Several industries, including the film sector, changed their operations in 2020. Throughout the year, people changed how they worked, interacted, and entertained themselves. Conviva studied the amount of time spent by consumers on streaming platforms. According to its findings, there was a 63% increase in the time used for streaming services in comparison to 2019. It is undeniable that people are spending relatively more time on their screens. However, what effect does this trend have on people and the community as a whole?
Also, how can this significant time consumption on TV series and movies interfere with human behavior? Some people believe that TV shows and movies influence the culture of a society. This includes how people eat, speak, and dress. Others think that these movies and series have an effect on what people desire. It may include what they want to buy, their preferred music, or travel destination. Another group is convinced that there exists a connection between what people watch and their view of life.
They believe that the movies and shows influence the changes and opinions of the audience. It could appear a bit much at first, but Dr. Deborah Perez mentioned that films and TV series influence the personality of the audience. The PsyD and Clinical Psychologist from State University in Sao Paulo believes that there is a significant link between how people act and what they watch. Perez mentions that people develop their characters based on those around them. Their personality is influenced by what they do and how they relate to others.
From this perspective, it is evident that there exists a direct effect of media items on the audience. Consequently, after watching a popular TV series, the audience could start mimicking some of the traits of the lead characters. Perez mentioned that imitation happens naturally since people are generally sociable. This implies that people feel the need to identify with others. Films and TV shows act as a basis for self-knowledge. However, this raises the question as to whether this is true? Can people change this theory and take on factual modifications that include illusion in reality?
This article looks at The Queen’s Gambit and its impact on various aspects of human behavior. The series is a big-time hit on Netflix with more than 60 million viewers worldwide. In this series, Anya Taylor-Joy plays the lead role of Beth Harmon. The main character is depicted as a rebel girl from the 1950s who finds passion in playing chess. She fighter her way up to the World Chess Championship, a category mostly played by Russians. It appears as though it is a straightforward premise.
However, the most notable accomplishment of this series was its deconstruction of the chess concept. The game, which is often viewed as a serious, complex, and intellectual sport, takes on a different view. It is presented as pop and appealing sport worth playing. Twenty-eight days after its launch, The Queen’s Gambit has rated the most viewed TV series on Netflix.