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Top English web series of 2021 that took you on a euphoric ride

Here is a list of the top 21 English web series of 2021 that you won’t want to miss:

Megha Mukundan
Dec 27, 2021

2021 has witnessed the rise of web series as a legitimate choice of watch with the advent of OTTs. People have started accepting the new normal, which includes binge-watching several series as a part of the day. 

The demand for content on OTTs has also been a factor that gave birth to many impeccable series this year. Delving deeper into a story and its characters with numerous episodes has often become more interesting than watching a movie. Various classifications regarding the genre or language or more started popping up, which also resulted in the recognition of all kinds of artists equally.

The English language web series has been updated with many interesting titles this year. OTTs like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and more, have made sure that the audience could stream the best English web series online without any hindrance. With the introduction of blockbuster series like Loki, the platforms have also premiered new seasons of most-anticipated shows like You, and Sex Education. The year also witnessed the end of one of the most loved Spanish series Money Heist and marked the beginning for the Korean survival drama Squid Game, which went on to become one of the most viewed shows on Netflix.

Here is a list of the top 21 English web series of 2021 that you won’t want to miss:

7.9OTTplay Rating
The mini-series based on Marvel Comics features Wanda Maximoff and Vision, in which Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their respective roles. The series is all about two superpowered beings living suburban lives, beginning to suspect that everything is not really as what it seems to be.l
8.8OTTplay Rating
In the new series that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the mercurial villain Loki continues to be the God of Mischief. It features Tom Hiddleston as Loki, with actors like Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, and Eugene Cordero.
9.1OTTplay Rating
Set in the League of Legends universe, the animated series serves as a prequel to the game, which retells the origin tales of several characters including Piltover and Zaun. It stars actors like Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell and Kevin Alejandro.
What If...?
7.4OTTplay Rating
What if is an animated American television series by Marvel studios, which tells the alternative possibilities in parallel universes, starring Black Panther, Iron Man and Thor.
Shadow and Bone
8.4OTTplay Rating
Created by Eric Heisserer, this is an eight-episode fantasy series based on a book trilogy by Lei Bardugo. If forces unearned story beats and mellow drama. It features Ben Barns, Daisy Head and Freddy Carter.
Sweet Tooth
7.6OTTplay Rating
A charming coming-of-age story wrapped in post-apocalyptic tragedy, Sweet Tooth is a brilliantly made part sci-fi, part fantasy series with quite a bit of drama and a touch of suspense. It features Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie and Stefania LaVie Owen.
7.8OTTplay Rating
The mini-series is based on the Marvel Comics characters Clint Barton/ Hawkeye and Kate Bishop/ Hawkeye. Created by Jonathan Igla, it is the fifth series set after the events of the film Avengers: Endgame.
The Wheel Of Time
7.4OTTplay Rating
Based on the novel series of Robert Jordan of the same name, the series follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of a powerful women's organisation Aes Sedai. The story progresses as she takes five young people on a journey believing one of them to be the reincarnation of Dragon.
The most-anticipated Season 2 of the fantasy series was released this year, which won the hearts of a huge fanbase. The series created by Lauren Schmidt is set in a fictional place, which follows the witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter.
Mare of Easttown
8.8OTTplay Rating
The American crime drama helmed by Craig Zobel is all about a detective investigating a murder in a town near Philadelphia. It stars Kate Winslet in the titular role alongside Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice and Evan Peters.
7.5OTTplay Rating
The American science fiction series portrays humans scattered on various planets throughout the galaxy, who live under the rule of the Galactic Empire. It features Lee Pace, Jared Harris and Lou Llobell, among others.
8OTTplay Rating
A mysterious dark romanticised series that is engrossingly entertaining in a contradicting sleuth of emotional coasters, YOU is about an obsessed toxic guy who goes too far for ‘love’. It features Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti and Dylan Arnold.
Sex Education
8.5OTTplay Rating
One of the best shows on Netflix, Sex Education is somehow both light, funny, heartfelt but also very responsible, mature and genuine. It delves into a handful of controversial subjects (like homophobia, gay-lesbian relationships, abortion, atheism, etc.) that are deemed taboo and is an eye-opener to why people need to be educated about them. The cast includes Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Asia Butterfield.
7.4OTTplay Rating
Starring Elizebeth Gillies and Grant Show, Dynasty revolves around two wealthiest American families as they could be seen fighting for control over their children and their fortune.
Rick and Morty
8.8OTTplay Rating
The fifth season of the animated series stars Justin Roiland as both titular characters. The action-packed journey of the funny duo might finally put Rick in his place in this season.
Emily in Paris
7.2OTTplay Rating
The Lily Collins starrer is all about the eponymous Emily and her struggles at her workplace after moving to Paris. The beloved series has updated its second season in 2021, which was well accepted by the audience. It also has Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Camille Razat, among many others, handling prominent roles.
How To Sell Drugs Online
8.3OTTplay Rating
The coming-of-age dark humour crime drama follows two friends as they attempt to rekindle one of their ex-girlfriend’s love. For this purpose, they find a way to sell ecstasy online, which is the central plot idea of the show. Out of the three seasons, the third one premiered in 2021, which was welcomed widely by the audiences.
8.5OTTplay Rating
The release of Season 6 of this hit series was nonetheless a celebration. The series follows Lucifer Morningstar, the devil who abandons hell to live in LA, and runs a nightclub there.
Lost in Space
7.8OTTplay Rating
The American sci-fi series follows the adventures of a family of space colonists. The plot progresses as their spaceship changes its destined direction. It has Maxwell Jerkins, Molly Parker and Taylor Russel, among others, playing important roles.
Behind Her Eyes
7.5OTTplay Rating
The supernatural psychological thriller series revolves around a single mother entering the world of mind games, after being in an affair with her psychiatrist boss. The series features Eve Hewson, Simona Brown and Tom Bateman in prominent roles.
Locke & Key
7.7OTTplay Rating
The fantasy horror drama is based on the comic book series of the same name, authored by Joe Hill. The series is about a family taking residence in their ancestor’s home and the children discovering magical keys in the house. The second season of the mysterious series premiered in 2021.

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