2021 ends and a new edition of the report arrives “The year in searches”, Google’s annual summary that analyzes which were the topics that aroused the greatest interest among Argentines during these twelve months.
Since the technology giant makes public certain data related to its innumerable web queries, one of the most required rankings is that of series, movies and television shows most demanded in the search engine par excellence.
These are the ten most popular productions of another year crossed by the pandemic. The reality show La Voz Argentina heads a list that has two other Telefe programs: MasterChef and Doctor Miracle; and what closes Squats, the Argentine unit that had a historic revival at the hands of Netflix.
1) The Argentine Voice 2021
Marley, along with the coaches of La Voz Argentina, during the semifinals live, on Telefe. Photo Press Telefe.
The third edition of the Telefe talent show that seeks the best voice in the country came to replace the pandemic phenomenon MasterChef Celebrity. While it didn’t achieve the astronomical ratings numbers that the celebrity cooking reality show did, was the most watched of prime time and was installed as a network phenomenon.
As in its previous editions, the cycle that Marley led and that had Lali Espósito as jurors, Soledad Pastorutti, Ricardo Montaner and their children Ricky and Mau, he made the most of the life stories of the participants.
Such was the case with Francisco Benitez, the young man who suffers from stuttering and who won the singing contest. That end of Monday, September 6 had an average of 24 rating points, the third best brand of the year.
2) The Squid Game
The Squid Game: Netflix’s South Korean series was all the rage around the world.
The South Korean fiction that Netflix premiered in mid-September is undoubtedly the audiovisual boom of the year in terms of series.
Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the story centers on a macabre contest in which 456 players, all from different walks of life but deeply in debt, play a series of children’s games to win the jackpot of 38 million. of dollars. The fine print? The eliminated die.
Squid Game became Netflix’s most-watched series, with more than 142 million viewers around the world -beating Bridgerton-. Even today the sinister is heard “We will play, move green light”, the song that in the series foreshadowed murders at close range and that here became an electoral campaign jingle.
3) MasterChef Celebrity
The final of the second edition of MasterChef Celebrity was the most watched of 2021.
No one can deny that gastronomic reality in its local version with celebrities was the on-air television phenomenon during the pandemic. With historical rating numbers, typical of times prior to the streaming, the third season that is currently in development – already without strict quarantines or restrictions due to Covid-19 – is the least seen of all.
Telefe bet at the end of 2020 for the first edition, which dedicated to Claudia Villafañe in January of this year, a final that averaged 26.9 points and was only surpassed by the end of the second season, in which the former Teen Angel prevailed Gaston dalmau.
Heads-up against Georgina Barbarossa had an average of 27.3 points and peaks that exceeded 30, the best audience brand of the year on open TV.
“Eternals” entered the “top five” of Google.
Despite the bad reviews and not having the box office success of other tanks of Marvel, the new superheroes of the cinematographic universe of comics -currently on the bill- was the fourth most searched audiovisual production in Google Argentina.
It is likely that the curiosity to meet the new characters and understand the original plot have triggered the searches for the film directed by Chloé Zhao – winner of the Oscar for Nomadland– and starring Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden and Gemma Chan.
It seems difficult for Eternals may catch up with the popularity of Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the Avengers. But it is clear that woke up the intrigue of many.
5) Doctor Miracle
Doctor Milagro, the Turkish series of the year.
The Turkish novel of 2021 stood out among the most watched of the tv open from April to November. The story of Ali Vefa (Taner Ölmez), a young man with an autism spectrum disorder and Savant syndrome who becomes a genius in pediatric surgery, conquered the Argentines from the start.
The medical drama is an adaptation of the South Korean The good doctor, which also inspired the American The Good Doctor, with Freddie Highmore. By always staying around 17 points, the channel decided to broadcast the second and final season in a row, which after postponing its recordings due to the coronavirus had finished recording this year in Turkey.
Phoebe Dynevor and Rege-Jean Page, stars of “Bridgerton” (Liam Daniel / Netflix via AP).
Waiting for the second season, still without a release date, Netflix’s vintage soap opera hit hard earlier this year. Is that the series produced by Shonda rhimes -creator of Grey’s Anatomy– debuted on Christmas 2020 and garnered 82 million viewers in the first four weeks of availability.
The first installment told the passionate love story between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). The second, instead, focuses on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), Daphne’s brother, and his search for a lifelong partner.
7) Cobra Kai
“Cobra Kai”, one of the audiovisual surprises of the pandemic.
Another series that exploded in the hardest moments of the coronavirus. Far from the rage for the first two seasons, the fictional sequel to Karate Kid premiered its third season in January of this year. AND On December 31, it launches its fourth season. Hence, it remains on the radar of interest of the Argentines.
Thirty-four years after the film, the YouTube original series – later bought by Netflix – tells the story of Johnny Lawrence (William zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph macchio), two grown men who face their demons of the past and solve the frustrations of the present in the only way they know how to do it, through karate.
8) Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson in “Black Widow”. Disney photo via AP
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) a second production is scored in this ranking of the most searched in Google. The film by Russian agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), a member of the Avengers, broke the box office when cinemas began to reopen around the world.
What’s more, was one of Disney’s first bets on its new multi-window strategy: premiered in theaters and simultaneously on the Disney + platform with premium paid access (pay per view). The formula worked for the emporium founded by Walt, since the film grossed $ 80 million in the United States in its opening weekend, becoming the best premiere since the beginning of the pandemic.
9) Sky Red
Lali Espósito, protagonist of Sky Rojo
It is clear that the return of Lali Espósito to television has a lot to do with the presence of this Spanish series in the ranking of the most wanted in Argentina.
Despite mixed reviews, this action drama that its creators called latin pulp -and that is among the ten best of Netflix in 2021, according to The New York Times– It remained for several weeks as the most viewed on the platform.
The fiction of Álex Pina -the brain behind The Money Heist– tells the story of three prostitutes (besides Lali, Verónica Sánchez and Yany Prado) who decide to escape from a brothel after fighting with their pimp. Rated by fans as addictive and adrenaline pumping, Sky Rojo premiered its first two seasons in March and July this year, and will have a third in 2022.
Okupas was re-released on Netflix and was the platform’s most watched for weeks.
21 years after its premiere, the Ideas del Sur unit landed on Netflix and she fell in love again with those who saw her on the old Channel 7, to those who had seen single scenes in a replay on YouTube; and to those who had never seen it.
With remastered images and a new soundtrack that incorporated songs by Santiago Motorizado, the series created and directed by Bruno Stagnaro led the top ten of the most viewed of the platform for several weeks.
An indication that the history of Ricardo (Rodrigo De la Serna), Walter (Ariel Staltari), El Pollo (Diego Alonso) and El Chiqui (Franco Tirri) He aged well, marked a whole generation and portrayed an era that is still current in our country, with a very Argentine imprint.
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