What single episodes have stood out to you and blown you away? What TV episodes have really impressed you and left an impression on you?
Instead of saying this has to be a specific number, just go with what you think is the best whether it is 5 or 10 or some other number. As the year continues, you list may change.
For me, I have five so far:
5 - Fargo, Episode 3.8 “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”: Again avoiding spoilers, this episode was beautifully shot and the characters work was striking. The first half of the episode was especially breathtaking.
4 - Twin Peaks: The Return, Episode 1.15 “Part 15”: Without spoiling anything, a character dies in this episode and the scene with the character is the most gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, tear-inducing performance ever committed to film for any medium. The actor and David Lynch created a scene that should become legendary.
3 - Rick and Morty, Episode 3.3 “Pickle Rick”: This episode exemplified everything that makes this show great: Batshit crazy comedy and serious family drama. The drama is weighted with humor but never loses its punch. It had two fight set-pieces that topped anything Game of Thrones did this season. And it had Rick as a pickle.
2 - Legion, Episode 1.1 “Chapter 1”: This is the bar every “superhero” comic book adaptation should strive to reach. It held nothing back. It went for it. And it did it with intelligence and creativity rarely seen on television. It showed you what comic book television could do. And it did it. this is what happens when you let people with vision and the skills to realize it make television series. It puts all other superhero series to shame.
1 - Twin Peaks: The Return, Episode 1.8 “Part 8”: This was art. There is no other way to put it. This was an art film with a budget shown on television as part of a series. It felt like it should have been shown in a movie theater. It made you question it and what you were thinking. David Lynch is probably one of the most underrated filmmakers of all time. This episode shows you some of his best work. Not just great television but great art as well.
So what has best the best episodes on television for you?