Announcing the Bingewatch Award for Best TV Episode of 2019
The moment is finally here! We are so excited to announce the winners of our Bingewatch Awards. Film Daily readers have spoken. When faced with the almost-impossible task of picking the best episode of television from the past year, fans rose to the occasion, making sure their favorite shows got the credit they deserved.
All six episodes that were featured in the Bingewatch Awards were from shows that were canceled too soon. Each series boasts a devoted fan base who are happy to fight for their show to receive the credit it deserves. We’re counting down the top three episodes of television from the past year, based on your votes.
#3: “Lebanon” – Supernatural (S14E13)
Grabbing the number 3 spot in the Bingewatch Awards is the “Lebanon” episode of Supernatural. A show that has years of captivating fans of the brothers who hunt demons, ghosts, and other supernatural beings, it’s no surprise those fans showed up to vote for our favorite episode of the long-running series thus far.
It’s a rare thing when a television series hits the 300th episode. Heck, it’s a rare thing when one can hit the 100th episode if we’re being honest. Supernatural is currently in its fifteenth and final season, and if the series finale is half as good as “Lebanon”, then fans will be in for a treat indeed.
“Lebanon” is a love letter to the series, a tribute to the change and triumphs of the Winchester family, and a satisfying journey from start to finish. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) are able to make some measure of peace with their father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) that they never were able to get when he was alive.
All members of the Winchester family are able to have one family meal together, an oasis of normalcy in the weirdness of their lives. “Lebanon” is truly a great episode of Supernatural.
#2: “City of Glass” – Shadowhunters (S3E20)
There were so many things to love about Shadowhunters, and it comes as no surprise that the series finale was revered by fans of the epic show. Hitting the number 2 spot in the Bingewatch Awards, the two-hour wrap-up episode was a truly satisfying series finale.
“City of Glass” was a stellar episode of Shadowhunters and a culmination of the great storytelling that the show was known for. From Clary (Katherine McNamara) dealing with the actions of dark self to Magnus (Harry Shum Jr) handling his father (Jack Yang), “City of Glass” sets up some truly amazing groundwork for the series finale of Shadowhunters.
We also feel like we had some tantalizing look at what would have come if Shadowhunters scored that fourth season. It would have been really good.
#1: “A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good” – Anne with an E (S3E7)
It should come as no surprise that our beloved Anne with an E beat out all of the others to score the Bingewatch Awards Best TV Episode of 2019. The impactful show and the seriously devoted fanbase combined to create a surefire win in the first annual Bingewatch Awards.
What’s frustrating about Anne with an E is that it would have probably continued if not for the breakdown between the CBC and Netflix. While fans are tirelessly working to get the show revived on some level, we still have the beautiful third and (for now) final season of Anne with an E to enjoy.
“A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good” is the seventh episode of the season. What makes it fascinating is, like of much of Anne with an E, how relevant it remains today. Anne (Amybeth McNulty) advocates for respect for women to know their own hearts and minds along with equality for all.
The episode focuses on her fight against the school board but also how the characters must face their own ideas about the changing world that they live in. It’s a great episode about seeing your own worth and demanding the respect that should always be yours.