My Top 10 Favorite Shows Of 2021

Last year I’ve watched over 40 shows. Some were new shows that were released in 2021 and some are shows that were released already and just had new seasons come out. So this list will comprise of the tv shows that I’ve watched that debuted in 2021. I’ve enjoyed many shows last year, and some were just so good, amazing, addicting, thrilling, and the list goes on. The shows that I will be including on my list will feature series ranging from genres in horror to mystery to drama, just to name a few. Today I will be sharing my favorite shows of 2021, and let me tell you it was hard just choosing ten, so I will be including some honorable mentions for shows that I’ve enjoyed as, I’ll also include the streaming services that these series are currently streaming on (at the time of this blog post). These shows are not listed/ranked in any order. Keep on reading to check out my favorite shows of 2021.

1. Lupin (2021) – Seasons 1-2

Photo Credit: Netflix

Summary: Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. (from IMDb)

My Thoughts: What I love about this show is how much Assane and his friend Ben has everything planned out and through flashbacks you’re like wow, because it’s amazing how every detail is planned. Lupin is clever, brilliant, exciting, thrilling, fun, and a must watch.  Lupin is clever, brilliant, exciting, thrilling, fun, and a must watch, and has its funny moments. Part 1 was great, but Part 2 is even greater.

Streaming On: Netflix

2. Behind Her Eyes (2021) – Season 1

Photo Credit: Netflix

Summary: It follows Louise, a single mom with a son and a part-time job in a psychiatrist’s office. She begins an affair with her boss and strikes up an unlikely friendship with his wife. (from IMDb)

My Thoughts: This show is a drama, psychological thriller, and a mystery. The final episode will have you shook, and mind blown. Behind Her Eyes is enthralling, twisted, suspenseful, dark, clever, and brilliant.

Streaming On: Netflix

3. Ginny & Georgia (2021) – Season 1

Photo Credit: Netflix

Summary: Ginny Miller, an angsty fifteen-year-old, often feels more mature than her thirty-year-old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. (from IMDb)

My Thoughts: Not only did we see inside Ginny and Georgia’s relationship/home life, but we also got to see some of the other teens home life/problems as well. The show is funny and also has some drama. Ginny & Georgia is an entertaining, fun, sometimes frustrating, but definitely a binge worthy show. I’m ready for season 2.

Streaming On: Netflix

4. WandaVision (2021) – Season 1

Photo Credit: Marvel Studios

Summary: Blends the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU, in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision – two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives – begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. (from IMDb)

My Thoughts: The cast did amazing, especially the performances of Teyonah Parris, and Kathryn Hahn. And let’s not forget Kat Dennings and Randall Park who added some humor to the show. The show’s Easter eggs were fun and exciting to see as well. WandaVision is strange, delightful, mysterious, creative, intriguing and it reshaped our expectations on what to expect from the future MCU.

Streaming On: Disney Plus

5. Midnight Mass (2021) – Season 1

Photo Credit: Netflix

Summary: An isolated island community experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest. (from IMDb)

My Thoughts: This show is a slow burn but it works in the favor of the show and I think that it’s beneficial for how the plot unravels. Some of the themes in this show are faith, religion, forgiveness and the themes are explored very well. The horror elements in this show were more so the dangers of religious fanaticism. Midnight Mass is suspenseful, tense, brilliant, well written and one of the best shows of the year.

Streaming On: Netflix

6. Squid Game (2021) – Season 1

Photo Credit: Netflix

Summary: Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits with deadly high stakes. A survival game that has a whopping 45.6 billion-won prize at stake. (from IMDb)

My Thoughts: The show was well paced and the plot was interesting. These childhood games they were playing were simple yet nerve racking and a bit sinister resulting in some gore. Squid Game is a brilliant series; it’s creative, fresh, entertaining, binge worthy, and I loved it !

7. The Chestnut Man (2021) – Season 1

Photo Credit: Netflix

Summary: A figurine made of chestnuts is found at the scene of a grisly murder; from this creepy clue, two detectives hunt for a killer linked to a politician’s missing child. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

My Thoughts: The suspense in this series had me on the edge of my seat and the last episode had my heart racing because of course it’s the reveal of the killer and it is surprising. The Chestnut Man is mysterious, gripping, has twists, addicting and if you like crime shows then you should definitely watch this one.

Streaming On: Netflix

8. Only Murders In The Building (2021) – Season 1

Photo Credit: Hulu

Summary: Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living among them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

My Thoughts: This show is a vibe – From the location setting in New York to the apartment building to the characters – I loved it. This series really executes the murder mystery aspect so well. Only Murders In The Building is fresh, entertaining with twists, fun, has humor and is definitely a must watch if you love murder mysteries, I know I loved it. I’m so ready for Season 2.   

Streaming On: Hulu

9. Nine Perfect Strangers (2021) – Season 1

Photo Credit: Hulu

Summary:  Based on The New York Times best-selling book by author Liane Moriarty, “Nine Perfect Strangers” takes place at a health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine “perfect” strangers have no idea what is about to hit them. (from Rotten Tomatoes)

My Thoughts: The characters are all fascinating and are broken in different ways where you get pretty invested in them. Watching this show you don’t know how it will play out; does this retreat entails something sinister, innocent or will everything be fine. Nine Perfect Strangers is a well acted, engaging, binge worthy, and fun mystery thriller with an intriguing plot and is an interesting ride.

10. Chucky (2021) – Season 1

Photo Credit: Syfy/USA Network

Summary: After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town’s hypocrisies and secrets. (from IMDb)

My Thoughts: Chucky is one of those classic horror icons you can’t help but to love lol. Chucky is still that doll that makes you laugh and his love for killing is the same… He also gives us some wild kills this season. The Chucky series is funny, engaging, entertaining, fresh, and fun. If you are a fan of the franchise then I think you’ll enjoy this series. I cannot wait for season 2.   

Streaming On: Syfy & USA Network

Honorable Mentions

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier – Streaming On: Disney Plus

Invisible City – Streaming On: Netflix

Clickbait – Streaming On: Netflix

Who Killed Sara ? – Streaming On: Netflix

Hawkeye – Streaming On: Disney Plus

I Know What You Did Last Summer – Streaming On: Prime Video

Brand New Cherry Flavor – Streaming On: Netflix

Shadow And Bone – Streaming On: Netflix

Katla – Streaming On: Netflix

Loki – Streaming On: Disney Plus ( Just wanted to say while this show is good, I didn’t love it as much as I loved the other three MCU live action shows)

Well this wraps up my favorite shows of 2021 list. Did you watch any of these last year ? Let me know your favorite show(s) of 2021 in the comments below. As always thanks for reading !

7 comments

  1. Happy New Year! 🥳

    I’ve seen most of the tv-shows on this list and they are all a must-watch! I’m not a big Marvel fan but WandaVision was amazing with great storytelling and acting.

    And of course, Squid Game is on this list cause that was one well-acted and well-written show! So glad foreign-language shows are getting more attention and I’m looking forward to what they do with season 2. 🙌🏾

    Midnight Mass was also great, especially how they tackled religion. Mike Flanagan never disappoints!

    Some entertaining shows I enjoyed this year were “Resident Alien” and “The Sex Lives of College Girls” which recently came out.

    I’m excited to see the films and tv-shows that 2022 has to offer!

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    • Happy New Year ! 🥳

      Yesss I agree. WandaVision had great storytelling and the acting was so good !

      Squid Game was wild but entertaining … I agree I’m so glad foreign-language shows are getting more attention too. I’m looking forward to how they handle season two.

      Midnight Mass was brilliant ! As you said Mike Flanagan never disappoints !

      Oooh I will have to look into Resident Alien” and “The Sex Lives of College Girls they sound familiar ! 😮

      I’m also excited to see the films and shows 2022 has to offer ! 😆🎉

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      • I feel like we’ll be waiting a while for Season 2 of Squid Game though. 😭 But hey, quality tv-shows take time. And yes, I feel like a lot of people have been talking about “The Sex Lives of College Girls” so you may have heard of it.

        It’s a really fun and relatable show about college life with some bits of comedy sprinkled in there,

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