The Best Episodes Directed by Mcg
#1 - Stephen Fry on Wagner
BBC Documentaries Season 2010 - Episode 29
Stephen Fry explores his passion for controversial composer Richard Wagner. Can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with Hitler's Nazi regime? His journey takes him to Germany, Switzerland and Russia as he pieces together the story of the composer's turbulent career. Along the way he plays Wagner's piano, meets the composer's descendants and eavesdrops on rehearsals for the legendary Bayreuth Festival, the annual extravaganza of Wagner's music held in a theatre designed by the composer himself.
#3 - A Scandal in Belgravia
Sherlock Season 2 - Episode 1
A case of blackmail threatens to topple the monarchy itself, but soon Sherlock and John discover there is even more to it than that. They find themselves battling international terrorism, rogue CIA agents and a secret conspiracy involving the British government. But this case will cast a longer shadow on their lives than they could ever imagine, as the great detective begins a long duel of wits with an antagonist as cold and ruthless and brilliant as himself: Irene Adler.
#4 - A Study in Pink
Sherlock Season 1 - Episode 1
A war hero, invalided home from Afghanistan, meets a strange but charismatic genius who is looking for a flatmate — it is London, 2010, and Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes are meeting for the first time. A string of impossible suicides has Scotland Yard baffled — and only one man can help.
#5 - Short, Plush and Deadly
Duckman Season 4 - Episode 22
The family goes on a dream holiday camping trip. At the park, they run into Fluffy and Uranus who are also on holiday. However, Duckman quickly puts them to work and gets himself banished from the campground. He takes Fluffy, Uranus and Cornfed with him off into the woods, but bees sting the accompanying trio. Cornfed's head swells and an allergic reaction causes Fluffy and Uranus to grow to gigantic proportions and become homicidal. Hearing Duckman's screams, Beverly and a reluctant Bernice go to the rescue leaving entertainer Jim Bailey keeps the boys and Grandma-ma entertained.
#6 - The Great Game
Sherlock Season 1 - Episode 3
A strange clue in an empty room, a blood-soaked car, a priceless Old Master, a deranged bomber. With the clock ticking, the curtain rises on a battle of wits between Sherlock, John and the shadowy stranger who seems to know all the answers...
#9 - Exile in Guyville
Duckman Season 3 - Episode 17
A young child is related the tale of how Duckman and Bernice led a nationwide division of sexes, all this because of his ad for lingerie. Duckman and the men move to the west coast. Bernice and the woman move to the east coast. The children have a different idea.
#11 - Episode 2
Monroe Season 1 - Episode 2
As Monroe struggles to accept the fact that his wife Anna has left him, he throws himself into work and tries to pretend that his life is not in freefall. Can he find the courage to tell his son the truth about why his marriage ended? At the hospital, Monroe and cardiac surgeon Jenny Bremner have to deal with a double shooting after a 14-year-old boy accidentally shoots his 12-year-old brother before attempting to kill himself.
#12 - Episode 3
Monroe Season 1 - Episode 3
A former soldier is admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in his brain and Monroe controversially decides against surgery. Bremner is tempted to break her own rule about remaining detached from her patients, and Springer tries to cover up the fact that he has `mislaid' a patient.
#13 - Sperms of Endearment
Duckman Season 3 - Episode 5
Bernice, Duckmans sister-in-law, decides she wants to have a child of her own. After trying the dating scene she decides to give artificial insemination a go. Due to a mis-communication and over abundance of, er, 'product', the service gives her Duckmans 'donation'. Hilarity ensues as Duckman and Bernice are incompatible in every [in] conceivable way.
#14 - The Hounds of Baskerville
Sherlock Season 2 - Episode 2
Something terrible has happened to Henry Knight — Sherlock and John investigate the truth about the monstrous creature which apparently killed their client's father. A hound from hell? What seems like fantasy in Baker Street is a very different prospect in the ultra-secret army base that looms over Dartmoor.
#16 - Brennen
Matlock Season 8 - Episode 18
Ben vies with a formidable D.A. while defending a client accused of killing a city councilwoman, and discovers a secret hiding in the D.A.'s past that is affecting his judgment in this case.
#17 - The Death of Dr. Ogden
Murdoch Mysteries Season 7 - Episode 18
When Julia Ogden's father passes away, she uncovers an unexpected truth behind his death - and his life. Meanwhile, Brackenreid must take over for Murdoch in the investigation of a murder amongst a group of geniuses.
#19 - Inherit the Judgment: The Dope's Trial
Duckman Season 2 - Episode 4
Duckman, in search of his free clock radio, takes the family out to the desert. They wind up in a small town where ""King"" Chicken is the sheriff and Duckman is put on trial for being a heretic.
#20 - Episode One
Misfits Season 5 - Episode 1
It's the first anniversary of the storm and handsome barman Alex discovers that he has acquired a strange new superpower that he has to use on one of the gang. Meanwhile, Rudy's downbeat alter ego joins a mysterious new support group deep in the heart of the estate.
#21 - Facilis Descensus
Harrow Season 2 - Episode 9
[The Descent is Easy] Harrow is desperate to prove once and for all that Francis Chester is alive and trying to kill him, but with no proof, even his most-trusted friends and colleagues doubt Harrow's state of mind.
#22 - Surf N Turf
Lethal Weapon Season 1 - Episode 2
A noise complaint at a boxer's home leads Riggs and Murtaugh to a case involving illegal gun runners and Riggs becomes personally invested in the outcome when one of their targets reminds him of his late wife. Meanwhile, Trish worries about Murtaugh's health.
#24 - Magnus Nilsson
Chef's Table Season 1 - Episode 6
Far from any city, far from most fresh ingredients, chef Magnus Nilsson has created one of the world’s great restaurants in frozen Järpen, Sweden.
#25 - Corrado Assenza
Chef's Table Season 4 - Episode 2
Corrado Assenza uses the best produce and dairy from his native Sicily to make some of Italy's finest gelati, granita and cannoli at his humble sweets shop in Noto.
#26 - Pilot
Designated Survivor Season 1 - Episode 1
Lower-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol. Kirkman must keep the country and his family safe while leading the search for the those responsible for the attack.
#27 - Only Human
grown-ish Season 2 - Episode 19
Aaron is affected deeply when he learns one of his residents was possibly contemplating suicide and decides to bring awareness to black mental health on campus. With the campuswide "Fundie Run" on the horizon, Jazz and Sky let the competition get the best of them. Meanwhile, Zoey hones in on why fashion is so important to her.
#30 - Passover
Rugrats Season 3 - Episode 51
This is the original series finale of Rugrats. Special: After arguing with Minka over his spotted glasses, Boris runs away. Later, after feeling bad, he decides to get Minka's glasses, only to be trapped in the attic by Angelica, Tommy & Chuckie. Each family member finds him, as well as end up being locked in the attic (it locks from the outside). While in the attic, Boris tells the story on how Passover was established. Angelica, imagining the story as it unfolds, picture herself as the Pharaoh, Tommy as Moses, and the babies as Hebrew slaves. A very interesting episode.
#34 - Episode Three
Misfits Season 5 - Episode 3
Abby is convinced she has finally met her soulmate in Laura until childhood memories return to haunt her, unleashing a terrifying force. Finn is in an awkward position when it becomes clear that Greg, the probation worker, has a crush on him. And, searching for the mysterious superhero on his woolly jumper, Rudy's alter-ego meets Sam.
#35 - Where You Belong
Emergence Season 1 - Episode 9
Jo and Chris must evade the FBI as they investigate an elusive group of cyber terrorists. Ed’s presented with a cancer treatment that seems too good to be true, and a mysterious woman’s attempt to reach Piper puts the entire Evans family in danger.
#36 - Episode Two
Misfits Season 5 - Episode 2
While the gang are out on the estate picking up litter, Rudy discovers that his dad is having an affair. With some help from Jess, Rudy investigates further and finds out his dad has a superpower of his own, a dark secret he has kept hidden from his family. As Rudy and Jess find themselves thrown together, Rudy is shocked to discover he has feelings for her. Meanwhile at the superpower support group, Rudy Two meets a mysterious boy with the power to fly and he starts to believe that the jumper Maggie knitted him really does hold the secrets to the gang's future.
#37 - Vuuck, as in Duck
Duckman Season 4 - Episode 16
Duckman inherits a minor league baseball team as the dying wish of the owner who is trying to keep the team from hands of a banker. To boost attendance he stages a series of stunts, that humiliate and scare the players into quitting. He ""hires"" nine super-models to take their place and they are an instant success. Cornfed teaches them the fundamentals of baseball and they become a great team. The banker institutes a scheme to prevent the supermodels from winning the big game and Cornfed discovers his other scheme on the Internet in the newsgroup alt.villians.greedy-schemes.
#38 - Episode 7
Poldark (2015) Season 1 - Episode 7
Francis wrongly blames Ross for helping Verity elope with Andrew Blamey. Mark suspects Dwight and Keren of having an affair, starting a chain of events which will have tragic consequences and threatens the safety of everyone at Nampara.
#40 - Pilot
Emergence Season 1 - Episode 1
Beyond explanation...beyond understanding...lies the truth. This character-driven genre thriller follows a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all.
#42 - Pilot
Fastlane Season 1 - Episode 1
Van Ray and his partner, Andre Hayes, are on a sting to bring down a group selling stolen high end cars when something goes horribly wrong. Deaqon Hayes, Andre's brother, comes back to his roots in L.A. from New York City to find out what happened and who was responsible. Van and Deaq team up under the supervision of Lt. Wilhemina "Billie" Chambers to attempt to bring down the illegal traffickers and suspected murderers. In the process, Van must gain the trust of the beautiful young woman in the crew and the leader of the crew turns out to be more than what they expected.
#44 - Episode 1
Monroe Season 1 - Episode 1
At work, Monroe has the courage to perform cutting-edge brain surgery but at home, he is afraid to admit that his life is falling apart. When Alison Bannister is admitted with a brain tumour, Monroe has to help her make a frightening decision. To go ahead with an operation could leave Alison paralysed or unable to speak, yet without surgery, she is likely to die within a few years. Does she want to survive if surgery might change who she is? And can Monroe get her through this crisis as his own life starts to spiral out of control?
#45 - Rm w/a Vu
Angel Season 1 - Episode 5
Cordelia finds a perfect apartment, but it' has just one flaw: it's haunted. Meanwhile, Doyle flees the phantoms of his past.
#46 - The Dividing Line
Northern Rescue Season 1 - Episode 7
John and Simmons rescue victims of an island plane crash. Scout conceals his team status from his father. Maddie's attempt to defend Taylor backfires.
#48 - Pilot
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 - Episode 1
Kevin, who is on a dangerous path of despair, returns to his childhood home in Texas to crash with his widowed twin sister, Amy, and teenaged niece, Reese. It is a strained homecoming – he and his family have grown apart over the years – and Kevin has no real hope that anything will get better. But a series of fantastic events, including a meteorite landing near the house, lead Kevin to meet an unlikely celestial guide, Yvette, who delivers incredible news to Kevin: in every generation there are 36 righteous souls on Earth whose mere existence protects the world. Now Kevin has a mission, whether he wants it or not: “power up” his soul through acts of kindness and selflessness, so that he can eventually find and anoint a new generation of righteous. Yvette will serve as his protector and teacher, a drill sergeant with divine authority, even if she’s the least angel-like person he’s ever met.
#49 - Clip Job
Duckman Season 2 - Episode 9
Duckman is kidnapped by an irate viewer who doesn't like the lack of morals portrayed on his television show.
#50 - Pilot
Devious Maids Season 1 - Episode 1
The women turn to one another for support when their friend and fellow maid Flora is brutally murdered at the home of her employers, Evelyn and Adrian Powell, at one of the largest society events of the year. Meanwhile, newcomer Marisol is hired to clean the home of Taylor and Michael Stappord, a newlywed couple with a complicated love history. But Marisol has ulterior motives and when someone she loves becomes wrapped up in Flora’s murder, she goes undercover to learn the truth.
#52 - H-- HEY, YOU
Speechless Season 3 - Episode 11
Maya is less than thrilled when Kenneth interferes with her business plans with Melanie. Ray begs JJ to cast him opposite his new crush, Izzy, in his next movie, which has unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Dylan is impressed with Jimmy’s band.
#53 - The Thin Dead Line
Angel Season 2 - Episode 14
Angel teams up with Kate to investigate the rumours of "dead" renegade police who are out for blood. Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn carry out their own investigation that results in Wesley being seriously wounded by a police gunshot.
#54 - Goose Glazing Time
Bless This Mess Season 2 - Episode 9
Mike and Rio are thrilled about having their first Christmas alone as a married couple, but a wrench is thrown into their romanticized holiday plans as they are interrupted by crisis after crisis; Kay invites Beau home for Christmas.
#55 - Incoming
Persons Unknown Season 1 - Episode 5
After discovering that Tori is missing, the group's search for her turns up a mysterious newcomer with the name "Erika" tattooed on her arm. Erika reacts violently to her new surroundings and physically attacks Joe, Janet, Blackham, and Moira. Meanwhile, a suspicious Renbe believes he's found a link between Tori's fate and Janet's disappearance.
#56 - Bang for Your Buck
Bless This Mess Season 2 - Episode 4
Mike decides to get back into journalism by reinvigorating the town newspaper, but ends up causing quite the stir when he discovers some town secrets and rivalries. A vindictive neighbor keeps Rio from playing the Maiden of Bucksnort.
#57 - Target of Opportunity
The Border Season 2 - Episode 2
An international assassin, Monita Persaud, turns up in downtown Toronto. Her target: a political cartoonist who has enraged the Muslim world. The ICS squad, with the help of US Homeland Security Special Agent Bianca LaGarda, tracks down Persaud, only to discover a more ominous conspiracy. It's what Monita Persaud doesn't know that poses the greatest threat -- to the life of one of the ICS squad.
#58 - The Letter of the Law
Bless This Mess Season 2 - Episode 11
Rio is bummed she can’t afford to go to Iceland for her best friend’s wedding, so the nuptials are moved and brought to the farm. Rio is forced to take on Deb’s mail route after she quits. Mike and Jacob help Rudy get over Constance.
#60 - Ben Shewry
Chef's Table Season 1 - Episode 5
New Zealand chef Ben Shewry's strong connection with nature and dedication to finding new tastes have made his Australian restaurant Attica world famous.
#64 - The Mystery of the Dead Date
The Mysteries of Laura Season 1 - Episode 2
The use of an online dating service precipitates a woman's murder, so Laura decides to bait the killer by using the same service. As a consequence, she also considers personally getting back into dating.
#65 - Calm Down
Bless This Mess Season 2 - Episode 13
Rio comes up with a plan when Sierra confesses something big on her wedding day, while Mike and Rudy devise a plan to make money from the New Yorkers who are coming in for the wedding. Meanwhile, Beau and Kay fall back into their old arguments and soon find themselves at a crossroads.
#67 - Knuckles
Bless This Mess Season 2 - Episode 16
While cleaning out the basement, Rio jokes about Mike's lack of follow-through when it comes to his hobbies and various projects. Hurt by this comment, Mike sets out to prove Rio wrong. Meanwhile, Constance struggles to end her romantic endeavors with Pastor Paul who has become quite clingy.
#69 - Will Goldfarb
Chef's Table Season 4 - Episode 4
After finally achieving recognition in New York, Will Goldfarb suffers yet another setback and decides to relocate to tropical Bali half a world away to start anew.
#70 - Joking the Chicken
Duckman Season 1 - Episode 13
A group of comedians hire Duckman to stop a pathetic mild mannered politically correct chicken whose ""clean"" stand up routine becomes a comedy sensation. The chicken's routines are funny to everyone except Duckman, who soon discovers the source of his popularity.
#71 - Vladimir Mukhin
Chef's Table Season 3 - Episode 2
Chef Vladimir Mukhin brings a modern interpretation to traditional Russian cuisine at his Moscow restaurant, White Rabbit.
#72 - Consent
Workin' Moms Season 2 - Episode 5
Kate steps outside her comfort zone in an attempt to keep up at Baseline, and receives a surprise phone call from Gaze. Anne agrees to hypnotherapy with Brad.
#75 - Sweet Baby
Scandal (2012) Season 1 - Episode 1
Olivia hires Quinn Perkins; On Quinn Perkins' first day, she is given the task of of dealing with a woman's accusation against the President of the United States. Meanwhile, Pope & Associates must prove a decorated war veteran innocent of murder.
#78 - V2 Rocket Bases
Nazi Megastructures Season 1 - Episode 2
Discover how Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.
#80 - The Mortal Cup
Shadowhunters Season 1 - Episode 1
On her birthday, Clary Fray finds out that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters — human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. After her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters Isabelle and Alec to navigate this new dark world filled with faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves to find answers that could lead to her mother.
#83 - Pig Amok
Duckman Season 3 - Episode 11
(Willabald Feivel) Cornfed finds out from his father via a documentary co-written with Ken Burns, that he has a genetic disease that gives him a choice, either lose his virginity, or die in 24 hours. Duckman tries to help him out, but Bernice saves the day and Cornfed pledges his undying love. He becomes dejected when she rejects him and tries to commit suicide.
#84 - To Be A Man...
Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 2
"The Brotherhood of the Groveling Allowance" - Faced with the same lack of funds as his son, Hiro decides to team up with Shin and together outsmart the tight-fisted Mitzi. It's an all-out war between the sexes, but the fairer just won't play fair! When a handful softens Mitzi's stance and she decides to raise more than just his spirits, Hiro rediscovers that he's happy being half a man... "Action Bastard Says, 'Put Your Mouth on a Sausage!" - Shin's superhero sells out, and it's up to the little nipper to swallow enough of his BS to send away for his very own Bastard Belt. But despite Mitzi's urging, the poor kid's courage fails him... He just can't stomach Action Bastard's byproduct. Don't worry boys and girls, it's only Shin's ass on the line! "Hima Nohara in 'Laundry Quandry!'" - It's a sweet stacking short for the littlest Nohara when Hima decides to trash the family duds. "Ench-Man Episode 1: Ench-Man Begins" - The story of his life is not for the faint of heart... By day, mild-mannered principal. But by night - He's Ench-Man!
#85 - A Trophied Duck
Duckman Season 4 - Episode 10
Duckman and the gang travel to San Francisco to attend Dickcon 97. He thinks he is being honored with an ""achievement"" award. When he gets there, he encounters an old rival from detective school. The rival is running the event and takes every opportunity to humiliate him. One of these methods involves an attempt to find a kidnapped Cornfed.
#88 - KidTV
Rugrats Season 3 - Episode 45
After being disgusted by a competitor's toy commercial on TV (a "Transformer"-type flying bird that flies, goes in space, does your homework, etc.), Stu throws his invention (similar to what's on the commercial, except it doesn't do anything) at the TV, breaking the TV and the bird (the latter already broken to begin with). Afterwards, the Rugrats use a box (a "Cheese of the Month" box that was to be used to ship the TV back to Japan) to make their own shows, all making a rather colorful lineup.
#89 - Moving Away
Rugrats Season 3 - Episode 50
Angelica and her parents are moving to New York, only to have their plans thwarted by Jonathan at the last minute. Tommy explains to the other Rugrats on how they met for the first time, thanks to Angelica's lies about each other.
#90 - Mary McAleese and the Man Who Saved Europe
BBC Documentaries Season 2015 - Episode 286
Mary McAleese, former Irish President, travels through Ireland, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, to uncover the legacy of Columbanus. She discovers that the story of Columbanus shows how openness to diversity can offer lessons to the often fractured Europe of today.
#91 - Terminator Salvation
RiffTrax Season 1 - Episode 98
Terminator Salvation is the thrilling story of the journey of a once valuable franchise. When the intellectual property rights lapse after a disappointing third movie, they're snatched up at well below their estimated market value by a wacky mismatched duo of producers. The petulant star they bring on board demands to play a role that wasn't actually in the script, massive rewrites ensue, and the novice director is forced to fall back on the skills he honed directing Sugar Ray music videos. Will the franchise rise to the occasion, renewing our enthusiasm for its once beloved characters? Or will the resulting film be a cynical, calculated exercise in maximizing profitability with little regard for story or coherency? Terminator Salvation firmly casts its lot with the latter. Christian Bale, apparently unaware that The Dark Knight had wrapped shooting, alternates between his raspiest "Harrison Ford in Firewall" whisper and barking like a mandrill/harbor seal hybrid. Fortunately, the movie turns out to not really be about him. It's actually about the guy from Avatar, the guy who played the new Chekov and a mute eight year old girl. Thrill as the resistance discovers the secret weapon that could save mankind: a specific radio frequency! Bonus points if you can identify which scene Christian Bale was taking so seriously that he unleashed the most humiliating caught-on-camera rant since Hall of Famer George Brett discussed soiling his pants. Google it. As a result of having to endure repeated viewings of Terminator Salvation, Mike, Kevin and Bill are all done professionally with each other.
#92 - Pilot
Lucky 7 Season 1 - Episode 1
What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to be careful what they wish for, because while the money could solve problems for each of them, it will forever change the close-knit bonds these friends have formed
#93 - Coolio Runnings
Duckman Season 4 - Episode 2
With the Father & Son Games coming up, Duckman looks for an alternative to competing with Ajax. He spots a more than adequate replacement in recording artist Coolio, who's returned to school to replace his high school diploma. Coolio does not compete with Duckman. Ajax competes with Duckman and even tho they don't win, it has made Duckman and Ajax's bond stronger.
#94 - Agenda for Murder
Columbo Season 9 - Episode 3
Columbo matches wits with a brilliant attorney responsible for the murder of the one man who could stifle his meteoric political career.
#95 - Last Salute to the Commodore
Columbo Season 5 - Episode 6
The family and friends of brilliant naval architect Commodore Otis Swanson have gathered for the company’s annual party. The commodore, however, has become increasingly discontented with the way his son-in-law, Charles Clay, has developed the shipbuilding firm into a vast, impersonal corporation. He is tired of being surrounded by freeloaders like his alcoholic daughter, Joanna, his irresponsible nephew, Swanny, and of course, Charles. The only man he respects is Wayne Taylor, the head of the boatyard. In fact, the Commodore intends to sell the company. That night, Charles is wiping clean the belaying pin used to bash the Commodore’s skull.
#97 - The Dark Compass
Dracula (2020) Season 1 - Episode 3
Count Dracula has made it to England - a new world pulsing with fresh blood - and lays his plans to spread his foul vampire contagion. But why does he set his sights on the seemingly ordinary Lucy Westenra? And who on earth is left to stop him?
#98 - The Maple Syrup Heist
Dirty Money (2018) Season 1 - Episode 5
In Canada, maple syrup is worth more than oil. When $20 million of syrup goes missing, the trail leads back to an epic battle between cartels and the little guy.
#100 - Meet The Carmichaels
Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 34
New neighbors the Carmichael's come to town and the Pickles help them get settled in. There Tommy meets all the kids: Alisa, Buster, Edwin, and Susie Carmichael. Susie tells Tommy all about her great room, but she can't find it so Tommy and Susie search all around Susie's new house for her brand new room.
#105 - The Sky Is Falling
Rugrats Season 3 - Episode 46
Following Angelica's story on "The End of the World" (which previously happened 2 years before), the Rugrats prepare for the falling sky, and its aftermath (Angelica becomes the world President and orders the Rugrats to do what she says), while Stu and Chazz brush up on their tennis.
#106 - Wild Poses
Laurel & Hardy Season 9 - Episode 6
A portrait photographer tries his best to capture the kids in some poses for a competition, but one of them (Spanky) is unco-operative when he is afraid to being 'shot' by the photographer.