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October 21, 2021 at 10:40 pm #1204531573
Even if the US numbers favor Bridgerton or Succession for viewership, which I doubt, it won’t matter to the zeitgeist. The public’s perception is that this show is the most viewed show in the history of streaming…no one’s asking for the US #’s, I didn’t even wonder about it until you brought it up. Why haven’t we thought about it? Because unless you’re literally living inside a cave, none of us can dispute that the fervor for SG isn’t anything we’ve ever seen before…the closest comp might actually be a movie, Avengers Endgame. Nearly every news station has done segments on it, celebrities are talking about it, your co-workers near the water coolers are talking about it, TikTok mentions are literally in the tens of billions, heck it’s even infested elementary schools as well, and it’s not Halloween yet…it’s everywhere.October 21, 2021 at 7:49 pm #1204531394
This is for their second week eligible (their first week captures that – I believe they were 11th after a few days). I would imagine week 3 was too. My point here is to monitor it (they’re no longer number one, so I would imagine one more week gives the full peak). It’s quite likely from a US perspective this is maybe equivalent to Bridgerton which on balance is not a terrible comparison Emmy wise (early cycle release, cast generally unknown to the US votership) who ultimately got a single acting nom and a drama nom in a relatively weak year.
What I’d like to see are the next 2 or 3 weeks side-by-side, Bridgerton vs. Squid Game. Until then, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.October 21, 2021 at 5:08 pm #1204531232
Just some context on Squid Game. US metrics for week one report 1.91 billion minutes by Nielsen Obviously that sounds like a lot but for context that’s not been unheard of, ie Bridgerton was significantly more. So definitely a huge global hit and very solid here but not nearly as big a US one as online hype might suggest.
That only accounts for total viewership in its first week of release. Doesn’t encapsulate the entire impact of Squid Game as the buzz only snowballed after the first week. Keep in mind, for the first days hardly anyone knew about Squid Game, it took 4-5 days for it to reach #1 in the US with zero marketing and strictly word-of-mouth.October 16, 2021 at 11:32 pm #1204522441
According to Variety, the impact of Squid Game:
October 8, 2021 at 10:23 am #1204509217
- Netflix projects SG to generate nearly $900 million in value according to leaked data.
- >40x multiplier on $21.4 million budget
- 132 million households viewed Squid Game in its first 23 days (Bridgerton, 2nd with 82 million in its first 28 days).
- Of those, 89% viewed at least 75 mins and 66% completed the series within the 23 days.
I love the show, but don’t understand all the praise for the performances. I don’t think they are good at all
Not sure how you watched it, but performances are more truly reflected in the original Korean with english subs. The only acting I had issues with were the American VIPs.
Park Hae-soo should be nominated for me
Absolute yes. He delivered a haunting performance especially with the Shakespearean-like evolution of his character. Despite his immoral actions and decisions, I don’t think he was evil, but rather I feel he represented the dark side of us all. And the speech he delivered to #69 in ep 7 (time stamp: 8:24) pretty much confirmed to me why he should be up for serious consideration.October 7, 2021 at 7:06 am #1204507016
Initially felt episode 2 was a snoozer, but on the second rewatch, that along with ep 6 became the signature of the whole series. To allow the characters to return to their world was an unexpected turn, but necessary because then we see the dire situations of these characters trying to survive outside of the game juxtaposing their traumatic experience in episode 1, and to choose to go back made the title of the episode “Hell” so fitting. It’s why we see the comparisons made to Parasite when it comes to its critique on capitalism. Ingenious writing.September 28, 2021 at 1:15 pm #1204490963
Squid Game may become Netflix’s biggest show ever, Netflix co-CEO saysJanuary 31, 2021 at 3:05 pm #1204011244
The White Stripes
EminemDecember 5, 2020 at 8:49 am #1203895959
Has to be Nirvana
Most of Bowie’s best was pre-1985October 12, 2020 at 12:16 pm #1203773222
I can’t get over Pacino’s Glengarry Glen Ross – simply one of his best roles ever.October 6, 2020 at 1:44 pm #1203764033
“Most beginners want to learn lead because they think it’s cool .. consequently, they never really develop good rhythm skills .. since most of a rock guitarists time is spent playing rhythm, it’s important to learn to do it well .. learning lead should come after you can play solid backup and have the sound of the chords in your head.”
Thank you Eddie!October 6, 2020 at 1:42 pm #1203764029
“I’m not a rock star. Sure I am, to a certain extent because of the situation, but when kids ask me how it feels to be a rock star, I say leave me alone, I’m not a rock star. I’m not in it for the fame, I’m in it because I like to play.”September 20, 2020 at 10:16 pm #1203724402
As a big fan of SCTV growing up in Canada I’m extra proud!September 17, 2020 at 8:59 am #1203712610
Which is all good and well except for the fact that there is no pop committee. The pop field is a straight vote where you get just get every voter to voter for their favorite songs. Because there isn’t a committee, there won’t be any nominees placed there for a political reason. Unless all the pop voters had that exact same thought process, they won’t be nominated on the basis of what you just said. If they get nominated it will be because voters liked the song and thought BTS should get nominated.
Everything you said is correct, the only thing is I never said there was a Pop Committee nor did I imply that. Re-read what I wrote. The Recording Academy EXECUTIVE committee, the same committee that fired its CEO last year, and has a hand in picking the voters as well as creating and changing policies much like there is a committee for the Oscars and other major awards. That’s all on paper but are we to actually believe that they are completely impartial and simply sit around and allow voters to vote? If there’s even a slightest semblance of what Dugan said was true, then they definitely have the means to influence the outcome of any category and that is very troubling. Whatever it may be, all I wanted to point out was that the image of the Grammys is on the hot seat right now. They invited BTS to perform last year and they presented an award the year before…they were featured and interviewed by the Grammy Museum and are written and tweeted frequently…all signs that they are more friendly than foe to BTS. Now it’ll be interesting to see if they’ll sit pat or go so far as to “encourage their constituents”.September 17, 2020 at 7:03 am #1203712333
I promise you no one cares.
You’re missing the point. Whether you or others care or not is irrelevant. We all know about them and the success of that song and how almost half of the discussions on this forum is about them. They’re the elephant in the room when it comes to the BPDGP vote. More significantly, even compared to One Direction or other boybands, they’re bigger and they’re of color. It’s why the Recording Academy’s executive committee understands that in the midst of the whole Deborah Dugan & diversity controversy last year as well as steps taken by The Oscars they can’t continue with the status quo. If BTS is excluded for nominations this year, it could potentially damage the reputation of the Grammys, perpetuate its image as xenophobic, and the backlash by the establishment, which is in love with BTS will be harsh. That’s the leverage that BTS holds.Not now