Best TV Episodes of 2017

by AlSwearengen | created - 10 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

The best episodes of TV Shows I've seen in 2017.

6 episodes - The Leftovers, Twin Peaks 5 episodes - Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot, Rick and Morty 4 episodes - Fargo, Better Call Saul, The Punisher, Samurai Jack 3 episodes - Legion, Black Mirror, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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1. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother) (2017)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

On a mission of mercy, Kevin assumes an alternate identity.

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

Votes: 4,204

10/10

Best Perfomance: Justin Theroux

2. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XCIII (2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Out of weapons and pursued relentlessly by the masterful seven Daughters of Aku, Jack faces what may be his final confrontation.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Greg Baldwin, Chris Parnell, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 1,393

10/10

Best Voice Perfomance: Phil LaMarr

3. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: eps3.5_kill-pr0cess.inc (2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elliot faces off with Mr. Robot; Dom gets tired of the red tape; Tyrell has a new plan.

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

Votes: 6,650

9.7/10

Best Perfomance: Rami Malek

4. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00 (2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Elliot tries to piece everything together and stop Stage 2 as chaos quickly unfolds at E Corp; Angela tries to do a job intended for Elliot while avoiding imminent threats; Darlene brings Elliot up to speed and tells him the truth.

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

Votes: 7,311

9.7/10

Best Perfomance: Portia Doubleday

5. 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: 5,278

9.7/10

Best Perfomance: Carrie Coon

6. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 17 (2017)

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

Cooper arrives in Twin Peaks.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Jay Aaseng, Dana Ashbrook, Phoebe Augustine

Votes: 3,226

9.7/10

Best Perfomance: Kyle MacLachlan

7. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Spoils of War (2017)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Daenerys takes matters into her own hands. Arya reaches her destination. Jaime and Bronn collect the spoils from the war with the Tyrells.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 78,447

9.7/10

Best Perfomance: Jerome Flynn

8. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: The Ricklantis Mixup (2017)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Whilst Rick and Morty go off to adventure in Atlantis, we take a look at how the Citadel has rebuilt itself since both Rick and Morty visited.

Directors: Dominic Polcino, Wesley Archer | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 22,608

9.5/10

Best Voice Perfomance: Justin Roiland

9. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Beyond the Wall (2017)

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and his team go beyond the wall to capture a wight. Daenerys has to make a tough decision.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 57,504

9.5/10

Best Perfomance: Rory McCann

10. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: Certified (2017)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Laurie Garvey, a former therapist, must become one again as she heads to Australia to help Nora and Kevin along their paths.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Margaret Qualley

Votes: 3,028

9.5/10

Best Perfomance: Amy Brenneman

11. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Dragon and the Wolf (2017)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Everyone meets in King's Landing to discuss the fate of the realm. In Winterfell, Sansa confronts Arya. Sam reaches Winterfell, where he and Bran discover a shocking secret about Jon Snow.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 57,026

9.5/10

Best Perfomance: Lena Headey

12. 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: 9,649

9.5/10

Best Perfomance: Michael McKean

13. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 7 (2017)

TV-MA | 46 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David tries to find a way out of his predicament.

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

Votes: 4,079

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Aubrey Plaza

14. 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: 3,558

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Justin Theroux

15. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XCIV (2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A gravely injured Samurai Jack chooses to create his own fate by going up against the deadliest foes he's ever faced, Assassins from the Cult of Aku.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Sab Shimono, Tara Strong, Keone Young

Votes: 1,019

9.3/10

Best Voice Perfomance: Phil LaMarr

16. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: shutdown -r (2017)

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

Elliot tries to save Darlene, but things don't go as planned; Mr Robot must decide whether to step up or step back.

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

Votes: 4,689

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Bobby Cannavale

17. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Hang the DJ (2017)

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

Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole, Gina Bramhill, George Blagden

Votes: 42,554

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Georgina Campbell

18. 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: 4,065

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Mary Elisabeth Winstead

19. The Punisher (2017–2019)
Episode: Home (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Frank makes a damning confession. A shootout leaves Sarah wondering what to believe. Rawlins goes in for the kill, once and for all.

Director: Jet Wilkinson | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah

Votes: 7,559

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Jon Bernthal

20. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Queen's Justice (2017)

TV-MA | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and Daenerys finally meet. Cersei gains a new ally. Sansa receives an unexpected visitor. Sam is confronted for his actions.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 41,260

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Lena Headey

21. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Hero or Hate Crime? (2017)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy

The gang go to a professional arbitrator to decide who's the rightful owner of a scratch off lottery ticket.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 2,735

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Rob McElhenney

22. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 5 (2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David faces a new threat.

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

Votes: 4,046

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Aubrey Plaza

23. 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: 4,040

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Laura Dern

24. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: USS Callister (2017)

TV-MA | 76 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, Michaela Coel

Votes: 43,264

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Jesse Plemons

25. The Punisher (2017–2019)
Episode: Virtue of the Vicious (2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An attack on a high-profile politician is examined (and reexamined) through different perspectives. Madani faces a painful truth.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Daniel Webber

Votes: 5,728

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Daniel Webber

26. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World (2017)

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

Convinced it is Kevin's destiny to be in Miracle for the coming seventh anniversary of the Departure, Matt Jamison impulsively heads to Australia in an effort to bring Kevin home.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Zylka

Votes: 2,950

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Christopher Eccleston

27. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 2 (2017)

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

Hawk searches for something in the woods while Cooper learns that his fate in the Black Lodge may not be sealed after all.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Joe Adler, Mädchen Amick, Steve Baker

Votes: 4,489

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Kyle MacLachlan

28. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Lantern (2017)

TV-14 | 56 min | Crime, Drama

Kim resolves to take some time off from work, while Jimmy does his best to make amends; Nacho takes a major gamble with his future; Hamlin applies pressure on Chuck to finally make a decision.

Director: Peter Gould | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 5,102

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Michael McKean

29. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Nine: The Gate (2017)

TV-14 | 62 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.

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

Votes: 16,865

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Gaten Matarazzo

30. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: Somebody to Love (2017)

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

Gloria follows the money; Nikki plays a game; Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis

Votes: 3,722

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: David Thewlis

31. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: The Noose (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

It is Christmas and Tommy Shelby receives a letter that makes him realize that he and every member of the family are in danger. He knows that it is time for the family to bury their differences and face the enemy together.

Director: David Caffrey | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Joe Cole

Votes: 6,381

9.3/10

Best Perfomance: Cillian Murphy

32. The Punisher (2017–2019)
Episode: Memento Mori (2017)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

As the authorities close in, an exhausted but unbroken Frank vows to put an end to the war that has consumed his life.

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah

Votes: 6,091

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Ben Barnes

33. Better Call Saul (2015– )
Episode: Witness (2017)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama

Jimmy and Kim hire an assistant; Mike seeks out a mysterious acquaintance; and Chuck uses the law to gain an advantage over Jimmy.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 4,986

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Bob Odenkirk

34. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer (2017)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside.

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

Votes: 15,003

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Sean Astin

35. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: The Lord of No Mercy (2017)

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

Gloria and Winnie get closer to the truth; Emmit tries to make things right; Nikki and Ray prepare for payback; Varga cleans up a mess.

Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Goran Bogdan

Votes: 3,390

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: David Thewlis

36. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: Don't Be Ridiculous (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Nora travels to St. Louis in her role as an investigator for the Department of Sudden Departure.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Zylka

Votes: 2,940

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Carrie Coon

37. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Lying Detective (2017)

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

Sherlock goes up against the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith - a man with a very dark secret indeed.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 23,799

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Benedict Cumberbatch

38. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 14 (2017)

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

Gordon remembers an important moment from his past. Andy, Bobby, Hawk and Truman go to the forest. James hears a story about a glove on his birthday. An unknown facet of Sarah is revealed.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Jay Aaseng, Eric Ray Anderson, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 2,984

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Grace Zabriskie

39. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk (2017)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mr. Robot wants answers; the FBI closes in; Angela hits the rewind button.

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

Votes: 3,720

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Azhar Khan

40. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
Episode: Late (2017)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Offred visits Janine's baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution, before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.

Director: Reed Morano | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer

Votes: 4,072

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Alexis Bledel

41. Rick and Morty (2013– )
Episode: Pickle Rick (2017)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rick turns himself into a pickle while Beth, Summer, and Morty go to family therapy.

Directors: Anthony Chun, Wesley Archer | Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 12,609

9.0/10

Best Voice Perfomance: Justin Roiland

42. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode CI (2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance as Samurai Jack faces Aku.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Greg Baldwin, Tara Strong, John DiMaggio

Votes: 947

9.0/10

Best Voice Perfomance: Greg Baldwin

43. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Black Museum (2017)

TV-MA | 69 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A woman enters the Black Museum, where the proprietor tells his stories relating to the artifacts.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, Daniel Lapaine, Aldis Hodge

Votes: 33,856

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Douglas Hodge

44. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Gang Goes to a Water Park (2017)

TV-MA | 20 min | Comedy

The gang takes a trip to a local waterpark, ripe with personal agendas and ulterior motives. Dennis feeds off his mantra of "the park provides" and takes on a protégé. Frank and Charlie are... See full summary »

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 3,116

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Danny DeVito

45. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Final Problem (2017)

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

A dark secret in the Holmes family rears its head with a vengeance, putting Sherlock and friends through a series of sick, manipulative psychological and potentially fatal games.

Director: Benjamin Caron | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Una Stubbs

Votes: 23,421

9.0/10

Best Perfomance: Benedict Cumberbatch

46. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: The Company (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

9.5