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6th Feb '16 8:42:38 PM nombretomado
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* Detective Charlie Crews of NBC's ''{{Life}}'' who turned to zen Buddhist philosophy after his wrongful imprisonment. Or at least, "Zen-ish" philosophy. Imprisonment left him with a number of quirks, including a complete hatred of furniture, a love of fresh fruit and a slowness to grasp some modern-day technology (usually because it wasn't widespread before he went inside), and yet he keeps his job as a detective. It helps that he's given a certain amount of leeway because he was already wrongfully convicted.
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* Detective Charlie Crews of NBC's ''{{Life}}'' ''Series/{{Life}}'' who turned to zen Buddhist philosophy after his wrongful imprisonment. Or at least, "Zen-ish" philosophy. Imprisonment left him with a number of quirks, including a complete hatred of furniture, a love of fresh fruit and a slowness to grasp some modern-day technology (usually because it wasn't widespread before he went inside), and yet he keeps his job as a detective. It helps that he's given a certain amount of leeway because he was already wrongfully convicted.

* Implied with Frasier and Niles Crane from ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': they're both ridiculously neurotic, eccentric, and have personal lives so screwed-up and behavioral tics so shocking that if you'd never met them, you'd wonder why ''anyone'' would consent to get therapy from such colorful characters (Frasier, among other breakdowns, once spent several hours on a ledge above {{Cheers}} threatening to kill himself after his wife left him, while ranting about her affair at the crowd below; while Niles once had a HeroicBSOD and stripped stark naked in the middle of Cafe Nervosa after enduring several sleepless nights of constant media hounding and DisasterDominoes when ''his'' ex-wife was arrested for a sensational homicide). The answer, of course, is that they're both absolutely brilliant psychiatrists (and they demonstrate it in nearly every episode too -- it's not an InformedAbility), mentioned to be among the best in the American northwest, enough to retain their respected standing in Seattle's high society despite their general insanity.
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* Implied with Frasier and Niles Crane from ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': they're both ridiculously neurotic, eccentric, and have personal lives so screwed-up and behavioral tics so shocking that if you'd never met them, you'd wonder why ''anyone'' would consent to get therapy from such colorful characters (Frasier, among other breakdowns, once spent several hours on a ledge above {{Cheers}} Series/{{Cheers}} threatening to kill himself after his wife left him, while ranting about her affair at the crowd below; while Niles once had a HeroicBSOD and stripped stark naked in the middle of Cafe Nervosa after enduring several sleepless nights of constant media hounding and DisasterDominoes when ''his'' ex-wife was arrested for a sensational homicide). The answer, of course, is that they're both absolutely brilliant psychiatrists (and they demonstrate it in nearly every episode too -- it's not an InformedAbility), mentioned to be among the best in the American northwest, enough to retain their respected standing in Seattle's high society despite their general insanity.
6th Feb '16 10:25:04 AM alliterator
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* Rebecca Bunch from ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' is a very good lawyer (she graduated from both Harvard and Yale) and it's shown that she does extremely well at her law firm (she was even going to be made partner in New York). However, she is also obsessed with her ex-boyfriend and moved across the country, even taking a lower paying job and skipping out of work in the middle of the day to "accidentally" bump into him.
1st Jan '16 12:19:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''SonsOfAnarchy'' has an episode centered around the protection of a corrupt accountant who Knows Where The Money Is Hidden, after he completes his jail term where he developed a compulsive tic: unconscious masturbation. [[spoiler:The character (Chuck Marstein) has his problem "cured" by a rival gang leader who amputates all but his forefingers. The Sons take him in to prevent his death, which winds up saving their season-long {{plan}} when Chuck comes through in a big way for the club in the third-season finale.]]
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* ''SonsOfAnarchy'' ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' has an episode centered around the protection of a corrupt accountant who Knows Where The Money Is Hidden, after he completes his jail term where he developed a compulsive tic: unconscious masturbation. [[spoiler:The character (Chuck Marstein) has his problem "cured" by a rival gang leader who amputates all but his forefingers. The Sons take him in to prevent his death, which winds up saving their season-long {{plan}} when Chuck comes through in a big way for the club in the third-season finale.]]

* Patrick Jane of ''TheMentalist''. He enjoys playing mind games with coworkers and suspects alike, whether or not this will actually get results towards solving the crime, and a lot of his more outrageous stunts are inadmissible as evidence. But the CBI keeps him around because he ''does'' always manage to catch the culprit.
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* Patrick Jane of ''TheMentalist''.''Series/TheMentalist''. He enjoys playing mind games with coworkers and suspects alike, whether or not this will actually get results towards solving the crime, and a lot of his more outrageous stunts are inadmissible as evidence. But the CBI keeps him around because he ''does'' always manage to catch the culprit.
27th Dec '15 8:35:37 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''{{Psych}}''; Shawn Spencer's [[PsychicPowers psychic abilities]] lead him to indulge in some fairly odd and eccentric behaviour, but almost everyone overlooks it because his visions are nearly always entirely accurate and always help solve the case... except, of course, Shawn ''[[PhonyPsychic isn't]]'' [[PhonyPsychic psychic at all]]; he's just [[HyperAwareness highly observant]], has an eidetic memory and superior deduction skills (having gotten a perfect score on the police's deduction reasoning exam at the age of ''15'',) but he enjoys playing up the psychic thing, partly because it ''does'' let him get away with doing things that under other circumstances he'd be frowned on (or even arrested) for doing. Of course, he also greatly enjoys the attention as well.
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* Played with in ''{{Psych}}''; ''Series/{{Psych}}''; Shawn Spencer's [[PsychicPowers psychic abilities]] lead him to indulge in some fairly odd and eccentric behaviour, but almost everyone overlooks it because his visions are nearly always entirely accurate and always help solve the case... except, of course, Shawn ''[[PhonyPsychic isn't]]'' [[PhonyPsychic psychic at all]]; he's just [[HyperAwareness highly observant]], has an eidetic memory and superior deduction skills (having gotten a perfect score on the police's deduction reasoning exam at the age of ''15'',) but he enjoys playing up the psychic thing, partly because it ''does'' let him get away with doing things that under other circumstances he'd be frowned on (or even arrested) for doing. Of course, he also greatly enjoys the attention as well.
22nd Dec '15 9:07:39 PM mr_mars
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* The very first scene in the pilot of "Series/BrooklynNineNine" shows detective Jake Peralta in a recently robbed electronics store quoting Donnie Brasco, playing with the displays, and generally goofing off to the annoyance of his straight-laced partner. He then reveals that he solved the case five minutes ago. ** The series eventually establishes every detective in the precinct as having their own set of bunny ears, and most of them being excellent at their jobs in spite of their eccentricities.
5th Dec '15 7:30:51 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Pierce Hawthorne is a racist, homophobic, sexist, perverted, loony old {{Jerkass}} bordering on PsychopathicManChild, but he has proved on rare occasions to be a competent businessman. That didn't stop his father's company from firing him after [[spoiler: his father's death]].
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** Pierce Hawthorne is a [[RacistGrandpa racist, homophobic, homophobic,]] [[DirtyOldMan sexist, perverted, loony perverted,]] [[CloudCuckooLander loony]] old {{Jerkass}} bordering on PsychopathicManChild, but he has proved on rare occasions to be a competent businessman. businessman, even better than his father. That didn't stop his father's company from firing him after [[spoiler: his father's death]].
3rd Dec '15 9:23:58 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Pierce Hawthorne is a racist, homophobic, sexist, perverted, loony old man bordering on PsychopathicManChild, but he has proved on rare occasions to be a competent businessman. That didn't stop his father's company from firing him after [[spoiler: his father's death]].
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** Pierce Hawthorne is a racist, homophobic, sexist, perverted, loony old man {{Jerkass}} bordering on PsychopathicManChild, but he has proved on rare occasions to be a competent businessman. That didn't stop his father's company from firing him after [[spoiler: his father's death]].
3rd Dec '15 9:23:12 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* Jeff in {{Series/Community}} is shown to be one in flashbacks, as though he didn't possess an undergraduate degree and came up with the most ridiculous [[ChewbaccaDefense defenses]], he never lost a case.
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* Jeff in {{Series/Community}} is shown to be one in flashbacks, as though he didn't possess an undergraduate degree and came up with the most ridiculous [[ChewbaccaDefense defenses]], he never lost a case. The same goes for everyone else at his old firm. ** Pierce Hawthorne is a racist, homophobic, sexist, perverted, loony old man bordering on PsychopathicManChild, but he has proved on rare occasions to be a competent businessman. That didn't stop his father's company from firing him after [[spoiler: his father's death]].
2nd Dec '15 1:53:23 PM kentman1984
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* ''Series:YouMeAndTheApocalypse'': Father Jude has his own approach to things, he smokes like a chimney, swears like a sailor and has a generally casual attitude but he is a devout priest with real faith in his God and a caring man.
2nd Dec '15 8:30:19 AM babyhenchy1
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* ''Series/JessicaJones'': The titular character is an ''extremely'' competent private investigator, but nothing about her (including her office) really suggests an air of professionalism. Fortunately, none of her clients really seem to care about that, and Jeri explicitly keeps hiring her due to her proven track record.
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* ''Series/JessicaJones'': ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': The titular character is an ''extremely'' competent private investigator, but nothing about her (including her office) really suggests an air of professionalism. Fortunately, none of her clients really seem to care about that, and Jeri explicitly keeps hiring her due to her proven track record.
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