Dramas that made you laugh, comedies that made you cry and everything between; Hannah Dunleavy picks – in no particular order – her telly highlights of the past year.
Daredevil has an epic punch-up; man gets hit on head with flying microwave.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton make a comedy series. Water leaks from everyone’s eyes.
Inside No. 9, BBC.
HBO has some full frontal nudity that actually serves the plot.
The Leftovers, HBO.
BBC schedules a play about rich bastards for the weekend the new Labour leader is announced; nation temporarily turns into sixth form common room.
An Inspector Calls, BBC.
Sir Ian McKellen overestimates how many tank tops you need to look good. By two.
The Dresser, BBC.
Peggy Olson spends afternoon with Roger Sterling; turns into a badass.
Mad Men, AMC.
Sheila reveals a whole life’s sadness in a single sentence. Socks are knocked off.
Tom Courtenay is on TV for the first time in nearly a decade. Nails it.
Saga Noren goes to a Singles’ Night. Singles’ Night doesn’t know what’s hit it.
Tina Fey dons this wig; everything is good in the world.
The BBC recreates Armada using CGI, models and, perhaps surprisingly, Anita Dobson. Never has Spanish paperwork been so exciting.
Strictly gets some new dancers; ‘what does Gleb smell like?’ becomes most searched thing on Google.
Raylan Givens allows himself to get sentimental with Boyd. We all get something in our eye.
He said what?
Rebekah Staton rocks this look. Completely.
Blue whale has a spot of dinner. Humans so entranced they forget to eat.
Selina Meyer visits a teetotalitarian state; leaves Gary and Mike behind.
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen joins Game of Thrones. Undead over-run Hardhome.
Hannah Dunleavy is the deputy editor of Standard Issue. She likes whisky and not having to run anywhere.