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NEWS: Netflix Partners With TBS to Release 3 New Shows Worldwide

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:51 am Reply with quote
I wonder if the live-action Japan sinks will be better than the anime. I sure hope so
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:24 am Reply with quote
It seems that Disney+ is also partnering with TBS by distributing TOKYO MER - Running Emergency Room, kind of weird seeing both of them working with TBS.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:15 pm Reply with quote
They're probably doing this because the hottest show on Netflix right now is the Korean series Squid Game

"Netflix's 'Squid Game' is a sensation. Here's why it's so popular. The show is a hot topic on social media, where the hashtag "#SquidGame" on TikTok has been viewed more than 22.8 billion times."

"Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ Is the Dystopian Hit No One Wanted—Until Everyone Did. The South Korean survival drama that for a decade was dismissed as grotesque and unrealistic is on track to become Netflix’s most-watched show."

"Squid Game" is more than just a runaway hit for Netflix — it's also the internet's favorite show.

Released Sept. 17, the nine-episode Korean thriller is poised to become Netflix's biggest "non-English-language show in the world," said Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos.

"It's only been out for nine days, and it's a very good chance it's going to be our biggest show ever," Sarandos said last month.

Flix Patrol, a website that tracks streaming statistics for the top platforms in the world, reported that "Squid Game" is the No. 1 show in dozens of countries, including the U.S., the United Kingdom and South Korea.

Another reason "Squid Game" has become such a worldwide phenomenon is its accessibility. The show is filmed in Korean, but Netflix offers subtitles in 37 languages and dubs in 34 languages, allowing those who would rather not read subtitles to enjoy it, too.

The viral nature of "Squid Game" has led the internet to do what it does with every social media trend: make memes out of it.

"You've got young tweens and teens watching this in [the video games] Roblox and Minecraft, and you've got millennials who are watching it at home and Gen Xers who are hearing about it, and they want to watch it," Alexander said. "If they say [hypothetically] 80 million households watch it in the first 28 days, that's pretty accurate."

So of course they're going to mine more shows out of the Far East Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:56 pm Reply with quote
IWGP J-drama for streaming when?
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