it was released and meme-able from episode to episode tbh which gave it a game of thrones like presence. it was clever but it really is not that mind blowing from character to concept. the pilot made us want more and we kind of got it every so often but not really imo..

  2. Would love to see your take on Spider-Man: No Way Home…. I feel like Jon watts literally saw your "how to make spider-man boring" video and fixed every single flaw u told. He just made the most Genius Spider-Man movie ever!!!

  3. For the love of god please stop trying incorporate your sponsors as a natural part of the topic in your videos. We know what they are, and it comes off as deceitful and disingenuous to segue like that. You might benefit from having a clear border, this is my video, this is who's paying me. We'll all still be happy to watch.

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