31. Ravenswood (ABC Family)
-Literally everything else.
Ravenswood, the Pretty Little Liars spinoff starring Tyler Blackburn, is actually the worst. The story doesn’t make sense, the entire opening sequence is just Caleb talking for 5 minutes, and there is MAGIC even though it should be in the same world as Pretty Little Liars - WHICH DOESN’T HAVE MAGIC. Continuity is dead.
28. Falling Skies (TNT)
-Dr. John Carter vs. Aliens
Season 3 was a mess, with characters all over the place and storylines being added in willy-nilly. It’s starting up again in the spring, so hopefully there is going to be some improvement.
25. Revolution (NBC)
-So many plotlines
Revolution made a dramatic turn for the better when they decided to turn the power back on at the end of last season, but now all of the characters are off in different directions and nothing is happening. NOTHING. I think this show would be improved with dinosaurs, just saying.
23. Lost Girl (SyFy)
-Wildly interesting plot
Currently the only show on TV to focus on a bisexual Succubus and her interactions with the Fae and human world, Lost Girl is a very interesting and has a very intense fanbase. It gets dragged down by murky storylines but overall is very easy to watch. If it wasn’t on Syfy, I can imagine it being much more popular.
22. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
-“Vacation to Tahiti”
This show had so much hype (and Clark Gregg!) that it was bound to fail. It’s not terrible to watch, but the characters aren’t interesting and Robert Downey Jr. isn’t in it. So that’s something they should think about for Season 2.
21. The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
-Steven McQueen’s body
-Everything Bonnie does
-Damon and Elena’s issues
While the Vampire Diaries has been consistently good, this season has seen a bit of a dip in “interesting stories”. There is a secret society of vampire hunters founded by Elena’s father? Should be more interesting, yet it is not.
20. Haven (SyFy)
-Not enough hype
Haven is another interesting series from Syfy that’s loosely based on a Stephen King novella (“The Colorado Kid”). The characters are compelling and it’s definitely worth a watch, especially if you liked “Eureka” and “Warehouse 13”.
19. The Tomorrow People (The CW)
The Tomorrow People is an interesting show because it doesn’t do anything new or exciting - it’s main plot involves Stephen Amell’s cousin/brother/whatever finding his father while navigating a tricky love-triangle. But the characters are interesting and the love-triangle could be worse (cough Grey’s Anatomy cough).
18. The Originals (The CW)
-Davina (who just recently became interesting)
-Too much talking
-Not enough Rebekah and Elijah
The Originals took three of the most powerful and compelling characters on The Vampire Diaries and transplanted them to New Orleans. Sometimes the show works (Hayley+Elijah), sometimes it doesn’t (Haley+Klaus) but it isn’t the worst thing ever made.
17. Almost Human (FOX)
-Michael Ealy’s eyes
This show is improving fast, and the last episode “You Are Here”, was easily the best to date. AND Lyla from Friday Night Lights and McCoy from Star Trek have believable chemistry, so that’s nice.
14. Contiuum (Showcase)
-Good Alex vs. Bad Ale
This show is so good you guys! It transplants a cop from the future into present day Canada, and watches her struggle to get back home to her son while also trying to prevent a dystopian future (that she is in favor of). It’s just quality television.
13. Once Upon A Time (ABC)
-The treatment of step-parents
The mid-season finale was fantastic, so maybe this show is getting back on track. Regina has always been the most interesting character, and hasn’t ever received enough credit for RAISING Henry and saving everyone’s lives all the time, so it’s about time that she stopped being seen as the villain. And Hook is fun too.
11. Person of Interest (CBS)
-Reese + Finch
Person of Interest is a classic CBS show. It doesn’t do too much every episode, but the characters are strong and the plots are interesting. And some people cry when their favorite characters die.
10. True Blood (HBO)
-Eric sans clothes
-Sarah Newlin’s hair
-Sookie’s love life
The last season of True Blood was fantastic, easily one of the best since the series began. Loads of people died, vampires were locked up and experimented on, Bill straight up DECAPITATED PEOPLE, and Eric was naked. The new episodes cannot start soon enough.
9. Arrow (The CW)
-Stephen Amell’s body (see above)
-Thea and Roy’s endless troubles
Arrow is consistently one of the most entertaining shows that the CW has to offer, and only 80% of it is Stephen Amell’s lovely abdominal muscles. Felicity Smoak is the sassiest genius ever, Diggle is a big cuddly bear, and SLADE IS IN STERLING CITY! Laurel is a downer, but hopefully she’ll get something to do soon. Or die. Whatever.
8. Reign (The CW)
-Clarissa the ghost friend
Reign, while not being entirely historically accurate (allegedly). the show is endlessly entertaining and the strong female characters are quite refreshing Mary actively plots against people who are trying to kill her, Catherine de Medici is scary and brilliant and will literally kill everyone off to save her son, and Kenner likes the King (she’s not the brightest). And then there is Mary’s weird ghost friend Clarissa, who probably isn’t a real ghost. Good times Reign, good times.
7. The Walking Dead (AMC)
-Michonne and her
-The Rick and Carl Show?
The Walking Dead is always amazing and fantastic (when Norman Reedus is on your show it’s hard to fail), but this past season was interesting. New characters were introduced, Carol took a dark and WAY more interesting turn as a stone-cold killer. Michonne came out of her shell and started bonding with the group. Then everything hit the fan (Bye Hershel! Bye Governor!) and now it’s going to be “The Grimes Family Traveling Show”. I hope Carol finds them. And shoots them.
6. Doctor Who (BBC)
Doctor Who is a classic, and this season was especially interesting since it marked Matt Smith’s last turn as the Doctor, and Peter Capaldi regenerated to take his place. The Christmas special was fantastic, as was Amy’s goodbye to the Doctor, “Raggedy Man, Goodnight” was magnificent. Bring it on Number 12!
5. Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
-The sheer insanity
-Too amazing, next season will inevitably be terrible
Sleepy Hollow is the biggest breakout hit of the year. It started fast, got crazy REAL quick, and has literally not stopped being insane and awesome for one second. Tim Mison is perfect as Ichabod, and Nicole Beharie is under appreciated as Abbie Mills. SLEEPY HOLLOW FOREVER.
4. Teen Wolf (MTV)
-Stiles and Scott’s friendship
-Isaac and Allison
Teen Wolf is one of the most underrated fantasy shows on TV right now. It’s hilarious (Stiles) and terrifying (the Darach’s face anyone?), but most importantly, it is a show about friendship (and werewolves). Scott and Stiles’ bromance is one for the ages, and the show is even brave enough to create a new love triangle (Isaac + Allison) without causing a huge rife among the core group of characters. Teen Wolf is brilliant and everyone should be watching.
3. Orphan Black (BBC America)
-That there were only 10 episodes (and new episodes don’t start until the spring)
Tatiana. Maslany. She plays Sarah, Allison, Cosima, Helena, Beth, and that weird Pro-clone. If that wasn’t enough, she then plays Sarah being Allison, Allison being Sarah, and Helena being Sarah. It’s not confusing or weird because Tatiana Maslany is everything and was robbed of an Emmy/Golden Globe this year and until she wins, nothing will ever be OK.
2. American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
-It’s only 1 season
This show is everything a television show should strive to be. Minotaurs? Check. Kathy Bates playing a sadistic racist? Check. Angela Bassett being the biggest boss ever? Check.
1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
-Dragons setting fire to things
-The Red Wedding
Many apologies to American Horror Story, but there is only one winner, and it is Game of Thrones. Most of the Stark’s were brutally murdered, Jamie’s hand got cut off, Jon Snow got some (he apparently does know something) and Daenerys set fire to an entire city. Game of Thrones is a classic that we are all lucky enough to be viewing live. Count your blessings people.
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