Why 20 years and not 25? Not necessarily a mind-blowing revelation, given that this is also around the time that prestige TV began its takeover of the medium. Still, there are a few surprises on this list. Our panel of five experts i. We tallied their votes, came up with a shorter shortlist, and asked our writers to rank them in order of preference.
A bunch of very tedious math and many unsexy spreadsheet columns later, we bring you the final list. By contrasting the images of ugly sexual violence that dominate this series with something softer, more playful, and arrestingly sensual.
After the two are robbed at gunpoint by a stranger, the panicked pair begin to kiss and make love beside an apartment stoop. That was never more true than in this particular case. And so, once again, even the freedom of a happy memory gets slapped away, like so much contraband.
This is not merely a scene about secret desire, but about the bloodshed and chaos that desire can cause. When the Slayer sleeps with her vampire boyfriend on her 17th birthday and inadvertently turns him into a cruel, soulless killing machine known as Angelus. Their sex scenes can be plain hot shower sex , they can be sweet on a prison bunk , or, like their angry library sex, fueled by rage.
Although she initially pushes him away, Don exerts dominance and she relents in what could be described as a borderline problematic moment.
Leave it to UnREAL, a canny deconstruction of reality television, to present one of the few memorably unglamorous visions of masturbation on television. The sensates are still getting their bearings on their conscious connections when Will Brian J. The Season 2 orgy is even more diverse, but this was the scene that really blew my mind.
The lovers both discard their codes and prejudices and succumb to their humanity, in a dark, cold cave in the middle of nowhere. But in a moment of surprising warmth and tenderness, Jon Snow realizes he really does know nothing — and that maybe he can still learn. It also underscores something very important: In a narrative focused almost exclusively on rape, survival, abuse and recovery, Jessica and Luke share one of the few moments of intimacy worth cheering.