The BEST episodes of What We Do in the Shadows

Every episode of What We Do in the Shadows ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of What We Do in the Shadows!

A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires in Staten Island who have “lived” together for hundreds and hundreds of years.

Last Updated: 2/18/2024Network: FXStatus: Continuing
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The Trial
star
8.23
1438 votes

#1 - The Trial

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/8/2019

The vampires must defend themselves as an international vampire tribunal gathers to judge them for their transgressions.

Directors: Taika Waititi
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Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires
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8.14
1073 votes

#2 - Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/10/2020

As they prepare to attend the most exclusive event on the vampiric social calendar, the vampires try to survive without Guillermo.

Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Watch Now:Apple TV
Colin's Promotion
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8.10
1115 votes

#3 - Colin's Promotion

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/6/2020

Colin Robinson gets promoted at work, and his new power threatens the balance of power in the vampire house.

Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writer: Shana Gohd
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The Portrait
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8.09
830 votes

#4 - The Portrait

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/28/2021

The housemates grieve the loss of one of their own.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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Local News
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8.07
594 votes

#5 - Local News

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/3/2023

Coverage of a local water main break brings unwanted attention to the vampires.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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The Escape
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8.04
887 votes

#6 - The Escape

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/30/2021

An ancient beast escapes and threatens the existence of all vampires everywhere.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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On the Run
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7.99
1127 votes

#7 - On the Run

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/13/2020

After a vengeful enemy from the past appears without warning, Laszlo flees his home and goes into hiding to avoid certain death.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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Baron's Night Out
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7.99
1377 votes

#8 - Baron's Night Out

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/1/2019

The Baron awakens from his slumber and demands to experience the wonders of the New World in a night out in the town.

Directors: Jackie van Beek
Writer: Iain Morris
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Ancestry
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7.97
1286 votes

#9 - Ancestry

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/29/2019

Nandor visits one of his living descendants, and a lover from Nadja's past re-emerges.

Directors: Taika Waititi
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The Casino
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7.97
893 votes

#10 - The Casino

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/16/2021

The vampires embark on a road trip from which they may never return.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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Exit Interview
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7.96
533 votes

#11 - Exit Interview

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/31/2023

The vampires search for a missing Guillermo.

Directors: Tig Fong
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The Cloak of Duplication
star
7.95
945 votes

#12 - The Cloak of Duplication

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/2/2021

A forbidden artifact is used to help Nandor court a health club employee.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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The Curse
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7.95
1112 votes

#13 - The Curse

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/29/2020

While the vampires fear they've been electronically cursed, Guillermo tries to thwart a deadly threat to his masters.

Directors: Liza Johnson
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Pride Parade
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7.93
611 votes

#14 - Pride Parade

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/20/2023

The vampires help Sean host a Pride parade. Nadja helps her doll achieve a long-held dream.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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A Farewell
star
7.91
832 votes

#15 - A Farewell

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/21/2021

Colin has a birthday and a vampire says goodbye.

Directors: Tig Fong
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Sunrise, Sunset
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7.91
695 votes

#16 - Sunrise, Sunset

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/6/2022

Baby Colin reaches that awkward age.

Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writer: Paul Simms
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The Wellness Center
star
7.89
837 votes

#17 - The Wellness Center

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/14/2021

Nandor is persuaded to reject vampirism and pursue a healthier lifestyle.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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Urgent Care
star
7.88
563 votes

#18 - Urgent Care

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/10/2023

When Guillermo is injured, Nadja takes him to Urgent Care. Colin has trouble feeding.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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The Prisoner
star
7.88
957 votes

#19 - The Prisoner

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/2/2021

Guillermo's fate hangs in the balance as the vampires receive a promotion.

Directors: Kyle Newacheck
Writer: Paul Simms
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Private School
star
7.87
743 votes

#20 - Private School

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/2/2022

The vampires endure the private school admissions interview process.

Directors: Kyle Newacheck
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A Weekend at Morrigan Manor
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7.87
519 votes

#21 - A Weekend at Morrigan Manor

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/31/2023

The housemates are invited for a weekend away at the home of a mysterious, illustrious vampire.

Directors: Kyle Newacheck
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Resurrection
star
7.87
1192 votes

#22 - Resurrection

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/15/2020

Nadja and Laszlo's new familiar poses problems for an increasingly anxious Guillermo, and the vampires enlist the services of a local necromancer.

Directors: Kyle Newacheck
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Go Flip Yourself
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7.83
715 votes

#23 - Go Flip Yourself

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/23/2022

The mansion gets a makeover.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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Collaboration
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7.81
1058 votes

#24 - Collaboration

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/27/2020

Nandor’s old familiar from the 1970s returns to Staten Island, Guillermo leaves to serve a new master, and Nadja and Lazslo revive their musical act.

Directors: Yana Gorskaya
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Citizenship
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7.81
1307 votes

#25 - Citizenship

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/15/2019

Nadja trains Jenna on how to take her first victim, and Nandor applies for American citizenship.

Directors: Jason Woliner
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