Top 5 most popular Netflix TV series of 2021
When times are tough in the world, everyone wants a little more joy. If you have tried everything during the quarantine — painting, the art of pottering, gambling with bitcoin online, sewing, anyway what could be more satisfying than a new TV series from Netflix? We have researched the streaming giant’s new products and compiled 5 best shows you might have missed. Now let’s check out the most popular TV shows on the platform and explore why they attract viewers so much.
Disenchantment — 3rd Season (USA)
The Netflix animated series Disappointment was created by Matt Groening, who gave the world The Simpsons and Futurama. The main characters are Princess Bean of Dreamland, her personal demon Lucy, and an elf called Elfo continue their adventures. They get into trouble again, find their way out of even the most difficult situations, meet new characters, and all that sort of fantasy-inspired stuff.
The recognisable drawings, medieval gothic music, and incredible black humour cannot make anyone indifferent. However, please note that it is not for family viewing, but exclusively for the 18+ audience.
Pretend It’s a City (USA)
This is a documentary mini-series from Netflix about Fran Lebowitz, the American writer, who began her career as a journalist in the 1970s. She first ran her own column criticising big-screen films and then became the cultural “oracle” of New York. Lebowitz’s texts are loved by readers because of her humour, irony, and honesty.
Even if you do not know who Lebowitz is, the series is still worth watching for several reasons. Firstly, the incredibly frank and uplifting story of a woman who was able to make her own way in life. Secondly, because of Lebowitz’s humour — she was able to answer any question from the hosts or the audience with a joke, sarcasm, or irony.
History of Swear Words (USA)
Here is another enjoyable documentary film from Netflix. As you can see this is about the history, etymology, cultural impact, and other aspects of English swear words in our speech, with the incredibly charismatic Nicolas Cage as host. For six episodes (one episode per each swear word), famous American actors and comedians pair up with lexicographers and psychologists to discuss the nature of obscene vocabulary, supporting their arguments with clippings from scientific works and examples from films and literature.
Lupin TV Show (France)
A French crime drama about a modern criminal and adventurer inspired by the plots of the Arsène Lupin novels. The protagonist’s goal is to avenge his father, accused 25 years ago of a crime he did not commit. The main character is Assane Diop, an immigrant from Senegal has adored the adventures of Arsène Lupin, a legendary gentleman burglar all his life since childhood, so he follows his favourite book idol and wants to steal Marie Antoinette’s necklace from the Louvre. His father was once unjustly accused of stealing this jewel. And now the necklace has been recovered and will be exhibited again, Assan plans to steal it.
This series from Netflix will appeal to fans of twisted plots and those who dream of visiting Paris. The makers of Now You See Me created Lupin. The series is filmed in a similar manner and is aimed at audiences who adore complex detectives.
Fate: The Winx Saga (USA)
The audience that used to run home after school to catch the next episode of the wizards’ adventures has gone. Now children of the early 2000s can enjoy the Netflix series Fate: The Winx Saga. Do not expect the series to be anything like a cartoon adaptation. Only some of the characters and the idea from the Winx Club have remained in the series. Otherwise, the storyline, the characters, and even the magical powers have been changed.