Back in the old days, television was always looked upon as the “lesser” visual medium. Films were big, they had the money, they had all the best talent, and so it made sense that they were considered to be the end-all, be-all of big, life-changing moments.
Things have started to change with the advent of streaming services, and of more players getting into the game. Television networks and other development companies have more money to throw around, and more and more talent is gravitating toward the ability to tell a story a bit more in depth.
One might even argue that television has eclipsed film when it comes to riveting storytelling, but personally I think they both still have their place.
These 10 people are responding to a tweet asking for the moment when you realized television was really capable of anything, though, and they’re making very strong cases.
Fair warning, there are spoilers ahead!
Then again, maybe not.
This one has been on my list for awhile.
Twin Peaks is iconic.
There was so much to love, and so much that made us want to throw things at the television.
I don’t even remember this episode, but there were so many good ones.
Ask me how I know.
The good shows never die.
And then it did it again, and again. And again.
Lindelof. I just can’t get enough.
You should go and watch it, if you haven’t.
The ones of these I haven’t seen, I definitely want to now!
What was your moment like this? Share it with us in the comments!