History BrokenAesop / LiveActionTV

21st Jan '18 7:56:53 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Series/TheBrothersGarcia'':
** "You Go Girl" attempts a feminism Aesop, where Lorena decides she wants to be considered equal to her brothers. She spends the whole episode interrupting their activities just to {{Troll}} them, claiming it's in the name of equality. Yet when the brothers give her a taste of her own medicine and trash her cupcake baking with friends, it's portrayed as a low moment. The boys are forced to apologise for excluding her - except they never exclude because of her gender; they exclude her because she's always trying to get them into trouble (a RunningGag is that she makes her money by blackmailing them). Lorena gets a free pass for her actions because she claims she just wanted to be included - and she never apologises to her father for making him miss a hockey game in the name of equality[[note]]Ray bought four tickets for him and the boys as part of a tradition they have. He didn't buy a ticket for Lorena because she went before and hated it, not because she's a girl.[[/note]] just to be a {{Troll}}.
** "Larry's Curse" has Ray getting on his high horse to preach about how there's no such thing as bad luck - after an episode where Larry had broken an Aztec antique that brought inexplicable rushes of bad luck to the house. But after Larry and Abuelita cleanse the house, all the bad luck stops happening. What's more is that the bad luck isn't just Larry's childish imagination; it comes from Abuelita's beliefs. So Ray also comes across as very intolerant to his mother-in-law's beliefs.
29th Dec '17 4:20:28 AM JackG
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** The two recurring themes in "Flesh and Blood" are that people should take responsibility for their actions, and whether an artificially-intelligent hologram has the same rights as a person or is JustAMachine. However to [[EasilyForgiven let the Doctor off the hook]] Janeway declares that he's not responsible for his actions. Which would certainly be the case if the Doctor were JustAMachine, but [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility not if he has the right to exercise his free will]].
8th Dec '17 3:47:09 PM Premonition45
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** In Website/SFDebris's review of [=DS9=]'s "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E15BaddaBingBaddaBang Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang]]", Chuck notes how Sisko complains about the racism present during the time period of the holodeck program (the 1960s), but says nothing about the sexism also present in that time, made worse by how the team's BatmanGambit uses its three female members in mostly passive roles (e.g. ShowSomeLeg), rather than taking a fully active part in the casino heist like the men. As Chuck put it:

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** In Website/SFDebris's review of [=DS9=]'s "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E15BaddaBingBaddaBang Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang]]", Chuck notes how Sisko complains about the racism present during the time period of the holodeck program (the 1960s), but says nothing about the sexism also present in that time, made worse by how the team's BatmanGambit uses its three female members in mostly passive roles (e.g. ShowSomeLeg), DistractedByTheSexy), rather than taking a fully active part in the casino heist like the men. As Chuck put it:
8th Dec '17 2:07:49 PM hyphz
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* The ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode ''The Tale of the Pinball Wizard'' makes an Anvilicious statement that its Aesop is "don't get obsessed with computer games, you don't get anything when you win". Except that Ross has no ''choice'' but to play the game forever, as he's trapped; and he didn't get trapped in the game because he was obsessed with it, but because he played a particular game machine one time. Well, ok, maybe the Aesop is "keep your promises, and when someone tells you not to do something, don't do it"; after all, he did promise Mr Olsen he'd watch his shop, only to abandon it to play the machine he was told not to. Except that Mr Olsen turns out to be the ''villain'' and quite happy to torture Ross inside the machine, presumably meaning that his interaction was planned all along. So, um, "old men who own curio shops are psychopaths"?
6th Dec '17 4:55:58 PM nombretomado
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** The [[AnAesop aesop]] of ''iStart a Fanwar'', where everyone should concentrate on the show itself because it's only about comedy and not shipping? The very next episode started a 5 part {{Shipping}} arc that DanSchneider himself hyped to the point he was expecting it to break the 12 million viewer record of ''iSaved Your Life''. [[ToughActToFollow It didn't.]]

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** The [[AnAesop aesop]] of ''iStart a Fanwar'', where everyone should concentrate on the show itself because it's only about comedy and not shipping? The very next episode started a 5 part {{Shipping}} arc that DanSchneider Creator/DanSchneider himself hyped to the point he was expecting it to break the 12 million viewer record of ''iSaved Your Life''. [[ToughActToFollow It didn't.]]
20th Nov '17 1:12:52 PM Premonition45
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** In Website/SFDebris's review of [=DS9=]'s "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E15BaddaBingBaddaBang Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang]]", Chuck notes how Sisko complains about the racism present during the time period of the holodeck program (the 1960s), but says nothing about the sexism also present in that time, made worse by how the team's BatmanGambit uses its three female members in mostly passive roles, rather than taking a fully active part in the casino heist like the men. As Chuck put it:

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** In Website/SFDebris's review of [=DS9=]'s "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E15BaddaBingBaddaBang Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang]]", Chuck notes how Sisko complains about the racism present during the time period of the holodeck program (the 1960s), but says nothing about the sexism also present in that time, made worse by how the team's BatmanGambit uses its three female members in mostly passive roles, roles (e.g. ShowSomeLeg), rather than taking a fully active part in the casino heist like the men. As Chuck put it:
2nd Nov '17 9:24:47 AM Sapphirea2
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]], the Twelfth Doctor's second-to-last episode, draws a parallel between him and his companion Bill Potts, who are both in situations where they each must deal with and accept an unwanted, fundamental change to their lives. She's [[spoiler: been converted into a Cyberman against her will]], he's on the cusp of regeneration. Neither wants to live if they can't stay who they are. At the end of this episode, the frustrated Doctor gets a RayOfHopeEnding setting up a ChristmasEpisode in which he accepts regeneration and the LossOfIdentity it comes with at last. Too bad that [[spoiler: Bill gets to return to her old self when a barely foreshadowed Deus Ex Machina steps in]]. Whether [[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime "Twice Upon a Time"]] will find a way to justify this remains to be seen.
25th Sep '17 4:55:44 PM FictionFan101
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** Jon Snow has been made Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and King in the North mainly for his prowess in battle. Everyone seems to have forgotten that the whole purpose of King Robert's character from Season 1 was to show that good warriors tend to be terrible rulers. As if to drive the point home, Jon has shown very little interest in ruling, choosing instead to ride off into danger and leave the role of governance to his followers. Who knows? Give Jon a decade or two when the crisis is long past, and he may be a fat, drunk, pathetic wreck of a man too.

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** Jon Snow has been made Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and King in the North mainly for his prowess in battle. Everyone seems to have forgotten The show presents both of these events as good things, seemingly forgetting that the whole purpose of King Robert's character from Season 1 was to show that good warriors tend to be terrible rulers. As if to drive the point home, Jon has shown very little interest in ruling, choosing instead to ride off into danger and leave the role of governance to his followers. Who knows? Give Jon a decade or two when the crisis is long past, and he may be a fat, drunk, pathetic wreck of a man too.rulers.
25th Sep '17 6:46:28 AM FictionFan101
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** Jon Snow has been made Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and King in the North mainly for his prowess in battle. Everyone seems to have forgotten that the whole purpose of King Robert's character from Season 1 was to show that good warriors tend to be terrible rulers. As if to drive the point home, Jon has shown very little interest in ruling, choosing instead to ride off into danger and leave the role of governance to his followers. Who knows? Give Jon a decade or two when the crisis is long past, and he may be a fat, drunk, pathetic wreck of a man too.
12th Sep '17 8:22:48 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}: One episode had Katie reeling from her breakup with Drew, who left her for Bianca. After spending most of the episode depressed and angry, she decided that the best way to deal with her feelings was to show a video of Drew drunkenly bragging about the two of them having sex...during a school event that she herself organized. Drew got dumped by Bianca (but the two of them eventually got back together.) Meanwhile, Katie got suspended and lost her position in the student council, but she said that was ok and she was free now. The episode ended with her smiling over she had done. That's right: the message is that revenge on an ex is worth losing everything you have worked hard on for years and getting a black mark on your record.
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