45 TV Shows With Stunning Cinematography

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TV shows can captivate their fans for many different reasons, from the plot to the characters that grow with the series to the relationships that develop on screen. But directing an episode and the cinematography that goes into that can be just as fascinating. 

There are even some shows with such a well-explored setting for the story that they are telling that it feels as if the setting is a separate character altogether. 

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Enjoying a show for the visual storytelling that happens on screen is just as fun, which is why we compiled a slideshow that focuses on TV shows that are known for just being stunning shows to experience.

It is incredibly hard not to jump into the world that jumps off the screen the way these do.

1. The 100

The 100
It is as if The 100 knew that it would be added to the list, so it decided to base the Season 5 finale on increasing that level of stunning even more. With everyone's time on Earth coming to a close, Bellamy and Clarke are introduced to their next home which is a planet with two suns. There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the potential for worldbuilding will make the show's usual cinematography even more stunning. But the exception that The 100 makes is in the way that it doesn't just focus on setting, but on the way, scenes showcase emotion through character-focused scenes as well.

2. Cloak and Dagger

Cloak and Dagger
The best part about Cloak and Dagger will always be the way that Tandy and Tyrone fit next to one another. And that sets a tone for the show and those cinematic moments that come from it. Even their promotional trailer was heavily focused on those incredible side by side shots of the two.

3. Riverdale

Riverdale
A show like Riverdale needed to recreate its setting well, especially with a town as visual as Riverdale. In fact, it could be argued that the town itself is a character on the show as well, with phenomenal shots like these making it a dream come true for fans who love the small town aesthetic.

4. The Expanse

The Expanse
Space offers endless possibilities. Having doubts? That is what The Expanse is for, with a future take on a story set in space, which opens the door to many beautiful visuals between the focus on the conspiracy that threatens peace as they know it.

5. Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon is the show that has the future to its advantage, with a setting of a futuristic San Francisco to create memorable moments, unlike any other show. There is something about the use of color that works to the show's advantage.

6. The End Of The F****** World

The End Of The F****** World
With a show as dark as The End of The F****** World, allowing different locations and simple shots between the leads is what truly sets it apart. The fact that it is so visually stunning only adds on to the truly unique plot focused on two teenagers going on a road trip, with one of them planning to kill the other along the way.

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