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1. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Help Me (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

Cuddy, House and members of the team join forces with a search-and-rescue team to provide much-needed medical attention at the scene of an emergency.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 3,249

2. 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: 1,574

3. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Exodus: Part 1 (2005)

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

The French woman arrives at the camp with a dire warning about a group of survivors known as the Others.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

Votes: 4,132

.Jack & Sawyer Talk.

4. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: -30- (2008)

TV-MA | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Dominic West, Reg E. Cathey, John Doman, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 3,060

5. 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 JD to leave a patient for 1/2 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: 3,767

6. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: House's Head (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 6,881

7. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Man of Science, Man of Faith (2005)

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

One of the castaways is chosen to descend into the mysterious hatch, and Shannon stumbles upon a shockingly familiar face in the jungle.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

Votes: 4,470

8. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Confidence Man (2004)

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

Shannon is having an asthma attack, and Boone is sure that Sawyer has her medications. As Kate's way of dealing with this situation doesn't work, Sayid takes things into his own hands..

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

Votes: 4,017

9. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Final Grades (2006)

TV-MA | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,708

10. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: The Down Low (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

When drug dealer Mickey mysteriously collapses while negotiating a sale, his partner-in-crime, Eddie, accompanies him to Princeton Plainsboro for treatment. But with a major deal pending, ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 1,807

11. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Falling into Place (2004)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

In 1972, Bruno Baskerville Walsh took LSD at a party, and "flew" off the balcony where he stood, landing on a car in a parking lot. Ruth and George sleep together their first night of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 977

12. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Late Editions (2008)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

With Steintorf ordering Rawls to initiate 'creative' remedies for the rising crime rate, Freamon's vigilance pays off with a promising lead, sending Sydnor and the department into overdrive.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Dominic West, Reg E. Cathey, John Doman, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,095

13. 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: 8,396

14. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: A Scandal in Belgravia (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock must confiscate something of importance from a mysterious woman named Irene Adler.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 30,830

15. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Outing (1993)

PG | 22 min | Comedy

A prank by Elaine leads a newspaper journalist to think that Jerry and George are gay.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,540

16. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: No Reason (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

An old patient of House comes back and seeks revenge upon him in the form of gunshot.

Director: David Shore | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 3,478

17. 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: 6,453

18. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Broken (2009)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama, Mystery

House fights his doctors, the staff and his fellow patients when he's forced to stay in the psychiatric hospital under threat of permanently losing his medical license.

Director: Katie Jacobs | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard, Franka Potente, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Votes: 6,508

19. 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: 29,723

20. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Face Off (2011)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 31,007

21. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: That's Got His Own (2006)

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

On the trail of missing bodies, Freamon turns to a higher authority after being rebuked by Landsman. Carcetti finds his promises of prosperity undermined by the school debt, forcing him to ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,126

22. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: A Fistful of Paintballs (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

In a "spaghetti western" parody, Pierce tries to get revenge on the rest of the study group during this year's paintball tournament.

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

Votes: 3,647

23. Father Ted (1995–1998)
Episode: Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep (1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

Father Ted figures out the mystery of, "The Beast Of Craggy Island".

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 269

24. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: LaFleur (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The survivors left on the island, now led by Sawyer after Locke's departure, find themselves back in the 1970s, where they are now forced to become members of the Dharma Initiative.

Director: Mark Goldman | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Davies, Michael Emerson

Votes: 3,697

25. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Live Together, Die Alone (2006)

TV-14 | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After discovering a sailboat just offshore containing former hatch oversee Desmond, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the "button" and the hatch.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox

Votes: 5,302

26. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: Beers and Weirs (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

When Mr and Mrs. Weir go out of town for the weekend, Lindsay hosts a keg party. Sam, Bill and Neal, worried that the party-goers will get too rowdy, substitute a keg of non-alcoholic beer for the one the freaks have on ice.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 1,411

27. 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: 2,948

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer vs. the 18th Amendment (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Bart inadvertently becomes drunk at a St. Patrick's Day celebration, an old prohibition law banning drinking in Springfield is rediscovered and enforced. Desperate to keep alcohol in the city, Homer takes matters into his own hands.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,828

29. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Ab Aeterno (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The mysteries behind Richard Alpert's arrival to the island, his immortality, and his alliance with Jacob are revealed--plus more details about the purpose of the island and the relationship between Jacob and the smoke monster.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 4,755

30. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Dead Soldiers (2004)

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

The brutality at police headquarters continues over the perceived failure of department commanders to rein in the city's crime stats. Another hit by Omar on the Barksdale stash houses goes ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 1,920

31. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: Tonight (2006)

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

Westmoreland uses Bellick to plug a hole in the escape plan, which forces Michael to move up the breakout timetable. A fearful Tweener pledges his loyalty to Michael and in return may get ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 2,757

32. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: Flight (2006)

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

As the escape continues, lives are lost and Pope and Bellick do everything in their power to capture the convicts.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 3,565

33. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The End (2010)

TV-14 | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Locke searches for Desmond to achieve his goal of destroying the island. Jack, the newly-appointed "protector" of the island, sets out to stop him. In Los Angeles, the survivors slowly reunite and recall their island experiences.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Sam Anderson, Naveen Andrews, L. Scott Caldwell, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 8,070

34. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Rumor (2001)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Monica invites Will, an old school friend of her and Ross over for Thanksgiving dinner, unaware he isn't too fond of Rachel.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 4,213

35. Father Ted (1995–1998)
Episode: Speed 3 (1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

A local milkman seeks revenge after Father Ted gets him fired.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 468

36. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Finale: Part 2 (2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

J.D. continues his last day at Sacred Heart, and tries to hold out hope for a great sendoff.

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

Votes: 3,179

Everything is wrapped up

37. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: The Getaway (2009)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dexter is obsessed with getting the Trinity Killer himself, especially after Arthur has tracked him to Metro Homicide and learns his real identity.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 9,016

38. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Mission Accomplished (2004)

TV-MA | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. The detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization with the information garnered from the wire. While ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,374

39. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: One Day, One Room (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

Stuck with clinic duty, House almost wishes he had the boring patients back after he encounters a young woman with an STD and the need to talk.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 3,528

40. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Slap Bet (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang discovers that Robin's been hiding a huge secret, but they have no idea what it is. Marshall thinks she is married, and Barney thinks she was a porn star.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 4,690

41. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Crawl Space (2011)

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

Hank asks Walt to drive him to the laundry where the meth lab is hidden. Ted still won't pay the IRS so Skyler asks Saul for help, and Saul sends in his A-Team. Gus and Jesse return from Mexico, and Walt fears he is in trouble with Gus.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 16,318

42. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
Episode: The Speech (2008)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

Annoyed by the fact that Jen has inexplicably been declared the Employee of the Month, Moss and Roy play a prank on her to expose her ignorance about the Internet. Douglas and a hot newswoman with a secret past fall madly in love.

Director: Graham Linehan | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 1,522

Best prank ever.

43. Father Ted (1995–1998)
Episode: Escape from Victory (1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

Father Ted comes up with a scheme to win a football match against Father Dick Byrne.

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 253

44. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: There's No Place Like Home: Part 2 (2008)

TV-14 | 40 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Ben tries to escape Keamy's custody so that he and Locke can follow through with Jacob's request to move the island. Michael tries to neutralize the explosives on the boat, while the "Oceanic 6" move closer to rescue.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Davies, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 4,593

45. Spaced (1999–2001)
Episode: Mettle (2001)

TV-14 | 24 min | Action, Comedy

Tim and Mike create a robot for Robot Wars and are on their way to the quarter finals. Their rival team, a couple of fellow soldiers of Mike's in the Territorial Army, sabotage Tim and ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 485

46. The Office (2001–2003)
Episode: Christmas Special: Part 2 (2003)

TV-14 | 52 min | Comedy, Drama

Tim's world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello. Despite a stern warning from Gareth and wise words from Keith in Accounts, Tim can't help but get his hopes up again. ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 1,548

47. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Voice (1997)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

George's colleagues try to force him to leave. Jerry makes fun of his girlfriend's bellybutton. Kramer hires an intern. Elaine gets back together with David Puddy.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,303

Kramerica

48. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Middle Ground (2004)

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

The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization. Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they have come. McNulty finds the way to a key piece of the puzzle in an ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,902

49. 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: 15,397

50. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Salud (2011)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5