From Netflix shows Shadow and Bone and Squid Game, to Kate Winslet starring in Mare of Easttown, these shows became hits only after their premieres. Photos: Netflix, HBO
From Netflix shows Shadow and Bone and Squid Game, to Kate Winslet starring in Mare of Easttown, these shows became hits only after their premieres. Photos: Netflix, HBO

8 biggest breakout TV shows of 2021, thanks to word of mouth – from Netflix’s Squid Game to Selena Gomez-lead Only Murders in the Building and Disney animated series What If … ?

  • Some of the year’s most successful TV shows, like HBO’s Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet in the lead role, scored low during their pre-launch screenings
  • Netflix shows Shadow and Bone, Bling Empire, Young Royals and Ginny and Georgia all became massive, critically acclaimed hits after their premieres

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From Netflix shows Shadow and Bone and Squid Game, to Kate Winslet starring in Mare of Easttown, these shows became hits only after their premieres. Photos: Netflix, HBO
From Netflix shows Shadow and Bone and Squid Game, to Kate Winslet starring in Mare of Easttown, these shows became hits only after their premieres. Photos: Netflix, HBO
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