Top TV Episodes of 2014

by johnofah | created - 30 Aug 2015 | updated - 31 Aug 2015 | Public

In my opinion, the best television episodes of 2014.

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1. 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: 5,620

There has never been an episode of television more grippingly tense than "There's Something Else Going On."

2. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 14 (2014)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama

Frank prepares for his promotion to Vice President. Doug tries to erase all leads leading back to him and Frank. Claire fights back against Gillian. Zoe considers working with Frank again.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Michael Kelly

Votes: 8,049

3. 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: 45,693

4. 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: 13,363

5. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: There's the Rub (2014)

TV-MA | 51 min | Comedy, Drama

Fiona's bad decisions involving Robbie finally boil over. Frank and Sammi continue their pursuit of curing his liver trouble. Lip gets a surprise visit at college from Army investigators.

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

Votes: 1,705

6. Suits (2011–2019)
Episode: This Is Rome (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

After Louis resigns from Pearson Specter, Harvey, Mike and Donna try to help him get back on his feet, but Jessica's refusal to budge on his contract could hurt all of them in the long run.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 2,990

7. 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: 3,888

8. Bates Motel (2013–2017)
Episode: Meltdown (2014)

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

Romero digs for the truth behind Miss Watson's murder, while the war between the drug families presents Dylan with an impossible choice. Norman pushes Norma away when she won't tell him the truth about his blackouts.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke

Votes: 1,355

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: 45,619

10. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Garveys at Their Best (2014)

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

Kevin tries to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie receives not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 3,992

11. Veep (2012–2019)
Episode: Alicia (2014)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

While Selina and her staff prepare for an Annapolis event where she will announce her candidacy, Dan gets word that SNL has done a not-so-flattering sketch on the Veep.

Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott

Votes: 665

12. 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: 6,026

13. Modern Family (2009–2020)
Episode: Three Turkeys (2014)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Phil and Luke take over Thanksgiving duties but Claire readies an emergency plan. Jay and Gloria get their holiday plans interrupted and regret not telling anyone. Cameron has to think of a way to get Lily to wear a dress for dinner.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,312

14. 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: 2,693

15. Graceland (2013–2015)
Episode: Faith 7 (2014)

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

As the arrests of Sid and the Solanos near, even the best laid plans begin to crumble.

Director: Russell Lee Fine | Stars: Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren

Votes: 165

16. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Moving Up: Part 1 (2014)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Leslie debates whether to take the job with the National Parks Service during a convention in San Francisco while Ben tries to get free wifi for Pawnee. Meanwhile in Pawnee, Tom decides to open his bistro early.

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

Votes: 1,458

17. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: No Sanctuary (2014)

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

Carol takes drastic action to rescue Rick and the group from the cannibals of Terminus as she and Tyreese reach the compound. A familiar face makes a return.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 23,027

18. The Killing (2011–2014)
Episode: Eden (2014)

TV-14 | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Linden and Holder's partnership spirals out of control as they are confronted with the shocking truth behind the Stansbury murders.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Gregg Henry, Tyler Ross

Votes: 1,370

19. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Oh Shenandoah (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama

Shocking information regarding the source comes to light in the fight for Will's freedom.

Director: Paul Lieberstein | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,664

20. Arrow (2012–2020)
Episode: The Calm (2014)

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

As a new enemy emerges seven months after Slade's attack upon Starling City, Oliver battles with the help of his teammate Roy. However, with the Arrow's presence elsewhere someone he had loved dearly is hurt.

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

Votes: 5,512

21. 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: 10,949

22. Arrow (2012–2020)
Episode: Seeing Red (2014)

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

The mirakuru sends Roy into a rage rampage across the city. Sara thinks that the only way to stop him is to kill him but Oliver thinks he can still save him. Meanwhile, Slade is continuing his plan to make Oliver pay.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland

Votes: 5,846

23. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: Undercover (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

Jake's undercover operation ends in a successful sting, until he learns one mobster has gotten away. Jake enlists Charles' help to track him down, and Holt tests the squad with practice drills. But can Charles keep his new secret from Jake?

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 2,035

24. Silicon Valley (2014–2019)
Episode: Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency (2014)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Pied Piper makes it to the next stage of Disrupt but runs into trouble with Hooli's presentation. The guys break out into a ridiculous argument and Richard tries to pull Pied Piper together before the big presentation.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr

Votes: 3,056

25. Broad City (2014–2019)
Episode: The Last Supper (2014)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

The girls go to a fancy-ass restaurant for Abbi's birthday. Abbi must come to terms with being a "nasty bitch" while Ilana pushes through self-inflicted side effects of their hoity toity meal.

Director: Amy Poehler | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Rudy De La Cruz, Michael J. Burg

Votes: 431

26. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

After the successful abduction of Kira, Sarah prepares to surrender to Rachel and the Dyad Group; but the Clone Club has other ideas as they band together to pull off the ultimate rescue.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,494

27. The Missing (2014– )
Episode: Till Death (2014)

TV-14 | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The truth about Oliver's disappearance finally comes to light, as the action moves between 2006 and 2014. But what does the future hold in store for Tony, Emily, Julien and Mark after all ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: James Nesbitt, Joseph Mydell, Titus De Voogdt, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 587

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