Best-Reviewed Returning TV Shows 2014


Hannibal: Season 2 (2014)

Adjusted Score: 99.862%
Critics Consensus: With powerful imagery and a strong, unpredictable story, season two of Hannibal continues to build on the first season's promise.
Synopsis: Series 2 follows Will Graham's continuing battle to prove his innocence while trying to disprove Hannibal's. Graham's trial faces multiple... [More]

Adjusted Score: 100.952%
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.
Synopsis: In Season 6 of the legal drama, Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) persuades Alicia (Julianna Margulies) to explore running for State's... [More]

Veep: Season 3 (2014)

Adjusted Score: 100.691%
Critics Consensus: Veep continues its winning streak with a mix of smart comedy, bright performances and a refreshing approach to D.C. politics.
Synopsis: The presidential ambitions of Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) have never really gone away, it's just that the wannabe... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.537%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by Tatiana Maslany's brilliant multi-role performance, Orphan Black is as densely-layered, thought-provoking, and wildly entertaining as ever.
Synopsis: Orphan Black is a dramatic conspiracy thriller about a grifter, Sarah, who discovers she's a clone that's being monitored as... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.472%
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.
Synopsis: Season 2 of The Americans continues 2 months after Elizabeth is badly shot and sees the Jennings try to capture... [More]

Adjusted Score: 90.017%
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.
Synopsis: Season 5 of The Walking Dead picks up shortly after Season 4 left off, and we follow the people of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.318%
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.
Synopsis: The second series of "Orange Is the New Black" begins with Piper (Taylor Schilling) facing the consequences of her actions.... [More]

Sherlock: Season 3 (2013)

Adjusted Score: 92.45%
Critics Consensus: Honoring the Holmes brand, Sherlock is splendidly acted and still pleases fans who are thirsty for stimulating, intelligently written story arcs.
Synopsis: In the beginning of series 3, John, Lestrade and those close to Sherlock are reeling after Sherlock's apparent death and... [More]

Adjusted Score: 99.797%
Critics Consensus: Boasting an expanded storyline and broader focus, Masters of Sex's second season improves on its already outstanding predecessor.
Synopsis: Season 2 begins with sex researchers William Masters (Martin Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) attempting to get their study... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.862%
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.
Synopsis: Season 4 of HBO's monster hit finds the status quo returning to King's Landing as Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) prepares to... [More]

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