Best Episode of the Year Winners

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1.
Adventures of Superman (1952 TV Series)
Episode: The Secret of Superman (1952)
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Dr. H.L. Ort is using an advanced version of a truth serum to hypnotize employees of the Daily Planet in an attempt to discover Superman's secret identity. (30 mins.)
 
2.
Adventures of Superman (1952 TV Series)
Episode: The Defeat of Superman (1953)
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Criminal Happy King returns to Metropolis, determined to rid himself of Superman. He has hired a European scientist... (30 mins.)
 
3.
Climax! (1954 TV Series)
Episode: Casino Royale (1954)
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American spy James Bond must outsmart card wiz and crime boss LeChiffre while monitoring his actions. (60 mins.)
Director: Don Medford
 
4.
Medic (1954 TV Series)
Episode: Flash of Darkness (1955)
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This "what-if" episode imagines what would happen in the event of a nuclear strike on Los Angeles. Dr... (30 mins.)
Director: Lonnie D'Orsa
 
5.
Playhouse 90 (1956 TV Series)
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An over-the-hill heavyweight boxing champion who suffers from the ravages of years of head trauma is exploited by his manager, despite the efforts of a compassionate young woman who tries to help him recover his self-respect. (90 mins.)
 
6.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
Episode: The Glass Eye (1957)
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Captivated by the actor's physical beauty, an aging spinster pulls up stakes to follow a ventriloquist and his dummy from performance to performance; finally, the man consents to a much-wanted meeting. (25 mins.)
 
7.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Lamb to the Slaughter (1958)
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When Mary Maloney's police chief husband is found murdered, the police investigate and have a hard time trying to find the murder weapon. (25 mins.)
 
8.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Time Enough at Last (1959)
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A henpecked book lover finds himself blissfully alone with his books after a nuclear war. (51 mins.)
 
9.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity. (51 mins.)
 
10.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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An army major awakens in a small room with no idea of who he is or how he got there. He finds four other people in the same room, and they all begin to question how they each arrived there, and more importantly, how to escape. (51 mins.)
 
11.
The Defenders (1961 TV Series)
Episode: The Benefactor (1962)
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The Prestons defend a doctor arrested by the police for performing illegal abortions. (60 mins.)
 
12.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963)
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A man, newly recovered from a nervous breakdown, becomes convinced that a monster only he sees is damaging the plane he's flying in. (51 mins.)
 
13.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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During the American Civil War in 1862, a condemned Confederate prisoner, Peyton Farquhar, is due to the hanged by Union troops. (51 mins.)
 
14.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
Episode: Demon with a Glass Hand (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Days ago Trent awoke with no memory of his past. Since then, sinister men have pursued him constantly... (51 mins.)
 
15.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964 TV Series)
Episode: The Brain-Killer Affair (1965)
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Thrush poisons Waverly, with plans to subject him to a procedure that affects the brain. The criminal organization has already experimented on others, turning a shipping magnate and a diplomat into failures. (50 mins.)
 
16.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
Episode: Balance of Terror (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The Enterprise must decide on its response when a Romulan ship makes a destructively hostile armed probe of Federation territory. (50 mins.)
 
17.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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When a temporarily insane Dr. McCoy accidentally changes history and destroys his time, Kirk and Spock follow him to prevent the disaster, but the price to do so is high. (50 mins.)
 
18.
The Prisoner (1967 TV Series)
Episode: Many Happy Returns (1967)
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Number 6 wakes up to find the Village totally deserted. (50 mins.)
 
19.
The Virginian (1962 TV Series)
Episode: Dark Corridor (1968)
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The Virginian on a rare trip to visit a friend Jingo in a remote valley when he finds a woman unconscious. At Jingo's cabin she recovers from a fear induced catatonic state but with amnesia but thinks The Virginian is her lover. (75 mins.)
 
20.
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV Series)
Episode: The Bunker: Part 2 (1969)
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In the conclusion of the two-part episode, Jim Phelps has taken a position as a security officer at the underground bunker where Dr... (50 mins.)
 
21.
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV Series)
Episode: The Killer (1970)
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The IMF is up against a contract killer who makes decisions at random at the last minute to ensure his moves are unpredictable... (50 mins.)
 
22.
Night Gallery (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A fearless colonel bets $15,000 that he can survive one night in a haunted mansion but he learns that the past can haunt you worse than any ghost can. Dracula explains to his grandson how he served his country against the Nazis. (50 mins.)
 
23.
Emergency! (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Virus (1972)
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A sick lady with a monkey provides the key to a mysterious, highly contagious, and deadly virus that strikes both Dr. Brackett and John Gage. Meanwhile, the firemen rescue a boy from a treehouse and a man from a scaffold. (60 mins.)
 
24.
Hill Street Blues (1981 TV Series)
Episode: Grace Under Pressure (1984)
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Furillo breaks the news of Esterhaus's death. Bates is given serious consideration for Sergeant. Coffey's girlfriend is sexually assaulted. Belker goes undercover as a truck driver to try and catch thieves that are stealing poultry. (60 mins.)
 
25.
The Twilight Zone (1985 TV Series)
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In "Her Pilgrim Soul," two scientists must discover why the spirit of a woman is reliving a previous life within their holographic computer. "I of Newton" showcases a mathematician in a battle of wits with the Devil for his soul. (45 mins.)
 
26.
Miami Vice (1984 TV Series)
Episode: Sons and Lovers (1986)
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The son of Tubbs' arch-enemy Calderone oozes to the surface with a $1 million contract on Tubbs, while Calderone's sister Angelina says Tubbs he is the father of her child. (48 mins.)
 
27.
Miami Vice (1984 TV Series)
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Zito goes undercover as a boxing manager to take down a crooked bookie, but pays the ultimate price for it. (48 mins.)
 
28.
Magnum, P.I. (1980 TV Series)
Episode: Resolutions: Part I (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Magnum returns to Virginia on vacation and reflects on his life, his marriage to Michelle and his experiences. He hastily returns to Hawaii when TV reporter Linda Lee Ellison is attacked. (48 mins.)
 
29.
Tales from the Crypt (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A greedy woman makes the mistake of murdering her husband while an escaped mental patient dressed in a Santa Claus outfit is on the loose. (25 mins.)
 
30.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (1990)
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Ben Horne's plans are finally realized, with unforeseen consequences. (47 mins.)
 
31.
Tales from the Crypt (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Yellow (1991)
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The year is 1918. During World War I, somewhere in France, it's the 49th day of continuous battle on the front lines... (25 mins.)
 
32.
Batman: The Animated Series (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Almost Got 'im (1992)
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In a bar, a collection of Batman's enemies chat about their failed attempts to kill him. (23 mins.)
 
33.
Northern Exposure (1990 TV Series)
Episode: First Snow (1993)
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Cicely begins to winterize as the first snow comes. One of Joel's patients tells him she's going to die. Shelley tells a terrible lie. (60 mins.)
 
34.
Batman: The Animated Series (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Trial (1994)
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A district attorney who loathes Batman is forced to defend him in a twisted parody of a trial run by the inmates of Arkham Asylum who have seized control and taken them both prisoner. (23 mins.)
 
35.
ER (1994 TV Series)
Episode: Love's Labor Lost (1995)
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Dr. Benton has to deal with the aftermath of his mother's fall and crosses the line with the surgical... (44 mins.)
 
36.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
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A Lone Gunmen member is targeted for extermination after he uncovers information linking the Cancer Man to several assassinations. (45 mins.)
 
37.
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Subway (1997)
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John Lange (Vincent D'Onofrio) becomes pinned between a subway train and the station platform. The Baltimore... (60 mins.)
 
38.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Bad Blood (1998)
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Scully and Mulder each recount their version of events that led Mulder to drive a stake through the heart of a Texas teenager he claims was a vampire. (45 mins.)
 
39.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: College (1999)
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While visiting colleges with Meadow, Tony spots a snitch. Carmela, meanwhile, discovers something about Dr. Melfi. (55 mins.)
 
40.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
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The President is rushed to hospital following a shooting; staffers field questions on protection measures and executive authority. Flashbacks show how key staff members joined the Bartlet campaign. (44 mins.)
 
41.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Pine Barrens (2001)
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While Silvio has the flu, Chris and Paulie run his collections for him, which results in the pair getting lost in the woods and nearly freezing to death. (55 mins.)
 
42.
24 (2001 TV Series)
Episode: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2002)
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After being falsely informed his daughter has been killed, the enraged Jack Bauer goes to the dock to kill the Drazens whilst the traitor at CTU tries to make a quick escape. (44 mins.)
 
43.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Bad Dreams (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The detail makes a desperate move. Nick's deceit is in the open, as Sobotka is overwhelmed by bad news... (59 mins.)
 
44.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Middle Ground (2004)
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The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization. Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they have come... (59 mins.)
 
45.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
Episode: Everyone's Waiting (2005)
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Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay... (55 mins.)
 
46.
The Wire (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Final Grades (2006)
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In the Season Four finale, the bodies from the vacants pile up while Burrell offers his support to Daniels and admonishes Rawls for crossing him. A distraught Bubbles finds himself at his wit's end after his revenge plan backfires. (59 mins.)
 
47.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
Episode: The Blue Comet (2007)
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The Beginning of the End. Phil finally puts the hits on the Soprano clan and Tony puts a hit on Phil... (55 mins.)
 
48.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: The Wheel (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Don and Betty Draper have an argument when it becomes apparent that he doesn't want to spend Thanksgiving... (47 mins.)
 
49.
House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
Episode: House's Head (2008)
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A bus that House was riding crashes. House claims there's a victim on the bus that's dying, but not from the bus accident. He stops at nothing to figure out who the patient is and what is ailing them. (44 mins.)
 
50.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
Episode: The Getaway (2009)
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Dexter is obsessed with getting the Trinity Killer himself, especially after Arthur has tracked him to Metro Homicide and learns his real identity. (53 mins.)
 
51.
Mad Men (2007 TV Series)
Episode: The Suitcase (2010)
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Don deliberately delays returning an important call from California, because he knows it's bad news about Anna. Instead, he keeps himself occupied by forcing Peggy to miss her birthday dinner to pull an all-nighter with him for a client. (47 mins.)
 
52.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Face Off (2011)
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Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of Ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy. (49 mins.)
 
53.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Blackwater (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Stannis Baratheon's fleet and army arrive at King's Landing and the battle for the city begins. Cersei plans for her and her children's future. (56 mins.)