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The Greatest TV Episodes of All Time

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by Staff | The Independent | April 8, 2023

Television shows are, inevitably, made up of parts. On the surface, there’s the great, overarching story that begins with the first shot and ends with the last. But, within that narrative, there are small parts: the series, and the episode. It is the smallest of these sub-divisions, the episode, that is most intriguing. A truly brilliant episode can bridge the gap between cinema and TV. It can refine the essence of the best shows into a single, self-contained moment. At its most potent, a perfect episode is like mainlining all the myriad ingredients of prestige television in a single sitting.

But great TV shows do not necessarily beget great episodes and, conversely, great episodes are not always the sign of a great show. The start of 2023 has been dominated by discussions about The Last of Us, a perfectly good series including one stunning episode. In it, two supporting characters tell us the story of humanity’s endurance at the end of the world. It is an episode that any show would be proud of. This list contains lots of excellent shows and a few mediocre ones, but what matters here is how they tell a story over one single broadcast. Whether that’s an hour of prestige drama or a 20-minute sitcom, these are the moments when television transcends its format and becomes an art form.

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The 25 Best Shows On Paramount+ & Showtime Right Now

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by Scott Beggs| UPROXX | April 7. 2023

Streaming is a hopscotch game of services where the show you love will probably jump off the platform you pay for before you get a chance to finish it. Such is the horror of modernity. On the bright side, it also means that combining the right streaming services can act like a cheat code for gaining access to a bunch of cool, diverse series.

One of those cheat codes is getting Paramount+ with the Showtime add-on, ensuring you get prestige programming alongside network TV faves. Here are the 25 best shows you can watch when you combine Paramount+ with Showtime, and Damian Lewis stars in two of them:

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Emmys 2012: Damian Lewis ‘hails’ the golden age of television, The Guardian, September 24, 2012

Emmy awards 2012: Damian Lewis hails ‘golden age of television’

British star of Homeland wins top gong with Claire Danes, while Maggie Smith takes only award for Downton Abbey
 Claire Danes and Damian LewisClaire Danes and Damian Lewis after receiving awards for their roles in Homeland. Photograph: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

It was a very British way to collect an Emmy: take to the stage of American TV’s landmark award show and say sorry for winning the best actor gong.

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Eye on Emmy: Homeland’s Damian Lewis Talks About Playing No Ordinary Anti-Hero, TV Line, May 27, 2012

Eye on Emmy: Homeland’s Damian Lewis Talks About Playing No Ordinary Anti-Hero

Just as Nicholas Brody received a hero’s welcome upon being rescued from captivity in Afghanistan, Damian Lewis of Showtime’s Homeland has been met with plaudits for his riveting portrayal of the conflicted Marine sergeant, husband, father and… would-be terrorist. Lewis – going for his first Emmy nomination this year, having previously been nominated for the 2012 Golden Globes for playing Brody on this series and in 2002 for his role in HBO’s Band of Brothers – reveals how he makes the potentially reprehensible relatable.

Continue reading Eye on Emmy: Homeland’s Damian Lewis Talks About Playing No Ordinary Anti-Hero, TV Line, May 27, 2012

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Homeland Star Damian Lewis Delves into the two sides of patriotism, AssignmentX, December 15, 2011

Exclusive Interview: HOMELAND star Damian Lewis delves into the two sides of patriotism

The actor talks about his new series and his feelings about the end of LIFE

Continue reading Homeland Star Damian Lewis Delves into the two sides of patriotism, AssignmentX, December 15, 2011