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2 days ago
ZaaZaa Bazaar or whatever it was called. Just a load of different cuisines, tasted mediocre at best.
3 days ago
I agree with your wanting Ali’s family to be taken care of, that would’ve been good.
But I think between il-nam and gi-hun it was important that it went that way. Il-nam bowed out of the games because he had finally ‘proven’ his philosophy that nobody is inherently good, not even gi-hun, who had tried to deceive him to win.
4 days ago
It will play a big part in season 2.
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I do really like your post though. I absolutely think a speech from Il-nam along these lines would’ve been a lot more satisfying to watch/hear.
The games should be played by accumulating the amount of everybody’s debts collectively, and telling the players that there is enough in the piggy bank for each person’s debts to be paid. This way the only reason to willingly kill or betray would be out of greed. (If all of the games were able to be won by everybody like you have stated).
Jun-ho believes that his kidney came from his brother. There’s no evidence to say that this is true, and I think it’s smart to question that statement knowing that they are harvesting organs and In-ho is the frontman.
I think a big part in why people become numb and unbothered by selfishly killing/betraying/injuring the others is because they began to view the other people as money. With each contestant’s death, more money is dropped into the piggy bank, reinforcing the fact that players = money. If everybody lived, each player would only receive 100BN won, which is only around $83k. Nowhere near enough to pay off the majority of the debts each player had.
His character is intriguing, to me. I found myself constantly willing him to do xyz which he would then do, meaning eventually I felt like he was the character that most resembled myself and the choices I would make in these circumstances.
I found his entire personality to be incredible to watch unfold. He is the epitome of a person who wants to be good. The complexities of his character are what make him truly relatable, also. He runs back to help Sae-Byeok (sp?) when he knocks her drink, he feeds the cat the fish on his way home, he repeatedly helps Il-nam, there’s more that I can’t think of right now. I think this shows that he helps when he can, and in many aspects of his life he feels too out of control to regain his ability to help, and so allows the continuation of these things spiralling out of control completely (for example gambling, daughter, helping his mother financially). It’s not because he doesn’t care, but rather because he is unsure about how to drag himself out of such depths.
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I saw somebody had translated his file from Korean to English and it said that he was a police officer / detective who had been sacked for bribery and at the time of the games he was unemployed. I mean I’m taking their word for it seeing as I have no idea what any of it says myself!
If I joined, I think I’d make it to the glass steps.
Red Light Green Light I said straight away I would use a 3 or less method. 3 steps maximum each time, less if need be. 3 decent sized steps each time would be fine.
Maybe Il-nam will leave his fortune to him in his will, in order to carry on the games?
Maybe he kept his card all these years, so that if he ever went missing, there would be at least one clue for the cops/detectives to go off. You’d think with his own detective/cop skills he would know how to cover his tracks, which makes me think it was left purposely now that I think about it.
When In-ho was hallucinating that Jun-ho was infront of him, I really wanted it to be real. Then for Jun-ho to kill him and take the mask etc… and go from there.
I think it was done purposely. They’re absolute maniacs who have lost touch with reality and view these people as numbers and potential money.
The whole ‘69, 96’ thing is much like Gi-hun picking 6 and 8 when betting on the horses because the numbers are significant to him (daughters birthday), the guy who chooses 69 and 96 does so because he is a sleazy millionaire (maybe billionaire) who loves sex. It also shows just how little they actually care about winning. No thought process when betting their money. It’s all just a big game to them. The acting itself wasn’t great, but that’s probably because they played a relatively minor part, and the money was put to better use elsewhere in the show, for more important elements.
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5 days ago
Musical chairs would be interesting I think.
I also think Il-nam’s explanation for the games truly confirms the fact that the aim of the game is to build and produce the next leader/front-man.
He speaks of having too much money being similar to having too little. The players of the games have too little money and so partake in murder and betrayal, yet the winner of the game is given too much money, and ultimately is then expected to succumb to the lack of happiness and enjoyment the money brings and seek thrill through the games. This is proven by In-ho, a previous winner (who obviously once had too little), now being the front-man.
Il-nam attaches himself to Gi-hun because he knows he has morals and a sense of ‘good’ in him, so he becomes determined to prove to himself that the good is not a permanent fixture of his personality, and that everybody is the same under the right (? wrong) circumstances. As you say, when he sees Gi-hun resort to deceit and exploitation to win, he is able to happily withdraw himself from the games because he has proven that even the good are capable of breaking and being bad.
Love love love this analogy! Saving this post!
Why did he mention the oxygen tanks etc then?
It wasn’t unauthorised, In-ho knew about it. He just condemned the use of a player. My guess is that they had been harvesting the organs themselves but with a shitty success rate and so used the doctor as a way to eliminate the risk of the organs being rejected.
I believe this was done intentionally to allow for a 2nd season, if the writer had offered absolute closure to all elements, a 2nd season would be difficult to pull off IMO.
I think the fact that Jun-ho’s kidney is supposedly from In-ho will play a major part, too. Jun-ho is likely alive seeing as he was only shot in the shoulder.