The Best Episodes Directed by Michael Engler

Taking the Plunge

#1 - Taking the Plunge

The Big C Season 1 - Episode 13

In the Season 1 finale, Cathy receives the news about her bee treatments.

star 8.67
103 votes
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The Finale

#2 - The Finale

The Big C Season 4 - Episode 4

Adam surprises everyone when he fulfils one of Cathy's wishes. Cathy's estranged Dad visits her. Andrea gets the opportunity of a lifetime. Sean has mixed feelings about his impending kidney surgery.

star 8.55
143 votes
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Crossing the Line

#3 - Crossing the Line

The Big C Season 2 - Episode 13

Cathy is inspired by Lee’s passing to ring in the New Year in an unexpected way; burdened by financial issues, Paul tries a new tactic with the insurance agency; Adam makes a surprising connection with Dr. Todd.

star 8.54
96 votes
Everything That Rises Must Converge

#4 - Everything That Rises Must Converge

The Big C Season 1 - Episode 12

Dr. Todd and Cathy go to see the Bee Man to seek non-traditional treatment for her cancer. Paul is overly supportive of Cathy around the house. Sean gives Adam relationship advice about Mia.

star 8.27
102 votes
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I'll Take You

#5 - I'll Take You

Six Feet Under Season 2 - Episode 12

Leticia Perfecta Perez 1929 - 2002 Some ladies are at the beauty parlor are getting ready for a Quinceanera (15th Birthday Party). When the stylist goes over to Leticia to see if she's done, he discovers she more than done. Nate and Brenda begin to start over, but something comes in the way, a secret Brenda is hiding. David and Keith apply to adopt Taylor. But what will the social worker think about two men living together? Federico and Vanessa gets an unexpected gift from a very unexpected place. Nikolai and Ruth's relationship takes a serious turn for the worse. Ruth also gets some wonderful news.

star 8.25
254 votes
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The Last Thanksgiving

#6 - The Last Thanksgiving

The Big C Season 2 - Episode 8

Cathy invites friends and family to a Thanksgiving dinner, but a long-hidden secret she brings to light causes trouble.

star 8.24
87 votes
Quality of Life

#7 - Quality of Life

The Big C Season 4 - Episode 1

Cathy plans Adam's sixteenth birthday party. Andrea struggles settling in with her new room-mate at fashion school. Paul brings in a new assistant.

star 8.22
121 votes
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Episode 8

#8 - Episode 8

Downton Abbey Season 5 - Episode 8

Preparations are under way for Rose's wedding, but family tensions on both sides threaten to derail proceedings. Edith's arrangement with Marigold is happily working out, but how long can she and Cora conceal the truth from Robert? Denker reveals an unexpected side to her personality, which causes trouble for more than one of the servants. With the war memorial due to be unveiled, Mrs Patmore is still upset, but Robert has something up his sleeve. Branson comes to a heart-wrenching decision, and the storm clouds that have been gathering over Anna and Bates finally burst.

star 8.21
1028 votes
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Goldilocks and the Bears

#9 - Goldilocks and the Bears

The Big C Season 2 - Episode 7

Lee takes Cathy to a Tibetan doctor to deal with her high blood pressure. Feeling jealousy of Lee, Paul takes Cathy and Lee out for an evening, while Adam interfere with Andrea's date.

star 8.15
90 votes
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Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? (1)

#10 - Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? (1)

30 Rock Season 6 - Episode 6

Criss and Liz decide to celebrate Valentine's Day, but they need to buy a dining room table first. Jack entertains his mother-in-law, Diana, as Jenna frantically looks to Pete to fill in last-minute as the producer of her first live performance on "America's Kidz Got Singing." Back at the office, Tracy and Frank try to help Lutz find someone to spend Valentine's with.

star 8.05
436 votes
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The Party

#11 - The Party

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 1 - Episode 16

The officers in the precinct head over to Holt’s house to celebrate his birthday, but they wind up making a poor impression on his husband.

star 8.04
2492 votes
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Thin Ice

#12 - Thin Ice

The Big C Season 3 - Episode 1

Cathy receives medical news that gives her reason to hope for recovery; Sean supports Andrea's newfound appreciation for her African heritage; Adam turns to prayer to help his ailing mother.

star 8.03
104 votes
Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? (2)

#13 - Hey, Baby, What's Wrong? (2)

30 Rock Season 6 - Episode 7

Criss and Liz decide to celebrate Valentine's Day, but they need to buy a dining room table first. Jack entertains his mother-in-law, Diana, as Jenna frantically looks to Pete to fill in last-minute as the producer of her first live performance on "America's Kidz Got Singing." Back at the office, Tracy and Frank try to help Lutz find someone to spend Valentine's with.

star 8.01
207 votes
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Episode 8

#14 - Episode 8

The Affair Season 4 - Episode 8

A hopeful epiphany leads Cole on a journey to a horrific discovery. Noah questions his role in tragic events.

star 8.00
533 votes
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A Rose by Any Other Name

#15 - A Rose by Any Other Name

Empire (2015) Season 2 - Episode 12

With Hakeem acting as Empire’s CEO, Camilla sinks her claws further and further into him. The rest of the Lyon family tries to get him to rejoin their side, but Hakeem has his own plan. Meanwhile, Jamal receives backlash from his fans and Andre and Rhonda’s marriage is tested.

star 8.00
1356 votes
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What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year?

#16 - What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year?

30 Rock Season 6 - Episode 22

Determined to prove his marriage has survived Avery's kidnapping unscathed, Jack asks Liz to officiate their vow renewal. Meanwhile, Criss (Marsden) tries to convince Liz that he's worth sticking around for. Tracy meets with Cornel West to discuss his influence as a black celebrity.

star 7.96
414 votes
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#17 - Ellie

The West Wing Season 2 - Episode 15

During an online chat, the Surgeon General comments favorably on the legalization of marijuana. The controversy heightens when Ellie Bartlet tells a reporter that her father would never fire the Surgeon General. Toby asks his ex-wife, a Congresswoman, for her help in strongly persuading Seth Gillette to participate in the Social Security panel.

star 7.95
296 votes
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#18 - Pilot

Psych Season 1 - Episode 1

When Shawn Spencer is arrested for calling in an accurate tip to the police because only the perpetrator would know the details, his only way out is pretending to be a psychic. It turns out Santa Barbara PD isn't done with him. They ask him to consult on a kidnapping case, and a business is born.

star 7.94
783 votes
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Kimmy Finds Her Mom!

#19 - Kimmy Finds Her Mom!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 - Episode 13

While Kimmy reunites with her mom at Universal Studios, Titus heads to Miami. Jacqueline invites Russ and his family to Thanksgiving dinner.

star 7.94
713 votes

#20 - Whassup

Parenthood (2010) Season 1 - Episode 4

Adam and Kristina use questionable tactics to find out about Haddie's secret relationship. Sarah doesn't know how to talk to Drew when he starts showing signs of becoming a man. Meanwhile, Jabbar has a little accident while under Crosby's watch and Julia and Joel are hesitant to let Amber baby-sit for them.

star 7.91
216 votes
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Secrets & Lies

#21 - Secrets & Lies

30 Rock Season 2 - Episode 8

C.C. and Jack face a block in their relationship when C.C. decides to go public about the affair but Jack refuses. Meanwhile, Liz struggles to keep both Tracy and Jenna happy when the two find it hard to share the spotlight, while Frank makes fun of Toofer's Harvard education with bizarre results.

star 7.90
439 votes
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Summer Time

#22 - Summer Time

The Big C Season 1 - Episode 2

Cathy learns from Dr. Todd just how little time she has left, and for the first time in her life, starts to appreciate her body. Paul tries to make sense of his wife's request to live apart for the summer by signing up for couples therapy. Adam, desperate to get away from his "crazy" mom, attempts to sneak off to soccer camp without her knowing.

star 7.90
132 votes
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Episode 6

#23 - Episode 6

Downton Abbey Season 6 - Episode 6

The house is made open to the public to raise money for the hospital, an act that divides opinions among the family and the servants. Tensions between Violet and Cora come to a head as a decision is made about the hospital takeover, Mr Dawes has a proposition for Molesley, and Baxter is thrown into turmoil by an unexpected letter. Carson is not happy with Thomas, while Mary and Edith hope to overcome their past and find new happiness with the men in their lives.

star 7.90
1325 votes
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Out, Damned Spot

#24 - Out, Damned Spot

Empire (2015) Season 1 - Episode 6

Vernon is caught in the middle of a very sticky situation. Meanwhile, Jamal is rising to stardom, but his newfound drive and ambition might stir up trouble in his relationships. To make matters worse, a mystery woman from the family’s past shows up with a huge surprise.

star 7.89
861 votes
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#25 - Cougars

30 Rock Season 2 - Episode 7

As part of his community service, Tracy must coach a little league team. All goes well until Jack takes interest in the team and turmoil starts from there. Meanwhile, Liz is asked out on a date by Jamie, the new coffee boy, who thinks Liz is actually younger than she truly is.

star 7.86
441 votes
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In Place of Anger

#26 - In Place of Anger

Six Feet Under Season 2 - Episode 6

Matthew Heath Collins 1959 - 2001 Mitzi Hutley comes back into David and Nate's lives, bringing with her yet another offer from Kroehner. Ruth's estranged sister Sarah arrives for an unexpected visit, David considers giving his relationship with Keith another shot, and Brenda's feelings about her situation with Nate grow more muddled. A family dinner meant to announce some happy about Nate and Brenda goes awry thanks, in part, to Nikolai's vodka pouring influence.

star 7.86
279 votes
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What's Your Story?

#27 - What's Your Story?

The Big C Season 3 - Episode 2

Sean discovers a new and unusual way to generate income; Andrea tries to start an African-American interest club; Adam becomes increasingly devoted to his faith and joins a Bible study group at school.

star 7.85
105 votes
The Trip

#28 - The Trip

Six Feet Under Season 1 - Episode 11

Dillon Michael Cooper May 4, 2001 - May 23, 2001 The day before Rico is expecting his own new baby, he must deal with handling a 3-week old dead baby. Nate, David, and Brenda go to Las Vegas for a funeral director's convention. David continues to "date" rather random men, and trying desperately to hide it from his mother and family. Ruth gets bold and actually attempts to ask David about whether or not he is g.... but David rudely interrupts her and says they can talk about it later. Claire is struggling with feelings for Gabe, whether they are guilt or adoration is a bit fuzzy. Ruth signs up for flower arranging classes to improve her skills, only to discover she's conceived as a bit controlling and tight.

star 7.85
325 votes
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Musical Chairs

#29 - Musical Chairs

The Big C Season 2 - Episode 2

Frustrated at not being able to land a spot in the clinical trial of a new treatment by a respected oncologist, Cathy resorts to supernatural aid; Sean becomes assertive around the house; Adam capitalizes on his classmates' sympathy about his mother's illness.

star 7.83
88 votes
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Someday You'll Call My Name

#30 - Someday You'll Call My Name

Nashville (2012) Season 1 - Episode 3

Rayna immerses herself in her kids' lives and her husband's campaign, and is sobered to learn that she and Teddy are facing financial ruin; Juliette offers Deacon an exclusive contract to write and tour with her; and Juliette's troubled mother, Jolene, re-enters her daughter's life in dramatic fashion. Meanwhile, Scarlett and Gunnar's big break with Watty is threatened.

star 7.83
382 votes
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Kimmy Googles the Internet!

#31 - Kimmy Googles the Internet!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3 - Episode 11

Kimmy discovers the humiliating power of the internet. Titus wonders if he's compatible with Reuben. Jacqueline takes care of Mimi after butt surgery.

star 7.82
514 votes
The Situation

#32 - The Situation

Parenthood (2010) Season 1 - Episode 5

Drew helps Adam connect with his son Max, when Max rejoins the baseball team. Sarah makes a new friend, Amber's English teacher, Mr. Cyr. Meanwhile, Crosby feels pressured to have a baby sooner than he thought and Julia tries to teach Sydney self-protection.

star 7.81
219 votes
My Motherboard, My Self

#33 - My Motherboard, My Self

Sex and the City Season 4 - Episode 8

Carrie freaks out when her computer crashes because her whole life was on the computer. Everybody starts telling her that she should have backed up her work. Aidan buys her a new computer and a zip drive and she gets angry at him for invading her space. He gets angry at her for not letting him be a part of her life more and he gives her back her key. Miranda's mother dies. Samantha buys a guide on the street featuring 1001 sexual positions and tries them with her wrestling coach boyfriend. For some reason she can't get off and fears that she lost the ability to have an orgasm so she masturbates all day to try and get it back. Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte go to Miranda's mother's funeral to give Miranda their support and Carrie is surprised to see Aidan there.

star 7.80
249 votes
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Rosemary's Baby

#34 - Rosemary's Baby

30 Rock Season 2 - Episode 4

Liz meets her longtime idol, Rosemary Howard, and invites her to be a guest writer on "TGS with Tracy Jordan". However, Rosemary's ideas turn out to be too much for the show, prompting Jack to pressure Liz into firing her. Meanwhile, Jack takes Tracy to a therapist to explain to him why he must do the opposite of what he is told, and Jenna ruins Kenneth's page jacket, causing him to compete in a page-off to keep his job.

star 7.79
474 votes
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Out of the Frying Pan

#35 - Out of the Frying Pan

Sex and the City Season 6 - Episode 16

Aleksandr prefers strong coffee and stronger realities. In the meantime, Charlotte runs to escape the pain of not having a child and bumps into a small bundle of joy; Miranda puts her own desires aside and emphasizes Steve's; and Samantha audaciously gets a new hairstyle.

star 7.77
230 votes
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Losing Patients

#36 - Losing Patients

The Big C Season 2 - Episode 1

Cathy seeks a second opinion, causing a strain on her relationship with Dr. Todd; Sean learns about his sister's cancer while adjusting to life with a pregnant Rebecca; Adam sees a therapist against his will.

star 7.77
88 votes
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Bullock Returns to the Camp

#37 - Bullock Returns to the Camp

Deadwood Season 1 - Episode 7

After tracking down a murderer, Bullock returns to Deadwood a changed man--and a marked one--while Utter must pay final respects to a fallen friend. Dority and Stubbs both take special interest when teenagers Miles and Flora Anderson arrive in camp in search of their father, each finding work at a rival saloon; Calamity Jane earns her moniker in the Pest Tent; Swearengen sees through Trixie's latest subterfuge; and Alma remains cold on Farnum's inappropriately advanced bid on her claim.

star 7.76
661 votes
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The Rural Juror

#38 - The Rural Juror

30 Rock Season 1 - Episode 10

Jenna can't wait for her new movie to open, but Liz won't tell her what she really thinks of her performance.

star 7.76
521 votes
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Stride of Pride

#39 - Stride of Pride

30 Rock Season 7 - Episode 3

Liz works to prove to Tracy that women are funny while simultaneously attempting to head off a meltdown from Jenna after some negative publicity. Jack tries out an unconventional dating strategy.

star 7.75
450 votes
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Jack Gets in the Game

#40 - Jack Gets in the Game

30 Rock Season 2 - Episode 2

When Jack discovers that his boss is retiring, he decides to get in the competition for his position. Meanwhile, Jenna begins to enjoy her fame for being fat and along with Jack encourages Liz to get her act together. Finally, Kenneth makes it his mission to get Tracy and Angie back together.

star 7.75
483 votes
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The Eye Inside

#41 - The Eye Inside

Six Feet Under Season 3 - Episode 3

Callie Renee Mortimer 1984 - 2003 Young Callie comes walking out of a bar and notices a few guys whistling at her. Becoming fearful for her safety, she crosses the street. By the time she realizes it's a group of her friends, it's too late. Lisa takes a major decision without asking Nate. A decision that brings trouble. Ruth and Bettina are getting closer and Ruth is taking some of Bettina's advice, but not all of it is good. Claire and Phil's relationship changes for the worse, but on the upside Claire is getting praised by her teacher. David and Keith go vacation together to try to reconnect with each other.

star 7.73
243 votes
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Vaya Con Dios

#42 - Vaya Con Dios

The Big C Season 3 - Episode 9

Cathy tries scuba diving in an effort to maximize the fun on her Puerto Rico vacation; Paul, reeling from the news about Joy, tries to keep it together during a speaking engagement. Later, Sean decides to take a respite from dating after undergoing yet another breakup.

star 7.72
91 votes
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Dirty Jobs

#43 - Dirty Jobs

Masters of Sex Season 2 - Episode 4

Langham observes Masters and Johnson exiting a hotel room and shares his suspicions with DePaul, who is forced to make plans for her work without Virginia's involvement. Meanwhile, Betty attempts to conceal her infertility from Gene; and Masters tries to bring Johnson aboard as his assistant only to be thwarted by the head of the hospital, who takes a prurient interest in Masters' study.

star 7.70
660 votes
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Brooklyn Without Limits

#44 - Brooklyn Without Limits

30 Rock Season 5 - Episode 7

Jack tries to sway the congressional election for the benefit of the network, while Liz finds the perfect pair of jeans.

star 7.69
419 votes
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There's No C in Team

#45 - There's No C in Team

The Big C Season 1 - Episode 3

When Cathy's attempt to connect to the people closest to her fails, she signs up for a well-meaning but overbearing cancer support group. Adam rebuffs Cathy's attempts to connect with him, so she decides to put together a dinner party with Andrea, Sean and Daphne. Meanwhile, Paul tries to win back his wife's love with an elaborately romantic gesture. Marlene discovers Cathy's cancer secret in a most unusual way.

star 7.66
105 votes
I Love a Charade

#46 - I Love a Charade

Sex and the City Season 5 - Episode 8

On a night out at a Manhattan club, Carrie is amazed to learn that her old friend Bobby Fine, a flamboyant singer, is finally getting married - and that his intended is a woman. While the initial shock never quite wears off, it does give Carrie and her friends the chance to visit the Hamptons. Once there, Samantha takes over Richard's mansion and throws a party; Charlotte's new boyfriend makes his society debut; and Carrie runs into writer Jack Berger.

star 7.66
234 votes
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34 Days to Go

#47 - 34 Days to Go

You, Me and the Apocalypse Season 1 - Episode 1

Slough bank manager Jamie's birthday is rocked when he is arrested on suspicion of being an international cyber terrorist. Interrogated by police, he is confronted by a recent photograph of his wife Layla, who he hasn't seen or heard from since she mysteriously vanished seven years ago.

star 7.63
626 votes
Kimmy Is Bad at Math!

#48 - Kimmy Is Bad at Math!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1 - Episode 8

Kimmy studies for her math GED exam with her classmate Dong, while Jaqueline changes her mind about getting divorced.

star 7.63
1036 votes
33 Days to Go

#49 - 33 Days to Go

You, Me and the Apocalypse Season 1 - Episode 2

With the population in turmoil and the roads in chaos, Jamie and Dave's mission to find Layla becomes beset with bizarre obstacles.

star 7.60
541 votes
Time and Punishment

#50 - Time and Punishment

Sex and the City Season 4 - Episode 7

Things between Carrie and Aidan – which had been going great – get weird after Aidan overhears Big on Carrie's answering machine. While he seems more distant and cold, Carrie goes out of her way to please him. Finally, when Aidan and a waitress get too friendly, Carrie confronts him if he's out to get even with her. He asks her not to see Big again, but she can't. Aidan will just have to accept it. Meanwhile, Samantha goes to bed with a guy who stole her cab and ends up shaving his pubic hair after he tells her to get waxed. And Charlotte faces lack of support from her friends when she decides to quite her job and become a full time wife and mother – and maybe cure Aids in the meantime. All the arguments she has with Miranda cause her to have a neck thrown out, and if that wasn't painful enough try having Aidan picking you up from the bathroom floor when you're naked.

star 7.58
250 votes
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Fly Away

#51 - Fly Away

The Big C Season 3 - Episode 10

Cathy finds herself spending time with a stranger; Paul is flattered by the attentions of an American tourist; Sean is guilt-ridden when his sister doesn't return to the dive boat.

star 7.51
90 votes
Kimmy Goes to School!

#52 - Kimmy Goes to School!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1 - Episode 6

Kimmy's GED class isn't as educational as she'd hoped. Lillian helps Titus shoot a music video in Jaqueline's house.

star 7.50
1077 votes
The Big Journey

#53 - The Big Journey

Sex and the City Season 5 - Episode 7

Carrie reunites with Big (Chris Noth) when she travels to the West Coast in the seventh of eight new episodes airing this summer. At the end of last season, Big moved to California, and Carrie's final rendezvous with her on-again, off-again beau was canceled when Miranda went into labor. On tonight's episode, Carrie's book tour takes her to San Francisco, which isn't far from Big's new digs in Napa Valley. When they meet, Carrie is surprised at how much her former lover has changed. Joining Carrie on the press junket is her man-hungry publicist Samantha, who, surprisingly, has grown disillusioned with New York men.

star 7.49
220 votes
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#54 - Self-Esteem

My So-Called Life Season 1 - Episode 12

Self-esteem is the lesson of the day for Angela's warped relationship with Jordan, Brian's unreciprocated devotion to Angela, Rickie's flair for the dramatic, and Graham's cooking expertise.

star 7.45
31 votes
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