Are you the kind of viewer who loves gallons of blood and guts pouring out on-screen? Do you watch prime-time TV and think, why hasn't anyone exploded in the last five minutes? Then it's time to check out some of these TV shows with so many on-screen deaths that you'll lose count. Between the melting monsters, henchmen who were born to have their necks snapped, and games that end in bloodshed, all of these programs are certain to give audiences a taste of cinematic violence.
When a character dies in a movie, it's expected. It doesn't matter if an audience is watching Liam Neeson use a specific set of skills to whomp international baddies, or a fearless vampire hunter exposing bloodsuckers to the sun, destruction on the big screen is expected. But what about when someone dies on a TV show? Or what about when a lot of people die on a TV show? We're not talking about mass destruction on the level of an apocalypse - those come and go on television in the blink of an eye.
The maelstrom of on-screen deaths collected here are all from incredibly popular programs, many of which can be seen on prime time (admittedly prime time on cable). The most violent TV shows are a strange brew of animation and live action, with each series using its themes and visual style to create a unique brand of human destruction. It's genuinely staggering just how many bodies are ripped apart, snapped in half, and blown to bits on Netflix, HBO, AMC, and the CW.