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Mary McNamara's best TV shows of 2014

Mary McNamara
Contact ReporterLos Angeles Times Television Critic
Top TV picks of 2014 via @marymacTV

Here is Mary McNamara’s look at the best of 2014 in television.

Best dramas with 12 or fewer episodes

"Game of Thrones" (HBO)

"Orphan Black" (BBC America)

"Transparent" (Amazon)

"Sherlock" (PBS)

"Rectify" (Sundance TV)

"Outlander" (Starz)

"Happy Valley" (Netflix)

"Homeland" (Showtime)

"The Walking Dead" (AMC)

Best comedies with 12 or fewer episodes

"Getting On" (HBO)

"The Comeback" (HBO)

"Veep" (HBO)

"Broad City" (Comedy Central)

"Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)

"Silicon Valley" (HBO)

"Moone Boy" (Hulu)

"Louie" (FX)

"Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)

Best dramas with 12 or more episodes

"The Good Wife" (CBS)

"Madame Secretary" (CBS)

"The Blacklist" (NBC)

"Parenthood" (NBC)

"Elementary" (CBS)

"Sleepy Hollow" (Fox)

"Grimm" (NBC)

"How to Get Away With Murder" (ABC)

"Gotham" (Fox)

Best comedies with 12 or episodes

"The Middle" (ABC)

"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)

"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)

"Jane the Virgin" (Fox)

"Mom" (CBS)

"New Girl" (Fox)

"The Mindy Project" (Fox)

Best mini-series

"Fargo" (FX)

"Olive Kitteridge" (HBO)

"The Honorable Woman" (Sundance TV)

"Death Comes to Pemberley" (PBS)

"The Normal Heart" (HBO) (This isn't a miniseries, it's a movie, but it was fabulous and everyone should watch it.)

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