In the latest great internet debate, fans of the highly successful series “Squid Game” are arguing on whether listening to its English dub is worse than reading subtitles.
“Laughably bad”: Several fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions, with the majority of them agreeing that the English dub turns the thrilling drama into something like a comedy.
- Twitter user @KonekoKittenYT wrote, “It’s funny how the quality of a show improves near immediately when turning on subtitles for the original language. Squid game was laughably bad in english until turning on korean with subtitles.”
It’s funny how the quality of a show improves near immediately when turning on subtitles for the original language. Squid game was laughably bad in english until turning on korean with subtitles. Now it’s banger
— Kitten✨ (@KonekoKittenYT) September 29, 2021
- In a similar vein, @TearofGrace wrote: “Squid Game 10/10. If you want to cry: Use subtitles. If you want to laugh but still cry: Watch the dub”
Squid Game 10/10
If you want to cry: Use subtitles
If you want to laugh but still cry: Watch the dub
— Brett Tear (@TearofGrace) September 26, 2021
- Another fan, @jonlovett, realized that several viewers might be unaware that they are watching the English-dubbed version.
Hello. It has come to my attention that many of you are watching the dubbed version of Squid Game instead of watching with subtitles.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 29, 2021
- Other fans mocked “Squid Game” viewers that didn’t use English subtitles, claiming them to be “the weakest link,” “lazy” and “the first to be eliminated.”
if you watched squid game in english dub you are the weakest link
— rin (@RYVJINSIE) September 27, 2021
mfs who watch squid games in dub are the first to be eliminated
— moonlover🌙 (@peachmesweettea) September 28, 2021
Not my mom watching squid game in English DUB someone plz pic.twitter.com/KIcZ64yaAH
— Nana⁷ ♏︎🍓🍰 (@slutforvegeta) September 28, 2021
saw a tweet that was like “squid game is good once you get over the awful dub” 💀💀 that’s what the subtitles are for i— skfjsjdjd
— iana murray (@ianamurray) September 28, 2021
feel like ppl who watched squid game in eng dub bc they were just too lazy to read subtitles shouldnt speak on the show idk
— tori ?! (@MagnetosGf) September 27, 2021
Watch Squid Game in English dub. Not because it’s easy but because you have no self respect.
— jaayy (@Jaayy) September 26, 2021
People watching squid game in dub pic.twitter.com/EESUEL1qKq
— wenzinators unite! (@SOAKlTUP) September 29, 2021
ya’ll pray for my parents
nothing is wrong w them they just watched squid game with the english dub
— noelle (@noteabii) September 29, 2021
Squid Game is reviving the (absolutely pathetic) sub vs dub “war” in an audience that isn’t purely weebs and I think it’s really funny. pic.twitter.com/LAeRAVqFu1
— Glaze (@Glazelfy) September 30, 2021
Multitasking: In a sea of dub-hating tweets, some fans have shared their love for the dubbed version and their reasons behind watching it.
- As someone with ADHD, @widowstelepaths opts for the version without subtitles.
im watching squid game and the dub is kinda bad but i cannot watch sub bc my adhd will not let me and im suffering pic.twitter.com/SbgUr8L0IW
— phoebe !!! (@widowstelepaths) September 30, 2021
- Some users, such as @iisjoh, considers reading nine hours of subtitles “intimidating.”
realising im gonna have to watch 9 hours of subtitles is intimidating me maybe ill watch squid game dub
— booger (@iisjoh) September 21, 2021
- Then there are the fans who want to multitask, like @tranganhdong.
me watching squidgame with the english dub so I can multitask watching and doing work at the same time pic.twitter.com/aJl1bg8KmY
— Trang Dong (@tranganhdong) September 30, 2021
- And finally, there are a rare few who are genuinely impressed by the English dub — unless they’re being sarcastic, that is.
yo the english dub for the k-drama Squid Game is out of this world?? it’s been so long since I’ve heard a good dub that actually matched the characters, & it’s live action no less!! & this is coming from someone who normally only watches subs cuz imo most dubs are awful nowadays
— Nyuchu☆にゅちゅ (@nyuchus) September 25, 2021
honestly i’m still impressed at how good the english dub for squid game is
— kernöl gauner // ver (@youreatheparty) September 26, 2021
Squid game is the one show you can actually watch in dub well. It’s done so well
— Zi Manic ❤️🔥 (@unexplained94) September 29, 2021
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