The Top Trending TV Shows in 2021

The Top Trending TV Shows in 2021

As Americans adjust to spending more time indoors in 2021, entertainment becomes a daily challenge. Baking bread, becoming a DIY expert and learning a new skill are some of the activities that have carried us through one of the most bizarre year. But nothing helps us escape reality and chill more than a TV show. It’s time to keep up with the times (and gossip). Here is a list of some of the most popular and trending TV series of 2021

8. Loki

This spinoff about Thor’s impish brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was a buddy comedy (with Owen Wilson at his most relaxed and charming), an unlikely romance where Loki fell in love with a female version of himself (Sophia Di Martino), a time-bending adventure with a lot of Doctor Who DNA, and a character study that effectively sorted through the contradictions of someone who’s been both a villain and a hero throughout his MCU run. On the whole, Loki was an imaginative, unpredictable treat.

7. Squid Game

This Korean drama was a word-of-mouth sensation by the standards of Netflix international hits. Squid Game followed a group of financially desperate people — most prominently gambling addict Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) — into a dystopian nightmare competition on a private island, as familiar childhood playground competitions were granted ruthless, life-and-death stakes. Either way, it was among the year’s defining debuts.

6. The White Lotus

The White Lotus is a comedy symphony of petty dissatisfaction and overreaction, Murray Bartlett as the beleaguered resort manager turns the phrase "pineapple suite" into a recurring joy, Jennifer Coolidge in her grief Unexpected depth of drama found in terrific manipulator Tanya, Jack Lexie and Sydney Sweeney race to see who can play the scariest role on TV. This was the show of the summer.

5. We Are Lady Parts

We Are Lady Parts is about an all-female, all-Muslim punk band in London struggling to be taken seriously — and to convince a guitar virtuoso with crippling stage fright (the extremely funny Anjana Vasan) to help take their sound to the next level. his was a very good year for short-run, female-led comedies set in the UK.

4. Mare of Easttown

Kate Winslet leads the series as the steely titular Mare and the focus is on a small town reckoning with a brutal murder. There's something about her everywoman approach—her willingness to sit in the sadness and grief of Mare—that made the miniseries absolutely electric.

3. Emily in Paris

Emily is an American girl who has moved to Paris and started working for a French marketing firm. Tasked to provide an American point of view in her work, Emily also struggles to win over her new boss and colleagues. Tuck in for some lighthearted fun.

2. WandaVision

There’s no show sums up the past year better than Wanda Vision. Marvel's first outing for TV begins with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda and Vision, respectively. The series cleverly used all those shows’ old clichés to poignantly explore Wanda’s grief over the tragedies of her life after Vison’s death.

1. For All Mankind

The second season of this unprecedented sci-fi epic — set in a time when the Russians land the first man on the moon and the Cold War morphs into a never-ending space race — brings the year's best, surest, The most satisfying story stretch on TV. It told a collection of seemingly disparate stories that built in suspense and emotional resonance over the course of the season, until everything came together in a thrilling, beautiful conclusion