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Poll: IMDb Poll Board: The Greatest Opening TV Scene of all Time

Television has taken the crown from the film industry when it comes to groundbreaking storytelling and compelling new characters. These introductory scenes got their TV shows off to a good, or disturbing, or shocking, or hilarious start.

Out of these Opening TV shows scenes, which one is your favorite?

After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

Make Your Choice

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    Kevin Spacey in House of Cards (2013)

    House of Cards - Snapping the Dog's Neck Picked by teriekwilliams-46153
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    Stranger Things (2016)

    Stranger Things - Run for Your Life Picked by Paok-Kilkis
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    Wentworth Miller in Prison Break (2005)

    Prison Break - Breaking Himself In Picked by hatim-jaf
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    Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad (2008)

    Breaking Bad - The RV CRASH Picked by Sir-Mauri
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    Michael C. Hall in Dexter (2006)

    Dexter - Tonight's the Night Picked by NDbportmanfan
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    Matthew Fox in Lost (2004)

    Lost - Plane Crash Picked by yrnej
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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer in Friends (1994)

    Friends - Runaway Bride Picked by pere-25366
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    Claire Wright in Game of Thrones (2011)

    Game of Thrones - Night's Watchmans and the White Walkers Picked by KhaledKalache
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    Rami Malek in Mr. Robot (2015)

    Mr. Robot - Ron’s Coffee Shop Picked by alioth4
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    Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul (2015)

    Better Call Saul - CINNABON Picked by achrafmajdi-83958
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    Maurice Compte and Jorge Monterrosa in Narcos (2015)

    Narcos - But Don't Call me a Bad Guy Just Yet Picked by lionel-simo
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    Christopher Eccleston and Janel Moloney in The Leftovers (2014)

    The Leftovers - The Sudden Departure Picked by lucas-hood
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    James Gandolfini in The Sopranos (1999)

    The Sopranos - A Trip to the Psychiatrist Picked by The-Man-in-Me
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    Dominic West and Kamal Bostic-Smith in The Wire (2002)

    The Wire - Snot Boogie Picked by BigBadDolemite
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    Jeff Daniels in The Newsroom (2012)

    The Newsroom - Not the Greatest Country in the World - Picked by PerfectIMDBer
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    Gabriel Macht in Suits (2011)

    Suits - This is Harvey Specter, he's our best closer Picked by TheMovieSmith
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    Addy Miller closeup still in The Walking Dead (from a trailer).

    The Walking Dead - Zombie Girl Picked by Madolyn_Barrigan
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    Travis Fimmel in Vikings (2013)

    Vikings - Brothers in Battlefield Picked by leavey-2
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    Six Feet Under (2001)

    Six Feet Under - Funeral Coach Commercial Picked by bratface23
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    Matthew McConaughey in True Detective (2014)

    True Detective - The Taxman Picked by lukas-sumper
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    Hugh Dancy in Hannibal (2013)

    Hannibal - Recreating the Crime Scene Picked by peaspot
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    Band of Brothers (2001)

    Band of Brothers - Preparing for Battle Picked by Dibyayan_Chakravorty
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    Joel McHale in Community (2009)

    Community - The Dean's Speech Picked by borimor
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    John Patrick Hayden in Daredevil (2015)

    Daredevil - Close Your Eyes Picked by Debjit_Hazra
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    Adam Baldwin, Nathan Fillion, and Gina Torres in Firefly (2002)

    Firefly - The Battle of Serenity Valley Picked by Simba63
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    Bruce Campbell in Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)

    Ash vs Evil Dead - Ash is Back Picked by DoctorBuster
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    Warren Frost, Sheryl Lee, and Michael Ontkean in Twin Peaks (1990)

    Twin Peaks - She's dead, wrapped in plastic. Picked by Eagles90
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    #28

    The X-Files - The First Case Picked by cartman_1337
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    The Invaders (1967)

    The Invaders - How Does a Nightmare Begin? Picked by ElMaruecan82
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    Mission: Impossible (1966)

    Mission: Impossible - The Dictator of Santa Costa Picked by dgranger
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    Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons in Pilot (2007)

    The Big Bang Theory - High IQ Sperm Bank Picked by bakerstreet-862-612840
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    David Boreanaz in Angel (1999)

    Angel - You kind of reminded me of her... Picked by Jqn_Hgar
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    Caitriona Balfe in Outlander (2014)

    Outlander - Contemplating the possible future had she been to the past Picked by DarthKhaleesi
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    Grey DeLisle, Tom Kane, and André Sogliuzzo in Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003)

    Star Wars: Clone Wars - Yoda Leads an Army of Jedi and Clones in a Massive Battle Picked by Drevnibor
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    None of the Above (2015)

    "None of the above Scenes"