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The Best Series Of 2021

There seemed to be an exhausting amount of series this year across TV and streamers, but thankfully there was no shortage of quality shows. Below I have listed my 10 personal favorites alongside a fair amount of notables. On with the list!

1. WandaVision- After all of the MCU films and shows that came out this year, nothing came close to the one that kicked 2021 off. This was a bold, challenging and creative sci-fi series about grief, TV, the past, and magic. It was appointment TV all the way through.  

2. The Beatles: Get Back- For 3 nights and almost 8 hours total, I was absolutely captivated by Peter Jackson’s insightful behind-the-scenes documentary series about the making of the “Let It Be” album and the legendary Rooftop concert. 

3. Cobra Kai- Fans were treated to season 3 on the first day of the year and the fourth season on the last day of the year. Both seasons maintained the consistency of this fantastic Karate Kid sequel/reboot series.

4. Brand New Cherry Flavor- Without a doubt the most bizarre and original series of the year. The less you know the more rewarding it is.

5. The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs- This show is extremely niche, but I’m glad it exists in this day and age. As someone who grew up on Monstervision, it’s simply a joy to see Joe Bob Briggs back as a horror host on Shudder. 

6. Squid Game- The year’s most buzzed about new series certainly lived up to the hype. This South Korean drama series about class, money, humanity, and survival was intense, thrilling, and heartbreaking. Bring on season 2!

7. Chucky- For horror fans (and especially fans of the “Child’s Play” franchise), it didn’t get much better than this series. Not only did creator Don Mancini get to continue the story from the film franchise, but he also managed to bring the titular villain into a serialized TV series that was filled with surprises and an emotional story about teenage life, family, friendship, and sexuality.

8. Succession- The long wait for season 3 of HBO’s drama turned out to be well worth it.

9. Star Wars: The Bad Batch- Had “The Book Of Boba Fett” had more than 1 episode in 2021, it’s quite possible that show would be on this list instead. Alas, the best “Star Wars” show this year turned out to be this new animated series that essentially acted as a sequel to the prequels and “Clone Wars” and a prequel to “Star Wars Rebels” (did you get all of that?).

10. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers- Although I have no idea how this show will work without Emilio Estevez in season 2, season 1 was a winner of a reboot/sequel. It paid homage to the franchise while also offering up a new story and charming new characters. 

Notables (in no order): “10 Year Old Tom,” “The Book Of Boba Fett,” “You,” “Foundation,” “1883,” “Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Battlebots,” “Big Shot,” “Creepshow” Season 2,  “Master of None Presents: Moments In Love,” “Inside No. 9,” “Loki,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage,” “Behind The Attractions,” “Mr. Corman,” “Heels,” “Marvel Assembled,” “Disney Gallery,” “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens,” “Dug Days,” “Star Trek: Prodigy,” “What We Do In The Shadows,” “Star Wars Visions,” “Dave,” “The Movies That Made Us,” “The Wheel Of Time,” “McCartney 3, 2, 1,” “Under The Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett,” and “Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas.”

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