History BetterThanItSounds / LiveActionTV

8th Aug '17 2:28:27 PM ZarbiNerada
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* [[spoiler:''Series/PressYourLuck'']]: Contestants answer low-IQ questions in order to press a button to win money. Small red things attempt to steal said money with various implements.

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* [[spoiler:''Series/PressYourLuck'']]: Contestants answer low-IQ questions in order to press a button to win money. Small red things attempt to steal said money with various implements. One guy outwitted these gremlins with a GameBreaker, but [[DownerEnding his own character flaws gave them the last laugh in]] RealLife.
30th Jul '17 5:06:30 PM nombretomado
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** Described by one review as ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/GameOfThrones''.

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** Described by one review as ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
28th Jul '17 3:05:39 PM Josef5678
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* [[spoiler:''Series/{{ALF}}'']]: An intergalactic furball, played by a puppet, takes refuge in a SoCal family home and wants to dine on their pet.

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* [[spoiler:''Series/{{ALF}}'']]: An intergalactic furball, played by a puppet, takes refuge in a SoCal [=SoCal=] family home and wants to dine on their pet.



*** [[spoiler:The Fourth Doctor (1974-81]]: The scientist turns {{cloudcuckoolander}} and flies away, much to his CO's annoyance, travelling with a journalist, a physician in the military force, a JunglePrincess, a robot dog, a young lady who appears to throw centuries of her life away on a whim, a troubled genius who just lost his brother, a recently-orphaned princess who loses her civilization, and an opinionated flight attendant.

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*** [[spoiler:The Fourth Doctor (1974-81]]: (1974-81)]]: The scientist turns {{cloudcuckoolander}} and flies away, much to his CO's annoyance, travelling with a journalist, a physician in the military force, a JunglePrincess, a robot dog, a young lady who appears to throw centuries of her life away on a whim, a troubled genius who just lost his brother, a recently-orphaned princess who loses her civilization, and an opinionated flight attendant.
25th Jul '17 2:29:16 PM Fourze99
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** [[spoiler:''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'']] A man slows down time to kill bugs.
** [[spoiler:''Series/KamenRiderKiva'']] A vampire boy has to break a lot of glass.
21st Jul '17 11:56:31 PM JohnnyNevada
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* [[spoiler:''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy'']]: The adventures of the world's most famous superhero as an adolescent, often fighting younger versions of his future foes. Or ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' with the star as an openly active superhero.
* [[spoiler:''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'']]: A man from another planet uses his vast powers to fight a seemingly never-ending series of non-powered mobsters.
4th Jul '17 10:28:27 AM narm00
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*** [[spoiler: The Twelfth Doctor (2013-)]]: Grumpy Scotsman rebels against all authority and saves the day while being incredibly rude to everybody. He debates his morals frequently, and eventually becomes a more compassionate, if rude, person. His best friend repeatedly lies to her boyfriend, and then eventually just becomes the Scotsman.
*** [[spoiler: River Song arc]]: Boy meets girl. Girl knows boy. Girl dies. Boy meets girl’s mum. Mum meets girl. Mum and Dad get married and create girl. Girl gets kidnapped. Girl is actually parents' friend. Girl meets boy for the first time. Girl kills boy. Girl revives boy. Girl gets kidnapped again. Girl pretends to kill boy. Girl gets married to boy. Girl comes back as a ghost. Boy takes girl to dinner. Boy leaves girl. [[Main/HowWeGotHere Boy meets girl]].

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*** [[spoiler: The Twelfth Doctor (2013-)]]: Grumpy Scotsman rebels against all authority and saves the day while being incredibly rude to everybody. He debates his morals frequently, and eventually becomes a more compassionate, if rude, person. His best friend repeatedly lies to her boyfriend, and then eventually just becomes the Scotsman. \n After she [[spoiler:dies/leaves]], he's assisted by a bald alien in a duffle coat and a university cafeteria worker.
*** [[spoiler: River Song arc]]: Boy meets girl. Girl knows boy. Girl dies. Boy meets girl’s mum. Mum meets girl. Mum and Dad get married and create girl. Girl gets kidnapped. Girl is actually parents' friend. Girl meets boy for the first time. Girl kills boy. Girl revives boy. Girl gets kidnapped again. Girl pretends to kill boy. Girl gets married to boy. Girl comes back as a ghost. Boy takes girl to dinner. Boy leaves girl. [[Main/HowWeGotHere [[HowWeGotHere Boy meets girl]].
17th Jun '17 11:09:10 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** [[spoiler:''Series/KamenRiderAgito'']]: Amnesiac experiences the joys of housework, cooking, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and defeating agents of god]].


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** [[spoiler:''Series/KamenRiderBlade'']]: 4 dudes become superhero Franchise/{{Pokemon}} trainers who capture zombies using playing cards.


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** [[spoiler:''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'']]: Green tries to save his species, while Red eats raw eggs.
17th May '17 8:32:48 PM Erin582
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* [[spoiler: ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'']]: Blonde woman sleeps her way to the top of the fashion world. Some of her most famous conquests include a married man and both of his sons, [[TangledFamilyTree having children along the way with two of them.]]



* [[spoiler: ''Series/CaliforniaDreams'']]: A re-imagining of [[Series/SavedByTheBell The Zack Attack]] but with better music, more drama and somewhat more likable people. One of the most noticeable differences is while it's original vision had high school students who also had a band, here it's members of a band who also attend high school.



** Alternate: PoliceProcedural takes place in [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} an urban city that isn't New York or Chicago]] that is complete with [[NothingButHits era-appropriate music]], [[ArtisticLicenseLaw cops that have occasionally shaky grasps of the law]], hallucinations and ''lots'' of [=LGBT=] friendliness...often at the expense of blatant bigotry (especially towards Blacks) and/or misogyny.

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** Alternate: Alternately, A PoliceProcedural takes place in [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} an urban city that isn't New York or Chicago]] that is complete with [[NothingButHits era-appropriate music]], [[ArtisticLicenseLaw cops that have occasionally have shaky grasps of the law]], hallucinations and ''lots'' of [=LGBT=] friendliness...often at the expense of blatant bigotry (especially towards Blacks) and/or misogyny.



* [[spoiler: ''Series/CoronationStreet'']]: Working-class people live in a working-class place. Drama and various hijinks ensue.
** [[spoiler: ''Series/EastEnders'']]: Working-class people live in a working-class place. [[CrapsackWorld And it is]] ''[[CrapsackWorld bloody]]'' [[CrapsackWorld depressing.]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis All. of. the. time.]]'' Drama and various hijinks ensue.



** Alternatively, [[Series/MadTV "Pretty White Kids With Problems".]]



* [[spoiler: ''Human Trafficking'']]: The graphic downside of international tourism. Features an Oscar winner, a Golden Globe winner and a man who once [[Film/TheFullMonty got naked with his friends.]]



* [[spoiler: ''Series/InLivingColor'']]: Predominantly Black series that constantly upset the censors and executives. Memorable characters include an AngryBlackMan, a guy who played with fire, and two CampGay guys.



* ''[[spoiler: Series/LivingSingle]]'': A well-known rapper-turned-magazine editor has the world and her eccentric or arrogant friends bend to her every whim, regardless of how insensitive she may come off.

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* ''[[spoiler: Series/LivingSingle]]'': A well-known rapper-turned-magazine editor has the world and her eccentric or arrogant eccentric/arrogant friends bend to her every whim, regardless of how insensitive she may come off.off across at times.



* [[spoiler:''MamasFamily'']]: [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior A crotchety, old Midwestern woman]] raises her eccentric, slow-witted and feuding children, grandchildren and ObnoxiousInLaws. It's notable for the old woman of a VagueAge being portrayed by an actress who ranges from [[PlayingGertrude being years to even]] ''[[PlayingGertrude decades]]'' [[PlayingGertrude younger than her on-screen chidren.]]

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* [[spoiler:''MamasFamily'']]: [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior A crotchety, crotchety old Midwestern woman]] raises her eccentric, slow-witted and slow-witted, feuding and ungrateful children, grandchildren and ObnoxiousInLaws.[[ObnoxiousInLaws in-laws]]. It's notable for the old woman of a VagueAge being portrayed by an actress who ranges from [[PlayingGertrude being years to even]] ''[[PlayingGertrude decades]]'' [[PlayingGertrude younger than her on-screen chidren.]]


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* [[spoiler: ''Series/OneTreeHill'']]: Two poor outcasts bond with rich popular kids over a basketball. Also, they all have several run-ins with and obsess over the opinion of a JadedWashout with an emo haircut who is basically a cross between [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]] and [[Film/{{Enough}} Mitch Hiller]].
15th May '17 6:52:24 PM Erin582
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* ''[[spoiler: Series/AdamRuinsEverything]]'': Hipster points out in great, painstaking detail why life sucks.


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* [[spoiler: ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'']]: Wise and bubbly redheaded woman babysits and solves the problems of four teenage girls in New England.


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* ''[[spoiler: Series/TheGoldenGirls]]'': [[InsufferableGenius A snarky know-it-all]], a Scandinavian DumbBlonde, [[ReallyGetsAround a well-to-do slut]] and a [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior cranky old woman]] live in America's Wang.


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* ''[[spoiler: Series/LivingSingle]]'': A well-known rapper-turned-magazine editor has the world and her eccentric or arrogant friends bend to her every whim, regardless of how insensitive she may come off.


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* [[spoiler: ''Series/SavedByTheBell'']]: A blond, shallow HighSchoolHustler uses his good looks and powers of manipulation to get his way by having his friends do his bidding.
** Alternatively, a live-action version of [[ComicBook/ArchieComics The Archies.]]
13th May '17 5:26:54 AM Erin582
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** Alternate: PoliceProcedural takes place in [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} an urban city that isn't New York or Chicago]] that is complete with [[NothingButHits era-appropriate music]], [[ArtisticLicenseLaw cops that have occasionally shaky grasps of the law]], hallucinations and ''lots'' of [=LGBT=] friendliness...often at the expense of blatant bigotry (especially towards Blacks) and/or misogyny.



* [[spoiler:''MamasFamily'']]: [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior A crotchety, old Midwestern woman]] raises her eccentric, slow-witted and feuding children, grandchildren and ObnoxiousInLaws. It's notable for the old woman of a VagueAge being portrayed by an actress who ranges from [[PlayingGertrude being years to even]] ''[[PlayingGertrude decades]]'' [[PlayingGertrude younger than her on-screen chidren.]]



** Also he [[spoiler:drinks his own piss]]

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** Also he [[spoiler:drinks his own piss]]piss.]]



* [[spoiler:''Series/NightCourt'']]: A barely qualified judge rules on a series of petty crimes, while the prosecutor makes inappropriate remarks about the duty counsel, and one of the bailiffs is really tall.

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* [[spoiler:''Series/NightCourt'']]: A [[BunnyEarsLawyer barely qualified judge judge]] rules on a series of petty crimes, while [[HandsomeLech the prosecutor prosecutor]] makes inappropriate remarks about the [[MarySue duty counsel, counsel]], and one of the bailiffs is [[OneHeadTaller really tall.]]
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