The landscape is shifting for the world of streaming platforms, with television shows now boasting higher production values and nuanced narratives.
While there used to be a larger gap in quality, budget, and actors when it came to television vs. film, the gap has begun to close as big-name celebrities move to television—Nicole Kidman in "Big Little Lies" or Ewan McGregor in "Fargo," for example—and larger budgets are scaled out for television productions. "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" became the most expensive per-episode show of all time, with an average $58 million budget per episode.
Stacker compiled 25 scenes from iconic television shows using findings from IMDB and Rolling Stone. What makes a television show iconic is largely subjective to each viewer's taste, and shows for this list were selected while taking into consideration ratings, viewership numbers, and popularity. Not only have the series on this list received significant critical acclaim, but they have also captured the hearts of dedicated fans.
The selection of shows on this list was curated with an emphasis on a diverse range of genres, protagonists, styles, and time periods. Even if you are a seasoned expert on television shows, this quiz may stump you. The clues on this list pertain to pictured actors, the show's legacy, and various storylines.
Are you able to place every iconic show based on the still image shown? Read on to see if you pass the test.
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