The Best TV Moments of 2010

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

best tv moments 2010 The Best TV Moments of 2010

With 2011 now in full swing and the vast array of upcoming new and returning television series upon us, there’s no better time than now to reminisce about last year’s great television moments.

Over 50 new series premiered on television throughout last year, and combined with the series already running on air, it’s fair to say that 2010 provided more new and continual television viewing opportunities than any other year previously. Sure, that largely had to do with NBC completely ruining their primetime line-up and attempting to fix it with a slew of new programming, but we’ll talk about that a little later.

While watching television is a completely subjective experience and not everyone will agree with everything included on our list, I would like to note that we tried to be fair and looked at every television series, in an attempt to find something that could be considered for our list of best moments in 2010.

As usual, there will be some obvious choices that you probably already knew were going to be on the list, but I’m sure there are many moments that you’ll be surprised to see. Whether you agree with our choices or not, there’s one thing that remains certain… these were all great moments in television.

(Keep in mind, these are in no particular order.)

***Spoiler Warning***

Many of our choices, especially ones relating to a particular series finale, will include spoilers and flat-out ruin the ending of the series for you. You have been warned!

***Spoiler Warning***

Now, without further ado, we kick of this list with one of the most iconic series ever on television.

Lost – “A Long Awaited Reunion”

best tv moments 2010 lost reunion The Best TV Moments of 2010

For 6 years, audiences around the world tuned in to watch the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 traverse a mysterious island in an attempt make sense of all the fantastical events that have continued to threaten their lives from the moment they crashed.

When Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse announced that Lost would be coming to an end in 2010, viewers waited in suspense to see what exactly was behind this mysterious island. With nobody safe from death and the number of episodes left slowly dwindling, everyone was focused on what would happen in the two-hour series finale.

After everything came together and the island was once again safe, the focused shifted to the sideways storylines that accompanied almost every episode of the final season. As the familiar members of the iconic cast began to reunite, it was revealed that everyone came together in a single church to “move on” together.

Whether you loved or hated the finale, Lost presented viewers of the world with some of the most intense and enjoyable viewing experiences ever on television. In the end, it’s not how many questions were answered or how many explanations for the unexplainable were revealed, it was (as the finale pointed out) the journey that was the most important.

The end of any television show will never meet the expectations of its many fans. If anything, it should simply serves as a symbolic bookend for viewers to take a step back, look at the past years of emotions and viewing experiences that this series brought and, ultimately, acknowledge it for the enjoyable journey that it was.

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  1. I’m mad that I missed all these episodes of Smallville:(

    • That’s a shame… This season is fantastic!!!


  3. Some good choices there. I’ve yet to obtain my Doc Who series 6 dvds. But I will soon.

    As much some ppl hated the way Bauer resolved his vendetta to those that basically ruined his life in the great “24 season 5″, I loved the 24 finally.

    It was almost like the writers were trying to say, “look we know the series went south after season5, let us make it up to you, and they did. Jack basically got back at everyone for destroying his career, family and female relationships.

    The presidents actions at the UN were unrealistic at the end, but that was really the only problem I had with the last season.

    Gonna miss that show already do.

  4. Oh I meant I loved the 24 finale,,,

    Not finally. Wth was I typing there?

  5. My favorite didn’t make the list but, the “Death by baptism” scene in ‘Boardwalk Empire’ was pretty wicked.

  6. No love for shawn and juliet finally getting together in psych?

    • Yea ALex I thought that Psyche moment was worth a mention as well.

  7. I think I watched that scene Sully. Did it end with one of the main characters taking back his knife from the guy he killed?

    That was a good one.

  8. Really have to disagree with the mention of Bones. The seasons was pretty bad and that episode was in my opinion one of the worst the series has had to date. It was just awful. It was nice that they tried to add a layer or two to the main character and finally make her interesting, but sadly they failed.

  9. Good article but technically, we have seen 9 days of Jack’s life, 24:Redemption may only have been 2 hours but it was still a pretty traumatic day for Jack Bauer.

    I thought the Dexter sequence was incredibly contrived, the best part of the entire season was Dexter’s last line, the darkness on his face, something we haven’t really seen for a while, the monster behind the man is back.

    That entire episode of Smallville was amazing stuff, I didn’t honestly think the writers or cast had it in them! My favourite part of ‘Homecoming’ was the dance at the end, because that was the first proper time we saw Clark Kent fly.

    Nice to see Ashes To Ashes on there. Great ending to the five season arc begin in Life On Mars, it was a shame they didn’t bring Sam Tyler back though…

    This has been the worst season of Bones, I’m not going to watch it anymore.

    Great year of Doctor Who, I was worried where the show had to go after Tennant left, but Matt Smith has made the Doctor an alien again, the stories have been rightfully weird, and the Van Gogh episode brought (manly) tears to my eyes. The Christmas special was pure magic as well.

    I’ll miss 24 so much.

    • Drsam as far as Dexter goes I think the great moment was Harry telling Dex that he was proud of him and Dex mirroring that to Aster.

      I agree with you on Bones

      • Yes that is my second favourite bit of this season, but I just loved his “but if course, wishes are for children” line because it was infused with such darkness.
        Great show, great acting, weakish season but hopefully season 6 will be more like season 4.

  10. Smallville’s Homecoming was one of the best episodes of the series. Tom/Erica are better than any Hollywood biggies who’d eventually end up as Lois and Clark in the movie, because Tom and Erica are the best actors to ever play these roles.

  11. Like a lot of people my biggest question with The Walking Dead was “How much are they going to be able to get away with?” And the opening scene of the series answered the question. They where going to get away with alot…

  12. smallville is awesomeememmem and its gonna get even better

  13. Great article Anthony!!

  14. in regards to the smallville section……that wasnt the 200th episode, according to wikipedia “Isis” was the 200th episode

    • Yeah well, its wrong then. Homecoming is the 200th episode.

      • ok this explains it lol….this note was attached to wikipedia

        The producers consider season nine’s “Absolute Justice” two separately produced episodes. However, The CW combined those two episodes into a single broadcast, and they then packaged it in the season nine DVD as one episode as well. Therefore, “Absolute Justice” is both the 185th and 186th episode produced, but only the 185th episode aired. Thus, “Homecoming” is considered the 200th episode produced, but the 199th broadcast. The CW recognizes “Homecoming” to be the 200th episode.

        so i guess it depends on if you count episodes aired vs. episodes produced lol