It's frequently been said by critics that viewers are living through the Golden Age of Television, the period in which networks such as HBO, Showtime and AMC have elevated the medium to the same artful, well-produced standard as audiences expect from glossy Hollywood movies. Landmark shows like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Mad Men, House of Cards, Breaking Bad and so many others have made a night out at the cinema a decidedly less appealing prospect over the years, when a night in with Netflix is both cheaper and probably more entertaining as well. The last decade has seen a sure evolution of the TV medium, and as such, there's been more iconic, amazing and shocking moments on our small(er) screens than ever before: writers and directors have been working harder than ever to stir our emotions, be it horror, joy or profound sadness, and these 20 moments from some of the decade's most iconic shows had us hammering the pause button just to stop and take things in. Perhaps it was the final moment our favourite character graced the screen, an eye-opening nude scene, or a moment so jaw-droppingly surprising it just warranted being stared at for a few minutes. Here are the 20 most paused TV moments of the last 10 years, and of course, SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW for many of the decade's most popular TV shows.