Social media has completely transformed the way we enjoy our favourite TV shows. Instead of waiting hours or even days to discuss the latest episode around the watercooler, we can now share our opinions in real time online.
But which shows are we talking about the most? Which have us jumping for joy and which have us leaping online to vent our frustration?
Explore the tool below to find out which TV shows are generating the most online discussion, as well as how they’re making us feel.
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It’s no surprise to see Game of Thrones come out on top as the most talked about show on TV. Over the course of its run, the show has always kept fans guessing, never letting us know who will live, who will die and who will eventually take the Iron Throne. As the grand finale draws ever closer, take a look at which characters and episodes have generated the most discussion.
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Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale has built up a cult following in its short run on air. The show follows the lives of the people of Gilead, a totalitarian theocratic dictatorship in what used to be the United States of America. In this dystopian future, fertile women are forced to live as Handmaids and bear children for the new ruling elite.
Another fan favourite with a strong cult following, The Walking Dead tells the tale of a world living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. The series follows Rick Grimes and a group of survivors in their quest to stay alive in a dangerous new world. As well as battling hordes of zombies, they also come face to face with other groups of survivors, some more hostile than others.
Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things follows the residents of Hawkins, Indiana, as they deal with the disappearance of the young Will Byers and try to make sense of an increasingly strange world. Described by critics as a love letter to the 80s, the show is full of nostalgic references, earning itself a huge following and quickly becoming one of Netflix’s most successful shows.
Stranger Things introduced us to a number of different couples throughout its first two seasons, both romantic and platonic, and fans were quick to get behind their favourites. While Mike and Eleven generated the most conversation, it was the newfound bromance between Dustin and Steve in season 2 that made fans the happiest!
Peaky Blinders centres on Tommy Shelby, fierce boss of the notorious Peaky Blinders gang. In the aftermath of the First World War, Tommy attempts to consolidate power and work his way to the top of the criminal underworld, no matter the cost.
Data sourced from Twitter, with sentiment analysis used to show the emotional breakdown of each post. Conversation analysed from the 1st of the month in which the first episode of each show aired until 31st January 2019. Data looks at global conversation in the English language.
Please note, this information is purely for entertainment purposes and may not be 100% accurate or definitive.
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