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1. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Decisions: Part 1 (1985)

60 min | Drama

9.4
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Although part of "The Third Year" this episode takes as Hart's second year of law school winds down. Golden is interviewing for a clerkship at the Supreme Court but I struggling to get on ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 7

2. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Episode: Bluebell (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

9.3
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When Zoe makes an important decision, Wade tries to take care of everything before the baby is born.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 395

3. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Decisions: Part 2 (1985)

60 min | Drama

9.3
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At the start of the third year, Hart assumes Presidency of Law Review and proposes a controversial approach to the first issue. He also struggles with leadership issues. His problems are ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 7

4. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
Episode: Blinking Red Light (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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CBI is on the hunt for a serial killer, but Patrick soon suspects that a blogger who is obsessed with the case may actually be the killer.

Director: Simon Baker | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 1,497

5. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Episode: Flip (1998)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy

9.1
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Larry, Hank, Arthur and the staff prepare for, and put on, Larry's last show.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 145

6. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Hail Mary (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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While the Florrick camp tries to prepare Alicia for her debate with Prady, the firm launches a last-ditch effort to save Cary before he is scheduled to go to prison.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Alan Cumming

Votes: 552

7. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Limits (1984)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A distinguished and popular professor of trial law is afflicted with "senility." No one has noticed this except his students, perhaps because his symptoms are worse under the pressure of a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 7

8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Ace (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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While investigating the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was raped, SVU uncovers a Bulgarian baby-smuggling ring, and ADA Marlowe is forced to be creative and deceptive to ensure a conviction.

Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

Votes: 700

9. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: All Tomorrow's Parties (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

8.9
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Peyton tries to handle her biological ma Ellie's death by taking a road-trip to New York with Haley and Brooke for her fashion contest. Coach reads the boys the riot act on the bus to the ... See full summary »

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 261

10. Switched at Birth (2011–2017)
Episode: Ecce Mono (2013)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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In this alternate reality episode, Bay and Daphne grow up together.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Sean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano

Votes: 129

11. Lucifer (2015– )
Episode: Favorite Son (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.9
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A robbery gone bad leads to Lucifer and Chloe working together. Dan has an unusual encounter with Mazikeen. Chloe suspects Lucifer might be a criminal. Linda chooses to play Lucifer's game.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside

Votes: 3,938

12. It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986–1990)
Episode: The Fugitive (1987)

Comedy

8.9
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Nancy's old friend, Richard, comes to visit, but he is wanted by the law.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Scott Nemes, Michael Tucci

Votes: 13

13. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Tony Shalhoub, Matilda Szydagis

Votes: 51,762

14. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Episode: Kablang (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.8
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Zoe is excited that Wade decided to stay in Bluebell and fights to win him back. Bluebell tries to get its own fire department. Lavon and George fight over Lemon. Brick gets involved in an old romance.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 300

15. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )
Episode: Put That on Your Plate! (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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With Susie's help, Midge hones her act at the Gaslight. Abe surprises the women with a dinner guest, sending Rose into an emotional spiral. Working towards a promotion, Joel conjures up a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Palladino | Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 1,361

16. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Episode: Second Chance (2014)

TV-PG | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.7
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Zoe tries to be a supportive friend to Wade, but when she makes a grand gesture, Wade is forced to make a tough decision about his future with the Rammer Jammer and BlueBell. Lavon and ... See full summary »

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 225

17. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: Suppressed Desires (1986)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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A party themed "Supressed Desries" is being thrown, wherein the students get to as something they wish they could be other than a lawyer. When there's an art competition. Kiernan decides to enter but it clashes with her studies.

Director: Lynn Roth | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 6

18. The Fosters (2013–2018)
Episode: Vigil (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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Mariana and Jesus deal with the repercussions of their actions.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly

Votes: 272

19. A Year in the Life (1987–1988)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 178

20. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )
Episode: Because You Left (2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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After another arrest, Midge finds herself in legal trouble, forcing her to rely on Susie's street smarts. Abe approaches Moishe with an interesting proposition. Lenny Bruce offers some unconventional inspiration for Midge's act.

Director: Daniel Palladino | Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 1,446

21. Line of Fire (2003–2005)
Episode: Mockingbird (2003)

Drama, Crime

8.6
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Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Leslie Hope, Anson Mount, Julie Ann Emery

Votes: 5

22. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
Episode: Red and Itchy (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Patrick helps LaRoche retrieve a Tupperware container that was stolen from his safe, which may also help them uncover the identity of a mole within CBI.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 803

23. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Episode: The Curling Iron (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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Zoe buries herself in work and, confused by Zoe's behavior, Wade seeks love advice from Lemon. Lemon and Brick are trying to keep the truth about their love lives from Grandma Bettie. In ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 202

24. Jack & Bobby (2004–2005)
Episode: The Kindness of Strangers (2004)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Bobby is admitted to the Challenge program for the academically gifted, but the 'cool' friends he makes there are vindictive vandals who drag him along into trouble, even wreck the kind ... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Christine Lahti, Matt Long, Logan Lerman, Jessica Paré

Votes: 25

25. Switched at Birth (2011–2017)
Episode: The Player's Choice (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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Daphne is encouraged to rush a sorority; Travis' popularity as a baseball player affects his relationship with Mary Beth; Toby wants Lily to move in with him.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Sean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano

Votes: 61

26. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Episode: The Very Good Bagel (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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Zoe goes to New York and Wade follows. After so many ups and downs, they are finally making progress in their relationship. Meanwhile, Lemon, Annabeth, George and Lavon remember their high ... See full summary »

Director: Richard W. Abramitis | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 201

27. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,505

28. Justice League (2001–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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Seven of the most formidable heroes form arguably the most powerful team ever.

Stars: Carl Lumbly, Phil LaMarr, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern

Votes: 37,825

29. The New Batman Adventures (1997–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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The further and darker adventures of Batman with a new Robin, a closer association with Batgirl and the previous Robin now as Nightwing.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Mathew Valencia, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 12,590

30. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Break on Through (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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The nurses are striking, and George refuses to cross the picket line. The interns are surprised by Bailey's seemingly immature replacement, Izzie connects with a pregnant girl, and an elderly woman's plight pushes Meredith to the limit.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers

Votes: 884

31. Perception (2012–2015)
Episode: Dirty (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Donnie wakes up next to dead Shelby, calls Pierce to help him. Pierce and Moretti tries to clear his name. Pierce's father gets mistaken as Ruby's husband. He asks him and Moretti to find her actual husband (a wanted gangster).

Director: LeVar Burton | Stars: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith

Votes: 134

32. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Doubt (2010)

TV-14 | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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While a jury deliberates a case involving a co-ed accused of murder, ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh reenters Diane's life, while the awkwardness between Will and Alicia intensifies.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Makenzie Vega

Votes: 612

33. Entourage (2004–2011)
Episode: I Wanna Be Sedated (2006)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Eric insults Ari, who therefore matches him with has-been super-producer Bob Ryan. Drama is driver for one day, as Turtle is supposed to sign his discovery's record contract with Sammy Kane... See full summary »

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Votes: 670

34. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Joking the Chicken (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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Duckman cannot understand the inexplicable popularity of a non-offensive comedian, until he learns the hack comic's secret.

Director: Jeff McGrath | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 52

35. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Episode: The Butterstick Tab (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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Zoe forces Wade to change his ways after seeing him flirting with some women; Lemon is blindsided by a person from her past; George and Annabeth find it difficult to make new adventures together.

Director: Ricardo Méndez Matta | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 161

36. Switched at Birth (2011–2017)
Episode: The Homecoming (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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As Daphne finally realizes that Emmett is the one who was always by her side, the relationship between him and Bay is growing. But that is not until Daphne tells him how she feels about him... See full summary »

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Sean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano

Votes: 157

37. Make It or Break It (2009–2012)
Episode: What Lies Beneath (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Sport

8.5
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Confidences are betrayed on the eve of the Worlds competition!

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Ayla Kell, Josie Loren, Cassandra Scerbo

Votes: 36

38. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 168,521

39. Entourage (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Votes: 153,547

40. My Sister Sam (1986–1988)
Episode: And They Said It Would Never Last (1987)

Comedy

8.4
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Part 2 of 2 Sam and Jack continue dating but decide they're better off as friends.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Pam Dawber, Jenny O'Hara, Joel Brooks, David Naughton

Votes: 8

41. Make It or Break It (2009–2012)
Episode: California Girls (2010)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Sport

8.4
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Kayle gets invited to a party in California and decides to bring the girls with her. Payson gets in contact with the best doctor in California to recheck her injury and see for certain if she will never do gymnastics again.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Zachary Abel, Chelsea Hobbs, Ayla Kell, Josie Loren

Votes: 37

42. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Episode: End of Days (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Wade and Zoe have different opinions on marriage; George gets a potentially life-changing offer.

Director: Tim Matheson | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 174

43. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Hart of Darkness (1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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A man, who blames Jonathan for his sister's death, plants chemicals in the Harts' pool to blind him.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, John Anderson

Votes: 74

44. Recovery Road (2016)
Episode: My Loose Thread (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

8.4
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Charlotte and Cynthia are at odds at what's best for Maddie. Trish starts a new job, but it may be too much for her to handle. And a group exercise at the house brings up family issues, especially for Wes.

Director: David Paymer | Stars: Jessica Sula, Sebastian De Souza, Alexis Carra, Daniel Franzese

Votes: 43

45. Century City (2004– )
Episode: Pilot (2004)

Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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The firm take on a case where a man is caught smuggling his own cells back into the country to attempt to clone himself for a life saving operation. An 80's Boy band are in a feud after one... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Nestor Carbonell, Viola Davis, Ioan Gruffudd, Kristin Lehman

Votes: 17

46. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)
Episode: Stuck (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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When Wade's dad, Earl, asks Zoe for help with his love life, she is happy to get involved, until Wade advises her that no good can come from it. Lavon recruits George to help persuade the ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Lou Belli | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 139

47. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: The Trial (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When Cary's case goes to trial, a plea deal offer has him seriously considering jail time. Also, a joke between mother and daughter lands Alicia in trouble as her campaign for State's Attorney is in full stride.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Makenzie Vega

Votes: 449

48. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 64,462

49. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 7,056

50. Candor City Hospital (2005)

Comedy, Short

8.3
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Director: David Paymer | Stars: Michael McKean, Kurt Fuller, David Paymer, Mary-Pat Green

Votes: 24



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