The Best TV-Series Episodes

by gianni-pennesi | created - 20 Jul 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

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1. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: A Study in Pink (2010)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.1
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War vet Dr. John Watson returns to London in need of a place to stay. He meets Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective, and the two soon find themselves digging into a string of serial "suicides."

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs

Votes: 22,975

2. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Made in America (2007)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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Tony and his family has to stay in hiding until Phil Leotardo is dealt with. His family don't like the lifestyle they have been forced to adopt. AJ and Meadow move onto the next step in their lives. Tony confronts Junior one last time.

Director: David Chase | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 4,611

3. Smallville (2001–2011)
Episode: Reckoning (2006)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

9.5
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Clark reveals his secret to Lana, Jonathan and Lex learn the results of the senatorial election, and there is a tragic car accident on the highway that takes the life of someone Clark loves, forcing Clark to appeal to Jor-El for help.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Erica Durance

Votes: 1,160

4. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
Episode: Red Sky in the Morning (2010)

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

8.8
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The tension between Patrick and Kristina escalates when a Red John impostor strikes and Kristina offers her services to the CBI. However, the case causes the real Red John to come back and meet Patrick for the first time face-to-face.

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 897

5. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Man of Science, Man of Faith (2005)

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

9.2
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One of the castaways is chosen to descend into the mysterious hatch, and Shannon stumbles upon a shockingly familiar face in the jungle.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

Votes: 4,082

6. Heroes (2006–2010)
Episode: Chapter Thirteen 'The Fix' (II) (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Peter Petrelli learns the man in his dream is one of them and has the power to stay invisible. Niki Sanders is given a shot to sedate her. Hiro is determined to find the Samurai Sword. ... See full summary »

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Jack Coleman, Noah Gray-Cabey, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter

Votes: 1,389

7. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man) (2007)

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

8.8
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Seven years have passed since Antony's departure from Rome, and the former commander, dissipated and debauched - held in thrall by the charms and sexual prowess of his new bride, Cleopatra,... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 1,030

8. L'ispettore Coliandro (2006– )
Episode: Il giorno del lupo (2006)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Directors: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti | Stars: Giampaolo Morelli, Nicole Grimaudo, Cesare Bocci, Raffaele Vannoli

Votes: 74

9. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Knockout (2011)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

9.4
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Cop killer Hal Lockwood, whom Beckett visited unsuccessfully in jail for months hoping for a lead in her mother Johanna's closed murder case, is released by a faked order into the general ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 1,465

10. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Born Free (2006)

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

9.6
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Dexter races against the clock to find Debra when she is abducted by Rudy, the Ice Truck Killer, which leads the two psychopathic killers to have a fateful showdown, and who finally reveals his connection to Dexter.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 6,021

11. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Dexter (2006)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Dexter takes part in the investigation of a serial killer who drains his victims of blood. He also kills two criminals, and his romantic relationship may be going to the next level.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 5,943

12. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: The Getaway (2009)

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

9.8
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Dexter is obsessed with getting the Trinity Killer himself, especially after Arthur has tracked him to Metro Homicide and learns his real identity.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 8,542

13. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (2001)

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

8.6
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Jack Bauer is called to his office because there's a threat on the life of a US Senator who's running for President; Jack also discovers that his daughter has skipped out her bedroom window.

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

Votes: 2,003

14. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Marlin (2008)

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

8.7
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Chuck finds a bug in the Buy More, and gives it to Casey. Neither of his handlers planted that particular bug. Fearing Chuck's cover has been exposed, the government prepares to bring him ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster

Votes: 1,014

15. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast (2007)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.8
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While Juliet is undercover, she asks for psychic help at a sorority; back at the station, Lassiter is paired with a most challenging partner.

Director: John Landis | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 762

16. Luther (2010–2018)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2010)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After a 7 month suspension, DCI John Luther returns to duty. With the assistance of DS Justin Ripley, he investigates a home invasion that resulted in the murders of Douglas and Laura ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Anton Saunders, Idris Elba, Steven Mackintosh, Saskia Reeves

Votes: 2,013

17. Luther (2010–2018)
Episode: Episode #2.4 (2011)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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Luther and Jenny dispose of Kent's body and give Baba cause to believe that he was actually killed by her other henchman Frank. To ensure that there will be no reprisals he threatens her ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Steven Robertson, Jamie Richards, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Idris Elba

Votes: 1,386

18. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Great Game (2010)

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

9.2
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Mycroft needs Sherlock's help, but a remorseless criminal mastermind puts Sherlock on a distracting crime-solving spree via a series of hostage human bombs through which he speaks.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs

Votes: 20,224

19. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Reichenbach Fall (2012)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.7
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Jim Moriarty hatches a mad scheme to turn the whole city against Sherlock.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 28,331

20. Smallville (2001–2011)
Episode: Finale (2011)

TV-14 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

9.3
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The story of Clark Kent culminates in this two-hour series finale as Clark takes the last step to becoming the Man of Steel.

Directors: Greg Beeman, Kevin Fair | Stars: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, Justin Hartley

Votes: 1,863

21. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The End (2010)

TV-14 | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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Locke searches for Desmond to achieve his goal of destroying the island. Jack, the newly-appointed "protector" of the island, sets out to stop him. In Los Angeles, the survivors slowly reunite and recall their island experiences.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Sam Anderson, Naveen Andrews, L. Scott Caldwell, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 7,540

22. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Are You...? (2012)

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

9.5
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Debra confronts Dexter about his true identity.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 6,610

23. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Goodbye (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

9.3
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Chuck enlists the help of his family, friends, and even the employees of the Buy More to stop Nicholas Quinn from destroying everything they have.

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin

Votes: 1,766

24. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Surprise, Motherfucker! (2012)

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

9.3
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Dexter must protect himself when LaGuerta closes in on his secret.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 4,534

25. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Face Off (2011)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.8
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Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 29,134

26. L'ispettore Coliandro (2006– )
Episode: Corri, Coliandro, Corri (2017)

Comedy, Crime

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Directors: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti | Stars: Giampaolo Morelli, Stefano Rossi