Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Favorite TV Shows Watched in 2021

With bad weather this time of year and COVID running rampant everywhere, you may be staying home more (or entirely right now, like me) and looking for a great TV show to watch! I've got you covered, with my favorites from 2021. These are not necessarily new shows--some are older--but they are shows that we watched and enjoyed this year, enough that I took the time to write a review. They run the gamut, covering all kinds of genres, so there's something for everyone here! And these are available on all kinds of platforms, too, including cable, network TV, and streaming.

Listed down at the bottom of this post are all of the shows that I reviewed here on my blog in 2021. I have also added all of these to my TV Reviews tab on the blog, so you can come back anytime to see ALL of the shows I have ever reviewed here (note that where to find shows may have changed over the years but all should still be available). And check out my Summer Shows 2021 post for lots of other shows we enjoyed this year, mostly carried over from past years.

I only review shows I enjoy, so anything listed here or on the TV Reviews tab is worth trying!

Best of TV   

First a few superlatives - my favorite shows reviewed last year in each category/genre - always tough choices to make because TV shows are just getting better and better (and more and more!). Remember that we enjoyed all of the shows reviewed - see the full list at the bottom of the post. Links are to my reviews, including trailers and details on where to find each show (subject to change).

Best Drama

For All Mankind (Ap)  

(close call with Maid but this one is such an outstanding epic drama, covering decades) 

Best Dramedy

Only Murders in the Building (H) - also mystery!


Best Crime/Mystery/Thriller/Legal/Action

Veronica Mars (H, Ap, A)

(all in this category were favorites but we were obsessed by Veronica!)

Best Sci Fi

Resident Alien (SyFy, C, H, P, A)

Sci fi, yes, but also comedy and drama - so excited for season two!

Best Reality Show

Lakefront Bargain Hunt (C, HGTV)

We rarely watch any reality TV, but this has become our go-to comfort TV!

All TV Shows Reviewed in 2021

So much good TV last year!

KEY: Available on:
A = Amazon Prime
C = Cable and/or Cable On Demand
Ap = Apple TV

CBS = CBS All Access (now Paramount+)

H = Hulu

N = Netflix
P = Peacock
S = Showtime

(Offerings from subscription services change all the time, so double-check. Also, some shows are available for an additional fee on Amazon Prime whether you subscribe or not. Most networks offer some episodes of every show for free at their own websites. Click the links below for my review and details on where it is available.)


The Big Leap (Fox, C, H) - with music and dance

For All Mankind (Ap)

Halt and Catch Fire (N, A, AMC)

Maid (N)


Dramedy (both drama and comedy combined)

Dickinson (Ap) 

Only Murders in the Building (H) - also mystery!

The United States of Tara (S, H)



Big Sky (C, ABC, H)

Home Before Dark (Ap)

Veronica Mars (H, Ap, A)


Sci Fi  

Debris (P, H)

Resident Alien (SyFy, C, H, P, A) - also comedy & drama!


Lakefront Bargain Hunt (C, HGTV) 

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