The Best Episodes Directed by David Frankel

The Breaking Point

#1 - The Breaking Point

Band of Brothers Season 1 - Episode 7

Easy Company battles near Foy, Belgium, losing numerous men. In the episode, the actions of 1st Lt. Norman Dike, the Company's commander, are examined and questioned. Serving as narrator is 1st Sgt. Carwood Lipton, who attempts to keep the morale of the men up as they endure their trials in the forest near Foy.

star 8.48
5146 votes
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#2 - 1968

From the Earth to the Moon Season 1 - Episode 4

With all that had happened that year, 1968 looked as if it wouldn't be remembered fondly. But then Jim Lovell, Bill Anders and Frank Borman made the first journey toward the moon.

star 8.08
239 votes
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Apollo 1

#3 - Apollo 1

From the Earth to the Moon Season 1 - Episode 2

A horrible accident occurred on January 27, 1967 onboard Apollo 1, causing the deaths of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee and it threatened to end the American space program.

star 7.98
322 votes
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Ruin My Life

#4 - Ruin My Life

The Baker and the Beauty Season 1 - Episode 2

Noa and Daniel’s relationship begins to flourish, and after an unwanted birthday party for Noa, Daniel discovers more about her past while a heartbroken Vanessa is not giving up so easily. Meanwhile, with Rafael’s Cuban Bakery booming, a food critic extraordinaire puts in an outrageous food order the Garcias cannot refuse to take.

star 7.84
117 votes
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Chaos Is the New Cocaine

#5 - Chaos Is the New Cocaine

The Morning Show Season 1 - Episode 3

In a weekend of turmoil, TMS scrambles to prepare for its new future.

star 7.81
1488 votes
No One’s Gonna Harm You, Not While I’m Around

#6 - No One’s Gonna Harm You, Not While I’m Around

The Morning Show Season 1 - Episode 5

A looming article threatens to upend the TMS power structure.

star 7.78
1347 votes

#7 - One

Sex and the City Season 6 - Episode 12

Alexander Petrovsky, an internationally acclaimed artist who sweeps Carrie off her feet show up in her romance life. In the meantime, Miranda and Steve celebrate Brady's first birthday; Samantha frets about her appearance "down there;" and Charlotte receives some surprise news.

star 7.77
764 votes
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#8 - Pilot

Manifest Season 1 - Episode 1

Returning to New York from a family vacation in Jamaica, the Stone family is separated when adult siblings Michaela and Ben, along with Ben's gravely ill son Cal are bumped to a later flight, while Ben's wife, daughter and parents fly ahead. When that later flight lands, the passengers are bewildered to discover that five and a half years have gone by. They attempt to reconnect with the loved ones who mourned their passing and moved on, and try to make sense of a mystifying phenomenon steering them to act in ways they don't understand.

star 7.75
3106 votes
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The Baker and the Beauty

#9 - The Baker and the Beauty

The Baker and the Beauty Season 1 - Episode 1

Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night, he meets Noa Hamilton and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash?

star 7.74
136 votes
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The Domino Effect

#10 - The Domino Effect

Sex and the City Season 6 - Episode 11

Big visits New York for what could be the moneyed mystery man's last chance with Carrie. In the meantime, Miranda pursues a relationship with Dr. Robert; Charlotte visits a Chinese fertility doctor; and freewheeling Samantha balks at holding hands.

star 7.69
669 votes
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The Scene

#11 - The Scene

Entourage Season 1 - Episode 7

Eric is concerned over the choice of director, an indie loose cannon named Billy Walsh, for Vince's new film. Meanwhile, Drama lobbies for a supporting role, while Ari finds he can't mix business with pleasure.

star 7.61
1746 votes
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Just Say Yes

#12 - Just Say Yes

Sex and the City Season 4 - Episode 12

Upset with the idea of having to move out because her building is going co-op, Carrie faces an even bigger problem: Aidan suggested that they moved in together after he bought both Carrie's and the next door apartment to make one big place for them. It's a big step that needs some thinking time, which is not helped when Carrie accidentally discovers an engagement ring among Aidan's stuff. This makes her question if Aidan is really "the one" and if she is ready for it. But then again, are we ever ready? An unexpected bump into Big doesn't really help her, specially when the ring she saw has nothing to do with her – nevermind that it was Miranda who helped him pick it out. Finally, when she's not expecting, Aidan knees and pops the question. The right timing, the right place – and most important, the right ring – make Carrie say yes. Meanwhile, Miranda faces a proposal too, after she tells Steve she's pregnant with his child. But different from Carrie, Miranda is definitely not ready for

star 7.51
843 votes
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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

#13 - Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Sex and the City Season 4 - Episode 11

While Charlotte is frustrated that she's can't get pregnant despite her efforts with Trey, Miranda has the exact opposite problem: her lazy ovary combined with Steve's lonely ball somehow managed to get her pregnant in what Samantha called "a mercy fuck" ("he only had one ball", Miranda justifies). Although she's decided to have an abortion, she isn't sure about whether or not to tell Steve. Carrie thinks she should, despite never having told a waiter from The Saloon that she got an abortion herself after a drunk one night stand over a decade ago. In the waiting room of the abortion clinic, Miranda reconsiders her position as she wonder when she'll ever find time and chances to get pregnant again; so she decides to keep it. Meanwhile, Charlotte discovers her uterus is attacking Trey's sperm and considers in vitro fertilization; Carrie comes clean with Aidan about her past after meeting the waiter that knocked her up and Samantha has a hard time being the rep for Lucy Liu and finding a

star 7.47
796 votes
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We Interrupt This Program

#14 - We Interrupt This Program

From the Earth to the Moon Season 1 - Episode 8

A disaster has occurred onboard Apollo 13, putting the lives of it's crew in doubt. While the crew's story is very well known, see how things went on the ground for those that cover the news.

star 7.42
227 votes
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Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little

#15 - Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little

Sex and the City Season 6 - Episode 4

Carrie brings Berger out for a dinner with the girls, and the conversation flows smoothly, but things come to a screeching halt when Berger gives Miranda some blunt advice about her lovelife. The advice may be difficult to hear, but ultimately, Berger scores points with the girls for his honesty. Later that night, Carrie and Berger share their first "I Love Yous," and things couldn't seem to get any better. Unfortunately, they soon get worse. Berger gives Carrie a copy of his book, "Hurricane Pandora." Carrie loves his writing, but gently ribs him for having a female protagonist from New York that wears a hair scrunchy. Berger does not take to this light criticism well, shutting down completely, and becoming very cold to our Ms. Bradshaw. Meanwhile, Samantha and Jerry's sex life is heating up, with the pair acting out several different fantasies in the bedroom. Sometimes Jerry plays an IRS agent, other times a doctor... but the scenarios always end with a steamy bedroom encounter. Whil

star 7.36
671 votes
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#16 - Entourage

Entourage Season 1 - Episode 1

Vincent Chase is a young, hot, up-and-coming actor living in Hollywood. Tonight, he must attend the opening of his latest movie "Head On". At the post-premiere party, Vince's agent, Ari, hassles Eric about getting Vince to read the script for a possible new project. Over breakfast, Vince says he's not going to do "Matterhorn" on Eric's advice. The foursome goes to meet with the director where Vince impresses him so much that Ari calls later to tell him that they've offered $4 million for the part. While Turtle & Drama celebrate, Vince lets him know that Eric is not too enthused about the script. Later, Ari & Eric share a rather confrontational dinner while discussing the future of their star's career.

star 7.35
2825 votes
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The Perfect Present

#17 - The Perfect Present

Sex and the City Season 6 - Episode 3

Carrie visits Berger's apartment for the first time and discovers his "ex-file." Meanwhile, Charlotte sacrifices pieces of her past as the day of her official conversion to Judaism approaches; a diaper bag-discovery forces Miranda to deal with the reality of Steve's new relationship; and in a bit of role-reversal, Samantha "waits" on Jerry the waiter.

star 7.27
734 votes
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