Yes, we all watched a whole bunch of TV while we were stuck inside all year… but at least we got to see some pretty cool things along the way.
TV is a visual medium, and with the streaming services throwing big bucks at new shows, we’re living in a golden age of eye-popping special effects and bone-crunching fight scenes. As part of our ongoing Year in Review series, we here at TVLine are looking back at the year’s coolest scenes: the visually stunning shots and sequences that had us saying “whoa.”
Our selections for 2020’s top eye candy include a Star Wars fan favorite joining The Mandalorian, a heaven-sent fight scene in a church on Blindspot, a fond farewell on The Good Place — and even a heart-wrenching rendition of a classic rock tune by the Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist cast. (And HBO’s Lovecraft Country was so visually dazzling, it made the list twice.)
Read on to see which scenes wowed us this year (we’ve included videos and GIFs wherever possible, so you can be wowed right along with us), and then hit the comments and tell us which scenes really knocked your socks off… visually speaking, of course.
Still to come in TVLine’s Year in Review: Quotes of the Year, Biggest Cast Exits, Series Finales Graded and much more!