The BEST Episodes of America in Primetime

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 5, 2021

Network: PBS

The man of the house evolves from being the man in control in family sitcoms of the 1950s to a more-conflicted figure in modern series.

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The Crusader

#1 - The Crusader

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 1, 2012

Heroes today are complex. Their stories are told with increasing humanity, depicting characters who confront almost impossible choices as they fight evil in a world where the line between right and wrong is often blurred.

star 9.33
6 votes
The Misfit

#2 - The Misfit

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 1, 2012

Whether they are oddballs, losers, or just plain weird, misfit characters have grown beyond comic stereotypes and are taking center stage with a vengeance, refusing to apologize for who they are.

star 8.83
6 votes
Man of the House

#3 - Man of the House

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 24, 2012

In 1950s television, the man of the house was king of his castle, but then he began losing control. Was it all an illusion to begin with?

star 8.80
10 votes
Independent Woman

#4 - Independent Woman

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 24, 2012

Far removed from the model housewife of yesterday, women today on TV care less about pleasing others, and more about being true to themselves.

star 8.50
6 votes
Directors: Lloyd Kramer