Best-Reviewed New TV Shows 2014

 

#1
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Critics Consensus: Jane the Virgin's dubious premise has become part of its unlikely charm -- along with delightfully diverse writing and a knockout performance by Gina Rodriguez.

Fargo: Season 1 (2014)
97%

#2
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Critics Consensus: Based on the film of the same name in atmosphere, style and location only, Fargo presents more quirky characters and a new storyline that is expertly executed with dark humor and odd twists.

#3
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Critics Consensus: As much about a change in television as it is about personal change, Transparent raises the bar for programming with sophistication and sincere dedication to the human journey, warts and all.

The Flash: Season 1 (2014)
92%

#4
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Critics Consensus: The Flash benefits from its purposefully light atmosphere, making it a superhero show uniquely geared toward genre fans as well as novices.

#5
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Critics Consensus: The Missing turns a common premise into a standout thriller with heartfelt, affecting performances.
Directed By: Tom Shankland, Ben Chanan

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Critics Consensus: Olive Kitteridge's narrative slow burn enhances fascinating performances -- and a story worthy of its source material.

#7
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Critics Consensus: From its talented producers to its clever writing and superb leads, Broad City boasts an uncommonly fine pedigree.

#8
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Critics Consensus: Thanks to some smart, creative storytelling and spectacular performances, The Affair is a somber, bewitching exploration of truth and desire.

#9
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Critics Consensus: Silicon Valley is a relevant, often hilarious take on contemporary technology and the geeks who create it that benefits from co-creator Mike Judge's real-life experience in the industry.

Gotham: Season 1 (2014)
76%

#10
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Critics Consensus: High production values, a talented cast, and an appealingly stylized approach to the Batman mythos help Gotham overcome its occasionally familiar themes.