Most Talked About TV Shows On Facebook: 2014

We waited, watched, reviewed and discussed. Let’s break it down to the Top 10 most talked about TV shows on Facebook this year.

10. Scandal

Scandal has definitely earned it’s way onto this top 10 list. A decent plot and amazing acting performances have kept the people engaged since the pilot release on April 2012. Being a political thriller and being so popular couldn’t have been easy as you’d think. House of Cards has an insane amount of fan following. Be it Netflix or Facebook. Even then, Scandal have beaten it, not sure if deservingly but quite fairly.


9. How I Met Your Mother

This year, we finally got to meet the Mother. Even though the last season was a bit disappointment, Not everyone was pleased with and that could be one reason for it to be discussed so much on Facebook. It received so much criticism that they released an alternative ending just to please the viewers. I, for one, believe it was perfect. The writers played a gamble and experimented with the script. It was never about the ‘Yellow Umbrella’ but the ‘Blue French Horn’.


8. True Detective

True Detective was already on everybody’s Facebook timeline the day its trailer was launched. With such casting, we all knew it was going to be something amazing. But I honestly didn’t expected it to be this good. From the very first episode, it had me at the edge of my seat. I’m sure I’ll be speaking for all the viewers when I say that if this were a movie, it was going for Oscars without a shadow of a doubt. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson stole the show!


7. Sons of Anarchy

Things DID got bloody this season of Sons of Anarchy. A certain death of a character, which I’m not going to name, hit the viewers real bad. I didn’t know there were so many fans of this character until he actually died. Overall, it was a pretty decent season with a not-so-bad plot. I mean how could it have been bad? It got people talking!


6. American Horror Story

The Freak Show. It was bad-er and freakier. They took the show to a whole new level. Before the pilot, there was quite a fuss about how they have been repeating the same cast with not much different plot. But boy oh boy did they prove the critics wrong! Neil Patrick Harris and Emma Roberts addition brought a new flavor to the show and worked a miracle. No wonder people talked so much about the show on Facebook. It freaked the hell out of them.


5. Downton Abbey


There was never a dull moment in this season. Every single scene has been executed perfectly. The British television series gained a lot more popularity this year and made people talk about so much. It’s crazy how it happened because I, for one, wasn’t expecting such a slow paced TV show to be a part of this list. Kudos to the writers!


4. The Big Bang Theory


No.4 THIS IS THEIR SPOT! Sheldon and his crew are yet again successful in making people laugh their socks off. It’s the only comedy show that have reached this much height and popularity. Mainly because of the unique and funny characters in the show with special guests every now and then. 8 years and counting. Statistics says people are not at all getting enough of it.

3. The Walking Dead

YAY! This one is my personal favourite. Gore and violence. Who doesn’t enjoy that? But on a very serious note, this show is much beyond that. The show is not just about zombies and killings but also about surviving and unity. There’s suspense. There’s action… and there’s DARYL! What more could you ask for? Not to mention, people love talking about the show. The tease of people’s favourite character coming close to dying makes viewers talk even more. Responses are pretty hilarious if you visit the Facebook’s official TWD page.


2. Orange is the New Black

An extremely surprising entry into the list. Not taking anything from the show, but it started off with pretty average ratings all around. No one thought it’d become so popular in the coming days. May be it’s the unique idea what makes it stand out. Some pretty some not so pretty women in uniform inside a prison. To me, the show is like a roller coaster ride. At one point you find yourself cracking at every line and at another point you feel like crying for the character.


1. Game of Thrones

I don’t know about winters, but lots of Emmys are surely coming this way. With a tremendous rating of 9.5 on imdb, GOT continues to rule the TV world. George R. R. Martin is totally famous on Facebook for killing the characters so often. The finale of the show had more viewers than any other of its episode. It just keeps on getting better. Lord Tyrion’s speech demanding for ‘trial by combat’ was one of the most talked about scene and his acting was absolutely incredibly. I don’t see this show coming down the list any time soon.








Most Searched Words on Google 2014

All good things come to an end.

2014 has indeed been an amazing year. Lots of excitement, fun, controversies and most importantly curiosity. It’s believed that the highest amount of searches came this year which is obviously a good thing. Curiosity leads to knowledge. Let’s find out what were the most searched words on Google this year in ascending order.

10. Sochi Olympics

Also known as ‘XXII Olympic Winter Games held in Russia gained a lot of attention from the viewers all around the globe. The reason for such hype and viewer ship of this multi-sport event is that so many different countries participated. It was a huge start off to 2014. Especially for Russia, as they managed to secure 13 gold medals and a total of 36, leading by 7 to Norway.


Such a big event and no controversies? Of course not. Some say evil rituals were performed and some say insane amount of money was wasted but the one that got most attention was when a parliament’s member holding a sign ‘GAY IS OK’ got detained. Gay community found this extremely offensive. However, after a few months of slogans and protests the community decided to have no discrimination in the next Olympic games. In the end it turned out to be a very successful event, even though a lot of threats were received, but they just seems to be a routine work now a days.

9. Frozen

Some movies are worth spending money for. There is no doubt that this animated cartoon will go down as one of the masterpieces from Walt Disney pictures. Although, the movie was released on November 2013, it has such a hype that it continued trending in 2014. Frozen got successful in not only winning the ‘Best animated feature film‘ but also ‘Best original song‘ in academy awards. Frozen 2 Dicaprio 0.


From the soundtrack ‘Let it go’ to the happy-go-lucky snowman Olaf, Frozen has knocked on every door and regardless the age, everyone welcomed it with their open arms. Also, a good news for all the Frozen fans. It has been announced that next year an animated short sequel, Frozen Fever, will be released.

8. ISIS 

Abbreviated as, “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”. Just another name for terrorists with beard. Almost every other country is indirectly waging war against them. A lot of killings and suicide bombings are believed to be done by this same group. Obviously everybody was going to look up on their search engines what this group really is when they hear on news. Let’s just hope that next year this won’t make it to the list.


7. Conchita Wurst

In 2014, the phrase ‘is it a bird? is it a plane? No it’s Superman‘ changed into ‘is it a man? is it a woman? No it’s Conchita Wurst‘. The Austrian transgender singer made her name by winning the Eurovision Song contest 2014. It didn’t take much longer for people to search his(or her) name on Google to know the story behind.


The song ‘Rise like a pheonix’ got viral and in no time Conchita became a gay icon around the world. In many interviews he has openly spoken about his lifestyle quite openly. Also helped lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights getting heard.

6. Flappy Bird

One bird, millions stone. Millions of people downloaded, played and bragged about their scores on social networks. Talk about addiction. It’s known to be one of the most annoying and frustrating game ever and yet, played by so many. It’s a simple game of a bird trying to make it through (STUPID GREEN NEVER-ENDING PILLARS!).


Not many people know that this game was actually launched on May 2013. Believe it or not, this game was nothing but a failure. Not until January, it was, that people started playing it like crazies. Everyone competing with their friends and families, posting their scores online made it so popular that it made it to this list. Pure luck, I would say.

5. ALS Bucket Challenge

From Kim Kardashian to Bill Gates, I don’t think there is a single celebrity who didn’t complete the challenge and posted it online. It was an ingenious idea to raise awarness of  the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), where a person throws a bucket full of ice water on self, challenges someone else and (mostly) donates money to the cause.


The Challenge instigated large numbers of people, videos, and donations. The main idea of the challenge is to feel for a few seconds what the people with the disease are going through. Although, some would say that this challenge is more self-congratulatory. Even if it is, why would do we care? It is actually showing results. Think about them, not us!

4. Malaysian Airlines

One of the saddest highlight of 2014 was this one. Also, unusual. I mean, how often do you hear a plane going missing. A plane with, according to BBC, 227 passengers. The plane, MH370, went missing on 8th of March which is now believed to have ended up in seas far west of the Australian city of Perth. People all around the world took on the social networks to show their support with the families who lost their loved ones. Several vigils were held as hell.


3. Ebola

Ebola has scared the hell of everyone (Especially Americans). It spread from West Africa to United States and got it’s first confirmation through a patient who died on 8th October. Origin of Ebola is yet unsure and scientists have still not given one solid cause of the virus. However, it has been advised to stay away from infected animals and body fluids

Ebola Screening Starts At O'Hare Airport

2. World Cup

Football is undoubtedly watched and played around the world. The crazy went even higher as the World Cup approached. Every single goal being celebrated, every single foul being debated made this to the to second in this list. Interesting thing is, fans of World Cup matches were not just limited to their own national teams. Mostly fans from league football, in support of their star players cheered for his team as well. Be it Brazil, be it Bangladesh. World Cup chants were made all around. In the end, Germany sealed the deal. Thanks to Mario Gotze’s screamer in the extra time. In fact, Germany’s triumph over Argentina became the most-watched “soccer” match ever in US.


1. Robin Williams

Most famously known for his work in Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Jumanji and Night at the Museum, Robin Williams was a heart-warmer. Over the years, he won several awards and quite possibly had everything in life that one could ask for. Maybe just maybe, except for happiness. A guy who could have put a smile on Hitler’s face, if given a chance, committed suicide. The morning headline shocked the world and fans broke the internet expressing their emotions.
One last time for old times sake, It’d be a treat to watch his final movie yet to be released ‘Night At the Museum 2’.


R.I.P Genie! We all love you.