You have to watch the first and last shots of these iconic TV shows side by side

It’s almost the anniversary of the Mad Men series finale, and in a fitting tribute, Vimeo user Celia Gómez has cut together some of her favorite first and last frames from American TV shows. 

Her reel covers everything from Twin Peaks to The SopranosFriends to Californicationand shows you how these iconic shows managed to both change and stay exactly the same. 

It’s also fun to see which directors gave a lot of thought to their first and last frames. For Lost, J.J. Abrams’ thoughtful symbolism proves he knew exactly how it would end all along—even if millions of fans couldn’t have seen it coming. 

The whole thing will give you chills.

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.