Mental Health Monday: Favorite TV Shows of 2014

I’m not sure what this says about the state of my mental health, but I decided to do this instead of my usual 2014 “End of Year” List—a list of my favorite TV shows. I’m sad that “Parenthood” only has four more episodes. I’ve seen every episode since the beginning. I only wish it had been out when I was raising kids. Anyway, here’s my list.

Parenthood - Season 4




The Good Wife

Law & Order SVU


Madam Secretary

Grey’s Anatomy

Halt and Catch Fire
Halt and Catch Fire

State of Affairs

How To Get Away With Murder

Downton Abbey

The Paradise

Halt and Catch Fire

Black Box


I guess competition shows should be in their own category:


The Voice

American Idol

So You Think You Can Dance


I binge-watched all seasons of the following four shows this past year and loved all of them. Just finished “The Newsroom” this weekend, actually, and wish it wasn’t over! Of course it reminded me of one of my favorite movies of all time, “Network News.” I wanted to be Holly Hunter. Wouldn’t it be a kick to direct a news show? (To direct anything.)


The Newsroom

Orange is the New Black

Breaking Bad

House of Cards


Looking forward to my favorite shows returning this week after the long holiday break. And wishing for something to replace “The Newsroom.” Any suggestions?