On the 9th, Google looked back at the top trending searches from the past year with its 2021 Year in Search. The lists compile some of the year’s top trending Google searches in categories including TV shows, sports teams, news, and video games.
In Korea, Squid Game landed at No. 3, following Roblox and COVID vaccine reservation. Moreover, Kim Seon Ho, who got swept up in controversy over his personal life, ranked sixth.
Even on a global scale, it should come as no surprise that the top of the list for TV shows went to Squid Game. Not only did the hit series rank first on the TV Shows category, but it also cracked the top 10 trending searches overall. Among all the TV shows and movies, Squid Game was the only show that ranked in the overall ranking, proving the global sensation it has created.
The Top 3 of the drama/variety show ranking in Korea included The Uncanny Counter and web-variety show Money Game. The list also included two dramas embroiled in controversies over historical inaccuracy, Mr. Queen and Joseon Exorcist.
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