January 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm #1201978617
I’m looking for examples of really good episodes of shows that are typically not considered very good? Episodes that were of an unusually high caliber for their respective shows.January 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm #1201978985
Though I personally loved Crowded, a lot of people did not, hence its cancellation after 1 season. However, I think it is undeniable that the episode with Betty White guest-starring was incredible.January 3, 2017 at 2:12 pm #1201978998
“Chapter 6” and “Chapter 7” of American Horror Story: Roanoke. AMAZING episodes from a OK show.January 3, 2017 at 3:49 pm #1201979070
I know most people loved it, but I absolutely HATED Master of None, however, I though Parents was an okay episodeJanuary 3, 2017 at 4:06 pm #1201979082
I never thought Home Improvement was a very good show; but they had one episode where they thought Randy might have cancer that I thought was very well done.
Also, Suddenly Susan was by no means a good show, but they handled David Strickland’s death with class and dignity given the circumstances.January 4, 2017 at 5:45 pm #1201979858
It wasn’t great by any means, but the third episode of Roadies was good, despite the show being awful.
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.January 4, 2017 at 6:40 pm #1201979896
“Fish In A Drawer” – Season 5 of Two & A Half Men
This was the episode written by the writers of CSI when they did a crossover in terms of writing.January 5, 2017 at 6:13 pm #1201980669
Obviously, Aaron Spelling shows weren’t usually to be taken seriously, but occasionally his shows would produce an episode or two that were well done and that elevated their game, here are a few examples:
Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 5, Episode 9 “Intervention”: The gang holds an intervention for Dylan who has fallen off the wagon and has been using drugs and drinking. For this type of show the episode was handled with a lot of sensitivity and depth. It was well acted and fairly well written.
Melrose Place: Season 3, Episodes, 31-32, “The Big Bang Theory”: Kimberly blows up the building in a psychotic rage. Look, MP was never going to be a serious show like “E.R.” or “NYPD BLUE”, but they did what they did well and this is one example of an episode that was unusually captivating and enjoyable to watch.January 6, 2017 at 10:14 am #1201981055
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip had an excellent pilot, then crashed and burned hard.January 12, 2017 at 7:11 pm #1201986817
The last episode of Dollhouse used the concept to tell an interesting story.September 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm #1202219917
I usually don’t like Difficult People, but their most recent episode “Sweet Tea” was really great. In a perfect world it would be a writing and directing contender. It was smart, hilarious, and thought provoking. If you don’t watch the show, I highly recommend you watch this episode on its own if you don’t want to watch the whole show. It was very good and easily the best episode the show has done.September 21, 2017 at 12:06 am #1202219931
Teen Titans Go “20%, 20, 40%,” “Orangins,” and “TTG vs. PPG”
This show is stupid as shit, I don’t care how much it makes fun of itself. Dumb is still dumb, no matter how self-deprecating you are.
However, 20% was just plain awesome, Orangins was hilarious and clever satire on iconic superhero origin stories, and TTG vv. PPG was a truly funny crossover between 2 of the worst cartoon reboots in existence.
Those 3 episodes are anomalies in a series of mostly garbage, although I also have heard positive things about “Video Game References,” but I have yet to watch that one unlike those others so I can’t recommend it.