The BEST Episodes of What We Do in the Shadows

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Network: FX

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.

The Trial

#1 - The Trial

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 8.42
565 votes
Directors: Taika Waititi
Writers: Jemaine Clement
Ancestry

#2 - Ancestry

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 8.12
501 votes
Directors: Taika Waititi
Writers: Jemaine Clement, Paul Simms, Stefani Robinson, Tom Scharpling
Baron's Night Out

#3 - Baron's Night Out

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 8.06
544 votes
Directors: Jackie van Beek
Writers: Iain Morris
Citizenship

#4 - Citizenship

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 7.95
523 votes
Directors: Jason Woliner
Writers: Stefani Robinson
The Orgy

#5 - The Orgy

Season 1 - Episode 9

Tensions run high as the vampires prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy.

star 7.84
529 votes
Directors: Jason Woliner
Writers: Marika Sawyer
Animal Control

#6 - Animal Control

Season 1 - Episode 5

Lazslo, in bat form, is captured by Staten Island Animal Control and must be rescued, while Nadja can no longer resist reconnecting with her reincarnated lover Gregor.

star 7.81
568 votes
Directors: Jackie van Beek
Writers: Duncan Sarkies
Werewolf Feud

#7 - Werewolf Feud

Season 1 - Episode 3

The fragile truce between the vampires and Staten Island’s werewolves is tested, and Colin Robinson finds romance with a new co-worker.

star 7.79
631 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Josh Lieb
Manhattan Night Club

#8 - Manhattan Night Club

Season 1 - Episode 4

The vampires venture into Manhattan, to make an alliance with an old friend who is now the king of the Manhattan vampires.

star 7.75
583 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Tom Scharpling
City Council

#9 - City Council

Season 1 - Episode 2

The vampires get embroiled in local Staten Island politics as their first step to world domination.

star 7.70
699 votes
Directors: Jemaine Clement
Writers: Paul Simms
Pilot

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

The vampires try to plan a lavish bloodfeast in honor of a visit by their ancient master from the Old Country.

star 7.47
906 votes
Directors: Taika Waititi
Writers: Jemaine Clement