2021 was another year where a lot of us spent most of our time at home. Working and entertaining oneself from the comfort of our own houses has become the norm and as such Netflix viewership continued to skyrocket.
Netflix in Kenya saw a host of new movies enter the platform. From the Oscar-winning Italian masterpiece Roma to another classic Martin Scorsese mob film The Irishman viewers were spoilt for choice.
Choosing what to watch on Netflix is often an extremely difficult task just because of the sheer volume of content on the platform. There were however a handful of movies and television series that just everyone around the country had to watch.
Let’s take a look at the most-watched titles in Kenya in 2021
Squid Game (2021)
Written by Korean mastermind Hwang Dong-Hyuk Squid Game was a worldwide phenomenon on Netflix with over 142 million viewers worldwide. The view count in Kenya was well into the 200 000’s and as such was one of the most popular titles of the year.
Netflix has decided to capitalise on the show’s enormous popularity and has already given the green light for season 2 to air when it has been created.
The Squid Game universe is just starting to be sure to stay tuned in for its next installment.
Continuing with the theme of Korean entertainment Parasite was another global hit in terms of worldwide popularity and viewership. It came to Netflix in Kenya in 2021 and many viewers simply needed to see what the hype was about.
Parasite was the first foreign film to win the Oscar for best picture in 2019 and rightly so as director Bong Joon-Ho paints a dark comedic picture of class struggles in Korea.
The message of the movie was applicable worldwide and nonetheless so in Kenya, where the movie was one of the most-watched on Netflix in 2021.
Army of Thieves (2019)
If there is one thing that every film enjoyer loves to watch once in a while it’s a good zombie movie, and that’s exactly what Army of Thieves provides. Although Army of Thieves has an interesting story and cannot purely be described as a zombie movie.
A prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead this movie follows a mysterious main character recruit a heist crew to break into some of the hardest to unlock safes across Europe. How does this tie into the zombie theme? You’ll just have to find out for yourself – it’s part of the mystery!
This movie came to Kenya in 2021 and occupied the number one spot for the most-watched movie for the whole of the 44th week of the year. It was as popular as play live casino is every week of the year.
Now that we’ve looked at some of the titles that viewers in Kenya just couldn’t resist, let’s look at what’s coming to Netflix in Kenya in 2022. Some of the most exciting shows confirmed include Agent King, Archive 81, and Assassins Creed.