"Behind the scenes" is a phrase used to describe what goes on during the production of a popular medium. Most commonly, it's used in reference to films, but for the sake of this list, we're going to apply it to TV shows. There are many candid moments captured behind the scenes, which can be actors hanging out or outtake photos capturing candid moments, featuring our favorite TV stars or even showing what happens just before the director screams "Action!"
These are the best behind the scenes photos from modern television classics such as "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," and more. Older iconic TV shows are also well represented on this list including "Seinfeld," "Twin Peaks," and "Full House." These behind the scenes pictures all illicit a feeling of nostalgia and wonderment at the making of something that has affected all of us in some way.
These are all fascinating, beautiful, and very humbling images. Just seeing those living legends creating these milestones of our pop culture (whose dialogue has become the content of the most memorable TV quotes of all time
) and seeing them hanging around like normal people (like going to the zoo or playing guitar between scenes) is something you don't get to see too often. So here are 58 amazing pictures of behind the scenes moments, taken beautifully, artfully, and here in one place for you to rank.
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. Collection Photo: Lucasfilm/Disney