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 (2006–2013)
Episode: My Bad (2010)

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

Rita's death has left Dexter feeling responsible and guilty for not being there to save her from the Trinity Killer.

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

Votes: 3,543

2. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Hello, Bandit (2010)

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

In his new role as single father, an anxious Dexter tries to get his family's routine back on track, to begin the process of moving on from Rita's death.

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

Votes: 2,627

3. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Practically Perfect (2010)

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

Dexter finds it hard to adapt to a life without Rita. Quinn notices strange similarities between Trinity Killer associate "Kyle Butler" and Dexter.

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

Votes: 2,571

4. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Beauty and the Beast (2010)

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

Dexter finds himself in a strange situation when, instead of taking a life, he has to save one when he must decide what to do with a frightened young woman named Lumen.

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

Votes: 2,564

5. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: First Blood (2010)

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

When Dexter is burdened by an unwanted conspirator, he is forced to make some hard decisions.

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

Votes: 2,528

6. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Everything Is Illumenated (2010)

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

Striving to bring some normalcy back into his shattered life, Dexter begins plotting to take down a serial killer, but his plans get thrown off course when Lumen requires his help.

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

Votes: 2,746

7. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Circle Us (2010)

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

By aiding Lumen, who has shot one of her attackers in an old warehouse, Dexter puts himself on a collision course with Debra, and risks being found out.

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

Votes: 2,512

8. Dexter (2006–2013)
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: 2,670

9. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Teenage Wasteland (2010)

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

Dexter and Lumen are on the hunt for a new victim but get sidetracked by the arrival of a surprise visitor. Meanwhile, Debra digs up new evidence.

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

Votes: 2,777

10. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: In the Beginning (2010)

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

Just as Dexter discovers a possibly ally in the pursuit of Lumen's former captors, he and Lumen are forced to step down after some key evidence linked to one of their prior victims is discovered.

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

Votes: 2,802

11. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Hop a Freighter (2010)

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

Dexter and Lumen's plans are momentarily thwarted when they come under scrutiny.

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

Votes: 2,663

12. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: The Big One (2010)

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

Dexter's situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen's been set up.

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

Votes: 3,312

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

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Sport

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

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

Votes: 410

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

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, Sport

Ruxin is driven crazy by Sofia's refusal to have sex with him after the birth of their child, while 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: 343

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, hoping to watch football but being roped into an extravagant lunch made by Sofia, instead, while Ellie goes through a stage called "fun with feces."

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

Votes: 308

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: 374

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: 309

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

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy, Sport

The Fantasy Football is nearing an end, and the league has reached The Shiva Bowl. The contest now stands between three-time champion Pete and Andre. As it turns out, Andre has a trick up his sleeve.

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

Votes: 323

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

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: 24

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

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: 22

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

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: 20

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

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: 16

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

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: 17

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

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: 18

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

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: 16

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

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: 19

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

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: 16

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

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: 21

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

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: 20

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

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: 15

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

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: 17

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

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: 17

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

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: 13

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

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: 14

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

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: 20

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

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: 14

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

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: 22

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

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: 15

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

Comedy

Stephanie needs a father for a talent show. When Archie is unwilling Murray steps in. Archie becomes jealous of Murray and Stephanie. Archie and Murray decide they will both perform with ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 15

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

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: 15

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

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: 16

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

Comedy

Murray's childhood friend, Vinnie Mulvaney, drops by the bar for a visit. The two share old times, but Murray is unaware that Vinnie (now a mob boss) is setting him up to initiate a gangland-style murder of a rival mobster.

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

Votes: 17

43. Storage Wars (2010– )
Episode: Brandi's First Time (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Reality-TV

The buyers are back in Santa Ana, CA with one notable exception, Jarrod Schulz. Construction on Now and Then is finally taking place, and it's forced Brandi to go to the auction by her ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Weiss, Darrell Sheets, Dave Hester, Jarrod Schulz

Votes: 28

44. Storage Wars (2010– )
Episode: Hooray for Hollyweird (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Reality-TV

The buyers are in "Tinseltown Adjacent", otherwise known as North Hollywood, CA. But first it's the grand re-opening of Jarrod and Brandi's store. Jarrod feels stressed to fill the new ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Weiss, Darrell Sheets, Dave Hester, Jarrod Schulz

Votes: 27

45. Storage Wars (2010– )
Episode: Don't Bid So Close to Me (2012)

TV-14 | 20 min | Reality-TV

The buyers do battle in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Dave Hester arrives in a truck big enough to fit his ego AND a massive house hold unit. Darrell and Brandon try to get back on track. Jarrod ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Weiss, Darrell Sheets, Dave Hester, Jarrod Schulz

Votes: 28

46. Storage Wars (2010– )
Episode: Not Your Average Bear (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Reality-TV