Before you start reading, I must warn you that this is a SPOILER HEAVY list, obviously. Read at your own discretion.
I wrote this in response to the end of season 3 of Game of Thrones. When I first started watching the series, I wanted to read each season’s corresponding book before I watched the adaptation. Given the length of the novels, my impatience and fear of being spoiled I stopped about 1/3 of the way through the second book and got caught up on the series.
Thankfully, I avoided all spoilers for the end of season three. What I got in return was one of the biggest “HOLY SHIT” moments in recent television memory. It’s the moment everyone has been talking about and now that I’ve finally seen it, I’ve been inspired to make a list of the most tragic moments in television. Enjoy.
Disclaimer: Clearly this list is only limited to the shows I’ve seen. Think I missed something? Let me know in the comments, on Twitter @ObsessiveViewer or on Facebook. Continue reading
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Last week Fox announced that it was resurrecting its former hit show 24 for a 12 episode limited series to be aired next year. Kiefer Sutherland will be returning as Jack Bauer and Howard Gordon will once again serve as executive producer.
24 and I have a troubled past. I started watching it when season 2 premiered and received the season 1 DVD set that Christmas. From the second season premiere until the series finale in 2010 I watched every episode. In between seasons I would rewatch the entire series from start to finish. This was my ritual every year. 24 was my first real TV obsession. Continue reading