MY BESTS OF 2015: TV EPISODES
Starting a 'My Bests of 2015' series.
- •Walking Dead | 'Thank You' (Ep 3)Nothing ever goes right during the zombie apocalypse, I never thought it could go this wrong, though.
- •American Crime | (Ep 11)Every minute of this show is emotionally taxing, but watching the case and everybody's family issues come to a head feels personal. Ridley's a genius.
- •Banana | (Ep 1.6)This episode is so perfect I want to put it in a little capsule and keep it in my memory forever. The jitters and anxieties of dating are captured and packaged so sweetly.
- •Narcos | 'La Gran Mentira' (Ep 9)You know what, fuck one episode. The whole season is amazing. I especially loved this episode because the stakes rose higher than I ever thought possible and the director continued to make unpredictable choices. Unpredictable, yet the show parallels history/facts pretty closely. Mind blown.
- •Bring It | Battle Royale (Ep 15)I watch a lot of good television but this little reality show about a group of dancers in Jackson, Mississippi is more entertaining than all of them. Especially when they're battling rivals.
- •Walking Dead | 'Start To Finish' (Ep 8)On my toes. The entire time.
- •Hand of God | 'A Flower That Bees Prefer' (Ep 9)The show is riveting from episode 1, but I've never seen hallucination and wavering religious faith ever look this spooky in a show outside of the supernatural/horror genre.
- •Show Me A Hero | (Ep 1.5)Most realistic portrayal of systemic housing segregation I've ever seen on screen. And there's nothing more heartbreaking than the scene in the townhall in which they hold a raffle to select low income residents who will be integrated into better housing. Excellent acting.
- •BoJack Horseman | 'The Shot' (Ep 9)The main character of the show is a talking horse, but the show paints a startlingly human portrait of him. It was nice to see Princess Caroline on that level as well.
- •Orange Is The New Black | 'Trust No Bitch' (Ep 13)I was expecting all of the bullshit to culminate in the finale, however, I wasn't expecting the beautiful and transcendent moment all of the women have in the water. Audiences needed that.
- •The Affair | (Ep 203)IMO, this show has the best writing on television. Period. This episode masterfully reveals what Noah has done and shows everything that's wrong in the relationship through simple scenarios.
- •Game Of Thrones | 'The Dance Of Dragons' (Ep 9)Ummm the fighting pit scene, though. Wow. Fuck me up.
- •Survivor's Remorse | 'A Time To Punch' (Ep 2)One of the smartest comedies on TV. They take old situations and subvert them in unimaginable ways.
- •Rectify | 'Girl Jesus' (Ep 4)Tawney and Teddy's dynamic is one of the most interesting on the show. And they really take each other there in this episode.