2014 in Retrospect: Part 2

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The second list in the 2014 in Retrospect series is a good one! And it also means that only good lists will appear from now on because why focus on the bad when you can celebrate the good. Since I’ve been especially fond of television shows lately, I decided to highlight 11 (because I couldn’t narrow it down to 10) newcomers from 2014 that definitely made an impression. And I didn’t really want to rank these shows but the following list is still sort of in a particular order.

Check out the 11 television newcomers that left an impression !

good new tv remedy night shiftThese two dramas are both hospital related, Remedy with a more family-oriented plot and The Night Shift with its emphasis on the trauma unit. Both good, both memorable due to couple of characters and since I quit Grey’s Anatomy, these shows helped to fill the void in 2014.

sirensAnother medical related series but this time about three medics driving the ambulance and it’s hilarious! Though Sirens is a remake of a British series, it holds itself up just as well with very appealing characters and lovely friendships.

faking itMTV has had its hits and misses but it has proved to deliver very strong first seasons for multiple shows now. Faking It is no different but it does tackle a very important and a refreshing topic – gay teens! And especially, a gorgeous lesbian in love with her best friend.

stalker foreverBetter of the two, Forever isn’t receiving enough praise but I personally love it a lot! Stalker on the other hand is great for its main characters and their plot lines but the episode-cases are too darn dull. Still, both shows have the crime element which I’m always a sucker for.

constantineFirst of all, Matt Ryan! Second of all, Matt Ryan! And then there’s the supernatural aspect of Constantine which is refreshing and a good addition to TV since Supernatural is becoming a little bit exhausting.

the affairI spoke highly of The Affair’s pilot and it’s a shame I haven’t had the time to write about it more. There’s something mesmerizing about it, if you have the time to loose yourself into the story. Plus, Ruth Wilson is one hell of a woman!

jane the virginTalk about a surprise of the century because I had no idea how good Jane the Virgin would turn out. The show isn’t afraid to make fun of itself and it tackles romance in a whole new way – so this soap opera clihcΓ© filled series is amazingly entertaining!

how to get away with murderSure, Shonda Rhimes has the tendency to go too far into the drama and push story lines out of their comfort zones but the beginnings are always great. How To Get Away With Murder is no different and it starts off strong, followed by an amazing cliff hanger!

true detectiveTo end this amazing list is the show that brought us all down to our knees because what a show it was! Sure, True Detective follows a miniseries format with new main characters each season, but McConaughey and Harrelson will forever remain the true detectives.

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    Wendell
    January 8, 2015 at 6:01 AM

    Hardly ever watch TV, but I did have fun with the first few episodes of How to Get Away with Murder. My wife is more into television and watched it all the way through, along with Scandal and The Good Wife. I caught the occasional episode here and there of all three. Cool post.

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      mettelray
      January 8, 2015 at 10:41 PM

      You’re so lucky… I wish I could limit my TV time but it’s just.. bad. I got down to a smaller number and then all these new series came in and now I’m back where I started.

      Glad you enjoyed the post though! πŸ™‚

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    Brittani
    January 8, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    True Detective is the only show I’ve seen on this list, but oh man did I love it so. I want to re-watch it again once I’m finished binge watching The Wire.

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      mettelray
      January 8, 2015 at 10:41 PM

      Wow, really? You must have a lot of free time then.. with all that TV watching not happening? πŸ˜€

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    sati
    January 9, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    YEY True Detective! I miss Rust and Morty so much.

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      mettelray
      January 10, 2015 at 12:43 AM

      That combo was just amazing!

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