Best TV Episodes of 2017

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1. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: Certified (2017)

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

Laurie Garvey, a former therapist, must become one again as she heads to Australia to help Nora and Kevin along their paths.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Margaret Qualley

Votes: 3,030

2. 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: 9,687

3. 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: 5,284

4. Big Little Lies (2017–2019)
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: 6,205

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: 41,262

6. 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: 3,560

7. 13 Reasons Why (2017– )
Episode: Tape 6, Side A (2017)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Mystery

Clay and Hannah grow closer. While Clay spends a heartbreaking night listening to his tape with Tony, tensions boil over at Bryce's house.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe

Votes: 6,326

8. You're the Worst (2014–2019)
Episode: Fog of War, Bro (2017)

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

Gretchen has moved back into the house and plays mind games with Jimmy, sabotaging his first interview for the new book. Seeing an opportunity in Gretchen's return to the house, Edgar and ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Falk | Stars: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue

Votes: 193

9. 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: 78,457

10. 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: 4,046

11. 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: 23,808

12. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Hero or Hate Crime? (2017)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy

The gang go to a professional arbitrator to decide who's the rightful owner of a scratch off lottery ticket.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 2,739

13. 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: 3,769

14. Veep (2012–2019)
Episode: Groundbreaking (2017)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Selina and her team prepare for the long awaited opening of her library, which is unsurprisingly beset by complications.

Director: David Mandel | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott

Votes: 505

15. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Book of Kevin (2017)

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

Three years have passed since the GR invaded Miracle. Kevin works as a cop again. Rumors rise that the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure will bring an apocalyptic catastrophe.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 3,354

16. 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: 57,511

17. 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: 5,130

18. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00 (2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elliot tries to piece everything together and stop Stage 2 as chaos quickly unfolds at E Corp; Angela tries to do a job intended for Elliot while avoiding imminent threats; Darlene brings Elliot up to speed and tells him the truth.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Michael Cristofer

Votes: 7,330

19. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–2019)
Episode: Kimmy Goes to Church! (2017)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama

Titus takes Kimmy to Church for Good Friday and discovers a snake in their mists Meanwhile Jacqueline gives Lillian a make over for her new boyfriends family

Director: Jaffar Mahmood | Stars: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 497

20. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: The Law of Non-Contradiction (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gloria revisits her stepfather's past to try and find some answers.

Director: John Cameron | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis

Votes: 4,061

21. Nathan for You (2013–2017)
Episode: The Anecdote (2017)

TV-14 | 21 min | Documentary, Comedy

Nathan hones his storytelling skills.

Director: Nathan Fielder | Stars: Nathan Fielder, Stewart Strauss

Votes: 307

22. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )
Episode: The Accidental Text on Purpose (2017)

TV-14 | 38 min | Comedy

Larry invents an ingenious ploy for getting his friends out of relationship jams; he also upsets Funkhouser's new girlfriend.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman

Votes: 1,018

23. Nathan for You (2013–2017)
Episode: Finding Frances (2017)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy

Nathan attempts to help a Bill Gates impersonator reunite with his long-lost love.

Director: Nathan Fielder | Stars: Nathan Fielder, William Heath, Cornelius Ladd, June Conniff

Votes: 1,575

24. 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: 4,209

25. Review (2014–2017)
Episode: Co-Host, Ass-Slap, Helen Keller, Forgiveness (2017)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Forrest swaps roles with A.J., tries to live like Helen Keller and visits Suzanne to review forgiveness.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Andrew Daly, Jessica St. Clair, Megan Stevenson, Michael Croner

Votes: 63

26. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 1 (2017)

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A troubled young man battling mental illness wonders if the visions he experiences are real following a strange encounter with a fellow patient.

Director: Noah Hawley | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 5,794

27. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: eps3.2_legacy.so (2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The former interim CTO of E Corp returns.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Michael Cristofer

Votes: 3,595

28. Santa Clarita Diet (2017–2019)
Episode: We Can't Kill People! (2017)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Horror

The Hammonds try to live their new truth, Abby comes to a hard realization while browsing comics, and Joel treats Sheila to a very expensive meal.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo

Votes: 1,333

29. Man Seeking Woman (2015–2017)
Episode: Popcorn (2017)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Lucy is horrified when Josh befriends her parents.

Director: Ryan Case | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Eric André, Britt Lower, Katie Findlay

Votes: 105

30. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: Who Rules the Land of Denial? (2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nikki struggles to survive; Emmit gets spooked; Sy joins Varga for tea.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Goran Bogdan

Votes: 4,068

31. Taboo (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2017)

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

A duel at dawn takes a surprising turn, Zilpha is met with darkness, the East India Company is under investigation, and Delaney faces a race against time to keep his plot a secret.

Director: Anders Engström | Stars: Tom Hardy, Jessie Buckley, Jefferson Hall, Oliver Powell

Votes: 2,960

32. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Dyatkovo (2017)

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A surprise assignment from the Centre divides Philip and Elizabeth, forcing them into a moment of profound crisis. Stan gives Henry a tour of the FBI -- but will he see too much?

Director: Steph Green | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Brandon J. Dirden, Costa Ronin

Votes: 851

33. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Gang Turns Black (2017)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

After an electric heating blanket shorts out while the gang watches The Wiz, they look in the mirror and realize they've turned black. They have to work out how to get back to being ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,857

34. The Affair (2014– )
Episode: Episode #3.9 (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

Helen confesses the truth; Noah faces his demons.

Directors: John Dahl, Jeffrey Reiner | Stars: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson

Votes: 501

35. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Fall (2017)

TV-14 | 49 min | Crime, Drama

Jimmy visits an old friend and takes up a new pastime; Chuck and Hamlin spar over the future of the firm; and Kim faces challenges at work.

Director: Minkie Spiro | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 4,155

36. Big Little Lies (2017–2019)
Episode: Push Comes to Shove (2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Nathan invites Madeline and Ed to a couples' dinner to discuss Abigail, while in light of further evidence of bullying, Ms. Barnes suggests Ziggy be medically evaluated.

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

Votes: 3,411

37. Veep (2012–2019)
Episode: Blurb (2017)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

While her staff prepares for her portrait unveiling, Selina and Mike try to finish her book.

Director: Morgan Sackett | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott

Votes: 499

38. 13 Reasons Why (2017– )
Episode: Tape 6, Side B (2017)

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery

Hannah winds up at a party after an argument with her parents. The students are served with subpoenas, and Justin wrestles with conflicting loyalties.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe

Votes: 5,519

39. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Dragonstone (2017)

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

Jon organizes the North's defenses. Cersei tries to even the odds. Daenerys comes home. Arya reminds the Freys "the North remembers." Sam adapts to life in Oldtown. The Night King makes his way south.

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

Votes: 45,941

40. This Is Us (2016– )
Episode: What Now? (2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jack and Rebecca argue before the beginning of her tour, Kevin faces another opening night, while the entire family gathers at Randall's for an unusual party.

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 1,958

41. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Sabrosito (2017)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama

Jimmy calls in a favor from Mike. Meanwhile, new complications disrupt the Salamancas' business; and Chuck and Jimmy struggle to compromise.

Director: Thomas Schnauz | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 4,712

42. American Vandal (2017–2018)
Episode: Climax (2017)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Peter and Sam follow a lead that could reveal the vandal's primary target, and a new theory gives them hope that they may finally solve the case.

Director: Tony Yacenda | Stars: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro, Lou Wilson

Votes: 669

43. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: Aporia (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Emmit sits down with Gloria; Nikki negotiates a deal.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis

Votes: 3,425

44. Veep (2012–2019)
Episode: A Woman First (2017)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Selina's book finally arrives, but her legacy is almost immediately under threat by the publication of Mike's diary; meanwhile, both Dan and Jonah experience their own troubles.

Director: Brad Hall | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott

Votes: 501

45. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: shutdown -r (2017)

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

Elliot tries to save Darlene, but things don't go as planned; Mr Robot must decide whether to step up or step back.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Michael Cristofer

Votes: 4,700

46. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
Episode: Night (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller