Everyone is coming up with best of 2014 lists. This is mine for television.
Black-ish- This sitcom surprised me by not being corny and actually addresses issues of race, gender, parenting, work, and family.
Broad City- Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are hilarious. They are the Wendy and Lisa of comedy. Three years ago, I spotted them writing for their web series at a bakery in the Village. Now they have a hit show on Comedy Central.
Game of Thrones-#DemThrones is epic.
Jane The Virgin-A telenovela that is actually less soapy than Scandal. It’s on the CW.
Orange is the New Black on Netflix- I think that the second season was better than the first. Lorraine Toussaint’s Vee was everything.
Rectify is the best anti-hero cable drama on TV. It airs on Sundance.
Transparent on Amazon- I love this show. I want Gaby Hoffman to be my friend.
The Voice- Both the talent and the judges were better this season. It was a competition reality show that didn’t get boring.
Wyatt Cenac’s Brookyn on Netflix. His standup special is very specific in some ways to Brooklyn but also a commentary on current culture.
You’re The Worst is the smartest rom-com sitcom that most people didn’t see. It is renewed for another season on FX.