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(Huffington Post)   The most shocking television and movie deaths of the past fifteen years. Well, maybe shocking if you didn't read some of the books   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 106
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2014-08-07 07:46:18 PM  
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2014-08-07 07:47:22 PM  
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2014-08-07 07:58:37 PM  
This was 19 years ago but Gwenyth Paltrow in Seven was fairly shocking. And 20 years ago but Marvin in Pulp Fiction was shocking in a hilarious way.

Damn I'm old.
 
2014-08-07 08:29:54 PM  
21 - Clay "Sons of Anarchy"
20 - Dumbledore
19 - Terry "Final Destination"
18 - Boone "Lost"
17 - Gandalf
16 - Bill Murray "Zombieland"
15 - Shosanna - "Inglourious Basterds"
14 - Julian Taylor - "Children of Men"
13 - Teri Bauer "24"
12 - Ofelia - "Pan's Labyrinth"
11 - Jimmy Darmody - "Boardwalk Empire"
10 - Chad Feldheimer - "Burn After Reading"
9 - Omar - "The Wire"
8 - Nicholas Brody - "Homeland"
7 - Rob, Catelyn & Talisa - "Game of Thrones"
6 - Will Gardner - "The Good Wife"
5 - Matthew Crawley - "Downton Abbey"
4 - Zoe Barnes - "House of Cards"
3 - William "Billy" Costigan, Jr. - "The Departed"
2 - Russell Franklin - "Deep Blue Sea"
1 - Hank "Breaking Bad"

You're welcome.
 
2014-08-07 08:35:40 PM  
14. F*CK YES.
 
2014-08-07 08:57:26 PM  
Rita Morgan.  I seriously didn't move for a good five minutes other than looking at my friend, then back at the screen, then back at my friend again.
 
2014-08-07 08:59:04 PM  
Clay should have died the season before when Ope shot him. Ope's death was more shocking.

Gandalf didn't even die.
 
2014-08-07 09:04:24 PM  
People in TFA keep saying Ned Stark from Game of Thrones. Maybe the timing was surprising but Sean Bean getting killed in a movie shouldn't be very shocking.
 
2014-08-07 09:18:50 PM  
I didn't think Nicholas Brody dying was particularly shocking. His character had outlived his usefulness after the first season.

Except now we'll never find out which bad boy Dana is in love with this week.
 
2014-08-07 09:42:07 PM  
did anybody really think Hank would get out alive in Breaking Bad?
it was way more 'shocking'  (and a downer)  to see Mike get killed.
 
2014-08-07 09:47:22 PM  

One Bad Apple: Gandalf didn't even die.


They didn't explain that very well for people who didn't read the book.
 
2014-08-07 10:21:13 PM  
I was sad to see Omar go.
 
2014-08-07 10:30:52 PM  
This list was written by an true asshole and idiot, which is remarkable considering the normal caliber of idiotic assholes writing for Huffpost.
 
2014-08-07 10:31:27 PM  
All you cross-bearing Game of Thrones book readers got exactly what you deserved with Lady Stoneheart. I was a little disappointed she didn't show, then I read the shiatstorm online and I couldn't stop grinning.
 
2014-08-07 10:32:18 PM  
oldie but goodie:  Nurse Shirley Daniels shoots Dr. Peter White in the nads on St. Elsewhere.  But hey, he was a rapist, so it's ok.
 
2014-08-07 10:38:56 PM  

elvisaintdead: did anybody really think Hank would get out alive in Breaking Bad?
it was way more 'shocking'  (and a downer)  to see Mike get killed.


Andrea was the one on that show whose death really farked me up. I mean, Hank and Mike both...they went into that world, each in his respective way, knowing the risks and with some confidence of being able to deal with it. Andrea was a civilian. A total innocent.

And you KNEW she was going to get killed at least from the moment the nazis got their hands on Jesse, if not before that. But knowing it was coming didn't diminish the shock.
 
2014-08-07 10:43:19 PM  
Peter von Nostrand:
14 - Julian Taylor - "Children of Men"

12 - Ofelia - "Pan's Labyrinth"


Yes, #14 was out of the blue. Damn.

Interesting that they include #12. Glad to see it.
 
2014-08-07 10:46:52 PM  
9 - Omar - "The Wire"

As a fan of the character - shocked, but not surprised. Art imitates life in this one. "It's all in the game, yo...."
 
2014-08-07 10:53:06 PM  
No Wash?

"I am a leaf on the wi..[CHUNK]"
 
2014-08-07 10:55:19 PM  
Ned was more shocking than Robb or Catelyn hands down. Even in the books Ned's death kind of comes out of nowhere. After that if you were smart you knew all bets were off. Granted the show did a marginally better job surprising the audience with the RW than the books but if you were smart you knew with all the mistakes they made neither one was going to be able to keep going much longer. As I said after Ned you should have known just about anything was on the table. Plenty of my friends who never read the books or cruised the forums called at least Robb's death weeks before it happened on the show.

Also Nucky blasting Jimmy was pretty unexpected. Until that moment on the beach everything was pointing to reconciliation but they obviously did that on purpose.
 
2014-08-07 10:56:34 PM  

Mugato: People in TFA keep saying Ned Stark from Game of Thrones. Maybe the timing was surprising but Sean Bean getting killed in a movie shouldn't be very shocking.


Well when you say it like that.....
 
2014-08-07 11:03:07 PM  
What about when Dr. Pulaski fell down that turboshaft?
 
2014-08-07 11:08:30 PM  

The Gentleman Caller: All you cross-bearing Game of Thrones book readers got exactly what you deserved with Lady Stoneheart. I was a little disappointed she didn't show, then I read the shiatstorm online and I couldn't stop grinning.


I'm a diehard ASoIaF fan and I grinned ear to ear when the credits rolled and no Stoneheart. I don't get the appeal there. I never did, especially since its Jaime/Brienne who she ends up punishing. Sure Jaime did some shady shiat in the beginning but he did everything realistically that he could to help Brienne find the girls and Brienne has yet to do anything that warrants her circumstances. When they start crying about her being cut I love linking to the interview where GRRM says in retrospect he wishes he had left her out of the books. They go apeshiat.
 
2014-08-07 11:10:34 PM  
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2014-08-07 11:11:25 PM  

Eirik: What about when Dr. Pulaski fell down that turboshaft?


Not in the past 15 years.
 
2014-08-07 11:12:37 PM  

ScaryBottles: I'm a diehard ASoIaF fan and I grinned ear to ear when the credits rolled and no Stoneheart.


Considering that in the books to date she has barely contributed anything to the plot and mostly has served just as that "twist" she's no loss.
 
2014-08-07 11:16:50 PM  

Top Geezer: 9 - Omar - "The Wire"

As a fan of the character - shocked, but not surprised. Art imitates life in this one. "It's all in the game, yo...."


It wasn't shocking that Omar died, it's just how it went down that was surprising. Omar was the closest thing to a super-hero on that show and he got iced by a punk kid at a convenience store.
 
2014-08-07 11:18:17 PM  

RassilonsExWife: No Wash?

"I am a leaf on the wi..[CHUNK]"


THIS.

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2014-08-07 11:20:17 PM  
Peter von Nostrand:
12 - Ofelia - "Pan's Labyrinth"

No, dammit! She didn't die! She got to go off to a magical kingdom and be a princess!

/sob
 
2014-08-07 11:48:52 PM  
And nobody mentions Richie Aprile?  Get with it.  That was the sickest, funniest, well deserved double tap in the history of history.  It was a joke 2 years in the setup, as it paralleled the story arc of Ralph Cifaretto from the previous season, and suggested another showdown with Tony as the big payoff.  The surprise, which left me gasping, was Tony's sister did the deed on her own initiative.
 
2014-08-07 11:56:07 PM  

Eirik: What about when Dr. Pulaski fell down that turboshaft?


Who? Funny how they didn't start filming that show until 1989.
 
2014-08-07 11:58:19 PM  
Serves me right for looking at this list.  I just started watching House of Cards.  Goddamit so much.
 
2014-08-08 12:03:21 AM  
What about Lem or Shane and his family on The Shield?
 
2014-08-08 12:10:22 AM  

doyner: I was sad to see Omar go.


All in the game, yo.
 
2014-08-08 12:32:04 AM  
When Daito dies and you find out Each is an obese black woman who lives in an RV.

Never mind that book is a hot ness and the movie will never get made.
 
2014-08-08 12:34:55 AM  
One Bad Apple:

Gandalf didn't even die.

Technically he did, but was sent back (presumably by the Valar).
 
2014-08-08 12:39:45 AM  
Jesse shooting Gale in Full Measures.  There were months of internet speculation before season 4.
 
2014-08-08 12:39:59 AM  

susansto-helit: Peter von Nostrand:
12 - Ofelia - "Pan's Labyrinth"

No, dammit! She didn't die! She got to go off to a magical kingdom and be a princess!

/sob


Maybe I'm weird but while it was awful, I didn't find her death particularly shocking. I mean, it was clear from the first ten minutes on that this story was going to end very badly for a lot of people. I was actually surprised that her baby brother made it.

Ned Stark was shocking (if you didn't read the books) because like someone above said, it really comes out of left field. It's an insanely stupid move and one that manages to unleash yet more chaos on top of everything that's already underway. Ned taking the black and fading away was a far smarter option for everyone, and when Joffrey pulled the rug out from under everyone and had him beheaded, it was the moment when you realized that these people are capable both of killing anyone and of pulling the stupidest, most self-defeating moves imaginable out of spite -- which is to say that they're terrifyingly realistic portrayals of real rulers and politicians. Whereas by the time of the RW it was clear that these characters were living on borrowed time, so while the way it happened was shocking the fact that it happened at all was not.
 
2014-08-08 12:45:41 AM  
Who Shot J.R.?

Oh, wait, he's dead.  Never mind.
 
2014-08-08 12:49:26 AM  

A10Mechanic: oldie but goodie:  Nurse Shirley Daniels shoots Dr. Peter White in the nads on St. Elsewhere.  But hey, he was a rapist, so it's ok.


I think he took up fishing in hell.  It didn't work out....
 
2014-08-08 12:54:11 AM  
Amber from House?
 
2014-08-08 01:34:52 AM  

kelphead: What about Lem or Shane and his family on The Shield?


Shane taking his family with him was pretty shocking.
As for Lem, I think we knew it was going to end badly that whole season, but were hoping, even up until the last minute, that something would happen to get him out of the mess okay.
 
2014-08-08 01:56:19 AM  
I'm surprised the list didn't include Cally getting blown out of the airlock on BSG.

That one was a completely unexpected cock punch from hell.
 
2014-08-08 02:06:49 AM  

stoli n coke: kelphead: What about Lem or Shane and his family on The Shield?

Shane taking his family with him was pretty shocking.
As for Lem, I think we knew it was going to end badly that whole season, but were hoping, even up until the last minute, that something would happen to get him out of the mess okay.


I would argue that the more shocking death from The Shield was Terry, because you thought he was going to be a major character, and he gets offed in the first episode.  Plus, you didn't know yet that it was going to be that kind of show.
 
2014-08-08 02:13:19 AM  
Shoot, it's probably been more than 15 years, but how about that guy on ER that the helicopters apparently had it in for. Got his arm chopped off once, then a chopper crash landed on him later and finished the job. Huh, lightning does strike twice.
 
2014-08-08 02:23:58 AM  

texdent: Amber from House?


Nah.  Lawrence Kutner from house.  *That* came from out of nowhere.  "Oh crap, Kal Penn has a job with Obama.  How do we write him out of the show on short notice? *BLAM*"
 
2014-08-08 02:34:27 AM  

gravethoughts: I'm surprised the list didn't include Cally getting blown out of the airlock on BSG.

That one was a completely unexpected cock punch from hell.


She smelled like cabbage...
 
2014-08-08 02:39:29 AM  
Lots of shows on the list I haven't seen.. so I mostly skipped their descriptions.

The 'Red Wedding' was one of the nastiest betrayals I've ever seen.. starting with the pregnant wife, right after they were talking about a name for the baby.

Dumbledore and Gandalf didn't shock me.. well, even before I started reading Lord of the Rings as a kid, I'd seen the animated Return of the King movie, so I kinda knew how things would end.

I guess everything from Babylon 5 is too old, but Kosh's death was pretty big at the time.
 
2014-08-08 02:43:48 AM  

RassilonsExWife: No Wash?

"I am a leaf on the wi..[CHUNK]"


Whedon could have his own freaking list.
 
2014-08-08 02:47:21 AM  
This list fails badly without the second episode of the first season of Spooks (aired as MI-5 in the US).
 
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