The Doctor Who Anniversary Special is coming to home tv screens, and also cinemas this weekend, but what if you didn’t manage to get cinema tickets? Are you missing out? The cinema outings will of course be in 3D, but then you can get some great 3D TVs and even 3D projectors from places like projectorshop24.co.uk these days, so you could invite a few friends round, and settle down to watch the EPIC tv event of 2013 without having to donate a limb to pay for popcorn and a drink. Also means you don’t have to deal with annoying kids… unless you have annoying kids… then I can’t help you… ;) But once you’ve got your friends round, and The Doctor Who Anniversary special is over… What do you watch next?
We were thinking, there’s no doubt DW will have some excellent EPIC moments to set the Twitterverse and rest of the internet alight, but we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the most EPIC episodes of other TV shows you could watch after Who has finished. So break out your box sets, settle down, and lets, get started – WARNING: If you’ve not seen the episodes of the shows listed below, this will be rather spoilery!
5. Chosen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Buffy had a number of amazing moments. Hush (an episode almost entirely without speech, and some of the scariest monsters in the Buffyverse. Or of course, Once More With Feeling, the brilliant musical episode. But if you’re going for truly EPIC moments, I think the entirety of Sunnydale collapsing after the destruction of the Hellmouth whilst the gang escapes really tops the list.
4. Doomsday (Doctor Who)
If you fancy continuing your Doctor Who vibe, episodes don’t really come more EPIC than the finale of series 2 of new Who. Following a huge battle with both Darleks and Cybermen, Rose and The Doctor are separated by a parallel universe, leaving a heart wrenching final goodbye in Bad Wolf Bay. Russell T. Davies’s scripts could be a bit up and down at times, but this really was him writing at his finest.
3. Not Fade Away (Angel)
If there’s one thing Joss Whedon does well, it’s EPIC finales, and Angel was no exception. Joss didn’t really intend Not Fade Away to be the end for Angel, but having read the subsequent Season 6 comic books, i’d be very interested to know how the heck he would have brought anything close to that to screen had it been renewed! Year on year, the budget for the show had been shrinking, and the finale involved sending the entirety of LA quite literally to Hell, so either way, it was still one of the ballsiest ways for a show to bow out!
2. Felina (Breaking Bad)
Another show with EPIC moment after EPIC moment, but when it comes down to it, you really can’t beat Felina for a series finale. Not only was it a fitting end for one of the best shows on TV in the past 10 years, it was one of the best finales of any tv shows ever made. Breaking Bad started out as a quirky little show about a chemistry teacher with terminal cancer coming up with a erm… novel… way to provide for his family’s future. What it turned into is one of the most powerful and epic tv dramas in recent history, transforming the mild-mannered Walter White into the devious and vicious Heisenberg.
1. The Rains of Castamere (Game Of Thrones)
Another show with a number of EPIC moments. Just when you thought GoT couldn’t top the ‘oh my god!’ finale of season 1, they present you with the infamous ‘Red Wedding’ scene in the penultimate episode of season 3… The Starks are finally in a semi-happy place. Robb has his girl, and a baby on the way, and Catelyn and her son seem to be putting their differences behind them. It even looks like little Arya is finally going to be reunited with her family. But this is GoT… A show that loves nothing more that to spit in your face and stab you in the back. In this case, quite literally! Truly one of the most EPIC and shocking episodes of any TV show!