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Episode 1

#1 - Episode 1

The Silence Season 1 - Episode 1

Amelia has recently had a cochlear implant fitted and is undergoing intensive speech therapy – and learning to hear for the first time. Joining in with the chaotic and lively household, Amelia volunteers to take the dog for a walk, and witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman. Reluctantly she is propelled into a loud and frightening world.

star 8.62
85 votes
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Dead (Part 2 of 2)

#2 - Dead (Part 2 of 2)

Shameless Season 1 - Episode 7

Monica and Norma are ruling the roost at the Gallagher household after Fiona moves in with Steve, but none of the Gallagher kids are happy by their mother's return. Frank is desperate to make contact with his estranged wife, but first, he must deal with his growing debts, two debt collectors watching his every move, the threat of homelessness for his entire family, and Monica's aggressive girlfriend, Norma. However, it's his new rival Norma who comes up with the perfect solution: fake his own death so his debts die with him, but Monica and Norma may have an ulterior motive for offering to help. Meanwhile, Sheila tries to overcome her agoraphobia with Debbie's help, whilst harbouring a life-changing secret, and it seems Steve's days as a free man are numbered when a jealous Tony discovers the source of his fortune.

star 8.17
366 votes
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Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Little Dorrit Season 1 - Episode 2

Arthur befriends Amy Dorrit and involves himself in her family's affairs. If, as he suspects, his family have something to do with their ruin, the least he can do is pay off her brother's debt and give him the chance to start again. Arthur himself is planning to start again with a new job, and perhaps a renewed love for childhood sweetheart Flora Casby.

star 8.02
119 votes
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True Love

#4 - True Love

Shameless Season 2 - Episode 10

Fiona's life is turned upside down when Steve returns to Chatsworth, on the run, to persuade her to flee to Amsterdam with him, but she is torn whether to leave her family and Chatsworth forever, not to mention the father of her baby, Craig. Meanwhile, when Lillian Tyler's (Alice Barry) husband, Brendan, is killed, Frank sees a way to make some money and also manages to win him and Sheila the trip of a lifetime. However, he is forced to look after Lillian's irritating dog, Sadie, who proves to be quite indestructible. Elsewhere, Carl makes a shocking confession during a Gallagher family bust-up: he killed Lillian's husband Brendan. Can the Gallaghers cover up Carl's shocking crime?

star 7.97
205 votes
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The Lord of No Mercy

#5 - The Lord of No Mercy

Fargo Season 3 - Episode 6

Gloria and Winnie get closer to the truth. Emmit tries to make things right. Nikki and Ray prepare for payback. Varga cleans up a mess.

star 7.92
3774 votes
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#6 - Gunner

Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 - Episode 5

Frank and Micro go looking for answers from a reluctant witness. Madani and Sam learn of a looming investigation. Rawlins sees a ghost.

star 7.90
3722 votes
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#7 - Household

The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 - Episode 6

June accompanies the Waterfords to Washington D.C., where a powerful family offers a glimpse of the future of Gilead. June makes an important connection as she attempts to protect Nichole.

star 7.85
2375 votes
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The House of Special Purpose

#8 - The House of Special Purpose

Fargo Season 3 - Episode 5

Nikki and Ray’s retaliation has consequences for Emmit. Gloria and Winnie start connecting the dots.

star 7.81
3814 votes
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Monica Comes Home (Part 1 of 2)

#9 - Monica Comes Home (Part 1 of 2)

Shameless Season 1 - Episode 6

Bailiffs reclaim old debts from Frank, and, as usual, his children are forced to pay the price. If that isn't enough, Mr. Wilson (Clive Russell), a housing officer with a personal vendetta against Frank, is threatening to take the family home. Frank, however, is busy trying to get money out of his ex-wife, Monica Gallagher (Annabelle Apsion). With Kev's assistance, Frank manages to fool Monica, but he makes the mistake of letting her know he is after her. The pair are chased back to Chatsworth by Monica and her lesbian lover, Norma Starkey (Dystin Johnson), leading to a rollercoaster of emotions within the fractured family. Meanwhile, Tony's love for Fiona reaches new depths when he asks her to marry him.

star 7.77
369 votes
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#10 - Resurrection

Penny Dreadful Season 1 - Episode 3

Dr. Frankenstein is confronted by the consequences of his past. Vanessa has a vision of Mina, which leads her, Sir Malcolm, Ethan and Sembene to a strange discovery at the London Zoo.

star 7.64
3920 votes
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The Bonds of Matrimony

#11 - The Bonds of Matrimony

Borgia Season 1 - Episode 5

The wedding of Lucrezia to Giovanni Sforza is to seal the union between the Borgia and Sforza families, but the marriage will not be consummated.

star 7.62
133 votes
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Episode 2

#12 - Episode 2

The Silence Season 1 - Episode 2

Amelia identifies one of Jane Shilliday's killers, a detective on the Drugs Squad. When Jim learns that Rocky and Shilliday were romantically involved, he is certain that the large scale corruption on the Drugs Squad was the motive for Jane Shilliday's murder, but he can't prove it. When Amelia's implant is returned to her via her audiologist, she realises, with horror, that Shilliday's killers know who she is.

star 7.61
23 votes
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#13 - Demimonde

Penny Dreadful Season 1 - Episode 4

Vanessa's infatuation with Dorian Gray continues to grow. Professor Abraham Van Helsing is hired to work with Dr. Frankenstein. And Fenton draws his master to Sir Malcolm's mansion.

star 7.56
3659 votes
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Lady in Waiting

#14 - Lady in Waiting

The Tudors Season 2 - Episode 8

The brief resurgence of Anne at court is short-lived, as Jane Seymour rapidly replaces her in the king's affections, a process speeded up by Henry's near-fatal jousting accident and Anne's hysteria-induced miscarriage.

star 7.55
1012 votes
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#15 - Priscilla

Traitors Season 1 - Episode 3

The truth about what happened to Jarvis is revealed. And the Soviet mole begins to notice Feef's mission. The game of cat and mouse is on, and the stakes are deadly.

star 7.53
88 votes
Something for You

#16 - Something for You

The Tudors Season 4 - Episode 3

A noticeably more benevolent and tolerant Henry VIII forgives the citizens of the North for their rebellion against him, but the youthful wife he dotes upon launches a passionate affair with Culpepper.

star 7.53
1442 votes
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Episode 3

#17 - Episode 3

The Silence Season 1 - Episode 3

Amelia and Jim's families are subjected to intimidation tactics by the corrupt Drugs Squad in an attempt to thwart the investigation into Jane Shilliday's murder. When Amelia lip reads a conversation between Rocky and Mac and relays the information to Jim, he becomes certain that Mac is Jane Shilliday's other killer. When Lee Griggson comes to Amelia's house to intimidate her, she runs away, without taking her cochlear implant.

star 7.52
21 votes
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Episode 1

#18 - Episode 1

Little Dorrit Season 1 - Episode 1

When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, his curiosity is piqued by the presence in his mother's house of a young seamstress, Amy Dorrit. The cold and forbidding Mrs Clennam isn't usually given to charity, so why has she made an exception in taking on Amy? Is she making reparations for a past wrongdoing? Does it have anything to do with Arthur's father's dying words and the pocket watch with its mysterious inscription, 'do not forget'?

star 7.52
166 votes
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#19 - Sister

The Tudors Season 4 - Episode 2

Henry's age catches up to him during Christmas celebrations, but his youthful and randy court continues the party without him; the arrogant Lord Surrey takes aim at the powerful Seymour clan.

star 7.51
1553 votes
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Moment of Nostalgia

#20 - Moment of Nostalgia

The Tudors Season 4 - Episode 1

King Henry VIII marries his fifth queen, a lusty teenager whose beauty and checkered past inflame the passions of a trusted courtier, Thomas Culpepper.

star 7.50
1699 votes
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The Time of Sweet Desires

#21 - The Time of Sweet Desires

Borgia Season 2 - Episode 1

Cesare covets the hand of Carlotta d'Aragona and the Naples throne. Rodrigo et Lucrezia, for their part, wold like to turn the page on the death of Juan Borgia.

star 7.47
161 votes
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Crooks and Robbers

#22 - Crooks and Robbers

Shameless Season 2 - Episode 5

When Sheila asks Lip to water her friend's plants while she is away, he begins using the house to get some peace and quiet to do homework. But when he returns one night, he discovers the house has been burgled, and he is arrested by a bent copper with a grudge to bear. Frank is called into the police station to represent him and ends up making matters a lot worse. With Lip facing a prison stretch, Fiona, Tony and Frank attempt to deal with the bent copper, while Ian, Marty, and Carl Gallagher (Elliott Tittensor) find themselves taking part in a burglary. Meanwhile, Debbie begins a VHS business, and Carl discovers a video of the local lollypop woman having an affair with another man. The video starts spreading around Chatsworth, leaving the residents wondering who the mystery man is, with the culprit eventually being revealed as local policeman, Stan Waterman (Warren Donnelly). Elsewhere, Fiona is still missing Steve, and Tony's attempts to help only make things worse for her.

star 7.46
285 votes
Matters of State

#23 - Matters of State

The Tudors Season 2 - Episode 7

The persecution of the Catholic Church reaches its pinnacle as Thomas Cromwell confiscates its wealth for the crown, making Henry the richest English king in history, while Katherine dies in pious poverty.

star 7.46
1157 votes
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Welcome to the Family

#24 - Welcome to the Family

Shameless Season 2 - Episode 6

Lip is sleeping with Mandy while she is pretending to be Ian's girlfriend to hide the fact that he is gay. However, after Mandy falls pregnant with Lip's baby, everyone begins to think the child is Ian's, so the Maguire family welcome him into the family with the threat of castration if he and Mandy do not marry. When Ian announces their engagement, the Gallaghers and Maguires throw a party at The Jockey, but a revelation from Lip turns the happy occasion into an evening of chaos and bloodshed. Meanwhile, Frank is left debt-ridden by Cassie Weston (Moya Brady), The Jockey's new landlady. He must come up with a way to pay back his years of free booze. Unfortunately for him, she might have just the solution. But their plan is foiled by a devious Karen. Elsewhere, Sheila cold-turkeys her tablets, leaving her convinced that the twins are monsters, while a late-night encounter with a tearaway teenager brings a new man into Fiona's life.

star 7.44
303 votes
The Pretend War

#25 - The Pretend War

Fargo Season 4 - Episode 4

Loy retaliates. Josto asserts his leadership. Ethelrida makes a disturbing discovery. The walls begin to close in on Odis.

star 7.42
1091 votes
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#26 - Raddoppiarlo

Fargo Season 4 - Episode 3

Deafy and Odis join forces. Josto seeks revenge. Oraetta finds new employment. Gaetano makes a move. Zelmare and Swanee help the Smutnys with their debt.

star 7.42
1114 votes
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#27 - Legitimacy

Borgia Season 1 - Episode 6

As peace remains brittle, Rodrigo publicly acknowledges his paternity of Juan, Cesare, Lucrezia and Goffredo to strengthen the family bonds.

star 7.39
126 votes
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Ash Wednesday

#28 - Ash Wednesday

Borgia Season 2 - Episode 2

Cesare Borgia celebrates Mass on Ash Wednesday for the King of Naples and his court. According to the liturgical texts, Cesare made ​​a sign of the cross on the forehead of each participant with ash, in these words: "Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return." But when comes the turn of King Federico d'Aragona, Cesare draws a "C" on his forehead. Thus causing the sovereign Cesare stands in contradiction with the spirit of contrition associated with this holiday.

star 7.37
117 votes
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#29 - Stasis

Tales from the Loop Season 1 - Episode 3

Upon falling in love, a teenaged girl attempts to make the moment last forever.

star 7.30
644 votes
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#30 - Hugh

Traitors Season 1 - Episode 2

Feef's lover goes missing, just as things begin to heat up in her hunt for the Russian mole. And she commits her first personal betrayal when she's instructed to spy on Hugh.

star 7.28
117 votes
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Sister, Sister

#31 - Sister, Sister

Shameless Season 2 - Episode 9

Kev's sister, Kelly (Sally Carman), arrives in Chatsworth on the run from her ex-boyfriend, an aggressive junkie. She is desperate to retrieve her things from his flat, so Kev and Frank decide to step in and help her. However, Veronica soon discovers everything is not what it seems - and Kelly may be hiding a dark addiction herself. Meanwhile, Fiona is suffering from morning sickness, so Craig is planning a surprise trip to Wales to relax. Craig's wife, Sue (Gillian Kearney), is jealous of his new relationship and seeks solace in Marty. But when Sue breaks up with Marty, it leads him on a downward spiral which threatens to land him back in prison, forcing Debbie to take drastic actions. Elsewhere, tragedy strikes for Craig when he discovers his father has died.

star 7.18
211 votes

#32 - Feef

Traitors Season 1 - Episode 1

Feef is midway through spy training and longs for adventure, but with the war coming to an end, she finds herself working behind a desk within the British civil service instead. Feef is then seduced by an American agent into spying on her own country.

star 7.16
166 votes
Episode 4

#33 - Episode 4

The Silence Season 1 - Episode 4

In an explosive finale, Amelia heads to a rural police station, but refuses to reveal her identity, worried that the corrupt officers on the Drugs Squad might be able to track her down. Amelia believes her location has been breached and makes contact with Jim, who races to collect her. He realises too late that Mac and Lee have followed him and confronts them, insisting Amelia head home for her own safety. Amelia tracks down Rocky at the boxing gym and in a big showdown reveals that Mac and Lee murdered his girlfriend. Rocky decides to come clean about the Drug Squad's corruption to obtain a justice of sorts for Jane Shilliday's murder.

star 6.89
18 votes
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The Big Day

#34 - The Big Day

Shameless Season 2 - Episode 4

Preparations for Fiona and Steve's wedding are underway in the Gallagher household. In the days leading up to the wedding, Steve falls in with a group of ruthless criminals, convinced that this job will set him and the rest of the Gallaghers up for life. Things turn nasty when a vengeful Tony begins operating against Steve, and a deadly showdown at a warehouse sparks off a chain of events that changes life for the Gallaghers forever. Meanwhile, Ian recruits Mandy to be his "fake girlfriend" after Frank nearly rumbles his big secret. Carol goes on a cruise, leaving Marty in charge of her beloved dog.

star 6.63
195 votes