Ten popular mini-series that delivered cinema enjoyment while recording dialogues in 2021, ranging from action to drama, mystery, and fantasy.
The items on this list are not in any particular sequence.
Return of the King: King of Boys Kemi Adetiba’s sequel to her 2018 debut, Kemi Adetiba’s political thriller, was a crowd favorite among a Nigerian audience wanting handmade cinema. The drama follows an assortment of people as they traverse a dog eat dog world in Nigeria’s political and cultural scenes, with Sola Sobowale taking the lead part as Eniola Salami.
Shadow and Bone: Based on the novel of the same title, Shadow and Bone is another series that appeared to be the next Game of Thrones. The medieval backdrop, combined with fantasy trappings, made us all cheer for Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), the lone survivor of the Sun Summoner clan. Alina must learn to control her abilities while avoiding being exploited as a weapon by warring groups.
The White Lotus: A group of rich individuals attend a summer retreat in Hawaii, unaware that their experience will affect them for the rest of their lives.
Invincible: Themes like as family, friendship, and human morality are explored in Invincible. This Amazon cartoon follows a youngster with abilities as he navigates his adolescent years and lives up to his father’s high ideals. Invincible is not the most well-known comic book adaptation. It distinguishes itself from Marvel and DC, though, by thinking outside the box in terms of story twists and character arcs, deaths and survival.
The Underground Railroad: Oscar winner Barry Jenkins demonstrated through film the brutal reality of racism and slave trade through the adventure of Cora Randal(Thuso Mbedu), an escaped slave who must make a life of her own while running from her abductors.
Mare of Easttown: In this Seven episode series, Kate Winslet portrays Mare, an effective detective who hides her grief behind the badge. Mare of Easttown rides on the mystery of a missing girl and subsequently delves into the impact of tragedy on small-town families.
Squid Game: The South Korean horror-thriller was the most-watched Netflix series in 2021 for all the right reasons. It features characters who will go to unspeakable lengths to regain financial security. Squid Game’s engaging storyline, clean production and societal commentary are more reasons it deserves a second season.
Wanda vision: The first series, into the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saw Elizabeth Olsen(Wanda) and Paul Bettany(Vision) steal the show in two worlds as the grieving orphan and her android lover bent reality to their will while seeking closure and conquering evil.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Marvel made a clever twist in making this mini-series, unlike previous titles in its packed franchise where the villains are usually robots and aliens. In The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, the villains are socio-political issues afflicting the western world that fists and nukes won’t defeat but sheer humanity, goodwill and faith in being better; Qualities that Sam(Anthony Mackie) colorfully displayed as the new Captain America.
LOKI: Aided with Owen Wilson and Sophia Di Martino, Tom Hiddleston as Loki in this series surprisingly brought up a never seen side of the titular antihero in the MCU. While LOKI explores facets of the Asgardian’s complex personality, Simultaneously, the first season LOKI acted as a significant catalyst for future MCU storylines.