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At the halfway point of 2021, the year has already given us a wealth of quality television, including more than ten rare 100% Certified Fresh seasons. We’re betting there will be a few more additions to Rotten Tomatoes’ 100% Club before the year is through.
The first three (of many) Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series in the works for Disney+ also made an impressive splash when WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki finally premiered.
Looking for more critic-approved TV series to add to your viewing queue? This list of all of the Certified Fresh TV and streaming series that have premiered in 2021 so far should help. To be Certified Fresh, seasons must score at least 75% Fresh on the Tomatometer, with at least 20 critic reviews (five of those from Top Critics). Note: Shows retain their Certified Fresh status even if they fall below that threshold, as long as the scores stay at 70% or above.
To break any ties, seasons that have the same score are then ranked by the overall number of reviews (season only or season and episodic scores together where episodic reviews can be counted). Ties between seasons with the same score and the same number of reviews are broken by the average rating out of 10 found under “See Score Details” link beneath their Tomatometer scores on each season’s page.
Need more suggestions? Check out our comprehensive list of the best TV and streaming shows of 2020 — there are a whopping 129 Certified Fresh TV seasons on last year’s list.
Recently Added: The second seasons of Netflix’s Feel Good and Lupin, the first seasons of latest Disney+ Marvel entry Loki and Kevin Can F**k Himself; 100% Certified Fresh imports Starstruck and We Are Lady Parts; and Starz adaptation Blindspotting
Have your favorite shows of 2021 made our list of the best-reviewed TV of the year? Tell us about your picks in the comments!