(AFP) – Stories inspired by real events or serial killers, based on South Korean entertainment or children’s games: Here’s the main global television trends presented on MIPTV, this week’s annual annual High Mass Audiovisual Event.
Fiction: Original stories and serial killers
– Serial killers and other “cold cases” (unresolved inquiries) are popular with broadcasters, the BBC with “The Pembrokeshire murders” or TF1 with “The Promise”. Many of these stories are based on real events. This is the “Pembrokeshire murders” as well as the “snake” with Tahar Rahim created by the BBC, which has hit Netflix. We are also thinking of “La Track”, a two-part TF1 fiction about Michael Fahrenheit affair, and “Prot” (Spain), inspired by the release of dozens of convicts following a judicial change.
– In the same vein, “Red Ripper” is a Russian series dedicated to the most famous serial killer of the Soviet era, also known as “Butcher of Rostov”. The Israeli series “On the Sand in the Line” tells the story of a policeman’s struggle against a group of people who take control of their own town.
Entertainment: South Korea and Kids Games
– South Korea continues to fill the screens with its musical entertainment (in addition to fictions such as “The Good Doctor”). The “Mask Singer” phenomenon, a game that began in 2015, has already successfully imported into the United States (Fox) or France (TF1) a game that has to do with who is behind the wide-angle singers. According to The Wit, a consulting firm, it has been adopted in 13 new countries since September, with particular success in Finland, Israel and Norway. Against its backdrop, the “I Can See Your Voice” contest (renamed M6 “Show me your voice”), born in the same year, is being adopted in many countries.
– Entertainment based on children’s games is on the rise: These fun and family performances are based on universal games and play on the nostalgia of the audience. This is the status of the “Lego Masters” launched in the Netherlands in 2017, which is M6 compliant in France. The next victories will come from the Australian competition around Marbles “Marble Media” (Netherlands), exquisite decorations or mini golf “Holy Molly”.
– Other pastimes mix common culture and physical challenges, such as “The Money Shot” (Germany), where candidates must throw a ball to a farther goal, or “Lightning” (United Kingdom) where they play skill games. They have to keep the gold bars in balance in the “bank balance” (United Kingdom).
– Channels have always been innovative when it comes to social experimentation: in “Eating with Enemies” (Ireland), two people with opposing views try to find a common ground, and in “Table for Two” (pace-boss) one person eats with a secret guest, leading to a reunion , Without knowing whether it will lead to revelations or declarations of love. “Catch in the Net” (Germany) warns cyber-hunters, using actors working on bait, to cool down. More calmly, in “Do Pav” (Spain) a psychiatrist works with animals to help her patients.