What moments in TV were most impactful or left an impression on you hard to forget?
Be careful with spoilers, announce the series and maybe season before.
I can say the first times I felt really emotional watching tv shows was in Lost, namely the episodes focusing Jack's background. I really identified with that character and family issues and some scenes really hit me hard... I won't even mention the end, never have I seen fiction as real as Lost. Still in lost in one of the last episodes, a hearbreaking moment and very hard scene to swallow was when a certain very charismaric couple dies a tragic death.. If you have seen lost you know of what I speak...
There were another couple of scenes, this time in Dexter, that had a huge impact on me. Dexter has always been one of my favorite series and character, but never as emotional as Lost. However, season 4... Oh boy. When Debra Morgan had a nervous breakdown due to a certain death and the events that followed, man that scene hit me so hard it gives me shivers when I think about it... What an amazing actress. Then there's the ending of that season... Damn that was simply insane, so freaking painful.
For me it's got to be Veronica Mars, the end of Season 2. That whole episode was really sad and emotional. I was never a big fan of the bad guy but the last line that person delivered was heart-breaking. You almost feel bad for them.
And I'll never forget the episode of ER when Carter and Lucy get stabbed and you go through the episode not knowing which character was going to live and which would die. The worst part I was relieved when it wasn't my own personal fave. I was only about 15 or so when that episode happened and I was so upset that my mom threatened to turn off the tv if I didn't calm down.
But I totally agree about Lost. That was the most intensly sad 5 minutes of a tv show ever.
Happened midway through the series run on M*A*S*H. Henry Blake's plane went down into the Sea of Japan. My jaw dropped the first time I saw it. Sure it was almost twenty years after it originally aired, but damn if it isn't one of the most heartbreaking things I've ever seen on tv. It just came out of nowhere. The man was going home to his family finally, and then he dies in an accident. That's messed up.
The first time of seeing the end of Blackadder Goes Fourth, as they go over the top and then the scene fades to Flanders Fields, All those lives lost in that one moment. Still and always makes me shed a tear or two
- The "quarantine" episode of season/series two, when Tom eventually has to decide whether or not he's willing to kill one of his own people in order to preserve the integrity of the Grid. Probably the most intense hour of television I have ever experienced.
- When Colin is murdered. He didn't deserve to go, especially not like that. He wasn't even a field agent, the only reason he was out there was because Section D was short-staffed dealing with the current political threat.
- The last time we see Zaf alive, before he is taken away by mercenaries. He knows that he's going to die, that his time has finally run out, but he gives Adam a reassuring glance that conveys everything. Without needing to utter a single word, he told him that it was okay, the lives of the millions in danger had to come first, and that he should leave him to his fate.
Zaf didn't deserve what happened to him, he was a good man. And he sacrificed so much.
Well I don't know if overrated or not, but from watching Walking Dead, I'm always getting all sweaty. I'm really scared of zombies, so for me it's really nerve-wracking to watch the show, even though from the episodes I've seen, nothing that bad really happens. It's more of the situations they get into that makes it scary, and the whole feeling of being trapped.
As for heart-breaking, well every episode of the First 48 is pretty hard to take. In every episode, someone's life has been taken, for no real good reason whatsoever, mostly it's not even about self defense. What's even more sad is when the people committing the crimes are still very young, lots of kids in their 16-21 years ruining their and other people's lives.