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  • Anonymous
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    #278503

    Simple, list your favorite scene from the last/current season of any show and, if possible, share why it’s your favorite

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    So, my favorite scene of a show is obviously going to involve Jessica Lange.  Who I’m surprised about it involving, however, is Robin Bartlett (!?!?!).  Granted, I’ve seen this woman in action and she’s fantastic.  Sad to say, off the top of my head I can only recall Heartburn and Postcards from the Edge two favorites of mine (Meryl in the supermarket with her glasses in the first and just everything about the second: “I don’t want life to imitate art, I want life to be art.”).  So yeah, I know she’s done better work but I can’t name any of it right now that doesn’t involve my other Queen B.

    Still, she went toe-to-toe with Lange and the both were insanely brilliant  They bounced off each other so well, neither  of them tugging at the spotlight more than the other.  It wasn’t too stitled, forced or catty.  They worked organically together.  Another moment from the season that gave me chills like this was when Lange confronted Clea Duvall’s character in Episode 1 of this season.  I thought they were electric together, too.  Lange and Bartlett were both equal in their intensity and presence. 

    I really do believe Ryan Murphy indicated somehow that he wanted Bartlett to imitate Meryl.  She was donig that “thing” Meryl does – and better than anyone else – and she was doing a damn good job of it.  Lange was surprising – scary, funny, riveting and heartbreaking all in less than 6 minutes – and, honestly, it became my favorite moment of the season, almost becoming my favorite moment of the entire show!  In fact, it is in my top 5 favorite moments of AHS, both seasons.  She really is that good in it.

    The both together, however, are something else and in such a good way.

    Give it a chance.  The show is American Horror Story: Asylum (FX Networks) and the scene is in Episode #12 Continuum around the 20 minute mark.

    This scene has secured her the Emmy.

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    Denis
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    Drama: Southland, Hank Lucero’s death – The way it was shot, the intensity of the scene, how he just lied his head like that after getting shot with Cooper by his side in shock.

    Comedy: A tie between to fantastic scenes in my opinion, first one was from “New Girl”, The Cookie scene with Nick and Schmidt “You gave me cookie I got you cookie, gave me cookie, got u cookie man” Brilliant.

    The other one is from Parks and Recreation, a scene featuring guest star Jason Mantzoukas where .

    – with all due respect…
    – you are a major dick.
    – What?
    – Run!
    – Eddie, get my crossbow.
    – Crossbow? What the–

    Comedy Gold.

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    Riley
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    “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”, Game of Thrones: Jaime and Brienne fight the bear at the end of the episode—characters that I care about in peril

    “Gliding Over All”, Breaking Bad: Best montage ever—a masterful marriage of directing and editing, as well as the writing that led to that place in the show

    “It Gets Better”, Arrested Development: George-Michael pauses to answer for forty-one seconds—among the funniest moments of the past season

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    Junk
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    I’ll treat this is as a genuine thread.

    So my favorite scene this season was from Modern Family episode two, “Schooled”. After the college drop off, the scene in the end when Phil and Claire are in their car driving back with disappointment and heart-break from the way their daughter Haley reacted with embarassment and disinterest to their genuine affection, they get an unexpected call from Haley. She is wearing the shirt Phil made for her and reading the Phil-sosophy book, and says she misses them and loves them. That moment alone, and the reaction from Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell was the most heartfelt, emotional scene I have watched on televiion in recent years. This is perfect Modern Family, comedy with a dash of heartfelt emotion in the end.

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    Adam P.
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    My favorite scene of television this past year would have to be on The Office when Dwight accidentally lets of a bug bomb in the room. Had to rewind it like ten times:

     www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEBmZAf3oK4

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    CanadianFan
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    Breaking Bad has SO many iconic scenes:

    -Anna Gunn’s pool scene directed by Rian Johnson.
    -Train heist in “Dead Freight”
    -Phenomenal montages in “Gliding Over All”

    It’s clear to me, even with all of the GOT buzz right now, that Breaking Bad should win drama series this year. When I think of Homeland, I think of the terrible scenes with Carrie getting chased by Nazir, the senseless massacre, and Brody twisting the guy’s neck in the woods. Mad Men will probably be remembered for its drug-fueled haze in episode 7 or 8, but I hated it. 

    And of course…
    “The Red Wedding” — Game of Thrones
    Jaimie’s speech to Brienne
    Climbing the wall with Jon and Ygritte
    Daenerys gets her revenge via dragon

    When I think back on this past TV season, GoT and Breaking Bad tower over everything else. 

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    nahborghi
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    It’s difficult to narrow down to one scene only, but one that really stands out to me is the interrogation scene in Q&A (Homeland).

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    Cobalt Blue
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    Homeland: Episode 2.05 – Q&A
    Carrie breaks down Brody – Amazingly written, even more amazingly acted by Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, a perfect culimination of the relationship of these two characters, breathtaking to watch.

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    ^That would definitely be one of mine on the drama side.

    For comedy, Happy Endings had the credit scene in “No Ho Ho” where the cast danced opposite Hip-Hop Santa. That was a real gem. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELUpQEQF9_k

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    SaraR
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    Yeah that interrogation scene — I’m completely enthralled whenever I watch it. I was afraid to breathe when it initially aired. The final scene of “New Car Smell” is also amazing.

    On the comedy side, I want to list a Happy Endings scene because that show also makes it hard for me to breathe because I’m laughing so hard. Probably one in the Christmas episode — maybe Max’s eggnog spillng out of his Camel-Bak and the hilarity that ensues.

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    Last night trumped it all. Yes, even -that- scene in the third-last House of Cards episode and -that- scene where Liz Lemon sees her kids for the first time and I bawled my eyes out.

    Red Wedding hands-down. 

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    Gabriel
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    Amy’s final showdown with Abbadonn in “Agent of Change”. (Enlightened). Thrilling, funny, vicariously cathartic, flawlessly acted by Laura Dern.

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    Amy’s final showdown with Abbadonn in “Agent of Change”. (Enlightened). Thrilling, funny, vicariously cathartic, flawlessly acted by Laura Dern.

    Totally. 

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    iveriver
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    Amy’s final showdown with Abbadonn in “Agent of Change”. (Enlightened). Thrilling, funny, vicariously cathartic, flawlessly acted by Laura Dern.

    That scene where Amy gets a panic attack mid-season was quite wonderful too. Graceful work by Dern, Ladd, and the director Todd Haynes. Definitely up there for one of the best scenes in a comedy this past season.

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