13 of the best TV show episodes of 2021, according to Lifehacker staff


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Thinking back to 2021, I find that my television viewing leaves something to be desired. It’s not that I didn’t have options. Between my own accounts and those I share with my parents and my brother, I have, at all times, access to Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney +, Hulu, HBO Max and Paramount +. And I’m probably forgetting one. The problem is not the lack of shows to watch; it’s knowing where the hell to start.

I’m not saying that I didn’t watch any TV. I started the year with Cobra Kai, worked my way through many episodes of The Great British Pastry Fair (each of which is excellent), eagerly awaits each new episode of LEGO Masters with my LEGO obsessed son, caught up Star Trek: Picard, and I’ve found time for a lot of period dramas, which I’m only a little embarrassed to admit are my ultimate jam.

I could do better in 2022, however. I could be more intentional than just texting my mom and saying, “OK, I’m done with this. Sanditon. Now what? ”So I asked my colleagues: what you watch this year? I wanted to know not only their favorite series, but also their favorite episode within that series. Because I think when a TV episode stands out from all the other TV shows consumed in a 365 day period, it must be a show worth adding to your watchlist.

Here is a collection of Lifehacker staff favorite TV shows they watched in 2021.


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