American Horror Story: Asylum, Best Episodes of 2013, Best of 2013, Best TV of 2013, Getting On, Happy Endings, Modern Family, New Girl, Orange Is the New Black, Orphan Black, Parks and Recreation, Southland, The Good Wife
Best of 2013: Top 100 Episodes of 2013 (90-81)
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 was a lot of quality television and that made the list even more of a challenge to complete. I listed basic information about the episode along with the best scene from each one.
90. New Girl – “Winston’s Birthday”
Original Airdate: May 7
Written By: Brett Baer & Dave Finkel
Directed By: Max Winkler
Best Scene: Schmidt rescues Elizabeth from her boring date.
89. Parks and Recreation – “Ann’s Decision”
Original Airdate: February 7
Written By: Nate DiMeo
Directed By: Ken Whittingham
Best Scene: Ben, Chris & Ron lie on the floor with food poisoning.
88. Getting On – “The Concert”
Original Airdate: December 29
Written By: Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer
Directed By: Howard Deutch
Best Scene: Didi confronts Dr. James.
87. American Horror Story: Asylum – “The Name Game”
Original Airdate: January 2
Written By: Jessica Sharzer
Directed By: Michael Lehmann
Best Scene: Sister Jude performs “The Name Game” and Dr. Arden cremates himself.
86. Happy Endings – “The Marry Prankster”
Original Airdate: January 29
Written By: Jackie Clarke & Gil Ozeri
Directed By: Rebecca Asher
Best Scene: Alex’s final reveal.
85. Southland – “Reckoning”
Original Airdate: April 17
Written By: Jonathan Lisco
Directed By: Christopher Chulack
Best Scene: Sammy and Ben’s fight and John’s final moment.
84. Orange Is the New Black – “Lesbian Request Denied”
Original Airdate: July 11
Written By: Sian Heder
Directed By: Jodie Foster
Best Scene: Sophia’s wife refuses to smuggle in estrogen.
83. Modern Family – “Goodnight Gracie”
Original Airdate: May 22
Written By: Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman
Directed By: Steven Levitan
Best Scene: The final fireworks sequence.
82. Orphan Black – “Natural Selection”
Original Airdate: March 30
Written By: Graeme Manson
Directed By: John Fawcett
Best Scene: The opening sequence of Beth’s suicide.
81. The Good Wife – “The Decision Tree”
Original Airdate: December 1
Written By: Michelle King & Robert King
Directed By: Rosemary Rodriguez
Best Scene: Alicia takes the stand.