The year 2021 has been an exceptional one for TV as hit shows like Succession, Money Heist, You, etc. came back with successful new seasons while some new shows like Squid Game and Only Murders in the Building garnered a lot of love and appreciation too. As 2021 draws to a close, we have compiled a list of the best 15 streaming shows that you can binge-watch and obsess over. So here you go, dive right in folks-

1. Foundation

Synopsis- A complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire. Dr. Hari Seldon and his loyal followers attempt to preserve their culture as the galaxy collapses around them. The show stars Jared Harris, Lee Pace, and others in lead roles and has an IMDb rating of 7.4 on 10.

  • Streaming on-Apple TV+
  • Season(s)- 1
  • Episodes-10
  • Runtime- 45-69 minutes

2. Only Murders in the Building

Synopsis-3 strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. The Show stars Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, and Martin Short in pivotal roles and has an IMDb rating of 8.1 on 10

  • Streaming on- Disney+Hotstar
  • Season(s)- 1
  • Episodes-10
  • Runtime-26-35 minutes

3. Squid Game

Synopsis- Hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accept an invitation to compete in children’s games for a tempting prize, but the stakes are deadly. The show stars Lee-Jun-Jae, Park-Hae-Soo, and others and has a rating of 8/10 on IMDb.

  • Streaming on-Netflix India
  • Season(s)- 1
  • Episodes- 9
  • Runtime-32-63 minutes

4. Wanda Vision

Synopsis- Living idealized suburban lives, super-powered beings Wanda and Vision begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The show has an IMDb rating of 8 on 10 and stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in lead roles.

  • Streaming on- Disney+Hotstar
  • Season(s)- 1
  • Episodes-9
  • Runtime-30-50 minutes

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5. Money Heist

Synopsis- A criminal mastermind who goes by The Professor has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history. To help him, he recruits 8 people with certain abilities who have nothing to lose. It stars Ursula Corbero, Alavaro Morte, and others and has an IMDb rating of 8.2/10. Season 5 was released this year.

  • Streaming on- Netflix India
  • Seasons- 5
  • Episodes-41
  • Runtime-42-76 minutes

6. You

Synopsis- A brilliant male bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring female writer. A charming yet awkward crush becomes something even more sinister when the writer becomes the manager’s obsession. It stars Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, and others and has an IMDB rating of 7.1 on 10.

  • Streaming on-Netflix
  • Seasons-3
  • Episodes- 30
  • Runtime- 41-60 minutes

7. Hacks

Synopsis- A dark mentorship forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comic, and an entitled outcast 25-year old comedy writer. It stars Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, and others. It has a rating of 8.2 on 10 on IMDb.

  • Streaming on- HBO Max
  • Seasons-1
  • Episodes- 10
  • Runtime-26-35 minutes

8. Lucifer

Synopsis- The series follows Lucifer, an original fallen angel who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. How he finds love and friendship is the crux. It is very popular with a rating of 8.1 on 10 on IMDb and stars Tom Ellis and Lauren German as leads.

  • Streaming on- Netflix India
  • Seasons-6
  • Episodes- 93
  • Runtime-42-65 minutes

9. Maid

Synopsis- Single mother Alex turns to house cleaning to make ends meet as she escapes an abusive relationship and overcomes homelessness to create a better life for her daughter Maddy. It stars Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, and others and has a rating of 8.4 on 10 on the IMDb listing.

  • Streaming on- Netflix India
  • Seasons- 1
  • Episodes- 10
  • Runtime- 47-60 minutes

10. Bridgerton

Synopsis- During the Regency era in England, eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family attempted to find love. It stars Adjoa Andoh, Ruby Barker, and others and has an IMDb rating of 7.3 on 10.

  • Streaming on- Netflix India
  • Seasons-1
  • Episodes- 8
  • Runtime-57-72 minutes

11. Succession

Synopsis- The Logan family is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world. However, their world changes when their father steps down from the company. It is one of the biggest hits with a rating of 8.8 on 10, starring Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, and others.

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  • Streaming on-HBO Max
  • Seasons-3
  • Episodes- 29
  • Runtime- 56-70 minutes

12. Stranger Things

Synopsis- In 1980s Indiana, a group of young friends witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries. It stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, and others with a rating of 8.7 on 10 on IMDb.

  • Streaming on- Netflix India
  • Seasons-3
  • Episodes-25
  • Runtime-42-77 minutes

13. Mare of Easttown

Synopsis- A detective from Pennsylvania tries her best to prevent her life from falling apart while investigating a mysterious murder. It stars Kate Winslet and has a rating of 8.5 on 10 on IMDb.

  • Streaming on-HBO Max
  • Seasons- 1
  • Episodes- 7
  • Runtime-58-66 minutes

14. The Pursuit of Love

Synopsis- Longing for love and obsessed with sex, Linda is on the hint for the perfect lover, but finding Mr. Right is much harder than she thought. It has a rating of 6.7 on 10 and stars Lily James as a lead.

  • Streaming on- BBC
  • Seasons- 1
  • Episodes-3
  • Seasons- 1

15. Riverdale

Synopsis- Archie, Betty, Jughead, and Veronica tackle being teenagers in a town that is rife with sinister happenings and blood-thirsty criminals. Stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Cole Sprouse and have a rating of 6.7 on 10.

  • Streaming on- Netflix India
  • Seasons- 6
  • Episodes- 100 as of now
  • Runtime-42-26 minutes

All the above suggestions belong to various genres of shows including crime, thrillers, drama, romance, comedy, and action. These were our top 15 shows which you can watch during the upcoming holidays if you missed watching them out during the year. If you have watched any other show which you loved, feel free to drop the names in the comments section below.


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