Maestro in Blue, Mega Channel’s hit mini-series, began its global “journey” on March 17 with its opening on the Netflix international video streaming platform.
A Mega production, the mini-series has already won over subscribers the world over, breaking into Netflix’s “top 10” in the first three days of its premiere.
The impressive performance of Maestro in Blue was, in fact, acknowledged during a reception thrown last week by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos in LA, with its creator and lead actor Christopher Papakaliatis by his side, and with several of Hollywood’s best-known Greek-origin stars, such as Maria Menounos, Lia Vardalos and John Stamos, in attendance.
According to figures by Flixpatrol for Sunday, March 19, the Greek-language series was in the top 10, reaching eighth place, in fact. The specific website provides data and ratings, in real time, for movies and series on popular streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+.
Maestro in Blue has so far attracted more than 5,000 reviews on IMDb, with a rating of 8.4, and receiving very positive comments.
Proving the point, the mini-series has already climbed into 556th position on IMDb’s list, which hosts millions of film and television productions, including legendary shows such as “Lost”, “Prison Break”, “The Walking Dead”, “Breaking Bad” and “Grey’s Anatomy”.
Additionally, international praise for Maestro in Blue continues to pour in. On the all-important Rotten Tomatoes website, for instance, the Mega-produced series has an audience rating of 99 percent.
Although the number of reviews is still small, the rating is indicative of the success of Papakaliatis’ series, produced by MEGA.
Rave comments on Twitter
Twitter users love the plot and the script, the performances of the actors, while the song by Haroula Alexiou, «Prayer», is a smash hit.
«Prayer», which was first heard on the 1995 album «Odos Nefelis ’88», is the song that accompanied the popular director and writer when he was writing the series. That’s how he was also inspired, as he has revealed in an interview, the role of Harula.
Alexiou’s presence in the series is one of the great gifts that Papakaliatis and MEGA gave to the viewers.
«Friends and acquaintances call and text me and strangers send me messages from all four corners of the globe to express their joy for Maestro,» Haroula Alexiou wrote in a recent post.
«I’m in love with the music, photography and storytelling», «I just started Maestro in Blue and I already want to move to a Greek island», «Everyone go see the first Greek series on Netflix, Maestro in Blue», are just a few of the comments on Twitter.
#Christopher Papakaliatis plays the titular role of Orestis. Interestingly, he is also the show’s director. It is the first time I saw a director playing the lead in a nine-episode-long series. He has done an absolutely amazing job… #MaestroInBlue https://t.co/DxpUagrRWL
— Word Street Journal (@the_wordstreet) March 20, 2023
One of the best series out there.
Enjoy the plot and of course #Greece #maestro_in_blue #netflix #papakaliatis pic.twitter.com/44NIROEFA9
— Jim Romanos (@JimRomanos) March 22, 2023
Everyone go watch the first Greek TV show on Netflix, Maestro in Blue. #Maestro #MaestroInBlue @netflix 🇬🇷 pic.twitter.com/NCEgfWS0zH
— Real Legend (@RHLegend32) March 19, 2023
Hey #yargi & #dizi fam,I like to recommend watching #maestro #maestroinblue series the 1st Greek production globally available on #netflix
The series offers impeccable cinematography, music & photography
Set in a picturesque #greek island the story is captivating & emotional pic.twitter.com/B4PRWOccIg
— Talentless Mushroom (@TalentlessMush) March 20, 2023
#MaestroInBlue is one of the best things I’ve seen. It’s a whirlwind mix of emotions.. drama, love, pain, agony, anguish, social pressure, you name it. It took me to a remote Greek island and swept me off with its music and melancholy. Such fine writing and storytelling. Bravo!
— Vishal Agnihotri (@Dilliwasi) March 20, 2023
«Prosefchi» by Haris Alexiou is charting in 4 countries’ Shazam charts, following the «Maestro in Blue» worldwide streaming on Netflix!
Highest spot in Brazil, #29 ! #Maestro #MaestroInBlue #alexiou @HarisAlexiouNet
— Sipedon (@sipedonn) March 23, 2023
What a masterpiece 💕👏 #Netflix #MaestroInBlue pic.twitter.com/Z1Bm39nIZo
— 🌻 Liki 🌻 (@LikiTranslates) March 24, 2023
But I can’t help falling in love with you 🎶🎵
Take my hand, take my whole life too😍😍 #maestroinblue
— Florencia Defilippi (@FlorDefilippi1) March 21, 2023