FAVORITE TELEVISION STORY ARCS

  1. The Office - The Michael Scott Paper Company
    @bjnovak do you ever miss your blonde days?
  2. Parks and Rec - Leslie's city council campaign
    This is actually an entire season, and every second is amazing. GET ON YOURRR FEET.
  3. Parenthood - the cancer storyline
    KRYSTINA I WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR BIGGEST FAN AND ON YOUR TEAM JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED
  4. Game of Thrones - Tyrion on trial
    That speech. That trial by combat. SHAE YOU BASTARD I HATE YOU.
  5. The Last Airbender - Zuko betrays everyone and joins up with his sister for a few episodes
    Zuko was a real dick for turning on Katara like that but at least this story arc gave us THE fire nation beach party episode
  6. Lost - the 1970s timeline
    Juliet and Sawyer. Miles and his dad. The bomb. Some of the best parts of the series.
  7. The Walking Dead - the prison
    You had a nearly impenetrable fortress during a zombie apocalypse. How did you fuck this up so badly.
  8. House - House hallucinates Amber
    These episodes were tense and Greg reeeeally needed to get his shit together but also 🙏
  9. Veep - Selina's haircut
    "It's the worst use of scissors since my failed vasectomy"
  10. Teen Wolf - evil Stiles
    Because duh.
  11. SNL - Stefon
    "New York's hottest club is Your Mother and I Are Separating"
  12. Broad City- Bingo Bronson
    "I GOT YOU BINGO BRONSON!" The greatest drug trip in tv history
    Suggested by   @minabird
  13. The Shield - Captain Monica Rawling
    Glenn Close joined the show for one season, and it was amazing
    Suggested by   @DavidSeger
  14. West Wing - CJ and Agent Donovan
    Beautifully written and acted. Those entire episodes were amazing.
    Suggested by   @jillbasinger
  15. Fargo season 1 - Lorne Malvo's undercover stint as a dentist
    Suggested by   @lizabeth
  16. Seinfeld- Elaine and Puddy
    This dynamic on-again-off-again relationship is brilliantly played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Patrick Warburton. Pure hilarious genius.
    Suggested by   @mlh
  17. 30 Rock - Avery is kidnapped by North Korea
    There are so many incredible subplots and story arcs on 30 Rock.
    Suggested by   @lizabeth
  18. Anyang on Arrested Development.
    Best subtle sub-sub-plot award
    Suggested by   @femme_feminist
  19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Spike Loves Buffy
    What did we get from this unrequited (mostly) arc? Loads of laughs, the BuffyBot, a rock song ("Rest in Peace"), hot hot "hate-kissing", and, ultimately, a tragic redeeming (and romantic) sacrifice.
    Suggested by   @cordeliane
  20. Empire - Jamal's "daughter" Lola who Raven Symone claimed was his
    Jamal singing In the Jungle to her killed me
    Suggested by   @taylorm
  21. Friday Night Lights- the Riggins brothers (and Jason Street) flip a house
    This inexplicably went okay. I'm still baffled that nothing disastrous happened.
    Suggested by   @hkath