The end of the year means lists, lists and more lists, and here again is the Nerd Bastards list of the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2014. In case you’ve forgotten, what is a “nerdy TV show?” Well, generally it covers the genres that Nerd Bastards reports on, shows that fall into the category of sci-fi, fantasy, animation, horror, and action. In this year’s edition, we have five returning champions, two shows that return to the list after taking last year off, and four all-new entrants. (Yes, the math is right, and that adds up to 11. I cheated by one.)
Just as it was a compelling year for TV generally, with a lot of excellent shows that were up for contention in the Top 10, the following list aims to present a look at the best across a broad range of shows that can be labelled as nerdy and/or obsessional. Amongst the offerings in 2014 is a time travel cop show and a cop show about dueling psychos. An ensemble drama about dueling clans in a fantasy land, and an ensemble drama about people struggling after the end of the world. There’s a comedy about the loveable misfits of a community college, and an animated series about loveable misfits fighting in a rebellion. A group of literary characters team-up in another pick, and superheroes team-up in another. And finally, one show takes us on a real-life trip through science, while another mirrors real-life news about the growing surveillance state.
Submitted for your approval, the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2014! (more…)