The BEST episodes directed by Peter Berg

Pilot
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8.04
1219 votes

#1 - Pilot

Friday Night Lights - Season 1 - Episode 1

A newcomer coach Eric Taylor finds himself helming a promising high school football team, the Dillon Panthers, that has a real chance to make it to the top.

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East of Dillon
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7.79
663 votes

#2 - East of Dillon

Friday Night Lights - Season 4 - Episode 1

Coach Taylor wonders how low his fortunes can sink as he struggles to pull the East Dillon Lions together while Tami navigates the new politics at West Dillon. Meanwhile, Matt gets a taste of life as a townie and Tim is inspired by a college lecture on "the hero's journey."

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King's Ransom
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7.75
275 votes

#3 - King's Ransom

30 for 30 - Season 1 - Episode 1

On August 9, 1988, the NHL was forever changed with the single stroke of a pen. The Edmonton Oilers, fresh off their fourth Stanley Cup victory in five years, signed a deal that sent Wayne Gretzky, a Canadian national treasure and the greatest hockey player ever to play the game, to the Los Angeles Kings in a multi-player, multi-million dollar deal. As bewildered Oiler fans struggled to make sense of the unthinkable, fans in Los Angeles were rushing to purchase season tickets at a rate so fast it overwhelmed the Kings box office. Overnight, a franchise largely overlooked in its 21-year existence was suddenly playing to sellout crowds and standing ovations, and a league often relegated to “little brother” status exploded from 21 teams to 30 in less than a decade.

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Colonel of Truth
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7.75
12 votes

#4 - Colonel of Truth

Chicago Hope - Season 3 - Episode 23

Kate finds herself in a no-win situation when a child is injured during one of Sara's softball games. Phillip's Colonel from Vietnam is admitted with rheumatoid arthritis but refuses treatment. Nyland is suspended again. Shutt get a TV gig.

Pilot
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7.58
724 votes

#5 - Pilot

Prime Suspect (US) - Season 1 - Episode 1

Jane gets a rough start in her new New York homicide squad when she questions her new colleagues' work on a mysterious murder case. After complaining to her lieutenant about not getting cases, Jane manages to find a unique angle to help solve a crime. Meanwhile, Jane goes to her father for advice.

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Pilot
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7.46
3639 votes

#6 - Pilot

Ballers - Season 1 - Episode 1

Former Miami Dolphins stand-out Spencer Strasmore and his friend Charles Greene must cope with the realities of life after football. Spencer starts working for a financial advisor, helping sign and mentor his younger friends still in the NFL, while Charles gets a job at a car dealership. Meanwhile, a mistake may cost Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ricky Jerret his roster spot when he's involved in an altercation at a nightclub.

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Pilot
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7.42
6243 votes

#7 - Pilot

The Leftovers - Season 1 - Episode 1

Three years after millions of people--some 2% of the world's population--vanished into thin air, residents of Mapleton, NY weigh the pros and cons of a 'Heroes Day' tribute to the local 'Departed.' Attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy in his strained community, police chief Kevin Garvey faces additional challenges at home.

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Penguin One, Us Zero
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7.35
4816 votes

#8 - Penguin One, Us Zero

The Leftovers - Season 1 - Episode 2

In the wake of a series of disturbing encounters, Kevin pays a visit to a therapist. Tom finds himself in a precarious situation with Christine, a favorite of Wayne's. A frustrated Meg is asked to part with pieces of her past. Jill and Aimee tail Nora Durst, who became a local celebrity when her entire family disappeared in the Departure.

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Fighting Pandemics
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7.00
29 votes

#9 - Fighting Pandemics

Breakthrough - Season 2015 - Episode 1

Viral outbreaks can become deadly pandemics in a matter of days. To prevent catastrophe, courageous scientists are fighting back with new treatments and vaccines.

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