Top TV Episodes From 2016

by iwantmycookies | created - 07 Jan 2016 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

The best episodes of 2016 from the TV shows I've watched this year. Anything I've rated 9.0 and higher is listed.

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6 episodes - Westworld 5 episodes - Black Mirror, Game of Thrones, You're the Worst 4 episodes - American Crime Story, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Person of Interest 3 episodes - Daredevil, House of Cards, Mr. Robot, Rectify, Vice Principals

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1. 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: 180,659

Rating: 10-masterpiece

2. 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: 125,208

Rating: 10-masterpiece

3. Westworld (2016– )
Episode: The Bicameral Mind (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ford unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores embraces her identity; Maeve sets her plan in motion.

Director: Jonathan Nolan | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden

Votes: 24,172

Rating: 10-masterpiece

4. 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: 5,201

Rating: 10-masterpiece

5. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Return 0 (2016)

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

Finch, Reese, Fusco and Shaw embark on one last mission to prevent Samaritan from destroying The Machine and cementing its hold over mankind.

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

Votes: 8,525

Rating: 9.5-amazing

6. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Door (2016)

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

Sansa and Jon make plans. Arya is given another chance to prove herself. Jorah confesses a secret to Daenerys. Tyrion meets with a red priestess. Yara finds her rule tested. Bran discovers the origin of the White Walkers.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 61,556

Rating: 9.5-amazing

7. Westworld (2016– )
Episode: The Well-Tempered Clavier (2016)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Dolores and Bernard reconnect with their pasts; Maeve makes a bold proposition to Hector; Teddy finds enlightenment, at a price.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden

Votes: 14,815

Rating: 9.5-amazing

8. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: 6,741 (2016)

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

Shaw escapes her captors, but the team is unsure of her mental state when she begins to act paranoid and reckless.

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

Votes: 4,187

Rating: 9.5-amazing

9. Westworld (2016– )
Episode: Trompe L'Oeil (2016)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Dolores, William and Lawrence journey into treacherous terrain; Maeve presents her demand; Bernard considers his next move.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden

Votes: 16,316

Rating: 9.5-amazing

10. Outlander (2014– )
Episode: Dragonfly in Amber (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Flashing forward to 1968, Claire travels to Scotland with her twenty-year-old daughter, Brianna, and meets Roger Wakefield. Claire visits Lallybroch and Culloden Moor to make peace with the... See full summary »

Director: Philip John | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish

Votes: 3,272

Rating: 9.5-amazing

11. BoJack Horseman (2014– )
Episode: Fish Out of Water (2016)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

As Bojack is forced to attend an underwater movie festival to promote his new movie, a series of events and the inability to communicate with underwater life ensures that not everything goes as planned.

Director: Mike Hollingsworth | Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 4,715

Rating: 9.5-amazing

12. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: No Way Out (2016)

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

Daryl, Abraham and Sasha face-off against the Saviors. Back at Alexandria, Rick and his group make their way through the herd.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 22,973

Rating: 9.5-amazing

13. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)
Episode: Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls (2016)

TV-Y7 | 44 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A final confrontation with Bill leads to the Pines family's ultimate fate and greatest sacrifice.

Director: Stephen Sandoval | Stars: Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Cecil Baldwin

Votes: 2,146

Rating: 9-amazing

14. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Chardee MacDennis 2: Electric Boogaloo (2016)

TV-MA | 20 min | Comedy

The foursome demonstrate Chardee MacDennis for an interested board game executive.

Director: Heath Cullens | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,548

Rating: 9-amazing

15. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (2016)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Having been brutally overpowered by Negan and his Saviors, Rick and the group kneel helplessly as they suffer heavy losses that will haunt them forever.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 34,133

Rating: 9-amazing

16. Daredevil (2015–2018)
Episode: Penny and Dime (2016)

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

Karen uncovers shocking facts about the Punisher, who finds himself hunted by a powerful force in Hell's Kitchen. Daredevil ponders his next moves.

Director: Peter Hoar | Stars: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 7,693

Rating: 9-amazing

17. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )
Episode: Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again (2016)

TV-MA | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Corporate bureaucracy and simmering anger work against Caputo's efforts to keep a sensitive situation under control.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks

Votes: 3,469

Rating: 9-amazing

18. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Shut Up and Dance (2016)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When withdrawn Kenny stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector, both at the mercy of persons unknown.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Alex Lawther, Jerome Flynn, Susannah Doyle, Frankie Wilson

Votes: 34,904

Rating: 9-amazing

19. Vikings (2013– )
Episode: All His Angels (2016)

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

King Aelle can't hide his pleasure when Ragnar arrives in a cage and shows him no mercy.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård

Votes: 8,189

Rating: 9-amazing

20. The Girlfriend Experience (2016– )
Episode: Blindsided (2016)

TV-MA | 28 min | Drama

Christine's worlds collide, forcing her to devise a way to come out on top.

Director: Amy Seimetz | Stars: Riley Keough, Paul Sparks, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Drew Nelson

Votes: 287

Rating: 9-amazing

21. Daredevil (2015–2018)
Episode: New York's Finest (2016)

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

Trapped face-to-face with the Punisher, Daredevil wrestles with the morality of vigilante justice. Meanwhile, Foggy and Karen work to save the firm.

Director: Marc Jobst | Stars: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 8,110

Rating: 9-amazing

22. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: San Junipero (2016)

TV-MA | 61 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When Yorkie and Kelly visit San Junipero, a fun-loving beach town full of surf, sun and sex, their lives are changed.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Denise Burse, Raymond McAnally

Votes: 43,287

Rating: 9-amazing

23. Rectify (2013–2016)
Episode: All I'm Sayin' (2016)

TV-14 | 68 min | Drama

Daniel begins to appreciate his progress as he realizes what his new life may look like. The old life is quickly disappearing for Teddy, who knows change is unavoidable. Jon debriefs Janet ... See full summary »

Director: Ray McKinnon | Stars: Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens

Votes: 484

Rating: 9-amazing

24. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016)

TV-14 | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Joyce and Hopper are taken in for questioning. Nancy and Jonathan prepare to fight the monster and save Will.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 14,888

Rating: 9-amazing

25. Arrow (2012– )
Episode: Invasion! (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Oliver wakes up to a life in which his parents are alive and he is about to marry Laurel; Felicity faces a new threat with the help of The Flash and Supergirl.

Director: James Bamford | Stars: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards

Votes: 3,936

Rating: 9-amazing

26. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )
Episode: Ascension (2016)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the conclusion to "Absolution," S.H.I.E.L.D. must spring into action to combat Hive.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet

Votes: 2,217

Rating: 9-amazing

27. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Playtest (2016)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, but soon can't tell where the hot game ends and reality begins.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: Wyatt Russell, Hannah John-Kamen, Wunmi Mosaku, Ken Yamamura

Votes: 34,219

Rating: 9-amazing

28. You're the Worst (2014–2019)
Episode: The Inherent, Unsullied Qualitative Value of Anything (2016)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

At a wedding together for the first time since the day they met, Jimmy and Gretchen's tensions come to a head. Edgar's relationship is jeopardized by his newfound success. Lindsay is forced to come clean to Paul.

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue

Votes: 244

Rating: 9-amazing

29. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Home (2016)

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

Bran trains with the Three-Eyed Raven. Tommen meets with Cersei. Tyrion makes a bold move. Theon leaves while at Pyke new issues arise. Ramsay's brother is born. Davos asks Melisandre for a miracle.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Kit Harington

Votes: 40,845

Rating: 9-amazing

30. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Landing Gear (2016)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

Schmidt makes a last ditch effort to convince Cece's mom to come to their wedding, but in doing so, he might miss the special day himself.

Director: Erin O'Malley | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 740

Rating: 9-amazing

31. Quarry (2016– )
Episode: Nuoc Chay Da Mon (2016)

TV-MA | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mac (Logan Marshall-Green) confronts his war demons and settles a score with an old adversary.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Edoardo Ballerini

Votes: 556

Rating: 9-amazing

32. American Crime Story (2016– )
Episode: Manna from Heaven (2016)

TV-MA | 50 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey go across the country to acquire the Mark Fuhrman tapes.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 2,504

Rating: 9-amazing

33. You're the Worst (2014–2019)
Episode: You Knew It Was a Snake (2016)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The three couples engage in day-long fights.

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue

Votes: 233

Rating: 9-amazing

34. Outlander (2014– )
Episode: Faith (2016)

TV-MA | 63 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Doctors at L'Hopital des Anges attempt to save the lives of Claire and her unborn baby; King Louis asks Claire to judge two men accused of engaging in the dark arts.

Director: Metin Hüseyin | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 2,801

Rating: 9-amazing

35. Veep (2012–2019)
Episode: Kissing Your Sister (2016)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

As Catherine's documentary is completed, Congress decides who will be President.

Director: David Mandel | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott

Votes: 831

Rating: 9-amazing

36. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Charlie Catches a Leprechaun (2016)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

Dennis tries to create an innovative mobile Paddy's pub experience but runs into trouble when customers refuse to cooperate, while Charlie and Mac attempt to catch a thieving leprechaun.

Director: Heath Cullens | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,354

Rating: 9-amazing

37. American Crime Story (2016– )
Episode: The Verdict (2016)

TV-MA | 66 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Closing statements are given and the jury must decide the verdict. Effects of the verdict are highlighted for both sides, as well as the community.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 2,433

Rating: 9-amazing

38. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )
Episode: People Persons (2016)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Caputo's leadership is challenged and the inmates are in for a long night of lockdown after workers make an unsettling discovery.

Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks

Votes: 1,906

Rating: 9-amazing

39. Mr. Robot (2015– )
Episode: eps2.8_h1dden-pr0cess.axx (2016)

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

Elliot wonders if Mr. Robot has been lying to him; Darlene attempts to do the right thing; Dom and the FBI get closer.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Michael Cristofer

Votes: 4,211

Rating: 9-amazing

40. Vice Principals (2016–2018)
Episode: End of the Line (2016)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Gamby and Russell play their end game with Dr. Brown.

Director: Jody Hill | Stars: Danny McBride, Walton Goggins, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Georgia King

Votes: 632

Rating: 9-amazing

41. Atlanta (2016– )
Episode: The Club (2016)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Earn, Paper Boi, and Darius attend the Primal Night Club. Paper Boi cannot contend with a popular NBA player who is drawing more people toward him. Earn tails an evasive club owner who owes him money.

Director: Hiro Murai | Stars: Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield, Antoinette Robertson

Votes: 1,504

Rating: 9-amazing

42. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Hated in the Nation (2016)

TV-MA | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In near-future London, police detective Karin Parke, and her tech-savvy sidekick Blue, investigate a string of mysterious deaths with a sinister link to social media.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Faye Marsay, Benedict Wong, Jonas Karlsson

Votes: 29,802

Rating: 9-amazing

43. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
Episode: A Blade of Grass (2016)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

With the help of Dr. Seward, Vanessa undergoes hypnosis to relive her time in the Banning Clinic.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear

Votes: 2,602

Rating: 9-amazing

44. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 43 (2016)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama

Claire threatens Frank while Frank makes a politically bold move that may provoke Russia.

Director: Robin Wright | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Derek Cecil

Votes: 3,819

Rating: 9-amazing

45. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Mac & Dennis Move to the Suburbs (2016)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

Dennis and Mac head to the suburbs for cheap rent and open spaces but quickly find out that they are meant for city life.

Director: Todd Biermann | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 2,652

Rating: 9-amazing

46. Bloodline (2015–2017)
Episode: Part 23 (2016)

TV-MA | 67 min | Drama, Thriller

Marco scrambles to get Eric immunity. Nolan recalls meeting Robert. Meg and Kevin turn against John, who pursues the one man who can alter his fate.

Director: Daniel Zelman | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz

Votes: 790

Rating: 9-amazing

47. Daredevil (2015–2018)
Episode: Seven Minutes in Heaven (2016)

TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Castle gets an offer he can't refuse. Foggy and Murdock question the future of their firm, but Karen won't give up so easily.

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 6,719

Rating: 9-amazing

48. House of Cards (2013–2018)
Episode: Chapter 49 (2016)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama

As Frank deals with a new threat to his candidacy, Claire has doubts about their plan. Claire faces a difficult decision concerning her mother's health.

Director: Robin Wright | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Derek Cecil

Votes: 3,667

Rating: 9-amazing

49. The Night Of (2016)
Episode: The Beach (2016)

TV-MA | 79 min | Crime, Drama

9.2