2021 has produced a whole lot of mind-boggling TV Series, ranging from Nine Perfect Strangers, Hawkeye, The Wheel of Time, Easttown to The White Lotus, Loki and The Underground Railroad, Hugh Montgomery and Eddie. These TV Series gained interest and popularity in the eye of the general public. The year is not yet over but I decided to compile a list of TV shows that are making trends right now. Check out the best TV Shows of 2021 so far;
The Underground Railroad
This TV Series ranked number one my best TV Shows of 2021. Produced on May 14 by Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner. The 10 episodes movie portrays a young woman in antebellum America, who escapes from the plantation where she is enslaved via the titular underground railroad. A literal manifestation of something which in reality was a metaphor for the social networks that helped enslaved people to their freedom. What follows, as she ventures Gulliver’s Travel-like from region to region, is a stunning survey of the spectrum of racism, inequity, forced compromises, and false dawns that black people in America faced, and continue to face, as intellectually detailed as it is viscerally brutal.
Available on Amazon Prime internationally.
The White Lotus
The White Lotus is an American satire comedy-drama anthology television series created, written, and directed by Mike White that premiered on HBO on July 11, 2021. The Comedy-drama series was produced by Nick Hall, David Bernad, and Mike White. The drama is firmly centered on a luxury resort, where a group of mostly white, wealthy tourists are trying, and failing, to relax. As they project their unprocessed neuroses onto each other, and the endlessly trying-to-be-patient staff, it is clear that this holiday is not going to end well for anyone involved – something, to be fair, already given away by an introductory flash-forward scene featuring someone in a body bag. It’s a series that works on many different, interconnected planes at once – as a wincingly effective cringe comedy, a satire of American imperialism, and, complete with Cristobal Tapia de Veer’s eerie “Hawaiian Hitchcock” score, a nightmarish social horror.
Produced in March 2020, feel Good is a semi-autobiographical comedy series from comedian Mae Martin, `Feel Good’ is a deeply personal and poignant story about the unique pressures of navigating the modern-day fluid landscape of gender and sexuality. It follows recovering addict and comedian Mae, who attempts to control the addictive behaviours and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life. Things become even more complicated for her, as she gets into an all-consuming relationship with her new girlfriend, George, played by Charlotte Ritchie.
I Think You Should Leave
By contrast, if you’re looking for a comedy that takes a rather dimmer view of humankind, then Tim Robinson’s surreally electric sketch show ‘I Think You should leave’ is Just the Ticket. This TV Show was produced in May 2019 by Jay Patumanoan. In each segment, Robinson and his guests do whatever they can to try to drive someone to the point that they need, or desperately want to leave. Robinson spent several years as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” so it’s not a surprise that the show’s roster of guest stars includes a number of SNL alumni. Among them are Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Vanessa Bayer, and Cecily Strong.
Mare of Easttown
Both mesmerizing and believable as a small-town Pennsylvania detective, Kate Winslet has made an unglamorous return to TV, a decade on from her only other small-screen appearance in Mildred Pierce, and it marks a career-best for the star. Set in the hometown region where screenwriter Brad Ingelsby grew up, the HBO crime series is essentially an old-fashioned whodunnit located within a close-knit working-class community that is weighed down by traumatic events. The story follows detective Mare Sheehan (Winslet) as she investigates the murder of a local girl while trying to cope with her own bereavement and divorce. Disappearing into the hard-boiled role, complete with an unbroken Delaware county “Delco” accent, Winslet shows us a woman who will do anything to protect her family and doesn’t suffer fools. Sure, there are red herrings aplenty, and jaw-dropping moments that lesser shows would simply end the series on, but aside from the Twin Peaks-style murder mystery element (hidden double lives, strange goings-on in the woods), the success of Mare is testament to Ingelsby’s writing allowing time for us to get to know the characters, as Mare and her tough-as-nails mother (Jean Smart) flit in and out of their neighbors’ lives, chatting with a beer around a dinner table, or chasing down every detail to find justice and help a town in turmoil heal. Available on Now TV/Sky Atlantic in the UK and HBO in the US.
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