I don’t know if 2013 was the greatest year for Television, but I feel confident saying it was the most intriguing. It’s definitely my personal favorite calendar year of television in my lifetime, and I can’t help but pay tribute to it. Full disclosure: I watch way too much television for my educational good, but I also watch way too little television to give a holistic account of the best television of 2013. Therefore this post is poorly written, incomplete, and probably a waste of your time; but at least these thoughts are now on paper and not stuck in my head, which is good for my own sanity. Spoiler alert: this piece contains spoilers, so read at your own risk. With all disclaimers out of the way, here are my eight personal favorite television episodes of 2013.