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Jan 9, 2024

Why Are Spy Movies Still Popular?

Dan and Tom look at the popularity of spy movies and shows, with a focus on James Bond.  They give you their reasons for why they believe the spy genre is so popular.

They also look at influences on spy movies.  Superheroes is one big influencer for spy movies and have helped spy movies’ popularity. But superhero movies are also in competition for the viewer’s money.  So, what is it about superhero movies that are similar to spy movies?

Also, we look at Netflix customer watch-time data that Netflix recently released.  There is some interesting data about spy movies and shows popularity.

So, take a listen - do you agree with Dan and Tom as to Why Are Spy Movies Still Popular? Let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at  The more we hear from you, the better the show will be!

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