As tough as it is whittling an inordinately rich year of TV down to 10 (or even a dozen) top series, imagine the multiplier effect of trying to choose individual episodes or moments.
Still, in some respects the latter task actually proved somewhat easier, or at least cathartic, inasmuch as it allows the latitude to reach out and recognize worthy sequences in some programs that, for whatever reason, didn't make the top-series cut.
Like the Writers Guild or Directors Guild awards, such a list could also provide license to recognize more than one episode within the same series. Yet while for some that would likely mean an entire season of “Breaking Bad” or “The Walking Dead,” given the glut of deserving programs, it's only fair to be a little more promiscuous than that and spread the wealth.
Perhaps foremost, these moments stand out because they remain pretty vivid – no small feat after a full year's worth of TV viewing. And yes, it almost goes without saying, for those with an overflowing DVR queue there will be spoilers...
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