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20 TV Show Turning Points That Turned “Barely Watchable” Shows To “Super Bingeworthy”

A single line, a terrifying moment, a drop of silence, or even a good laugh, these all moments can become turning points for a TV show that could’ve been dreary a minute before. TV shows have a larger impact on our lives because we stick with it, religiously, for more than a 3-hour runtime with the movies. We try to relate with the on-screen characters or let their personalities affect us, a healthy give and take, for the most part. But has it ever happened to you that you were told a show or a series is good, but it hasn’t clicked with you yet? But then suddenly you come across *THAT* moment that makes you go, “Oh yes, now I see”? Well, then you’re at the right place. Anyway, heavy spoilers alert! SPOILER WARNING! Here are 20 TV show turning points that turned them from “barely watchable” to “super binge-worthy.”

1. When McNulty and Bunk investigated a crime scene dropping F-bombs in Season 1, the utter gruesomeness of this scene set the pace quite nicely that this is not just another Cop drama.

When McNulty and Bunk investigated a crime scene dropping F-bombs in Season 1 
The Cursing Scene in The Wire

2. When Patrick Brewer was introduced in Schitt’s Creek

When Patrick Brewer was Introduced in Schitts Creek
Such a wholesome addition to a chaotic series

3. When Michael Scott burned his foot on the George Foreman grill claiming he loves the smell of Bacon

When Michael Scott burned his foot on the George Foreman grill claiming he loves the smell of Bacon
Michael G. Scott is a simple man with simple needs, don’t sue him

4. When Hannibal had kept Miriam alive

When Hannibal had kept Miriam alive
A shocking moment depicting what lengths of evil Dr. Hannibal can cross

5. When Carrie Coon’s character hires a stripper to shoot her point-blank

When Carrie Coon's character hires a stripper to shoot her point-blank
She wore a Kevlar, don’t worry

6. On Breaking Bad, when Skylar is scared of Walt for the first time

On Breaking Bad when Skylar is scared of Walt for the first time
One of the most iconic lines in the history of television

7. When Omni-Man killed all the Guardians of The Globe in Episode 1

When Omni-Man killed all the Guardians of The Globe in Episode 1
A strong start to an amazing show

8. When there was *LITERALLY* money in the Banana Stand

When there was *LITERALLY* money in the Banana Stand
Michael Bluth never fails to amaze us and disappoint his father it seems

9. David Robert Jones’s first appearance in “In which we meet Mr. Jones”

David Robert Jones first appearance in "In which we meet Mr. Jones"
The ever so menacing mad genius in Fringe

10. When Ned Stark was beheaded

When Ned Stark was beheaded
We found out pretty early that no one was safe

11. When the Bennett family was introduced

When the Bennett family was introduced 
They elevated the already nail-biting premise of the show

12. Whatever menace happened at the motel in Sundowner

Whatever menace happened at the motel in Sundowner
Evil and pure gore at its finest

13. When Community took over the Chicken business Goodfellas style

When Community took over the Chicken business Goodfellas style
Abed will always be the O.G. gangsta

14. When Betty Draper broke in Don Draper’s home office, revealing his true identity.

When Betty Draper broke in Don Draper's home office revealing his true identity.
The past of Donald Draper, or should we say Dick Whitman opens

15. When Dev and Rachel go to Nashville after she broke up with her boyfriend

16. When Eleanor, Chidi, Jason, and Tahani found out, they were in the Bad Place

When Eleanor, Chidi, Jason, and Tahani found out they were in the Bad Place
That was a real “holy forking shirt balls” moment

17. When Lisa on The Simpsons got a substitute teacher who really understood her

When Lisa on The Simpsons got a substitute teacher who really understood her
Finally, someone understood her but he was taken away so soon

18. When Tony ordered a kid’s meal and ate it too.

When Tony ordered a kid's meal and ate it too.
Don’t you mess with Tony

19. When Rust says someone told him life is a flat circle which was originally said to him by Ledoux

When Rust says someone told him life is a flat circle which was originally said to him by Ledoux
Rust Cohle is the greatest character ever written for television

20. When Dale Cooper had his first dream in Twin Peaks

When Dale Cooper had his first dream in Twin Peaks
On IMDb, Dale Cooper is described to be “Idiosyncratic”, huh you’re right

Wow, that was an amazing ride! Do you think we are right with this list? It’s amazing how such moments can become turning points for a TV show, right? Anyway, happy binging!

Written by FandomWire Staff