You'd think we were on to Game of Thrones by now, and the sadistic sport of keep-away it likes to play with its viewers. Nope. (Expand gallery to full screen to find out why we loved each show.) HBO
Long the populist, less-elegant cousin of film, in the last few years television has become the place to watch the most daring, smart, prestigious shows out there. From comedies like Veep and Broad City to dramas like True Detective and Game of Thrones, television is now the go-to place for pretty much any examination of the human condition you’d like to see. Above you’ll find WIRED’s picks for the 10 best programs of 2014. And, don’t worry, like all good television they’ll be back next year.