There are so many TV shows right now that it’s nearly impossible to impress the viewers with something new. Writers are trying to come up with the most elaborate plot lines to keep the audience glued to the screen, and more often than not they actually succeed. From legendary shows like Game of Thrones and Lost to Prison Break and Homeland, we’ve gathered some of the most spectacular and unexpected plot twists that surprised thousands of viewers. It’s about time you got your mind turned inside out! Here are 8 TV shows with plot lines so twisted it hurts to even think about them.
Game of Thrones – Ned’s Death
Back when the show was airing its very first season in 2011 we had no idea just how bloodthirsty George R. R. Martin would become. That’s why it was quite a shocker when Ned Stark, the head of Winterfell and one of the most honorable men in the Game of Thrones Universe, was brutally beheaded right in front of our (and his children’s) eyes. It was definitely not the bloodiest murder in the Game of Thrones, but it was among the first ones, thus, making it the most surprising.
Sherlock Season 4
Pretty much every episode of BBC’s Sherlock season 4 is packed with plot twists that go far beyond everything we’re used to seeing on TV. Mary, Dr. Watson’s wife, was killed in the very first episode, leaving her husband in dismay with a baby daughter on his hands and a mystery of his wife’s identity to solve. But that definitely wasn’t the most shocking revelation as it turned out Sherlock himself had a sister named Eurus all along! And not just any sister, but an evil (and damaged) mastermind that has been behind Moriarty and his doings since the very beginning of the show. Yes, it’s definitely time to re-watch the series.
Twin Peaks Killer
Twin Peaks is definitely one of the most intriguing (and, at times, disturbing) TV shows ever created. David Lynch made everything in his power to create a thrilling plot that revolves around the murder of Laura Palmer. As it turned out in the end, her own father, Leland Palmer, was possessed by Killer Bob, so he was the one who molested and killed her. The whole plot twist is so bizarre and controversial it hurts to even think about it!