From Netflix sensations to world-conquering satire, these are our picks for the best TV shows of 2021.
The social satire of Parasite meets the savagery of Battle Royale in 2021’s biggest streaming hit. This gripping nine-parter sees cash-poor Koreans compete in deadly playground games.
Set in an Edenic Hawaiian resort, Mike White’s cringe-com plays like Todd Solondz’ Happiness spliced with Fawlty Towers. A bracingly uncomfortable, flawlessly played miniseries.
Reading like a novel and playing like a film, this adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winner reframes the slave experience through the eyes of western sci-fi horror.
Kate Winslet's raw, real portrayal of a smalltown Pennsylvania cop juggling a murder investigation, PTSD and various sandwiches really hit the mark in 2021. And talk about a gut-punch finale.
Boasting more helicopters, daddy issues, and (potentially poison-filled) doughnuts than you can shake a subpoena at, this dynasty drama taps into the zeitgeist like no other show.
A mesmerisingly haunting tale about a small community undergoing strange changes after a charismatic young priest arrives on its windswept shores. 2021's most riveting show.
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