John Barrowman brings just the right amount of camp to Arrow's villainous Malcolm Merlyn. He's also one of the best villains of 2014.
By comparison, Fish Mooney on Gotham is nothing but shark chum; limp and slightly beaten, it's hard to imagine she can best her counterparts. Whether it's the portrayal or the writing, the worst villains of 2014 have no bite.
The Vampire Diaries clocks in with two useless attempts at terrorizing the Mystic Falls gang, and the others from many different series, from Bones to NCIS.
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