Editors' Picks: The TV.com Staff's Top 10 Shows of 2014

Television was awfully good to us in 2014. How good? If you take a look at the TV.com writers' individual picks for the 10 best shows of the year, you'll find that each person's list is vastly different from the rest. And all the shows mentioned are shows that fully deserve the honor; it's not like, "Oh my uncle was the sound mixer on The Mysteries of Laura, so I put it on my list." I could've easily named 27 shows all by myself, but alas, we are a 10-based society, and so the difficult task of limiting ourselves was painfully endured by us all. But the result is an incredibly diverse array of worthy honorees, and we'd be content to spend our holiday break marathoning each and every one of them.

Also! Before y'all swap out your calendars and exchange your holiday gifts, we'd like to thank everyone for visiting TV.com this year. You all are the best and make this site what it is, and we'd be nothing without your loyalty. Thank you so much.

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Cory Barker
Writer / Charter Member, Guilty Remnant

10. The Mindy Project
9. The Americans
8. Veep
7. Masters of Sex
6. Broad City
5. Mad Men
4. The Leftovers
3. The Good Wife
2. You're the Worst
1. Transparent


Spotlight: You're the Worst

Television's conventional approach to the romantic comedy is to drag out the "Will they or won't they?" arc as long as possible, dealing primarily in mindless obstacles and cloying "breakthroughs" that are walked back faster than a character can say "I love you." Stephen Falk's You're The Worst broke protocol by having its romantic leads Gretchen (Aya Cash) and Jimmy (Chris Geere) sex each other up as quickly as possible, but also by allowing them to admit their emotional hang-ups and neuroses just as early. The resulting accidental courtship involved a lot of banter without the needless tension, and the fun of discovery without concern for stability. This isn't just a story about terrible people falling in love and becoming less terrible; it's a story about two terrible people finding someone who's equally miserable and loving them for—and despite—it. What's more, while giving us the best TV couple of 2014 in Gretchen and Jimmy, You're the Worst also delivered consistently funny episodic plots involving wonderful supporting characters, and managed to tell compelling, sometimes truly moving stories about Edgar's (Desmin Borges) PTSD and Lindsay's (Kether Donahue) buyer's remorse over settling down in the suburbs. For a show that's essentially about assholes getting it on, You're the Worst sure has a lot to say. —Cory


Nick Campbell
Writer / The Yellow King's Interior Decorator

10. How to Get Away With Murder
9. Pretty Little Liars
8. Gracepoint
7. Scandal 
6. Parenthood
5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
4. True Detective
3. Broad City
2. Mad Men
1. Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey


Spotlight: Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey

In 2014, there were two different people competing to be the one who most made you feel like an insignificant speck of dust in a cold, unyielding universe: True Detective's Rust "Time Is a Flat Circle" Cohle and the natural heir of Carl Sagan's "humans are nothing" legacy, Neil deGrasse Tyson. As the host of Fox's Cosmos, Tyson certainly won out. Because while True Detective could distract you from existential torpor with Alexandria Daddario's GIFable scenes, Tyson & Co. never pulled punches about our position in the universe, particularly with regard to how inconsequential we are in both time and space. There was also a lot of science to learn, not to mention some amazing visuals—education can be very pretty. And best of all, Cosmos was just plain exciting to watch, a nice break from more formulaic television. If only Seth MacFarlane would produce something like Cosmos for every piece of crap he puts his name on. Like a pop-culture philanthropic mission. —Nick


Andy Daglas
Writer / Synopsisbender

10. The Americans
9. Hannibal
8. Jane the Virgin
7. The Legend of Korra
6. Mad Men
5. The Good Wife
4. Arrow/The Flash
3. Bob's Burgers
2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
1. Enlisted


Spotlight: Enlisted

Enlisted was a warm, thoughtful, and hilarious piece of TV comedy, and I had to put it at the top of my list since I’ll never get another chance to put it on any list (thanks, Fox). Centering on three brothers stationed at a Florida Army base (Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, and exposed comic nerve Parker Young), along with Keith David as their gruff and wily commanding officer/father figure, Enlisted wore its heart on its sleeve even as Young frequently wore little else. The show drew its central relationships with remarkable depth and clarity for a freshman sitcom, while also establishing a sharp and distinctive ensemble. That you could see how rapidly it was maturing over the course of its single season makes its cancellation all the more painful. But the 13 episodes we did get from co-creators Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce were some of the funniest to air in 2014. —Andy


Noel Kirkpatrick
Writer / Darkness at Noon Superfan

10. Orange Is the New Black
9. Broad City
8. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
7. Kill la Kill
6. Rectify
5. Adventure Time
4. The Honorable Woman
3. Ping Pong: The Animation
2. Hannibal
1. The Good Wife


Spotlight: The Honorable Woman

There are so many layers to this BBC Two/SundanceTV miniseries. There's the drive to establish peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through access to technology. There are the business and political dealings that undercut that drive at every turn. There are the personal intrigues as the characters come to grips with their imagined, actual, and abdicated responsibilities to each other, those around them, and people they had no idea they had wronged. There's the old spymaster looking to save his career and his personal life in one fell swoop. It's gripping and twisty-turny stuff written and directed by Hugo Blick, and it deftly alternates between the big picture of the intractable nature of the conflict and the personal tolls said conflict takes on those who want to "fix" it. Led by Maggie Gyllenhaal in a nuanced and unsettling performance as the season's most compelling and interesting antihero, The Honorable Woman shows there are no winners in this struggle, let alone honorable people; there are only those who lose more and those who lose less. —Noel


Price Peterson
Writer / Noted Catamaran Thief & Trusted Purveyor of Catamarans

10. The Comeback
9. Transparent
8. The Walking Dead
7. Homeland
6. The Originals
5. American Horror Story: Freak Show
4. The Heart, She Holler
3. Game of Thrones
2. The Leftovers
1. Teen Wolf


Spotlight: Teen Wolf

While everyone's off debating the merits of quantity vs. quality, here's a question: Why not BOTH? In 2014 Teen Wolf brought us TWO seasons of greatness. From the madness and darkness-drenched Season 3B—which saw our heroes battling the Nogitsune and watching their own ranks heartbreakingly diminish—to Season 4's ambitious rebuilding effort full of mouthless assassins and feral coyote girls, Teen Wolf was as generous and inventive as any show on television. Even though some plotlines didn't quiiite cohere or pay off as we expected, the show still boasts a sort of heartfelt insanity that feels somehow punk rock in an age of prestigious yet boring cable series. And just in case there was any remaining doubt that Teen Wolf has finally moved past its initial comparisons to Twilight, this year the show had the audacity to kill off its female romantic lead in one of its most shocking and wrenching moments to date. There was a time when Teen Wolf's excellence felt like a secret, a sort of "us kids know" situation, but after 24 episodes of weird, funny, and touching nightmare fuel, 2014 was the year that made everyone accept that Teen Wolf is a monster that won't be denied. —Price


MaryAnn Sleasman
Writer / Went to Prom in a Stolen Car That One Time

10. Hannibal
9. American Horror Story: Freak Show
8. Halt and Catch Fire
7. Shameless
6. Suits
5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
4. Gotham
3. Mad Men
2. Supernatural
1. The Flash


Spotlight: The Flash

Oh man, where to start? Is it the fact that Barry Allen is a human puppy dog? Or that Dr. Wells is so deliciously evil that I actually cackle with nefarious glee every time he appears on my TV screen? Or maybe it's the mere presence of Jesse L. Martin, whose Law & Order credentials seem to give the hapless Central City PD an air of legitimacy (not to mention he's just awesome). Actually, it's all of the above plus the fact that The CW's take on The Flash avoids being cheesy (except for when it wants to be), and the seamless way that this newbie series slides right into the continuity established by Arrow. And the special effects are surprisingly good, too! Everybody wins! —MaryAnn


Tim Surette
Senior Editor / Dome Survivor / Abel Teller's P.O.


10. True Detective
9. Broad City
8. Review
7. Person of Interest
6. The Missing
5. Rectify
4. Manhattan
3. The Americans 
2. Fargo
1. Game of Thrones 


Spotlight: Game of Thrones

Ummmmmm, hello? Where is Game of Thrones on everyone's list this year? Looking around the internet at other critics' best-of-2014 picks, it's almost as if what happened in Westeros in Season 4 was but a dream. Did people forget that a giant shot a massive arrow the size of your Christmas tree into a guy and sent him flying hundreds of feet into the air? Did the Purple Wedding and its dwarf-led recap of Seasons 1 through 3 escape the grip of people's memories? Was the bloody and horrific fight between the Mountain and the Red Viper (and Ellaria's subsequent scream) just a figment of my imagination? Did someone slip me some PCP, causing my brain to fabricate Tyrion's amazing, spittle-spewing courtroom speech? Did I conjure up that impressive finale with rugrats throwing fireballs at reanimated corpses? And hello, am I the only one who saw DAARIO'S BUTT!?!? Sure, there was no Red Wedding to spur a million reaction videos, and now that Game of Thrones is in its fourth season, it's no longer the series du jour, but 2014 brought us the show's grandest and most impressive stretch of episodes to date. Plus Shae died, which makes me 100 kinds of happy. All y'all who don't think Game of Thrones was one of the year's best shows are crazy. This is why we have HDTVs!!! —Tim


Kaitlin Thomas
Associate Editor / Lead TV Facial Hair Expert

10. Playing House
9. Looking
8. Game of Thrones
7. Shameless
6. Jane the Virgin
5. Rectify
4. Fargo
3. Hannibal
2. The Americans
1. Veep


Spotlight: Looking

Looking is not a loud show. It’s not going to make you pee your pants with laughter, and it’s never going to break Twitter or inspire intense watercooler debates. But that’s exactly why it’s important. Looking is just a quiet series about normal people. Set within the gay community of San Francisco, it uses its three leads—portrayed by Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett—to tell incredibly rich and relatable stories about our perception of the world and where we fit into it. All three men are at different stages of their lives, but they're all searching for the same things, just like the rest of us: happiness, success, and a sense of purpose. The show has humor and it’s got heart (Team Kevin!), but mostly it just serves to remind us that everyone’s the same in the end. Looking only has one female series regular (Lauren Weedman, whose character Doris rocks), and I'm not daft enough to believe that it will ever be accepted by the masses, but it tells fascinating stories within a specific context that ultimately have the power to resonate with everyone—gay or straight. Also, Russell Tovey and the City by the Bay have never looked better. —Kaitlin


Jen Trolio
Managing Editor / Lifelong Member of the Midnight Society

10. @midnight
9. Trophy Wife
8. Playing House
7. Parks and Recreation
6. Orange Is the New Black
5. Silicon Valley
4. Game of Thrones
3. Veep
2. Fargo
1. The Americans


Spotlight: The Americans

Nearly every time I tell someone I work for TV.com and they ask me to recommend a show, I almost always suggest The Americans. And by "suggest The Americans," I mean "lavish The Americans with praise and implore people to watch." I'm just so impressed by how well the show juggles so many different elements—the '80s setting (and soundtrack!), the family drama, the spy thrills, the multiple overlapping storylines. And I'm even more impressed by how good the show remained in Season 2. The Americans returned for its sophomore effort with a big episode that set the tone for an intense run of episodes and never stopped raising the stakes, ending with a wonderful, surprising finale that's left me incredibly excited for Season 3. —Jen


Your turn! Let's hear your own list of the 10 best shows of 2014 in the comments.


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Jan 31, 2015
1 WENTWORTH
2 Shameless
3OITNB
4The blacklist
5Banshee
6Black Sails
7Homeland
8Penny Dreadful
9The American
10Outlander
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Jan 28, 2015
so it appears that most of my shows have been cancelled, I'm started to wonder, is my taste that bad.... why I like to watch the shows that has low rating.. no answer for that, anyways this is my list of the shows that i am currently watching..


10. Devious Maids
9. Orphan Black
8. The vampire diaries
7. Pretty little liars
6. the Blacklist
5. the originals
4. gotham
3. Jane the Virgin
2. Teen wolf
1. Revenge

and I guess they will cancelled "Jane the Virgin" eventually because I noticed the shows that kept renewing is either crime, mystery, or has a lot of nude scenes. and apparently romantic comedy is not for the market and will stand for less than 4 seasons.
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Jan 28, 2015
10. Black box
9.Parenthood
8. Homeland
7. Nashville
6. House of cards
5. Orange is the new black
4. Fargo
3. Game of Thrones
2. Scandal
1. True Detective
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Jan 28, 2015
Is it weird I think in Television Seasons when talking about 'last year'... Maybe! But when you say "What show from 2014 you wish hadn't been canceled?" I think of Almost Human, not Selfie, because for me AH was on last year. Selfie was on this year. Though I do miss you both!

As a result I have decided not to add anything that started this season, as it seems unfair to established shows and in some cases there's not really enough episodes of programs which started in the 2014-2015 Season to judge. So despite liking Jane the Virgin, Flash and Madam Secretary, as well as several other new programs they will be out.

Mini-series are out as well, doubly sorry Parade's End (Cumberbatch, Clemens & Hall, you all did amazing jobs but even next year you'd be out of the running).

Also I have left off Nexflix & Amazon series as they are not on broadcast television (something TV.com often does anyway). That leaves off House of Cards, Quick Draw and Alpha House... I love you all but you're not in contention either.

Finally as I see Top 5's & 6's and Top 11's or 20's, I'm going to play a little differently here as well... I'm doing a Top 15.

The Countdown [Again based solely on the previous Season, not this Season]:

15- Legend of Korra
13- Community
8- Fargo
1- The 100

Spotlight: The Colbert Report - Every weekday (excluding vacations) last year I received part of my news, decompressed and laughed out loud with Steven Colbert. The 'fake news' produced by his team was second to none [Sorry Jon] and as a result my busy and stressful life felt just a little more of a connection with the world and I felt just a little less like smacking my forehead in frustration confusion at the inhumanity and ridiculousness I see around me. Thank you Steven for everything!
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Jan 27, 2015
10. fargo
9. hannibal
8. masters of sex
7. blacklist
6. true detective
5. orange is the new black
4. shameless
3. the kinck
2. penny dreadful
1. the walking dead
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Jan 26, 2015
10. The 100
9. Justified
8. The Americans
7. The Walking Dead
6. Mad Men
5. Bates Motel
4. The Good Wife
3. Person of Interest
2. Fargo
1. Game of Thrones

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Jan 26, 2015
10b Orphan Black :)
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Jan 18, 2015
Disappointing lists all around from the critics I'm afraid. Here is my list:

10. Bates Motel
9. The Americans
8. Gotham
7. Fargo
6. The Ascension
5. House of Cards
4. The Colbert Report (I'm really going to miss this show)
3. 24: Live Another Day
2. The Walking Dead
1. Game of Thrones

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Jan 16, 2015
My favorite of 2014 is Madam Sect'y, yet it's not on any list --- this one or the golden globes. I think it's smartly written and well performed.
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Jan 14, 2015
Is this Bizarro world where the Flash is on some top 10 lists but Game of Thrones is not?
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Jan 13, 2015
I don't watch anything on any of these lists. and have no intention to because almost all of them appear to be soap operas, excuse me, serialized dramas.

my son liked legend of korra ( he's a big avatar air bender fan)

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Jan 14, 2015
Then, out of sheer curiosity, if you watch NONE of the above shows, I must inquire as to what you watch? Do you have a top ten list?
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Jan 10, 2015
not in any particular order
1.arrow
2.agents of shield
3.the good wife
4.sleepy hollow
5.game of thrones
6.the flash
7.archer
8.sherlock
9.hannibal
10.Person of interest.
these are the shows I watched religously last year...others might have made the list but I haven't gotten around to watching Orphan Black, Manhattan, Supernatural, True Detectives or Penny Dreadful yet.
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Jan 08, 2015
10. Parks and Recreation
9. Walking Dead
8. Orange is the New Black
7. Sleepy Hollow
6. Brooklyn 99
5. Cosmos
4. The Affair - original
3. Game of Thrones
2. Shameless - disturbingly funny show
1. True Detective - arguably the greatest miniseries ever
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Jan 07, 2015
Teen Wolf. Especially 3B. Thank you!!
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Jan 06, 2015
10) Orange is the new black
9) Orphan Black
8) Homeland
7) Game of thrones
6) The Missing
5) The Affair
4) The walking dead
3) The americans
2) Hannibal
1) Banshee!!!!
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Jan 05, 2015
1.Orange is the new Black
2.Game of Thrones
3.TheGoodWife
4.OrphanBlack
5.Shameless
6.Homeland
7.TheWalking Dead
8.Arrow
9.Transparent
10.The Newsroom
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Jan 05, 2015
10. Jane the virgin
9. Suits
8. House of cards
7. 24: Live another day
6. Orphan Black
5. True Detective
4. How to get away with murder
3. The Good Wife
2. Trophy Wife
1. Parenthood
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Jan 04, 2015

I'm surprised that none of these editors has "Madam Secretary" on their list - The main character of the show - Elizabeth McCord - has similarities with Alicia Florrick in the "The Good Wife" - Both have a calm charisma but they let their intelligent actions do the talking - I really hope that Madame Secretary at least gets a second season since there are far to few shows with strong women as the main characters - It's probably because those who are writing the shows are mainly men with potency problems
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Jan 04, 2015
True Detective
Game of Thrones
The Fall
Fargo
Peaky Blinders
Walking Dead
The Good Wife
Happy Valley
The Americans
Shameless
--I can't believe how many people left True Detective off their lists!
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Jan 03, 2015
so many people, so many opinions :) here is my top10:

10. The Americans
9. The Vampire diaries
8. The Walking Dead
7. Continuum
6. Game Of Thrones
5. Person Of Interest
4. Suits
3. The Big Bang Theory
2. House Of Cards
1. Shameless
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Jan 02, 2015
  1. 1.Arrow
  2. 2.The Walking Dead
  3. 3.Sherlock
  4. 4.Orphan Black
  5. 5.Game of Thrones
  6. 6.The Flash
  7. 7.Hannibal
  8. 8.The 100
  9. 9.Vikings
  10. 10.Agents of Shield
  11. 11.Archer
Honorable mentions: Orange is the New Black, Outlander, Penny Dreadful, Selfie, New Girl, Person of Interest, Sleepy Hollow, The Killing, Once Upon a Time, Musketeers.

I'm shocked at myself that neither Doctor Who or Supernatural made my list, but I just haven't managed to get excited for either of them this past year!
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Jan 05, 2015
Found only at most two shows I watch from the contributors lists. What is wrong with me? Or them???
Then I saw your list - It had 7 shows that I watch and another (Orphan Black) that I intend to watch.
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Jan 14, 2015
We obviously have far better taste, simple! ;)

Definitely give Orphan Black a chance.
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Jan 02, 2015
1- Game of Thrones
2- The Americans
3- Arrow
4- Sherlock
5- Community
6- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Dec 31, 2014
Here are mine, they are not in any particular order:

1. The Leftovers
2. Game of Thrones
3. Supernatural
4. Shameless
5. Nashville
6. Outlander
7. The Americans
8. Vikings
9. Penny Dreadful
10. Reign

I think The Leftovers and Penny Dreadful were the best new shows of 2014.
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Dec 31, 2014
10. Homeland
9. Silicon Valley
8. Transparent
7. Shameless
6. You're the Worst
5. Hannibal
4. True Detective
3. Fargo
2. The Americans
1. Game of Thrones
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Dec 31, 2014
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that five of the first six lists didn't include Game of Thrones. First I thought that maybe cable shows weren't included, but then I saw Last week tonight with John Oliver on one of the lists. I started wondering if the whole article is some kind of joke. That feeling didn't change when I noticed that the least insane list belonged to Tim Surette, the guy who seems to hate everything except the truly awful parts of mediocre shows.

I'll put my list in a separate post.
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Jan 14, 2015
Agree that Game of Thrones is required on any list that expects respect.
I also agree that it was somewhat disturbing to see that Tim Surette's list looked respectable because I can count on disagreeing with most of his postings.
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Dec 31, 2014
This is very hard. #1 is obvious, but the 6-10 spots are very difficult to choose. I will probably prefer a different order tomorrow.

10. Homeland
9. True Detective
8. The good wife
7. Outlander
6. Hannibal
5. Person of interest
4. The Fall
3. Fargo
2. The Americans
1. Game of Thrones

A few others I'd like to mention: Rectify, Gotham, Masters of sex, The walking dead, Agents of SHIELD, The Flash, Arrow, Halt and catch fire, Justified, Vikings, Banshee, The Bridge, Ray Donovan, Manhattan,...

I didn't particularly like The Missing, and I never made it past the first half of the pilot of Penny Dreadful, but maybe I need to give that another shot.
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Dec 30, 2014
10. Selfie
9. Game of Thrones
8. The Walking Dead
7. Bob's Burgers
6. New Girl
5. The Mindy Project
4. Hannibal
3. The Americans
2. Fargo
1. You're the Worst

I fell in love with You're the Worst and probably watched each episode 5 times and still haven't gotten tired of them.
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Dec 30, 2014
The lists' variety is a testament to the year in television and also a reflection of the number of opinions floating around. Makes me think how Breaking Bad owned almost every list in the article the previous year.
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Dec 30, 2014
In a more or less random order:

1. The 100
2. Hannibal
3. The Americans
4. Person of Interest
5. The Newsroom
6. Banshee
7. Outlander
8. Penny Dreadful
9. Vikings
10. Turn

This list would probably look a little different if I had had the time to watch The Knick, The Affair, Manhattan and The Honourable Woman. Looking forward to it.
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Dec 30, 2014
10. Teen Wolf
9. Agents of Shield
8. Homeland
7. Arrow
6. Rectify
5. Parks and Recreation
4. Game of Thrones
3. Orphan Black
2. In the Flesh
1. Shameless
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Dec 30, 2014
Putting Arrow/Flash ahead of The Good Wife is just plain wrong. And stupid. And wrong.

10. The Walking Dead
9. Enlisted
8. Teen Wolf
7. Justified
6. Orange Is The New Black
5. The Fall
4. The Killing
3. American Horror Story
2. The Good Wife
1. Homeland - Season 4 was amaze
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Jan 14, 2015
Good to see The Killing listed. Great show that thankfully got proper closure.
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Dec 30, 2014
Not hard to choose 10 shows, but really difficult to rank them! Here goes:

10 - How To Get Away With Murder
9 - Outlander
8 - New Girl
7 - In the Flesh
6 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
5 - Orange is the new black
4 - Teen Wolf
3 - Agents of Shield
2 - Shameless
1 - The 100

Honorable mentions: Jane the Virgin and The Flash
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Dec 30, 2014
These are in no way in order, mostly because I hate making top 10s and then having to choose a nr.1. But Elementary did happily surprise me this year, so it turned out okay.

10 - Parenthood
9 - The Fall
8 - True Detective
7 - Broad City
6 - Orange is the New Black
5 - Person of Interest
4 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
3 - Vikings
2 - Hannibal
1 - Elementary.

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Dec 30, 2014

1. Game of Thrones
2. Happy Valley
3. Hannibal
4. Sherlock
5. Orange is the New Black
6. Agents of Shield
7. Parks and Recreation
8. New Girl
9. Doctor Who
10. Community

Runner ups: Reign, The Mentalist, The Fall, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Where is Happy Valley on everyone's list???
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Dec 29, 2014
1 - Mad men
2 - Fargo
3 - The walking dead
4 - Looking
5 - American horror story: Freak Show
6 - Hannibal
7 - Masters of sex
8 - Broadchurch
9 - Sherlock
10 - True detective
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Dec 29, 2014
Thats some of you guys doesnt have Game of Thrones in your top 10 is sacriledge.
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Dec 29, 2014
1. Game of thrones
2. Person of interest
3. Fargo
4. Penny Dreadful
5. The Fall
6. Arrow
7. Orphan black
8. The killing
9. The bridge
10. True detective
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Dec 29, 2014
The "00" might seem strange, but really True Detective was the best as far as I am concerned, but I can't consider it a series as such. You know what I mean. Also, there some series which could have made it,but a lot depends on the next season, series like "The Knick", "Silicon Valley" or "Masters of Sex".
  • 00.True Detective.
  • 01.Orphan Black.
  • 02. Grimm.
  • 03. Teen Wolf.
  • 04. Banshee
  • 05. Game of Thrones.
  • 06. Constantine
  • 07. Sleepy Hollow.
  • 08.Arrow.
  • 09.Agent of SHIELD
  • 10. The Flash.
  • 11. The Border.
  • 12.The Killing.
  • 13. Vikings
  • 14. Sherlock
  • 15.The Blacklist.
  • 16.Gotham.
  • 17. Criminal Minds.
  • 18. CSI
  • 19.Hannibal
  • 20. Elementary.

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Dec 27, 2014
10.You're The Worst
9. The Vampire Diaries
8. Once Upon A Time
7. Jane The Virgin
6. American Horror Story: Freakshow
5. Brooklyn Nine Nine
4. Shameless
3. The Mindy Project
2. Orphan Black
1. How To Get Away With Murder
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Dec 27, 2014
10. Major Crimes
9. Looking
8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
7. Constantine
6. The Flash
5. Faking It
4. Elementary
3. Sirens
2. In the Flesh
1. Penny Dreadful
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Dec 27, 2014
10. Sleepy Hollow
9. Madam Secretary
8. Outlander
7. Scorpion
6. Major Crimes
5. Haven
4. The Walking Dead
3. Grimm
2. Game of Thrones
1. True Detective


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Dec 27, 2014
10. The Musketeers (Severely under-recognized!)
9. The Americans
8. The Walking Dead
7. Arrow
6. Person of Interest
5. The Flash (Best new show)
4. Orphan Black
3. Rick and Morty (After a slow start, it was absolutely brilliant!)
2. Vikings (Best show on TV!!)
1. 24: Live Another Day (One of the best seasons ever!!)

Honorable Mention: South Park, Continuum, Gotham, Legend of Korra, Outlander, The Bridge, Manhattan, Lucas Bros Moving Company, Masterchef JR, Survivor, Big Break

I don't have Sundance, Cinemax, or Showtime and I have yet to start any Netflix or Hulu etc. show, so I'd bet a lot of those shows would re-arrange my order..

I prefer to not include any mini-series on any top show list. For various reasons, I would have to create a separate list..
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Dec 27, 2014
10. Big Bang theory
9. Broad City
8. Brooklyn nine-nine
7. Legend of Korra
6. Fargo
5. Rick and Morty
4. True Detective
3. Sherlock
2. Hannibal
1. Game of Thrones

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Dec 26, 2014
1. Person of Interest
2. The Walking Dead
3. Parks and Recreation
4. Big Bang Theory
5. Sleepy Hollow
6. Modern Family
7. Grimm
8. Marvel Agents of SHIELD
9. 24: Live Another Day
10. Suits
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Dec 26, 2014
First I have to say it got my attention that many of us think Selfie was great and it was canceled. I don't get it !

Not in order:

1- Game of Thrones
2.- Arrow
3.- The Walking Dead
4.- How To Get Away With Muerder
5.- 24: Live Another Day
6.- Orphan Black
7.- Sleepy Hollow
8.- Homeland
9.- Revenge
10.- Helix
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Dec 26, 2014
1. true detective
fargo
the americans
hannibal
from dusk til dawn
GOT
sleepy hollow
the flash
constantine
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Dec 26, 2014
1. Banshee
2. TWD
3. POI
4. Suits
5. Strike Back
6. The Blacklist
7. Defiance
8. GOT
9. Vikings
10. (shared, because I cannot choose) Hannibal, The Bridge, True Detectives, Homeland, Justified, Penny Dreadful, AHS, SOA, Haven, Sleepy Hollow, Constantine (replacing Supernatural), Falling Skies, Orange is the new black, Shameless & The Good wife.

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Dec 26, 2014
I don't watch a ton of television, and let's face it a lot of the shows on TV just aren't that good, but anyway here are my 10 favorite shows of 2014.

1. Game of Thonres
2. Person of Interest
3. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
4. Arrow
5. The Walking Dead
6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
7. The 100
8. The Big Bang Theory
9. Gotham
10. The Blacklist.
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Dec 26, 2014
In no particular order:

The Flash
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
Hannibal
True Detective
Person of Interest
24: Live Another Day
Sherlock
The Affair
New Girl (Nick Miller is awesome).
Game of Thrones

Runner-ups / honourable mention: The Walking Dead, Elementary, You're the Worst.
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Dec 26, 2014
My Top 10 are:

10) Sleepy Hollow
9) The Good Wife
8) The Americans
7) Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
6) Elementary
5) Selfie
4) Orphan Black
3) Veep
2) The Walking Dead
1) Game of Thrones
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Dec 25, 2014
The shows i enjoyed the most:

1. The Walking Dead
2. Game of Thrones
3. Continuum
t4. Person of Interest
t4. Agents of SHIELD
t4. The Leftovers
t4. Orphan Black
t8. 24: Live Another Day
t8. The Americans
t8. True Detective
t8. Penny Dreadful
t8. The Flash
t8. Salem
t8. Sleepy Hollow
t8. The 100

With honorable mentions (in no particular order): Vikings, Helix, Outlander, Arrow, Hannibal, The Last Ship, Rectify, Fargo, Chicago PD, and Chicago Fire. Yeah i know i cheated. But i honestly loved those tied ones the same. It's been a great year for tv, and even 25 isn't quite enough.

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Dec 25, 2014
IMO their should be three list Basic Cable, Broadcast, and Premium the reasons should be obvious and by chance you don't them, well then you have no right to critique anything!! now the lists maybe top 5 instead of top 10 but they are a list!! my top five in Basic Cable would be
1. SOA 2.PLL 3.Salem 4.Witches of East End (lifetime made a mistake not renewing) 5 Dallas (TNT same mistake) as for Broadcast I can make a top ten but in no particular order

Chicago Fire, and PD, Reign, the Originals, Revenge, Arrow, CSI, Bones, Sleepy Hollow, Elementary

Damn maybe their should be a fourth category Reality!!! Survivor Big Brother, TAR, SYTYCD are awesome!!

NOW I ONLY HAVE NETFLIX AND HULU PLUS SO I'M NOT MAKING A LIST FOR PREMUIM
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