2012: TV

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1. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: JFK to LAX (2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Season five picks up a few years after we last saw Hank Moody. He's living in New York and has moved on. After the unceremonious dumping of his latest girlfriend, Carrie, Hank's looking for... See full summary »

Director: John Dahl | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 930

2. Enlightened (2011–2013)
Episode: Burn It Down (2011)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Drama

Can change come from within? At three in the morning, Levi breaks into Helen's home, strung out, depressed, demanding to see Amy. He agrees to go to rehab the next day, giving Amy hope that... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Laura Dern, Luke Wilson, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns

Votes: 135

3. What Not to Wear (2003–2013)
Episode: Beryl (2011)

TV-PG | Family, Reality-TV

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4. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Lifetime Supply (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

After having a doctor's visit but then missing the call with the test results, Phil automatically jumps to conclusions and starts saying his goodbyes. Meanwhile Javier pops up unannounced ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,185

5. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Tailgate (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

After celebrating New Year's Eve, Marshall visits his father's graveside to carry on their tradition of tailgating. Meanwhile, Barney and Ted open a bar called "Puzzles," and Robin is forced to fill in for an inebriated news anchor.

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

Votes: 2,106

6. Rocket Compulsion (2011 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

This is the story of a tenacious Australian Jet Pilot, David Mayman, as he strives to achieve his childhood dream of building and free-flying his very own Rocket Belt, only to discover he ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Read | Star: Lee Perry

Votes: 24

7. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Armageddon Game (1994)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Chief O'Brien, who still doesn't particularly like Doctor Bashir, must rely on him when the two are stranded on a planet and O'Brien is infected with a deadly, fast moving disease.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

Votes: 961

8. King of the Hill (1997–2010)
Episode: Pretty, Pretty Dresses (1998)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

During the Christmas season, Bill becomes suicidal and his friends have to watch him. Things take a bizarre turn when he decides to become his ex-wife Lenore.

Directors: Dominic Polcino, Wesley Archer | Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 200

9. King of the Hill (1997–2010)
Episode: A Beer Can Named Desire (1999)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Hank is given the chance to win a million dollars after winning an Alamo Beer contest. All he must do is throw a football through a one-foot hole into a Giant Alamo beer can. Or he can let ... See full summary »

Directors: Chuck Austen, Chris Moeller, Klay Hall, John Rice | Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 221

10. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Boys of Summer (2006)

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

In the Season Four premiere, four boys from West Baltimore play out their summer vacation in the streets. Meanwhile, Marlo has solved the problem that baffled Stringer Bell: how to maintain... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,896

11. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Soft Eyes (2006)

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

Herc's soft-duty job with the mayor takes an unexpectedly hard turn. Despite the potential damage to her career, Pearlman provides Freamon and Sydnor with subpoena ammunition for their 'grizzly bear' hunt in City Hall.

Director: Christine Moore | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,767

12. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Home Rooms (2006)

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

With his lead dwindling, Royce resorts to extreme measures to stall Carcetti's momentum. At Bodie's corner, Michael proves adept as a runner, with Bodie and Marlo taking notice. A re-up bodega is put under surveillance by Omar and Greggs.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,817

13. Parenthood (2010–2015)
Episode: Just Smile (2012)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama

Crosby is frustrated when Adam becomes the focus for a local newspaper's piece on the Luncheonette. Meanwhile, Amber struggles to find her place in a new job and Sarah becomes overwhelmed with thoughts of having a baby.

Director: Michael Weaver | Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

Votes: 123

14. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Pilot (2008)

TV-14 | 82 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a plane from Hamburg returns with no survivors, FBI agent Olivia Dunham goes after the only person that might shed some light on the incident - a scientist that has been in a mental hospital for the last 17 years.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 3,172

15. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Same Old Story (2008)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A woman gives birth to a baby which ages 80 years in just a few minutes and Olivia soon finds connection between the incident and a serial killer she had been chasing.

Director: Paul A. Edwards | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 2,224

16. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Ghost Network (2008)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Following a strange apparent terrorist attack on a bus, Olivia, Peter and Walter find a man who foresees future disasters before they happen.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,994

17. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Egg Drop (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

While Jay and Claire become hyper-competitive while working on their boys' science project, Gloria tries to help Phil with his real estate seminar. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell interview a potential birth mother.

Director: Jason Winer | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,159

18. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Shiny Trinket Maneuver (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Penny helps Sheldon work on his relationship with Amy when he trivializes one of her accomplishments. Howard is irked by Bernadette's dislike of children.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,094

19. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Arrival (2008)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A strange cylinder which is somehow connected to Walter and a man known as "the Observer" appears from the ground at a construction site.

Director: Paul A. Edwards | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,950

20. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: The Comeback Kid (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Leslie appoints Ann as her new campaign manager, but her attempt to relaunch the campaign goes off to a horrendous start, while Chris discovers that Ben is depressed after leaving his job.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,252

21. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Trivia (2012)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Andy hopes to make up for a sales deficiency by entering and winning a bar trivia competition, while Dwight flies to corporate headquarters in Florida to demand a management interview with Robert.

Director: B.J. Novak | Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak

Votes: 1,258

22. Up All Night (2011–2012)
Episode: New Year's Eve (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Reagan's extreme competiveness comes out at a New Year's Eve game night, much to Chris's embarrassment. Meanwhile, Kevin worries that Ava is ashamed of him and Missy brings an unexpected ... See full summary »

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Jennifer Hall, Will Arnett

Votes: 62

23. 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: 480

24. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Daniel Radcliffe/Lana Del Rey (2012)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

After Mitt Romney (Sudeikis) shows he's a regular guy at a S.C. diner, Daniel Radcliffe hosts: he's a stock boy at Target, the lead singer of a Four Seasons knockoff - the Delaware Fellas, ... See full summary »

Directors: Don Roy King, John Solomon, Jake Szymanski, Rhys Thomas | Stars: Fred Armisen, Abby Elliott, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers

Votes: 176

25. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Refugees (2006)

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

With Freamon and Greggs moved to Homicide, Herc and Dozerman join Marimow in the stripped-down Major Crimes Unit. Cutty gets a 'custodial' job at Tilghman School mopping up truants, but can't make headway in his efforts to mentor Michael.

Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,741

26. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Alliances (2006)

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

The ensuing negative attention turns Royce against Burrell, who takes the heat while Rawls comes to the rescue. At school, Prez's reward/punishment program meets with mixed results, and ... See full summary »

Director: David Platt | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,766

27. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Margin of Error (2006)

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

With Election Day approaching, the three mayoral candidates make last-minute appeals. Carcetti wrangles for votes as he responds to a potentially devastating smear. Norris and Greggs get a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,828

28. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Unto Others (2006)

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

With a bounty on him, Omar calls in a favor to Bunk. The election over, Royce and Carcetti make peace and contemplate their futures. At school, Prez tricks his students into learning math. Finally, Greggs uses 'soft eyes' at a crime scene.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 1,709

29. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: 46 Minutes (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

While Marshall and Lily spend their first night in their new home after deciding to permanently move to Long Island, Barney takes over as group leader in Manhattan--both with disastrous results.

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

Votes: 2,164

30. Parenthood (2010–2015)
Episode: It Is What It Is (2012)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Jasmine becomes uncomfortable as the relationship between Crosby and Lily grows. Sarah goes with Drew and Amy and her parents to visit a local college campus. Camille and Zeek learn that he... See full summary »

Director: Michael Weaver | Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

Votes: 120

31. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Power Hungry (2008)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An elevator crashes, killing a number of people, leading Olivia and the Bishops to a man who appears to unknowingly be able to manipulate electricity.

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,777

32. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Cure (2008)

TV-14 | 65 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A number of people in a diner die of radiation exposure and Olivia and the Bishops believe a woman who disappeared two weeks earlier was the source.

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,709

33. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Little Bo Bleep (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Claire's family tries to help her prepare for her political debate, Lily begins saying the "F word" right before her appearance as a flower girl at a wedding, and Jay begins to wonder if his dog Stella is suicidal.

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,341

34. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Recombination Hypothesis (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard and Penny contemplate reviving their romantic relationship.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,225

35. 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: 458

36. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Campaign Ad (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Leslie tries to keep Ben from making a negative campaign ad against a popular new candidate, Andy takes a visit to the doctor, and Ron becomes uncomfortable when Chris suddenly starts trying to hang out with him.

Director: Dean Holland | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,106

37. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Pool Party (2012)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

Robert throws a party for the Dunder Mifflin staff at his house before he sells it because of his divorce. At the party, Erin and Dwight agree to flirt with each other to make Andy jealous, and Jim tries in vain to duck out early.

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak

Votes: 1,351

38. Up All Night (2011–2012)
Episode: Rivals (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Reagan and Ava are thrown into a spiral when rival talk-show host and former friend of the show, Shayna, is suspected of stealing their show ideas. At home, Reagan develops some jealous ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Jennifer Hall, Will Arnett

Votes: 62

39. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: In Which We Meet Mr. Jones (2008)

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

An FBI agent experiencing huge pain is brought to a hospital where it is discovered that there is a strange parasite wrapped around his heart.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,725

40. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Equation (2008)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A young musical genius is kidnapped and Walter recalls a patient at St Clair's who might have been kidnapped by the same people and forced to try and figure out the solution to an equation.

Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,684

41. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Boys & Girls (2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank delivers a completed draft of Santa Monica Cop to Samurai Apocalypse, but his attempts to leave town are once again thwarted when he's asked to show Kali a night on the town.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 693

42. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Beta Test Initiation (2012)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Leonard and Penny develop a system to ensure their dates go smoothly. Raj finally finds a woman he can talk to - the virtual assistant on his mobile phone.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,240

43. 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: 443

44. 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: 444

45. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: Bowling for Votes (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Leslie unsuccessfully tries to win over a focus group member who made a negative comment by going bowling with him, and Chris gets some bad relationship news while calling for campaign donations.

Director: Michael Trim | Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman

Votes: 1,172

46. 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: 424

47. 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: 353

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

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

7.9