The BEST episodes written by Dottie Dartland

Get Real
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8.03
602 votes

#1 - Get Real

Younger - Season 3 - Episode 12

Liza faces some hard truths after an encounter with a famous life coach.

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A Picture's Worth ... $9.95
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8.00
18 votes

#2 - A Picture's Worth ... $9.95

Grace Under Fire - Season 1 - Episode 7

Grace and Russell make plans for a double blind date; Libby is harassing baby Patrick.

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Surprise
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7.93
347 votes

#3 - Surprise

Are You There, Chelsea? - Season 1 - Episode 12

When Sloane's husband calls to announce he is on his way home after she has spent the night drinking with her sister, it's up to Chelsea to get her cleaned up before he arrives.

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Grace Undergraduate
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7.93
27 votes

#4 - Grace Undergraduate

Grace Under Fire - Season 1 - Episode 3

Grace and Nadine take a night out and flirt with some frat boys, while Russell and Wade try to steal Russell's dog which his ex-wife got as part of the property settlement.

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And the In-Laws Meet
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7.88
329 votes

#5 - And the In-Laws Meet

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 2

When Dharma and Greg throw a party to celebrate their union, a disapproving Kitty boycotts the event, and Dharma sets out to befriend her mother-in-law. But when the Montgomerys and the Finkelsteins finally get together to plan the details, the hostilities really begin.

Haus Arrest
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7.83
292 votes

#6 - Haus Arrest

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 12

Dharma's free spirit and maternal instincts are challenged when Greg's rebellious teenage niece Jennifer visits for the holidays and soon abuses her newfound friendship with her aunt. When Dharma and Jane take her along on a wacky shopping trip pretending to be monolingual German tourists, they are upset to discover that she has used them as a cover for actual shoplifting. Later when Dharma discovers that Jennifer has invited a boyfriend over unannounced, she lowers the disciplinary boom—and Jennifer runs away.

The Second Coming of Leonard
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7.83
179 votes

#7 - The Second Coming of Leonard

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 15

When Dharma's charismatic old boyfriend, Leonard, suddenly re-enters her life after a year in India, Greg finds himself extremely uncomfortable around him—especially when it becomes clear that absolutely everyone else, from Greg's parents to even Marlene, absolutely adores Leonard. Weakened by battling a bad cold, Greg is thrown for a loop when Leonard reveals that he has been celibate since he left Dharma and Dharma decides that she and Greg should give abstinence a try as well. Finally, Dharma informs everyone that they should respect Greg's wishes and not see Leonard any more—then everyone simultaneously spots Greg on television enjoying Leonard's company and his benchside basketball tickets.

Secrets & Liza
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7.76
601 votes

#8 - Secrets & Liza

Younger - Season 2 - Episode 11

Empirical welcomes its biggest author and Liza tries to convince Thad to tell Kelsey the truth.

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When You Wish Upon a Star
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7.71
14 votes

#9 - When You Wish Upon a Star

Grace Under Fire - Season 1 - Episode 15

A romantic weekend in the Windy City is blown away when Ryan fails to show up at the airport on time.

Pilot
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7.71
412 votes

#10 - Pilot

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 1

Free-spirited Dharma and straitlaced Greg break the news to their respective parents, none of whom are especially thrilled with the match.

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The Incident at Pound Ridge
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7.70
570 votes

#11 - The Incident at Pound Ridge

Younger - Season 4 - Episode 9

Sparks fly at the annual Empirical Publishing picnic. Liza finds herself caught between Josh and Charles.

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The Gelato and the Pube
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7.68
564 votes

#12 - The Gelato and the Pube

Younger - Season 4 - Episode 8

Liza receives a great opportunity at work, but there’s a catch. Josh meets someone new. Maggie rustles some feathers.

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Hot Mitzvah
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7.64
556 votes

#13 - Hot Mitzvah

Younger - Season 1 - Episode 11

Liza learns of a potential new career option while Lauren throws the outlandish bat mitzvah she never got to have. Kelsey deals with the fall-out from her affair.

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The Marshmallow Experiment
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7.61
660 votes

#14 - The Marshmallow Experiment

Younger - Season 3 - Episode 2

Liza’s identity is threatened by Thad’s laptop and Kelsey. Also: a Silicon Valley billionaire makes an investment in Empirical.

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Boots
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7.61
288 votes

#15 - Boots

Are You There, Chelsea? - Season 1 - Episode 11

Chelsea finds a pair of boots she wants but can't afford. Rick is determined to win a mixologist contest but needs a recipe from Chelsea.

A Titanic Problem
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7.59
408 votes

#16 - A Titanic Problem

Younger - Season 5 - Episode 2

Liza and Kelsey seek out a potential business partner for Millennial. Newlywed Josh returns to Brooklyn. Charles sees Liza with fresh eyes.

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A Closet Full of Hell
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7.58
232 votes

#17 - A Closet Full of Hell

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 6

A hilariously spooky Halloween episode finds the couple engaged in amorous horseplay (Dharma showing Greg how to do a strip-tease for her) on the eve of their house-warming party when the dogs sniff out something eerie in their new apartment: a hidden storage closet full of antique dolls. Although Dharma senses evil, Greg talks her into going ahead with the event while he cleans away the dolls, but in the middle of the party Dharma discovers the dolls have quietly returned to their former positions, together with two new dolls which bear an alarming resemblance to Dharma and Greg. Abbie intervenes with an exorcism (to Pete's amusement), then all seems well until the newlyweds hear heavy footsteps in the attic at midnight, and discover a single doll hung from the ceiling. Greg determines to spend all night in the attic to find out once and for all what is going on, joined by a reluctant Dharma, and they are both terrified when a trapdoor opens to reveal a screaming elderly woman who dem

Gettin' Hygge With It
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7.58
638 votes

#18 - Gettin' Hygge With It

Younger - Season 4 - Episode 2

Liza faces further fallout with Kelsey, who is infuriated by Liza’s lack of millennial know-how.

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The First Thanksgiving
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7.56
214 votes

#19 - The First Thanksgiving

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 10

After Dharma, Larry and Abby give a farm-full of turkeys their freedom, Dharma volunteers to make Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family in Kitty's spacious kitchen, with Jane's help (while Kitty plays it safe with a restaurant reservation). But Greg is not offering up thanks when he's the last to know that Dharma might have more than just a bird in the oven.

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Like a Boss
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7.55
593 votes

#20 - Like a Boss

Younger - Season 2 - Episode 3

Liza and Kelsey prepare to launch their new imprint in spite of online criticism.

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The Bubble
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7.55
381 votes

#21 - The Bubble

Younger - Season 5 - Episode 8

After the holidays, Liza adjusts to a new normal. Maggie confronts buried issues. Kelsey course-corrects her love life.

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Big Day
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7.52
269 votes

#22 - Big Day

Younger - Season 6 - Episode 1

Kelsey makes her debut as a publisher, quickly realizing that the company is in trouble. The new regime – and a revelation about Liza – sends Diana into a crisis. Josh finds out the paternity of Clare’s baby.

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The Curse of Zoey
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7.50
12 votes

#23 - The Curse of Zoey

Cybill - Season 1 - Episode 8

Maryann insists that it's no coincidence that Cybill's luck improved when Zoey moves out - especially after a psychic senses a ""negative energy"" in the house.

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Death and Violins
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7.49
167 votes

#24 - Death and Violins

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 13

Edward's mother Beatrice is dying and knows it, despite the efforts of everyone around her to deny the fact except Dharma, who argues for honesty and gets a priceless Stradivarius as a keepsake, much to the horror of Kitty who believes it belongs in a museum -- especially after everyone has heard Dharma trying to learn ""Three Blind Mice"" on the instrument. Then Dharma learns something very surprising: Edward and Kitty's marriage was a whirlwind courtship bitterly opposed by Beatrice, who has never forgiven her ""free-thinking"" daughter-in-law and refuses to pass on the family heirloom engagement ring to her. Dharma tries to help mend fences before it's too late -- then tries to respect Beatrice's dying wish to pass on the ring when it is much, much too late. In a coda, Greg is more than happy to let Dharma's violin teacher borrow the Strad for a recital, then learns Dharma has taken up the trombone instead.

Pigeons, Parrots, and Storks
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7.49
627 votes

#25 - Pigeons, Parrots, and Storks

Younger - Season 3 - Episode 10

Liza and Josh have a near miss, but react very differently, which puts their relationship in doubt.

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Sk8
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7.48
578 votes

#26 - Sk8

Younger - Season 1 - Episode 8

As the grind of 20-something life continues to wear Liza down, she glimpses a more age-appropriate world when her publisher needs her to babysit. Kelsey’s affair with her author finally comes to a head at an award ceremony.

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The Mao Function
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7.46
602 votes

#27 - The Mao Function

Younger - Season 2 - Episode 2

Liza questions Josh’s interest in her. Kelsey is courted by another publisher.

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Make No Mustique
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7.40
108 votes

#28 - Make No Mustique

Younger - Season 7 - Episode 11

Things seem to be warming up between Liza and Charles, but a piece of intel and an exotic trip make Liza feel iced out. Kelsey moves into a new apartment, and Lauren throws her a housewarming party with a surprising ending.

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IRL
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7.37
699 votes

#29 - IRL

Younger - Season 1 - Episode 3

Liza worries about sleeping with Josh and seeks help from Maggie; Kelsey works to land a hot new author. Diana tries online dating.

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Dharma and Greg on a Hot Tin Roof
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7.36
137 votes

#30 - Dharma and Greg on a Hot Tin Roof

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 14

Role playing at a golf shop, the couple put on fake Southern accents and wind up endearing themselves to a genuine Southerner -- who turns out to be the federal judge before whom Greg must argue a cast the next day. After an evening's panic, he decides to tough it out and wins the case hands down (while mystifying Pete). But he discovers he has succeeded only too well: Judge Harper becomes the couple's best friend and constant companion, and Greg despairs at having to keep up the pretence forever -- especially when the judge comes to meet the entire extended family.

Shedonism
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7.35
604 votes

#31 - Shedonism

Younger - Season 1 - Episode 6

Liza gets to prove herself when Diana tasks her with running a book launch party for a notoriously demanding author. Maggie runs into an old crush, who’s finally single, while Kelsey starts to fall for her new author, who’s not.

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Ringing Up Baby
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7.34
204 votes

#32 - Ringing Up Baby

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 1

A new path in life opens suddenly at the newlyweds' feet when Donna, the express checkout girl at their local supermarket, reveals that she has been dumped by her boyfriend just as she is about to bear his child. When Dharma brings her home for the night, Donna gets a bright idea: why doesn't she give the baby to Dharma and Greg? Greg is dead against the idea but.... you can guess the rest except maybe the fact that the baby turns out to be black.

Brought to You in DharmaVision
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7.34
215 votes

#33 - Brought to You in DharmaVision

Dharma & Greg - Season 2 - Episode 9

Dharma is surprised when both Jane and her parents accuse her of having changed because she is busy attending a society fundraiser with Kitty then alarmed when Kitty congratulates her on having changed to the extent that young socialites thinks she's ""a hoot and a half."" Her identity crisis is confirmed by a visit from the spirit of her Indian friend, George, who directs her to retreat to the Redwoods to find herself and conveys a cryptic message to ""save the young one."" An uncomprehending Greg reluctantly lets her go, persuading her to take Jane with her; then, upon seeing George in a dream, rushes to the woods in Larry's van to save Dharma and Jane, who have adopted a bear cub while remaining oblivious to the nearby presence of its angered mother. Best lines: George to Dharma: ""You might have mentioned that you moved. I scared some skinny guy in the shower half to death!""; Larry, fleeing from the mother bear, slips on something in the woods and mutters, ""That answers that question!""

Caroline and the Long Shot
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7.33
3 votes

#34 - Caroline and the Long Shot

Caroline in the City - Season 2 - Episode 15

Richard wins a chance to make his dreams come true by sinking a $100,000 three-pointer during a Knicks game.

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The Foodie
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7.28
254 votes

#35 - The Foodie

Are You There, Chelsea? - Season 1 - Episode 10

Chelsea meets an attractive and talented chef who starts courting her with rich and sumptuous meals. Olivia tries to help Rick cope when it seems his girlfriend has moved on.

Caroline and the Mugger
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7.25
12 votes

#36 - Caroline and the Mugger

Caroline in the City - Season 1 - Episode 2

Richard is mugged and robbed of his wallet and portfolio - containing Caroline' s drawings.

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Death and Execs
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7.20
10 votes

#37 - Death and Execs

Cybill - Season 1 - Episode 10

Old feelings come back to life when Cybill lands in Ira's comforting arms after a brush with death on a movie set. So the two decide to bury their past and start dating.

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The Big Sleep-Over
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7.18
11 votes

#38 - The Big Sleep-Over

Cybill - Season 1 - Episode 12

The arrival of Zoe's rocket-scientist boyfriend Greg launches a series of squabbles; Cybill takes off for Nevada to rescue a flighty Maryann from marriage.

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Caroline and the Bad Date
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7.17
6 votes

#39 - Caroline and the Bad Date

Caroline in the City - Season 1 - Episode 15

Del asks Richard to join him on a double date with two gorgeous models; Caroline meets a man buying a sweater, but he turns out to be a paranoid bore.

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FKA Millennial
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7.16
115 votes

#40 - FKA Millennial

Younger - Season 7 - Episode 3

With her personal life on rocky ground, Liza focuses on work and a new book pitch by sexy surfer, Kai Manning. The Empirical team meets with Quinn Tyler, whose latest book idea was inspired by Charles. Empirical rebrands.

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Pilot
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7.11
47 votes

#41 - Pilot

Caroline in the City - Season 1 - Episode 1

Caroline hires Richard as her new colorist, and takes Annie's advice to try getting a date by throwing fruit out her window.

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Call Me Irresponsible
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6.85
13 votes

#42 - Call Me Irresponsible

Cybill - Season 1 - Episode 6

Dateless on Valentine's Day, Cybill and Maryann feel unappreciated and bored unitl Maryann comes up with a plan - a trip to Vegas to max out her ex's credit card. Meanwhile, Ira has to look after Jeff in ways he'd rather not when Jeff gets his hands covered with poison oak.

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Look Who's Stalking
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6.62
13 votes

#43 - Look Who's Stalking

Cybill - Season 1 - Episode 4

Cybill is attracted to a guy she meets while they walk their respective dogs, who turns out to be Ira's ex-psychiatrist; Maryann befriends her ex-husband's new girlfriend Sharon in her continuing scheme for revenge.

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The Cat's Out of the Bag
star
6.59
181 votes

#44 - The Cat's Out of the Bag

Dharma & Greg - Season 1 - Episode 20

The pretense that everything is fine with Greg's parents finally proves too much for Dharma, who snaps during dinner at a Chinese restaurant and has the bad news served to Greg in a fortune cookie (to the absorbed interest of the Chinese family sharing their table). Trying to help the Montgomery's non-existent sex life, Dharma takes Kitty to her local neighborhood erotica store, where they naturally run into Abby and Larry. Greg and Pete take Edward for a drink to commiserate, and Edward demonstrates his ace in pick-up lines: ""Excuse me, young lady, do you have change for a million?"" Meanwhile, Jane has gone off to a Star Trek convention (""I like middle-aged men who are virgins""), leaving her pet Mr. Boots with Dharma and Greg; but Greg freaks out when he discovers that Mr. Boots is not exactly a cat.

Pilot
star
6.41
676 votes

#45 - Pilot

Are You There, Chelsea? - Season 1 - Episode 1

After receiving a D.U.I., Chelsea Newman decides it's time to change her life starting with moving into an apartment closer to her workplace, so Chelsea and her best friend Olivia move into the same apartment building their co-worker Rick lives in. Meanwhile, Chelsea's sister Sloane is due to give birth and is unsure if Chelsea will be there for her.

Caroline and Richard's Mom
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6.17
36 votes

#46 - Caroline and Richard's Mom

Caroline in the City - Season 1 - Episode 21

Richard faces some childhood traumas when his mother (Ashley) makes a surprise visit: it seems she is given to claiming to know celebrities personally, and Richard has never quite gotten over her promise to have Salvador Dali look at his paintings. But Caroline doesn't know this when Natalie promises to get her own NBC Saturday morning cartoon show.

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Caroline and the Critics
star
6.00
1 votes

#47 - Caroline and the Critics

Caroline in the City - Season 2 - Episode 21

When Caroline learns that an obscure upstate newspaper has dropped her syndicated strip, she drives up with a reluctant Richard to find out why. Naturally Richard's car breaks down, and the two wind up playing marriage counselor to the only local mechanic and his on-the-point-of-leaving wife. Meanwhile, Annie recognizes an obnoxious diner at Remo's as the theater critic who gave her the worst review of her career, and hatches an elaborate revenge plot that involves Del, Charlie, and a cab driver/actor with his own ax to grind.

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Caroline and the Opera
star
5.32
37 votes

#48 - Caroline and the Opera

Caroline in the City - Season 1 - Episode 7

Caroline is annoyed that Del refuses to accompany her to the opera; then her interfering Aunt Mary arranges a blind date with an old high school classmate of Caroline's, who turns out to be handsome, successful and rich.