Netflix Philippines 2020 Year in Review - The Year of Many Moods

2020 has been a wild year and it definitely changed the way Filipinos (and the whole world) consumed media. With almost the whole year without cinemas and even some unlikely and unfortunate closures, viewers have certainly tapped into online streaming to get their entertainment fix. So with that, Netflix has just released their 2020 Year in Review for the Philippine Market which they dubbed the study "Year of Many Moods". Take a detailed look below: 
ROMANCE: Filpinos felt all the feelings with the Pinoy film,Through Night and Day, making it the most popular romantic title on Netflix Philippines this year. Our kilig remained strong with sequels, The Kissing Booth 2, The Princess Switch: Switched Again and To All The Boys P.S. I Still Love You. Filipinos stayed up all night thinking about the intense love triangle in Start-Up. Crazy Rich Asians, Once Before, The Hows of Us, It's Okay to Not Be Okay, Alter Me, and Just a Stranger were other popular titles that kept us in love. Romance viewing on Netflix Philippines in 2020 increased by almost 400% compared to 2019. 

DRAMA: Enola’s wit and intellect made Enola Holmes the most popular drama title in the Philippines. The sobering love story of On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets had us rooting for the lead characters, and we also cheered Beth Harmon on her journey to become a chess grandmaster in The Queen’s Gambit. Other popular dramas on Netflix Philippines include Ordinary People, 21 Bridges, How She Let Me, Unforgettable, Cuddle Filipinosather and Lucifer: Season 5. Drama viewing was up more than 150%.  
K-DRAMA: Lee Min-Ho’s long-awaited comeback, The King: Eternal Monarch, reigns supreme as the most popular K-Drama in the Philippines this year. Filipinos slayed zombies through Joseon in Kingdom: Season 2, and learned more about mental health through It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, which was the most enduring title of 2020 on Netflix Philippines by staying in the Top 10 for 103 days. Filipinos were inspired by the passion and determination of Park Sae-Royi in Itaewon Class, and capped the year debating over #TeamJiPyeong or #TeamDoSan in Start-Up. Other popular k-dramas include The World of the Married, Record of Youth, Extracurricular, The School Nurse Files, VIP and Hi Bye, Mama! Compared to 2019, K-drama viewing was up more than 350% in 2020. 

COMEDY: Filipinos found new reasons to smile and laugh thanks to the wacky antics of the boys in Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap, this year’s most popular comedy in the Philippines. Emily and Mindy had us laughing all the way to beautiful Paris with Emily in Paris. Filipinos also laughed out loud with Jowable, Sex Education 2, Holidate and Hubie Halloween. Filipinos topped it with a halo-halo of Pinoy pride and joy with Jo Koy: In His Elements. Comedy viewing almost doubled from 2019. 

HORROR: Asian horror had Filipinos sleeping with the lights as #Alive takes the top spot but other Asian sensations such as Train to Busan, Metamorphosis and The Maid came close. Filipinos even slashed and stabbed our way through gory films like The Babysitter: Killer Queen and The First Purge. The Haunting of Bly Manor proved to be perfectly splendid with horror viewing up more than 150%.  
THRILLER: Our thrillers arrived from all over the world. Filipinos headed to modern and dystopic Spain with Money Heist: Part 4 (the top title in this category) and The Platform, respectively. Over in South Korea, we battled zombies with Ju Ji-Hoon’s Crown Prince in Kingdom: Season 2 and screamed in terror alongside Park Shin-Hye in The Call. American thrillers like Spenser Confidential and Dangerous Lies also had us on the edge of our seats. Thriller viewing more than doubled over 2019.

ACTION: Filipinos loved the adrenaline rush from the most popular action title on Netflix Philippines, Extraction. Filipinos endured the test of time with the immortal crew from The Old Guard, while also enjoying the intense scenes in Anna, The Meg, and Project Power. Filipinos were also excited to see the rise of a new generation of Angels in Charlie’s Angels and the time traveling adventures of The Umbrella Academy (just like Chris). Action viewing was up close to 200%

KIDS & FAMILY: Filipinos soared for the stars, sang alon and rocketed to the moon with Fei-Fei in Over the Moon, propelling it to be the most popular Kids & Family title in the Philippines. Filipinos also enjoyed The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, The Willoughbys, The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, The Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting, Pets United, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey and The Angry Birds Movie 2. With updated Parental Control features that rolled out this year, Netflix became the perfect destination for kids and family entertainment in the Philippines, and the viewing doubled

ANIME: Filipinos learned to withstand storms with Hodaka and Mitsuho in Weathering With You, making it the most popular anime title in the Philippines. Filipinos also felt nostalgic with the return of the anime classic Yu Yu Hakusho — more popularly known as Ghost Fighter. Filipinos battled the Olympian gods in Blood of Zeus, and lived like a cat in A Whisker Away. 

DOCUMENTARY: Filipinos were glued to our screens to uncover the mystery behind the real-life case of American Murder: The Family Next Door, and waved our lightsticks for Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo and Rose in Blackpink: Light Up the Sky. And how can we ever forget the thrill of seeing the G.O.A.T. basketball icon, Michael Jordan, in action in The Last Dance. 

To summarize, here's the 

Most Popular Titles of 2020 on Netflix Philippines by genre: 

  1. Romance: Through Night and Day 
  2. Drama: Enola Holmes 
  3. K-Drama: The King: Eternal Monarch 
  4. Comedy: Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap 
  5. Kids & Family: Over The Moon 
  6. Action: Extraction 
  7. Thriller: Money Heist: Part 4 Horror: #Alive 
  8. Documentary: American Murder: The Family Next Door 
  9. Anime: Weathering With You 

And to cap off the theme of moods, here are the Top Titles Based on Moods (Watched in 2020 and What to Watch in December 2020):
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