Buffy - The Body
Buffy - The gift
Buffy - Chosen
Buffy - Once More With Feeling
Buffy - Hush
Supernatural - Swan Song
What more can i say? Joss Whedon wrote all those Buffyepisodes. The man is a genius and those 5 Buffyepisodes should if they have not already go down in the historybooks. There is a reason why shows like Doctor Who (2005+) use Buffy as a "blueprint" when writing their shows. Buffy is just that good and have had so much effect on many writers and the showbiz. Hush is legendary. The Body, The Gift and Chosen contains so much emotions that words cannot describe it.
Swan Song is in my opinion maybe the greatest Supernatural episode and the show was at its very peak then. From that moment, everything went downhill.
Edit: Seen that many people nominated The Body, love it! Almost had an heartattack when i saw that episode becuse of what happened. The saddest thing i have ever seen in TV and will ever see.
The only one that I remember is Hush. But yeah. That stuck with me. Brilliant episode.
there are some fan boys hell bent on making LOST bigger then it is and have more impact on society then it did.
My problem with the show was they did not figure out where they were going till they announced it was going to end(we had a 3 year warning on it)--every time they introduced an interesting character they either dumbed the person down or killed them off
I just made the comment because I hate and get thoroughly annoyed when someone says something like
"Even if you hate it, you can't deny that it's amazing/brilliant."
It's like saying "I respect your opinion and you make some very valid points, but let's just agree that you're wrong."
Same thing occurs when discussing Christopher Nolan's Batman films. As soon as someone says they weren't quite to his/her liking, that person is treated like an insane individual.
I think the biggest problem is everything on the internet is either the best thing ever, or the worst thing ever. So when you tell someone you didn't like something, their mind automatically jumps to you calling it ****.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
The Walking Dead Pilot is one of the best hours of television I've ever seen. The part where the black guy starts shooting zombies and gets his wife in his crosshairs only to pull back, cross cut with Rick finding that first zombie he saw in the park and apologizing for whatever had happened to him. Carried some serious emotional weight, despite zero attachment to any character yet. After watching that bit, I knew the show wasn't going to be your typical zombies fodder. And dat song
There are a few X-Files and Battlestar Galactica eps. that come to mind, as well. Game of Thrones has yet to have a truly stand alone outstanding episode, in my opinion. But that will all change in season three if they follow the subject material like they say they're going to.
These two, as well as 'It's only a paper moon' are 3 of the best episodes of any Trek series. DS9 was such a well thought out, acted, written and produced show. I also enjoyed every single one of the 'O'Brien was suffer' episodes.
Babylon 5 was another great show that I grew up on and enjoyed immensely. Londo and G'Kar made the show that much more enjoyable though. They really took the show and lifted it to another level.
Like some others have said, I'm going to show my age with my choices...
* The Face Painter - Seinfeld
* The Contest - Seinfeld
* Abyssinia Henry - M*A*S*H
* The Subway - Homicide: Life on the Street
* The Wonder Years - Pilot
* The Wonder Years - Independance Day
* The Wonder Years - Private Butthead
* Pretty much every other episode of The Wonder Years
Finale of Wonder Years....it perfectly summarized growing up IMO. Things dont end up as you plan, but that isnt necessarily a bad thing either. It showed the last perfect moment of his childhood, when everything was as planned, and then told you how some things worked out, and other didnt. Just very real and powerful.
The show did such a great job with this.
Originally Posted by Astoria
Pretty much every other episode of The Wonder Years
Holy crap! Was that the episode about the inbred hillbilly family that hid dear old Mom under the bed strapped to some board with wheels? Sweet Jesus that was one effed up episode!
Band of Brothers still remains one of my favourite "series" of all time. Any one of those episodes could stand on it's own. If I had to pick a favourite it would be a toss up between "Points" and "Why We Fight".