Willie O’Reilly: Subtitles come of age where streaming knows no borders
A new string of mega-successful offerings on TV and streaming services have shown that subtitles and dubbing are no longer a barrier to viewer enjoyment
The success of Squid Game, now airing on Netflix, has upended one of my cherished beliefs: that it’s impossible to make popular TV when using subtitles or, worse still, dubbing.
How can you immerse yourself in a cinematic experience if, while watching the action, you have to dip your vision to understand what’s going on or suffer the asynchronicity of dubbed content? I accept that people will watch video set in other cultures, but surely ...