Top TV Episodes From 2019

by iwantmycookies | created - 9 months ago | updated - 4 days ago | Public

The best episodes of 2019 from the TV shows I've watched this year. Anything I've rated 9.0 and higher is listed and ranked in order from best to worst (although these are all amazing episodes in their own right).

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5 episodes - Chernobyl 4 episodes - Barry, You're the Worst 3 episodes - Dark, Legion, The 100, Orange Is the New Black, Final Space, Succession

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1. Barry (2018– )
Episode: ronny/lily (2019)

TV-MA | 38 min | Short, Action, Comedy

An encounter that Barry never could have predicted has surprising effects.

Director: Bill Hader | Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 4,497

Rating: 9.5/10 MVP: Bill Hader

2. 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: 47,218

Rating: 9.5/10 MVP: Jared Harris

3. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Long Night (2019)

TV-MA | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Night King and his army have arrived at Winterfell and the great battle begins.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Votes: 197,015

Rating: 9.5/10 MVP: Maisie Williams

4. When They See Us (2019)
Episode: Part Four (2019)

TV-MA | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

Korey is in adult prison and struggles with it. Eventually, the real truth comes out about what really happened. Events that had been ignored finally come to light.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome

Votes: 3,561

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Jharrel Jerome

5. Succession (2018– )
Episode: This Is Not for Tears (2019)

TV-MA | 74 min | Drama

Logan looks for a sacrificial lamb among his closest allies as the future of the company hangs in the balance.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 811

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Jeremy Strong/Brian Cox

6. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt (2019)

TV-14 | 77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.

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

Votes: 18,714

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: David Harbour

7. The OA (2016–2019)
Episode: Overview (2019)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

While BBA and the others converge on the clinic, Nina persuades Hap to show her his research, and Karim unlocks one of the house's final secrets.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Phyllis Smith

Votes: 2,089

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Brit Marling

8. Mr. Robot (2015– )
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: 1,877

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Rami Malek

9. You're the Worst (2014–2019)
Episode: Pancakes (2019)

TV-MA | 36 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

On the day of their wedding, Jimmy and Gretchen grapple with the meaning of marriage.

Director: Stephen Falk | Stars: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue

Votes: 307

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Aya Cash

10. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Smithereens (2019)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace, Monica Dolan

Votes: 25,520

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Andrew Scott

11. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 23 (2019)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David and company come face-to-face with the consequences of time travel.

Director: Dan Kwan | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 1,085

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Dan Stevens

12. Veep (2012–2019)
Episode: Veep (2019)

TV-MA | 46 min | Short, Comedy

The nominating fight between Selina and her rivals reaches its climax, as their race comes to a historic finish.

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

Votes: 1,169

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

13. Dark (2017– )
Episode: Endings and Beginnings (2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

On the day of the apocalypse, Clausen executes a search warrant at the power plant as Jonas and Claudia use the time machine to connect past and future.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Sandra Borgmann, Karoline Eichhorn, Carlotta von Falkenhayn, Stephan Kampwirth

Votes: 5,777

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Dietrich Hollinderbäumer

14. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 24 (2019)

TV-MA | 41 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David wages war.

Director: Arkasha Stevenson | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 850

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Dan Stevens

15. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Calm Before (2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

The four communities come together in celebration at the Kingdom's fair, but while some pacts are renewed, others come at a much steeper price.

Director: Laura Belsey | Stars: Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson

Votes: 7,610

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Samantha Morton

16. Barry (2018– )
Episode: berkman > block (2019)

TV-MA | 35 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Barry seeks vengeance; Noho Hank faces the looming threat of being sent home; Sally makes a split-second decision on the night of the acting class's big performance; Fuches turns to an unexpected source for help.

Director: Bill Hader | Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 1,544

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Bill Hader

17. Dark (2017– )
Episode: An Endless Cycle (2019)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Armed with a plan to prevent the apocalypse, Jonas travels to 2019. During the Nielsens' anniversary party, Ulrich sneaks off with Hannah.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Louis Hofmann, Sebastian Rudolph, Maja Schöne, Lisa Vicari

Votes: 5,457

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Louis Hofmann

18. Chernobyl (2019)
Episode: 1:23:45 (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic April 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Jared Harris, Michael Shaeffer, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 43,962

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Paul Ritter

19. The Umbrella Academy (2019– )
Episode: The White Violin (2019)

TV-14 | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

As a lifetime of secrets and resentment bring the Umbrella Academy crashing down, the Hargreeves siblings realize the worst is still to come.

Director: Peter Hoar | Stars: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Votes: 2,542

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Robert Sheehan

20. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
Episode: Mayday (2019)

TV-MA | 65 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

With her plan in place, June reaches the point of no return on her bold strike against Gilead; Serena Joy and Commander Waterford attempt to find their way forward in their new lives.

Director: Mike Barker | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel

Votes: 3,329

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Elisabeth Moss

21. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )
Episode: Inescapable (2019)

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

Fitz and Simmons have fought through space, time and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop their mission.

Director: Jesse Bochco | Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 1,416

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Iain De Caestecker

22. Chernobyl (2019)
Episode: The Happiness of All Mankind (2019)

TV-MA | 67 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Valery and Boris attempt to find solutions to removing the radioactive debris; Ulana attempts to find out the cause of the explosion.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: June Watson, Josef Altin, Jessie Buckley, Sergejus Ivanovas

Votes: 36,516

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Stellan Skarsgård

23. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )
Episode: Zima Blue (2019)

TV-MA | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The renowned artist Zima recounts his mysterious past and rise to fame before unveiling his final work.

Director: Robert Valley | Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Emma Thornett

Votes: 9,195

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Kevin Michael Richardson

24. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 20 (2019)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

David gains a following.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 1,343

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Lauren Tsai

25. The 100 (2014– )
Episode: Adjustment Protocol (2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A special Naming Day changes everything in Sanctum. Gabriel comes face to face with an old friend.

Director: Antonio Negret | Stars: Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos

Votes: 1,054

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Eliza Taylor

26. You're the Worst (2014–2019)
Episode: Zero Eggplants (2019)

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

Gretchen and Jimmy make "couple friends."

Director: Alex Hardcastle | Stars: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges, Kether Donohue

Votes: 130

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Aya Cash

27. Love, Death & Robots (2019– )
Episode: Beyond the Aquila Rift (2019)

TV-MA | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Awakening after traveling light years off course, a ship's crew struggles to discover just how far they've come.

Directors: Dominique Boidin, Léon Bérelle, Rémi Kozyra, Maxime Luère | Stars: Henry Douthwaite, Madeleine Knight, Rebecca Banatvala, Delroy Brown

Votes: 11,258

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Madeleine Knight

28. Fleabag (2016–2019)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2019)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Drama

As the wedding draws nearer, the relationship between Fleabag and the Priest becomes more intense - but how will it be resolved?

Director: Harry Bradbeer | Stars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Sian Clifford

Votes: 1,585

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

29. The OA (2016–2019)
Episode: SYZYGY (2019)

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

Karim visits Nina at the clinic for help finding the secret entrance to the house. Meanwhile, Hap meets a fellow traveler, and Homer goes on a date.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Will Brill

Votes: 1,628

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Brit Marling

30. Barry (2018– )
Episode: What?! (2019)

TV-MA | 34 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Barry's patience is put to the test when a figure from Sally's past arrives in LA. Gene gets a pleasant surprise and encourages Barry to believe that change is possible.

Director: Liza Johnson | Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 1,505

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Bill Hader

31. Euphoria (2019– )
Episode: Shook One: Pt II (2019)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

Rue, trying to get clean for Jules, chaperones Gia at the carnival; Kat misreads a situation; Jules encounters Cal; Nate reveals who he really is.

Director: Sam Levinson | Stars: Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane

Votes: 2,302

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Hunter Schafer

32. The Boys (2019– )
Episode: You Found Me (2019)

TV-MA | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Season Finale Time! Questions answered! Secrets revealed! Conflicts... conflicted! Characters exploded! And so much more!

Director: Eric Kripke | Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 4,098

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Antony Starr

33. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
Episode: Black Cats (2019)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

As the Peaky Blinders come under fire, Tommy is warned about a traitor in his midst.

Director: Anthony Byrne | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle

Votes: 3,181

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Cillian Murphy

34. Succession (2018– )
Episode: Safe Room (2019)

TV-MA | 63 min | Drama

Roman begins a six-week management training program in the Parks division; Logan and Kendall arrange a covert meeting with a PGM CEO as a controversy surrounding a star anchor leads to a day of chaos at ATN headquarters.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 557

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Jeremy Strong

35. Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)
Episode: The Big House (2019)

TV-MA | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Taystee meets with a lawyer. As the GED exam looms, Suzanne gives Pennsatucky a pep talk. Gloria faces a dilemma. Alex confronts Piper.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks

Votes: 932

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Danielle Brooks

36. Chernobyl (2019)
Episode: Please Remain Calm (2019)

TV-MA | 65 min | Drama, History, Thriller

With untold millions at risk, Ulana makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery and warn him about the threat of a second explosion.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Emily Watson, Matthew Needham, Nadia Clifford, Rosie Sheehy

Votes: 41,535

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Jared Harris

37. Final Space (2018– )
Episode: The Closer You Get (2019)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Gary discovers a way he may be able to communicate with Quinn; Tribore reconnects with a resistance fighter who has an ulterior motive.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Ashly Burch, Ron Funches, Tom Kenny

Votes: 222

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Coty Galloway

38. Succession (2018– )
Episode: Tern Haven (2019)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama

Shiv, Roman and Connor veer from their roles at a weekend retreat to woo the Pierces.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 639

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Brian Cox

39. Criminal: UK (2019– )
Episode: Edgar (2019)

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

As time runs out, interrogators turn up the heat on a stone-faced doctor suspected of sexually assaulting and slaying his teenage stepdaughter.

Director: Jim Field Smith | Stars: Katherine Kelly, Lee Ingleby, Mark Stanley, Rochenda Sandall

Votes: 901

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: David Tennant

40. Undone (2019– )
Episode: The Wedding (2019)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Alma attends Becca and Reed's wedding while continuing to investigate her father's murder. Meanwhile, Jacob encourages Alma to stop investigating in the present and find her way back to the past to save him.

Director: Hisko Hulsing | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Siddharth Dhananjay

Votes: 267

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Rosa Salazar

41. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018– )
Episode: Chapter Seventeen: The Missionaries (2019)

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

As Hilda and Sabrina attempt to save Ambrose, Ms. Wardwell considers a crucial move, and a violent group of witch hunters targets the Church of Night.

Director: Rob Seidenglanz | Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo

Votes: 1,244

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Kiernan Shipka

42. The 100 (2014– )
Episode: Nevermind (2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Clarke's past catches up to her.

Director: Michael C. Blundell | Stars: Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos

Votes: 1,478

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Sara Thompson

43. When They See Us (2019)
Episode: Part One (2019)

TV-MA | 64 min | Biography, Drama, History

Five adolescents are shown in their comfortable, familiar residential neighborhood of Harlem, bantering with each other and playing restlessly.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome

Votes: 3,248

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Asante Blackk

44. Criminal: Germany (2019– )
Episode: Claudia (2019)

Crime, Drama

A detective tries to extract the location of a body from a serial killer's hardened lover. Then the inspector puts herself on the line and steps in.

Directors: Jim Field Smith, Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Eva Meckbach, Sylvester Groth, Florence Kasumba, Christian Kuchenbuch

Votes: 260

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Nina Hoss

45. Euphoria (2019– )
Episode: The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed (2019)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama

Rue get depressed and binge-watches 22 episodes of a British reality show; Jules visits an old friend; Cassie looks for advice to help her deal with the fallout of Halloween night.

Director: Sam Levinson | Stars: Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane

Votes: 1,647

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Zendaya

46. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Seven: The Bite (2019)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

With time running out - and an assassin close behind - Hopper's crew races back to Hawkins, where El and the kids are preparing for war.

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

Votes: 11,763

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Maya Hawke

47. Final Space (2018– )
Episode: The Other Side (2019)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A collision with space time traps half of the Crimson Light in a perilous other dimension.

Director: Ben Bjelajac | Stars: Fred Armisen, Ashly Burch, Ron Funches, Tom Kenny

Votes: 295

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Steven Yeun

48. Chernobyl (2019)
Episode: Open Wide, O Earth (2019)

TV-MA | 65 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Valery creates a detailed plan to decontaminate Chernobyl; Lyudmilla ignores warnings about her firefighter husband's contamination.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Baltasar Breki Samper, Philip Barantini, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Mark Lewis Jones

Votes: 38,918

Rating: 9.0/10 MVP: Jessie Buckley

49. Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)
Episode: God Bless America (2019)

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