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Genevieve Van Voorhis

SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9 "Battle Of The Bastards." You should also steer clear if you're still working your way through Breaking Bad for the first time.

Daenerys in "Battle Of The Bastards" / HBO
Daenerys in "Battle Of The Bastards" / HBO

The people have chosen. Game Of Thrones fans — 83,829 of them, as of when this article was published — logged on to Internet Movie Database to rate "The Battle of the Bastards" on a scale of 1 to 10. As of right now, the episode boasts a near perfect score of 9.8, which IMDB graciously rounds up to 10.

Previously, the No. 1 slot was held by Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 14, "Ozymandias," with a still remarkable score of 9.7/10 by 75,880 fans. You'll remember the episode as the one with the shocking shootout that resulted in Hank and Gomez getting buried in the desert where Walt's money used to be.

Remember how chilling it was?

Comparing the two episodes is kind of like comparing apples to squirrels, since both series have different strengths. Breaking Bad is a masterpiece of plot construction and character development, while Game Of Thrones goes all out for special effects. "Battle of the Bastards" was particularly impressive for its cinematography and music, to say nothing of the fact that it was the most expensive episode of TV ever made.

Also in the IMDb top 3 is "Felina," the Breaking Bad series finale. "Felina" currently holds a score of 9.8 as well, but is most likely ranked lower than the other two because only 52,926 users participated in the vote.

Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad "Felina"
Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad "Felina"

Surprisingly, the No. 1 and No. 2 spots for Top-Rated TV Shows on IMDb feature neither series. Instead, the top slot goes to Band Of Brothers, with David Attenborough's nature docu-series Planet Earth coming in close behind, each with a score of 9.5. Breaking Bad files in third, with a score of 9.4 (likely rounded from a more accurate number), followed by GoT in fourth with the same score.

While the reign of Heisenberg has come to an end, we still have one episode of GoT to go in Season 6, and then two more seasons after that. So it'll be interesting to see how the numbers change with all the battles and betrayals to come.

Game Of Thrones Season 6 Finale will air on Sunday on HBO. Check out the preview now, and get a full breakdown here. And don't forget to check out 7 Things You Might Have Missed in "Battle Of The Bastards."


Which episode did you like better?

Or head over to IMDb to cast your own votes for "BotB" and "Ozymandias."


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