Top TV Episodes From 2014

by iwantmycookies | created - 15 Nov 2014 | updated - 03 Aug 2016 | Public

The best episodes of 2014 from the TV shows I've watched this year. Most frequently listed shows are: 9 episodes - Hannibal 8 episodes - Person of Interest 7 episodes - Nathan For You, Arrow, Shameless 6 episodes - Game of Thrones, New Girl, The Leftovers 5 episodes - Banshee, The Originals 4 episodes - Homeland, True Detective, Rectify, Silicon Valley, You're the Worst, Community

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1. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Mizumono (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Jack devises a plan to apprehend Hannibal, while Hannibal prepares for his departure. Will makes his decision, and it results in devastating consequences.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 14,496

Rating: 10-masterpiece

2. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Watchers on the Wall (2014)

R | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The battle between the Night's Watch and the wildlings has come.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Kit Harington, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Rose Leslie

Votes: 38,244

Rating: 10-masterpiece

3. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: Who Goes There (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Martin is faced with marital problems. The search for Reggie Ledoux leads the detectives to a motorcycle gang called the Iron Crusaders, which Rust worked undercover in the past.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 21,359

Rating: 10-masterpiece

4. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: Two Boats and a Helicopter (2014)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Reverend Jamison is struggling with people referring to the departed as heroes. He is faced with death threats and a diminishing attendance at his sermons and then finds out he may lose his church due to foreclosure.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 4,148

Rating: 10-masterpiece

5. Louie (2010–2015)
Episode: In the Woods: Part 2 (2014)

TV-MA | 35 min | Comedy, Drama

Young Louie's drug problem begins to escalate, and he must eventually face the consequences of his actions.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Jeremy Renner, F. Murray Abraham, Devin Druid

Votes: 1,106

Rating: 10-masterpiece

6. Homeland (2011–2020)
Episode: There's Something Else Going On (2014)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Carrie improvises to salvage her mission. The CIA closes in on a leak.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Nazanin Boniadi, Laila Robins

Votes: 5,581

Rating: 9.5-amazing

7. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Children (2014)

R | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon makes an important decision. Daenerys experiences new consequences. Brienne and Podrick have an unexpected encounter. Bran achieves a goal, while Tyrion makes an important discovery.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 37,598

Rating: 9.5-amazing

8. Homeland (2011–2020)
Episode: 13 Hours in Islamabad (2014)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The security breach at the Embassy has far reaching consequences.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Nazanin Boniadi, Laila Robins

Votes: 3,854

Rating: 9.5-amazing

9. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Lion and the Rose (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Joffrey and Margaery's wedding has come. Tyrion breaks up with Shae. Ramsay tries to prove his worth to his father. Bran and company find a Weirwood tree.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Charles Dance

Votes: 45,482

Rating: 9.5-amazing

10. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Prodigal Son Returns (2014)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Matt helps Kevin through his crisis and Patti continues to haunt Kevin; The GR executes their plan, causing chaos and grief throughout the city; Tom is left in a difficult situation with Wayne's baby.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 4,433

Rating: 9.5-amazing

11. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Mukozuke (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Freddie Lounds finds Beverly's sectioned corpse; Will meets the copycat killer and orders him to kill Hannibal. Gideon overhears this and gives Alana the chance to save Will from becoming a murderer.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park

Votes: 4,215

Rating: 9.5-amazing

12. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: Guest (2014)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Nora goes to New York for the second annual Departure Related Occupations and Practices conference and discovers unsettling circumstances.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 3,522

Rating: 9.5-amazing

13. Arrow (2012–2020)
Episode: Unthinkable (2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

As Oliver's face off with Slade escalates, his resolve to the no-kill rule is tested. Especially as Slade targets the woman Oliver loves.

Director: John Behring | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland

Votes: 6,708

Rating: 9.5-amazing

14. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: His Last Vow (2014)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock goes up against Charles Augustus Magnussen, media tycoon and a notorious blackmailer.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 26,272

Rating: 9.5-amazing

15. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: White Christmas (2014)

TV-MA | 73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Three interconnected tales of technology run amok during the Christmas season are told by two men at a remote outpost in a frozen wilderness.

Director: Carl Tibbetts | Stars: Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall, Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena

Votes: 46,463

Rating: 9.5-amazing

16. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Mountain and the Viper (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Theon helps Ramsay seize Moat Cailin. The wildlings attack Mole's Town. Sansa comes up with a story to protect Lord Baelish. Daenerys finds out a secret about Jorah Mormont. Oberyn Martell faces Gregor Clegane, the Mountain.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 45,547

Rating: 9.5-amazing

17. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: Form and Void (2014)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 18,063

Rating: 9.5-amazing

18. Homeland (2011–2020)
Episode: Halfway to a Donut (2014)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Carrie organizes a last-ditch operation. Lockhart and Martha stall the ISI.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Nazanin Boniadi, Laila Robins

Votes: 2,884

Rating: 9.5-amazing

19. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: Buridan's Ass (2014)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Malvo executes his master plan, while Lester attempts to craft one of his own. Gus and Molly team up in Duluth.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman

Votes: 7,696

Rating: 9.5-amazing

20. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Tome-wan (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

During a therapy session, Will shares a vision of how he would kill Hannibal. Meanwhile, an increasingly impatient Jack brings in a surprise witness to help Will catch Hannibal.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 4,181

Rating: 9.5-amazing

21. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: The Secret Fate of All Life (2014)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hart and Cohle share the spoils of a solved case; Papania and Gilbough confront the detectives with troubling new intelligence.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 15,675

Rating: 9.5-amazing

22. Arrow (2012–2020)
Episode: Streets of Fire (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Oliver rallies his team as Slade's soldiers attack the city. Felicity gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news and Thea comes face-to-face with her father.

Director: Nick Copus | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland

Votes: 4,723

Rating: 9.5-amazing

23. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage (2014)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lester has an unexpected encounter, Malvo changes course, and a new investigation leads Molly down a familiar path.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman

Votes: 6,876

Rating: 9.5-amazing

24. Arrow (2012–2020)
Episode: The Promise (2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Oliver is shocked when he learns that Slade has come to Starling City. Back on the island, as Oliver, Slade and Sara prepare to take over the freighter from Ivo, Sara pulls Oliver aside and... See full summary »

Director: Glen Winter | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland

Votes: 4,662

Rating: 9.5-amazing

25. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Laws of Gods and Men (2014)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tyrion's trial has come. Yara and her troops storm the Dreadfort to free Theon. Daenerys meets Hizdar zo Loraq. Stannis makes a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos.

Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 41,824

Rating: 9.5-amazing

26. Nathan for You (2013–2017)
Episode: Dumb Starbucks (2014)

TV-14 | 21 min | Documentary, Comedy

Nathan uses parody law to help a struggling coffee shop.

Director: Nathan Fielder | Stars: Nathan Fielder, Amber Boone, Jonny Davila

Votes: 487

Rating: 9.5-amazing

27. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Futamono (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A city councilman's body is found intertwined with a tree; Jack crashes Hannibal's dinner party to investigate Will's suspicions; a revelation shocks everyone.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 4,147

Rating: 9-amazing

28. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: Possession (2014)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Over the course of four harrowing weeks, Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Dr. Frankenstein and Sembene do everything they can to save Vanessa from what's within her.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,695

Rating: 9-amazing

29. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: Lazarus (2014)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

Sheila fights for custody of the Native American kids and clashes with Sammi. Fiona gets sprung from jail and lands a job with the help of her parole officer. And Frank begins to feel like his old, troubled self.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 3,388

Rating: 9-amazing

30. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Takiawase (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

The FBI is called in when a dead body is discovered, the skull converted into a beehive. Meanwhile Beverly Katz finds a clue about the mural killer that sends her down a deadly path.

Director: David Semel | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park

Votes: 4,172

Rating: 9-amazing

31. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: Lawnmower Dog (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rick helps Jerry out with the dog.

Directors: John Rice, Pete Michels | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 9,554

Rating: 9-amazing

32. Arrow (2012–2020)
Episode: The Climb (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The League of Assassins give Oliver 48 hours to find Sara's killer, or Starling City citizens will die. Oliver then has an epic confrontation with Ra's al Ghul.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland

Votes: 10,925

Rating: 9-amazing

33. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 26 (2014)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Francis is about to be destroyed while the nation is in turmoil. Stamper must pick up loose ends. Claire marks the conclusion of her ruthlessness.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sakina Jaffrey

Votes: 5,995

Rating: 9-amazing

34. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Deus Ex Machina (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team takes desperate action in its race to prevent Samaritan from coming online and making them its first targets. Meanwhile, the months-long battle with the anti-surveillance terrorist group Vigilance comes to a shocking conclusion.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 4,717

Rating: 9-amazing

35. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Moving Up: Part 2 (2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

During the Unity Concert, Leslie invites some coworkers to join her at her new job in Chicago, while Andy thinks about reuniting Mouse Rat. Meanwhile, Tom's Bistro prepares for the Unity Concert after-party.

Director: Michael Schur | Stars: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 1,845

Rating: 9-amazing

36. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: Hope Springs Paternal (2014)

TV-14 | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

Fiona prepares for a visit from her probation officer and must rid the house of all suspicious items. Meanwhile, Ian gets kicked out of Mickey's house by a hammer-wielding Svetlana, and finally returns to the Gallaghers.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,520

Rating: 9-amazing

37. Banshee (2013–2016)
Episode: Evil for Evil (2014)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Job gets a lead on the whereabouts of Rabbit. Lucas arrests Proctor, but is the cost worth it? The skinheads look for payback against Emmett for that beat-down he gave them previously. Carrie gets the money for Max's treatment.

Director: Loni Peristere | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 1,090

Rating: 9-amazing

38. Homeland (2011–2020)
Episode: From A to B and Back Again (2014)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Carrie puts her operation in motion.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Nazanin Boniadi, Laila Robins

Votes: 2,670

Rating: 9-amazing

39. Arrow (2012–2020)
Episode: Deathstroke (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After taking a ride home from Slade, Thea becomes his prisoner. Can Oliver and his friends save her? Also, someone close to Oliver is working for Slade, since his return from the Island after Tommy's death.

Director: Guy Norman Bee | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland

Votes: 4,851

Rating: 9-amazing

40. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Devil You Know (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Reese must save Elias from the Brotherhood. He can't get any help from Root or Shaw since Shaw's cover is blown and Root is escorting her to underground.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 3,033

Rating: 9-amazing

41. The Affair (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2014)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama

With summer coming to an end, the Solloways are returning to Brooklyn. Cole is forced to confront Alison when the Lockhart side business hits too close to home. And Helen and Noah grapple with an unexpected emergency.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson

Votes: 681

Rating: 9-amazing

42. Banshee (2013–2016)
Episode: Homecoming (2014)

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Rabbit is hiding in a New York church. Job pays him a visit. Burton does what he does best. Another revelation in the Hopewell household will test them all. Lucas and Carrie prepare for a grand face-off in NY. Emmett's fate is revealed.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 1,164

Rating: 9-amazing

43. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Grove (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Carol has to cope with old secrets and Lizzie's psychotic behavior when she, Tyreese and the girls take refuge in a vacant house on the way to Terminus.

Director: Michael E. Satrazemis | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 13,224

Rating: 9-amazing

44. Rectify (2013–2016)
Episode: Until You're Blue (2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

Daniel considers his future as he faces a difficult decision. Amantha lets off some steam. Ted, Jr. is frustrated by recent events, while Tawney makes plans. Sheriff Daggett visits Benji Melton. Ted, Sr. takes steps to protect his family.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens

Votes: 435

Rating: 9-amazing