The series “The Boy’s Word” is tearing up all the ratings in Russia. And moralists and deputies only increase views

Over the past two years, the leader in views and popularity among TV series in Russia has been the South Korean project “The Squid Game.” No one has managed to get ahead of him until today.

Zhora Kryzhovnikov’s sensational novelty “The Boy’s Word. Blood on the Asphalt” is now the leader in Russia according to the Kinopoisk Pro index. This service evaluates the popularity of TV series among viewers based on Yandex and Google data.

For the week from November 27 to December 3, 2023, the series gained 3394 interest points of Russian viewers. This is 2 times more than the Squid Game (1556 points).

Everyone helps the popularity of the series, even deputies

Initially, the project quickly became the leader of Kinopoisk thanks to its atmosphere and cast.

The Children’s Ombudsman called for the series to be checked for compliance with traditional values ​​due to the “romanticization of gangsterism.” At the same time, Roskomnadzor also joined the inspection.

Today, producer Andrei Razin appealed to the prosecutor’s office because of the songs of the leader of “Tender May” Yuri Shatunov, sounded in the series “The Boy’s Word.” He accuses the authors of stealing intellectual property.

And even this is not all. The Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Family Protection, Nina Ostanina, sent letters to the Investigative Committee and Roskomnadzor with a request to check “The Boy’s Word” for propaganda of prohibited information.

I ask you, dear Andrey Yuryevich, to check two series – “The Boy’s Word” and “Food Block” – for propaganda and dissemination of prohibited information in them that can cause harm to the younger generation, including harm to the life and health of children, as well as the entire Russian society.

— excerpt from an address to the head of Roskomnadzor Andrey Lipov

And the other day in Irkutsk, a group of teenagers killed a 15-year-old peer who was standing with a group of friends at a bus stop. There was a similar scene in the series. Many immediately drew parallels. However, one of the detainees assured the investigation that he had not watched the series. The regional Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs also officially denied the relationship with the series.

Against the backdrop of this news, the chairman of the Union of Fathers of the Novosibirsk Region, Sergei Mayorov, said that such series are dangerous for teenagers who perceive everything emotionally and at face value.

And in the wake of constant discussion, the project’s ratings, along with its popularity, are only growing.

Will the finale be reshot?

Something strange happened in Yaroslavl today. Crowds of teenagers rushed around the city in search of the film crew of the series. And information about the recruitment of extras began to appear in public pages.

Photo from a possible location for additional filming of one of the scenes in the series, Telegram “Overheard in Yaroslavl”

According to official information, the planned additional filming of episodes and scenes that were missing during editing is now underway.

However, there is another version – according to rumors, Kryzhovnikov is completely re-shooting the finale of the series, probably under public pressure.