From auspicious debuts (hey, Jane the Virgin, The Affair and Transparent) to gut-wrenching twists (why, Hannibal, why?), we were spoiled with fantastic hours of television in 2014. TVGuide.com has compiled the top 25 episodes of the year. Which ones made the cut?
The best TV shows of 2014
Here are the first five in our countdown.
Sherlock star Martin Freeman took over hosting duties at Saturday Night Live this week, but was not featured in many of the episode's stronger moments.
"Weekend Update" was especially on point for the last SNL of 2014, which saw the return of Vanessa Bayer's Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy, as well as the introduction of a new character from Cecily Strong: "One-Dimensional Female Character From a Male-Driven Comedy."
Watch out, Marvel fans: The Cumberbitches are coming!
Marvel finally confirmed Thursday that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as...
The new James Bond movie, the 24th in the franchise, will be called Spectre and will star Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, producers announced Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sorry, Cumberbitches: Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged to theater director Sophie Hunter. And in a delightfully fitting move, the super private Sherlock star took the old-fashioned route of announcing the news in a newspaper.