When Stranger Things season three premiered on Netflix, viewers were treated to a new wrinkle in the saga of Hawkins National Laboratory. In the episode, “The Lost Sisterhood”, three children are taken into custody by the government after they are found playing a game called Squid. In squid game, players use online tools to track and follow their opponents’ movements in order to gain an advantage. Netflix has not been coy about why they chose this as the focus of their latest episode: it is a clear reference to the current administration’s efforts to monitor and surveil its citizens. This storyline has quickly drawn comparisons to the NSA spying revelations that have been making headlines over the past few months. Questions have arisen about how appropriate it is for a children’s show to explore these issues, and whether or not it is appropriate for Netflix to be promoting government surveillance in such a overt way. While some viewers may find this story line outright chilling, others may find it an intriguing way to explore social issues in a fun and engaging way. What do you think?
What is Squid Game?
Netflix’s new show Squid Game has quickly become one of the most talked about shows on the platform. The show follows three friends – Nick, Aaron, and Josh – as they enter the world of online gaming.
The trio quickly finds themselves in over their heads, as they are pitted against one another in a series of increasingly difficult games. Each episode sees one of the friends fall further and further behind, until finally they have to face the ultimate challenge: a final game that could mean the difference between winning and losing everything.
It’s not an easy journey for anyone involved, with each player facing their own demons along the way. But in the end, it’s those close to us that we always need to be careful about hurting – even when we’re playing games.
The squid game is an intense annual contest between three boats in which a total of 1,500 pounds of squids are caught
The squid game is an annual contest between three boats in which a total of 1,500 pounds of squids are caught. The three boats that participate in the squid game are the Giglio, the Calafia , and the Nantucket. The squid game begins with each boat fishing off different points of the coast of Massachusetts. At specific times, the captains on each boat will signal to their crews when they have caught enough squids to start cooking them.
Once all three boats have caught enough squids, they head towards Cape Cod to compete in a cook-off. During this cook-off, the captains on each boat will cook as many squids as possible until there is only one left. The captain of the Giglio is typically the best at cooking squids and has won the squid game multiple times.
This year’s squid game was broadcast on Jan. 12 and 13 and received widespread attention online
This year’s squid game was broadcast on Jan. 12 and 13 and received widespread attention online. The three contestants who were treated during the show were identified as Valerio Palladino, Michele Zannini, and Stefano Venditti. Palladino was taken to the hospital after getting a cut on his hand while Venditti had an allergic reaction to squid ink that caused hives all over his body. Zannini was diagnosed with hypothermia after spending hours in the cold water.
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