Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Alice In Borderland

Alice In Borderland


Genre: Action, Thriller, Sci-fi, Mature
Origin: Japan
Episodes: 8
Air-date: Dec 10, 2020
Starring: Yamazaki Kento as Arisu Ryohei / Alice, Tsuchiya Tao as Usagi Yuzuha / Rabbit

Alice—a listless, jobless and video-game-obsessed young man—suddenly finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive. In this strange world, Alice meets Usagi, a young woman who’s navigating the games alone. After a dangerous game which tests Alice’s limits, the two set out together to unravel one mystery after another as they risk their lives and confront what it means to live.

NETFLIX

Two times for the month??? Two times?? Another JDRAMA that I actually like again? Shooketh.. Now this has been on my watchlist for so long and since I didn’t feel like reading I decided that I would just watch something on my watchlist while I wait on Henri to knock my power out. Once again, pleasantly surprised with this one.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started this a while back, but it’s basically a live action game set in a dystopian world on crack and we stan! I wasn’t aware that this was adapted from a manga, but I thought it was done well. If there’s one thing we can count on with a Netflix original it is the production and budget that goes into it. I won’t speak too much on the story because I feel like it will spoil too much, but the games are the biggest selling point here!

The acting was pretty solid for the most part and I loved how compelling the back stories were for each of the characters. Without a doubt Usagi was my girl.. #SorryNotSorry.. I really enjoyed the concept of each person having a counterpart that aligned with the original tale of Alice In Wonderland. I also enjoyed that we got the backstories for the villains that didn’t necessarliy dimish their character arcs.

Of course there’s a lot of gore in this one so if that’s not your style then you should probably skip it. I will say I enjoyed this as much as I did Sweet Home (except Sweet Home was more of a character show and I liked that a bit better) and I am excited for Season Two.


Story: 9/10
Acting: 8/10
Music: N/A
Rewatch Value: 7.5/10
Overall: 8.5/10

Fave Song:  N/A

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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