The Best TV of 2014 Pt. 1

(Almost) everything you should revisit, or discover, from the past year

Anger Management

Anger Management finally reaches 100 episodes. In other news, Anger Management is still on

Ascension, Marco Polo

More reviews: Nick Offerman: American Ham, Best Christmas Party Ever

The Librarians, Peter Pan Live!

More reviews: Mike & Molly, Sons of Anarchy series finale
Series Debut: Noah Wyle's TV-movie adventure trilogy never topped the first outing, 2004's The Librarian: Quest for the Spear; follow-ups Return to King Solomon's Mines (serviceable) and Curse of the Judas Chalice (turrible) ...


Six on-demand alternatives to (TV's lack of) Thanksgiving programming
Bojack Horseman (Netflix) Lame sitcom The Millers was a complete waste of Will Arnett—thankfully, CBS has canceled it so he can concentrate on a second season of Bojack Horseman.

Xmas Onslaught

Holiday movies are already piling up from Hallmark, Lifetime and ... Ion(?)
Sigh. It's 2013 all over again when preteen Chyrstal(?) becomes trapped in the mall on Christmas Eve and forms a fast friendship with sarcastic Internet meme of yesteryear Grumpy Cat (voiced by Aubrey Plaza).

State of Affairs, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

More reviews: Hollywood Film Awards, Country Buck$, Lucha Underground
Katherine Heigl was great in Grey's Anatomy, and then Knocked Up—let's pretend she joined the Peace Corps in 2007 and is just now returning to acting, OK?

The Newsroom, The Comeback

More reviews: Getting On, The Godfather of Pittsburgh
Season Premiere: The third and final season of Aaron Sorkin’s journalism fan-fiction drama takes place in 2013; your historical place-marker being the Boston Marathon bombing.

The McCarthys, American Horror Story: Freak Show

More reviews: Slednecks, One Starry Christmas, Marvel: 75 Years

Series Debut: A fat, loudmouthed, sports-obsessed Bah-ston family has a gay son—and, go for borderline homophobic comedy! Or borderline comedy, period.


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