The Wit List is a monthly selection by The Wit of 3 fresh, innovative and entertaining shows from around the world with highest social media buzz, made just for the MIPTV-MIPCOM community. Discover the October’s Wit List!
THE GOOD DOCTOR, ABC, USA
Pitch: Medical drama series, local adaptation of the Korean scripted format Gut Dakteo (Good Doctor). A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. But can a person who doesn’t have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the drama series was the second most commented premiere of the week in social media in the US. After three weeks on air, the show has reached 616,000 Likes on Facebook (on October 11, 2017), +54% since its premiere. The drama reached a very good rating of 8.6/10 on IMDb.
Premiere: Monday, September 25, 2017
Distributor(s): Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI)
18 weekly 60-minute episodes
LIAR, UK, ITV
Pitch: Psychological thriller drama series from the writers of The Missing. Schoolteacher Laura Nielson accuses renowned surgeon Andrew Earlham of rape. The series examines both sides of a relationship and both sides of the truth. Are there really two sides to every story?
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the thriller drama was the fifth most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe, reaching nearly 10,000 comments on Twitter. The drama reached a good rating of 7.1/10 on IMDb.
Premiere: Monday, September 11, 2017
Distributor(s): All3Media International
6 weekly 60-minute episodes
SIYAH İNCI (BLACK PEARL), STAR TV, TURKEY
Pitch: Romance drama. Hazal and Kenan had planned to spend the rest of their lives together but their perfect relation is shaken by Vural’s arrival. Vural will not give up until he wins Hazal’s love and breaks them apart.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the romance drama was the fourth most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe, reaching nearly 8,500 comments on Twitter.
Premiere: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Distributor(s): Global Agency
Weekly 120-minute episodes