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Best of 2012: Top 100 Episodes of 2012 (40-31)
This is the final TV countdown, I swear! I’m counting down my Top 100 episodes of the year. It wasn’t that hard to narrow down the choices but it was difficult to put them in a sensible order. There is a slight overlap between this list and the top TV moments one, so I won’t be doing in-depth write-ups for each episode. I just gave basic information about the airdate, writers and directors. Plus I added a Best Scene category just to mix it up a bit. I hope you enjoy!
40. Archer – “Lo Scandalo”
Original Airdate: February 16
Written By: Adam Reed
Best Scene: The police detective shows up and it becomes an elegant dinner party.
39. Parenthood – “There’s Something I Need to Tell You…”
Original Airdate: October 9
Written By: Jason Katims
Directed By: Patrick Norris
Best Scene: Kristina tells the family.
38. Parks and Recreation – “Halloween Surprise”
Original Airdate: October 25
Written By: Michael Schur
Directed By: Dean Holland
Best Scene: Ben proposes to Leslie.
37. Bob’s Burgers – “Tina-Rannosaurus Wrecks”
Original Airdate: December 2
Written By: Jon Schroeder
Directed By: Wes Archer
Best Scene: Tina’s first time behind the wheel.
36. Modern Family – “Tableau Vivant”
Original Airdate: May 16
Written By: Elaine Ko, Jeffrey Richman & Bill Wrubel
Directed By: Gail Mancuso
Best Scene: Posing for the picture.
35. Girls – “Hannah’s Diary”
Original Airdate: May 6
Written By: Lena Dunham
Directed By: Richard Shepard
Best Scene: Hannah stands up for herself at Adam’s door. “I just want someone who wants to hang out all the time, and thinks I’m the best person in the world, and wants to have sex with only me.”
34. Community – “Basic Lupine Urology”
Original Airdate: April 26
Written By: Megan Ganz
Directed By: Rob Schrab
Best Scene: Jeff’s closing argument and the twist ending.
33. Louie – “Selling Jokes/Set Up”
Original Airdate: July 5
Written & Directed By: Louis C.K.
Best Scene: The encounter in the truck.
32. Homeland – “State of Independence”
Original Airdate: October 14
Written By: Alexander Cary
Directed By: Lodge Kerrigan
Best Scene: Carrie’s suicide attempt and “I was right.”
31. The Good Wife – “Another Ham Sandwich”
Original Airdate: January 29
Written By: Leonard Dick
Directed By: Frederick E.O. Toye
Best Scene: Alicia takes the stand during the grand jury trial.