The top 10 TV shows for VFX

From X-Files to Game of Thrones, discover the shows that pushed visual effects to new heights on the small screen.

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A couple of decades ago, special effects were the almost exclusive domain of the movie industry. No more.

Since the rise of '90s shows like The X-Files and Buffy, VFX has taken over the TV schedules, and nowadays we expect big budget special effects with every show.

Here we pay tribute to the trailblazers of small-screen digital effects over the last two decades...

Which shows did we miss off our list? Let us know in the comments below!

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