Squid Game season 2 is a assure, on condition that the Korean Netflix sequence has grow to be a world phenomenon, and is on its solution to be the most-watched present within the service’s historical past.
But when season 2 does arrive, I might make the case that Netflix ought to lastly take into account making an exception for its launch mannequin. In quick, make Squid Game season 2 a weekly launch, not a binge.
I do know, I do know, Squid Game season 1 has clearly finished simply tremendous with out it. And Netflix has been violently against this mannequin, whereas its opponents haven’t, as just about everybody however Netflix does weekly releases lately, whereas they stand alone.
But even Netflix makes exceptions on the subject of actuality competition-style reveals, airing them both weekly or just a few episodes at a time each week, saving the finale to air by itself.
Why? Because in these circumstances, you don’t need individuals to know who wins on day one among launch and…oh, properly, possibly you may see the place I’m going with this.
Squid Game could also be a drama, however when season 2 inevitably brings us a brand new recreation, it is going to be fictional competitors sequence the place every participant being eradicated might be an enormous “second” and the final word winner a secret (even when season 1’s winner was considerably apparent).
Squid Game season 1 had 9 episodes, and 6 video games performed whole, that means most episodes contained a recreation and plenty of deaths and divulges about who received or survived.
Doing a weekly launch mannequin would imply that on the finish of virtually each episode, everybody can be buzzing in regards to the final recreation, not the present basically. I suppose on this case Squid Game has confirmed so fashionable that it has overridden a necessity for that. And but I additionally really feel like if there was ever a second to begin experimenting with weekly releases, it could be now. I’ve truly seen Netflix doing this with just a few different international reveals, as per phrases of their licensing offers, and I believe Squid Game season 2 can be much more of an “occasion” on this format, a contest that might grip the complete world for two+ months, even when it’s, you understand, fictional.
I don’t count on Netflix to truly do that, on condition that they actually by no means have earlier than outdoors of offers the place they’ve had to or actuality competitions, however this looks as if precisely the sort of sequence a weekly launch mannequin was made for. Imagine the day after the marble episode aired, for example, and what that dialog would have been like.
In any case, we’re nonetheless ready about any information for season 2 of Squid Game in any respect, however it’s probably not even a query at this level. We simply must know when it’s coming, and what kind it should take. Stay tuned.
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