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The Shocking 16: TV’s Most Heart-stopping Moments

Stunning revelations! Flawless finales! Before you fill out your bracket, bone up on TV’s biggest surprises

TV's Most Heartstopping Moments


If this is television’s New Golden Age, you’re about to hit the motherlode. The 16 contestants in Rolling Stone‘s TV tournament are the best examples of what small-screen drama does best in this anything-goes era: make you say “I can’t believe what I’m seeing!” Whether they’re lengthy sequences of suspense, sudden surprises that turn a story upside down, or moving emotional moments that come to define a series, they’re the reason you tune in. Which of these heart-stoppers will take the top spot? Before you start filling out your brackets, here’s a quick primer on all of the candidates.


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