2012 TV Show Screening Log

by countfosco | created - 01 Jan 2012 | updated - 22 Nov 2013 | Public

This list will include all notable scripted TV Shows I have watched such as US Drama or British sitcoms etc. in 2012.

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1. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Fifteen Million Merits (2011)

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a world where people's lives consist of riding excercise bikes to gain credits, Bing tries to help a woman get on to a singing competition show.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Jessica Brown Findlay, Rupert Everett, Julia Davis

Votes: 29,164

2. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Achilles Heel (2011)

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

While Carrie and Saul are left reeling by the news that Walker is alive, the intelligence organizations squabble over how to capture him.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,227

3. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Crossfire (2011)

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

Brody's efforts to sever ties with Abu Nazir triggers flashbacks to his time as a captive. Meanwhile, the mosque shooting results in a public-relations nightmare for Carrie.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,192

4. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Representative Brody (2011)

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

Walker's Washington contact is identified by Carrie and Saul, but the target is protected via diplomatic immunity. Meanwhile, political bigwigs approach Brody about running for a disgraced congressman's seat.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,195

5. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: The Vest (2011)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When the dust settles from an explosion, Saul finds a manic Carrie hospitalized and realizes there may be merit to her wild theories.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,326

6. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Marine One (2011)

TV-MA | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the Season 1 finale, a near-catatonic Carrie is confined to bed as Saul puzzles over the unnerving implications of her time line.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 3,090

7. 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: 29,996

8. Life's Too Short (2011–2013)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2011)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

Warwick creates his own website but gets few hits beyond one from a physically handicapped schoolboy in love with him and he is equally annoyed when the BBC interview his non-celebrity ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 202

9. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: The Entire History of You (2011)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the near future, everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything they do, see and hear - a sort of Sky Plus (Digital Video Recorder) for the brain. You need never forget a face again - but is that always a good thing?

Director: Brian Welsh | Stars: Toby Kebbell, Jodie Whittaker, Tom Cullen, Amy Beth Hayes

Votes: 28,918

10. Life's Too Short (2011–2013)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2011)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

Warwick moves into a new flat - despite locking himself in the bathroom during the viewing - and attends a divorce settlement discussion,though he is alarmed to find his ex-wife and her ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Steve Carell

Votes: 183

11. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Hounds of Baskerville (2012)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock and John investigate the ghosts of a young man who has been seeing monstrous hounds out in the woods where his father died.

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

Votes: 20,099

12. Life's Too Short (2011–2013)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2011)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Warwick visits Bryan Medici,his camp and rather suspect spiritual advisor, who predicts that he will soon meet somebody. After failing to pull in a club where he pretends to be a racist he ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Warwick Davis, Colin Hoult, Kiruna Stamell, Steve Brody

Votes: 177

13. Life's Too Short (2011–2013)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2011)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

After accidentally dumping his new washing machine Warwick throws a flat-warming party,inviting Amy,with whom he is now going out,and ex-wife Sue,hoping to dazzle her boyfriend (and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Cat Deeley

Votes: 163

14. Life's Too Short (2011–2013)
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2011)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Following another financial demand from Sue,Warwick gets his agents to wangle him an invite to singer Sting's charity auction. Having lost the invitation he is eventually admitted and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Sting

Votes: 160

16. How TV Ruined Your Life (2011)
Episode: Fear (2011)

29 min | Documentary, Comedy

The paranoia created by government via their Public Information Films.

Directors: Christian Watt, Al Campbell | Stars: Charlie Brooker, Gemma Arrowsmith, Liz May Brice, Beth Cordingly

Votes: 39

17. The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011 TV Special)

The annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Ricky Gervais

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Amy Adams, Max Adler, Dianna Agron

Votes: 647

18. The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012 TV Special)

The annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Jessica Biel, Michelle Williams

Votes: 576

19. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Dance Like Nobody's Watching (2012)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

Everybody becomes confused when Liz suddenly becomes cheerful, Jack tries to talk Jenna out of being the mean judge in a children's reality talent show, and Kenneth prepares for what he believes to be the imminent Rapture.

Director: John Riggi | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 460

20. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

Not Rated | 192 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Marshall Brickman, Josh Brolin

Votes: 4,761

21. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Idiots Are People Two! (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Liz tries to keep a judgmental Jack away from her new boyfriend, Tracy begins an "idiot protest" in response to public comments made by Liz, and Kenneth and Jenna accidentally break a box of fluorescent lights in the storage closet.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 438

22. Alcatraz (2012)
Episode: Pilot (2012)

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

Years ago when the most dangerous prisoners of Alcatraz mysteriously disappeared, they resurface in the present day as part of a larger conspiracy, leaving a police detective, an expert on Alcatraz and an FBI agent to track them down.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 1,003

23. 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: 28,914

24. Alcatraz (2012)
Episode: Ernest Cobb (2012)

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

The next returning Alcatraz inmate is Ernest Cobb, a crack-shot who shot series of crows and people in different cities all over he US before being arrested. He deliberately shot a guard in... See full summary »

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 752

26. Alcatraz (2012)
Episode: Kit Nelson (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The third monster returning from Alcatraz is the most despised yet: threefold convicted child murderer Kit Nelson kidnapped young Dylan Callahan from his bed, terrifying kid brother Liam to... See full summary »

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 629

27. Terra Nova (2011)
Episode: Genesis: Part 1 (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The Shannon family joins the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first colony established in this beautiful yet foreboding land. Jim Shannon, a devoted father with a checkered ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 1,375

28. Terra Nova (2011)
Episode: Genesis: Part 2 (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Josh and his friends get stuck in the jungle and have to be saved.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 487

29. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Idiots Are People Three! (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Jack officially disapproves of Liz's boyfriend, Tracy continues his protest, Devin Banks returns to blackmail Jack into getting his kids into a prestigious school, and Kelsey Grammer gets Jenna and Kenneth out of a sticky situation.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 422

30. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Pilot (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

In an attempt to beautify her town, Leslie Knope takes on the seemingly simple job of helping turn an abandoned construction pit into a park.

Director: Greg Daniels | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,729

32. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Liz searches for a new best friend after a fight with Jenna, Jack replaces Kenneth and his fellow pages with computers, and Grizz and Dot Com help Tracy find something to live for.

Director: Jeff Richmond | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 425

33. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Today You Are a Man (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Liz finds a secret weapon to help in her contract negotiations with Jack, Kenneth leaves his job because he feels under-appreciated, and Tracy and Jenna perform at their accountant's ungrateful son's Bar Mitzvah.

Director: Jeff Richmond | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 400

34. Alcatraz (2012)
Episode: Cal Sweeney (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Cal Sweeney, the next Alcatraz prisoner to mysteriously reappear, resumes his MO of robbing banks, where he seduced a female teller clerk, limiting himself to the private boxes, not the ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 531

37. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Nebraska (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

In the aftermath of the barn incident; the group bury loved ones, Beth falls into shock, and Rick and Glenn head out to find Hershel when he disappears.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 7,735

38. Alcatraz (2012)
Episode: Guy Hastings (2012)

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

The next man 'returning' from 1963 and hurting an Alcatraz island ranger is no prisoner but most senior guard Guy Hastings, who was in charge of training recruits. One of those, Ray Archer,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 483

39. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Canvassing (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Leslie gets a town hall meeting to discuss her park idea, but she finds out that public reception is less than receptive.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,466

40. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: The Reporter (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Leslie gets a newspaper reporter to do a story about her and the park idea, but becomes upset when she finds out that the reporter slept with Mark.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,361

41. How TV Ruined Your Life (2011)
Episode: The Lifecycle (2011)

Documentary, Comedy

How stereotypical programming paints our viewings of particular age groups.

Directors: Christian Watt, Al Campbell | Stars: Charlie Brooker, Beth Cordingly, Kevin Eldon, Helen Watson

Votes: 33

42. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Hey, Baby, What's Wrong?: Part 1 (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy

Liz and Criss's relationship is put to the test during a trip to IKEA, Jack discovers that he and his mother-in-law are attracted to each other, Kenneth trains his assistant, and Jenna gets the "yips" before an important performance.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 432

43. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011 TV Special)

TV-14 | 194 min | News

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards honoring the best in film for the year 2010.

Directors: Don Mischer, Troy Miller | Stars: Josh Brolin, Cate Blanchett, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 1,429

44. Alcatraz (2012)
Episode: Paxton Petty (2012)

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

When our unlikely trio tracks former inmate Paxton Petty, a sick landmine bomber who has returned only to place bombs throughout populated areas of San Francisco, methods of the past are applied to the present.

Director: Paul A. Edwards | Stars: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra

Votes: 479

45. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: The Tuxedo Begins (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Liz gets tired of enforcing rules and good manners around the city, so she decides to break them herself. Meanwhile, Jack decides to run for mayor after he is mugged, and Jenna and Paul fear their relationship has reached normalcy.

Director: John Riggi | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 513

46. How TV Ruined Your Life (2011)
Episode: Aspiration (2011)

Documentary, Comedy

How TV rubs our noses in other people's superior lifestyles.

Directors: Christian Watt, Al Campbell | Stars: Charlie Brooker, Roger Sloman, Joseph Coombes, Sarah Darlington

Votes: 33

47. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Triggerfinger (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick, Glenn and Hershel come under enemy fire after their encounter with Dave and Tony. Meanwhile, Shane goes after Lori when everyone realizes she is missing.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 7,504

48. La porta sul buio (1973– )
Episode: Il tram (1973)

52 min | Mystery, Thriller

A young woman gets murdered on a crowded tram without anyone else noticing the crime. Inspector Giordani decides to recreate the incident in order to find out the killer's identity.

Director: Dario Argento