2014 in Review, Part 1: Best and Worst in Drama, Comedy and Reality, the Most Improved, Underrated and More!

The end of another year means a time for reflection… about which TV shows rocked our world, kept us howling and inspired strongly worded tweets of rebuke. From fantastic Fargo and a not-so-plain Jane to a dippy Dome and woefully jilted Trophy Wife.

Yet while some small-screen encounters are best left forgotten — Mixology was just a terrible, food-poisoning hallucination, right? — it’s TVLine’s job to take one last look at the good, the bad and the “Why didn’t more people watch this?!” that dominated our conversations in 2014.

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Without further ado, here is Part 1 of our 2014 in Review — including picks for Best and Worst Drama and Comedy, Most Improved Series, Best Ensemble and Cancellation That Hurt Us the Most. (And lest we be accused of neglecting our four-legged friends, we’ve also included Best Performance by an Animal!)

Click through the gallery below to review dozens of categories — then head over to Part 2, which includes Best Kiss, Ickiest Sex Scene, Most Horrifying Sequence and more. As always, hit the comments to tell us which picks we got right and which had you crying “Blasphemy!”