Top TV Episodes From 2019

by iwantmycookies | created - 10 months ago | updated - 1 day ago | Public

The best episodes of 2019 from the TV shows I've watched this year. Anything I've rated 9.0 and higher is listed and ranked in order from best to worst (although these are all amazing episodes in their own right).

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5 episodes - Chernobyl 4 episodes - Barry, You're the Worst, Mr. Robot 3 episodes - Dark, Legion, The 100, Orange Is the New Black, Final Space, Succession

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1. Mr. Robot (2015– )
Episode: 407 Proxy Authentication Required (2019)

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

Vera holds Krista hostage as he tries to force Elliott into joining him by understanding Mr. Robot. Elliot realizes a shocking truth.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Elliot Villar, Christian Slater, Young M.A.

Votes: 6,605

Rating: 10/10 MVP: Rami Malek

2. Barry (2018– )
Episode: ronny/lily (2019)

TV-MA | 38 min | Short, Action, Comedy

An encounter that Barry never could have predicted has surprising effects.

Director: Bill Hader | Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 4,683

Rating: 9.5/10 MVP: Bill Hader

3. Chernobyl (2019)
Episode: Vichnaya Pamyat (2019)

TV-MA | 72 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Valery, Boris and Ulana risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Douggie McMeekin, Jamie Sives, Michael Socha, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 47,719

Rating: 9.5/10 MVP: Jared Harris

4. Mr. Robot (2015– )
Episode: 405 Method Not Allowed (2019)

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

Dom has an unpleasant Christmas. Darlene and Elliot perform a daring infiltration. Krista prepares for a date.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Michael Cristofer, Grace Gummer

Votes: 3,777

Rating: 9.5/10 MVP: Rami Malek

5. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Long Night (2019)

TV-MA | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Night King and his army have arrived at Winterfell and the great battle begins.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Votes: 197,558

Rating: 9.5/10 MVP: Maisie Williams

6. When They See Us (2019)
Episode: Part Four (2019)

TV-MA | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

Korey is in adult prison and struggles with it. Eventually, the real truth comes out about what really happened. Events that had been ignored finally come to light.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome

Votes: 3,725

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Jharrel Jerome

7. Succession (2018– )
Episode: This Is Not for Tears (2019)

TV-MA | 74 min | Drama

Logan looks for a sacrificial lamb among his closest allies as the future of the company hangs in the balance.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 1,218

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Jeremy Strong/Brian Cox

8. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt (2019)

TV-14 | 77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 19,116

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: David Harbour

9. The OA (2016–2019)
Episode: Overview (2019)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

While BBA and the others converge on the clinic, Nina persuades Hap to show her his research, and Karim unlocks one of the house's final secrets.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Phyllis Smith

Votes: 2,113

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Brit Marling

10. Mr. Robot (2015– )
Episode: 401 Unauthorized (2019)

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

During the Christmas season, Elliot and Mr. Robot make their return; Darlene deals with real trouble; Tyrell is bored; Dom becomes paranoid.

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

Votes: 2,942

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Rami Malek

11. You're the Worst (2014–2019)
Episode: Pancakes (2019)

TV-MA | 36 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

On the day of their wedding, Jimmy and Gretchen grapple with the meaning of marriage.

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

Votes: 319

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Aya Cash

12. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Smithereens (2019)

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

A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace, Monica Dolan

Votes: 26,162

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Andrew Scott

13. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 23 (2019)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David and company come face-to-face with the consequences of time travel.

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

Votes: 1,124

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Dan Stevens

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

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy

The nominating fight between Selina and her rivals reaches its climax, as their race comes to a historic finish.

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

Votes: 1,187

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

15. The Affair (2014– )
Episode: Episode #5.11 (2019)

TV-MA | Drama

It's Whitney's wedding day and everything comes full circle. Series finale.

Director: Sarah Treem | Stars: Dominic West, Maura Tierney, Julia Goldani Telles, Jadon Sand

Votes: 692

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Dominic West

16. Dark (2017– )
Episode: Endings and Beginnings (2019)

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

On the day of the apocalypse, Clausen executes a search warrant at the power plant as Jonas and Claudia use the time machine to connect past and future.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Sandra Borgmann, Karoline Eichhorn, Carlotta von Falkenhayn, Stephan Kampwirth

Votes: 5,963

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Dietrich Hollinderbäumer

17. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 24 (2019)

TV-MA | 41 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David wages war.

Director: Arkasha Stevenson | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 890

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Dan Stevens

18. 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: 7,931

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Samantha Morton

19. Barry (2018– )
Episode: berkman > block (2019)

TV-MA | 35 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Barry seeks vengeance; Noho Hank faces the looming threat of being sent home; Sally makes a split-second decision on the night of the acting class's big performance; Fuches turns to an unexpected source for help.

Director: Bill Hader | Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 1,607

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Bill Hader

20. Dark (2017– )
Episode: An Endless Cycle (2019)

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

Armed with a plan to prevent the apocalypse, Jonas travels to 2019. During the Nielsens' anniversary party, Ulrich sneaks off with Hannah.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Louis Hofmann, Sebastian Rudolph, Maja Schöne, Lisa Vicari

Votes: 5,631

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Louis Hofmann

21. Top Boy (2011– )
Episode: You Don't Know Me (2019)

Not Rated | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When an enemy's takedown puts Jamie back into a position of power, Dushane and Sully use their slick tactics to outsmart him.

Director: Aneil Karia | Stars: Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Micheal Ward, Shone Romulus

Votes: 263

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Micheal Ward

22. Chernobyl (2019)
Episode: 1:23:45 (2019)

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

Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic April 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Jared Harris, Michael Shaeffer, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 44,376

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Paul Ritter

23. The Umbrella Academy (2019– )
Episode: The White Violin (2019)

TV-14 | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

As a lifetime of secrets and resentment bring the Umbrella Academy crashing down, the Hargreeves siblings realize the worst is still to come.

Director: Peter Hoar | Stars: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Votes: 2,599

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Robert Sheehan

24. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
Episode: Mayday (2019)

TV-MA | 65 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

With her plan in place, June reaches the point of no return on her bold strike against Gilead; Serena Joy and Commander Waterford attempt to find their way forward in their new lives.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel

Votes: 3,458

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Elisabeth Moss

25. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )
Episode: Inescapable (2019)

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

Fitz and Simmons have fought through space, time and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop their mission.

Director: Jesse Bochco | Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 1,451

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Iain De Caestecker

26. 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: 36,881

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Stellan Skarsgård

27. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )
Episode: Zima Blue (2019)

TV-MA | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The renowned artist Zima recounts his mysterious past and rise to fame before unveiling his final work.

Director: Robert Valley | Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Emma Thornett

Votes: 9,413

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Kevin Michael Richardson

28. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 20 (2019)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David gains a following.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 1,383

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Lauren Tsai

29. The 100 (2014– )
Episode: Adjustment Protocol (2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A special Naming Day changes everything in Sanctum. Gabriel comes face to face with an old friend.

Director: Antonio Negret | Stars: Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos

Votes: 1,087

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Eliza Taylor

30. You're the Worst (2014–2019)
Episode: Zero Eggplants (2019)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Gretchen and Jimmy make "couple friends."

Director: Alex Hardcastle | Stars: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue

Votes: 136

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Aya Cash

31. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )
Episode: Beyond the Aquila Rift (2019)

TV-MA | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Awakening after traveling light years off course, a ship's crew struggles to discover just how far they've come.

Directors: Dominique Boidin, Léon Bérelle, Rémi Kozyra, Maxime Luère | Stars: Henry Douthwaite, Madeleine Knight, Rebecca Banatvala, Delroy Brown

Votes: 11,517

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Madeleine Knight

32. Fleabag (2016–2019)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2019)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Drama

As the wedding draws nearer, the relationship between Fleabag and the Priest becomes more intense - but how will it be resolved?

Director: Harry Bradbeer | Stars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Sian Clifford

Votes: 1,754

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

33. The OA (2016–2019)
Episode: SYZYGY (2019)

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

Karim visits Nina at the clinic for help finding the secret entrance to the house. Meanwhile, Hap meets a fellow traveler, and Homer goes on a date.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Will Brill

Votes: 1,651

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Brit Marling

34. Barry (2018– )
Episode: What?! (2019)

TV-MA | 34 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Barry's patience is put to the test when a figure from Sally's past arrives in LA. Gene gets a pleasant surprise and encourages Barry to believe that change is possible.

Director: Liza Johnson | Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 1,560

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Bill Hader

35. Euphoria (2019– )
Episode: Shook One: Pt II (2019)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

Rue, trying to get clean for Jules, chaperones Gia at the carnival; Kat misreads a situation; Jules encounters Cal; Nate reveals who he really is.

Director: Sam Levinson | Stars: Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane

Votes: 2,423

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Hunter Schafer

36. The Boys (2019– )
Episode: You Found Me (2019)

TV-MA | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Season Finale Time! Questions answered! Secrets revealed! Conflicts... conflicted! Characters exploded! And so much more!

Director: Eric Kripke | Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 4,377

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Antony Starr

37. Looking for Alaska (2019– )
Episode: Now Comes the Mystery (2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Romance

Culver Creek tries to grapple with a tremendous tragedy. New clues are found to figure out what happened, but only leads to more confusion and questions.

Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green | Stars: Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth, Timothy Simons, Ron Cephas Jones

Votes: 177

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Denny Love

38. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: Black Cats (2019)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

As the Peaky Blinders come under fire, Tommy is warned about a traitor in his midst.

Director: Anthony Byrne | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle

Votes: 3,556

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Cillian Murphy

39. Succession (2018– )
Episode: Safe Room (2019)

TV-MA | 63 min | Drama

Roman begins a six-week management training program in the Parks division; Logan and Kendall arrange a covert meeting with a PGM CEO as a controversy surrounding a star anchor leads to a day of chaos at ATN headquarters.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 665

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Jeremy Strong

40. Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)
Episode: The Big House (2019)

TV-MA | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Taystee meets with a lawyer. As the GED exam looms, Suzanne gives Pennsatucky a pep talk. Gloria faces a dilemma. Alex confronts Piper.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks

Votes: 974

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Danielle Brooks

41. Chernobyl (2019)
Episode: Please Remain Calm (2019)

TV-MA | 65 min | Drama, History, Thriller

With untold millions at risk, Ulana makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery and warn him about the threat of a second explosion.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Emily Watson, Matthew Needham, Nadia Clifford, Rosie Sheehy

Votes: 41,914

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Jared Harris

42. Final Space (2018– )
Episode: The Closer You Get (2019)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Gary discovers a way he may be able to communicate with Quinn; Tribore reconnects with a resistance fighter who has an ulterior motive.

Director: Ben Bjelajac | Stars: Fred Armisen, Ashly Burch, Ron Funches, Tom Kenny

Votes: 244

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Coty Galloway

43. Succession (2018– )
Episode: Tern Haven (2019)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama

Shiv, Roman and Connor veer from their roles at a weekend retreat to woo the Pierces.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 785

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Brian Cox

44. Modern Love (2019– )
Episode: When the Doorman Is Your Main Man (2019)

TV-MA | 31 min | Comedy, Romance

"Ours was a common and unsung friendship, that between women living in New York, single and alone, and the doormen who take care of them, acting as gatekeepers, bodyguards, confidants and ... See full summary »

Director: John Carney | Stars: Cristin Milioti, Laurentiu Possa, Brandon Victor Dixon, Daniel Reece

Votes: 1,671

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Cristin Milioti

45. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Paddy's Has a Jumper (2019)

TV-MA | Comedy

While a suicidal man threatens to jump off Paddy's pub, the gang wonders whether they should help the poor man or let him fall to his death.

Director: Kimberly McCullough | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 435

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Danny DeVito

46. Criminal: UK (2019– )
Episode: Edgar (2019)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As time runs out, interrogators turn up the heat on a stone-faced doctor suspected of sexually assaulting and slaying his teenage stepdaughter.

Director: Jim Field Smith | Stars: Katherine Kelly, Lee Ingleby, Mark Stanley, Rochenda Sandall

Votes: 1,027

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: David Tennant

47. Undone (2019– )
Episode: The Wedding (2019)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Alma attends Becca and Reed's wedding while continuing to investigate her father's murder. Meanwhile, Jacob encourages Alma to stop investigating in the present and find her way back to the past to save him.

Director: Hisko Hulsing | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Siddharth Dhananjay

Votes: 325

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Rosa Salazar

48. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018– )
Episode: Chapter Seventeen: The Missionaries (2019)

TV-14 | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

As Hilda and Sabrina attempt to save Ambrose, Ms. Wardwell considers a crucial move, and a violent group of witch hunters targets the Church of Night.

Director: Rob Seidenglanz | Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo

Votes: 1,284

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Kiernan Shipka

49. The 100 (2014– )
Episode: Nevermind (2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8