The Best Episodes Directed by Lisa Cholodenko


#1 - Security

Olive Kitteridge Season 1 - Episode 4

Olive visits Christopher and his second wife in New York, but abruptly returns to Maine, where she gets some bad news about Henry, and ultimately befriends a lonely widower she meets while out for a walk.

star 8.68
333 votes
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Incoming Tide

#2 - Incoming Tide

Olive Kitteridge Season 1 - Episode 2

Kevin returns to Maine and Olive is able to convince him to stay over and attend Christopher's wedding-rehearsal dinner. Olive clashes with the bride's mother and scares the flower girl at the ceremony.

star 8.35
352 votes
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A Different Road

#3 - A Different Road

Olive Kitteridge Season 1 - Episode 3

Christopher suggests counseling to Olive after she and Henry have a scary episode following dinner with friends. Later, Christopher confronts his mother about how she treated him as a child.

star 8.16
308 votes
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#4 - Pharmacy

Olive Kitteridge Season 1 - Episode 1

Math teacher Olive Kitteridge attempts to help Kevin, a smart but timid student whose mother is suffering from depression. Her son Christopher isn't happy though. Henry goes on a hunting trip that concludes with a tragedy.

star 8.04
432 votes
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Episode 3

#5 - Episode 3

Unbelievable Season 1 - Episode 3

As Karen and Grace Rasmussen compare notes on their cases, they consider an alarming possibility. In Washington, Marie's name is leaked to the press.

star 7.88
875 votes
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#6 - Familia

Six Feet Under Season 1 - Episode 4

Manuel Pedro Antonio "Paco" Bolin February 6, 1980 - February 15, 2001 The Fisher family wonder if Claire might have some part to play in the blaze across the street. Nate has Brenda over for dinner and it does not seem to go as well as expected. Nate is dealing with issues from every side, including a feud between a deceased's family and gang about how to handle his services. But Nate finally gets enough courage to stand up to Gilardi and handle issues with Keith and the clients.

star 7.80
1062 votes
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Fight, Death

#7 - Fight, Death

Here and Now (2018) Season 1 - Episode 6

Rocked by a disturbing revelation, Ramon escapes into the past. Farid looks for meaning in a translation, while Kristen takes comfort in the music of the Torah. Audrey finds that an old college friend, Steven Benjamin, is receptive to her Empathy Initiative pitch. Greg works out with Duc and Michael, and submits a foreword to Duc’s soon-to-be-published self-help book.

star 7.77
179 votes
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Episode 2

#8 - Episode 2

Unbelievable Season 1 - Episode 2

Marie struggles with the fallout from her retraction. Three years later, in Colorado, Detective Karen Duvall investigates a strikingly similar attack.

star 7.70
910 votes
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Episode 1

#9 - Episode 1

Unbelievable Season 1 - Episode 1

As a traumatized young woman reports being raped by an intruder, she faces a whirlwind of emotions -- and increasingly skeptical questions from police.

star 7.56
1028 votes
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The Same Coin

#10 - The Same Coin

Homicide: Life On The Street Season 7 - Episode 12

Gharty has a Vietnam flashback. Sheppard is placed back into rotation. Lewis asks Falsone to switch cases, as Lewis is still unsure about Sheppard's ability to be back on the street in the part of town where their call lies. Munch and MGee work a case where the victim was hit and run. One of the victim's possessions is a knife that has some meaning for Gharty, who later is able to recognize the tattoo found on the victim. Sheppard confronts Lewis about the case switch. She and Stivers talk more... after Stivers, working with Falsone, sees him ""go off"" on a potential witness... Munch and MGee find their hit and run vehicle, a rental SUV, whose renter claims to know nothing of the incident and says he had filed a stolen-vehicle report. Munch pulls the victim's DOD file and---for good measure---Gharty's! Munch, begins to spread doubts with the other detectives about Gharty's Vietnam experience, because the file tells him that Gharty had a less than honorable discharge. A kid, who had stol

star 7.50
111 votes

#11 - Wake

Here and Now (2018) Season 1 - Episode 7

Greg joins Ramon and Kristen to the gaming expo, where "Realms," and Ramon, attract considerable attention. Bruised by some inappropriate remarks, Duc takes out his frustrations on a fellow biker after a mountain race. Audrey and Steven reminisce about old times and missed opportunities. Ashley questions her place in society, and her relationship with Malcolm. Navid gives Kristen a makeover as the two plot revenge against Madison. Farid crosses a line in his treatment of Ramon.

star 7.48
178 votes
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#12 - Beaverland

Hung Season 2 - Episode 6

Jessica turns to Ray for help with a rodent problem that may be imaginary. Rebuffed by Ray in her attempts to add Mike to her stable, Tanya gets guilt-management advice from Charlie (Lennie James), then goes to extremes to prove her success. Ray has difficulty thawing a client who is cold as ice.

star 7.42
1595 votes
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Lynch Pin

#13 - Lynch Pin

The L Word Season 2 - Episode 4

Bette travels to New York on a business trip. Tina is shocked and angry about her lawyer's true intentions. Jenny and Shane search for a new roommate, and Kit bonds with an inspirational speaker.

star 7.15
303 votes
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#14 - Hector

The Slap (US) Season 1 - Episode 1

Aisha and Hector host a backyard birthday party to celebrate his 40th. Unfortunately, the party is anything but celebratory, as Hector wrestles with his attraction to the teenage babysitter, Connie, and his cousin slaps a child who is not his own.

star 6.89
141 votes
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