Best Season Premieres and Finales

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1. Tangled: The Series (2017– )
Episode: Destinies Collide (2019)

TV-Y7 | 44 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Rapunzel follows the black rocks to the Dark Kingdom to uncover the truth behind her destiny.

Directors: Tom Caulfield, Joe Oh | Stars: Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore, Eden Espinosa, James Monroe Iglehart

Votes: 100

2. Tangled: The Series (2017– )
Episode: Beyond the Corona Walls (2018)

TV-G | 44 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Rapunzel, Eugene, and Cassandra begin their journeys beyond Corona.

Director: Joe Oh | Stars: Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore, Eden Espinosa, James Monroe Iglehart

Votes: 91

3. Tangled: The Series (2017– )
Episode: Secret of the Sundrop (2018)

TV-G | 44 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When the kingdom of Corona is threatened on Princess Rapunzel's 19th birthday, King Frederic prioritizes the personal safety of his daughter over the safety of the whole kingdom. Rapunzel ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Sandoval | Stars: Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore, Eden Espinosa, Clancy Brown

Votes: 83

4. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: To Live and Die in Mexico (2018)

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

Callen, Sam and Kensi, along with an unconscious Deeks, search for a safe way out of Mexico, while a cartel boss places a bounty on their heads.

Director: Frank Military | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 265

5. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Unleashed (2017)

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

Sam Hanna goes rogue from the NCIS team in an attempt to stop Tahir Khaled from ever targeting his family again.

Director: John Peter Kousakis | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 199

6. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Active Measures (2015)

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

Season 7 begins with Callen going rogue and embarking on a secret mission that leaves Sam and the team in the dark. Hetty demands his operation be shut down and that the team intercept him before it's too late.

Director: John Peter Kousakis | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 266

7. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
Episode: The Birthday (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

It's Elena's 18th birthday, and as she searches for Stefan, Damon tries to keep her from doing anything that might draw Klaus's attention.

Director: John Behring | Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen

Votes: 1,920

8. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
Episode: Growing Pains (2012)

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

In the fourth season premiere, Elena awakens after the accident to find the thing she dreaded most has come true. Damon is furious with Stefan, and takes out his rage on Matt.

Director: Chris Grismer | Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen

Votes: 2,537

9. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
Episode: Graduation (2013)

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

Season finale: It's Graduation Day. Damon's life is in danger and Elena faces an epic confrontation. Plus, Stefan discovers a horrifying clue to the mystery surrounding Silas.

Director: Chris Grismer | Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen

Votes: 2,026

10. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Ross's Wedding (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Phoebe tries to help Rachel deal with her feelings for Ross as the rest of the gang head to London for Ross and Emily's wedding, while someone else unexpectedly shows up to the wedding.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,254

11. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Ross's Wedding (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Phoebe tries to warn the gang that Rachel is coming to London to tell Ross she still loves him. Ross and Emily's parents get into an argument over the bill for the wedding. Monica and Chandler sleep together. The wedding ends with a gaffe.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 4,093

12. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One After Ross Says Rachel (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A humiliated Emily runs away after Ross says Rachel's name at the altar. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica struggle to get time alone together.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,514

13. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Monica's Thunder (2000)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang celebrate Monica and Chandler's engagement, however Ross and Rachel upstage them by briefly reuniting. Joey tries to dress and act like a nineteen-year-old for an audition.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,932

14. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 1 (2001)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

So close to the wedding, Chandler suddenly realizes the overwhelming meaning of getting married. Meanwhile, Joey acts opposite a famous actor in a movie, but can't bring himself to tell him that he spits when he says his lines.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,104

15. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Part 2 (2001)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Ross tries to find Chandler with Phoebe's help. Meanwhile Rachel tries to hinder Monica.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,469

16. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One in Barbados (2003)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Chandler gives advice to David, but that makes David want to propose to Phoebe. Although Phoebe is still in love with Mike. Monica calls Mike who shows up there right in the middle of ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,654

17. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One in Barbados (2003)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

To the other friends' fury, it keeps raining except during Ross's speech, which to their amazement is a big hit with the paleontologists. Joey's scientific ignorance decides Charlie to turn... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,783

18. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss (2003)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Joey and Ross both attempt to come clean to each other that they're dating Rachel and Charlie. Phoebe finds out Mike has another girlfriend.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,046

19. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: For Warrick (2008)

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

CSIs past and present come together at the news of Warrick's death. But will Warrick's real killer successfully frame another police officer for his murder?

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 868

20. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: With a Wonder and a Wild Desire (2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance

The doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial vie for a new position. Meredith is seemingly distracted and struggles to stay focused, and Maggie finds herself the keeper of a big secret while Amelia ... See full summary »

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 747

21. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Broken Together (2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance

New doctors continue to shake up the hospital in typical Grey Sloan manner. Meredith bonds with a patient while Jackson struggles with the meaning behind recent experiences; and after ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin McKidd | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 679

22. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: All of Me (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

It's the day of Jo and Alex's wedding, but things don't go as planned.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 756

23. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Princes All (2019)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A continuation of the second season; the team faces the difficulty of meta-human trafficking and a new intergalactic threat.

Director: Christopher Berkeley | Stars: Troy Baker, Steve Blum, Denise Boutte, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 500

24. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Auld Acquaintance (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The team finally learns the identity of the traitor in their midst, forcing a battle against an enemy more dangerous than any they've ever faced before!

Directors: Michael Chang, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Crispin Freeman, kittie KaBoom, Stephanie Lemelin

Votes: 629

25. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Independence Day (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Three teenage sidekicks decide to investigate a fire at a genetics laboratory... and discover a plot to create a clone of Superman.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Jesse McCartney, Khary Payton, Jason Spisak, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 722

26. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Fireworks (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad are captured and only Superboy, the telepathically controlled clone of Superman, can free them. As they struggle to reach the surface, they must do battle with the transformed scientist known as Blockbuster.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Jesse McCartney, Danica McKellar, Nolan North, Khary Payton

Votes: 660

27. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Happy New Year (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Five years after the Justice League were controlled by Vandal Savage, their time under his control comes back to haunt them. The Team has to take on alien invaders, starting with Lobo.

Director: Tim Divar | Stars: Cameron Bowen, Lacey Chabert, Tim Curry, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 534

28. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Endgame (2013)

TV-PG | 20 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When the earth is threatened by the Reach, the team must team up with Lex Luthor and fight the reach with out the Justice League.

Director: Doug Murphy | Stars: Cameron Bowen, Tim Curry, Miguel Ferrer, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 554

29. 6Teen (2004–2010)
Episode: Snow Job (2006)

TV-PG | 43 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

It's three days before one of the biggest dances of the winter, and a humongous overnight snowfall means one thing - SNOW DAY! To Ron's horror, every teen in town immediately heads to one ... See full summary »

Stars: Brooke D'Orsay, Terry McGurrin, Megan Fahlenbock, Stacey DePass

Votes: 17

30. 6Teen (2004–2010)
Episode: Labour Day: Part 1 (2009)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mrs. Masterson goes into labour, and while her Lamaze coach Jen desperately tries to escape from various sticky situations at the mall (including a shoelace-eating escalator, defective ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Lessman | Stars: Brooke D'Orsay, Terry McGurrin, Megan Fahlenbock, Stacey DePass

Votes: 9

31. 6Teen (2004–2010)
Episode: Labour Day: Part 2 (2009)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mrs. Masterson goes into labour, and while her Lamaze coach Jen desperately tries to escape from various sticky situations at the mall (including a shoelace-eating escalator, defective ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Lessman | Stars: Adam Greydon Reid, Brooke D'Orsay, Stacey DePass, Megan Fahlenbock

Votes: 7

32. 6Teen (2004–2010)
Episode: Bye Bye Nikki?: Part 1 (2010)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Nikki's Dad gets a job offer he can't refuse - but it'll mean moving to Iqaluit! The gang takes the news badly - Jen refuses to discuss it, Caitlin can't stop crying along to Wyatt's sad ... See full summary »

Stars: Brooke D'Orsay, Terry McGurrin, Megan Fahlenbock, Stacey DePass

Votes: 6

33. 6Teen (2004–2010)
Episode: Bye Bye Nikki?: Part 2 (2010)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Nikki's Dad gets a job offer he can't refuse - but it'll mean moving to Iqaluit! The gang takes the news badly - Jen refuses to discuss it, Caitlin can't stop crying along to Wyatt's sad ... See full summary »

Stars: Brooke D'Orsay, Terry McGurrin, Megan Fahlenbock, Stacey DePass

Votes: 19

34. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: Hit (2012)

TV-14 | 40 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

It's a lazy Saturday morning, a day off for the BAU. Beth has come over to Hotch's house to spend the day with him and Jack. JJ is playing with Henry while Will goes off to work. Morgan is ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,550

35. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: Run (2012)

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

The team is still attending to the latest bank robbery committed by the Face Cards. Following an explosion inside the bank orchestrated by the queen of diamonds, the team, after assessing ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Kershaw | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,576

36. LoliRock (2014– )
Episode: Crowning Glory: Part 1 (2017)

TV-Y | 21 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Izira informs the girls that only one more gem is needed to restore the Crown of Ephedia, but Mephisto steals an important book from their library.

Director: Jean-Louis Vandestoc | Stars: Kazumi Evans, Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Kelly Sheridan

Votes: 6

37. LoliRock (2014– )
Episode: Crowning Glory: Part 2 (2017)

TV-Y | 21 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Iris disappoints Nathaniel by preparing to move back to Gramorr with Aunt Ellen as all five princesses begin their final battle with Gramorr.

Director: Jean-Louis Vandestoc | Stars: Kazumi Evans, Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Kelly Sheridan

Votes: 5

38. LoliRock (2014– )
Episode: Home: Part 1 (2016)

TV-Y | Animation, Action, Comedy

An asteroid hurtling toward Earth sends the girls back to Ephedia, where Gramorr demands that they retrieve for him the kingdom's enchanted crown.

Director: Jean-Louis Vandestoc | Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Matt Ellis, Kazumi Evans, Mackenzie Gray

39. LoliRock (2014– )
Episode: Home: Part 2 (2016)

TV-Y | Animation, Action, Comedy

Still on Ephedia, Talia and Auriana join the resistance movement against Gramorr, who captures Iris as she tries to steal the crown to keep it safe.

Director: Jean-Louis Vandestoc | Stars: Kazumi Evans, Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Kelly Sheridan

40. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Perfect Storm (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance

As Seattle is plunged into a major storm, Meredith goes into labour. When the hospital loses power, her doctor and all the others are forced to work in the dark. Cristina must perform ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Corn | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Votes: 1,034

41. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: Seal Our Fate (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

Following the storm, a mudslide injures first responders and citizens.

Director: Rob Corn | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Votes: 1,040

42. Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (1996–1997)
Episode: The Journey (1996)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Crime

While struggling to gain human acceptance, in the world, Goliath & Elisa are ambushed, by their latest threat, "The Quarrymen", determined to do "whatever it takes", to rid the world, of the "monsters" - once, and for all...!

Director: Charles E. Bastien | Stars: Keith David, Thom Adcox-Hernandez, Edward Asner, Brigitte Bako

Votes: 34

43. Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (1996–1997)
Episode: Angels in the Night (1997)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Crime

Most of the clan end up in a trap when a building explodes. Angela and Bronx, the apparent last surviving gargoyles, are blamed for the explosion and must face prosecution. But not before ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith David, Thom Adcox-Hernandez, Edward Asner, Brigitte Bako

Votes: 18

44. Gargoyles (1994–1996)
Episode: Hunter's Moon: Part One (1996)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Elisa is temporarily assigned a new partner and get switched to day shift. She asks the gargoyles to watch over some warehouses the thieves might try to hit next. Hunters appear and attack the gargoyles.

Director: Dennis Woodyard | Stars: Thom Adcox-Hernandez, Edward Asner, Diedrich Bader, Brigitte Bako

Votes: 68

45. Gargoyles (1994–1996)
Episode: Hunter's Moon: Part 2 (1996)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Some of Demona's history is revealed. Goliath now wants vengeance for the attack on his daughter and finds an unexpected ally.

Director: Dennis Woodyard | Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Marina Sirtis, Edward Asner

Votes: 67