The year was once again rich in innovations in terms of series. Find out which ones you have voted for over the past few months …
The Top New Series 2021 according to spectators *
The year 2021 was once again rich in novelties on the series planet. Already, thank you very much for your loyalty and your sharing. You have noted your favorites over the past few months and we are taking advantage of this period associated with reviews to take stock of the most popular programs. First observation, the animation stands out with novelties that have not left you indifferent. European productions definitely have a future, this top not only including US creations. Finally, special mention to Dexter New Blood launched recently and already in a good position in your preferences.
1- Arcane 4.8 / 5
Created by Alex Yee & Christian “Praeco” Linke
Champions of their twin cities and rivals (the posh Piltover and the underground Zaun), two sisters Vi and Powder fight in a war raging magical technologies and diametrically opposed perspectives.
From its launch, Arcane, an animated series based on the popular video game League of Legends, provokes the enthusiasm of the public. The bet of Riot Games of satisfying both early adopters and serving as an introduction for the uninitiated seems to be raised. What strikes you, at first glance, is a unique visual experience made possible thanks to the graphics developed by the Parisian company. Fortiche. This ambitious project, which required no less than six years of work, has borne fruit. The narrative issues put in place from the first episodes are transcended by characters with nuances, including the young Jinx, much appreciated by the fans. The fights are realistic, and special care has been taken in the music which always sticks very well to the story. Even the dubbing is great art, with special mention for Adeline Chetail and Alice Taurand.
2- Young royals 4.4 / 5
Created by Lisa Ambjörn
When Prince Wilhelm arrives at the prestigious Hillerska boarding school, he finally sees the opportunity to discover who he really is and the kind of life he wants to lead. Wilhelm finds himself dreaming of a future where he enjoys full freedom and unconditional love, free from any royal obligation.
Teen show Nordic developed by Lisa Ambjörn, Young royals discreetly enter the Netflix catalog. To better surprise. As soon as the episodes become available during the summer, subscribers are passionate about the fate of Wilhelm, a young prince dreaming of freedom. Torn between his feelings for a boy and the heavy royal responsibilities that await him, the teenager moves the audience. Even if the subject has airs of déjà vu, the series touches by its sincerity. And the cast, carried by Edvin Ryding and Omar Rudberg, has a lot to do with it. Far from the audacity and the provocative side of a Elite, Young royals shows humanity and tenderness, and aims fair in the treatment of the torments of the protagonists. The usual clichés give way here to a moving LGBTQ + romance, which appears like a breath of freshness that does good to the soul.
3- It’s a Sin 4.4 / 5
Created by Russell T Davies
Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin arrive in London in 1981. Young men will begin their adulthood with a new virus that is spreading in the gay community. It is the story of their friends, their lovers and their families.
After his coup in 2019 with the powerful Years and Years, Russell T Davies puts his genius at the service of It’s a Sin, a drama inspired by his own experience, on the emergence of AIDS within the London gay community in the early 1980s. As usual, the former creator of Queer as Folk UK paints the portrait of endearing characters, passing the usual caricatures by the wayside. In this moving story full of nuances punctuated by a few emblematic titles of the time, a group of friends are undermined by an epidemic of which they do not measure the extent. The multiple tragedies, interspersed with welcome humor, never fall into the morbid. On the contrary, they constitute a beautiful tribute to the victims.
4- Mare of Easttown 4.3 / 5
Created by Brad Ingelsby
As her life crumbles, a small town detective in Pennsylvania investigates a murder.
Authentic. This would be the key word to define this mini-series developed under the HBO banner. Ten years after Mildred Pierce, Kate Winslet wins her 2nd Emmy Award for her performance as a larger-than-life policewoman in the throes of a chaotic personal life. This fiction in 7 parts lifts the veil on Mare …