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The Top 10 TV Episodes of the 21st Century

Breaking down the best episodes since 2000

In honor of The Ringer’s 100 Best TV Episodes of the Century list we sat down Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, Mallory Rubin, Jason Concepcion, Amanda Dobbins, Micah Peters, Alison Herman, Andrew Gruttadaro, and Victor Luckerson to discuss the top 10 and what makes the episodes great.

10. Breaking Bad — “Ozymandias” (0:09)
9. The O.C. — “Pilot” (2:15)
8. The Sopranos — “Pine Barrens” (3:13)
7. Survivor — “The Final Four” (4:49)
6. The Wire — “Middle Ground” (6:58)
5. Chappelle’s Show — “Episode 2.4” (9:17)
4. True Detective — “Who Goes There” (11:00)
3. Game of Thrones — “The Rains of Castamere” (13:20)
2. Mad Men — “The Suitcase” (15:53)
1. Lost — “The Constant” (17:36)