Putting together end-of-year lists isn't easy—synthesizing the thoughts of a room full of pop culture nerds is a long, laborious process. And even after distilling Top Ten calls for The Honourable Woman and never-ending clamor for John Wick—which we've done over the past few weeks with our Top Movies and TV lists—there's still a feeling that things might've been lost in the haze. We can't have that. You gotta be able to see where we're coming from.
So in the interest of being transparent (prepare yourself to see that show pop up more than a few times below), we've compiled all of the staff's personal end-of-the-year lists. You'll see some consistency and you'll see some outliers, but at least you'll be able to see how it all came together. Check out The Complex Staff's Favorite Movies and TV Shows of 2014, then when you're done, get at us in the comments. We'll be expecting you.