Thanksgiving dinner might be imminent, but the real feast this year has been the sheer amount of television offered to us in the last 11 months. (And we don’t need to loosen our belts after binging!)
In the spirit of giving thanks this holiday season, Team TVLine has compiled the below list of television happenings for which we’re grateful in 2021, from a long-awaited Insecure reconciliation to a Saturday Night Live bit we’re still rewatching months later.
TVLine staff members Matt Webb Mitovich, Kimberly Roots, Andy Swift, Dave Nemetz, Vlada Gelman, Rebecca Iannucci, Ryan Schwartz, Nick Caruso, Keisha Hatchett and Mekeisha Madden Toby have each singled out two things from this TV year that satisfied us. Gruff male characters getting in touch with their emotions? Sign us up. A steady stream of Jean Smart content? Yes, please. Even more dramatic antics from Bravo’s Real Housewives? Keep ’em coming.
Our gratitude also extends to Disney+’s reliable rollout of Marvel content, a Supergirl return we were eagerly anticipating, an animated Netflix series that’s must-see TV for musical theater geeks and much more.
Scroll through the list below to see all of our 2021 gratitude, then drop a comment with your thoughts! (And come back on Thursday to see what you, the TVLine readers, were thankful for this year.)