The best TV shows of 2021 From Netflix Horrors to Amazing Superheroes

The best TV shows of 2021 offer a glimpse at the current state of television. Often, these types of lists can be dominated by long-running dramas and comedies, but we’re living through a golden age of limited series and first-season wonders. The White Lotus, It’s A Sin, and Squid Game were absorbing shows that dominated the online conversation. Mare of Easttown, The Underground Railroad, and Scenes from a Marriage were cinematic greats with brilliant casts.

In fact, the only show in our top ten that’s not a single season-long (although some of them will now continue for multiple seasons) is Succession, now in its third season. That’s a testament to the brilliant new shows that are being made and our collective willingness to try new things. As a result, TV has never been in a better place – and these are the best TV shows of 2021, as chosen by the Total Film team.

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Reservation Dogs

Co-created by Taika Waititi and filmmaker Sterlin Harjo, Reservation Dogs follows four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma as they attempt to raise money (by means both noble and slightly more unscrupulous) to escape their lives and head to California. The four leads are played by Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor, and Paulina Alexis, and all the writers and directors on the show were Indigenous, as were the majority of the cast and crew. Reservation Dogs is, as a result, an authentic slice of comedy that’s uncompromising, groundbreaking, and a breath of fresh air.


Just when you thought the superhero genre didn’t have any more ground to cover, Invincible came along. Based on the comic books of the same name by Robert Kirkman, the animated series follows Mark Grayson (voiced by Steven Yeun), a 17-year-old who’s transforming into a superhero under the guidance of his father, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons), the most powerful being in the world. And if those two names don’t have you intrigued, the cast also features Sandra Oh, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, and Zachary Quinto, along with more than a handful of surprises. Invincible is one of those rare superhero shows that has great action but also a nuanced approach to the price of superpowers.

Cobra Kai season 3

The best season of the Karate Kid spin-off yet delivered a crane kick of nostalgia right to the feels. While Miguel was recuperating from his life-threatening injury at the end of season two, Daniel LaRusso paid respect to Mr. Miyagi’s roots with a trip to Okinawa, which provided flashbacks to the second movie. Meanwhile, beleaguered Johnny continued to earn our sympathy, proving he’s more than the cardboard cutout villain from the 1984 film. The fight sequences were top-notch, and the increased presence of John Kreese (Martin Kove) led to a hell of a showdown. Elisabeth Shue’s return as Ali was the icing on the cake.


Rick And Morty writer Michael Waldron embraced the anti-logic of the multiverse to give us the MCU’s most gleefully eccentric sidestep in a show seemingly designed to let Tom Hiddleston do whatever he wanted. Who cares if Loki died a couple of movies ago – a quick back-pedal through time and space let him dance through a Doctor Who-tinged cosmic detective show, complete with sidekicks (Owen Wilson), alt-identities (Sophia di Martino) and everyone’s favourite alligator. Much more than a bridge between Phases, the epic final reveal also proved the faith Marvel has in small-screen storytelling.


“Something’s wrong here, Wanda…” But so many things were right with the MCU’s radical relocation to sitcom-land, where husband and Witch took centre stage as the decades flew by in a whirl of spot- on pastiche, sly tonal shifts (from silly to sinister to achingly sad) and enough cosplay ideas to fill Hall H twice over. Plus all the CG fizz and wirework you expect from Marvel. All along, Agatha (Kathryn Hahn) was waiting to steal the show, but at the core was a note-perfect duo: theme- song wizards Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“You wander the world with a vision of what life could be…”).

Midnight Mass

When journalists were treated to advance showings of Netflix’s flagship horror series, they were also emailed a welcome letter by its writer/director Mike Flanagan. In it, Flanagan admitted that Midnight Mass was “my favourite show so far” – some claim given the care and consideration he brought to adapting Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting Of Hill House – and he spoke of its personal nature given he’s a former altar boy and is three years sober. Faith and addiction played key roles in a series that also tackled prejudices, fanaticism and systemic corruption.

Heavy themes, certainly, and often picked over in loooong monologues you might more expect in a Nuri Bilge Ceylon movie. But this slow-burn, mesmerising, truly haunting tale of the small community of Crockett Island undergoing strange changes after a charismatic young priest (Hamish Linklater, superb) arrives on its grey, windswept shores is made gloriously palatable – nay, riveting – by the genre trappings that were judiciously applied.

“The horror and mysteries of Midnight Mass are some of the deepest – and darkest – I’ve ever explored,” said Flanagan in his statement. And boy, did they resonate. This is a horror story that you might call soul-shattering.

Those were Total Film’s best TV shows of 2021. For more, check out the best Netflix shows available to watch right now.