Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 14 New Shows of 2014: #2

My annual TV Awards, the AFT Television Awards, are given out during the summer. But this year, during both the spring and the fall, produced many impressive new television series. As 2014 closes out and 2015 begins, here’s a look back at the best new shows of the year.

#2: The Leftovers

HBO’s drama about the aftermath of the rapture could have been hokey and preachy, and it turns out that it’s anything but. Instead, this is easily the most devastating program on television, using magnetic characters and their awful circumstances to demonstrate the power of connection and the irreversible nature of loss. The show’s cult, The Guilty Remnant, is one of its most interesting elements, and Ann Dowd delivered one of this year’s most haunting performances as their silent, unforgiving leader.

Best Episode: “The Garveys at Their Best
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