Time might be a flat circle, but 2014 is undeniably halfway over. Which means it's time to catch up with the year's TV highlights so far. The first half of 2014 has already produced more top-notch TV than any human being will have time to process in this particular calendar year.
So here's a breakdown of my favorites. (Spoilers? Guaranteed!) This year the great stuff is all over the map: Groundbreaking dramas, dumb-ass comedies, dragon queens, yellow kings, celery kings, D.C. politicians, prison inmates, clone wars, tech geeks, slobs and stoners and spies. Like Bert Cooper says, the stars belong to everyone. By Rob Sheffield