Best TV Episodes of 2011

by AlSwearengen | created - 31 Aug 2015 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Most Episodes: 6 episodes - Breaking Bad 5 episodes - Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother 3 episodes - Boardwalk Empire, Justified, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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1. 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: 41,582

5.0/5.0

2. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Crawl Space (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hank asks Walt to drive him to the laundry where the meth lab is hidden. Ted still won't pay the IRS so Skyler asks Saul for help, and Saul sends in his A-Team. Gus and Jesse return from Mexico, and Walt fears he is in trouble with Gus.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 22,264

5.0/5.0

3. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Baelor (2011)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robb goes to war against the Lannisters. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Drogo has fallen ill from a fresh battle wound. Daenerys is desperate to save him.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

Votes: 37,163

4.75/5.0

4. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Salud (2011)

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

Jesse, Gus, and Mike fly down to Mexico, and Jesse cooks the blue meth for the cartel. Walt misses his son's 16th birthday after his fight with Jesse.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 19,267

4.5/5.0

5. Justified (2010–2015)
Episode: Bloody Harlan (2011)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The bad blood between the Bennetts and the Crowders reaches its boiling point and results in bloodshed, and Loretta returns from Lexington to avenge her father's death.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 1,276

4.25/5.0

6. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: To the Lost (2011)

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

Jimmy tries to make things right with Nucky, the KKK murderers get justice, and Nucky marries Margaret to avoid her testimony at his trial.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 2,145

4.25/5.0

7. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: End Times (2011)

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

The DEA is putting Hank and his family in protective custody; however, Walt refuses and awaits his fate in his house. Meanwhile, Brock has fallen terribly ill and Jesse suspects Walt may be behind it.

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

Votes: 17,278

4.25/5.0

8. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: The Entire History of You (2011)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the near future, everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything they do, see and hear. You need never forget a face again - but is that always a good thing?

Director: Brian Welsh | Stars: Toby Kebbell, Jodie Whittaker, Tom Cullen, Amy Beth Hayes

Votes: 48,204

4.25/5.0

9. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: You Win or You Die (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robert has been injured while hunting and is dying. Jon and the others finally take their vows to the Night's Watch. A man, sent by Robert, is captured for trying to poison Daenerys. Furious, Drogo vows to attack the Seven Kingdoms.

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

Votes: 28,286

4.25/5.0

10. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Hermanos (2011)

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

When Hank produces evidence that Gus is Albuquerque's crystal meth kingpin, Walt worries that he and Jesse will be killed to protect their boss.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 15,262

4.25/5.0

11. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: CharDee MacDennis: The Game of Games (2011)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy

On a day of ultimate boredom and listlessness, the gang breaks out a homemade board game, created by Mac, Dee, Charlie, and Dennis.

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

Votes: 2,491

4.25/5.0

12. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Fire and Blood (2011)

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

Robb vows to get revenge on the Lannisters. Jon must officially decide if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Daenerys says her final goodbye to Drogo.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

Votes: 32,620

4.25/5.0

13. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Tick Tick Tick (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Barney and Robin are afraid to break the news to Nora and Kevin that they cheated with each other and want to get back together, while Ted and Marshall get stoned together at a concert.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,794

4.25/5.0

14. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Episode: The Bitter End (2011)

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

Batiatus mourns the death of his father and blames Tullius for all that has befallen them. Gannicus pushes Batiatus to complete his sale to Tullius so that he may seek revenge for the House... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

Votes: 2,204

4.25/5.0

15. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Under God's Power She Flourishes (2011)

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

Jimmy's experiences at Princeton are seen in flashback, Margaret tries to deal with her guilt, and Doyle tries unsuccessfully to wheel and deal.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,653

4.25/5.0

16. Justified (2010–2015)
Episode: Brother's Keeper (2011)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

As the coal mine makes one final attempt to negotiate with the Bennett clan, Loretta begins to piece together what the Bennetts did with her father.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 1,078

4.0/5.0

17. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: A Golden Crown (2011)

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

While recovering from his battle with Jaime, Eddard is forced to run the kingdom while Robert goes hunting. Tyrion demands a trial by combat for his freedom. Viserys is losing his patience with Drogo.

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey

Votes: 27,791

4.0/5.0

18. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Bad News (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Marshall suspects that he is the reason Lily can't get pregnant after meeting a fertility doctor who also happens to be Barney's doppelganger. Meanwhile, Robin's embarrassing past is revealed at work by her former co-anchor.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,562

4.0/5.0

19. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore (2011)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Dennis and Dee take the gang to their favorite childhood vacation spot, but things aren't quite how they remembered them.

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

Votes: 2,386

4.0/5.0

20. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Gimcrack and Bunkum (2011)

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

With the Commodore's stroke, the conspirators against Nucky realize their error and begin to make bad decisions.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,505

4.0/5.0

21. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Wolf and the Lion (2011)

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

Catelyn has captured Tyrion and plans to bring him to her sister, Lysa Arryn, at the Vale, to be tried for his, supposed, crimes against Bran. Robert plans to have Daenerys killed, but Eddard refuses to be a part of it and quits.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley

Votes: 28,087

4.0/5.0

22. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Fifteen Million Merits (2011)

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a world where people's lives consist of riding exercise bikes to gain credits, Bing tries to help a woman get on to a singing competition show.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Jessica Brown Findlay, Rupert Everett, Julia Davis

Votes: 47,409

4.0/5.0

23. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Ducky Tie (2011)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

At the Architect's Ball, Ted runs into Victoria, who tells him that she's getting married. Meanwhile, Barney places an unlikely wager with Marshall and Lily in order to see Lily's breasts.

Director: Rob Greenberg | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,392

4.0/5.0

24. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Box Cutter (2011)

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

Walt and Jesse are held captive for Gus, after Gale's death. Meanwhile, Skyler tries to find out what happened to Walt.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 16,359

4.0/5.0

25. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Symphony of Illumination (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

After Robin tells Barney that she's pregnant with his child, she receives some shocking news from her doctor. Meanwhile, a neighborhood teen plays a trick on Marshall while he decorates his house with Christmas lights.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,419

4.0/5.0

26. Justified (2010–2015)
Episode: Reckoning (2011)

TV-MA | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Raylan tries to track down Dicky after Helen is killed, but he is forced to turn to Arlo to make a deal and get Mags' blessing.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 1,006

4.0/5.0

27. Louie (2010–2015)
Episode: Bummer/Blueberries (2011)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

Louie witnesses a bum's death on his way to a date, and gets propositioned for casual sex by a single mom at his daughter's school.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Maria Dizzia, Kelly McCrann, Munro M. Bonnell

Votes: 690

4.0/5.0

28. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Oh Honey (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Ted discovers that he is in love with Zoey after she tries to set him up on a date with her naive cousin, and he cuts off their friendship as a result. But little does he know that her marriage status has changed and she loves him too.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,294

4.0/5.0

29. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Pretty Much Dead Already (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Glenn tells the rest of the group about the walkers in the barn, dividing them on what to do. Meanwhile, Hershel sets a deadline for the group to leave, unless Rick does a difficult task.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 13,591

4.0/5.0

30. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Thunder Gun Express (2011)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy

A presidential visit to Philadelphia threatens to keep the gang from seeing a new action movie, leaving Dennis stuck in traffic, Frank stealing a boat, and Dee and Charlie prowling the city's sewers.

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

Votes: 1,869

4.0/5.0

31. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Episode: Missio (2011)

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A week has passed since he received his severe beating at the hands of Tullius' men and Batiatus has now recovered sufficiently to leave his bed. Tullius sends him a message to the effect ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

Votes: 2,063

4.0/5.0



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