Naturally, No One Could Stop Talking About Wonder Woman or Game of Thrones This Year

Images: Warner Bros./HBO
Images: Warner Bros./HBO

Wonder Woman’s standalone debut in the DC movie universe was a bright spot in a year that’s been sorely lacking in bright spots. So it’s probably no surprise that, even months after it opened, Wonder Woman has remained one of the things we’re still discussing as 2017 comes to an end.

We’re specifically doing that discussing on Twitter, which has begun releasing its annual metrics about the things we’ve tweeted about the most this year. Genre fare naturally made up a good chunk of both the film and TV lists for Twitter’s most popular media of the year. For film at least, Wonder Woman sits at the top of the table, topping everything from Thor: Ragnarok to It, and even the other DC heroes in Justice League:

1. Wonder Woman

2. La La Land

3. Dunkirk

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming

5. Justice League

6. It

7. Beauty and the Beast

8. Thor: Ragnarok

9. Black Panther

10. Fifty Shades Darker

Honestly it’s kind of a surprise The Last Jedi isn’t there, but I guess considering it’s not actually out for another week, it’s not quite able to compete with movies that have been out for months. That didn’t stop Black Panther from making people go crazy, though!


Meanwhile there’s no big surprises on the TV front—Game of Thrones’ seventh season garnered the most attention of the year as it killed dragons and united the worlds of Ice and Fire (a little too literally) ahead of the show’s impending conclusion. Joining Thrones on the list are Stranger Things (hopefully it was mostly just tweets about Chief Hopper dancing), the ever-popular Walking Dead, and the show that crosses political divides to outlast us all, Supernatural:

1. Game of Thrones

2. Stranger Things

3. Big Brother 

4. 13 Reasons Why

5. Saturday Night Live

6. The Walking Dead

7. Grey’s Anatomy

8. The Voice

9. Supernatural

10. Pretty Little Liars

Congratulations to the shows and films we used this year to escape the ongoing nightmare that is the general news cycle in 2017. Is there anything you’re surprised to see missing from either of these lists? Head on over to Gizmodo to see more of Twitter’s year in review.

[The Mary Sue]

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Did not like Wonder Woman at all. It was just another film perpetuating a common (and disturbing) male fetish — winning a beautiful woman with a child-like innocence who needs a man to tell her the ways of the world. James Cameron was a dick about it, but he’s right in saying that WW was not presented a strong, female character. A strong character would have immediately understood her surroundings (realizing that dresses weren’t suits of armor, for example). Thank goodness Steve Trevor was there to hold her sexy, inexperienced hand!

Some other films at the top of my mind with the same unfortunate stereotype:

Fifth Element

My Fair Lady

Most James Bond movies


Many others I’m sure.