Top 10 TV shows from 2014 – in pictures

From the extraordinary miniseries The Honorable Woman, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, on Sundance TV to Syfy’s goofy Sharknado 2: The Second One, TV delivered plenty of memorable moments in 2014 – whether streaming, on cable or over the air.

Showtime’s Homeland roared back to form after last year’s muddle with a season of white-knuckled suspense.

CBS’s The Good Wife killed off one of the main characters, which gave the show a new lease of life.

FX’s Sons of Anarchy ended its seven-season run with a bang, while HBO’s Boardwalk Empire wrapped up its saga with a ­fascinating season that juggled three phases in the life of the Atlantic City gangster Nucky Thompson.

AMC’s Mad Men teed audiences up satisfyingly for its final batch of episodes next year, and Showtime’s The Affair gave viewers fair warning about the potential results of cheating on your spouse, while nonetheless making such a misdeed seem irresistible.

And ABC’s Scandal was wackier than ever.

Consider them winning programmes, one and all. But here, in no particular order, are the top 10 that get a special nod.

Published: December 28, 2014 04:00 AM