Even the casual TV viewer knows better than to go into any given episode of television expecting the budgetary muscle flexed in feature films. But each passing year adds greater cinematic sheen to the tube's best, as the medium slowly but arguably begins to overtake film. Still, even the best shows fall prey to cost-cutting, and over time, we've seen the VFX department get the short shrift, resulting in some epically bad special effects.

Complex has picked out 25 of the worst eye-sores, for your derisive pleasure. Here are the 25 Worst Special Effects in TV Shows.

Written by Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan)

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