Favorite Television Episodes

by schreim | created - 31 May 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

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1. MythBusters (2003– )
Episode: Jaws Special (2005)

TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

Shark strength myths - destruction of a shark cage, catching a shark with piano wire, submersion of barrels, pulling and ramming a boat. Scarring a shark by punching. Blowing up a scuba tank.

Director: Alice Dallow | Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Votes: 486

2. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Cooler (2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Jess is considered to be a cool force when she goes out with the guys, so they go out to find women and leave her at home. Jess hears noises outside and asks the guys and their dates to return. Party games begin, and Nick has to kiss Jess.

Director: Max Winkler | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 1,606

3. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Reichenbach Fall (2012)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jim Moriarty hatches a mad scheme to turn the whole city against Sherlock.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 31,923

4. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)
Episode: And the Winner Is... (2012)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Korra and the Fire Ferrets are in the pro-bending championship, but will the Equalists allow the game to go on?

Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu | Stars: Janet Varney, David Faustino, P.J. Byrne, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 1,468

5. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Lunch (2006)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

J.D. accidentally runs into Dr. Cox in a store, who both then run into annoying former suicidal patient Jill Tracy. Meanwhile Elliot and Carla do a little investigating and find out that ... See full summary »

Director: John Michel | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 2,664

6. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My First Day (2001)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

Three interns - two medical and one surgical - kick off their first day at Sacred Heart teaching hospital.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 1,624

7. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Screwup (2004)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

It's Jack's first birthday, so Jordan's siblings Dani and Ben are in town. Dr. Cox tells J.D. to leave a patient for half an hour and check up on Ben's leukemia, but when a patient dies, Dr... See full summary »

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 4,037

8. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Bright Idea (2006)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

Turk finds out that Carla is pregnant.

Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 670

9. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Catalyst (2004)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

Dr. Kevin Casey the medical attendant AND surgeon comes to the hospital to impress them with his extraordinary medical skills, and his severe obsessive compulsive disorder case He gives JD ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 956

10. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Cake (2004)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

J.D.'s brother Dan comes back to tell J.D. their father died.

Director: Henry Chan | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 867

11. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Roommates (2005)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

Carla and Turk decide to ask J.D. to move out of the apartment, leaving J.D. temporarily homeless, but it isn't long before they start to miss having him around...thus resulting in them ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 644

12. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: From Pole to Pole (2006)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

"Planet Earth" travels around the Earth, finding where the sun always shines and where it's rarely seen. Next, they find where water is abundant and where it's scarce.

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Mike Holding, Tania Jenkins

Votes: 3,272

13. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Recombination Hypothesis (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard and Penny contemplate reviving their romantic relationship.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,542

14. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My No Good Reason (2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

Dr. Cox and Nurse Roberts argue about whether there is a reason for things happening.

Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 878

15. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Jiggly Ball (2006)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

J.D. has to introduce Kelso at an awards banquet--a job made more difficult when he rejects a patient for a drug trial in favor of a richer patient. Meanwhile, the guys want to try to get Elliot's job back.

Director: Rick Blue | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 715

16. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Modern Warfare (2010)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy

Greendale Community College is transformed into an apocalyptic war zone when the dean promises the winner of a paintball competition priority registration, and it could fan the flames of sexual tension between Jeff and Britta.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 7,130

17. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: His Story (2003)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

Where Perry talks to his psychiatrist about how Jordan wanted him to bond with her family but instead he preferred to stay home and invite some of the guys at the hospital to his place to ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Whittingham | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 849

18. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Old Lady (2001)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

The whole crew learn their share about death when JD takes care of an old woman ready to die, Elliot and Carla watch over a woman who can't speak English, and Turk becomes too close with a patient.

Director: Marc Buckland | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 1,732

19. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: For a Few Paintballs More (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

When the study group learns that there's a sinister plot behind the paintball tournament, they unite the remaining players to defeat the enemy.

Director: Joe Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 3,270

20. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Road Trip (2011)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

The romantic tension between Leslie and Ben reaches dangerous levels when they take a work-related road trip to Indianapolis, Tom's "game show" creates tension between Andy and April, and Ron teaches government to a nine year old.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,470

21. Bleak House (2005)
Episode: Episode #1.15 (2005)

TV-PG | 29 min | Drama

Richard Carstone finally tires of the exhausting court case,which undermines his health as well as his finances. Ultimately, a most recent Jarndyce last will is found at Smallweed's by ... See full summary »

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Hugo Speer, Timothy West, Anna Maxwell Martin, Pauline Collins

Votes: 121

22. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2015)
Episode: The Handsome Stranger (2006)

TV-14 | 53 min | Comedy

Geraldine forms a book club at which Alice deciphers the Da Vinci Code and works out that she is the last living descendant of Jesus Christ. Geraldine,however,is depressed. She has ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, Emma Chambers, James Fleet

Votes: 352

23. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Way Home (2006)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

One hundredth episode. As a tribute to "The Wizard of Oz", the four companions go on a similar journey. Turk needs a heart from a patient in order to be the first resident to assist ... See full summary »

Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 1,353

24. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Overkill (2002)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

As a result of Jordan's intervention, an enormous amount of tension is caused between characters at Sacred Heart. Will prolonged exposure to each other cause compromise?

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn

Votes: 1,014

25. MythBusters (2003– )
Episode: Mega Movie Myths (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

Pure Movie Myths - Indiana Jones canopy drop, Austin Powers ejector seat, Underworld floor shooting escape, cut a sword with a sword, and finally, Dukes of Hazard car jump.

Director: Alice Dallow | Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara

Votes: 241

26. MythBusters (2003– )
Episode: Salsa Escape (2005)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

Adam and Jamie investigate whether or not it's possible to bust out of jail using only salsa -- will mild or hot be the best choice? They also test to see if a massive amount of high ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron

Votes: 124

27. MythBusters (2003– )
Episode: Escape from Alcatraz/Duck Quack/Stud Finder (2003)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

Jamie and Adam try to escape from Alcatraz using a raft made from raincoats. In between, they test to see if duck quacks can echo and if Red Cross has mind control chips for their patients.

Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Heather Joseph-Witham, Will Abbott

Votes: 159

28. MythBusters (2003– )
Episode: Down and Dirty; Earthquake Survival (2013)

TV-PG | 46 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

The MythBusters test if using a bathroom's hand dryer is better than a paper towel and which stall is the cleanest. They test if it's better to stand in the doorway during an earthquake.

Stars: Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Grant Imahara, Kari Byron

Votes: 71

29. Louie (2010–2015)
Episode: Bully (2010)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy, Drama

Louie recalls his awkward sex education lessons as a child, and a high school bully threatens Louie in a donut shop and ruins his date.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Michael Drayer, Danny Burstein, Amy Landecker

Votes: 827

30. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Blink (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Sally Sparrow receives a cryptic message from the Doctor about a mysterious new enemy species that is after the TARDIS.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Carey Mulligan, Lucy Gaskell

Votes: 16,790

31. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Girl in the Fireplace (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor, Mickey and Rose land on a spaceship in the 51st century only to find 18th century Versailles on board, the time of Madame De Pompadour! To find out what's going on the Doctor must enter Versailles and save Madame De Popmpadour but it turns into an emotional roller coaster for the Doctor.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Noel Clarke, Sophia Myles

Votes: 8,736

32. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Doomsday (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Earth becomes a battleground for the Daleks and the Cybermen. With the whole planet at stake and the Genesis Ark activated, how much will the Doctor sacrifice in order to end the war?

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke

Votes: 7,006

33. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)
Episode: The Desert (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Following their breakup, Mindy is determined to return to New York to win Cliff back, however Danny tricks her into accompanying him to meet his estranged father. Meanwhile, Peter and ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Fargnoli | Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz

Votes: 339

34. Teen Titans (2003–2006)
Episode: Birthmark (2005)

TV-Y7-FV | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Titans try to figure out why Raven despises her birthday while Slade mysteriously returns from the dead.

Director: Michael Chang | Stars: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 215

35. Teen Titans (2003–2006)
Episode: Betrothed (2004)

TV-Y7-FV | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Starfire heads back to her home planet for her marriage. The Titans follow her.

Director: Alex Soto | Stars: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong

Votes: 173

36. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Make Love, Not Warcraft (2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys dedicate their lives to defeating a high level player killing other players in World of Warcraft.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Dimitri Mendoza

Votes: 6,037

37. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: The Simpsons Guy (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Animation, Comedy

After fleeing Quahog due to Peter's misogynistic comic strip, the Griffins get their car stolen and end up getting stuck in Springfield.

Directors: Peter Shin, Dominic Bianchi, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 3,895

38. Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: The ABC Murders (1992)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Poirot receives taunting letters from a serial killer who appears to choose his victims and crime scenes alphabetically.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Donald Sumpter

Votes: 1,600

39. Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: Death on the Nile (2004)

TV-14 | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A wealthy British heiress honeymooning on a Nile cruise ship is stalked by a former friend, whose boyfriend she had stolen before making him her new husband.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: David Suchet, James Fox, Emma Griffiths Malin, JJ Feild

Votes: 2,503

40. Marple (2004–2013)
Episode: Marple: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw (2004)

TV-PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Miss Marple investigates the wealthy Crackenthorpe clan, believing a body to be hidden on their estate after a visiting friend witnesses a brutal strangling murder occurring on a passing train.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Griff Rhys Jones, David Warner, Niamh Cusack

Votes: 1,313

41. Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: Murder on the Links (1996)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While Poirot and Hastings are holidaying in France, a businessman tells Poirot that his life is in danger. The next day he is found stabbed to death on a nearby golf course.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Diane Fletcher, Damien Thomas

Votes: 1,229

42. Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)

153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Ursula Howells, Samantha Bond, Simon Shepherd

Votes: 1,645

43. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: Mr. Yin Presents (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A year after the arrest of Mr. Yang, a new killer starts playing games with Shawn and his friends - her partner, Mr. Yin.

Director: James Roday | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 1,079

44. Lie to Me (2009–2011)
Episode: Blinded (2009)

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

On behalf of the FBI, the Lightman Group works the case of a copycat serial rapist who blinds his victims. Lightman faces off against the original rapist, a master liar.

Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

Votes: 1,020

45. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Prom Video (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.4