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1. 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: 5,104

2. 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: 108,426

3. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: The Castle (2015)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In an attempt to stop the Kansas City mob, the police decide to use Ed and Peggy as bait. Hanzee betrays the Gerhardts and takes revenge.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart

Votes: 6,982

4. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Constant (2008)

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

During the helicopter ride to the ship, Desmond's consciousness begins jumping back and forth between present day 2004 and 1996. He is forced to find Daniel Faraday in 1996 in order to get answers and stop the jumps.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Davies, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 9,447

5. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: International Assassin (2015)

TV-MA | 63 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In the wake of Kevin's desperate decision to vanquish Patti, questions and answers emerge as the world adjusts to the repercussions of what comes next.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 5,951

6. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.9 (1990)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After the discovery of Maddy's corpse, Cooper attempts to finally identify Laura's real killer using his visions as clues. The Bookhouse Boys and Major Briggs help out. Lucy tries to decide who the father of her baby is.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 3,093

7. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Shut the Door. Have a Seat (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

With another sale on the horizon, Sterling, Cooper, and Draper convince Lane Pryce to fire them and then join them as they start up a new advertising firm. At home, Betty follows through with her plans to divorce Don.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,979

8. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Felina (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque.

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

Votes: 78,531

9. 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: 4,971

10. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: A Scandal in Belgravia (2012)

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

Sherlock must confiscate something of importance from a mysterious woman named Irene Adler.

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

Votes: 32,947

11. 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: 5,364

12. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Through the Looking Glass (2007)

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

Jack and the survivors wait for Charlie to turn off The Others' signal-jamming device, not knowing that he has been captured at the Looking Glass station. In addition, Sayid, Jin and Bernard are captured after The Others invade the camp.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson

Votes: 9,085

13. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: Loplop (2015)

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

Ed and Peggy hold Dodd hostage in a secluded cabin and try to strike up a deal with the Gerhardts, while Hanzee attempts to hunt them down.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Ted Danson

Votes: 6,985

14. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Person to Person (2015)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama

Don's journey ends in California with Anna's niece, Stephanie, where he contemplates his future. Roger decides to marry Megan's mother, Marie. Joan has a business proposition for Peggy, who is coming to terms with her feelings for Stan.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,968

15. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: Form and Void (2014)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.

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

Votes: 17,607

16. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: I Live Here Now (2015)

TV-MA | 73 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

The tensions between Kevin and John reach a climax, as the fourth anniversary of the Departure brings an unsettling threat to Miracle.

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

Votes: 5,659

17. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Hardhome (2015)

TV-MA | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tyrion advises Daenerys. Sansa forces Theon to tell her a secret. Cersei remains stubborn. Arya meets her first target. Jon and Tormund meet with the wildling elders.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Votes: 85,668

18. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.22 (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: 3,646

19. 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: 126,902

20. Chernobyl (2019)
Episode: The Happiness of All Mankind (2019)

TV-MA | 67 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Valery and Boris attempt to find solutions to removing the radioactive debris; Ulana attempts to find out the cause of the explosion.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: June Watson, Josef Altin, Jessie Buckley, Sergejus Ivanovas

Votes: 36,792

21. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Too Far Gone (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick and the group face imminent danger as The Governor tries to take the prison.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 21,019

22. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 26 (2014)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Francis is about to be destroyed while the nation is in turmoil. Stamper must pick up loose ends. Claire marks the conclusion of her ruthlessness.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sakina Jaffrey

Votes: 5,945

23. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Swan Song (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

With the Apocalypse looming, Sam and Dean realize they are out of options and make heart-breaking decisions that will change their lives forever.

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver

Votes: 7,825

24. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Incident: Part 2 (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

At the site of the Taweret statue remains, Locke assigns Ben a difficult task that involves Jacob's fate.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Davies, Michael Emerson

Votes: 2,866

25. Westworld (2016– )
Episode: The Bicameral Mind (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ford unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores embraces her identity; Maeve sets her plan in motion.

Director: Jonathan Nolan | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden

Votes: 24,689

26. 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: 3,948

27. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Candidate (2010)

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

With Jack's help, Locke rescues the candidates from Widmore's compound, but their plans for leaving the island are forced to change. In Los Angeles, Jack tries to convince Locke to try an experimental surgery for his paralysis.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 4,076

28. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: A Most Powerful Adversary (2015)

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

Nora gives Kevin and Jill news they weren't expecting. Laurie makes a rash decision that affects the Garveys. Kevin deals with the fall-out of Nora's news.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Margaret Qualley

Votes: 4,034

29. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Say My Name (2012)

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

Mike and Jesse are out. Now Walt has to handle things on his own. Hank finally finds a rat in Mike's gang.

Director: Thomas Schnauz | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 18,366

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

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

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: 36,728

31. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Other Woman (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Peter asks Joan to make an unspeakable sacrifice to help secure the Jaguar account, Peggy prepares to make a drastic move in response to Don's treatment, and Megan's acting career begins to create tension with her and Don.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,165

32. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: Buridan's Ass (2014)

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

Malvo executes his master plan, while Lester attempts to craft one of his own. Gus and Molly team up in Duluth.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman

Votes: 7,561

33. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Children (2014)

R | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon makes an important decision. Daenerys experiences new consequences. Brienne and Podrick have an unexpected encounter. Bran achieves a goal, while Tyrion makes an important discovery.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 37,230

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

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

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: 31,819

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

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

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: 9,062

36. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Winner (2018)

TV-MA | 61 min | Crime, Drama

Jimmy turns the page on his reputation; Lalo tracks a loose end in Gus's operation; Mike is forced to make a difficult decision.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 5,328

37. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)
Episode: Being Meltdown (2011)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

In order to continue his work against SERN, Okabe must finally choose between saving Kurisu or Mayuri.

Director: Tomoki Kobayashi | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 590

38. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Calm Before (2019)

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

The four communities come together in celebration at the Kingdom's fair, but while some pacts are renewed, others come at a much steeper price.

Director: Laura Belsey | Stars: Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson

Votes: 7,856

39. 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: 182,807

40. 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: 20,888

41. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage (2014)

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

Lester has an unexpected encounter, Malvo changes course, and a new investigation leads Molly down a familiar path.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman

Votes: 6,728

42. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Brig (2007)

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

Locke tells Sawyer that he needs to come with him to kill Ben. But the man Locke wants him to kill is actually his father--who also happens to be a figure from Sawyer's past.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson

Votes: 4,208

43. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)
Episode: Sacrificial Necrosis (2011)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The truth about Suzuha's father is finally revealed. Okabe realizes the devastating consequences of stopping her from leaving the night of the party.

Director: Tomoko Hiramuki | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 463

44. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Suitcase (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don deliberately delays returning an important call from California, because he knows it's bad news about Anna. Instead, he keeps himself occupied by forcing Peggy to miss her birthday dinner to pull an all-nighter with him for a client.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 3,783

45. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
Episode: Episode #2.7 (1990)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Maddy prepares to leave Twin Peaks, Leo wants shoes, Norma learns of Nadine's regression, Tojamura reveals his identity to Pete, and Cooper arrests Ben Horne for the murder of Laura Palmer only to receive a devastating message.

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

Votes: 3,628

46. 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: 9,355

47. 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: 3,451

48. 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: 3,965

49. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: No Way Out (2016)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller