Episodic Studies 2012

by OddAsACod | created - 29 Mar 2012 | updated - 01 Jan 2013 | Public

A list of TV episodes I watched during 2012.

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1. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: My Bad (2010)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the Season 5 premiere, Dexter reels from Rita's murder while Quinn stirs up trouble by suggesting that Rita's death doesn't fit Trinity's profile.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 4,431

2. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: Hello Bandit (2010)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dexter fights his dark urges, but a shocking discovery puts him on the trail of a new victim; Debra hosts her brother and his children but finds herself squeezed out of her own place.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,379

3. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: Practically Perfect (2010)

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

In an effort to create more free time to stalk and kill victims, Dexter hires a nanny; Debra is annoyed by her new rookie partner; Quinn pursues the theory that Trinity did not kill Rita.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,324

4. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: Beauty And The Beast (2010)

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

Dexter has to save a life instead of taking one; Deb has a scary confrontation with a key suspect in the Santa Muerte murder cases; Quinn continues following up on the strange similarities between 'Kyle Butler' and Dexter Morgan.

Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,307

5. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: First Blood (2010)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Dexter is saddled with an unwanted conspirator, he is forced to make some hard decisions about her fate; Dexter wonders if Rita's death has awakened a darkness inside Harrison; Quinn enlists an old friend to look into Dexter.

Director: Romeo Tirone | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,261

6. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: Everything Is Illumenated (2010)

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

Trying to get his life back on track, Dexter hunts a new target, but is distracted and drawn into a precarious situation while helping his troubled acquaintance; Batista discovers an interesting lead in the Santa Muerte murder cases.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,550

7. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: Circle Us (2010)

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

While helping Lumen, Dexter finds himself on a collision course with Homicide when he is called to investigate a horrifying crime scene; the Santa Muerte case leads to a violent standoff between Debra and the killers.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,238

8. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: Take It! (2010)

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

Dexter and Lumen take the opportunity to track a vicious murderer while attending a self-help seminar from Jordan Chase.

Director: Romeo Tirone | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,434

9. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: Teenage Wasteland (2010)

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

In the midst of hunting their next victim, Dexter and Lumen are surprised by the return of an unannounced guest; Debra is assigned to the file room, but manages to uncover new evidence in the Barrel Girl case.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,586

10. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: In The Beginning (2010)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dexter discovers a possible ally in the pursuit of Lumen's former captors, but he and Lumen are forced to step down when homicide uncovers evidence linked to one of their prior victims.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,583

11. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: Hop A Freighter (2010)

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

Dexter is forced to do damage control after he concedes that someone outside of Miami Metro has taken an interest in him and Lumen.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,415

12. Dexter (2006–2021)
Episode: The Big One (2010)

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

In the Season 5 finale, Dexter realizes that he and Lumen are being lured into a trap and risks everything to escape; Quinn needs help that only Dexter can provide.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 4,141

13. The League (2009–2015)
Episode: The Draft (I) (2009)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Sport

The guys go to Kevin's during Ellie's fifth-birthday party to determine the draft order; later, Andre throws a party during the actual draft, at which Pete announces that he is splitting from his wife.

Director: Jeff Schaffer | Stars: Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 486

14. The League (2009–2015)
Episode: The Bounce Test (I) (2009)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, Sport

Sofia's refusal to have sex with Ruxin after their son's birth drives him crazy; Jenny is horrified to learn that her pronouncement that she is confident in her vagina has become the talk of the League's message board.

Director: Jeff Schaffer | Stars: Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 406

15. The League (2009–2015)
Episode: Sunday at Ruxin's (I) (2009)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

The guys spend Sunday afternoon at Ruxin's house hoping to watch football, but they're roped into an extravagant lunch prepared by Sofia instead; Ellie goes through the "fun with feces" stage.

Director: Jeff Schaffer | Stars: Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 364

16. The League (2009–2015)
Episode: Mr. McGibblets (I) (2009)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

Pete takes Andre to a spa for the weekend, but Andre is disappointed when all the other guys show up, too. Meanwhile, Kevin asks Taco to dress up as Ellie's favorite toy in an attempt to scare her into not playing with it anymore.

Director: Jeff Schaffer | Stars: Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 445

17. The League (2009–2015)
Episode: The Usual Bet (I) (2009)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, Sport

Taco and Ruxin go to Chinatown to look for Three Penis Wine, while Pete and Kevin make a bet that the loser of their playoff game must strip in public, but it's Jenny who may ultimately have to pay up.

Director: Jeff Schaffer | Stars: Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 366

18. The League (2009–2015)
Episode: The Shiva Bowl (I) (2009)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, Sport

The League has reached the Shiva Bowl. The content now stands between three-time champion Pete and Andre, who has a trick up his sleeve.

Director: Jeff Schaffer | Stars: Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi

Votes: 383

19. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie's New Partner: Part 1 (1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

When Archie decides to buy the business next to his and turn Archie's Place into a bar and grille, Harry gets cold feet and decides to sell his share of the business.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 38

20. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie's New Partner: Part 2 (1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

When Archie is financially unable to buy out Harry's share of the business, Harry sells to Jewish businessman Murray Klein.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 33

21. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Edith Gets Hired (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

When Edith begins looking for another job, she must overcome both Archie's objections and her own insecurities about possibly being rejected (due to her having been fired from the Sunshine Home).

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 32

22. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie and the Oldest Profession (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Archie and Murray discover that a local hooker has been soliciting customers at the bar.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 27

23. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Edith Versus the Energy Crisis (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Archie can only complain when the height of the 1979 energy crisis prompts Murray to take severe conservation measures. Surely, Archie would find some peace and warmth at home, right? Not with Edith minding the thermostat!

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 31

24. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Bosom Partners (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Archie tries to find a way to buy Murray out because of their ongoing creative differences.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Jon Sharp | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 30

25. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Building the Restaurant (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Archie's buddies step in when the opening of the new restaurant is threatened by a shady contractor.

Director: Bob LaHendro | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 29

26. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Cook (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Archie hires Veronica Rooney, an outspoken Irish cook and her gay nephew as the waiter and Archie Bunker's Place has it's grand opening.

Director: Lila Garrett | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Anne Meara, Allan Melvin

Votes: 32

27. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Murray and the Liquor Board (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

A felony conviction in Murray's past hinders their chances to secure a liquor license.

Director: Dick Martin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 27

28. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 1 (1979)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy

Mike and Gloria (don't forget little Joey) come back to New York to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Bunkers. But Mike's got some devastating secrets to hide: He's been fired from his ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 36

29. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 2 (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

The Stivics wonder how they will cope with Mike being jobless. Mike goes to Archie to air his grievances, and in a show of sympathy and support, he decides to loan him some money until he can find another job.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 34

30. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Barney and the Hooker (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Newly divorced Barney Hefner asks out Dottie, the new waitress. This raises concerns for Murray, since Barney is not aware of Dottie's past.

Director: Frank Corsaro | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 27

31. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Man of the Year (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Archie and Murray are the victims of an elaborate extortion plot by one of Archie's high school classmates.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Jon Sharp | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 26

32. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Shabbat Dinner (1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Edith cooks an authentic Jewish meal for Stephanie and unknowingly causes some tension between Murray and his mother.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 29

33. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Barney's Lawsuit (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Barney sees an opportunity to make some quick cash when he falls off a barstool.

Director: Lila Garrett | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 21

34. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Blanche and Murray (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy

Barney is consumed with jealousy when Murray goes on a date with his ex-wife, Blanche.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 21

35. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Murray's Daughter (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

When Murray's daughter comes to town to take possession of a family inheritance, Archie gets the two to make peace after years of estrangement. Murray's daughter in this episode is played by Martin Balsam's real-life daughter, Talia.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Jon Sharp | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 30

36. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Ambush (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

Archie and Murray are held captive in their own storeroom by two female robbers.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 21

37. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Return of Sammy (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

Sammy Davis Jr. accepts Archie's invitation to visit the restaurant after Archie sees him on a local talk show.

Director: Dick Martin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 35

38. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie Fixes Up Fred (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

One of Archie's lodge brothers pays a visit to the restaurant and berates Fred the waiter. Archie then tries to "convert" Fred by fixing him up with Linda from the local laundry service. ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Martin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 25

39. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Father and Daughter Night (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

Stephanie wants Archie to sing with her in a school father/daughter competition. Archie refuses but then sees Murray volunteer to play piano for her. Seeing this, Archie gets jealous so Stephanie persuades him to join them.

Director: Dick Martin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 26

40. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Van Ranseleer's Operation (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

The guys read an article in the paper about an experimental operation that restores sight to blind people and thinks it may help Mr. VanRenseeler.

Director: Joe Gannon | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 24

41. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Veronica's Ex (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

Veronica Rooney's ex-husband returns to town trying to win her back.

Director: Jon Sharp | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 23

42. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: A Small Mafia Favor (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

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