Friendly reminder that Caboose is in love with Sheila who’s in love with Lopez who was used as a body by Church and ends up being just a body for Tex who was Church’s girlfriend and they were both AI based off of Agent Carolina’s parents.
I’ve been curious lately about how fandom wisdom maps to actual behaviour, so I’ve been looking up trends on Google as they relate to shows with large fandoms.
I thought I’d start with some of the Teen Wolf and Supernatural debates, and see if the Google trends shed any light on them. I’ve also taken a quick look at Glee, to add another data point.
A caveat before I get into the actual graphs: this data does not provide a definitive answer to any of the questions I consider, as it only tracks a
particular subset of people and behaviours. However, it does support
some of the arguments made in fandom more strongly than others.
Here’s an overview of the three shows and their popularity as search terms:
“Glee” was by far the most popular search term in the show’s heyday, but searching dropped off sharply in later seasons. Interest in “Supernatural” has been steadily rising for all of its ten year run; no wonder they keep renewing it. Interest in “Teen Wolf” tends to spike when seasons air, and then go fallow in between. Overall, “Teen Wolf” is the least popular of the three search terms, although it has been trending upwards over time.
Okay, let’s get into what the data tells us about each show in particular.
One of the main debates in Teen Wolf fandom has been about Scott, and why he’s not a fan favourite. On one side of the discussion has been the idea that racism plays a part in his lack of popularity; on the other side, people say that they never much like the main character of shows, and that’s why they don’t like Scott; and on yet another side, there’s the Sterek factor, with some people focusing mainly on their ship.
Here’s what people search for most often:
“Scott McCall” is definitely a less popular search term than either “Stiles Stilinski”, “Derek Hale”, or “Sterek”, and that holds true across all seasons. The yellow spike you can see coincides with Stiles’ nogitsune arc.
Behind the cut, I compare these trends to the female characters, and also the equivalent search terms for Supernatural and Glee.
1. Emma Stone wore an embellished Lanvin jumpsuit tailored to perfection, a singular piece that was both modern and romantic
2. Julianne Moore wowed in a sequined custom Givenchy with a feathered train, and topped off the dramatic look with dark, bold eyes
3. Dakota Johnson glittered in a Chanel Couture creation with a surprise thigh-high split
4. Sienna Miller pulled off a beaded Miu Miu gown with a plunging neckline effortlessly, the look was sweet and complemented by Miller’s chopped bob
5. Jennifer Lopez proved that 45 is just a number in a Zuhair Murad gown that would have undoubtedly looked silly on anyone else
6. Diane Kruger looked amazing in a figure-hugging Emilia Wickstead that put a sexy spin on a classic cut
7. Allison Williams was glamorous in a tiered Armani Privé gown and elegant old Hollywood curls
8. Felicity Jones opted for a classic Christian Dior with a high neck and full skirt in a beautiful shade of teal
9. Amal Clooney once again set the internet into freak out mode, this time over her regal Golden Globes look that included 1. A Dior Couture gown and 2. Those gloves, which are already trending on Twitter
Judge Jennifer Lopez blows the roof off of the Idol stage! Check out Jennifer’s explosive performance of her new hit “I Luh Ya Papi” featuring rap superstar French Montana and Idol alums Pia Toscano, Jessica Sanchez, and Allison Iraheta!