2016 - My year in television (Fall)

by carl-norquist | created - 23 Sep 2016 | updated - 23 Dec 2016 | Public

October 22nd

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1. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Crossroads (2001)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Drama, History

Winters writes a report on the challenge of an unexpected resistance to a German attack, and is haunted by his conscience after shooting a teenage German SS soldier.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Kirk Acevedo, Doug Allen, Eion Bailey

Votes: 4,704

September 23rd

2. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Bastogne (2001)

TV-MA | 64 min | Action, Drama, History

In the dead of winter, the men of Easy Company fend off frostbite and hunger - in addition to the enemy - while holding the line in a forest outside of Bastogne. Meanwhile, exhausted medic Eugene Roe finds friendship with a Belgian nurse.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Kirk Acevedo, Doug Allen, William Armstrong, Philip Barantini

Votes: 5,265

September 23rd

3. Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018)
Episode: Steps Into Shadow: Part 1 (2016)

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

Ezra, Sabine, Zeb, Chopper and Hera set out to rescue Hondo Ohnaka, while Kanan finds an ancient Force creature known as the Bendu.

Directors: Justin Ridge, Bosco Ng, Melchior Zwyer | Stars: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiya Sircar

Votes: 790

September 25th

4. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: The Breaking Point (2001)

TV-MA | 69 min | Action, Drama, History

Easy Company remains in the Ardennes Forest preparing for an inevitable attack on German forces in the town of Foy. However, morale is low due to cold weather, constant shelling, poor leadership, and numerous casualties.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Kirk Acevedo, Doug Allen, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 5,013

September 28th

5. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: The Last Patrol (2001)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Drama, History

Easy Company is in Hagenau in Feburary 1945, where they prepare for a night patrol mission to capture German prisoners. The patrol includes one veteran who is despised for missing Bastogne and a new lieutenant fresh out of West Point.

Director: Tony To | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Martin Arno, Eion Bailey, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 4,326

September 30th

6. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Why We Fight (2001)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Drama, History

As the Allies move into Germany and the war comes closer to an end, disillusionment and anger set in for Easy Company - until they stumble onto a concentration camp abandoned by the German military.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Doug Allen, Nicholas Aaron, Eion Bailey, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 5,407

October 1st

7. Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018)
Episode: Steps Into Shadow: Part 2 (2016)

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

When Maul takes the crew of the Ghost hostage, Ezra and Kanan must pass a trial in order to recover an ancient Sith artifact to save them.

Directors: Justin Ridge, Steward Lee | Stars: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiya Sircar

Votes: 720

October 1st

8. Band of Brothers (2001)
Episode: Points (2001)

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

As the Germans surrender, it appears that the hard days for Easy Company are over as they are stationed in Austria. But they soon learn that those solders without enough service points will be sent to fight in Japan.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Nicholas Aaron, Doug Allen, David Andrews, Eion Bailey

Votes: 4,458

October 2nd

9. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 338,378

October 2nd

10. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Target (2002)

TV-MA | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Baltimore Det. Jimmy McNulty finds himself in hot water with his superior Major William Rawls after a drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale who is charged with three murders, is acquitted. ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 4,112

October 3rd

11. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Detail (2002)

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

Lt. Daniels puts his team together but the extra help he's asked includes several less than stellar officers. It also includes McNulty, who is obviously in the doghouse. When one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,303

October 3rd

12. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Buys (2002)

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

After two weeks on the job, the team still doesn't have a photo of their principal target, Avon Barksdale. Freamon has a solution when he hears Avon was a Gold Gloves boxer. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,093

October 6th

13. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Old Cases (2002)

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

Bodie walks out of detention pretending to be a janitor but Patty is recovering in hospital and is pleased that his injuries will result in a medical pension. Avon Barksdale puts a contract... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,988

October 6th

14. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Pager (2002)

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

Avon Barksdale is becoming paranoid and thinks he's being watched. He's also worried his phone is being tapped. He also thinks there's a snitch in D'Angelo's crew and he's told not to pay ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,865

October 8th

15. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Wire (2002)

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

Avon takes care of Omar's man Brandon but Wallace, who saw Brandon in the arcade, isn't too comfortable when he sees what they've done to him. Avon gives D'Angelo and Wallace a bonus for ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,037

October 8th

16. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: One Arrest (2002)

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

Burrell reluctantly sides with Daniels in the disagreement with Rawls, giving the detail more time to make a case against Avon, despite his fears the operation is beginning to sprawl. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,822

October

17. Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018)
Episode: The Antilles Extraction (2016)

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

Sabine goes undercover as a cadet in the Empire's elite flight academy to help break out several young pilots wanting to defect to the rebellion.

Directors: Justin Ridge, Saul Ruiz | Stars: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiya Sircar

Votes: 632

October 9th

18. Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018)
Episode: Hera's Heroes (2016)

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

While on her home world to save her father, Hera returns home to collect a priceless family heirloom and winds up in the hands of the occupying force - Grand Admiral Thrawn's.

Directors: Justin Ridge, Melchior Zwyer | Stars: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiya Sircar

Votes: 626

October 15th

19. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Lessons (2002)

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

McNulty uses his children to tail Stringer after a chance encounter in a local market, with one of them getting his license plate. As the detail discuss the implications of the pit ... See full summary »

Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,795

October 17th

20. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Game Day (2002)

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

D'Angelo speaks to Wallace, who tells him he wants to go back to school and get out of the Game. However, Malik 'Poot' Carr (Tray Chaney) discovers Wallace has started using cocaine to help... See full summary »

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,880

October 19th

21. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Cost (2002)

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

Avon, Stringer and Wee-Bey discuss how best to deal with Omar after the attempted hit on Avon, deciding to let him think they want peace, whilst secretly planning to kill him. As such, Omar... See full summary »

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,247

October 20th

22. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Hunt (2002)

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

While Greggs' life hangs in the balance, the entire department attempts to hunt down Savino. When Wallace flips, willing to testify that Stringer, Wee-Bey and Bird killed Brandon, Daniels ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,890

October 21st

23. Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018)
Episode: The Last Battle (2016)

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

On a salvage mission led by Captain Rex, the Ghost crew is captured by a unit of old battle droids determined to fight one last battle to end the Clone Wars.

Directors: Justin Ridge, Bosco Ng | Stars: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiya Sircar

Votes: 700

October 22nd

24. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Cleaning Up (2002)

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

Kima slowly recovers in the hospital. Stringer changes operations in the pit and the towers, rendering the wiretaps and clones useless, and prompting Burrell to begin dismantling the detail... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,109

October 22nd

25. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Sentencing (2002)

TV-MA | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Due to the camera at Orlando's, the detail gather enough information to arrest Avon and many of his people, but, with Wallace dead, they are unable to bring charges against Stringer, who's ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,041

October 23rd

26. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Ebb Tide (2003)

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

Detective Jimmy McNulty finds the body of a woman floating in the water while carrying out his new assignment of Harbor Patrol. Major Valchek has his gift to a local parish trumped by Frank... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,680

October 23rd

27. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (2016)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Having been brutally overpowered by Negan and his Saviors, Rick and the group kneel helplessly as they suffer heavy losses that will haunt them forever.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 34,673

October 23rd

28. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Collateral Damage (2003)

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

Major Valchek gets back at Sobotka for the church gift fiasco, and a feud begins. Avon Barksdale continues to run his empire from a prison cell. On the waterfront, Port Police Officer ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,509

October 23rd

29. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Hot Shots (2003)

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

Lt Cedric Daniels lets it be known he is going to leave the department. McNulty pursues the identity of the Jane Doe found floating in the harbor. A pair of young longshoremen, Frank ... See full summary »

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,430

October 24th

30. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Hard Cases (2003)

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

McNulty goes on a self-assigned moral mission to identify his floater, but his old partner, Bunk, says they have more pressing matter at hand: finding Omar to testify against a Barksdale ... See full summary »

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,396

October 24th

31. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Undertow (2003)

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

Weak product in the pit has Bodie getting heat. Homicide detectives hand out grand jury summonses to stevedores involved in the homicide case, and Port Police Officer Beadie Russell works ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,348

October 24th

32. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: All Prologue (2003)

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

Trying to let go of police work and return to his marriage, McNulty gives up on identifying his Jane Doe. The detectives look into Sobotka and his money. For his union, Sobotka tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,657

October 26th

33. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Backwash (2003)

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

Greggs and Prez tap into the circuit of Russian prostitutes. With two sets of evidence, the detail goes to Pearlman who tells them neither crime merits a wiretap, but a drug connection ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,309

October 26th

34. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Duck and Cover (2003)

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

McNulty goes on a drunken binge of legendary proportions. Fellow stevedores convince Ziggy to fight Maui. Bunk, seeing McNulty's desperation, talks Daniels into asking for him. Daniels does... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,371

October 28th

35. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Stray Rounds (2003)

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

Bodie's disastrous sales efforts result in a tongue lashing from Stringer Bell. Ziggy pulls Johnny Fifty into a new caper that makes the Greeks pay big money. McNulty goes undercover in a ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,387

October 28th

36. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Well (2016)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Carol and Morgan are brought to a community called the Kingdom, led by the eccentric King Ezekiel.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs

Votes: 11,070

October 30th

37. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers (2013)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

The goth kids become worried after one of their members, Henrietta, returns from a camp intended to cure her goth, is an emo. But there is more going on than meets the eye.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Nicholas Azarian, Ben Hull, Tyrone Jenkins, Mona Marshall

Votes: 1,542

October 31st

38. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Storm Warnings (2003)

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

The detail uses satellite technology to its advantage. Bodie is unhappy that Proposition Joe's people are selling on his turf. Valchek visits the FBI in an attempt to get real results on ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,621

October 31st

39. 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: 2,917

November 2st

40. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Port in a Storm (2003)

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

The detail has a setback. Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement, leaving Bell to contend with Avon ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Colesberry | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,731

November 2nd

41. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Time After Time (2004)

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

After the notorious Franklin Terrace public housing towers are razed, the Barksdale drug crew searches for a new home on the streets of West Baltimore. McNulty and the detail look to make a... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,294

November 12th

42. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: All Due Respect (2004)

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

Omar continues his bold strikes on the heavily guarded Barksdale stash houses. McNulty launches his own investigation into last year's prison suicide of D'Angelo Barksdale. On the streets ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,267

November 13th

43. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Dead Soldiers (2004)

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

The brutality at police headquarters continues over the perceived failure of department commanders to rein in the city's crime stats. Another hit by Omar on the Barksdale stash houses goes ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,259

November 13th

44. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Hamsterdam (2004)

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

Greggs and McNulty recruit Bubbles to gather street intelligence on the Barksdale gang. Cutty seeks out the Barksdale gang after he loses his taste for the straight life. Bunk feels the ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,245

November 16th

45. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Straight and True (2004)

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