Greatest Teleision Episodes

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1. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Pine Barrens (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

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 while Tony's affair with Gloria goes sour as does Meadow's relationship with Jackie Jr.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 4,320

2. 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: 2,702

3. Arrested Development (2003– )
Episode: Afternoon Delight (2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

While Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq, Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Bluth Company Christmas party backfires after Gob's sexual harassment speech. Michael and ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera

Votes: 1,615

4. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut (1998)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys get snowed in at the hospital while waiting to learn the identity of Cartman's father. Meanwhile, the townspeople resort to cannibalism when they get snowed in.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Jennifer Savage Matthews

Votes: 1,758

5. Legion (2017– )
Episode: Chapter 7 (2017)

TV-MA | 46 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David tries to find a way out of his predicament.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 3,294

6. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Paradigms of Human Memory (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

As the study group gathers to assemble their 20th and final Anthropology diorama of the year, they begin reminiscing about their favorite times together - including a trip they made to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Tristram Shapeero, Duke Johnson | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,024

7. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Constant (2008)

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

During the helicopter ride to the ship, Desmond's consciousness begins jumping back and forth between present day 2004 and 1996. He is forced to find Daniel Faraday in 1996 in order to get answers and stop the jumps.

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

Votes: 8,197

8. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: The Secret Fate of All Life (2014)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hart and Cohle share the spoils of a solved case; Papania and Gilbough confront the detectives with troubling new intelligence.

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

Votes: 12,317

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

In order to revitalize its economy, Springfield decides to legalize gambling. As a consequence, Marge becomes addicted to using slot machines, while Mr. Burns develops a Howard Hughes complex.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,627

10. 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: 3,759

11. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City (2007)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy

Dee and Mac become Guardian Angels and clean up the streets when a bum starts using the alley behind the bar to masturbate. Meanwhile, Dennis, Charlie, and Frank impersonate police officers in order to get preferential treatment.

Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,346

12. 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: 6,185

13. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: All Due Respect (2004)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama

Tony realizes that he must take care of family messes himself in order to keep the peace within his own clan.

Director: John Patterson | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 1,860

14. Game of Thrones (2011– )
Episode: Baelor (2011)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robb goes to war against the Lannisters. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Drogo has fallen ill from a fresh battle wound. Daenerys is desperate to save him.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

Votes: 24,270

15. 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: 8,705

16. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Nightman Cometh (2008)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Charlie stages a rock opera based on his song "Nightman," and recruits the rest of the gang to help him with it.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 3,617

17. 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: 1,673

18. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Born Free (2006)

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

Dexter races against the clock to find Debra when she is abducted by Rudy, the Ice Truck Killer, which leads the two psychopathic killers to have a fateful showdown, and who finally reveals his connection to Dexter.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 6,134

19. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Walkabout (2004)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

When the survivors run out of food, Locke, Kate, and Michael go out hunting for boar. Michael gets injured, so he and Kate go back. But Locke stays out hunting, and ends up running into the creature living in the jungle.

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

Votes: 4,769

20. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Pilot: Part 1 (2004)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Forty-eight survivors of an airline flight originating from Australia, bound for the U.S., which crash-lands onto an unknown island 1000 miles off course, struggle to figure out a way to survive while trying to find a way to be rescued.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

Votes: 7,329

and part 2

21. Game of Thrones (2011– )
Episode: You Win or You Die (2011)

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

Robert has been injured while hunting and is dying. Jon and the others finally take their vows to the Night's Watch. A man, sent by Robert, is captured for trying to poison Daenerys. Furious, Drogo vows to attack the Seven Kingdoms.

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

Votes: 18,622

22. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Red Badge of Gayness (1999)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A drunken Civil War re-enactment leads to an actual Civil War breaking out.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 1,452

23. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Gang Dances Their Asses Off (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

After Charlie accidentally puts Paddy's Pub up for 1st prize in a local dance competition, Frank makes the gang participate in the contest. Here, they form alliances and try to cheat the ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,704

24. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Rainforest Shmainforest (1999)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The gang gets lost in the rain forest after going to Costa Rica with a singing tour.

Directors: Trey Parker, Eric Stough | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 1,778

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart vs. Australia (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After he makes a collect call to Australia and refuses to pay for it, Bart sparks an international incident, with the Simpsons forced to travel to the country in order to repair political relations.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,700

26. Arrested Development (2003– )
Episode: Pier Pressure (2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

When Buster asks George-Michael to buy him marijuana to treat Lucille Austero's vertigo, Michael stages a phony bust to teach George-Michael a lesson.

Director: Joe Russo | Stars: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera

Votes: 1,965

27. Game of Thrones (2011– )
Episode: Blackwater (2012)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 28,238

28. 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: 29,836

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After playing truant from school, Bart witnesses the alleged assault of a waiter by Mayor Quimby's nephew, Freddy. However, if he comes forward, he will have to admit he skipped class, and face the consequences.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,413

30. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Physical Education (2010)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Jeff refuses to participate in a pool class because the teacher forces him to play in gym shorts, and the study group discovers a white version of Abed at the college.

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

Votes: 1,921

31. Game of Thrones (2011– )
Episode: The Rains of Castamere (2013)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Iain Glen

Votes: 64,693

32. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Days Gone Bye (2010)

TV-14 | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

After being shot, Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find the world overrun by the undead, and sets off to find his family.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 16,991

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Simpson Tide (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer causes an international incident after he joins the Naval reserves.

Director: Milton Gray | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,271

34. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Cost (2002)

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

Avon, Stringer and Wee-Bey discuss how best to deal with Omar after the attempted hit on Avon, deciding to let him think they want peace, whilst secretly planning to kill him. As such, Omar... See full summary »

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,619

35. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: There's Something About Harry (2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Dexter keeps Doakes caged in Jimenez's cabin, Doakes reveals that he knows something about the death of Dexter's father. This clue leads Dexter to discover a shocking truth.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 3,049

36. Banshee (2013–2016)
Episode: Tribal (2015)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Cadi becomes a war zone when Chayton and the Red Bones attack the station with Hood, Brock, Proctor, Siobhan and the others trapped inside.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 1,604

37. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Made in America (2007)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama

Tony and his family has to stay in hiding until Phil Leotardo is dealt with. His family don't like the lifestyle they have been forced to adopt. AJ and Meadow move onto the next step in their lives. Tony confronts Junior one last time.

Director: David Chase | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 4,684

38. 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: 7,724

39. Game of Thrones (2011– )
Episode: Hardhome (2015)

TV-MA | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tyrion advises Daenerys. Sansa forces Theon to tell her a secret. Cersei remains stubborn. Arya meets her first target. Jon and Tormund meet with the wildling elders.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Votes: 68,209

40. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater (1999)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Peter changes for the worse after he and Lois inherit a mansion in Newport.

Directors: Jeff Myers, Peter Shin, Roy Allen Smith | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Lori Alan

Votes: 1,279

41. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Epidemiology (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The study group is left to fend for themselves by Dean Pelton during a rabies outbreak due to tainted food at Greendale's Halloween party.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,495

42. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: The Musical Man (2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Phil's new real estate ad creates embarrassment for Claire and Haley, Cameron goes over the top while directing a school musical, and Jay's brother comes to town with some surprising news.

Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,237

43. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart's Inner Child (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Brad Goodman, a self-help guru, comes to Springfield and identifies Bart as a role model for personal happiness because he is in touch with his inner child. Soon, the entire town begins to behave like him.

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

Votes: 1,384

44. Banshee (2013–2016)
Episode: A Fixer of Sorts (2015)

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

Nola and Burton have a bloody confrontation. Tommy defies Chayton's orders and attacks Proctor's club. Hood's secret is threatened when a FBI agent shows up at his door, as someone close to him discovers the truth.

Director: Magnus Martens | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,252

45. Happy Endings (2011–2013)
Episode: Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral) (2012)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang find themselves at yet another wedding, this time the nuptials of Derrick and Eric . Will there be "DRAMA", to quote Derrick? Of course, as Brad struggles to tell Jane something ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Greenberg | Stars: Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally

Votes: 204

46. Legion (2017– )
Episode: Chapter 5 (2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David faces a new threat.

Director: Tim Mielants | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 3,362

47. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Push Mix (2011)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Chuck and Morgan embark on a mission to take down Alexei Volkoff, while Sarah tries to rescue Chuck's mom. Casey tries to get to know his daughter better, and Ellie eases Devon into fatherhood.

Director: Peter Lauer | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin

Votes: 992

48. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Caught in the Act (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Phil and Claire's kids walk in on them having sex while delivering their anniversary present, Gloria tries to keep Claire from seeing an angry e-mail, and Mitchell and Cameron contemplate how to cover up a juice stain on a rug.

Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,772

49. Banshee (2013–2016)
Episode: The Warrior Class (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A young Kinaho girl is murdered on Amish land. She was seeing Soloman, the little brother of Rebecca. Hostilities ensue between the Kinaho and the Amish. Proctor comes to the aid of his people. Hood has a surprising visitor from his past.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 1,012