Greatest TV Episodes

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1. The Shield (2002–2008)
Episode: Family Meeting (2008)

TV-MA | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

As Vic hopes his immunity deal will help keep his family together, and Shane takes extreme measures to keep his pregnant wife from being charged with murder, Dutch finds he's a suspect in ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Paula Garcés, Walton Goggins

Votes: 1,632

2. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: Fallen Heroes: Part 1 (1998)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Bayliss and Pembleton are handed "the mother of all red-balls," the stabbing of a judge on the sidewalk in broad daylight. It doesn't take them long to connect Georgia Rae Mahoney's ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Reed Diamond, Peter Gerety

Votes: 87

3. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: Fallen Heroes: Part 2 (1998)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Homicide Unit takes down the remaining Mahoney organization, but not without collateral damage. Stivers tells Gee that Luther Mahoney's shooting is the reason for all the carnage in the past 24 hours.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Reed Diamond, Peter Gerety

Votes: 84

4. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Bad Dreams (2003)

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

The detail makes a desperate move. Nick's deceit is in the open, as Sobotka is overwhelmed by bad news. The Greeks confidently ease out of a brief encounter with the detail and Omar's ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,949

5. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 16 (2017)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Dougie's loved ones care for him in the hospital, and Cooper's doppelganger heads towards the coordinates. Meanwhile, Diane makes a confession to the FBI.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Chrysta Bell, Jim Belushi, Richard Bucher

Votes: 4,010

6. Oz (1997–2003)
Episode: Famous Last Words (2001)

TV-MA | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the Season Four finale, Hill discovers where his true allegiances lie in Oz. Redding's plot to use the Colonel against Morales has an unexpected outcome. Beecher's agony about his parole hearing leads to a shocking season climax.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Rita Moreno, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 654

7. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Final Grades (2006)

TV-MA | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the Season Four finale, the bodies from the vacants pile up while Burrell offers his support to Daniels and admonishes Rawls for crossing him. A distraught Bubbles finds himself at his wit's end after his revenge plan backfires.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 3,184

8. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Pine Barrens (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

While Silvio has the flu, Chris and Paulie run his collections for him, which results in the pair getting lost in the woods and nearly freezing to death while Tony's affair with Gloria goes sour as does Meadow's relationship with Jackie Jr.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 5,710

9. The Shield (2002–2008)
Episode: Postpartum (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Vic arranges to get Lem safely out of the country and set up a new life for him in Mexico.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 1,105

10. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: START (2018)

TV-MA | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Jennings family face a choice that will change their lives forever.

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Brandon J. Dirden, Costa Ronin

Votes: 2,644

11. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )
Episode: Krazee-Eyez Killa (2002)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Wanda Sykes' has a new boyfriend, gangsta rapper Krazee-Eyez Killa, who shares a little more with his new friend Larry David than a replacement jacket needed for a scene in the new Martin ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 1,121

12. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 110,109

13. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: Who Goes There (2014)

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

Martin is faced with marital problems. The search for Reggie Ledoux leads the detectives to a motorcycle gang called the Iron Crusaders, which Rust worked undercover in the past.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 21,187

14. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: NS (2010)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Both the ATF and the Russians prove to be obstacles as the club looks to heal old wounds and settle old scores.

Director: Kurt Sutter | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 3,808

15. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: Deception (1997)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Autopsy reveals that the death of a recent arrival from Europe was caused by a burst baggie he had swallowed, one of over 70 bags of heroin found in his stomach. Luther Mahoney MUST be ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Reed Diamond, Michelle Forbes

Votes: 72

16. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Battle of the Bastards (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and Sansa face Ramsay Bolton on the fields of Winterfell. Daenerys strikes back at her enemies. Theon and Yara arrive in Meereen.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 183,639

17. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Middle Ground (2004)

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

The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization. Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they have come. McNulty finds the way to a key piece of the puzzle in an ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,452

18. The Shield (2002–2008)
Episode: Possible Kill Screen (2008)

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

Mara breaks her collarbone and accidentally shoots and kills an innocent person when Shane's plan to get more money goes sideways. Meanwhile, Vic contemplates leaving Ronnie out to dry and taking a deal with the Feds without him.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Paula Garcés, Walton Goggins

Votes: 854

19. 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: 5,005

20. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: The Summit (2018)

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

Philip tells Elizabeth about his connection with Burov, Elizabeth uses the young intern to listen to an important meeting after the original plan fails.

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Brandon J. Dirden, Costa Ronin

Votes: 943

21. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2002)

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

After being falsely informed his daughter has been killed, the enraged Jack Bauer goes to the dock to kill the Drazens whilst the traitor at CTU tries to make a quick escape.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Leslie Hope, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert

Votes: 1,831

22. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Beyond Life and Death (1991)

TV-14 | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lucy chooses the father for her baby. Nadine's memory returns. Donna's father attacks Ben. Can Cooper overcome his deepest fears as he enters the surreal Black Lodge to save Annie?

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,690

23. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Long Term Parking (2004)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama

Tony makes a request to Johnny Sack on behalf of his cousin, and Adriana makes a request to the FBI, followed by one to Chris.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 3,291

24. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Winds of Winter (2016)

TV-MA | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Cersei and Loras Tyrell stand trial by the gods. Daenerys prepares to set sail for Westeros. Davos confronts Melisandre. Sam and Gilly arrive in the Citadel. Bran discovers a long-kept secret. Lord Frey has an uninvited guest.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Kit Harington

Votes: 127,560

25. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The D.E.N.N.I.S. System (2009)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Dennis presents his fool-proof plan for picking up chicks, but soon finds that the gang each has their own fool-proof plans for one-upping each other.

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

Votes: 2,468

26. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )
Episode: The Doll (2001)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Larry's attendance at a screening results in chaos; an unlockable bathroom door causes trouble.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Votes: 1,428

27. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Contest (1992)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

George's mother throws her back out when she falls down after catching George performing a personal act; the gang partakes in a contest of self-denial.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 4,495



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