History BetterThanItSounds / LiveActionTV

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.]]
12th May '17 9:22:32 AM igordebraga
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* [[spoiler: ''Series/BlackMirror'']]: Cynical Brits tell various stories about how technology can get us screwed.
13th Apr '17 6:32:54 PM Schroeder1174
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* [[spoiler:''ThePattyDukeShow'']]: A socially awkward, cultured Scottish teenager moves in with her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City, and bonds with her extroverted, boy-crazy identical cousin. HilarityEnsues.

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* [[spoiler:''ThePattyDukeShow'']]: [[spoiler:''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'']]: A socially awkward, cultured Scottish teenager moves in with her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City, and bonds with her extroverted, boy-crazy identical cousin. cousin. HilarityEnsues.
13th Apr '17 6:29:58 PM Schroeder1174
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* [[spoiler:''ThePattyDukeShow'']]: A socially awkward, cultured Scottish teenager moves in with her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City, and bonds with her extroverted, boy-crazy identical cousin. HilarityEnsues.
30th Mar '17 6:44:35 PM MagnusForce
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* [[spoiler:''Franchise/UltraSeries'']]: Giant men in spandex fight [[PeopleInRubberSuits People In]] CrazyAwesome [[PeopleInRubberSuits Rubber Suits]] for [[LongRunners nearly 50 years and still counting]].
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltraQ'']]: Japanese people meet weirdness, usually in the form of [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50-foot whatevers]]. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Doesn't have giant men in spandex.]]
** [[spoiler:''Series/{{Ultraman}}'']]: A giant man in spandex fights dinosaurs, aliens, big bugs, and [[OurMonstersAreWeird batshit crazy monsters you couldn't possibly imagine.]]
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltraSeven'']]: ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' [[RecycledInSpace with a giant man in spandex and giant monsters]]!
** [[spoiler:''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'']]: First giant man in spandex returns to Earth. Except he isn't the first giant man in spandex.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanAce'']]: A man from Earth and a woman from the Moon turn into a giant to fight [[OurMonstersAreWeird crazy-ass monsters]] created by a dimensional super-being.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanTaro'']]: Son of the head of a space peacekeeping force comes to Earth and fights all sorts of silly monsters and some not-so-silly ones.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanLeo'']]: Sports coach hangs put with kids while being shouted at by an alien for failing to kill the MonsterOfTheWeek. He is occasionally helped by his long-lost brother and a PhysicalGod.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanEighty'']]: Schoolteacher helps angsty preteens and fights the giant monsters created by them. He later teams up with his "maybe girlfriend" from space.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanTiga'']]: A man finds out he is descended from giants in spandex and ends up fighting giant monsters, evil aliens, and Cthulhu's son.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanDyna'']]: A PluckyComicRelief gains the power to become a giant in spandex and battles StarfishAliens as well as giant monsters.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanGaia'']]: Genius university dropout becomes giant red man in spandex to fight aliens trying to cause the apocalypse. He meets a giant blue man in spandex who believes saving earth doesn't mean saving humans.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanCosmos'']]: GentleGiant in spandex pacifies {{Kaiju}} and fights an EldritchAbomination with ThePowerOfLove and peace.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanNexus'']]: Man joins [[TheMenInBlack MIB]] type organization to fight alien monsters. He is helped out by giant guy in spandex. {{Angst}} ensues for everyone.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanMax'']]: Humanity is at the wrath of GaiasVengeance in the form of {{Kaiju}} and [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters self-righteous]] aliens. The only two people willing to save the world and humans are a former first aid worker and a giant man in spandex.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanMebius'']]: Alien youngster comes to Earth and befriends a medical student, a preschool teacher, a soccer player, a motorcyclist, and "a HotBlooded idiot". They battle giant monsters and an EvilOverlord using ThePowerOfFriendship. [[MythologyGag Also has tons of jokes that only make sense if you've watched all the previous entries.]]
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'']]: [[ABoyAndHisX A man and his giant dinosaur]] battle other giant monsters [[{{Mon}} a la]] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with the help of a space delivery crew. Has no giant men in spandex.
** [[spoiler:''Franchise/UltramanZero'']]: The son of the second giant man in spandex curbstomps an army of monsters created by an EvilOverlord possessed by a HumanoidAbomination. He then travels to a different universe to fight said EvilOverlord again and teams up with a HumongousMecha, a {{Space Pirate|s}}, and a knight. Then, he teams up with two previous giant men in spandex to battle an OmnicidalManiac and his pet faceless man-bug.

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* [[spoiler:''Franchise/UltraSeries'']]: Giant men in spandex fight [[PeopleInRubberSuits People In]] CrazyAwesome [[PeopleInRubberSuits Rubber Suits]] for [[LongRunners nearly 50 years and still counting]].
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltraQ'']]: Japanese people meet weirdness, usually in the form of [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever 50-foot whatevers]]. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Doesn't have giant men in spandex.men.]]
** [[spoiler:''Series/{{Ultraman}}'']]: A giant man in spandex fights dinosaurs, aliens, big bugs, and [[OurMonstersAreWeird batshit crazy monsters you couldn't possibly imagine.]]
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltraSeven'']]: ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' [[RecycledInSpace with a giant man in spandex and giant monsters]]!
kaiju]]!
** [[spoiler:''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'']]: First giant man in spandex returns to Earth. Except he isn't the first giant man in spandex.
man.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanAce'']]: A man from Earth and a woman from the Moon turn into a single giant man to fight [[OurMonstersAreWeird crazy-ass monsters]] created by a dimensional super-being.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanTaro'']]: Son of the head of a space peacekeeping force A guy comes home from a sailing trip to Earth become a boxer and fights all sorts of silly goofy monsters and some not-so-silly ones.
by turning into a giant man.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanLeo'']]: Sports coach who is actually an alien hangs put with kids while being shouted at by an alien for failing to kill the MonsterOfTheWeek. He is occasionally helped by his long-lost brother and a PhysicalGod.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanEighty'']]: Schoolteacher helps angsty preteens and fights the giant monsters created by them.at the same time. He later teams up with his "maybe girlfriend" from space.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanTiga'']]: A man finds out he is descended from giants in spandex and ends up fighting giant monsters, evil aliens, and Cthulhu's son.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanDyna'']]: A PluckyComicRelief gains the power to become a giant in spandex and battles StarfishAliens as well as giant monsters.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanGaia'']]: Genius university dropout becomes giant red man in spandex to fight aliens trying to cause the apocalypse. He meets a giant blue man in spandex who believes saving earth doesn't mean saving humans.
wants to kill everyone to save them.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanCosmos'']]: GentleGiant in spandex pacifies {{Kaiju}} and fights an EldritchAbomination with ThePowerOfLove and peace.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanNexus'']]: Man joins [[TheMenInBlack MIB]] type organization to fight alien monsters. man-eating aliens. He is helped out by a giant guy in spandex.guy. {{Angst}} ensues for everyone.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanMax'']]: Humanity is at the wrath of GaiasVengeance in the form of {{Kaiju}} and [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters self-righteous]] aliens. The only two people willing to save the world and humans are a A former first aid worker and transforms into a giant man in spandex.
to fight self-righteous aliens and giant monsters who want to protect Earth by killing everyone.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanMebius'']]: Alien youngster comes to Earth and befriends a medical student, a preschool teacher, a soccer player, a motorcyclist, and "a HotBlooded idiot". They battle giant monsters and an EvilOverlord by using ThePowerOfFriendship. [[MythologyGag Also has tons of jokes that only make sense if you've watched all the previous entries.]]
ThePowerOfFriendship.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'']]: [[ABoyAndHisX A amnesiac man and his giant dinosaur]] battle other giant monsters [[{{Mon}} a la]] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' with the help of a space delivery crew. Has no giant men in spandex.
men.
** [[spoiler:''Franchise/UltramanZero'']]: The son of the second giant man in spandex curbstomps an army of monsters created by an EvilOverlord possessed by a HumanoidAbomination. He then travels to a different universe to fight said EvilOverlord again and teams up with a HumongousMecha, a {{Space Pirate|s}}, and a knight. Then, he teams up with two previous giant men in spandex to battle an OmnicidalManiac and his pet faceless man-bug.



** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanX'']]: A young man searching for his parents strides to create a world where giant monsters and humans can live together in peace by turning into a giant man in spandex.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanOrb'']]: A trio of penniless geeks investigate weirdness caused by giant monsters. They often encounter a mysterious young man who, unbeknownst to them, uses cards to fight the monsters.

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** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanX'']]: A young man guy searching for his parents strides to create a world where giant monsters and humans can live together in peace by turning into a giant man in spandex.
man.
** [[spoiler:''Series/UltramanOrb'']]: A trio of penniless geeks investigate weirdness caused by giant monsters. They often encounter a mysterious young man vagabond who, unbeknownst to them, uses cards to fight the monsters.monsters by turning into a giant man.
25th Mar '17 1:05:06 AM AmourMitts
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* ''[[spoiler: Series/{{Riverdale}}]]'': [[Series/TwoAndAHalfMen Jake Harper]] has been left behind by his family due to being MistakenForMurderer and forced to share an apartment room with [[Film/PowerRangers Zach]], while his love relationship with [[Series/FallingSkies Lexi Mason]] is starting to fall apart due to the infamous "lipstick incident." As his senior year of high school begins, newcomer [[Series/{{Victorious}} Tori Vega]] becomes attracted to him almost immediately, while fellow students [[Series/AustinAndAlly Dez]], [[Series/HowToRock Kacey]], and [[Series/EverybodyHatesChris Chris]] question Jake's innocence and who the real murderer is. [[spoiler: As it turns out, the victim's sister, a doppelganger of [[Series/{{Jessie}} Jessie Prescott]], is still alive after all.]]
** ''Series/TwinPeaks'' meets ''Series/MySoCalledLife''.
28th Jan '17 11:16:04 AM igordebraga
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* [[spoiler:''Series/StrangerThings'']]: Small Indiana city sees its routine broken by two weird visitors.
19th Jan '17 3:11:27 PM ZimFan89
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* [[spoiler: ''The Americans'']]: ''Film/{{Salt}}'': the prequel series.

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* [[spoiler: ''The Americans'']]: ''Series/TheAmericans'']]: ''Film/{{Salt}}'': the prequel series.
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