The BEST episodes directed by Alex Hardcastle

End
star
8.40
5 votes

#1 - End

Lead Balloon - Season 4 - Episode 6

In the concluding episode, Rick has at last found the fame and success he so desperately craved. Thanks to his ordeal as a hostage, the 'Prison Siege Comic', as he is now known in the tabloids, is on an all-time high. He is inundated with offers - from appearing as a hostage expert on the national news, to featuring in a celebrity survival series. When he is asked to host The Brave Britain Awards in front of a live television audience of millions, Rick thinks all his dreams have finally come true. But, as he prepares to go on stage, it seems that the dream is about to turn into a nightmare.

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Up All Night
star
8.28
107 votes

#2 - Up All Night

Man Up! - Season 1 - Episode 11

The guys' plans for a video game tournament go south.

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The Wedding
star
8.17
227 votes

#3 - The Wedding

Grace and Frankie - Season 5 - Episode 12

Grace returns to town to find that Frankie has everything under control. Bud and Allison's wedding day arrives, but not without some family drama.

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Cyrano de Nerdgerac
star
8.04
733 votes

#4 - Cyrano de Nerdgerac

Breaking In - Season 2 - Episode 5

Oz relies on Cash to teach him how to ward off women because Molly has developed a crush on him.

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Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Sunday Funday
star
8.00
271 votes

#5 - Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Sunday Funday

You're the Worst - Season 5 - Episode 9

Edgar and Lindsay plan the most epic Sunday Funday yet.

You've Got Sext
star
7.99
681 votes

#6 - You've Got Sext

The Mindy Project - Season 2 - Episode 8

When Mindy tells Danny she has a crush, he thinks she's talking about him instead of Cliff the lawyer. Meanwhile, Morgan and Peter find Mindy's phone and respond to a text from Cliff, which starts off innocently, but escalates into something that may lead to unintended romantic consequences.

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Dating
star
7.92
175 votes

#7 - Dating

Not Going Out - Season 2 - Episode 6

As Lucy and Guy's relationship intensifies, Lee starts to ponder his lack of a girlfriend and, encouraged by Barbara, tries speed dating. Tim is forced to go on a disastrous date with Barbara in order to prove that he sees her as more than 'the help'.

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Practice Date
star
7.90
3114 votes

#8 - Practice Date

Parks and Recreation - Season 2 - Episode 4

Leslie is nervous about her first date with Dave, so Ann takes her on a practice date to help her prepare. Meanwhile, after a local councilman is caught up in a sex scandal, Tom, Ron, April and Mark decide to see who can uncover the worst dirt on each other.

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Josh's Sister Is Getting Married!
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7.86
421 votes

#9 - Josh's Sister Is Getting Married!

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 16

Rebecca is determined to get her life on track so when Josh’s sister asks her to be a bridesmaid, Rebecca decides to use her role to make things right with Valencia. Paula cannot accept Rebecca’s new mindset while Greg, when helping someone else with their love dilemma, makes a realization of his own.

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Heavy Meddling
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7.81
655 votes

#10 - Heavy Meddling

The Crazy Ones - Season 1 - Episode 17

A longing for grandchildren compels Simon to interfere with Sydney's new relationship; Andrew and Zach try working with different partners.

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Mortgage
star
7.79
200 votes

#11 - Mortgage

Not Going Out - Season 2 - Episode 1

With Kate having gone back to America, Tim tells Lee he is going to sell the flat, and hires a cleaner called Barbara to clean it. Lee attempts to get a mortgage so he can buy it. In the meantime however he puts off all the potential buyers, until Lucy, who unbeknown to Lee is Tim's sister, arrives saying she will rent the spare room when Lee buys it. Lucy soon decides she wants to buy it herself, and both offer to buy it from Tim. Tim decides to sell it to Lee, however, he cannot get a mortgage so Lucy buys it. On Tim's wishes, she rents out the spare room to Lee.

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Leap Year
star
7.79
906 votes

#12 - Leap Year

The Middle - Season 3 - Episode 18

Sue wishes for a big birthday bash for her Leap Year birthday. Meanwhile, Frankie learns that Mike has been taking care of a stray cat, Brick develops a crush at school, and Axl becomes fascinated with vacuuming.

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The Sweater People
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7.76
966 votes

#13 - The Sweater People

You're the Worst - Season 2 - Episode 1

Although they're now living together, Jimmy and Gretchen try to avoid domesticity by partying all the time -- a lifestyle that's harder than it looks. Meanwhile, Edgar is smitten with Lindsay, who attempts a desperate reconciliation with Paul.

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The Expiration Date
star
7.76
385 votes

#14 - The Expiration Date

Grace and Frankie - Season 4 - Episode 4

Grace fears her relationship has reached its expiration date. Frankie faces an existential crisis when she learns she's been declared legally dead.

The Bender
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7.76
685 votes

#15 - The Bender

Grace and Frankie - Season 2 - Episode 11

Dealing with emotional wounds, Frankie performs a ritual on the beach and Grace goes out drinking; Coyote and Bud meet Jacob.

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Leslie's House
star
7.76
2743 votes

#16 - Leslie's House

Parks and Recreation - Season 2 - Episode 14

After an amazing date with Justin in Indianapolis, Leslie tries to impress him with a dinner party at her house.

Episode 1
star
7.75
750 votes

#17 - Episode 1

A Young Doctor's Notebook - Season 1 - Episode 1

A doctor finds his old diary while answering to the authorities about self-prescribing morphine. He has a series of comic exchanges with his young and inexperienced self, mocking him for his youthful looks and guiding him through his early difficulties on the job.

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Keys Open Doors
star
7.75
1155 votes

#18 - Keys Open Doors

You're the Worst - Season 1 - Episode 3

Gretchen inadvertently asks Jimmy for a key to his house.

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Librarian
star
7.75
206 votes

#19 - Librarian

Not Going Out - Season 2 - Episode 3

Lucy and Guy are going out with each other, and Guy has practically moved in. This annoys Lee who thinks Guy is too old for her. Lee soon discovers that Guy owns a lap dancing club. While at the club, Lee and Tim see Rose (Thaila Zucchi), a librarian that Tim has been seeing, and discover she is a lapdancer. Tim later dumps her, but then changes his mind. However, Rose refuses to get back together. Meanwhile, Lucy dumps Guy but they soon get back together but agree to take their relationship more slowly.

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Go, Gamblers!
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7.75
605 votes

#20 - Go, Gamblers!

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 20

Tessa helps Ryan choose a college; George asks Dallas to move in with him; Sheila sells George's house.

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Sixteen-Inch Softball
star
7.73
972 votes

#21 - Sixteen-Inch Softball

The Crazy Ones - Season 1 - Episode 9

The annual accounts vs. creative 16-inch softball game puts someone's job on the line; the truth about Simon's last win may be revealed.

Digging Deeper
star
7.72
353 votes

#22 - Digging Deeper

Man Up! - Season 1 - Episode 3

After Craig and Kenny clash, Will suggests they try working on a project together; Theresa asks Will to take an improv class with her; Brenda longs for time alone.

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The Burglary
star
7.71
764 votes

#23 - The Burglary

Grace and Frankie - Season 3 - Episode 4

After they're robbed, Frankie is rattled, but Grace has a secret. With Robert in rehearsals and making new friends, Sol feels left out.

Zero Eggplants
star
7.68
277 votes

#24 - Zero Eggplants

You're the Worst - Season 5 - Episode 7

Gretchen and Jimmy make “couple friends.”

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Insouciance
star
7.68
1274 votes

#25 - Insouciance

You're the Worst - Season 1 - Episode 2

Jimmy attempts to take Gretchen on a date.

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Baby
star
7.66
183 votes

#26 - Baby

Not Going Out - Season 2 - Episode 4

When Guy's daughter Chloe gets appendicitis, Lee and Tim are left looking after her son Dillon while Guy and Lucy visit her. While in their care, Dillon swallows a subbuteo football and Lee and Tim have problems locating it, and try to think of ways to get it out of his body. However, it later turns out Dillon did not swallow it after all. Lucy is worried about the age gap between her and Guy.

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How to Get Off the Couch
star
7.65
335 votes

#27 - How to Get Off the Couch

How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) - Season 1 - Episode 2

When Polly hurts her back training for a 5K and becomes confined to the couch, her parents step in to take care of Natalie. Elaine finds herself in an awkward situation with Natalie's classmates when they ask her to explain heaven and religion. Meanwhile, Max and Elaine encourage Julian to give Polly some space.

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Gangster
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7.65
176 votes

#28 - Gangster

Not Going Out - Season 2 - Episode 7

Lee thinks that Guy is a gangster and gets suspicious when a suspect package is delivered to Guy. However, there appears to be an innocent reason and Guy goes to take Lucy on holiday to Sicily. However, at the airport Guy asks Lucy to marry him but she turns him down saying he is too controlling, and Guy goes to Sicily on his own and Lucy says their relationship is over.

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Exes
star
7.64
2870 votes

#29 - Exes

New Girl - Season 3 - Episode 15

When Nick has an awkward run-in with his ex, Caroline, Jessica tries to convince him he can still be friends with her, by introducing him to her former boyfriend, Berkley. Meanwhile, Coach uses Schmidt's loft to impress a date, but things turn farcically disastrous when Schmidt arrives home with his own potential bedmate.

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Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?
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7.64
373 votes

#30 - Is Josh Free in Two Weeks?

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season 2 - Episode 12

Rebecca realizes she must rely on her friends, which includes her local delivery man Patrick, when she gets overwhelmed by a stressful situation. Rebecca also discovers she has a lot in common with Nathaniel when his father comes to town.

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Crevasses
star
7.63
897 votes

#31 - Crevasses

You're the Worst - Season 2 - Episode 2

Gretchen, realizing she doesn’t really have any adult belongings, takes the gang on a trip to the mall. Jimmy uses this opportunity to gain some writing inspiration. Meanwhile, a newly single Lindsay recruits a hesitant Edgar to help her pick up guys.

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Nugget of Wisdom
star
7.63
421 votes

#32 - Nugget of Wisdom

Selfie - Season 1 - Episode 4

Eliza accepts Henry’s challenge to do something helpful over the weekend and reluctantly offers to babysit Charmonique’s young son on a Saturday night. Little does she know that young Kevin has a lot to teach her about having fun.

Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?
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7.63
390 votes

#33 - Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season 2 - Episode 10

When Rebecca attends a family Bar Mitzvah and sees her Rabbi, she realizes she still has far to go on her search for happiness.

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Foam Finger
star
7.61
796 votes

#34 - Foam Finger

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 4

When Dalia abandons her friends Kimantha, Kenzie and Kaitlyn to hang out with her father's fiancee, her former pals turn to Lisa and Tessa; George and Dallas take their relationship to the next level.

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The Lodger
star
7.61
425 votes

#35 - The Lodger

Grace and Frankie - Season 4 - Episode 1

Frankie feels left out of Grace's friendship with Sheree, her new lodger. Sol and Robert are arrested. Bud and Allison throw a gender-reveal party.

Les Lucioles
star
7.61
551 votes

#36 - Les Lucioles

Suburgatory - Season 3 - Episode 12

Tessa struggles with the budget while planning Lisa and Malik's wedding; June warns Tessa to stay away from Ryan; Malik turns to George when his family decides to boycott the wedding; Sheila gives Lisa advice.

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Josh and I Are Good People!
star
7.60
501 votes

#37 - Josh and I Are Good People!

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Season 1 - Episode 5

After Rebecca and Greg’s disastrous date, Greg accuses her of being a terrible person in front of Josh. Rebecca takes drastic measures to prove she is a good person, which includes helping Darryl with his messy divorce. Meanwhile, Paula takes over the office as the boss for the day.

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Chinese Chicken
star
7.58
628 votes

#38 - Chinese Chicken

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 10

George starts to feel stifled when Dallas' efforts to promote his business go overboard; Tessa learns what life is like as a football player's girlfriend.

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Gay
star
7.58
208 votes

#39 - Gay

Not Going Out - Season 2 - Episode 2

Lucy persuades Lee to pretend to be gay after she lies to a business acquaintance Guy, who she was told is gay himself, by telling him she lives with a gay flatmate to prove she is not homophobic. However, Guy soon starts to get suspicious and tests Lee's sexuality by taking him to a gay bar. Later, Guy overhears Lee saying to Tim, who had started to think Lee was gay, that he is not gay. When Lucy then explains to Guy what happened, he reveals he is not gay and he and Lucy kiss.

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The Cost of Living
star
7.57
109 votes

#40 - The Cost of Living

American Woman - Season 1 - Episode 4

Jessica’s big break comes as Bonnie struggles with her new routine as a single mother. Diana gets set up on a date. Kathleen and Greg work through their issues.

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Episode 2
star
7.57
635 votes

#41 - Episode 2

A Young Doctor's Notebook - Season 1 - Episode 2

The inexperienced younger doctor is forced to carry out the operation of his career. His older self does little to ease his nerves.

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Ryan's Song
star
7.57
802 votes

#42 - Ryan's Song

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 3

Feeling guilty about keeping the truth from Ryan, Lisa agrees to help him with Tessa; Dallas invites her life coach along on her first date with George; Tessa baby-sits with Opus.

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Down Time
star
7.57
940 votes

#43 - Down Time

Suburgatory - Season 1 - Episode 18

When Dallas's divorce is finalized, George becomes concerned and includes her in a shopping trip with Noah to buy a new mattress. Meanwhile Dalia makes a breakthrough in therapy with her psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Rohl (James Lipton), Lisa and Malik try to set up Tessa, and Ryan takes Tessa on a date.

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C Is for Coward
star
7.56
453 votes

#44 - C Is for Coward

The Mindy Project - Season 4 - Episode 2

Danny and a very pregnant Mindy cannot agree on a birthing plan, but these OB-GYNs are reminded that some things are totally out of their control.

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Halloween
star
7.55
544 votes

#45 - Halloween

Trophy Wife - Season 1 - Episode 6

Halloween is Jackie and Bert’s most favorite holiday, but when Jackie’s homemade Iron Man costume doesn’t turn out the way Bert had intended, Kate swoops in and hijacks the holiday. Meanwhile, Pete suspects a masked trick-or-treater as the same teenage misfit who egged the house and mooned him last year, so he holds the kid hostage trying to force a confession.

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All About That Paper
star
7.54
820 votes

#46 - All About That Paper

You're the Worst - Season 2 - Episode 4

Jimmy spends the day with an eccentric author on a day-long job interview. Gretchen deals with a work crisis. Edgar discovers the magic of improv comedy. And Lindsay gets served with divorce papers.

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Black Thai
star
7.53
596 votes

#47 - Black Thai

Suburgatory - Season 2 - Episode 8

When Dalia receives a new car after PSAT results are released, Tessa becomes obsessed with finding out Dalia's score; Jill and Noah ask Mr. Wolfe to tutor their baby.

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Born Dead
star
7.53
822 votes

#48 - Born Dead

You're the Worst - Season 2 - Episode 3

Gretchen makes an attempt to reconnect with her old group of friends by throwing herself a housewarming party. Jimmy does his best to affirm his belief that friends are for babies. Edgar continues his pursuit of Lindsay, and Lindsay meets her estranged husband’s new girlfriend.

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Secret Shopper
star
7.51
1855 votes

#49 - Secret Shopper

Superstore - Season 1 - Episode 6

A secret shopper is sent by corporate to test the employees as they try to work out who it is.

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Thanksgiving
star
7.50
1383 votes

#50 - Thanksgiving

Suburgatory - Season 1 - Episode 8

Depressed that she has to spend Thanksgiving in the suburbs, Tessa convinces Dallas to take her to the city for a girls' day out. During their fun day, they run across George making out with a woman while he was supposed to be "working." Angry with George for lying to her, Tessa confronts him during the Royces' Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile Lisa refuses to wear a special dress Sheila picked out for her, so Sheila decides to literally turn up the heat.

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