So Here’s What Happened – September Episode #31

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September Episode

September Episode of So Here’s What Happened! picks up with  LaNeysha and Carolyn discussing and review everything they watched and read during the month. The September episode of the podcast features include Squid Game, Midnight Mass, Yumi’s Cells, and Detention.

Featured series for this episode: Squid Game, Midnight Mass, The Tension, and Yumi’s Cells 

Squid Game is a South Korean survival drama series streaming on Netflix. Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, it stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung. The series centers on a competition in which 456 players, all of them come from different walks of life, but the one thing they have in common is being deep debt. Desperate to win a ginormous cash prize of ₩45.6 billion (equivalent to $38.5 million USD), the contestants must play a series of children’s games with deadly consequences if they lose.

Midnight Mass is an American supernatural horror limited series streaming exclusively on Netflix. The series is created and directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Zach Gilford, Kate Siegel, Hamish Linklater, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli and Henry Thomas. The series is set on an isolated island whose inhabitants experience a series of supernatural events after the arrival of a mysterious and charismatic priest.

Yumi’s Cells is a live action adaptation of the hit Webtoon series of the same name. The series follows Yu-Mi (played by Kim Go-Eun) an ordinary single working woman. On the outside, Yu-Mi is not the best at expressing her feelings. Meanwhile on the inside the cells in Yu-Mi’s brain represent different emotions like love, violence, rationality, good, and bad. These tiny cells in her brain work actively for her. They deal with her emotions and troubles. Through her romantic and work relationships, she grows as a person and finds happiness.

Detention is a Taiwanese supernatural horror drama streaming series, created for Netflix in collaboration with Public Television Service. The series is based on the original  video game of the same name developed by Red Candle Games. The game and series alike takes place during a period of martial law known as the White Terror in Taiwan. Detention intertwines the suffocating political situations under martial law and heart-stopping legends of local deities, revealing a labyrinth of unspeakable oppression.

The featured film on this month’s episode is: Shang-Chi 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Shang-Chi is the sixth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase FourThe film is directed and co-written by Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Awkwafina as Katy Chen, Meng’er Zhang as Xu Xialing, Fala Chen as Ying Li, Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist, Benedict Wong as Wong, Yuen Wah as Guang Bo, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan. The film follows Shang-Chi as he confronts the past  he had left behind when he is drawn into conflict with the mysterious Ten Rings organization.