So many shows, so little time! Fortunately, Birdie makes it easy to decide your next binge through the power of personal recommendations. If you’re wondering what we’ve been watching this past year, look no further. We’ve summed up our favorite streaming shows for 2021.

Squid Game

We’re sure you’ve heard all the recent hype about Squid Game, and the rumors are true. This Netflix-produced series is incredible. Directed by filmmaker, Hwang Dong-hyuk, the Korean series bumped Bridgerton from the #1 spot quickly upon release. The high-stakes drama is both thrilling and thought-provoking, looking at themes of classism through a series of deadly children’s games.

Available on Netflix.

If you liked Squid Game, don’t forget to watch The Hunger Games.

Succession

If you haven’t kept up with Succession, it’s time to begin binge-watching. Produced by Will Ferrell, this dark comedy veers away from his trademark over-the-top slapstick, and features a more subtle, nuanced humor. If Squid Game is focusing on the poor and out-of-luck, Succession looks at wealth through the other lens. The Roy family vies for their father’s favor — and inheritance — in order to gain power, prestige, and the money tied to their billion dollar family business.

Available on HBO.

If you liked Succession, give Barry a try.

Breaking Bad

If you haven’t seen Breaking Bad yet… well, we don’t judge our Flock. But we do highly suggest you hop on this completely bingeable series that launched Aaron Paul’s career. Brian Cranston leads the show as Walter White, the timid high school chemistry teacher who turns to the world of drugs after life deals him a bad hand. The character development in this series is incredible — some of the best storytelling of the decade.

Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV

If you liked Breaking Bad, well… then keep watching with this bonus recommendation.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Too often movie spin offs can leave the audience wishing they stopped at the season finale. But that’s not the case with El Camino. Not only does this perfectly wrap up the Emmy-winning series, viewers get to see the aftermath for Paul’s character, Jesse Pinkman. We won’t give away any spoilers, but you better watch it… b*****

Available on Netflix

If you liked El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, give Prison Break a try.

Ted Lasso

If you haven’t heard the hype about Ted Lasso — you’re missing out. This show scored a total of 20 Emmy nominations, and is worth the binge watch. Jason Sudeikis leads this stellar cast, in the feel-good comedy of the year. As the aggressively optimistic small-town American football coach, shifts gears to the big leagues — a professional soccer team in England. This heartwarming series is a wonderful blend of British and American comedy.

Available on AppleTV

If you liked Ted Lasso, check out The League

Loki

Calling all Tom Hiddleston fans! The new Marvel series, Loki, is now available to stream. This show takes place after Avengers: End Game and follows the ‘God of Mischief’ through eight episodes of pure adventure. Owen Wilson joins this incredible cast as Mobius M. Mobius, a hard-boiled detective who specializes in particularly dangerous criminals. The two lead actors’ playful banter offset the suspenseful, time-bending series of the Marvel-Verse in the best possible way.

Available on Disney+

If you liked Loki, then you’ll love Deadpool

ER

If you’re looking for a tv series that withstands the test of time, then ER is your next binge-watch. This is the Chicago-based, medical drama that skyrocketed George Clooney and Julianne Marguiles to fame. You’ll fall in love with this cast of characters. The fifteen-season NBC show paved the way for many more of its kind in recent years, like New Amsterdam and Grey’s Anatomy. Do yourself a favor, and watch this classic.

Available on Hulu and Amazon Prime

If you liked ER, then watch The West Wing

The Umbrella Academy

If you’re a fan of quirky, action comedies, then add The Umbrella Academy to your Netflix queue. Starring Elliot Page, this series follows a group of estranged siblings who were all born unexpectedly to 43 mothers — none of whom knew they were pregnant. Needless to say, this odd family must save the world. The show is based on graphic novels by Gerard Way, singer-songwriter of My Chemical Romance.

Available on Netflix, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime

If you liked The Umbrella Academy, then check out Kick-Ass

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