Kevins Top 50 Episodes of 2012 TV

I ranked 100, but here's my Top 50. Good mix of comedy and drama.
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1.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
Episode: The Greater Fool (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Will is in the hospital and is too discouraged to return to work as his colleagues get the final clue needed to thwart the execs wanting to fire him. (55 mins.)
 
2.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
Episode: We Just Decided To (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Will's professional idealism is put to the test with his new news team when they are first to cover the Deep Horizon platform oil spill. (55 mins.)
 
3.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
Episode: 5/1 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When Charlie gets a tip from a mysterious informant that the President is about to make a major announcement, the news team tries to confirm what it is about. (55 mins.)
 
4.
Nurse Jackie (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Handle Your Scandal (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Cruz purposely pushes Jackie to the breaking point, and then uses her reaction as grounds to fire her. Jackie enrolls Grace in public school. O'Hara goes into labor. (27 mins.)
 
5.
Covert Affairs (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Glass Spider (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
At Jai's safe house, Annie & Auggie find Jai was investigating Simon. Annie tells Arthur & Joan she has been cultivating Simon and thinks she can turn him. Simon says no, but asks Annie to marry him. Simon & Annie are gunned down by Lena. (60 mins.)
 
6.
White Collar (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Judgment Day (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
When Agent Kramer returns to derail Neal's commutation, Neal races to right a wrong from his past. Peter in turn must choose a side... (40 mins.)
 
7.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Justice (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Daniel returns home under house arrest and begin to suspect that Emily is getting too close to Jack... (44 mins.)
 
8.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Bullies (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
As Will deals with insomnia and online death threats, Sloan's frustrating interview with a Japanese nuclear rep about the Fukushima disaster gets her in major trouble. (55 mins.)
 
9.
Underemployed (2012 TV Series)
Episode: The Crib (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Lou loses it when Raviva threatens to move out if he can't make room for her and Rosemary. Daphne continues her romance with Todd and blurs the lines between career and love. Sophia is arrested and the crew has to bail her out.
 
10.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
Episode: The 112th Congress (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
As the news team covers the Tea Party candidates during the US Congressional mid-term elections, the network 's senior executives confront Charlie about Will's newly confrontational tone. (55 mins.)
 
11.
White Collar (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Upper West Side Story (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When scholarship funds from a prestigious prep school mysteriously disappear, Neal poses as a substitute teacher to help Peter and the FBI figure out where the money is really going. (40 mins.)
 
12.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Valentine's Day (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Single for the first time on Valentine's Day, Jess convinces Schmidt to be her wingman as she attempts... (22 mins.)
 
13.
In Plain Sight (2008 TV Series)
Episode: The Anti-Social Network (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Mary sees whether she can balance motherhood with a demanding profession and a dysfunctional home life, or if she will put her baby up for adoption. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Perception (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Daniel's parents not only agree to his engagement, Victoria invited and briefed Conrad's father, the firm founder and board president... (44 mins.)
 
15.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Jess & Julia (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Nick panics when Julia doesn't want to put a label on their relationship. Meanwhile, Jess enlists Julia to help her get out of a traffic ticket... (22 mins.)
 
16.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Re-launch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jess is laid off from her teaching job and volunteers to be a shot girl at Schmidt's "rebranding" party. (22 mins.)
 
17.
Fairly Legal (2011 TV Series)
Episode: What They Seem (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Kate and Ben go up against Justin and the city while representing a client who claims he was the victim of police brutality. A former client accuses Lauren of committing an ethics violation. (41 mins.)
 
18.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
To salvage their ratings, the news team decides to lead with lurid criminal trial coverage at the expense of more worthy stories like the debt ceiling debate. (55 mins.)
 
19.
Nurse Jackie (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Disneyland Sucks (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jackie detoxes in rehab and forges a surprising alliance with 17-year-old fellow addict Charlie. Director Cruz's innovations continue to irritate everyone on the All Saints staff except for Coop. (27 mins.)
 
20.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Soda Tax (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Leslie faces threats and backlash if she votes in favor of a "soda tax," Ben tries to suck to his interns after he discovers that they're politically connected, and Andy's efforts to get in shape send Chris into a depression. (22 mins.)
 
21.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Illusion (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Victoria and Conrad reaffirm their loyalty to each other. (44 mins.)
 
22.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Grief (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Emily's search for the white haired man is interrupted by the wedding plans, and now Nolan is going after him. Meanwhile, Sammy seems to be on the final stage of his life. (44 mins.)
 
23.
Covert Affairs (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Lady Stardust (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Annie considers betraying the agency to save Eyal, but Auggie comes to the rescue. Meanwhile, Henry Wilcox returns from prison and sets his sights on Arthur and Joan. (60 mins.)
 
24.
Underemployed (2012 TV Series)
Episode: The Tasting (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Miles and Daphne host a party for their client, but Daphne worries when he goes off script. New crushes, Jamel and Bekah, put Lou and Raviva in an awkward situation. Sophia fears letting Laura buy her a new phone was a mistake.
 
25.
The Newsroom (2012 TV Series)
Episode: I'll Try to Fix You (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Will's new idealism leads him to be playing into the hands of the tabloid press determined to discredit him. (55 mins.)
 
26.
Covert Affairs (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Hello Stranger (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Auggie sees a therapist to deal with losing Parker. Annie tries to turn the chief aid for the Yemen... (60 mins.)
 
27.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
Episode: The Debate (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The candidates debate on television; Chris, Anne and Tom act as Leslie's "spin team" for the media. Meanwhile - Ron, April, Donna and Andy throw a party for Leslie's campaign supporters, but experience a few set backs in the process. (22 mins.)
 
28.
Whitney (2011 TV Series)
Episode: G-Word (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The group realizes that they haven't heard from Neal in a while so Whitney and Alex decide to make a... (30 mins.)
 
29.
New Girl (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Kids (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Jess babysits Russell's pre-teen daughter for the weekend and meets his ex-wife. Then, Schmidt and Cece panic when they think she's pregnant. Also, Nick's new girlfriend may be too young and Winston discovers his new boss is a big baby. (22 mins.)
 
30.
Fairly Legal (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Start Me Up (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When Kate is asked to mediate an agreement between a hospital and the FBI over a liver transplant for a key informant, she discovers that the liver was originally promised to a much sicker patient. (41 mins.)
 
31.
Underemployed (2012 TV Series)
Episode: The Focus Group (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Daphne hires Raviva and Sophia for a focus group. Sophia struggles to pay rent, and Raviva worries that Lou is pulling away as he tries to fend of Bekah's flirtations. Miles is forced to seek medical help from a former hook-up.
 
32.
White Collar (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Honor Among Thieves (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Unbeknownst to Peter, Neal considers assisting a thief in stealing a valuable piece of art in exchange for information about his past. (40 mins.)
 
33.
Mike & Molly (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Vince Takes a Bath (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When Vince throws out his back, Joyce conveniently disappears, leaving Mike and Molly to care for him. Meanwhile, the newlyweds struggle to write personalized thank-you notes for their wedding gifts. (30 mins.)
 
34.
White Collar (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Parting Shots (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When Neal and Peter go undercover to investigate a beautiful widow about to receive a huge life insurance payment, things become complicated when Neal begins to develop feelings for her. (40 mins.)
 
35.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Win, Lose, or Draw (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
It's election day for Leslie, and Ben is contemplating an offer to help work on a campaign in Washington. Meanwhile, Andy tries to help April rescue the files she deleted from the Parks Department computers. (22 mins.)
 
36.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Leonard and Penny contemplate reviving their romantic relationship. (22 mins.)
 
37.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Halloween Surprise (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Leslie's future with Ben is on hold after he gets a new job offer, Leslie and Ann give Jerry a heart attack, and Ron's new relationship is in jeopardy because of his girlfriend's kids. (22 mins.)
 
38.
In Plain Sight (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man who sells pharmaceuticals to doctors, witnesses one of his clients, do something illegal. So he... (60 mins.)
 
39.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
Episode: The 43 Peculiarity (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Leonard feels threatened after hearing about Penny's study partner at school, while Howard and Raj become determined to find out one of Sheldon's secrets. (22 mins.)
 
40.
Fairly Legal (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Shattered (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
While mediating a case between a nursing home and a patient, Kate discovers that the only witness who can clear an innocent nurse of negligence is also a fugitive on the lam for 20 years. (41 mins.)
 
41.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Reckoning (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Although Daniel threatens to drop Victoria if she ruins his father's firm and Conrad warns her their children's future would be wrecked too... (44 mins.)
 
42.
Underemployed (2012 TV Series)
Episode: The Gig (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Raviva scores her first gig, but things get complicated when Lou finds out Jamel had a part in it. Daphne worries Todd has a controlling streak. Sophia and Miles try to figure out which team the new girl at the park plays for.
 
43.
The Big C (2010 TV Series)
Episode: How Bazaar (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As Paul (Oliver Platt) discovers that life on the road with Joy (Susan Sarandon) will require much more from him than he thought... (30 mins.)
 
44.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Commitment (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Daniel plans a romantic proposal that may carry dire, long-term ramifications, and Charlotte is devastated... (44 mins.)
 
45.
Rob (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Dad Comes to Visit (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rob's usually cold and distant father, George (Guest Star Fred Willard), visits and turns on the charm as he bonds more with Maggie's family than he ever has with Rob. (30 mins.)
 
46.
Guys with Kids (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Thanksgiving (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a failed attempt to figure out who should spend Thanksgiving with their son, Chris and Sheila... (22 mins.)
 
47.
666 Park Avenue (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Hypnos (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The enigmatic Maris Elder (WHOOPI GOLDBERG) helps Jane link her past and present to The Drake: Henry considers a run for City Council. And what really happened to Sasha Doran. (60 mins.)
 
48.
Revenge (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Destiny (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
With the ante even higher after last summer, Emily must plan her next move. (44 mins.)
 
49.
Covert Affairs (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Let's Dance (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Lena escapes to Russia. Against CIA orders, Joan gives Annie permission to find Lena. Annie tracks Lena, who then tries to convert Annie as a counter spy. That fails, and Lena tries to shoot Annie. Annie kills Lena in self defense. (60 mins.)
 
50.
Fairly Legal (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Finale (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
While mediating a case regarding two women who were fired for their sexual orientation, Kate stumbles on evidence of a cover-up and enlists the help of Ben and Lauren to get to the bottom of a dirty land deal. (41 mins.)