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Old 09-13-16, 04:56 PM
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Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Was having this discussion last night with a couple of friends. What are some of your favorite "holy crap" tv moments -- not necessarily surprises, but moments when you just absolutely loved the show you were watching.

I'll start with a few:

* The moment in Babylon 5's "Severed Dreams" when Delenn saves the day.

* The moment in Battlestar Galactica's "Someone To Watch Over Me" when Kara figures out what song is in her brain.

* Doctor Who's "The Pandorica Opens," -- "Okay kids, this is where it gets interesting."

* Community's "Modern Warfare" - basically the entire episode.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Most popular shows should have one of those episodes.

Lost, for me, had several.

But I think it's better when the show has been for some time, 2-3 seasons, and then in season 4+ they have one episode where they deliver.

Breaking Bad of course is one of the best examples. They have several episodes, no gotchas, no surprises, just awesome TV. There are some episodes, the ones with the cousins, where the action and tense moments make them memorable. But one that always gets commented everywhere is "Crawl Space". Season 4 (of 5), episode 11, of 13, and it's not directed by Gilligan, or Rian Johnson, or some other favorite director from the show. I think it's the only episode directed by Scott Winant. And it's one of those holy crap! tv moments. It doesn't matter if you watched the series "live", in a weekly basis, or if you are marathoning the show. After you watch that episode you have to take a break. Or go to the internet and read and post about that episode.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

I can already tell this will be a spoiler-filled thread that I will avoid.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

As a side note, that year Homeland won the Emmy for best drama show, and Damian Lewis won the best actor award. I mean, that probably was the only year that Homeland was good, but come on.
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I've mentioned it before in other threads. Sam buying back Cheers.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Lem.

Dr. Romano.

Dr. Romano again.

Red Wedding.

Newhart finale.
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I think the best thing to do in this thread is name the show you are talking about, and then put the WTF moment in spoilers. That way if anyone has seen the show, they can click the spoiler, while if they didn't they can avoid it.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Gus Fring's final scene in Breaking Bad.

Lem's final scene in The Shield.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

I know there are plenty, hell 24 could probably fill an entire list, but I'm drawing a blank on most right now, so I'm going to go out in left field and say Friends: "The one with the Embryos."

Having the gang swap apartments over a game was brilliant, but the true payoff was the following episode where it stuck. Sitcoms traditionally forget such plots by the following episode and everything would be back to normal. The fact that it carried on for a few episodes was "holy crap awesome."

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I've mentioned it before in other threads. Sam buying back Cheers.
Spoiler!
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Breaking Bad had some good ones. Game of Thrones too. My personal favorite was the Battle of Blackwater Bay and the wildfire
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

I cant remember any.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
I know there are plenty, hell 24 could probably fill an entire list, but I'm drawing a blank on most right now
You're drawing a blank on 24?

Pretty big list of Oh shit moments:


Spoiler:
Teri Bauer dying

David Palmer getting assassinated

Ryan Chapel getting killed by Jack

Michelle getting blown away by a bomb

Tony Almeida "dying"

Curtis Manning getting shot and killed by Jack

Sherry Palmer getting shot and killed

George Mason sacrificing himself

Edgar Styles dying in the gas attack

President Hassan getting assassinated

Renee Walker getting shot and killed

Jack having sex

Audrey Raines getting shot and killed

Charles Logan being the villainous mastermind of season 5

Air Force One getting shot down in season 4 with President Keeler on board

Tony Almeida smothering Larry Moss

Bill Buchannon dying in a bomb explosion

Jack going on his bloody killing rampage against the Russians




I assume there are more, but that's the major ones I can think of.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Battlestar Galactica. Atmosphere jump.

Also definitely the wildfire moment from season 2 of GoT.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
You're drawing a blank on 24?

Pretty big list of Oh shit moments:


Spoiler:
Teri Bauer dying

David Palmer getting assassinated

Ryan Chapel getting killed by Jack

Michelle getting blown away by a bomb

Tony Almeida "dying"

Curtis Manning getting shot and killed by Jack

Sherry Palmer getting shot and killed

George Mason sacrificing himself

Edgar Styles dying in the gas attack

President Hassan getting assassinated

Renee Walker getting shot and killed

Jack having sex

Audrey Raines getting shot and killed

Charles Logan being the villainous mastermind of season 5

Air Force One getting shot down in season 4 with President Keeler on board

Tony Almeida smothering Larry Moss

Bill Buchannon dying in a bomb explosion

Jack going on his bloody killing rampage against the Russians




I assume there are more, but that's the major ones I can think of.

No, some of those came to mind but this isn't an "oh shit" list. To me there's a difference between that and "that was awesome." I wouldn't call a main character getting killed as awesome.* That's not exactly the emotion you should be going through before a possible silent clock. So for 24, I was thinking more along the lines of "I'm gonna need a hacksaw" as awesome. Or maybe Jack kicked cocaine in two hours is awesome.

*unless it's done in a spectacular fashion. see e.r. and Romano or Gant.
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"Damn Jack !"
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Breaking Bad --- I think the end of S2 when Walt ran over the drug dealers when Jesse was pinned down.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
No, some of those came to mind but this isn't an "oh shit" list. To me there's a difference between that and "that was awesome." I wouldn't call a main character getting killed as awesome.* That's not exactly the emotion you should be going through before a possible silent clock. So for 24, I was thinking more along the lines of "I'm gonna need a hacksaw" as awesome. Or maybe Jack kicked cocaine in two hours is awesome.

*unless it's done in a spectacular fashion. see e.r. and Romano or Gant.
My favorite (that I can recall) from 24 was Jack, in full body armor, assaulting Logan's car while Logan's in the backseat screaming "That's Jack Bauer! That's Jack Bauer!"
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Season four of The Wire.
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

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No, some of those came to mind but this isn't an "oh shit" list. To me there's a difference between that and "that was awesome."
Well, the thread title says "Holy crap", so I think the question is what's the difference between holy crap and oh shit? Where is the bar set on the fecal scale?
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Re: Your favorite "Holy crap that was awesome" tv moments

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How about Budd Dwyer blowing his brains out on national TV at his press conference in 1987. I believe he was State Treasurer of PA and was found guilty of bribes or something like that and was given 55 years in jail. They thought his press conference was call to announce he was resigning, but made a 1/2 hour speech, pulled a revolver out of an envelope and blew his brains out on national tv. I still remember one of my local channels showed the aftermath that night on the news as someone yelled, "OH MY GOD!!!!"
So folks were actually saying "that was awesome" when they watched it on TV?
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Pretty much the entire Shut the door, Have a seat episode of Mad Men punctuated by Lane saying, "Very Good. Happy Christmas" after PPL fires him.
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So folks were actually saying "that was awesome" when they watched it on TV?
I forgot that part of the original thread title.
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Battlestar Galactica. Atmosphere jump.
Yep me too.

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