• 2021

The Biggest Pop Culture Surprises Of 2021

List RulesVote up the things that surprised you the most with their popularity in 2021. Vote down the things that didn't grab your attention.

Everyone hoped 2021 would be the year they'd be free of the pandemic. Instead, most people continued searching for the most compelling entertainment to get them through another long year, and they turned some unexpected stuff into pop culture behemoths in the process. Some hits, like Squid Game, seemed to come out of nowhere. Some, like Ted Lasso, were already around but took off in their second or third seasons. And some, like the resurrection of Bennifer, took the world back to simpler time.

2021 was full of big hits, so here's your opportunity to let the world know which pop culture phenomena took you by surprise.

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