Best TV Episodes of 2010

by AlSwearengen | created - 01 Sep 2015 | updated - 24 Sep 2018 | Public

7 episodes - Lost 4 episodes - Breaking Bad, Dexter, Spartacus 3 episodes - Louie, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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1. 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: 9,007

9.7/10

2. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: One Minute (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse ends up in the hospital after getting beaten up by Hank. Now he is threatening to press charges against the DEA. To stop him, Walt decides to bring Jesse on as his partner, once again.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 16,368

9.7/10

3. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Ab Aeterno (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The mysteries behind Richard Alpert's arrival to the island, his immortality, and his alliance with Jacob are revealed--plus more details about the purpose of the island and the relationship between Jacob and the smoke monster.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 5,180

9.7/10

4. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Kill Them All (2010)

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

An epic battle between Spartacus and his gladiator brothers, against Batiatus and his Guards.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett

Votes: 4,915

9.5/10

5. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Full Measure (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse has disappeared and Walt is in big trouble with Gus. So Gus rehires Gale to learn from Walt's cooking so that they can dispose of Walt once and for all.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 17,767

9.5/10

6. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Happily Ever After (2010)

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

Charles Widmore brings Desmond back to the island so that he can conduct a dangerous electromagnetic experiment, which sends him back to the alternate reality in Los Angeles, a reality where he has never met Penny.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 3,820

9.5/10

7. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Candidate (2010)

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

With Jack's help, Locke rescues the candidates from Widmore's compound, but their plans for leaving the island are forced to change. In Los Angeles, Jack tries to convince Locke to try an experimental surgery for his paralysis.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 4,048

9.3/10

8. Justified (2010–2015)
Episode: Bulletville (2010)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Bo gets revenge on Boyd for blowing up his ephedrine shipment, asks Arlo to help him kill Raylan at the request of the Miami cartel, and kidnaps Ava for bait and insurance against Raylan.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 1,233

9.3/10

9. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Great Game (2010)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mycroft needs Sherlock's help, but a remorseless criminal mastermind puts Sherlock on a distracting crime-solving spree via a series of hostage human bombs through which he speaks.

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

Votes: 22,871

9.3/10

10. 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: 2,978

9.3/10

11. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Half Measures (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Against Walt's advice, Jesse lashes out. Fearing for Jesse's safety, Walt takes drastic action to intervene. Meanwhile a tragic event leads to a shocking confrontation.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 15,759

9.3/10

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

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

Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens from a coma, and searches for his family in a world ravaged by the undead.

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

Votes: 18,885

9.3/10

13. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Party Favors (2010)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Numerious, the Magistrate's son, is about to celebrate his birthday and the celebration will be at the house of Batiatus, so he decides to have Crixus and Spartacus facing each other in a ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Martin-Jones | Stars: Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett

Votes: 2,688

9.3/10

14. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Who Got Dee Pregnant? (2010)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

The gang gets a real 'scare' after Dee reveals she's pregnant, forcing the guys to recall their last hazy Halloween Party to determine if one of them might be the father.

Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,812

9.3/10

15. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Revelations (2010)

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

Glaber arrives at Capua to meet Batiatus and discuss the terms of support the house, but he wants to see the legend of Spartacus fighting before he makes his final decision. But that event ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett

Votes: 2,550

9.3/10

16. Louie (2010–2015)
Episode: Bully (2010)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy, Drama

Louie recalls his awkward sex education lessons as a child, and a high school bully threatens Louie in a donut shop and ruins his date.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Michael Drayer, Danny Burstein, Amy Landecker

Votes: 820

9.3/10

17. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Sunset (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heisenberg's organized and practical assistant Gale greatly aids his work in Gus's lab. Hank finally tracks the RV back to Jesse, as a concerned Walt finds any way to erase the evidence.

Director: John Shiban | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 13,193

9.0/10

18. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: A Very Sunny Christmas (2009)

Unrated | 43 min | Comedy

After years of being mistreated by Frank during the holiday season when he buys gifts for himself, Dennis and Dee decide to teach him a lesson by contacting his old business partner, Eugene... See full summary »

Director: Fred Savage | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 3,150

9.0/10

19. 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: 2,971

9.0/10

20. 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: 3,065

9.0/10

21. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth (2010)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Motivated by the drama teacher who inspired her, Dee takes a job as a substitute teacher and exposes her students to the culture of Paddy's with a field trip to see the Gang's take on the Lethal Weapon series: Lethal Weapon 5.

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

Votes: 1,572

9.0/10

22. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: A Return to Normalcy (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky's organizational skills are put to the test as the election approaches, his judgment's questioned as he handles the Commodore's poisoning, and he reveals his part to Margaret.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,510

9.0/10

23. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: What They Died For (2010)

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

Jacob appears to the survivors of the submarine explosion and tells them what they were chosen for, while Ben joins forces with Locke as they both have a final showdown with Charles Widmore.

Director: Paul A. Edwards | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 3,635

9.0/10

24. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Shadow Games (2010)

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

Spartacus and Crixus face an undefeated giant gladiator. If they don't overcome their hatred for one another and work as a team, he will kill them both.

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett

Votes: 2,851

9.0/10

25. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: LA X - Part 1 (2010)

TV-14 | 41 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Flight 815 is shown successfully landing in Los Angeles with no crash on the island, but the survivors are simultaneously shown still on the island after Juliet detonates the bomb.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 4,170

9.0/10

26. 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: 3,113

9.0/10

27. Louie (2010–2015)
Episode: Night Out (2010)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

Louie goes out for the night.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Ted Alexandro, Todd Barry, Ann Carr

Votes: 652

9.0/10

28. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Dr. Linus (2010)

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

Ilana prepares to kill Ben after Miles reveals that Ben killed Jacob. In Los Angeles, Ben contemplates a power play at his high school. Meanwhile Richard and Jack share their secrets and experiences with Jacob and form an alliance.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 3,157

9.0/10

29. Louie (2010–2015)
Episode: God (2010)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

Louie recalls a traumatic lesson from Catholic school about Jesus dying for his sins.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Christopher Clark Gates, P.J. Connaire, Ann Dowd

Votes: 773

9.0/10



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