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25 of the Most Iconic TV Moments of the Decade


The 2010s were a disaster in a lot of ways, but TV wasn't one of them. Some of the best TV in the history of the medium happened in the 2010s. But this isn't a best-of list of the funniest shows or the most impactful dramas. These are the most iconic moments on TV. These aren't even necessarily the best shows on TV (although many of them rank up there). These are the scenes, the sparks, the unforgettable images that will stay with us long after the 2010s end. These are — in no particular order — the 25 most iconic TV moments of the decade. Spoilers abound, obviously.

Hodor's death ('Game of Thrones')

Source: HBO

There is no shortage of moving and memorable moments on Game of Thrones, but learning how Hodor got his name and watching him sacrifice himself to save Bran was one of the saddest and most emotionally affecting moments in not only the run of the show but in all of TV. Runner-up moments from Game of Thrones: Ned's death (which showed us that this show wasn't kidding around) and the Red Wedding (which showed us that this show wasn't kidding around to the nth degree).