BY SHAMAN MOMOH
As to be expected, the end of year countdowns are in full swing. We (TNS) have a few up already, and you can expect to see more as the month rolls on.
One of the biggest websites in the world with dedicated film content, Indiewire, has come up with what it believes are the 25 best TV episodes of the outgoing year.
How many do you agree with?
This year was a particularly grand one in terms of elite television, so do forgive us for going above and beyond the Top 10.
25. “Game of Thrones” Season 5, Episode 8 – “Hardhome”
Even if you don’t love “Game of Thrones,” it’s hard to deny the filmmaking on display in what was the season’s finest installment, featuring a long-awaited sit-down between Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), brilliant acting across the board from its ensemble cast and an epic battle between Jon Snow, the Wildlings and the White Walkers that cemented the show’s reputation for some of the best-executed action on TV. Jon Snow swinging his sword against the ice zombies was one of the year’s most viscerally thrilling moments, even if it was a moment of triumph quickly undercut by failure.