50 Favourite TV Episodes (Drama)

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1. 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: 133,163

2. 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: 10,206

3. 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: Matthew Fox, Henry Ian Cusick, Sonya Walger, Naveen Andrews

Votes: 10,946

4. 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: 91,226

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: 7,179

6. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Rains of Castamere (2013)

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

Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Iain Glen

Votes: 91,999

7. 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: 45,584

8. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: Go (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team start the escape from the hole in Scofield's cell.

Director: Dean White | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Robin Tunney, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 5,263

9. 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: 8,884

10. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Man from Tallahassee (2007)

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

Jack tells Kate that he has made a deal with The Others; Locke hinders Jack's plan to leave the island

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

Votes: 4,851

11. 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: 192,057

12. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Whoever Did This (2002)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

Ralph's callous behavior finally steps over the line, while Chris gets deeper into his heroin addiction and Uncle Junior's mental capacity begins to become in question.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese

Votes: 3,552

13. Dark (2017–2020)
Episode: Life and Death (2020)

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

In 2020, a visitor delivers a warning to Claudia. The day before the apocalypse, Jonas begins to question Eve's motives.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Julika Jenkins, Carlotta von Falkenhayn, Stephan Kampwirth, Jördis Triebel

Votes: 11,201

14. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Crossing (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Danger closes in when the epic battle to bring the criminal organization HR to justice reaches new heights. And when the Machine suddenly gives out Reese's number, the POI team faces their greatest threat yet.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker

Votes: 5,411

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

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

Vera holds Krista hostage as he tries to force Elliot 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: 21,122

16. Billions (2016– )
Episode: Golden Frog Time (2017)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

Chuck finds he has much at stake in the success of a new business venture; Axe takes out a massive short and takes steps to insure its failure. Wendy wrestles with a familiar and uncomfortable position: caught between Axe and Chuck.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman

Votes: 2,561

17. 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: 23,872

18. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: If-Then-Else (2015)

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

Samaritan launches a cyber-attack on the stock exchange, leaving the team with no choice but to embark on a possible suicide mission in a desperate attempt to stop a global economic catastrophe.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 11,402

19. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Live Together, Die Alone (2006)

TV-14 | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After discovering a sailboat just offshore containing former hatch oversee Desmond, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront "The Others" and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the "button" and the hatch.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox

Votes: 6,503

20. Ozark (2017– )
Episode: Fire Pink (2020)

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

Ben's confrontation with Helen and Erin sends the Byrdes into crisis mode. Meanwhile, Sam's concerns about the FBI inspire little sympathy.

Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz

Votes: 5,278

21. 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: 53,751

22. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: There's No Place Like Home: Part 3 (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

In the season finale, the Oceanic Six find themselves closer to rescue.

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

Votes: 3,445

Parts 2 & 3

23. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: To'hajiilee (2013)

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

Jesse and Hank come up with an idea to take Walt down. Walt hires Todd's uncle to kill Jesse.

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

Votes: 34,191

24. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Shape of Things to Come (2008)

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

The team from the ship attacks Locke's camp looking for Ben, with Alex as a hostage. Meanwhile, the doctor from the ship washes up on shore at Jack's camp, and Daniel Faraday provides some distressing news to Jack.

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

Votes: 4,826

25. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Long Term Parking (2004)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama

Tony makes a request to Johnny Sack on behalf of his cousin, and Adriana makes a request to the FBI, followed by one to Chris.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Steven Van Zandt

Votes: 4,301

26. 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: 3,452

Parts 1 & 2

27. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
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: 6,474

28. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Deus Ex Machina (2005)

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

Locke thinks he knows how to get the hatch open, and he and Boone venture inland. Jack is reluctant to help Sawyer get glasses.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

Votes: 5,152

29. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
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: 10,179

30. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: The Blue Comet (2007)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama

The allegiance of those closest to Tony is put to the test. A case of mistaken identity has serious ramifications.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 4,222

31. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Devil's Share (2013)

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

The team seeks justice for Carter's murder, but Finch realizes that one person may go too far in the battle against HR. Meanwhile, NYPD officer Patrick Simmons' number comes up.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 5,473

32. 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: 91,021

33. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Firewall (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Reese is trapped next to a person of interest in a part of the city extremely controlled and needs the help of Finch, Fusco and Carter.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 4,893

34. 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: 134,221

35. Sherlock (2010–2017)
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: 34,803

36. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Day the World Went Away (2016)

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

Finch's number comes up when a fatal error blows his cover identity and sets off a deadly series of escalating encounters with Samaritan's operatives.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 5,719

37. 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: 6,618

38. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Man of Science, Man of Faith (2005)

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

One of the castaways is chosen to descend into the mysterious hatch, and Shannon stumbles upon a shockingly familiar face in the jungle.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

Votes: 5,581

39. Narcos (2015–2017)
Episode: Al Fin Cayó! (2016)

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

Javier deals with the repercussions from Judy's interview. Tata tries to convince Pablo to surrender for the sake of his children.

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Damián Alcázar

Votes: 6,147

40. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: One Minute (2010)

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

Jesse ends up in the hospital after getting beaten up by Hank. Now he is threatening to press charges against the DEA. To stop him, Walt decides to bring Jesse on as his partner, once again.

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

Votes: 20,045

41. Homeland (2011–2020)
Episode: There's Something Else Going On (2014)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Carrie improvises to salvage her mission. The CIA closes in on a leak.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Nazanin Boniadi, Laila Robins

Votes: 5,973

42. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Flashes Before Your Eyes (2007)

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

After Desmond saves Claire from drowning, Charlie and Hurley suspect that he can see the future. So they try to get him drunk to get some answers out of him.

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

Votes: 5,466

43. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 14 (2014)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama

Frank prepares for his promotion to Vice President. Doug tries to erase all leads leading back to him and Frank. Claire fights back against Gillian. Zoe considers working with Frank again.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Michael Kelly

Votes: 8,440

44. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Lion and the Rose (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Joffrey and Margaery's wedding has come. Tyrion breaks up with Shae. Ramsay tries to prove his worth to his father. Bran and company find a Weirwood tree.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Charles Dance

Votes: 47,969

45. Line of Duty (2012– )
Episode: Breach (2016)

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

Steve is arrested on suspicion of murder but continues to protest his innocence. Kate's undercover operation unveils unexpected facts, but will it hold the key to uncovering the identity of the Caddy?

Director: John Strickland | Stars: Maya Sondhi, Adrian Dunbar, George Costigan, Joanne Crawford

Votes: 1,555

46. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Walkabout (2004)

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