Published Aug 10, 2016As much as we like to fool ourselves into thinking the world has the same great taste as us, the majority of people are not using their Netflix accounts to rewatch Stranger Things. Instead, they've got their eyes on fellow pudding enthusiast Adam Sandler, who remains the most popular figure on the streaming service.
Earlier this year, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos hinted that the Sandman was raking in the views, explaining that his racist cowboy movie The Ridiculous Six was the most popular Netflix original of all time. In a new roundtable interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he's explained Sandler's success even more.
It turns out that it wasn't just The Ridiculous Six that was racking up all the views when it came out. Sandler's lazy David Spade team-up The Do-Over also nabbed a crazy amount of views.
"The two Adam Sandler movies premiered at No. 1 in every single territory of Netflix around the world," Sarandos said. "The Do-Over is still in the top 10 in nearly all of them. It's been a hugely successful deal, and he's got another one called Sandy [Wexler]."
If you still aren't getting the hint, Sarandos hammers the nail one more time with this ominous statement: "The thing that is most global on Netflix is Adam Sandler."
While we're hoping his ongoing success means that Sandler will eventually make another movie as good as Happy Gilmore, it's far more likely that he'll keep irking us with painfully mediocre material. And this is the one downside of algorithm-based programming — eventually it just caters to the lowest common denominator.