The Best Episodes Directed by Max Winkler

Josh Is Irrelevant.

#1 - Josh Is Irrelevant.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 3 - Episode 6

Rebecca tries to come to grips with her new life and some new information about herself.

star 8.21
285 votes
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The Big Day

#2 - The Big Day

The New Normal Season 1 - Episode 22

The wedding is finally here and despite all of the challenges that pop up throughout the day, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) are dead set on getting married before the arrival of their baby, but their son has other plans.

star 8.12
186 votes
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#3 - Cooler

New Girl Season 2 - Episode 15

Nick and Schmidt go out on a "bro's night," but quickly become infatuated with, and highly competitive over, a beautiful woman attracted to sadness. Meanwhile, Winston falls for a girl with absolutely no interest in him, which only makes him more attracted to her. Then, Jess' decision to have a night alone in the loft doesn't go as planned and involves another round of the drinking game "True American," and a surprising development in her relationship with one of the loft mates.

star 7.97
3295 votes
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The Pontiac Bandit Returns

#4 - The Pontiac Bandit Returns

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 - Episode 10

“The Pontiac Bandit,” aka Doug Judy, is back in custody, after jamming up Jake and Rosa in his previous encounter with them. But when Rosa discovers that Judy knows the whereabouts of the “Giggle Pig” drug leader, Capt. Holt offers the perp a plea deal to help track down the drug kingpin. Meanwhile, Gina and Boyle are nervous that their parents might be getting too close, and Santiago makes Holt a Christmas gift against his wishes.

star 7.85
3513 votes
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Hostage Situation

#5 - Hostage Situation

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 - Episode 11

Charles and Genevieve want to take their relationship to a new level, but his ex-wife, Eleanor, steamrolls their plans. Meanwhile, Amy asks Terry to write a recommendation letter with disastrous results, and Holt and Rosa enlist Gina’s help to solve a case.

star 7.76
3577 votes
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Winston's Birthday

#6 - Winston's Birthday

New Girl Season 2 - Episode 24

Jess' dad chooses the worst day to pay the loft an unexpected visit, forcing a nervous Nick to spend the day alone with him. Jess finds herself with huge opportunity for a new job on the day before Cece's wedding. Schmidt must take a look in the mirror and confront his real feelings about Elizabeth. Meanwhile, Winston psyches himself up for his huge surprise birthday celebration, which no one seemed to remember to throw for him.

star 7.75
3197 votes
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#7 - Unplugged

The New Normal Season 1 - Episode 8

When technology begins to interrupt their lives Bryan, David, Goldie and Shania reluctantly give up their various electronic devices for one day. Shania, however, takes it one step further by suggesting they give up all modern technology including heated toilet seats. Meanwhile, Rocky unleashes an online beast when she shows Jane how to use twitter. Hoping to gain more followers, Jane posts a private video from Bryan which was meant to surprise David on their future wedding day. Shocked at the invasion of privacy, Bryan is appalled until the cast of his show "Sing" tells him what they think of the tweet.

star 7.73
259 votes
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Double Date

#8 - Double Date

New Girl Season 3 - Episode 3

Thinking Schmidt has chosen to be with Cece, Jess and Nick invite him to go on a double date with them. Nick is caught between loyalty to his friend and loyalty to his girlfriend when he finds out a shocking secret. Meanwhile, Winston promises to get the foursome a table at an ultra-exclusive restaurant that doesn’t take reservations.

star 7.69
3314 votes
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Thanksgiving III

#9 - Thanksgiving III

New Girl Season 3 - Episode 10

The gang's survival skills are tested when Nick and Jess take them camping for Thanksgiving. Coach and Schmidt battle it out over who is the best woodsman, while Cece and Winston bond over their mutual distaste for the outdoors.

star 7.58
2994 votes
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#10 - Sister

New Girl Season 3 - Episode 16

Jess' wild-child sister, Abby, pays a visit and immediately throws the loft into disarray. Meanwhile, Schmidt enlists Nick to be his wingman in crashing a bar mitzvah and Winston throws a dinner party with Bertie, which turns awkward when only Cece and Coach attend.

star 7.57
2617 votes
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All In

#11 - All In

New Girl Season 3 - Episode 1

Picking up immediately after the events of the Season Two finale, Nick and Jess decide to go "all in" on their romantic relationship - which leads them to run away to a Mexican beach town. But when Nick runs into trouble with the authorities, it's Schmidt and Winston to the (possible) rescue, which may land Nick into even deeper trouble. Meanwhile, Schmidt makes a decision regarding Cece and Elizabeth, and Winston becomes obsessed with completing a puzzle

star 7.56
3509 votes
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#12 - TinFinity

New Girl Season 2 - Episode 18

Jess catches the eye of a professional football player, with whom Winston landed an exclusive interview for his radio station. Meanwhile, Nick and Schmidt argue over the planning of their "TinFinity" party celebrating their tenth anniversary of living together, and Cece gets a surprise offer

star 7.55
2917 votes
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Grinder Rests in Peace

#13 - Grinder Rests in Peace

The Grinder Season 1 - Episode 9

“The Grinder: New Orleans” -- a spinoff of the original hit series, asks Dean to film a scene giving closure to his beloved character, Mitch Grinder. Not surprisingly, Dean struggles with being replaced by his TV brother, Rake. Meanwhile Stewart, who has also been feeling replaced by his brother in Ethan's eyes, jumps at the opportunity to get Dean back into acting and out of his hair.

star 7.50
463 votes
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Baby Proofing

#14 - Baby Proofing

The New Normal Season 1 - Episode 11

Bryan and David start fighting after David hires a woman to baby-proof their home; the family discovers eggnog has a pleasant effect on Jane; Bryan and Jane attend a party.

star 7.44
195 votes
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Happy Birthday, Jeanette Turner

#15 - Happy Birthday, Jeanette Turner

Cruel Summer Season 1 - Episode 1

Taking place over 3 summers in the 90s when a popular teen goes missing, and a seemingly unrelated girl transforms from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America.

star 7.41
299 votes
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Pardon Me

#16 - Pardon Me

The New Normal Season 1 - Episode 9

After recalling the disastrous dinners of Thanksgivings past, Bryan, David, Goldie, Shania and Rocky decide that this year they are going to enjoy the holiday with their new family. Later, after realizing the horrible fates of the turkeys at the farm a sensitive Shania and Bryan pardon all of them and take them home as new pets. The move prompts a meat-free dinner menu and in the spirit of the pardon encourages everyone to invite over family and friends that they need to make amends with. David invites his mother and his father, while Bryan extends an olive branch to Jane, Goldie reaches out to Clay and Rocky puts aside her political differences with her brother Clint. Though the pre-dinner festivities seem to be cheerful it doesn't take long for personalities to clash and for this Thanksgiving to go to the birds.

star 7.32
287 votes
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#17 - ...

Casual Season 1 - Episode 4

Valerie breaks Alex's rules on casual sex. Alex is interviewed about his dating website. Laura takes things up a notch with an older man.

star 7.25
294 votes
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Home Sweet Home-School

#18 - Home Sweet Home-School

Fresh Off the Boat Season 1 - Episode 2

Louis and Jessica clash over how to raise the kids and how to run the restaurant. When the boys get straight A's in school, Jessica decides that their school must be too easy and takes it upon herself to give them more homework and tutor them after class. She takes the same strict approach at the restaurant (no extra croutons for anyone!), so it's up to Louis to get her to lighten up on everyone.

star 7.19
1342 votes

#19 - Animals

Casual Season 1 - Episode 3

Valerie decides to make a major move, but financial realities get in the way. Alex adopts a new friend. Laura fantasizes about an older man.

star 7.18
321 votes
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Take Me to Your Leader

#20 - Take Me to Your Leader

American Horror Story Season 10 - Episode 7

PART 2: DEATH VALLEY BEGINS. A group of college students on a camping trip are swept up in a horrifying & deadly conspiracy decades in the making.

star 7.11
406 votes
The Naughty List

#21 - The Naughty List

American Horror Stories Season 1 - Episode 4

A group of influencers face a reckoning after posting a problematic video online.

star 6.29
476 votes
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