5 Key Observations From Top 20 IMDB Rated Episodes


When Miguel Sapochnik was announced as the director of the last 2 episodes of season 6 of Game of Thrones, ‘Battle of the Bastards’ and ‘Winds of Winter’, everyone was hyped. Sapochnik provided to us the breath taking episode ‘Hardhome’ in season 5 in which Jon Snow led a battle against the white walkers and we got introduced to the Night King. Prior to ‘Battle of the Bastards’ and ‘Winds of Winter’, only Breaking Bad’s Ozymandias had a full rating of 10/10. The 2 episodes were able to gain a full mark as well with Battle of Bastards gaining the ratings from more than 116,000 users. We took a look at the top 20 IMDB rated episodes and came with the following observations:

1. Only 4 episodes from Game of Thrones

Despite the huge popularity of the HBO series with an average of more than 14 million viewers per episodes, the world’s best show was only able to get 4 episodes out of 20 in the top 20 noting that 2 of these episodes are the last 2 in season 6. The episodes are ‘Battle of the Bastards’, ‘Winds of Winter’, ‘The Rains of Castamere’, and ‘Hardhome’.

2. Breaking Bad and it’s final season have 4

Many great TV shows disappointed us with their ending. Dexter, Lost, Prison Break, How I Met Your Mother, The Sopranos, and the list goes on with shows that had awful endings and kept us guessing about answers. On the other hand, shows like Breaking Bad were able to pull their end off in a masterly way. Out of the 4 Breaking Bad episodes in the top IMDB rated episodes, 3 are from the final season with Ozymandias gaining full mark from more than 77,000 users.

3. Person of Interest has the lion’s share

Despite getting cancelled after its 5th season, Person of Interest has 6 episodes in the top 20 IMDB rated.But this doesn’t make the show great as the number of voters do not exceed the 4,000 for each episode.

4. No more place for House, Scrubs, and Spartacus

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With the rise of 2 Game of Thrones episodes and 1 Person of Interest, shows like House, Spartacus, and Scrubs lost their places in the top 20.

5. Community, the only comedy show on the list

Out of the 20 episodes, only one is from a comedy show. It’s not from Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Seinfield, or Scrubs but rather from Community.