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Top 100 Episodes of 2014 (70-61)

I watch a lot of television (and keep track of them by grading each episode), so it actually isn’t that hard for me to do this list every year. There was a lot of great television this year and I was surprised by how many episodes on this list ended up being from comedies. I don’t have an infinite amount of time, so I’m just picking out my favorite scene from each episode as an example of why a particular episode made this list.

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70. Shameless – “Strangers on a Train”
Original Airdate: February 2
Written By: Etan Frankel
Directed By: Peter Segal
Best Scene: The seduction on the train

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69. The Affair – “Episode 8”
Original Airdate: December 7
Written By: Dan LeFranc & Melanie Marnich
Directed By: Ryan Fleck
Best Scene: Bruce and Noah’s conversation

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68. Nurse Jackie – “Flight”
Original Airdate: June 29
Written By: Clyde Phillips, Tom Straw & Abe Sylvia
Directed By: Jesse Peretz
Best Scene: Zoey confronts Jackie

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67. Mom – “Free Therapy and a Dead Lady’s Yard Sale”
Original Airdate: December 18
Written By: Gemma Baker, Adam Chase, Chuck Lorre, Susan McMartin & Marco Pennette
Directed By: Ted Wass
Best Scene: The therapy scene

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66. Orange Is the New Black – “Thirsty Bird”
Original Airdate: June 6
Written By: Tara Herrmann & Jenji Kohan
Directed By: Jodie Foster
Best Scene: Piper on the plane trip

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65. Modern Family – “Under Pressure”
Original Airdate: January 15
Written By: Elaine Ko
Directed By: James Bagdonas
Best Scene: The dodgeball game and the final one between Alex & Claire

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64. The Comeback – “Valerie Cooks in the Desert”
Original Airdate: December 14
Written By: Michael Patrick King & Lisa Kudrow
Directed By: Clark Mathis
Best Scene: Valerie bitches out the crew of Seeing Red

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63. Boardwalk Empire – “Eldorado”
Original Airdate: October 26
Written By: Howard Korder & Terence Winter
Directed By: Tim Van Patten
Best Scene: Nucky and Gillian at the sanitarium

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62. South Park – “Grounded Vindaloop”
Original Airdate: November 12
Written & Directed By: Trey Parker
Best Scene: The ending

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61. The Knick – “Working Late a Lot”
Original Airdate: October 3
Written By: Jack Amiel & Michael Begler
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh
Best Scene: Dr. Thackery’s trip during Dr. Zinberg’s presentation