The 50 Greatest Episodes of 2021

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1. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )
Episode: Backstory! (2021)

TV-MA | 37 min | Comedy

A fresh-faced young man discovers what it takes to become one of the world's greatest science fiction writers.

Director: Rob McElhenney | Stars: Rob McElhenney, Charlotte Nicdao, F. Murray Abraham, Josh Brener

Votes: 800

8.5/10

2. Solar Opposites (2020– )
Episode: The Unlikely Demise of Terry's Favorite Shot Glass (2021)

TV-MA | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Oops. The wild story that explains why Terry had to order a new shot glass.

Director: Bob Suarez | Stars: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

Votes: 650

8/10

3. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: Mort Dinner Rick Andre (2021)

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rick hosts dinner for his ocean dwelling nemesis, while Morty gets the wine.

Directors: Wesley Archer, Johnny Tesoro, Jacob Hair | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 3,521

8/10

4. WandaVision (2021)
Episode: All-New Halloween Spooktacular! (2021)

TV-PG | 38 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Disturbances on Halloween separate Wanda from Vision, who looks into anomalous activity in Westview.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 17,289

8/10

5. WandaVision (2021)
Episode: We Interrupt This Program (2021)

TV-PG | 35 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Monica Rambeau, tasked with a special assignment regarding sentient weapons, goes missing.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 20,258

8/10

6. Loki (2021– )
Episode: Glorious Purpose (2021)

TV-14 | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Loki, the God of Mischief, finds himself out of time and in an unusual place and forced - against his godly disposition - to cooperate with others.

Director: Kate Herron | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku

Votes: 16,525

8/10

7. WandaVision (2021)
Episode: Don't Touch That Dial (2021)

TV-PG | 37 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In an effort to fit in, Wanda and Vision perform a magic act in their community talent show.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 20,164

8/10

8. WandaVision (2021)
Episode: On a Very Special Episode... (2021)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Wanda addresses Vision's worries when he grows suspicious of the neighbors' strange behaviour.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 19,905

8/10

9. WandaVision (2021)
Episode: Breaking the Fourth Wall (2021)

TV-PG | 38 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Monica plots her return, Wanda navigates unsettling complications, and Vision forms a new alliance.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 16,140

8/10

10. Loki (2021– )
Episode: The Variant (2021)

TV-14 | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Mobius puts Loki to work, but not everyone at TVA is thrilled about the God of Mischief's presence.

Director: Kate Herron | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Votes: 12,036

8/10

11. WandaVision (2021)
Episode: Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience (2021)

TV-PG | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Wanda and Vision struggle to conceal their powers during dinner with Vision's boss and his wife.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Fred Melamed

Votes: 21,313

8/10

12. This Time with Alan Partridge (2019– )
Episode: Episode #2.3 (2021)

Comedy, Talk-Show

Alan embarks on a high-octane SAS training mission while resident drinks expert Rosie Whitter joins the team in the studio.

Directors: Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons | Stars: Steve Coogan, Susannah Fielding, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key

Votes: 107

8/10

13. This Time with Alan Partridge (2019– )
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2021)

Comedy, Talk-Show

A special regal edition sees a member of the royal family welcomed to the studio. But can Alan maintain his dignity in the face of a career-defining setback?

Stars: Steve Coogan, Susannah Fielding, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key

Votes: 72

8/10

14. This Time with Alan Partridge (2019– )
Episode: Episode #2.4 (2021)

Comedy, Talk-Show

Alan delivers a hard-hitting expose of the Chemsex phenomenon and drama therapist Izzy Barnes leads a live workshop in the studio.

Directors: Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons | Stars: Steve Coogan, Susannah Fielding, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key

Votes: 89

8/10

15. This Time with Alan Partridge (2019– )
Episode: Episode #2.5 (2021)

Comedy, Talk-Show

Alan takes to the skies with a flight in a Spitfire, while Jennie comes face to face with her online troll. New band Cayman perform live.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Susannah Fielding, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key

Votes: 76

8/10

16. WandaVision (2021)
Episode: Now in Color (2021)

TV-PG | 33 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Wanda's pregnancy fritzes her powers as she and Vision prepare for an accelerated delivery.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 18,587

8/10

17. This Time with Alan Partridge (2019– )
Episode: Episode #2.1 (2021)

Comedy, Talk-Show

Alan Partridge, thrillingly in his depth, returns as co-host of BBC One magazine show 'This Time', relishing his career Indian summer and the chance to showcase his broadcasting chops to ... See full summary »

Directors: Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons | Stars: Steve Coogan, Susannah Fielding, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key

Votes: 139

7.5/10

18. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )
Episode: Peter (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy

Rachel accompanies C.W. on an acrimonious visit to his former friend turned rival.

Director: Todd Biermann | Stars: Ashly Burch, F. Murray Abraham, William Hurt, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 420

7.5/10

19. Wellington Paranormal (2018– )
Episode: Fear Factory (2021)

22 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

While out on patrol, Minogue and O'Leary encounter a series of people who've been attacked by their worst nightmares. All the victims were at the same scary amusement house. The Fear Factory.

Director: Jemaine Clement | Stars: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Thomas Sainsbury

Votes: 36

7.5/10

20. South Park (1997– )
Episode: South ParQ Vaccination Special (2021)

TV-MA | 46 min | Animation, Comedy

The citizens of South ParQ are clamoring for the COVID-19 vaccine. A hilarious new militant group tries to stop the boys from getting their teacher vaccinated.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart, Mona Marshall

Votes: 2,009

7.5/10

21. This Time with Alan Partridge (2019– )
Episode: Episode #2.2 (2021)

Comedy, Talk-Show

A special episode focusing on criminal justice. A new make-up artist puts a spring in Alan's step, while a blast from his past returns to make amends.

Directors: Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons | Stars: Steve Coogan, Susannah Fielding, Felicity Montagu, Tim Key

Votes: 106

7.5/10

22. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Hurry Up and Wait (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Actor James is waiting for his big moment on ITV's new crime drama in a static caravan, owned by a strange family that clearly have something to hide.

Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Bhavna Limbachia, Pauline McLynn, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 391

7/10

23. Solar Opposites (2020– )
Episode: The Emergency Urbanizer (2021)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Woohoo. School's out, so the Solars make a splash at summer camp.

Directors: Annisa Adjani, Kim Arndt | Stars: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

Votes: 450

7/10

24. WandaVision (2021)
Episode: Previously On (2021)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Wanda embarks on a troubling journey revisiting her past for insight into her present and future.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Julian Hilliard

Votes: 17,803

7/10

25. Motherland (2016– )
Episode: Mother's Day (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy

Mother's Day leaves Julia feeling ignored while Meg gets spoilt rotten. Amanda endures a passive aggressive lunch with her appalling mother Felicity.

Director: Simon Hynd | Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready

Votes: 35

7/10

26. Wellington Paranormal (2018– )
Episode: Fatberg (2021)

22 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

When a large, congealed blob of fat in the Wellington sewers becomes sentient, Minogue and O'Leary go underground to confront the monster.

Director: Jemaine Clement | Stars: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Thomas Sainsbury

Votes: 25

7/10

27. Solar Opposites (2020– )
Episode: The Rad Awesome Terrific Ray (2021)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Oh no. The Red Goobler's back and this time he's jacked. This one's too scary for me.

Director: Lucas Gray | Stars: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

Votes: 425

7/10

28. WandaVision (2021)
Episode: The Series Finale (2021)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Wanda battles Agatha and Vision fights his S.W.O.R.D. counterpart as Hayward launches an attack on Westview.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 17,686

7/10

29. Motherland (2016– )
Episode: Catchment Area (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy

The parents join the merry-go-round of secondary school open days, as they face the choice of where to send their kids at 11. Julia panics about which catchment area she is in and considers a fake religious conversion to beat the system.

Director: Simon Hynd | Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready

Votes: 37

7/10

30. Solar Opposites (2020– )
Episode: The Apple Pencil Pro (2021)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Dinner Time. Korvo wins top prize at the annual neighborhood rib festival.

Director: Kim Arndt | Stars: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

Votes: 399

7/10

31. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Lip Service (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Felix is pretty certain his wife is up to something with her boss Dmitri, so he decides to hire some help to prove things one way or the other. When professional lip-reader Iris arrives ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Armstrong, Sian Clifford, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

Votes: 510

7/10

32. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Simon Says (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Everyone says the Season 7 finale of fantasy epic The Ninth Circle was pretty disappointing, even show-runner Spencer Maguire is keen to move on to new projects. But not everyone thinks ... See full summary »

Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Nick Mohammed, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

Votes: 520

7/10

33. Wellington Paranormal (2018– )
Episode: Te Maero (2021)

24 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

After finding footage of a camper being abducted by a large hairy creature, the cops decide to head for the bush. Sarge believes it to be a Maero or Sasquatch-type creature from Maori mythology.

Director: Jemaine Clement | Stars: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Thomas Sainsbury

Votes: 38

7/10

34. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )
Episode: Juice Box (2021)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

Ian presents his half of the expansion and ends up in the hospital. David ponders his legacy.

Director: Todd Biermann | Stars: Rob McElhenney, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis, Imani Hakim

Votes: 162

7/10

35. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )
Episode: Episode #2.9 (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy

Ian and Poppy collaborate again, Rachel and Dana figure out their next move, and Brad looks to settle a feud once and for all.

Star: Rob McElhenney

7/10

36. Wellington Paranormal (2018– )
Episode: The Invisible Fiend (2021)

22 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Minogue and O'Leary go after a monstrous invisible force.

Director: Tim van Dammen | Stars: Mike Minogue, Karen O'Leary, Maaka Pohatu, Thomas Sainsbury

Votes: 43

7/10

37. Motherland (2016– )
Episode: School Trip (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy

Julia, Liz and Meg endure the school coach trip from hell with their nemesis Ashley, while Kevin helps Amanda pack up her shop with unimaginable consequences.

Director: Simon Hynd | Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready

Votes: 38

7/10

38. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Wuthering Heist (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Pantalone has in an audacious plan to steal a consignment of diamonds worth a tasty twelve million. But he's hired a complete bunch of double-crossing clowns to do it.

Director: Guillem Morales | Stars: Kevin Bishop, Gemma Whelan, Paterson Joseph, Rosa Robson

Votes: 710

7/10

39. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Episode: Power Broker (2021)

TV-14 | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

To find the source of the Super Soldier Serum, Sam and Bucky must scale a ladder of low-lifes starting in Madripoor with Zemo.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp

Votes: 11,989

7/10

40. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )
Episode: Please Sign Here (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy

Carol tries to wrangle Mythic Quest employees as they refuse to sign the results of a simple workplace assessment.

Stars: Rob McElhenney, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis, Imani Hakim

Votes: 333

7/10

41. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )
Episode: Breaking Brad (2021)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

Brad attempts to convince the development team that his brother Zack is not the nice guy he's pretending to be. Rachel does Ian a favor.

Stars: Rob McElhenney, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis, Imani Hakim

Votes: 318

7/10

42. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )
Episode: Titans' Rift (2021)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

With Ian on sabbatical, Poppy must come up with a title for the new expansion. Dana and Rachel take their relationship to new heights.

Director: Pete Chatmon | Stars: Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis, Imani Hakim, David Hornsby

Votes: 361

7/10

43. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )
Episode: Grouchy Goat (2021)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

Brad wants to launch a mobile game. Poppy is pulled away from working on the expansion with Ian to speak at a luncheon for women in gaming.

Director: Pete Chatmon | Stars: Rob McElhenney, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis, Imani Hakim

Votes: 324

7/10

44. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020– )
Episode: #YumYum (2021)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

Ian and Poppy work separately on the expansion, Jo helps C.W. deal with his publisher, and Brad sets out to find a romantic partner for David.

Stars: Rob McElhenney, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis, Imani Hakim

Votes: 281

7/10

45. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Last Night of the Proms (2021)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Dawn and Mick are hosting their annual Last Night of the Proms party, the perfect antidote to post-Brexit Britain. But not everyone is singing from the same song sheet.

Stars: Bamshad Abedi-Amin, Debra Gillett, Julian Glover, Sarah Parish

Votes: 272

7/10

46. Solar Opposites (2020– )
Episode: The Earth Eraser (2021)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Heyo. Terry's obsession with dinner parties gets the whole team in a mess-o-trouble.

Director: Kim Arndt | Stars: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack

Votes: 471

7/10

47. Solar Opposites (2020– )
Episode: The Lake House Device (2021)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi