The way a TV series begins is incredibly important in the age of hundreds of channels running 24 hours a day. So many stories are available to the viewer that the very first episode must grab an audience at the same time it sets up the beginning of a story. And even then, if a show doesn't intrigue the viewer right away, they may not watch the entire episode. Therefore, some of the most successful shows begin with a bang, with a first scene that won't take place in the narrative until later, when the story gets more exciting. If that scene grabs you, the show can jump back and let us in on how it came to be. Breaking Bad is one example, as the insane opening scene only takes place after a lot of explanation in the actual timeline. Relive that scene and those from four other hit shows at TVOM.
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