Themed Lists

Best of 2021 So Far

Photograph: Sky

Believe it or not, we’re already half way through 2021. And throughout the last six months of lockdowns, dodgy weather and political scandals, we’ve also had some cracking TV. 

So we thought it was only right that we did a rundown of the best telly we’ve had so far this year.

Get caught up, with today’s Must List

1 Season Disney+ 9 x 30 mins
This Disney+ offering is a series of parodies, where two lesser known Marvel superheroes journey through the twentieth century via the medium of corny American sitcoms. It doesn’t sound convincing, does it? But trust Must, it’s wanda-ful.
Score: 8.9
1 Season All4 5 x 50 mins
Russell T Davies is taking us back to the 80s, the decade of pop music, parties, huge hair... and the AIDS epidemic. This heart-breaking, joyful series follows a group of LGBT friends throughout the decade, with laughter and love sitting front and centre.
Score: 9.0
1 Season BBC iPlayer 6 x 30 mins
Writing the script and playing the lead character in Starstruck is the hilarious comedian Rose Matafeo – here she is Jessie, a twentysomething who lives in a flat-share with her best mate Kate. She’s a bit awkward, has a dead-end job and she spends her weekends shagging randoms.
Score: 7.8
1 Season Amazon Prime 10 x 60 mins
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction by Colson Whitehead, over ten chapters the series tells the story of Cora (Thuso Mbedu), a slave on a Georgia plantation who, after years of abuse at the hands of her ‘master’ decides to escape.
Score: 9.2


1 Season BBC iPlayer 3 x 60 mins
Warning: this isn’t bed time viewing. Unless of course an hour of anxiety inducing, claustrophobic, violent telly is your idea of a warm cup of Horlicks.
Score: 8.9


2 Seasons Netflix 10 x 45 mins
Everyone's favourite gentleman thief is back for another round, after Lupin's first season became Netflix's biggest international show. But is the second serving as irresistible as the first?
Score: 8.0
1 Season Netflix 1 x 90 mins
Though this Netflix special is almost certain to make you laugh, it may also make your lockdown banana bread making look ever so slightly feeble, when compared with this quarantine-created masterpiece...
Score: 9.1
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