While the abundance of TV shows that had been shot before the pandemic carried us through the first 9+ months of the COVID-19 period, it’s 2022 now.
It means 2021 is over, and we have missed some great shows while we were still busy coping with the newfound struggle of lockdown and work from home.
Fortunately for those who are still at home, there have been several compelling hits, with many more on the way.
We’re still anticipating a lot of episodes that seem incredibly intriguing, including star-studded thrillers/horror/mysteries, real-life dramas, and some seriously fantastic blockbuster nerd stuff.
Therefore, read this article, and find out the top 5 shows you must watch in 2022 that were massive hits in 2021.
5 Best TV Shows To Include In Your Watchlist
Before we dive into the list of the best TV shows of 2021, let us tell you that you can download these shows from the pirate bay. In fact, this website has a vast collection of TV shows, and you may want to check it out first before you renew your subscription with Netflix and Prime.
Let’s take a look at the TV shows now:
1: Nine Perfect Strangers
Consider Nine Perfect Strangers in the same way you have considered any number of mysteries in recent years.
Like Big Little Lies, this one is based on a novel by Liane Moriarty and takes us to a health resort where a mystery guru leads nine strangers down multiple enigmatic pathways.
Apart from Nicole Kidman in the cast, there are also Bobby Cannavale, Melissa McCarthy, Manny Jacinto, Michael Shannon, Samara Weaving, Tiffany Boone, Luke Evans, and Regina Hall.
We might be seeing the next Big Little Lies.
The show follows nine “city residents” visiting a boutique health and wellness resort. But peace and quiet may not be the only thing they signed up for.
- Amazon Prime.
After a long hiatus—the MCU’s last entry before Spider-Man: Far From Home, which debuted in July 2019—WandaVision debuted on Disney+ on January 15 with a nine-episode run.
The showrunners promised that WandaVision would be unlike anything else in the MCU, and we are happy to say that they kept their promise.
WandaVision was a smashing hit, thanks to Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s outstanding performances and chemistry.
The weekly homage to sitcoms and some catchy-ass theme tunes are the trademarks of this TV show.
We’re excited to see what happens when Olsen appears in the next Doctor Strange movie next year.
- Disney Plus.
3: Mare Of Easttown
At this point, HBO appears to have a murder mystery under its sleeve at least a couple of times a year, but Mare of Easttown is unquestionably one of the better ones.
Anchored by Kate Winslet’s committed performance as the titular Mare, this is a murder mystery.
The show succeeds not only in the mystery itself and its numerous city-suburb characters who just feel like real people.
Even a drunk, post-high school reunion in episode 3 shows some iconic stuff.
The writing and directing are both excellent, and this seems like a miniseries that will be recommended for years to come to anybody searching for an engaging thriller.
4: Shadow And Bone
Shadow and Bone is a rare book-to-television adaptation that utilizes the period between publication and debut to strengthen the original materials in various ways.
The original novel by Leigh Bardugo was a blockbuster sensation, but the series diversifies the cast.
It even adds a subplot starring characters from the accompanying show; ‘Six of Crows’, and brings forth the screwed-up romances cleverly and amusingly.
Casting Ben Barnes as the Darkling, long regarded as the ideal fancast, is just the pretty icing on top.
This YA fantasy takes the show to the next level while still being a damned enjoyable program for all.
5: Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth is based on Jeff Lemire’s DC/Vertigo comics series of the same name.
However, it isn’t nearly as violent or cynical as its source material; instead, it strives for that sought sweet spot.
That’s not to say it doesn’t get dark and has its share of action and violence, but what Sweet Tooth does in its narrative about a worldwide pandemic is ultimately hope.
The cast is fantastic, and we can’t wait to see what happens next since the show has only one season so far.
Putting It All Together
We bet you haven’t heard the names of all these TV shows before, right?
If your answer is YES, we urge you to take some time off your monotonous schedule and include these TV shows on your watchlist.
All these shows come from different genres, so you won’t get bored even if you watch them chronologically.
But, if you want to know more about them, ping us in the comment box.