The Best Episode for each TV Series

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1. Homeland (2011–2020)
Episode: There's Something Else Going On (2014)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Carrie improvises to salvage her mission. The CIA closes in on a leak.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Nazanin Boniadi, Laila Robins

Votes: 5,550

2. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Allsafe is hacked and Elliot is meeting White Rose. Tyrell is interrogated by the police and Elliot remembers who he really is.

Director: Christoph Schrewe | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallström

Votes: 9,759

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: 32,131

4. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Battle of the Bastards (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and Sansa face Ramsay Bolton on the fields of Winterfell. Daenerys strikes back at her enemies. Theon and Yara arrive in Meereen.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 183,676

5. The Knick (2014–2015)
Episode: This Is All We Are (2015)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, History

Thackery ignores Zinberg's advice at Mt. Sinai and undertakes a risky, alternative course of action; Cornelia confronts Henry about the family business; Barrow's actions at the hospital ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance

Votes: 1,076

6. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: International Assassin (2015)

TV-MA | 63 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In the wake of Kevin's desperate decision to vanquish Patti, questions and answers emerge as the world adjusts to the repercussions of what comes next.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 6,085

7. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 14 (2014)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama

Frank prepares for his promotion to Vice President. Doug tries to erase all leads leading back to him and Frank. Claire fights back against Gillian. Zoe considers working with Frank again.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Michael Kelly

Votes: 7,994

8. 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: 17,016

9. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: Who Goes There (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Martin is faced with marital problems. The search for Reggie Ledoux leads the detectives to a motorcycle gang called the Iron Crusaders, which Rust worked undercover in the past.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 21,203

10. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Stingers (2015)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Philip and Elizabeth deploy a plan for the C.I.A.'s Mujahideen visitors.

Director: Larysa Kondracki | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 1,213

11. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: If-Then-Else (2015)

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

Samaritan launches a cyber-attack on the stock exchange, leaving the team with no choice but to embark on a possible suicide mission in a desperate attempt to stop a global economic catastrophe.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 10,319

12. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: How Your Mother Met Me (2014)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

The story of The Mother, from her traumatic 21st birthday to a number of close calls with meeting Ted to the night before Barney and Robin's wedding.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Cristin Milioti

Votes: 7,876

13. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 110,175

14. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Through the Looking Glass (2007)

TV-14 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Jack and the survivors wait for Charlie to turn off The Others' signal-jamming device, not knowing that he has been captured at the Looking Glass station. In addition, Sayid, Jin and Bernard are captured after The Others invade the camp.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson

Votes: 9,173

15. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Everyone's Waiting (2005)

TV-MA | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 6,872

16. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Christmas Special (2015)

TV-PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Two-hour Christmas special and the series finale. Mary endeavors to build bridges with her sister while Edith's secret continues to pose a threat. As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather, finding his place at Downton proves more difficult.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy

Votes: 1,505

17. The Thick of It (2005–2012)
Episode: Spinners and Losers (2007)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

Peter Mannion's speech on immigration, leaking the PM's policy, did not have the effect Tucker desired and now the PM is resigning, leaving the way clear for the Nutters and their leader ... See full summary »

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison, James Smith, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 286

18. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Chicanery (2017)

TV-14 | 49 min | Crime, Drama

Kim and Jimmy face off with an adversary. Jimmy looks to Chuck's past to secure his future. Jimmy loses an ally and gains another.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 9,533

19. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: The Crocodile's Dilemma (2014)

TV-MA | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A ruthless, manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman

Votes: 10,506

20. Death Note (2006–2007)
Episode: Silence (2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

Light, his memory recovered, orders Misa to begin killing after Higuchi dies. The Shinigami Rem realizes that everything is going according to Light's plan, and that L will arrest Misa as Kira unless Rem acts quickly.

Directors: Tetsurô Araki, Mitsuyuki Masuhara | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Kappei Yamaguchi, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Aya Hirano

Votes: 2,535

21. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)
Episode: Dogma in Ergosphere (2011)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Tension builds at the Lab when Makise and Suzuha both show up for the party, but that's just the beginning. As the night draws to a close, armed thugs - led by a familiar face - come looking for the time machine.

Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 557

22. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 8 (2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Cooper's doppelganger faces a life-or-death situation. In 1945, the Trinity atomic bomb test in White Sands, New Mexico leads to horrifying unexpected consequences. In 1956, a creepy woodsman covered in scorched engine oil invades a radio station.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Leslie Berger, Robert Broski, Cullen Douglas

Votes: 5,560

23. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
Episode: The Bridge (2017)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

June is tasked with going back to Jezebels to find a package. Meanwhile in Gilead, Janine has trouble relinquishing her newborn baby.

Director: Kate Dennis | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Madeline Brewer

Votes: 3,168

24. The Man in the High Castle (2015–2019)
Episode: Detonation (2016)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Tagomi faces a dilemma: to stay with his family or return to the world he left behind. Desperate to escape the Reich, Juliana strikes a final, dangerous deal with the Resistance. When Ed ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls

Votes: 1,576

25. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: San Junipero (2016)

TV-MA | 61 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When Yorkie and Kelly visit San Junipero, a fun-loving beach town full of surf, sun and sex, their lives are changed.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Denise Burse, Raymond McAnally

Votes: 47,522

26. Broadchurch (2013–2017)
Episode: Episode #2.8 (2015)

TV-14 | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The fate of Danny's murderer is decided. Alec and Ellie close the Sandbrook murder case.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Matthew Gravelle, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Charlotte Beaumont

Votes: 1,353

27. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: Episode #3.6 (2016)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama

As Tommy prepares to commit the most audacious crime of his career, an unexpected blow forces him to face his worst fears in a race against time.

Director: Tim Mielants | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Finn Cole, Joe Cole, Aimee-Ffion Edwards

Votes: 5,757

28. Silicon Valley (2014–2019)
Episode: Two Days of the Condor (2015)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

The verdict on Pied Piper's fate coincides with a startling real-life drama that makes their livestream immensely popular, and emotions run high as the gang tries to keep the company together.

Director: Alec Berg | Stars: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr

Votes: 1,883

29. The OA (2016–2019)
Episode: Invisible Self (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

After OA recounts a dramatic final night at Hap's, the others begin to see her story in a new light. The fragments of the dream click into place.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith

Votes: 2,701

30. The Crown (2016– )
Episode: Assassins (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

As tensions with Phillip increase, Elizabeth spends time with her old friend Porchey. Churchill's portrait is painted for his 80th birthday.

Director: Benjamin Caron | Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby

Votes: 2,946

31. Westworld (2016– )
Episode: The Bicameral Mind (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ford unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores embraces her identity; Maeve sets her plan in motion.

Director: Jonathan Nolan | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden

Votes: 24,909

32. Sense8 (2015–2018)
Episode: I Can't Leave Her (2015)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

With Riley in the hands of Whispers, all of the Sensates' skills are needed to give them any chance of survival.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai

Votes: 4,425

33. 11.22.63 (2016)
Episode: The Day in Question (2016)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The past makes every effort to prevent Jake from altering the events of November 22, 1963, and saving the President, with his own life hanging in the balance.

Director: James Strong | Stars: James Franco, Sarah Gadon, Cherry Jones, George MacKay

Votes: 3,002

34. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Ring: Part II (2010)

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

Casey goes undercover to protect his daughter from The Ring, Big Mike receives some shocking news regarding the Buy More, and Chuck's father becomes the team's only chance of survival against The Ring.

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin

Votes: 1,252

35. Erased (2016)
Episode: Accomplishment (2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Satoru enlists Sachiko to help him invite Kayo out to a local science center. But while they enjoy themselves, Satoru starts having some intense déjà vu, which causes him to worry that he's trapped in some kind of time loop.

Directors: Tomohiko Itô, Shinya Watada | Stars: Ryan Bartley, Christine Marie Cabanos, David W. Collins, Sara Cravens

Votes: 426

36. Luther (2010– )
Episode: Episode #2.4 (2011)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Luther and Jenny dispose of Kent's body and give Baba cause to believe that he was actually killed by her other henchman Frank. To ensure that there will be no reprisals he threatens her ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Steven Robertson, Jamie Richards, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Idris Elba

Votes: 1,930

37. GLOW (2017– )
Episode: Money's in the Chase (2017)

TV-MA | 35 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

On the day of the big taping, Sam attends to unfinished personal business, while Ruth scrambles to make last-minute changes to the lineup.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young

Votes: 1,048

38. Ozark (2017– )
Episode: Coffee, Black (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Russ learns Agent Petty's true identity and makes plans to murder, steal and flee. Wendy stumbles on an ideal business to add to the Byrde portfolio.

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner

Votes: 2,716

39. Taboo (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Delaney delivers an ultimatum, arrangements for immediate departure begin, while Strange has a final ace to play.

Director: Anders Engström | Stars: Oona Chaplin, Tom Hardy, Jonathan Pryce, Danny Ligairi

Votes: 3,745

40. The Fall (2013–2016)
Episode: Their Solitary Way (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Spector admits to his lawyers and later to Tom Anderson that he was involved in the London murder eight years earlier but when Stella suggests Alvarez took the blame out of gratitude for ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Cubitt | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Ruth Bradley, Aidan McArdle, Gillian Anderson

Votes: 1,134

41. Teen Wolf (2011–2017)
Episode: Insatiable (2014)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Scott and company race to rescue Lydia from the clutches of evil as the Nogitsune makes a surprise move, resulting in a tragic loss to the group.

Director: Tim Andrew | Stars: Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin

Votes: 1,395

42. The Pacific (2010)
Episode: Okinawa (2010)

TV-MA | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The 1st Marine Division fight a determined Japanese force on Okinawa who prefer death to surrender and are indifferent to the lives of Okinawan civilians.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Noel Fisher

Votes: 1,280

43. Romanzo Criminale (2008–2010)
Episode: Episode #1.12 (2009)

TV-MA | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lebano's paranoia spirals out of control, as Ice turns his back on the criminal underworld and makes a fresh start with his girlfriend Roberta. In Italian. Last in the series.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Italo Amerighi, Antonella Attili, Marco Bocci, Bruno Buzzi

Votes: 79

44. 13 Reasons Why (2017– )
Episode: Tape 6, Side A (2017)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Mystery

Clay and Hannah grow closer. While Clay spends a heartbreaking night listening to his tape with Tony, tensions boil over at Bryce's house.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe

Votes: 6,307

45. The Last Man on Earth (2015–2018)
Episode: Silent Night (2015)

TV-14 | 23 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Phil is diagnosed with appendicitis. Someone in the group has to step up to execute the surgery. Melissa has to deal with Todd's refusal of her proposal. Mike makes a decision about returning to earth.

Director: Jason Woliner | Stars: Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, Mel Rodriguez, Cleopatra Coleman

Votes: 746

46. Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2018)
Episode: Ashy Slashy (2016)

TV-MA | 27 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy