The 20 Best Episodes of the 2011-2012 TV Season

We typically ingest television 30 or 60 minutes at a time, and sometimes we have one eye on our phone, another eye on our laptop, another eye on that bag of chili cheese Fritos, and the rest of our eyes on whatever distractions challenge our attention (we're all multi-eyed mutants, right?). But every once in a while an episode does the unthinkable and focuses our ADD on what's on the screen. We're here to high-five those today.

Below you'll find the 20 best single episodes of the 2011-2012 season. According to us. The ones that made us laugh and cry and scream and convulse, in various combinations and occasionally all at the same time. For variety's sake (and to hurt less feelings), we set some rules! Only one episode per series was allowed, and eligible series must have finished no earlier than in the early fall (i.e. most summer series were included so their finales weren't ignored). That's it! Here's the best of the best from the last year! In random order!



Homeland's "The Weekend" – Season 1, Episode 7

What made it one of the best: The surprising romantic storyline in Showtime's domestic terrorist thriller rounded the bases in "The Weekend," but the tension built up over the episode finally exploded during Carrie's interrogation of Brody at the end. It was masterful television as we rooted for an impossible relationship to succeed and knew that Carrie and Brody's "define the relationship" talk would end with someone pointing a gun at someone else or getting executed for crimes against America. Throw in the incredible performances by Claire Danes and Damian Lewis and it becomes one of the best moments of the TV year. And you thought your relationship was messy. —Tim Surette

Other great Homeland episodes: "Marine One," "The Vest," "The Good Soldier," "Pilot"



Mad Men's "Far Away Places" – Season 5, Episode 6

What made it one of the best: At first glance, not a whole lot seemed to happen in “Far Away Places." But in retrospect, it's one of the most important episodes of the season, setting the stage for events that would happen much later. It hinted at Peggy's dissatisfaction at work, the strain on the Draper marriage, and Roger's ongoing search for a purpose in work and life. Rather than intertwine the dominant storylines of the episode, the writers instead chose to present them as three separate vignettes encompassing a day in the life of Peggy, Roger, and Don. Each vignette featured its own defining moment, scenes that have already become “classics” in the Mad Men mythos: the time Peggy gave a stranger a hand job, the time Don kicked the penthouse door down, and of course, the time Roger dropped acid. —MaryAnn Sleasman

Other great Mad Men episodes: It would be cheating to just list the entire fifth season, right? Fine: “Mystery Date,” “At the Codfish Ball,” “The Other Woman,” “Signal 30”



New Girl's "Normal" – Season 1, Episode 20

What made it one of the best: Two words: True American. The gang's impenetrably complex but undeniably awesome-looking drinking game took center stage in "Normal," which was mostly about just how mismatched Jess and her Mr. Fancypants boyfriend were. But really, the four-minute sequence of True American was just about the funniest thing this already pretty hilarious show's seen yet. —Price Peterson

Other great New Girl episodes: "Pilot," "Wedding," "Kids"



Awake's "Pilot" – Season 1, Episode 1

What made it one of the best: One hour doesn't seem like long enough to convey a concept that would make a theoretical physicist's head spin, establish a heartfelt emotional center that would carry a series for the entire season, and throw in not one but TWO detective cases to solve, but creator Kyle Killen did and did it masterfully in Awake's "Pilot." This wasn't just a television pilot, it was a work of intelligent, thought-provoking art. —Tim

Other great Awake episodes: "That's Not My Penguin," "Two Birds," "Turtles All the Way Down"



The Walking Dead's "Better Angels" – Season 2, Episode 12

What made it one of the best: The Walking Dead was on life support creatively after a dismal start to Season 2, but it overcame that and became an even better show with the best hour of its comeback, "Better Angels." Shit got appropriately crazy, zombies were destroyed, and one storyline that had been building up ever since Rick showed up in Lori's life again wrapped up the way we thought it would... twice! —Tim

Other great The Walking Dead episodes: "Beside the Dying Fire," "18 Miles Out," "What Lies Ahead"



Person of Interest's "Firewall" – Season 1, Episode 23

What made it one of the best: The new CBS hit had been getting better all season long, so it was no surprise that it saved the best for last with its finale, "Firewall." The episode was paced like a man screaming in your face for 60 minutes (in a good way), featured a few twists that psychics wouldn't have seen coming, and a cliffhanger that promises a fresh start to Season 2. This was a course in "Advanced Finale Writing." "Firewall" was an incredibly mature first-season-ender for a show that's still in its infancy. —Tim

Other great Person of Interest episodes: "Witness," "Cura Te Ipsum," "Matsya Nyaya," "No Good Deed"



Sons of Anarchy's "Call of Duty" – Season 4, Episode 11

What made it one of the best: SAMCRO had one hell of a time pushing envelopes all season long, but the homestretch featured one shocking event after another and culminated in fan-favorite Opie finding [spoiler] [spoilered] at the end of the 90-minute "Call of Duty." Combine that with the aftermath of Gemma's [spoiler] with Clay, Clay's continuing push into the rarefied air occupied by only the superest of assholes, and a rocket-launcher fight in a minefield, and "Call of Duty" was Season 4 at its best. —Tim

Other great Sons of Anarchy episodes: "Hands," "To Be, Act One," "Family Recipe"



Game of Thrones' "Blackwater" – Season 2, Episode 9

What made it one of the best: Sorry, rest of television. You got outed for the community theater you are when Game of Thrones lit up an entire bay in green flames and cut a ton of dudes in two during the epic action episode "Blackwater." But it was scribe George R.R. Martin's look into the effects of war on the characters he's created that made this episode more than just an orgy of explosions and man-halfing. Plus, check out the Pyromancer's face! That look says it all. —Tim

Other great Game of Thrones episodes: "The North Remembers," "Garden of Bones," "Valar Morghulis"



Once Upon a Time's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"

What made it one of the best: While Once Upon A Time’s season ended with an unexpectedly momentous finale, for me the best episode of the wildly entertaining (if sometimes ridiculous) first season was the midseason finale, "The Heart is A Lonely Hunter." It followed Graham slowly recovering his fairy-tale memory after a kiss stolen from Emma, and not only included hard evidence of magic in the "real" world (Regina’s crypt full of hearts) but a jaw-dropping lady fist-fight in a graveyard! While I will forever mourn Graham being taken from Storybrooke, this episode really re-ignited my personal curiosity in the curse and logic of the world and his eventual murder was a sinister raise of the stakes that may have serious repercussions in Season 2. —Lily Sparks

Other great Once Upon a Time episodes: "A Land Without Magic," "7:15 AM"



Breaking Bad's "Crawl Space" – Season 4, Episode 11

What made it one of the best: Oh sure, you could easily nominate the Season 4 opener "Box Cutter" and its interesting use of an office tool or "Face Off" and its clever use of a wheelchair, but "Crawl Space" beat them all. With the walls closing in on Walter White, he buckled and chose a last resort only to discover that his means of achieving said last resort were gone. Skylar! *Shakes fists at the sky* There lay Walter so defeated and dismayed by his ridiculously bad luck and questionable choices that all he could do was laugh maniacally. And all we could do was look on in astonishment. BEST BREAKDOWN EVER. —Tim

Other great Breaking Bad episodes: "Box Cutter," "End Times," "Face Off"


NEXT: The Vampire Diaries, American Horror Story, True Blood, and More!


The Vampire Diaries's "Our Town" – Season 3, Episode 11

What made it one of the best: The Vampire Diaries' third season ended up being so top-heavy with quality that by the time it wound down there was no possible way it could keep up that same level of awesome all the way to the end. Seriously, the first nine episodes were about as flawless as a serialized drama gets. So it's a bit of a surprise, then, that Season 3's best episode wasn't even among them. Nope, Caroline Forbes' birthday episode "Our Town" featured not only the nadir of Stefan's monstrous behavior toward Elena, it also marked the beginning of a truly inspired, riveting turn by Klaus as an aspiring mentor figure for Caroline. Writer Rebecca Sonnenshine's dialogue verged on poetry as this famously fast-paced show occasionally slowed down just enough to shine some light on just how human these characters really are. —Price

Other great The Vampire Diaries episodes: "The Reckoning," "Ghost World," "Dangerous Liaisons"



American Horror Story's "Halloween, Pt. 2" – Season 1, Episode 5

What made it one of the best: If you're going to make a show about ghosts, murder, and gimp suits, then your Halloween episode better be amazing. Fortunately Ryan Murphy's horror drama (the one without singing) nailed it: The second half of his two-part Halloween celebration in particular contained some of the series' best moments. Back-from-the-dead shooting victims, a dog-in-the-microwave fake-out, and a whole boatload of ghosts suddenly freed from the Murder House. But one heartbreaking moment in particular—Constance tearfully applying makeup to her deceased daughter—stands out as being one of the most poignant moments of the whole season. Few shows have mixed horror with emotion like American Horror Story, and this episode was a testament to that. —Price

Other great American Horror Story episodes: "Home Invasion," "Smoldering Children," "Birth"



Curb Your Enthusiasm's "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox" – Season 8, Episode 10

What made it one of the best: "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox" had at least three hilarious things happening all at once: Larry's rivalry with Michael J. Fox and his insistence that Fox's Parkinson's symptoms were actually just intentional rudeness toward Larry; Larry's tentative friendship with an obviously gay child; and that child's hilarious pro-Hitler leanings. If nothing else, this episode proved that eight seasons in, Larry David still has it. —Price

Other great Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes: "The Bi-Sexual," "Palestinian Chicken," "The Safe House"



Revenge's "Reckoning" – Season 1, Episode 22

What made it one of the best: How to encapsulate without spoiling "Reckoning" for those of you who haven’t seen it yet? Every minute was a shocking revelation. Revenge’s season finale insinuated a main character had been killed and made the show's hero, Emily, a... well, a hero. While she had formerly danced on the edge of “vengeful sociopath” or “self-absorbed fembot” the finale cemented her emotional tie with Nolan and set off a series of emotional bombshells (pregnancy reveal! Suicide attempt! The end of an affair! The beginning of a hook-up!) that left not a single character unaffected and has created a whole new to-do list for Season 2. The finale leaned hard on the writers' considerable talent at dialogue too, including lines of unsurpassed drama that will keep us laughing all summer. —Lily

Other great Revenge episodes: "Commitment," "Chaos"



Enlightened's "Consider Helen" – Season 1, Episode 9

What made it one of the best: It was a bold move to focus the second-to-last episode of the season, "Consider Helen," on a supporting character, but this artful, elegiac look into Amy's mother's daily life constituted an origin story of sorts: Helen's pervasive grief made Amy the slightly mentally unstable woman she is today. Diane Ladd's powerful, understated work deserves all the awards. ALL of them. —Price

Other great Enlightened episodes: "Pilot," "Sandy," "Burn It Down"



Community's "Remedial Chaos Theory" – Season 3, Episode 4

What made it one of the best: The NBC comedy has always been known for its creativity, but this extra-special episode septupled the creativity output for one of the series' most ambitious episodes. Not only did "Remedial Chaos Theory" provide plenty of call-back fodder for the rest of the season (the birth of Evil Abed!), it also had Troy screaming in terror while a troll burned his apartment down. It wouldn't be wrong to say this could be the most perfect thing in every timeline. —Tim

Other great Community episodes: "Introduction to Finality," "Basic Lupine Urology," "Pillows & Blankets"



Fringe's "The End of All Things" – Season 4, Episode 14

What made it one of the best: You almost made the list, "Letters of Transit," but we have to give the honors to "The End of All Things." This transition episode from Fringe: The Love Story to Fringe: Everything is Going to Blow Up TWICE had double crosses, heartbreak, and THAT SCENE with Peter and September. All the pieces came together for an unforgettable hour that answered major questions and set in motion the events of the final chapter. —Tim

Other great Fringe episodes: "Letters of Transit," "Everything in Its Right Place," "Welcome to Westfield," "One Night in October"



Louie's "Duckling" – Season 2, Episode 11

What made it one of the best: Though the show is labeled as a comedy because we have to call it something, Louie does more for understanding human behavior and interaction than most dramas. In "Ducking," Louis C.K. looked at the sacrifice of the members of the armed forces without taking a preachy stance on war by putting his character on a USO tour of the Middle East. And even cooler? His daughter came up with the idea for the episode. —Tim

Other great Louie episodes: "Niece," "Airport/New Jersey," "Subway/Pamela," "Come on, God"



Wilfred's "Identity" – Season 1, Episode 13

What made it one of the best: This American adaptation of the Australian comedy started out as an emo kid and a stoner dog and all the leg-humping gags that went along with it. But in the Season 1 finale, "Identity," the show continued down its late-season path of darkness and threw a real brain-wringer at us for one of the most surprising and daring turns of the season. —Tim

Other great Identity episodes: "Pride," "Compassion," "Sacrifice"



True Blood's "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" – Season 4, Episode 7

What made it one of the best: "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" was notable because it was the first time we really saw our vampires vulnerable en masse, draping themselves with silver chains to avoid Marnie’s Wiccan terrorism. It provided an extremely touching moment for Sookie and Eric, as Sookie stayed with him while he sizzled under his silver... and for Jessica and Bill as well, as they lay alongside each other. Plus it inaugurated Jessica and Jason’s romance—one of the sweetest and most conflicted relationships in a series known for them. Jessica pulling off her chains and struggling toward the burning light of day was no cliffhanger, but it was a beautiful, cinematic moment that stays quietly lodged in my memory many months later. —Lily

Other great True Blood episodes: "I Wish I Was The Moon," "And When I Die"



So Close That We Had to Throw Them in an Honorable Mention List

30 Rock – "The Tuxedo Begins"
Bob's Burgers – "Bad Tina"
Smash – "Bombshell"
Touch – "Pilot"
The Big Bang Theory – "The Countdown Reflection"
Eastbound & Down – "Chapter 15"
Girls – "All Adventurous Women Do"
Justified – "The Devil You Know"
South Park – "The Poor Kid"
Alphas – "Original Sin"


What episodes from the last season would have made your list?

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AHS Halloween pt. 1 was my favorite. Evan Peters played the part brilliantly and as it goes on more is revealed about that night, but it was the perfect horror moment for a halloween special.
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30 Rock's The TUVEDO Begins was just fab...
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Leverage S05E09 The Rundown Job

High class episode!
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http://thebloggur.blogspot.ca/2012/09/top-50-highest-rated-tv-shows.html
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Breaking Bad "Face Off" and Game of Thrones "Blackwater" are both AMAZING!
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at least one episode six feet under!
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good list poi,got,ouat made it these show were really awesome
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For me the best episode I saw was Psych Season 6 episode 2 Last Night Gus, absolutely hilarious
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no mention of Sherlock's "The Reichenbach Fall" (or scandal in belgravia) makes this entire list invalid! also, Face off was definitely the better episode of BB
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and where the hell is boardwalk empire?
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Very, very nice choices. I love this website.
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I think the best episode for "Person of Interest" was "Many Happy Returns." TV doesn't get much better than that.
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totally agree with Person of Interest
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totally agree with Person of Interest
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Would totaly agree with Person of Interest but would also add several from Hell on Wheels as contenders too
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It's so hard to narrow down favourite episodes! Especially using the one episode per show rule. And it's taken me so long that there's probably no one left to read this now [sigh]. Oh well here is my thrown together 25 favourite episodes:



1. Breaking Bad - Crawl Space

2. Louie - Duckling

3. The Slap - Richie

4. Game of Thrones - Blackwater

5. Boardwalk Empire - Peg of Old

6. Homeland - The Weekend

7. Awake - Turtles All the Way Down

8. Mad Men - Lady Lazarus

9. Community - Digital Exploration of Interior Design

10. Enlightened - Consider Helen

11. Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Safe House

12. Sherlock - The Reichenbach Fall

13. Boss - Listen

14. Downton Abbey - Christmas Special

15. Smash - Pilot

16. Luck - Pilot

17. The Walking Dead - What Lies Ahead

18. Glee - Choke

19. The Secret Circle - Witness

20. Fringe - The End of All Things

21. Touch - Pilot

22. True Blood - I Wish I Was the Moon

23. The Vampire Diaries - Heart of Darkness

24. New Girl - Pilot

25. The Good Wife - Another Ham Sandwich
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where is dexter ????????
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Unfortunately season 6 didn't have any great episodes. The last really awesome episode was 5x09, Teenage Wasteland. Season 6 had some great acting moments, but the writing was pretty bad.
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Season 5 didn't really have any episodes beyond "OK" either. The last good one was S04E10.
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lol ^^
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Hermanos and Salud were better than Box Cutter and End Times IMO
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Thanks for picking an unconventional choice ("The End of All Things") for Fringe's best, although I'd have to go with "One Night in October" - which, much like great films released too early in the year for the Oscar race, seems to have been forgotten by reviewers as the amazing episode it is, all because it was the 2nd episode of the season. That episode is among the top 5 of the entire series.
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GLEE Asian- F 3x03 most certainly deserves to be on this list!
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I completely agree with "Crawl Space." Such an intense episode, which gained many points due to the fact that it has what I consider the best ending of any episode I've ever seen, by far. I probably would have gone with "Many Happy Returns" for the best Person of Interest episode, because of the great emotional depth that the episode had, but "Firewall" is also a very worthy choice, since it did such a great job of taking advantage of a season's worth of growth in character story development to make an exciting story that left me wanting more. As for Community and Fringe, each of them had several episodes that I loved, but it's harder for me to declare a single episode which I'd call the best of the season. However, the ones that you did choose for those shows are among my favorites of the season.
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Ghost World? Seriously? I think you miss typed something there because that was the worst episode in TVD's history.



Anyway,



TVD - The End Of The Affair, The Reckoning, Bringing Out The Dead, Before Sunset - great episodes!



Gossip Girl - none!



Grey's Anatomy - the final 2 episodes!



Glee - Asian F and Michael
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No Boardwalk Empire? FAIL!
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Solid list. I would have chosen "Signal 30" over "Far Away Places" for Mad Men, but spot on with Breaking Bad's "Crawl Space" - most intense hour of TV in years.
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Lol, Oh Bob's Burgers, Tina you are killing it everytime!
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This list is obviously missing FRINGE!! - letters of transit, was the best among many episodes of a great season.

But even better was Community's Remedial Chaos Theory (Still part of 2011-12 season even though it seems like years since it aired) - one of the best episodes on a comedy show ever.
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doh! didnt look at the second page :)
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Thanks for giving kudos to Person of Interest! I love this new show and have been hooked since the pilot. It's all about an outstanding cast, fresh concept and great writing. It needs very little tweeking going into its 2nd season - so leave it alone! If you haven't tried POI, you should!



PS - Thanks for NOT giving NCIS any accolades. They have digressed so far away from their original premise over the past 2 years, it is really bad. I used to watch it without fail - now not so much. It has become very dark, guest star heavy, repeat characters light and missing the comedic team antics that made us love this show. Where's Fornell? Bring back Mike Franks - even as a ghost. Bring back the Colonel, Susanna Thompson! Jamie Lee Curtis has has more chemistry with a geranium than she does with Mark Harmon. Ditch EJ and all involved in that entire pathetic arc. And thanks a pant load for leaving our beloved Ducky all alone dying on a beach! Donald Bellisario et al, is ANYONE there listening to the fans??? Our message is so consistent, yet it's being totally ignored. There's typically danger in arrogance...
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Agree with Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community and Fringe.



I would also like to add The Good Wife's "Another Ham Sandwich."
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Definitely agree with Person of Interest, Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries, and Revenge.



Touch- Nothing topped the Pilot.

Suits- A tie between the penultimate and season finale...both were great. Fleshed the characters out even more. Higher stakes and witty dialogue. Love that show.

The Secret Circle- er...think it was Slither. That was the turning point for the show being really good.

Castle- Season Finale
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Nice list, I haven't watched even half of the series that are there, but all of the episodes I thought about (GOT and Community, to be more precise) are there.
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The Vest and Marine One were both better than The Weekend (still a really good episode) for Homeland. Also, I would've put Number Crunch or Cura Te Ipsum in for Person of Interest. For Once Upon a Time, the list is completely messed up. I'd have put Snow Falls, The Heart of Darkness, The Return, or An Apple as Red as Blood. I'd also have put up either The Pilot or All Adventurous Women Do from Girls. Pretty much spot on with American Horror Story, though (maybe should have considered mentioning Piggy Piggy for the opening alone).



Other mentions I'd have considered:



Community - Basic Lupine Urology or Pillows and Blankets or Documentary Filmmaking: Redux

Glee - Nationals or Michael

The Secret Circle - Heather or Slither

The Walking Dead - 18 Miles Out



I would not have put anything from True Blood either. That show has gone so downhill, I don't remember a single episode from this season I liked. I didn't think badly of Cold Grey Light of Dawn though. Still, nothing special. Not caught up in most of the other shows. So I really can't add anything to the rest.
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I'm 50/50 about the True Blood comment. Cold Grey was definitely the peak of the season and I thought it would start getting really good after that, but it went downhill after that. The last 5 minutos of the finale saved it for me. I personally wouldn't have put anything from Glee.
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fringe - letters of transit

mad men - the other woman

game of thrones - valar morghulis

magic city - feeding frenzy

revenge - reckoning

smash - bombshell

community - digital estate planning

touch - gyre

the vampire diaries - heart of darkness



I've seen at least 2 times each of these episodes...and i simply love them deeply!!
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I want to refer to lists like these when people say that American tv has gone to crap. No, it really hasn't; people who say that are just not looking for the good tv. I'll admit as much as the next that reality series have begun to overpopulate, but that doesn't mean that scripted tv has gotten any worse--in fact, I think, the fact that scripted tv has a smaller space has caused it to go up in quality significantly in the last several years. I can't remember a time when I've had so many shows I want to watch and so little time to watch them. Yay 2011-2012.
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Terrible list, so many shows ignored.
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There's a 2nd page, you know...
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Castle (4-01) Rise

Castle (4-07) Cops and Robbers

Castle (4-14) The Butterfly Effect

Castle (4-19) 47 Seconds

Castle (4-23) Always

Body of Proof (2-18) Going Viral (1)

Body of Proof (2-19) Ging Viral (2)

Body of Proof (2-20) Mind Games

Desperate Housewives (8-01) Secrets That I Never Want to Know

Desperate Housewives (8-06) Witches Lament

Desperate Housewives (8-09) Putting It Together

Desperate Housewives (8-10) What's to Discuss, Old Friend

Desperate Housewives (8-22/23) Give Me the Blame/Finishing the Hat



These are some of the episodes I think should have been in the top 20 or at least in the Honourable Mention section. I would have put more DH episodes in my list but there were so many to choose from this season.
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No love for Warehouse 13's "Stand"?
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bb and GOT were spot on
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Lol I agree so much with the first paragraph! And yeah, GOT and OUAT choices are spot on.
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I've always had a lot of trouble trying to come up with favorite episodes of some of my favorite shows.



Looking at this list, I guess I'd agree with all of the choices you made for the shows that I watch, except probably New Girl. I like the show but none of its episodes would make my top 20 list. I'd agree with Homeland, Awake's pilot, Person of Interest's season finale, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Community, and Fringe.



I'm not sure which episodes exactly, and assuming it's cool to have more than one episode for a show, I'm pretty sure my top 20 would feature more Justified and Breaking Bad episodes. Maybe an episode from Archer and Happy Endings, as well.
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How about Supernatural: "Death's Door"...that deserved on the list!
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Good list! I'd put Justified and Sherlock eps up there somewhere and thought Mad Men's "The Other Woman" was the best ep of the season so far.
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Didn't realize there was a page two. Hawaii Five-O had an excellent season with several awesome episodes. I am surprised it wasn't mentioned.
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Excellent choices, I agree with most of them. I would have included Fringe. Not only because I'm a huge fan but because the season finale was brilliant. I am so glad you mentioned Awake, the show was above average in an average television season (excluding Cable which is kicking major butt!). :)
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I so miss homeland!
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The Pilot of the Secret Circle for me was one of the best. I know it didn't involve Jake but I still loved it. Other than that all my favorites were mentioned. RIP The Secret Circle.
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A catastrophy that Justified isn`t on the top 20 list!!
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Great list but... the episode reference in New Girl is wrong. 'Normal' was nowhere near episode 3, I think it was 20. Can someone please fix.



I'll give some thoughts to my own favourite episodes.
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There is NO fix for New Girl!!!
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One of the best lists I've seen on TV.com.
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It disturbs me that south park in the honorable mentions. It's the absolutely lowest form of entertainment that it legally allowed to be shown on television. It's honestly THE most pathetic tv series ever made, that's right, it beat keeping up with the kardashians, it's THAT bad. I pity the individually who watch such a program, it must be hard being retarded...
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I practically hate South Park but who am I and who are you to bash people liking it? and comparing it to Kardashians is a sin.. if black humor is not for your taste, fine, but you have no right to degrade it..
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This post is clearly made by someone who is unwilling or unable to look at South Park with any care. Sure, it's vulgar and crude, but when you look beyond the humor, there is no other show that makes such bold, insightful, and often poignant commentary on important contemporary issues, ones that affect everyone, no matter where they are. This show has tackled major problems such as terrorism, same-sex relationships, political division, big business, and, most recently, the many trials and tribulations that young people face as they grow up and begin to lose their childhood innocence. "You're Getting Old" was one of the toughest things to watch on TV this year because it rang so true, and if you can't get past the crude and difficult humor of the show and at least acknowledge the many things it does so wonderfully well, then it is I who pity YOU.
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I think South Park is pure genius. Is absolutely disturbing and sometimes you cannot appreciate it if you don't live in the US and don't read papers (and I know this because I do not live in the US and I don't follow much US news and often I cannot understand the jokes or the characters). But it's so powerful sometimes twisting a concept so much till you cannot forget it even if you want....
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We are all individuallies.
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I'm not
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Lighten up.
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I would probably have picked another south park ep, such as you're getting old or crack baby basketblal
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Shameless: "Just Like The Pilgrims Intended" should have been here. Everything about it was so intense.
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