Let’s be real. “Best of…” lists are always subjective, I can’t possibly watch everything, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to make one. I still watched a hell of a lot of TV this year, so without further ado, here’s my list of 2014 TV superlatives:
I’m often asked what I’m currently watching and which shows are my favorites. Last TV season I’d mention Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it was new and like most freshman dramas it needed sometime to find it’s footing. However, sometime around the thirteenth episode of the first season (T.R.A.C.K.S.) I found myself hooked and more frequently imploring people to give it a shot.
Good news Happy Endings fans, seems like the TV universe as a whole is finally realizing how awesome the entire cast is, because everyone one of them is bringing the laughs to either a veteran, freshman, or coming-soon comedy!
A lot of TV shows tend to either get better over time and end on a high note or trudge on long after they’ve peaked. What’s not so typical though is when a show is able to right the proverbial ship after a less-than-stellar season.
Only 30% of ABC’s freshman scripted series from the last four years have lived to see a second season. (Here’s the breakdown by year in case you were wondering – 2010-2011: 22%, 2011-2012: 46%, 2012-2013: 22%, 2013-2014: 25%.)
I followed all the recent TV cancellation and renewal action on Twitter this year, and while there was plenty of snark, relief, and anguish expressed in 140 characters or less, there was also a lot of talk about this year being a bloodbath in the cancellation department.