The Best TV Episodes of 2017

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1. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Spoils of War (2017)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Daenerys takes matters into her own hands. Arya reaches her destination. Jaime and Bronn collect the spoils from the war with the Tyrells.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 77,916

2. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Dragon and the Wolf (2017)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Everyone meets in King's Landing to discuss the fate of the realm. In Winterfell, Sansa confronts Arya. Sam reaches Winterfell, where he and Bran discover a shocking secret about Jon Snow.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 56,524

3. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: The Ricklantis Mixup (2017)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Whilst Rick and Morty go off to adventure in Atlantis, we take a look at how the Citadel has rebuilt itself since both Rick and Morty visited.

Directors: Dominic Polcino, Wesley Archer | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 21,526

4. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Beyond the Wall (2017)

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and his team go beyond the wall to capture a wight. Daenerys has to make a tough decision.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 57,049

5. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Queen's Justice (2017)

TV-MA | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and Daenerys finally meet. Cersei gains a new ally. Sansa receives an unexpected visitor. Sam is confronted for his actions.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 40,913

6. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: The Rickshank Rickdemption (2017)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rick, still in galactic prison, puts an intricate escape plan into action. Back on Earth, which is now under federation control, Morty and Summer have an argument about their grandpa.

Directors: Juan Jose Meza-Leon, Wesley Archer | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 14,603

7. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Chicanery (2017)

TV-14 | 49 min | Crime, Drama

Kim and Jimmy face off with an adversary. Jimmy looks to Chuck's past to secure his future. Jimmy loses an ally and gains another.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 9,379

8. The Punisher (2017–2019)
Episode: Home (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Frank makes a damning confession. A shootout leaves Sarah wondering what to believe. Rawlins goes in for the kill, once and for all.

Director: Jet Wilkinson | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah

Votes: 7,436

9. BoJack Horseman (2014– )
Episode: Time's Arrow (2017)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

In 1963, young socialite Beatrice Sugarman meets the rebellious Butterscotch Horseman at her debutante party.

Director: Aaron Long | Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 5,510

10. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Nine: The Gate (2017)

TV-14 | 62 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 16,594

11. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother) (2017)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

On a mission of mercy, Kevin assumes an alternate identity.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 4,080

12. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Book of Nora (2017)

TV-MA | 72 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Nora wishes to step into Dr. Eden and Dr. Bekker's machine. But, what are the consequences?

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Zylka

Votes: 5,120

13. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: The Noose (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

It is Christmas and Tommy Shelby receives a letter that makes him realize that he and every member of the family are in danger. He knows that it is time for the family to bury their differences and face the enemy together.

Director: David Caffrey | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Joe Cole

Votes: 6,072

14. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 7 (2017)

TV-MA | 46 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David tries to find a way out of his predicament.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 4,047

15. Big Little Lies (2017– )
Episode: You Get What You Need (2017)

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

Celeste makes a bold move; Madeline deals with fallout from her past; Jane learns who's really been hurting Amabella.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 6,078

16. Arrow (2012– )
Episode: Lian Yu (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Oliver assembles a group of unlikely allies - Slade, Nyssa, Merlyn and Digger Harkness - to engage in an epic battle against Chase and his army.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards

Votes: 6,605

17. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer (2017)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 14,777

18. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: The Company (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

During the fight between Goliath and Bonnie Gold events escalate. Then Audrey Changretta appears at a funeral, waving a white flag. She proposes to declare the Vendetta between her family and the Shelbys settled. And she names her price.

Director: David Caffrey | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy

Votes: 5,728

19. Billions (2016– )
Episode: Golden Frog Time (2017)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

Chuck finds he has much at stake in the success of a new business venture; Axe takes out a massive short and takes steps to insure its failure. Wendy wrestles with a familiar and uncomfortable position: caught between Axe and Chuck.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman

Votes: 2,294

20. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Eastwatch (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Daenerys demands loyalty from the surviving Lannister soldiers; Jon heeds Bran's warning about White Walkers on the move; Cersei vows to vanquish anyone or anything that stands in her way.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 38,993

21. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: Pickle Rick (2017)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rick turns himself into a pickle while Beth, Summer, and Morty go to family therapy.

Directors: Anthony Chun, Wesley Archer | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 11,874

22. The Punisher (2017–2019)
Episode: Danger Close (2017)

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

As danger knocks on Sarah's door, Frank takes his quest for vengeance to the next level with some help from an unexpected ally.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah

Votes: 5,940

23. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Stormborn (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Daenerys receives an unexpected visitor. Jon faces resistance. Tyrion plans the conquest of Westeros. Cersei gathers her allies. Arya has a reunion with old friends. Sam risks his career and life.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 39,232

24. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Six: The Spy (2017)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Will's connection to a shadowy evil grows stronger but no one's quite sure how to stop it. Elsewhere, Dustin and Steve forge an unlikely bond.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 13,468

25. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
Episode: HalloVeen (2017)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Crime

The Nine-Nine has their fifth annual Halloween heist, and everyone has until midnight to claim the title of "Amazing Human/Genius".

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 2,689

26. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Lying Detective (2017)

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

Sherlock goes up against the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith - a man with a very dark secret indeed.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 23,495

27. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: Heathens (2017)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama

As the Shelbys come to terms with shocking events, Tommy makes a decision he may come to regret. Meanwhile, a bold new enemy makes his move.

Director: David Caffrey | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Adrien Brody

Votes: 4,350

28. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Live. Live. Live. (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Annalise is confronted with disturbing news involving one of Isaac's patients. Meanwhile, the investigation into Wes' murder comes to a head, and details of the whereabouts of Laurel's baby are revealed.

Director: Rob Hardy | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 2,030

29. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 5 (2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David faces a new threat.

Director: Tim Mielants | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 4,019

30. Outlander (2014– )
Episode: Of Lost Things (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

While serving as groomsman at the aristocratic estate of Helwater, Jamie is reluctantly pulled into the intrigue of a noble British family. In 1968 Scotland, Claire, Brianna and Roger ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Maher | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton

Votes: 2,426

31. The Punisher (2017–2019)
Episode: Memento Mori (2017)

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

As the authorities close in, an exhausted but unbroken Frank vows to put an end to the war that has consumed his life.

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah

Votes: 5,995

32. Taboo (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2017)

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

Delaney delivers an ultimatum, arrangements for immediate departure begin, while Strange has a final ace to play.

Director: Anders Engström | Stars: Oona Chaplin, Tom Hardy, Jonathan Pryce, Danny Ligairi

Votes: 3,708

33. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Lantern (2017)

TV-14 | 56 min | Crime, Drama

Kim resolves to take some time off from work, while Jimmy does his best to make amends; Nacho takes a major gamble with his future; Hamlin applies pressure on Chuck to finally make a decision.

Director: Peter Gould | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 4,927

34. Outlander (2014– )
Episode: Freedom & Whisky (2017)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

As Brianna grapples with the life-changing revelations of the past summer, Claire must help her come to terms with the fact that she is truly her father's daughter - her 18th century ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Maher | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton

Votes: 2,380

35. The Punisher (2017–2019)
Episode: Virtue of the Vicious (2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An attack on a high-profile politician is examined (and reexamined) through different perspectives. Madani faces a painful truth.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Daniel Webber

Votes: 5,638

36. Outlander (2014– )
Episode: All Debts Paid (2017)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

In prison, Jamie discovers that an old foe has become the warden - and now has the power to make his life a living hell. Over the years, Claire and Frank both put their best foot forward to... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Maher | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Sophie Skelton

Votes: 2,283

37. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: G'Day Melbourne (2017)

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

Kevin and Nora travel to Australia, where she continues to track down the masterminds of an elaborate con, while he catches a glimpse of an unexpected face from the past, forcing him to confront the traumatic events of three years earlier.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Zylka

Votes: 3,458

38. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )
Episode: Self Control (2017)

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

As Radcliffe and Aida's plan goes into action, Fitz and Simmons are trapped in the Playground unsure of which of their friends are real and which ones have been replaced by LMDs.

Director: Jed Whedon | Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 3,543

39. The Crown (2016– )
Episode: Dear Mrs. Kennedy (2017)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, History

Inspired by Jackie Kennedy and against her government's wishes, Elizabeth takes an unconventional approach to resolving an issue in Ghana.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby

Votes: 2,412

40. Black Sails (2014–2017)
Episode: XXXI. (2017)

TV-MA | 58 min | Adventure, Drama

Max runs afoul of the law. Rogers reckons with his past. Flint and Madi reach an understanding. Long John Silver makes his return.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy

Votes: 1,621

41. Arrow (2012– )
Episode: Kapiushon (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Prometheus goes to extreme lengths to destroy Oliver. In flashbacks, Oliver's violent tendencies come to a head in a confrontation with Anatoly.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards

Votes: 3,592

42. Master of None (2015– )
Episode: New York, I Love You (2017)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

As Dev and friends head to a theater to see the hit movie "Death Castle," the lives of several ordinary New Yorkers intersect in subtle ways.

Director: Alan Yang | Stars: Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Frank Harts

Votes: 2,457

43. Feud: Bette and Joan (2017– )
Episode: You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends? (2017)

TV-MA | 61 min | Biography, Drama

Joan accepts a leading role on a new film, despite her deteriorating health; Faced with a new rival, Bette reflects on her misplaced feud with Joan.

Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 965

44. The Defenders (2017)
Episode: Worst Behavior (2017)

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

Elektra's secrets are revealed. Danny changes his tactics. Matt gives Jessica some legal advice. Luke searches for the White Hat.

Director: Peter Hoar | Stars: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones

Votes: 3,858

45. The Blacklist (2013– )
Episode: Ian Garvey (No. 13) (2017)

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