In our view, these six shows should vie for Best Drama at the 2014 Emmy Awards.
Game of Thrones
Using Joffrey's shocking death on Episode 2, Game of Thrones delivered its best season to date, building on this event each week and featuring numerous deaths, drama and amazing battle scenes.
Some believe True Detective should have been entered in the Miniseries category. But we can only go where the submissions take us and this HBO series made more of an impact than any show in 2014.
The Good Wife
Five years in, The Good Wife managed to air its best season to date in 2013-2014. By far.
Seriously... all hail the king. Many believe Breaking Bad Season 5 marked the greatest single season in television history.
Sons of Anarchy
Yes, we're dreaming. The Emmys will always overlook this FX drama, but this is out Wish List and Season 6 perfectly built up the drama for the final run of Sons of Anarchy, which revs up this fall.
Okay, now we're REALLY dreaming. But The Originals blew us away with its countless twists and turns, highlighted throughout by terrific performances.