Editors’ Picks 2014: The Best TV Shows of the Year

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Happy New Year! While you’re enjoying the first day of 2015, we’re looking back at the TV shows that made 2014.

From the storylines to the hot bodies, TV shows gave us everything we wanted in 2014. We were so obsessed with shows like Scandal, Orange Is the New Black, The Vampire Diaries, Sherlock and many more last year! Want to see all of our favorites from 2014? Check out a list of Celebuzz‘s picks for “The Best TV Shows of the Year” below!

There’s nothing better than sitting down and watching a great TV show. TV shows keep us entertained throughout the entire year, and we love to follow along each week and see all of the drama!

For the list below, we chose 16 shows that caught our attention in 2014. Take a look at our list, and then tell us your favorite TV shows of 2014 in the comments!

The Best TV Shows of the Year (in no particular order):

1. Hannibal



“Like everything else Bryan Fuller has ever created, Hannibal is as close to perfect as a series can get. It’s dark, surreal, gorgeous to look at, and surprising. The acting is superb. My jaw literally dropped during the season finale. Everyone watch this show.” -Matt

2. Broad City

Broad City

(Comedy Central)

“It is the funniest show on TV right now. Period.” -Matt

“I want to be BFFs with Ilana and Abbi and go to BB&B with them all the time.” -Peggy

3. Scandal



“I started Scandal from season 1 in the beginning of summer and swiftly became addicted. Kerry Washington is literally my hero: she’s a classy, badass, indepedent woman that really empowers girls every where. I love the mix of love, politics, mystery, crime and friendship. It’s truly amazing!” -Kendall

4. Fargo



Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and the fantastic Allison Tolman made this first season awesome!” -Michael

5. The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

(The CW)

“I’ve been watching this show for so many seasons, I’m just addicted at this point. I love Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.” -Jess

6. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones


“Just watch Peter Dinklage‘s ‘I wish I was the monster you think I am’ speech in Season 4. Acting. Done. Right.” -Gabi

7. Mad Men

Mad Men(AMC)

“I don’t want this show to end, and yet I am so excited to see where it’s going. The first half of the final season included some of the series’ best moments to date. (Peggy and Don dancing together!!!)” -Matt

“As the series comes to a close (with a half season to go), what’s not to like about Mad Men?” -Peggy

8. The Mindy Project

The Mindy Project


“A Tuesday without Mindy Kaling is a Tuesday wasted.” -Peggy

9. Orange Is the New Black

Orange is the New Black


“I watched the second season of OITNB in like two weeks. I’m addicted to seeing the vast array of personalities intermingle and learning about each person’s individual story. Somehow we can all relate to each character, despite our differences–laughing, crying, hurting right along with them.” -Kendall

10. Homeland



“While the season started off a bit weak, the show found its ground again and the last few episodes have been extremely gripping and heartstopping.” -Michael

11. Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire


“Mostly I like to look at Lady Gaga‘s boyfriend, Taylor Kinney.” -Jess

12. House of Cards

House of Cards


“Regardless if you’re into politics, the storytelling itself is fascinating and captivates you want want to (binge) watch more. It also doesn’t hurt that every episode is so beautifully shot.” -Gabi

“I never thought I’d be interested in a show that revolves around politics, but HOC does an amazing job of incoroporating just the right amount of love, mystery and crime. Somehow I’ve come to adore Frank Underwood despite his darkness–something we all find in politicians, and something the show does an incredibly job of portraying.”

13. The Americans

The Americans


The Americans is a bit of a slow-burner, but it’s built to truly exciting places both seasons. It features excellent performances from both leads (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys), as well as from basically everyone else. Bring on season three!”

14. Sherlock



“All hail Benedict Cumberbatch.” -Peggy

Sherlock is like a dish served at a ridiculously expensive restaurant: it takes a long time to make, it’s undoubtedly beautiful when you do see it, and you will never get enough of it once you’re through with it. Three episodes per season is not enough!” -Gabi

15. The Bridge

The Bridge


“Bleak and gritty, and now sadly cancelled, this drama was completely enthralling. Plus, Diane Kruger was outstanding.” -Michael

16. Chicago P.D.

Chicago PD



What do you think about our picks? What were your favorite TV shows of 2014? Sound off in the comments!

Plus, want to see the Celebuzz editors’ other top picks of 2014? CLICK HERE!