The BEST Episodes of The Shining

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

A television adaptation of the Stephen King novel that follows a recovering alcoholic professor. He ends up taking a job as a winter caretaker for a remote Colorado hotel which he seeks as an opportunity to finish a piece of work. With his wife and son with him, the caretaker settles in, only to see visions of the hotel's long deceased employees and guests. With evil intentions, they manipulate him into his dark side which takes a toll on him and his family.

Part 2

#1 - Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 28, 1997

Part 2 of three. Jack begins his slide into dementia when he uncovers the hotel's devious past, while Danny encounters the thing in room 217 and the horrific topiary.

star 7.08
53 votes
Directors: Mick Garris
Writers: Stephen King
Part 3

#2 - Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 1, 1997

Conclusion. Danny uses his "shining" to call Halloran (Melvin Van Peebles) for help as Jack finally goes over the edge. Stephen King has a cameo as Gage Creed.

star 7.02
50 votes
Directors: Mick Garris
Writers: Stephen King
Part 1

#3 - Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 27, 1997

Part 1 of three. Struggling writer Jack Torrance (Steven Weber) takes his wife (Rebecca De Mornay) and psychic young son (Courtland Mead) along to his winter job as caretaker of a sinister mountain resort. Jack's son has psychic abilities which come to the fore during their stay.

star 7.02
57 votes
Directors: Mick Garris
Writers: Stephen King