As promised here are my picks for my least favorite and favorite episodes that aired in 2014.
That was not as easy as I thought it would be. Not because there were too many good ones to choose from, but not enough. 😉
Let’s start with my least favorite episodes, which were pretty easy and I could have named a lot more than just three.
Third place is reserved for the only one from season 4. Even though there were a few episodes in season 4 that had some really boring stuff in them. But one really took the cake and is actually an episode I haven’t watched since it aired. That is a very rare occurrence for me, I can tell you that. 😉
Chin’s IA trouble was despite a great DDK absolutely boring and, in my eyes, an absolute waste of time. It didn’t make much sense and left me asking, why did they film this ep?
Second place is the second episode from season 5. I read my review for that one again, and I still agree with my verdict of ‘totally failure to entertain me’.
But the winner, and this really isn’t an honor, is this season’s Christmas episode. I even think this is my least favorite episode of all seasons. The more time passes the less I like that one.
OK, now my favorite episodes of 2014. You know, there are many, many great moments in many episodes. Mostly because of some fantastic performances by Alex O’Loughlin.
But there are just a few that were really great as the whole package so to speak. I guess most of you will be surprised to learn that 4.21 didn’t make it into the top three.
There were some incredible scenes in that episode, some I watched over and over again. But as a whole, that episode left a lot to desire. Yes, I still think is was awesome, but only because of Alex. There were such plot holes in it, and I actually always fastforward through the Cath-flashbacks. Doing that, well, it can’t be one of my favorite eps, now can it?
The same reasoning goes for the one that was also in the mix for the three favorite ones. 4.12. I loved the McGrover parts, they are so great. But the whole Danny meeting that young girl and investigating the shooting? Just ugh. No, that is also way too much I fastforward through. So, that one was also out. Coming to that decision I had my three favorite episodes. 😉
Third place goes to 5.05, just because it gave us Steve at the gravesite, greasy Steve, and little Stevie. AND, no Danny. Yes, there were plot holes in it, but I think the pretty simply won me over. LOL
Second place goes to an episode that was nearly perfect. With such intense scenes in the blue-room. A great villain; I truly think that young girl did a great job opposite Alex. Great action. Humor, fun McGrover, very little Danny. I truly love this episode. 4.20.
OK, was there any doubt that 5.07 would be my favorite episode? Not just of 2014, but of the whole series. I think it even tops the pilot. Yes, it does.
This was perfect entertainment, with a brilliant Alex O’Loughlin. That was mind blowing.
Yes, the whole explanation about Wo Fat, just forget about that. They could have done better than that, but, honestly, I don’t care. This episode had just freakingly awesome fight scenes. Finally hand-to-hand fight scenes. Absolutely stunning work by Alex and Mark.
A great song, which won’t storm any charts, but was perfect for the last scenes.
An episode I have watched so many times, that I can’t even tell you. 😉
There you have it, those are my favorite and least favorite episodes 2014. You still have a couple of days to cast your vote.