The BEST episodes directed by Shiri Appleby

Who You Calling a Bitch?
37 votes

#1 - Who You Calling a Bitch?

Queens (2021) - Season 1 - Episode 3

After a bad concert review, the women come to terms with the fact that their old image and music no longer serve them; and while Naomi struggles to maintain creative control, Brianna argues for a more collaborative group effort. Meanwhile, Eric takes Valeria out to dinner and dancing in hopes of inspiring her creativity. Later, Naomi gets a second chance to prove herself to JoJo.

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The Sleepover
51 votes

#2 - The Sleepover

The Wonder Years (2021) - Season 1 - Episode 16

When Dean learns that Corey's dad, Coach Long, is in the doghouse, he struggles to keep this secret from his friend.

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The Workplace
92 votes

#3 - The Workplace

The Wonder Years (2021) - Season 1 - Episode 4

It’s “Take Your Son to Work Day” and Dean heads to band practice with Bill. But the “grown folks’ business” at the music studio prompts Lillian to have to pick up Dean. While at her office, Dean finally learns what his mom does while he’s at school all day, gaining a newfound respect for her career and ambition.

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Doctor! Doctor!
78 votes

#4 - Doctor! Doctor!

mixed-ish - Season 1 - Episode 19

Rainbow’s friend Rebecca gets mono (“the kissing disease”), and after helping her out, she becomes interested in the medical field. Alicia fibs to Paul about getting a flu shot, and when Denise gets sick, their distrust of the medical community comes to light. Meanwhile, Johan and Santamonica go to live with Harrison while Denise is sick and start to enjoy his lavish lifestyle.

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Songs About Texas
543 votes

#5 - Songs About Texas

Roswell, New Mexico - Season 1 - Episode 9

Max and Michael travel to Texas to visit a faith healer, who may be able to shed some light on the alien symbol Max has been researching. Meanwhile, Maria and Liz pay a visit to the same faith healer in hopes of finding a cure for Maria's ailing mother. Elsewhere, Alex and Kyle look into what Sergeant Manes may be hiding.

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Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero
606 votes

#6 - Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero

Young Sheldon - Season 6 - Episode 4

Sheldon makes a terrifying mathematical discovery while tutoring Billy. Also, Mary is jealous of Missy’s relationship with Mandy and MeeMaw.

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...Silent as the Night
102 votes

#7 - ...Silent as the Night

Light as a Feather - Season 2 - Episode 5

McKenna has an unfortunate run-in. Violet and Alex try to find out more about the Light As A Feather game.

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What If God Was One of Us?
365 votes

#8 - What If God Was One of Us?

Roswell, New Mexico - Season 2 - Episode 4

On the verge of a breakthrough in her quest to save Max, Liz turns to Kyle for one last favor that could potentially land him in hot water. Meanwhile, Michael and Alex's investigation into Nora leads them to a farm, where they meet a historian named Forrest. Elsewhere, Cameron confronts Jesse Manes about her sister's whereabouts, and Isobel uses her powers for good.

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Just the Two of Us
43 votes

#9 - Just the Two of Us

mixed-ish - Season 2 - Episode 6

Alicia and Denise realize they've been boxed into Black women stereotypes at the law firm, and Harrison's attempts to help ends up causing more harm; Paul worries his new job is taking time away from spending time with the kids.

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You Beat Me to the Punch
57 votes

#10 - You Beat Me to the Punch

grown-ish - Season 4 - Episode 9

At a luau party with the crew, Zoey accepts Luca’s career advice, making Aaron uncomfortable. Doug and Kiela navigate a roadblock in their relationship, while Vivek tries to help Nomi and Ana take their minds off the LSATs.

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Paid in Full
496 votes

#11 - Paid in Full

New Amsterdam (2018) - Season 4 - Episode 8

Max is faced with a wrenching decision when New Amsterdam falls prey to a massive ransomware attack.

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589 votes

#12 - Casualty

UnReal - Season 2 - Episode 6

Rachel deals with a trauma, and Chet is there for her. Meanwhile, Quinn pursues a new relationship; Rachel learns something surprising on a hometown date; and an angry Darius makes a startling decision.

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Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker
718 votes

#13 - Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker

Young Sheldon - Season 5 - Episode 20

Sheldon and Missy learn about Georgie’s pregnancy, and the whole family promises to keep it a secret.

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Babies, Lies, and a Resplendent Cannoli
756 votes

#14 - Babies, Lies, and a Resplendent Cannoli

Young Sheldon - Season 5 - Episode 18

Sheldon copes with the death of a hero. Also, Missy wants to babysit, and Georgie struggles with his big secret.

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My Work-Friend’s Wedding
107 votes

#15 - My Work-Friend’s Wedding

black-ish - Season 8 - Episode 8

Charlie announces that he is marrying Vivica A. Fox and asks Dre to be his best man. Meanwhile, Diane’s ongoing feud with the groom costs her an invite to the wedding, but she attempts to sneak in anyway.

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Lost and Found
70 votes

#16 - Lost and Found

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Alison brings Mona into her investigation of Taylor, Mona makes a surprising discovery. While preparing for the campus fashion show, Ava comes into contact with Zach, a fellow student with an unexpected connection to her past. And the Perfectionists struggle to recover from recent events.

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Maybe Tomorrow
354 votes

#17 - Maybe Tomorrow

New Amsterdam (2018) - Season 5 - Episode 7

The staff grapples with the aftermath of the Supreme Court abortion rights decision. Wilder counsels a woman whose pregnancy endangers her life. Max seeks a healthcare solution for out-of-state patients. Bloom reveals monumental news to Reynolds.

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625 votes

#18 - Catch

New Amsterdam (2018) - Season 3 - Episode 8

Max is forced to examine the inequities in child labor for women of color. Bloom must deal with an overcrowded ED. Sharpe helps Dr. Agnes Kao with a gut-wrenching diagnosis. Reynolds finds himself experiencing something new on the job.

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Sudden Death
191 votes

#19 - Sudden Death

UnReal - Season 4 - Episode 8

Rachel begins to question her decisions leading up to the finale. Quinn must decide whether to intervene and save the Everlasting finale.

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...Pale as Death
98 votes

#20 - ...Pale as Death

Light as a Feather - Season 2 - Episode 6

The girls make a discovery that could lead them to the origins of the game. Isaac and Violet get closer.

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Wild Card
204 votes

#21 - Wild Card

UnReal - Season 4 - Episode 3

The first episode of "Passport to Dance" premieres as Everlasting contestants compete to be a guest judge. Alexi, sick of Jay's condescension, acts out on live TV, causing havoc. Quinn and Chet deal with shocking news.

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