Looking Back at TV from Fall 2013 - Summer 2014
This week Fall TV officially explodes. I noted 18 shows I track either coming back with new series and new series have their premieres. Before I get swept away by this season of TV, I wanted to look back at the past year of TV at the shows I enjoyed watching. Last year I started tracking and rating all the shows I watch, and that was super handy in for this exercise as I what I enjoy, because that is the data I used to come up with these numbers. I entered everything into Excel, and then came up with the average for each shows.
Please note that I rate out of ten based on enjoyment, which is not necessarily the same and quality. Although the two can easily co-exist, it's not what I look for in a TV show. Many lists are of favourite shows, best shows, etc but for me I go by enjoyment. I want to enjoy a show. That's the determining factor I use for TV I watch.
Now on to the lists! I gave a Top 10 for the Fall through Winter shows (anything that started in one calender year, and went to the next), and then a Top 5 for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer shows. We have so many seasons of TV these days.
Fall 2013 - Winter 2014 Shows *
- Dracula ~ 9.57
- Reign ~ 9.07
- The Originals ~ 8.97
- Arrow Season 2 ~ 8.92
- Shipping Wars Season 5 ~ 8.86
- Nashville Season 2 ~ 8.75
- Almost Human ~ 8.70
- Atlantis ~ 8.67
- Grimm Season 3 ~ 8.27
- Ravenswood ~ 8.17
Fall (Only) 2013 Shows
- Face Off Season 5 (Vets vs Newcomers) ~ 9.40
- Witches of East End ~ 9.20
- Cracked Season 2 ~ 9.00
- Ghost Mine Season 2 ~ 8.75
- The Voice Season 5 ~ 8.73
Winter 2014 Shows
- Star-Crossed ~ 8.85
- Teen Wolf Season 3 Part 2 ~ 8.67
- Arctic Air Season 3 ~ 8.45
- Masterchef Canada ~ 8.42
- Face Off Season 6 ~ 8.27
Spring 2014 Shows
Three Way Tie for First Place!
- 1. Vikings Season 2 ~ 9.00
- 1. Cold Water Cowboys ~ 9.00
- 1. Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge ~ 9.00
- 4. Big Brother Canada Season 2 ~ 8.63
- 5. Hannibal Season 2 ~ 8.31
Summer 2014 Shows
- Food Network Star Season 10 ~ 9.71
- The Quest ~ 9.50
- Longmire Season 3 ~ 9.29
- Deadliest Catch The Bait ~ 9.25
- Deadliest Catch Season 10 ~ 9.00
- 19-2 ~ 8.86
Summer is not totally accurate, as some really high placing shows on my list haven't quite finished so I didn't feel I could include them. And 19-2 aired earlier than summer, but this is when I watched it. And I put both Deadliest Catch and The Bait in making the list go to 6. But that was the best I could do for the time of publishing!
I know I watch a lot of TV, and I'm mostly okay with that, but I don't want it to take up all of my time. That being said, looking at these numbers I see that I enjoy these shows a lot. So, will I be more choosy this year on deciding what to watch? Or will I keep watching it all? Only time will tell!
What were your favourite shows of last year?