The Best and Most Talked-About Shows of 2021 So Far

Kathryn Hahn in “WandaVision”; Kate Winslet in “Mare of Easttown”; and Kit Young, Amita Suman and Freddy Carter in “Shadow and Bone.” Photo Courtesy: [Disney+/HBO/Netflix]

Since it’s never too soon to start taking inventory of what the new year has brought us, and since we’ve already seen our fair share of promising new series and returning seasons, let’s discuss some of the best — or maybe just most talked-about — TV shows of 2021 so far.

Peak TV may have been a bit less abundant than in years past in February and March of this year — the early months of the pandemic also brought a total halt in production that slowed things a bit — but there’s still been plenty of good new television to choose from.

Here are some of my favorite 2021 titles so far.