being married kept me away from the movie theatre/theater, and more at home, glued to the good ole boob tube, and that was way OK, cause TV was pretty fraking good in 2014…
A reality show that made us believe in love AND reality TV again, and it all felt so real. Sometimes happily ever after is possible, even if it’s manufactred
I am SO gay for Gay Donovan and all of its characters, but mostly gay for Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan – perhaps TV’s greatest supporting character of this century! Every episode plays like a season finale – packed with more wallop than one could ever wall-down. WALLOP!!!
Scariest sh!t television has ever seen (MAYBE!). From Twisty the clown (and his super sad backstory) to Finn Wittrock KILLING IT as Dandy Mott to a 3-breasted woman – there’s something for everyone… to make them sh!t their pants!!
Not even Tom Hanks’ lame son could ruin the TV show that did the Bates Motel/Hannibal impossible of 2014 – take a sacred movie and turn it into a brilliant TV show!!! BILLY BOB THORTON’S HAIR FOR THE WIN!!!
Batman goes Muppet Babies – and it too somehow works, even if doesn’t make comic book sense. It’s all about Gordon, but Penguin and Catowman junior rule the city/the show + younger Alfred kicks BUT(ler)!!!
6. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Boardwalk was usually BOREDwalky, and never lived up to its potential, but finally did in its final season. Maybe cause they found the perfect teeny Steve Buscemi in Marc Pickering
My favorite show of 2013 still packed a punch in its second season, for both the brain AND the funny bone. A rare double-threat that should threaten all other shows that aren’t informative AND funny!!
Nobody is having more (screen) fun than Ashraf Barhom is as Tyrant Jamal, and no one had more fun watching him do that thing than me. It’s TV’s most underloved awesome show!
Was there any doubt that a Mike Judge TV show wouldn’t be cool-whip-smart? And that cast!!!!! OMG OMG OMG, that CAST!!!!
Sober history, with perhaps the best sober host ever – Henry Rollins!!
12. Hannibal (NBC)
(spoiler alert) Mason Verger will eat himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!
other solid forms of entertainments:
Veep – FOUR MORE YEARS!!!!
Homeland – it got back to where it once belonged – deep in our hearts
The Knick – would probably be my #1 show, but I only got to see 3 eps cause who subscribes to Cinemax???
My Grandmother’s Ravioli – Mo grannys, mo awesome!!
Ali G Rezurection – for completists, and people who like to laugh
Bates Motel – a lot of padding, but mother and son know/are best
The Americans – dude, Keri’s butt!!!
Mad Men – too much Megan, not enuff Bert, but plenty of BURGER CHEF!!!
Modern Family – TV’s consistently funniest show that you somehow don’t find funny
House of Cards – that subway push, that 3some, that other stuff!!
Louie – his screen daughter Jane needs a spinoff show
Get Carter – we got it!
Under The Dome – lost a little luster in season 2, but plenty of clusterfudges to keep us glued
Black-ish – the fall’s only new AND funny show worth watching/that wasn’t canceled
Shameless – was nice to be Justin Chatwin-free for a season
Newsroom – good riddance you overly talkie Aaron Sorkin talkie. and I don’t care how ‘good’ she looks, cause Olivia Munn is the world’s würstest actress
Top Chef – Katsuji for president
Undercover Boss – over-ly sweet and souful!
Masters of Sex – too much time dedicated to the too many side characters, and their too not so interesting side stories
Selfie – dumb, fun, and sadly, gone too soon
Pizza Masters – wish these fatties were my cousins
Garfunkel and Oates – for the comedy (and Saved By The Bell refs), but not so much for the music & lyrics
Maron – dropped off a bit in season 2, but he made Ray Romano funny!
Penny Dreadful – finally, monsters and creatures with brains
Halt and Catch Fire – sweet dreams, OK reality
Vice – although I don’t remember any of the pieces off the top of me head
Girls – sucks
+ bone-yes moments
– Adrien Brody as Houdini and his hot screen wife and his weird-faced assistant were beyond best!
– Disaster of Puppets
– the mystery of Debra Messing’s green sweater puppies
my favorite TV performance of 2014…
& peace the mork out :(
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