Favorite Episodes – 2015

Who doesn’t love a top ten list? Even those of us who aren’t paid critics get a kick out of weighing in. There’s no way to view everything and still earn one’s keep, but below a list of favorite episodes from my top picks and other shows I enjoyed in their entirety. Some old, some new. All terrific television.

  • Mr. Robot, “m1rr0r1ng.qt,” Season 1, Episode 8, Writer: Sam Esmail
  • The Americans, “Stingers,” Season 3, Episode 10, Writers: Joel Fields and Joseph Weinberg.
  • The Leftovers, “No Room at the Inn,” Season 2, Episode 5, Writers: Damon Lindelof and Jacqueline Hoyt and “International Assassin,” Season 2 Episode 8, Writers: Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse.
  • Jessica Jones, “AKA WWJD,” Season 1, Episode 8, Writer: Scott Reynolds and Jenna Reback and “AKA Sin Bin,” Season 1, Episode 9, Writers: Dana Baratta, Micah Schraft
  • Inside Amy Schumer, “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer,” Season 3, Episode 3, Writers: Hallie Cantor, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jon Glaser, Jessi Klein, Kurt Metzger, Christine Nangle , Daniel Powell, Tami Sagher, Amy Schumer
  • The Good Wife, “Payback,” Season 7, Episode 5, Writers: Robert & Michelle King, Stephanie Sengupta
  • Silicon Valley, “Sand Hill Shuffle,” Season 2, Episode 1, Writer: Clay Tarver.
  • Veep, “Election Night,” Season 4, Episode 10, Writers: Simon Blackwell & Tony Roche.
  • Game of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy,” Season 5, Episode 10, Writers: David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.  Also “Hardhome,” Season 5, Episode 8, Writers: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
  • Better Call Saul, “Five-O,” Season 1, Episode 6, Writer: Gordon Smith
  • Justified, “The Promise,” Season 6, Episode 13, Writers: Graham Yost, Fred Golan, Dave Andron, Benjamin Cavell.
  • Master of None, “Parents,” Season 1, Episode 2, Writers: Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, Zoe Jarman, Sarah Peters.
  • Person of Interest, If-Then-Else, Season 4, Episode 11, Writer: Denise The.
  • Dr. Who, “The Girl in the Fireplace,” Season 2, Episode 4, Writer: Steven Moffat. Reinette: You and I both know, don’t we Rose? The Doctor is worth the monsters… One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel. 
  • Homeland, “The Litvinov Ruse,” Season 5, Episode 9, Writer: Alex Gansa.
  • You’re the Worst
  • Happy Valley
  • Man in the High Castle
  • Fargo
  • Show Me a Hero
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Broad City
  • The 100