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Guava Island Tops April Social Wit List


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Donald Glover’s Guava Island on Amazon Prime Video tops the April edition of the Social Wit List, The Wit’s rankings of the top trending new premieres based on social media buzz.

The music-driven film starring Glover and Rihanna generated some 37,000 comments on Twitter and Facebook, according to The Wit, with audiences raving about how #RihannaLooksAmazing and #DonaldIsSoTalented in the #Beautiful and #Emotional story.

In second place on the list is La 2 in Spain’s El silencio de otros, a documentary about the victims and survivors of the Franco regime, which audiences found to be #Heartbreaking as it moved them to #NeverForgetthePast and call for #JusticeForTheVictims.

Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live delivered about 18,000 mentions, with #EgyptologyFans enthused by the #PassionateAndInspiringHost, #GreatTeamOfArcheologists and #ExcitingFindings. Narrowly behind that special is BET’s new drama Games People Play, set in the world of professional sports, with audiences tweeting about the #AmazingCastAndCharacters and offering their #SupportToActressLaurenLondon, whose partner, rapper Nipsey Hussle, was gunned down in Los Angeles in March.

Fifth place entry The Twilight Zone was more polarizing, with some loving the reboot while others were disappointed or #DontWantToPayForCBSAllAccess.

BBC One’s David Attenborough-fronted Climate Change: The Facts generated some 14,000 mentions for being a #Terrifying, #EyeOpening, #SadButNecessaryDocumentary that moved viewers to #ActNow to help protect the environment.

The Hallmark Channel TV movie Bottled with Love had fans commenting on the #RealChemistryBetweenTheMainCharacters. Globo’s new novela Órfãos da Terra (Orphans of the Land) generated about 11,000 mentions for its #HighProductionValues, #GreatSoundtrack and #StrongAndRealisticPlot about Syrian refugees trying to settle into a new life in Brazil.

The Korean reality series Legendary Big Fish is in ninth place with about 10,000 comments as viewers were excited to see their #FavCelebrities demonstrating their fishing skills.

Rounding out the top ten is Netflix’s comedy movie Unicorn Store as the streamer’s subs responded to the #CuteAndRelatableMainCharacter and #InspiringMessage.

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About Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on mdaswani@worldscreen.com.

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