“How did they do that?”
We found ourselves asking that question quite a few times this year, as television raised its technical game — and delivered some very cool scenes as a result.
From Rue’s dizzying drug use on Euphoria, to The Flash‘s out-of-this-world trip through a black hole, to a Magicians death that literally shattered us, 2019 served up all sorts of visuals that made us laugh, cry or stare at our screens in open-mouthed awe.
In the photo gallery at right, you’ll find 15 of this year’s coolest TV scenes, including a stunning Watchmen transformation, an epic Stranger Things battle and some of Game of Thrones‘ best CGI work, to name a few. We also made room for a few simpler moments, such as Mr. Robot‘s silent server-hacking scene, which were equally effective (if slightly less showy).
Scroll through the attached gallery — or click here for direct access — to see the captivating scenes we’ve recognized this year, then drop a comment with any we may have missed!
And if you’ve fallen behind on our Year in Review, fear not: Simply head over here to see our compilations of the biggest plot twists, performances of the year, sexiest scenes and funniest moments, among others. (With much more still to come!)