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18 TV Scenes That Were So Disturbing I Still Can't Get Them Out Of My Head

Sometimes, it all just gets very dark.

WARNING: First of all, proceed at your own peril, this list has graphic scenes that may not be suitable for everyone. This list also contains SPOILERS for some of these shows, so proceed with caution!

1. When Gary is murdered in Ozark

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Netflix

This is one of many disturbing scenes in Ozark and this being the first episode, it really sets a precedent of what's to come. It has a real shock factor and I personally did not see it coming at all. Possibly what is more shocking is that Marty seems completely unfazed by Gary's death.

2. When Homelander & Queen Maeve don't save the passengers aboard a crashing plane in The Boys

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Amazon

This scene is really quite chilling, it really cements the characters in The Boys as antiheroes and shows how much the show is not your typical super hero series. Whilst watching it you keep thinking that Homelander will change his mind or Queen Maeve will find a way to save the passengers, but when the final shot of the scene shows just the two characters, you can't help but get a chill down your spine.

3. When Walter kills the drug dealers for Jesse in Breaking Bad

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Netflix

The tension in this scene is palpable. Jesse is clearly freaking out as he goes to confront the drug dealers and it really feels like it could be it for him Then in comes Walter out of nowhere to save Jesse and kill the dealers. The car bit is shocking, but Walter coldly shooting the dealer that is trying to crawl to safety is what really stays with you.

4. When Tony kills Coco in The Sopranos

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HBO

Tony Soprano is a violent man, there is no denying that. Throughout the show he is often prone to bouts of rage, but this particular moment is different in that it is very personal. In a previous scene Coco, a soldier for the Lupertazzi family, threatens Tony's daughter Meadow, and after finding out, there was only one thing Tony was going to do. The manner in which Tony kills Coco really makes for some disturbing TV!

5. When Gregory House completed leg surgery on himself in House

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Fox

After finding out that the experimental drug he has been using has caused three tumours to appear, House decides to perform surgery on his own leg to remove them. Having surgery can be quite a scary experience so the thought of doing something so major on yourself is enough to make anyone feel a bit queasy. Good job he knows what he's doing!

6. When Desi Piscatella's tortures an inmate in a flashback in Orange Is The New Black

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Netflix

There is no denying that Desmond "Desi" Piscatella is one mean piece of work, but it's the flashback scenes where you really get a sense of why he is the way he is. I. In one of them, Piscatella is seen torturing an inmate by burning him under a hot shower after learning the inmate had beaten up and raped Piscatella's lover. That haunting moment when he says "I don't hear anything..." really shows how cold and unhinged he really is.

7. When Punisher beats up his fellow inmates inDaredevil

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ABC Studios

This scene is INCREDIBLY gory! Every single fight ends with an absolutely gruesome death and just when you think Punisher's days might be numbered he hits back with an even more shocking way to survive. It's the kind of thing you watch with one eye closed, that's for sure!

8. When the soldiers have to shoot the dogs in Chernobyl

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HBO

This scene is both incredibly sad and disturbing. In it, the Soviet Union orders soldiers to shoot any pets in the surrounding areas of Chernobyl in case they spread radiation by going further afield. It's particularly harrowing as it is something that actually happened, with people of the town banned from taking their own pets with them when they were evacuated.

9. When Negan kills Glenn in The Walking Dead

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AMC

As characters go, it doesn't come much more sinister than Negan. The Walking Dead has its fair share of gruesome and heart-wrenching moments, but when Glenn, one of the most long-standing characters gets murdered in such a brutal way, it's a really hard watch.

10. The Red Wedding in Game of Thrones

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HBO

This now infamous scene came as a massive shock (to those who hadn't read the book at least). Just as things are seemingly going well for the Stark family, everything comes crashing down. The most disturbing part is probably the death of Talisa Stark and her unborn child. This is one heck of a gory scene and will definitely go down in TV history as one the most shocking moments ever shown.

11. When Agent Cooper enters The Black Lodge in Twin Peaks

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CBS

Twin Peaks is well known for being quite a weird watch. When Agent Cooper finally finds and enters The Black Lodge, he finds himself inside "The Red Room" which he saw in a dream earlier on in the series. In the room he finds Laura Palmer, who we know is already dead as her body is found in the first episode. The fact we know Laura is dead coupled with the other strange and mysterious characters make for an unsettling watch, but a brilliant scene nonetheless!

12. When Rust watches Tuttle's video tape in True Detective

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HBO

In this scene of True Detective season 1, Rust makes Marty watch a video tape made by the serial killer Tuttle. As the viewer we watch the tape alongside Marty, which show Tuttle's killings to be disturbing, ritualistic and involving young children, which gives chilling insight into the murderer and his victims.

13. When Will imagines the 'Human Cello' murder in Hannibal

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NBC

This scene is pretty horrific! Not only is the murder extremely gruesome, but Will working out how the killer did the deed and re-enacting it in his mind, is hard to watch. The sound of the human-turned-instrument is haunting and definitely something that sticks with you!

14. When Cora kills the young man on the beach in The Sinner

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USA Network

This is one of those things you really don't see coming. Cora looks on at a couple getting pretty friendly on a beach and she is clearly uncomfortable. What then unfolds is a terribly shocking murder that happens in the blink of an eye and seemingly without reason...until more is revealed of course.

15. When the Prime Minister is forced to have sex with a pig in Black Mirror

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Channel 4

Black Mirror is well known for its creepy-but-kinda-real storylines, but perhaps one of the most uncomfortable episodes was one of the first released: The National Anthem. This episode centres around the kidnapping of a princess and the unusual demand from the her kidnappers: the British prime minister must have sexual intercourse with a pig. Yep a pig!

16. When Christopher kills Cosette in The Sopranos

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HBO

It's bad enough people are constantly killing one another in this show, but when Christopher accidentally kills his girlfriend Adrianna's dog Cosette, it's really heartbreaking. There are many scenes where we see the damaging effects of Christophers drug addiction, but when Christopher passes out on the sofa on top of Cosette it is definitely the most troubling and shocking moment.

17. The Mountain VS The Viper duel in Game of Thrones

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HBO

The Mountain strikes fear in every opponent unlucky enough to face him yet Oberyn Martell, otherwise known as The Viper, never seems to show that fear and it comes at a hefty price. This scene is one of those you really want to look away but just can't, and even if you were able to look away, the popping sound at the end is enough to still give you nightmares.

18. The human mural in Hannibal

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NBC

This scene is particularly shocking and grisly. A new killer surfacers known as 'The Muralist' who makes 'art' using his victims. The killer uses heroin to make his victims overdose, and then stitches them together. But one of his victims has a higher tolerance due to past addiction which results in them waking up. This incredibly terrifying method of killing, plus the thought of waking up in this particular victim's situation is definitely enough to keep you awake at night!