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Physical: 100 Season 1 Review – a real squid game

January 24, 2023

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We review the Korean Netflix reality series Physical: 100 Season 1, which contains no significant spoilers on the winner or the eliminations.

Physical: 100 is the first Korean reality survival series on netflix, so reality TV fans, get ready as this series pits contestants against each other in a competition to show off their physical prowess and dexterity. One hundred competitors, in peak physical condition, compete in a series of grueling challenges to claim the honor, and the well-proportioned cash reward, of the standing family name. With 3 hundred million won at stake, these contestants will put their bodies under extreme pressure for this life-changing money.

Physics: 100 Season 1 Review and Reality Contest Premise

At first, this series made me think of ninja warrior meets squid game. There are a total of 10 episodes, each with a runtime of up to 60 minutes each, making this the intense Saturday night watch while you’re having your tea judging those people who are at their peak during that we, the audience, nibble on and probably couldn’t complete a challenge successfully.

This series doesn’t just feature the average well-rounded Joe, it features celebrities from the Netflix Korean dating series Bachelor’s Hell, a K-Pop dancer, Youtubers, rappers, MMA champions, judo masters and Olympic gold medalists. Then there are the models, body builders and farmers; a wide range of characters for the audience.

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Like the ever-popular Squid Game series, this series has the mantra, fight to survive, but luckily no one actually dies on this show. It’s about testing your physical and mental strength and pushing you and your body to its limits. The challenges are intense and even include real fights. The production and design team created some fantastic arenas/spaces and deserve credit for it. The first challenge is to hold on to metal bars until one remains; while suspended above the water, so you will fall into something safely. It sounds a lot more painful than you think and a lot of competitors were shocked at how early they fell.

The opening episode begins with sculpted bodies and contestants running through them – they have to find their own. In a future challenge, when a contest loses, they must break their bust. It’s a little degrading but it’s very dramatic. It’s very serious compared to similar series, there’s no cheesy host or comedic voice-over, or live audience to cheer on the contestants. It’s all about the competitors and the challenge.

Although it’s a clear competition, there’s still huge team morale around the competitors as they watch and cheer each other on. It’s really nice to see. It’s not bitchy or manipulated, but each candidate has respect for the other. You can tell they admire and understand what it takes to get here, and that has a positive influence on the viewer.

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Physics: is 100 good?

Yes – I think if you like reality TV shows and fitness, this series will entertain and impress you. It’s an easy watch, which I can see having more seasons, because there will always be competitors who train to be in the physique: 100. As each episode has a new challenge, I was hooked to watch to see what happens next and who ends up winning.

What did you think of the Korean Netflix reality series Physical: 100 Season 1? Comments below.

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