Best Dramedy TV-Show Episodes

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1. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: Nana Gallagher Had an Affair (2011)

TV-MA | 48 min | Comedy, Drama

Monica's return wreaks havoc on the Gallagher clan, while Frank hits a new low to stop a disability worker from tampering with his benefits.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,560

2. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: Father Frank, Full of Grace (2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

Steve tries to convince Fiona to skip town with him while she's trying to get Lip and Ian out of jail; Frank and Karen's secret is revealed, forcing Frank to go into hiding.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,709

3. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Pilot (2007)

TV-MA | 33 min | Comedy, Drama

Meet Hank Moody, a depressed writer with a writer's block who has a daughter, an ex he wants back and lots of casual sex.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima

Votes: 1,981

4. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: Summertime (2012)

TV-MA | 52 min | Comedy, Drama

Frank surrenders baby Liam collateral in a lost bet; Fiona thoroughly enjoys her youth as a bartender at a local hot spot; Sheila takes steps to finally leave the house; Debbie runs a daycare with Carl; Ian's business expands.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,638

5. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: The Whore of Babylon (2007)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank fights with Todd Carr, director of the film based on his book, and ends up in jail. Bill bails him out.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima

Votes: 1,250

6. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: A Beautiful Mess (2012)

TV-MA | 53 min | Comedy, Drama

Fiona deals with the consequences of sleeping with Craig when his angry wife shows up at the door; agoraphobic Sheila makes it all the way to the hair salon and Frank realizes his days in the Jackson household are numbered.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,450

7. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Play the Man (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Drama

Mike takes on Louis' protégé during a mock trial, but his conflict with Rachel could hurt his chances of winning. Elsewhere, Harvey works on a merger between two hotel chains, but his past with the opposing counsel complicates matters.

Director: Tim Matheson | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 2,148

8. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Dog Fight (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

In the first-season finale, Harvey tries to free an innocent man,Clifford Danner (Neil Brown Jr.), but hits a wall when he goes to the district attorney (Chi McBride), who seems more ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 2,192

9. Suits (2011– )
Episode: She Knows (2012)

TV-PG | 48 min | Comedy, Drama

When Jessica learns about Mike, she tells Harvey, thinking that he doesn't know, and tells him to fire him. But Harvey tries to stall hoping to find a way not to. And when Daniel Hardman, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Smith | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 2,445

10. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Discovery (2012)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Travis Tanner returns and he is suing a client of Harvey's and Harvey claiming they deliberately withheld information and slandered someone. Harvey claims he did nothing but Tanner shows ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 1,837

11. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Sucker Punch (2012)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

As the fallout continues to reverberate from the pending lawsuit against Pearson Hardman, Harvey turns to a former colleague, with whom he has a thorny past, for help in proving the firm's ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 2,170

12. Suits (2011– )
Episode: All In (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Harvey's personal history with a client forces him and Mike to take on an unorthodox case from which they'd normally walk away. Louis and Rachel team up to save a mutually beloved ... See full summary »

Director: John Scott | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 1,791

13. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Asterisk (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Harvey and Jessica get ready for the vote. They learn that the vote is split after Hardman got rid of one of Jessica's supporters and that Hardman made Louis a Senior Partner and as a ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 1,854

14. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Rewind (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

With the vote for managing partner approaching, Harvey decides to take off but before leaving he gives Mike an assignment. We then take a look at of how things were 5 years ago; Harvey is ... See full summary »

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 1,965

15. Mord mit Aussicht (2008–2014)
Episode: Fingerübungen (2008)

44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The wife of a famous pianist asks the police to check up on her husband, as he's not answering the phone. They find him in the company of a strange man wearing cowboy boots - reason enough for Sophie and team to investigate.

Director: Arne Feldhusen | Stars: Caroline Peters, Bjarne Mädel, Meike Droste, Petra Kleinert

Votes: 79

16. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Girls, Interrupted (2007)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

While Charlie and his wife Marcy are considering a ménage à trois, Hank tries to win Karen over by arranging a dream job for her.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima

Votes: 1,063

17. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: California Son (2007)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank's father dies. Despite the memories of his father floating to the surface, he doesn't want to go to the funeral. Meanwhile, he goes to bed with a hooker named Trixie, despite the fact he doesn't have enough money to pay her.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima

Votes: 1,239

18. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Filthy Lucre (2007)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Things seem to be looking up for Hank. He has finally written something and he receives a fat bonus check.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima

Votes: 1,039

19. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: The Devil's Threesome (2007)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Charlie desperately wants to get laid and enlists the help of a very reluctant Hank. Meanwhile Karen and Marcy get drunk together.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima

Votes: 1,155

20. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Turn the Page (2007)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Mia continues to pass off Hank's book as her own. Becca announces a move, while Karen and Bill are preparing their wedding.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima

Votes: 1,011

21. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: The Last Waltz (2007)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Karen and Bill's wedding.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima

Votes: 1,221

22. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Slip of the Tongue (2008)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank and Karen are planning to move back to New York and Hank undergoes a vasectomy.

Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 1,132

23. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: The Great Ashby (2008)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

After Hank is arrested by the police and sent to prison, he meets record producer Lew Ashby, who asks Hank to write his biography, in the meantime, Charlie is fired after videos of him masturbating in the office are shown to his boss.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 951

24. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: No Way to Treat a Lady (2008)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank starts as Lew Ashby's biographer, Becca starts at Mia's all-girl school and Charlie starts (well, tries to start actually) as porn actress Daisy's agent.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 894

25. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: The Raw & the Cooked (2008)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Right before they throw a big dinner party for all their friends, Hank proposes to Karen.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 974

26. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Vaginatown (2008)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank now lives with Lew Ashby, who arranges a surprise for him when Hank tells him he likes TV cook Chloe Metz. Charlie helps Daisy get a part in a porn film.

Director: Ken Whittingham | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 900

27. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Coke Dick & First Kick (2008)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank tries to talk to Lew's long lost love. Later on, he runs into Julian, who's having sex with someone who's definitely not Sonja.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 904

28. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: In a Lonely Place (2008)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank and Karen go to a parent evening and Hank ends up sleeping with the teacher. Charlie and Marcy take a desperate Daisy into their home.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 861

29. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills (2008)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Marcy goes to her mother for a detox, Hank goes to Lew's former love to find out more about their relationship and Karen goes to Lew because he's dating Mia.

Director: Daniel Ducovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 851

30. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: La Ronde (2008)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank goes on a date with Janie Jones, Lew's long lost love. Lew invites Karen on a date.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 837

31. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: La Petite Mort (2008)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The "joyous arrival" happens at a new age birthing center.

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 974

32. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Wish You Were Here (2009)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Following Karen's move to New York, Hank Moody does his best to raise his daughter Becca by himself. But being a single dad isn't easy, especially with Becca starting to question his ... See full summary »

Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 948

33. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: The Land of Rape and Honey (2009)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank makes a poor start to teaching when one of his crushing students attempts suicide after Hank criticizes his writing, and also learns an unwelcome fact about another one.

Directors: Bart Freundlich, David Von Ancken | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 860

34. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Verities & Balderdash (2009)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank and Becca attend the annual English Department Fall Mixer hosted by Dean Koons and wife Felicia. After flirtatious exchanges with student Jackie and Felicia, Hank finds himself ... See full summary »

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 817

35. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Zoso (2009)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

Becca drags Hank to a trendy shopping boutique to pick out some more grown-up attire. But Hank isn't so sure he likes the "new" Becca's makeover. At work, Hank juggles sexual encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 850

36. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Blind-Sided (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Mike gets too emotional when Harvey asks him to negotiate a hit-and-run settlement, and Louis runs into trouble as he tries to hire his first associate.

Director: David Platt | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 1,857

37. Suits (2011– )
Episode: High Noon (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Finally, the voting occurs and, seems Hardman wins by the vote of Louis. Hardman and Louis make Harvey's life hell and Mike goes wayward with death of his granny. Having a night-out with ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 2,554

38. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Glass Houses (2009)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Karen is quickly onto what (or whom) Hank's been doing, but the actual problem is Becca, who isn't happy to hear that she is to move to N.Y. to live with her mother. A client of Charlie's turns out to be Marcy's fantasy. Runkle's Luck.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 757

39. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Blood in the Water (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Another firm, led by a familiar face, makes an aggressive play to steal Pearson Hardman's associates and clients, and the fallout could affect Louis Litt's future at the firm.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 1,760

40. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Zane vs. Zane (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Rachel's father becomes the defense attorney in a gender discrimination lawsuit being prosecuted by Pearson Hardman, and Louis wages war against the new associate hired by Harvey.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 1,684

41. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: The Apartment (2009)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Jackie and two of her friends arrive to party. The next day, one of the girls is unconscious, and then Runkle & Rick Springfield arrive. They all have to hide when Jill suddenly arrives. And the knocks on the door just don't stop.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 1,706

42. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Mr. Bad Example (2009)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

There's a call from the principal of the girls' school to Hank... and Stacy. Felicia has a revelation for Karen. Marcy is completely smitten by Rick and on top of that, Charlie has to provide him cocaine.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 731

43. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Dogtown (2009)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

Karen, Becca and Marcy have a girls' night out. Since Charlie just got fired by Sue, Hank decides to have a boys' night out. The girls' night - uneventful. The boys' night - not so much. Then there's the morning after.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 782

44. Suits (2011– )
Episode: He's Back (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Daniel Hardman plays a dirty trick his old firm when he takes over the defense in the gender discrimination case, and Rachel has second thoughts about applying to Harvard Law School.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 1,684

45. Suits (2011– )
Episode: Normandy (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

Harvey joins forces with and old familiar face to take down Daniel Hardman, Mike and Katrina play a sneaky game of one-upsmanship, and Rachel gets some bad news about her Harvard application.

Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle

Votes: 1,678

46. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Comings and Goings (2009)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

Felicia invites Hank and Karen for a lunch. When they arrive, they find Jill and Jackie there too - awkward. But it's the surprise guest who causes Hank to wail, "The worst day of my life!" And the worst is still to come.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 745

47. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: Mia Culpa (2009)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama