Throughout 2021, a number of new films and shows have become public discussion on social media and search targets in browsers. Some of the titles are new films that were finally released after being delayed due to the pandemic since 2020. The pandemic has also forced cinemas around the world to close.
Closed cinema conditions forced audiences and studios to switch to streaming services. This has also made a number of shows, both films and series, on streaming services viral.Google has released a series of movies and shows that are most searched for in the world’s major browsers, both globally and only in Indonesia.
Based on data released by Google, there are big differences for search results on a global scale with those in Indonesia.
The following is a list of the 10 most popular and trending films on Google throughout 2021 globally, as of Wednesday (29/12):
Meanwhile, in Indonesia, Google mixes new films with viral spectacles in cyberspace. Squid Game has succeeded in controlling Indonesian netizens throughout 2021. That’s not surprising. As reported by Insight Korea, Squid Game was recorded as the Korean drama with the highest score on the streaming service with a score of 562 points.
That figure came just four days after the series was released on the streaming service Netflix. The trending watch list in Indonesia also notes that Lucky Kuswandi’s film Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens ranks second behind Squid Game.
The film tells the journey of a 17-year-old teenager in search of his biological mother to New York, USA. This film also won the 2021 Citra Cup as the audience’s favorite film. Another title that caught attention was the Korean drama Hometown ChaChaCha which managed to sit in fourth place.
The popularity of this drama is judged to be supported by the viral factor of each episode, as well as the case of Kim Seon-ho’s abortion allegations against his ex which exploded as soon as the last episode of the drama was released. The following is a list of the 10 most popular and trending watching titles in Indonesia throughout 2021 according to Google, as of Wednesday (29/12):
1. Squid Game
2. Ali & Queen Queens
3. Orange and Dusk
4. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
6. Godzilla vs Kong
7. Raya and the Last Dragon