Netflix's latest South Korean show is sure to be its next big hit. But unlike its other shows, Physical: 100 is a reality show that tests the strength of its players. Because of its theme, many can't help but compare Physical: 100 with another hit Netflix show, Squid Game.
So is Physical: 100 a spin-off show of Squid Game? Let's discuss what Physical: 100 is first.
What Is Physical: 100 Show About?
Physical: 100 is a South Korean reality show that challenges 100 contestants to push their physical strength to the limit. And in the end, there will be one winner who will take home 300,000,000 won (around $250,000).
Its nature alone is enough reason for viewers to assume it is a Squid Game spin-off. But unlike Squid Game, there isn't a deadly twist for the contenders who fail the challenges.
Who Are the Contenders in Physical: 100?
One of the things that make Physical: 100 interesting is that it doesn't just feature ordinary bodybuilders to battle it out for the money. In fact, the contenders in Physical: 100 are a mix of Youtubers, a K-Pop dancer, and a couple of Single's Inferno 2 contestants, Agent H (also known as Hwang Ji Hun), Kim Jin Young, Cha Hyun Seung.
There are also professional athletes, chefs, a car dealer, and a farmer who's trying their luck in the game.
How Many Episodes Are in Physical: 100?
There are a total of nine episodes in Physical: 100. Unlike other shows on Netflix, all of the Physical: 100 episodes won't be available at once. Instead, two episodes will be released every Tuesday, with the first two episodes getting released on January 24, 2023.
Here is an episode guide for Physical: 100:
- Episode 1: January 24, 2023
- Episode 2: January 24, 2023
- Episode 3: January 31, 2023
- Episode 4: January 31, 2023
- Episode 5: February 7, 2023
- Episode 6: February 7, 2023
- Episode 7: February 14, 2023
- Episode 8: February 14, 2023
- Episode 9: February 21, 2023
Based on this guide, the final episode will air on February 21, 2023.
Is Physical: 100 Like Squid Game?
Although the two have similarities, Physical: 100 is not a Squid Game spin-off show. For starters, there is no deadly consequence for the contestants of Physical: 100. This alone is an enough distinction that makes it different from Squid Game.
Another thing that makes Physical: 100 different from Squid Game is that its contestants are all physically capable to compete in the challenges. Netflix also points out that the challenges in the show pose a real physical and medical risk, but says "claims of serious injury are untrue."
And lastly, most of the contestants in Physical: 100 are attractive.
Still, users on social media can't help but compare the two shows with each other. Some even go as far as saying Physical: 100 is a "real life Squid Game but better."
Other comments comparing the two shows together include:
A tweet read:
"If Squid Game and Ninja Warrior had a son, it would be Physical: 100 on Netflix."
Another tweet reads:
"new series on netflix called Physical 100 is giving me Survival of the fittest, squid game vibes"
And finally, this reminder:
Is There a Trailer for Physical: 100?
Yes, Netflix released the trailer for Physical: 100 in September 2022. You can watch it here:
Have you started watching Physical: 100 already? Who are you rooting for?
Catch new episodes of Physical: 100 on Netflix on January 31, 2023.
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