The Best Episodes Directed by Paul Mcguigan

A Scandal in Belgravia

#1 - 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.

star 8.48
11988 votes
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A Study in Pink

#2 - 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.

star 8.44
15065 votes
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The Great Game

#3 - 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...

star 8.33
11861 votes
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What Took so Long?

#4 - What Took so Long?

The Family (2016) Season 1 - Episode 12

Nina closes in on Jane. Claire suffers an emotional breakdown when visiting Ben and Adam's prison. Secrets finally arise.

star 8.29
388 votes
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Episode 2

#5 - 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.

star 8.20
130 votes
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Episode 3

#6 - 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.

star 8.19
127 votes
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The Hounds of Baskerville

#7 - 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.

star 8.12
10353 votes
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All the Livelong Day

#8 - All the Livelong Day

The Family (2016) Season 1 - Episode 7

Flashbacks reveal details of Adam's return to Red Pines, playing out against the backdrop of Willa's deceitful ways. John drops some major news on Claire, driving her to struggle with an agonizing decision.

star 8.09
381 votes
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#9 - 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.

star 7.85
7703 votes
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Killshot (2)

#10 - Killshot (2)

Emergence Season 1 - Episode 13

Jo and Brooks are in danger, and Piper's determined to help. With Helen's mysterious plan nearly realized, Piper recruits an unexpected team of allies to find them before it's too late.

star 7.85
583 votes
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Code of the Streets

#11 - Code of the Streets

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 - Episode 2

Luke is pulled deeper into the fight for his neighborhood when, as a favor to an old friend, he tries to help a kid who's in trouble with Cottonmouth.

star 7.82
5998 votes
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#12 - Pilot

The Family (2016) Season 1 - Episode 1

Ten years on from disappearing without trace, a politician's son returns causing repercussions through their family and the local community.

star 7.81
497 votes
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Where You Belong

#13 - 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.

star 7.78
624 votes
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#14 - 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.

star 7.75
1086 votes
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Episode 1

#15 - 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?

star 7.73
166 votes
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#16 - 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.

star 7.67
817 votes

#17 - 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.

star 7.66
1044 votes
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Moment of Truth

#18 - Moment of Truth

Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 - Episode 1

With tension building in the streets of Harlem thanks to ruthless club owner Cottonmouth, Luke finds it increasingly difficult to live a quiet life.

star 7.63
6922 votes
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#19 - Pilot

Big Sky (2020) Season 1 - Episode 1

While on a road trip to visit her boyfriend in Montana, Danielle Sullivan and her sister Grace are kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote part of the highway, setting off a chain of events that leads private detectives Cody Hoyt and Cassie Dewell to team up with Cody’s estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for the sisters. But when the investigators discover these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, it’s clear they’ve stumbled onto something much bigger than them all.

star 7.52
695 votes
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Nowhere to Run

#20 - Nowhere to Run

Big Sky (2020) Season 1 - Episode 2

Forced to form an unlikely team, Cassie and Jenny set out to continue the search for the missing girls. Meanwhile, Danielle, Grace and Jerrie get to work on planning their escape, leading Legarski to struggle with the consequences of his actions as a distracted Ronald deals with a difficult relationship with his mother.

star 7.42
585 votes
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Sweet Baby

#21 - 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.

star 7.28
2101 votes
New York City

#22 - New York City

Globe Trekker Season 2 - Episode 7

Ian Wright explores New York, one of the world's greatest cities, which is situated on the East Coast of the United States. He visits not only the famous landmarks but also lesser known attractions which are rarely visited by tourists. Ian's New York experience begins at the city's most enduring and evocative symbol - The Statue of Liberty. Two million foreign tourists visit New York every summer and no trip would be complete without seeing this sight. Then after checking into Manhattan's Gershwin Hotel, patronised by models and socialites, Ian takes a taxi to the Lower East Side. The taxi driver gives Ian some lessons in New York Attitude - you are not only welcome to be as obnoxious as you please but it's actually expected of you. Be specific and decisive, but don't forget to tip... Ian goes shopping for trainers in preparation for a basketball game in Washington Square Park, and later in Central Park he has a go at the ultimate New York exercise - rollerblading. That evening Ian goes out and experiences New York's hectic nightlife. Ian hangs with the homeboys in Harlem and the Bronx before moving on to Brooklyn where he plays dominoes in a Puerto Rican cassita. Finally he heads to Coney Island beach, best known for its gruesome freak shows and fairground rides, but also an ideal spot to soak away the cares of city life. Before leaving New York Ian takes a helicopter ride over Manhattan by all accounts the world's most spectacular city skyline and the perfect way to end a hectic week in this incredible city.

star 7.00
2 votes

#23 - 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

star 6.97
184 votes
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The Dark Compass

#24 - 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?

star 6.74
1128 votes
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#25 - Pilot

Thief Season 1 - Episode 1

Nick Atwater is a thief who has done a good job of separating his profession from his personal life. However, this all changes after a botched heist reveals all. Later on, Nick returns home to New Orleans and learns that his wife has been involved in an auto accident. This means he has to deal with a stepdaughter who doesn't like him at all.

star 6.43
44 votes
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