10 Best TV Cliffhangers Of All Time (And The 5 Worst)

There’s no more polarizing television trope than the cliffhanger. They are high risk, high reward prospects. While plenty of TV shows have built anticipation and escalated storylines by leaving their audiences hanging (sometimes for months or years at a time), just as often the strategy has backfired, where a show’s writers are either incapable of properly paying off the cliffhanger, or the cliffhanger itself is perceived as cheap audience manipulation.

Sometimes a cliffhanger says more about the state of a show than is necessarily intended; there are a couple entries on this list where an unsatisfying cliffhanger was a symptom of a burgeoning creative …

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David Lynch May Direct More Movies After Twin Peaks Season 3

David Lynch - Twin Peaks

David Lynch may not be done with movies after all. Like any filmmaker with a genuine artistic vision, David Lynch has had his ups-and-downs with the business-side of cinema. After a terrible experience on the big-budget flop Dune, Lynch vowed never to take on a project unless he had full control including final cut. Because of his insistence on full control, Lynch has probably missed out on a lot of opportunities over the years, but the films he has produced all bear his unmistakable mark and some of them are considered masterpieces.

In recent years, Lynch has even grown frustrated with the side of the industry he …

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How Arrow Can Continue Incorporating Flashbacks in Season 6

Arrow "Pilot"

Arrow came to the end of its fifth season this week, with a finale that brought back some surprising old favorites and ended with a shocking cliffhanger that could mean a much smaller Team Arrow in season 6. The finale marked the end of the Arrowverse for the summer, but it also marked the end of something much bigger for Arrow fans: the island flashbacks.

Since season 1, Arrow has been telling two stories simultaneously. One timeline begins with Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) rescue from Lian Yu in the pilot, and charts his growth into the Green Arrow. The second starts five years earlier, when Oliver was first shipwrecked on Lian Yu, and …

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Alien: Covenant Has Very Few Deleted Scenes

According to director Ridley Scott, there are very few deleted scenes from Alien: Covenant. It may not have set the box office alight and received divisive reviews, but Ridley Scott’s return to the sci-fi horror franchise he birthed in 1979 is nothing if not ambitious, serving as both a prequel to Alien that explains the origins of the xenomorph and a sequel to previous outing Prometheus that extends its grand themes of creation.

There is a lot of Covenant that audiences saw before release that wasn’t in the film, however. Two prologues – one detailing the crew of the eponymous vessel before cryosleep and the other detailing what happened …

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Wonder Woman Behind-the-Scenes Video Highlights The Epic Production

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

A behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming Wonder Woman film has been released covering all aspects of the production. Being the first female-led superhero film since 2005’s ill-fated Elektra, there is a lot buzz going around the Patty Jenkins-directed movie. Star Gal Gadot is the first actress to bring the character to life on the big screen after Lynda Carter’s tenure playing the titular role of the Amazonian princess in her TV show from 1975 to 1979, making this a landmark for the character.

Tackling the origins story of Diana Prince, Wonder Woman will show fans how she eventually became the superhero made iconic by seventy-five years of comics. Early buzz has been incredibly positive, leading to a lot of anticipation that Jenkins and Gadot and got it right. Now, ahead of the June 2nd release, we can get a look at the film’s epic production.

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