Roundup of the best TV shows from 2021

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The past year has been an exceptional one for television, with a number of groundbreaking and highly-acclaimed shows released across various streaming platforms. Here are ten of the best TV series of 2021 that you may want to check out if you haven’t already:

Squid Game

This Korean thriller series became a global phenomenon upon its release on Netflix, with its gripping plot, unique concept, and highly stylized visuals capturing audiences’ attention.


The third season of this dark comedy-drama continued to explore the dysfunctional dynamics of the Roy family, with sharp writing, impeccable performances, and a biting commentary on power and privilege.

Ted Lasso

The second season of this heartwarming and optimistic series brought back its titular character, a small-time American football coach who finds himself coaching a struggling English football team, and continued to deliver its signature blend of humor, sincerity, and kindness.

Mare of Easttown

Kate Winslet delivered a career-best performance in this limited series, portraying a small-town detective investigating a murder while dealing with personal trauma and family conflicts.

The Crown

The fourth season of this historical drama continued to explore the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, with standout performances by Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin as the Queen and Princess Diana, respectively.

The Handmaid’s Tale

The dystopian series returned for its fourth season, delving deeper into the oppressive world of Gilead and the resistance movements working to overthrow it.


Marvel’s first TV series on Disney+ was a delightful and inventive homage to classic sitcoms, while also exploring the grief and trauma of its titular character, Wanda Maximoff, and setting up the events of future Marvel projects.

The Underground Railroad

Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was a visually stunning and emotionally devastating exploration of the horrors of slavery and the resilience of the human spirit.


Tom Hiddleston’s charismatic and mischievous character finally got his own solo series, with the time-traveling adventure exploring the multiverse and setting up the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Only Murders in the Building

This comedic mystery series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez was a delightful and charming surprise, with its witty banter, lovable characters, and intriguing murder plot.

Of course, this list is by no means exhaustive, and there were many other excellent TV series released in 2021, including some that didn’t quite make the cut. However, if you’re looking for some quality TV shows to watch, these ten are a great place to start.

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