Best-Reviewed Returning TV Shows 2014

 

Hannibal: Season 2 (2014)
98%

#1
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Critics Consensus: With powerful imagery and a strong, unpredictable story, season two of Hannibal continues to build on the first season's promise.

#2
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Critics Consensus: Though in its sixth season, The Good Wife remains one of network television's best shows with sharp writing, vibrant characters, and high production values.

Veep: Season 3 (2014)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Veep continues its winning streak with a mix of smart comedy, bright performances and a refreshing approach to D.C. politics.

#4
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Critics Consensus: Anchored by Tatiana Maslany's brilliant multi-role performance, Orphan Black is as densely-layered, thought-provoking, and wildly entertaining as ever.

#5
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Critics Consensus: Adding fuel to the fire, The Americans retains all the suspense and action of season one while enhancing the level of excitement... and wigs.

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Critics Consensus: Thanks to a liberal dose of propulsive, bloody action and enough compelling character moments to reward longtime fans, The Walking Dead's fifth season continues to deliver top-notch entertainment.

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Critics Consensus: With a talented ensemble cast bringing life to a fresh round of serial drama, Orange Is the New Black's sophomore season lives up to its predecessor's standard for female-led television excellence.

Sherlock: Season 3 (2014)
91%

#8
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Honoring the Holmes brand, Sherlock is splendidly acted and still pleases fans who are thirsty for stimulating, intelligently written story arcs.

#9
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Critics Consensus: Boasting an expanded storyline and broader focus, Masters of Sex's second season improves on its already outstanding predecessor.

#10
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Critics Consensus: Game of Thrones continues to be one of the best shows on TV, combining meticulously-plotted character arcs with the spectacular design of the Seven Kingdoms.