It's been a great year for television, and narrowing down the list of best TV shows for 2014 was no easy task. Between comedy, drama and the growing number of shows that fall somewhere in between, the bigger challenge isn't finding ten great shows, it's narrowing down the selection of favorites to the series that standout as this year's absolute best. Without further ado, I give you my list of 2014's best TV shows.

SPOILER alert: Some of the entries include spoilers from the listed series. So if you're not caught up, consider yourself warned.

Be sure to also check out Jesse's, Jessica's and Nick's top tens as well.

”Fargo”
10. Fargo
Once upon a time, a Fargo TV offshoot might have been developed as a watered down crime procedural, so loosely adapted from the Coen Brothers' 1996 film that we might only barely notice the connection between the show and the inevitably ill-fated TV series. Fortunately, today's TV viewers have an appetite for dark humor and gritty drama, and cable networks like FX are willing to make them. What's more, anthology series are on the rise, giving Fargo the opportunity to tell its story in the space of a season, rather than attempt to drag it out for years. Add in good writing and direction, and an incredibly talented assortment of actors -- Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Billy Bob Thornton and Colin Hanks among them -- and edge it with the dark humor that worked so well for the film, and Fargo not only lived up to its potential (and our high hopes), but also proved to be one of 2014's best TV offerings.

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