The article discusses the best sitcoms of 2021 and how they provided an escape from the turbulent reality of the year. It acknowledges the resurgence of sitcoms in recent years, with shows pushing genre boundaries and focusing on telling compelling stories. The sitcoms of 2021 also reflected diversity, centering around women and people of color. The article highlights some standout sitcoms, such as "WandaVision," "Reservation Dogs," "Ted Lasso," and "Only Murders in the Building." These shows offered humor, human stories, and a break from the challenges of the pandemic.