YEM’s Top 5 Returning Shows Of 2021

2021 is coming to an end, and while the pandemic still remains a cause for concern, our small screens helped keep us occupied. Here are YEM’s picks for the top 5 shows who made the best comebacks this year.

1. Love, Victor

This spin-off from 2018’s Love, Simon continues Victor’s story in its second season as he deals with the aftermath of his coming out and the challenges that come with it. The story of Victor has touched the hearts of us here at YEM in season 1, and season 2 boldly capitalizes on that.

2. High School Musical the Musical the Series

The students of East High are back as they put on a production of Beauty and The Beast. The students’ charm and memorable music are back in full force here, which helps to secure its spot on the Top 5 list.

3. Riverdale

Things never tire for Archie and the gang as they continue their marvelous misadventures for Riverdale’s fifth and sixth seasons. Complete with a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina crossover, Riverdale continues to deliver what we’ve come to expect and we at YEM can’t get enough of it. 

4. Never Have I Ever

Mindy Kailing’s coming-of-age tale continues as young Devi continues to deal with her grief, identity, and social life. Coming-of-age tales are always a hit with YEM, and Mindy Kailing sure knows all the right beats to make us laugh and cry all the same.

5. Gossip Girl

As a follow-up to the CW original, Gossip Girl had a tough task, but one that YEM feels it delivered on tremendously. Its diversity and continuing commentary on social media alone make it a worthy addition to our list.


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