What Were the Best TV Shows in 2014?

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The best TV shows in 2014 can be defined in a variety of ways, from top picks by national magazines to cumulative ratings from professional critics. The top five 2014 TV shows according to Time magazine were "Transparent," "The Americans," "The Good Wife," "Orange is the New Black" and "Fargo."

Rotten Tomatoes, a review website that gives an average score to films and TV shows based on the favorability of professional critic reviews, listed "Jane the Virgin," "The Good Wife," "Hannibal" and "Veep" as the best TV shows of 2014. The best TV shows in 2014 according to the Emmy Awards were the comedy "Modern Family" and the drama "Breaking Bad."