History CrapsackWorld / LiveActionTV

15th Nov '17 10:54:00 AM Mr.Bubbles
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia The year 100 Trillion AD,]] a place even the Time Lords feared to tread. Star formation has ended, leaving the universe mostly empty, dark, and cold. The only remnants of life we see besides the Master are a carnivorous race leading hunting parties across the land, [[LastOfHerKind the last living member of a humanoid insect species]], and ragged remnants of humanity hoping to board a rocket to a promised Utopia...which turns out to be a cruel deception, as Utopia is a world of burning furnaces and the last of humanity screaming at the dark. That's where they transform into their final evolution: the heavily augmented, sociopathic, disturbingly child-like Toclofane. And the real kicker? ''Nothing has been nor can be done to change this future.''
3rd Sep '17 1:07:17 PM Anicomicgeek
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* While leagues above the world seen in the [[Franchise/RoboCop film trilogy]], the world in ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'' isn't a picnic, either, with a war in the Amazon going on (though such a war was mention in the original trilogy, too), sections of Beverly Hills and Brooklyn have been walled off, and it's perfectly legal to market plushies that double as hand grenades and steroids (with the FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that weaker kids deserve to get bullied, no less) to children, speaking English in France can land you in jail, the Italian government has fallen, and the mayor and DA are corrupt and in league with other criminals (with the latter having a fake law degree and helped to frame someone for said phony degree).


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* While leagues above the world seen in the [[Franchise/RoboCop film trilogy]], the world in ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'' isn't a picnic, either, with a war in the Amazon going on (though such a war was mentioned in the original trilogy, too, as part of the backstories for [[Film/RoboCop2 Cain]] and [[Film/RoboCop3 the Rehabs]]), sections of Beverly Hills and Brooklyn have been walled off, and it's perfectly legal to market plushies that double as hand grenades and steroids (with the InUniverse FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that weaker kids deserve to get bullied, no less) to children, speaking English in France can land you in jail, the Italian government has fallen, and the mayor and DA are corrupt and in league with other criminals (with the latter having a fake law degree and helped to frame someone for said phony degree).
29th Aug '17 11:09:55 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': Even though it's hard to tell. The first series starts off with him accidentally lopping off his uncle's head (said uncle absolutely despised him despite not knowing him at all), and throughout the series Blackadder just keeps sliding further down the social food chain. It is a case where the ugliness of all ages is this being PlayedForLaughs. The first season is the Dung Ages pretty much with dirt, poverty, dung, wars at the drop of a hunt, witch hunts and more dung. Even the Prince isn't safe from the violence much of the time. The second season gives emphasis on the reign of terror of the Queenie and how easy it is to end up beheaded and like the first season there are equally horrible people who vy for her position. The third season has the retarded Prince living in luxury while everything outside the palace is pretty much a squalor. And the fourth well is self-explanatory considering that it was the bloodiest world in history at the time and the incompetence and sociopathy of the heads.

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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': Even though it's hard to tell. The first series starts off with him accidentally lopping off his uncle's head (said uncle absolutely despised him despite not knowing him at all), and throughout the series Blackadder just keeps sliding further down the social food chain. It is a case where the ugliness of all ages is this being PlayedForLaughs. The first season is the Dung Ages pretty much with dirt, poverty, dung, wars at the drop of a hunt, witch hunts and more dung. Even the Prince isn't safe from the violence much of the time. The second season gives emphasis on the reign of terror of the Queenie and how easy it is to end up beheaded and like the first season there are equally horrible people who vy vie for her position. The third season has the retarded Prince living in luxury while everything outside the palace is pretty much a squalor. And the fourth well is self-explanatory considering that it was the bloodiest world in history at the time and the incompetence and sociopathy of the heads.



** Earth also becomes one during [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords The Year That Never Was]]. With the help of the Toclofane, the Master has enslaved the human race, forcing them to build monuments to him (including carving his face onto Mt. Rushmore) and millions of galactic WMDs to prepare for war with the rest of the universe. He's destroyed New York, frozen the Nile, poisoned the Caspian Sea, created radiation pits in Europe, erected fusion mills in China, and burned Japan to the ground. The entire planet is also under constant surveillance through the Archangel network. The Doctor, Captain Jack, and Martha's family all remain prisoners onboard the Valiant, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking stuck listening to the Master playing the same songs over and over again.]]

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** Earth also becomes one during [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords The Year That Never Was]]. With the help of the Toclofane, the Master has enslaved the human race, forcing them to build monuments to him (including carving his face onto Mt. Rushmore) and millions of galactic WMDs [=WMDs=] to prepare for war with the rest of the universe. He's destroyed New York, frozen the Nile, poisoned the Caspian Sea, created radiation pits in Europe, erected fusion mills in China, and burned Japan to the ground. The entire planet is also under constant surveillance through the Archangel network. The Doctor, Captain Jack, and Martha's family all remain prisoners onboard the Valiant, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking stuck listening to the Master playing the same songs over and over again.]]
26th Aug '17 1:58:10 PM TommyR01D
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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'': Granted, [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatcherís]] Britain was pretty crapsack in RealLife, but not nearly as surreal and [[PlayedForLaughs comedic.]] EVERYONE in this universe is at best an abject moron, and at worst also an [[{{Jerkass}} abject bastard.]] The employment classifieds of the newspaper are always completely blank. All of the [[PoliceAreUseless policemen]] are miserably thick, some of them to the point that they donít even demonstrate normal human thought processes. Army sieges, avoidable plane crashes, and full-blown street riots -- in [[RefugeInAudacity residential areas,]] no less -- are [[WorldOfWeirdness everyday occurrences.]] Oh, and a half-psychotic young man with a lengthy history of violence and destruction is not only allowed to walk the streets, but is enrolled in a ''pre-med program.'' Yikes. Just ''yikes.''

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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'': Granted, [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatcherís]] Britain was pretty crapsack in RealLife, but not nearly as surreal and [[PlayedForLaughs comedic.]] EVERYONE in this universe is at best an abject moron, and at worst also an [[{{Jerkass}} abject bastard.]] The employment classifieds of the newspaper are always completely blank. All of the [[PoliceAreUseless policemen]] are miserably thick, some of them to the point that they donít even demonstrate normal human thought processes. Army sieges, avoidable plane crashes, and full-blown street riots -- in [[RefugeInAudacity residential areas,]] no less -- are [[WorldOfWeirdness everyday occurrences.]] Oh, and a half-psychotic young man with a lengthy history of violence and destruction is not only allowed to walk the streets, but is enrolled in a ''pre-med program.'' Yikes. Just ''yikes.''
7th Jul '17 7:13:40 AM Silverblade2
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* A lot of police procedurals take place in such a world. In the grittier dramas, every character is damaged or morally-compromised to one degree or another. Every prosecution is an uphill battle hampered by city politics, well-meaning civil rights crusaders, legal loopholes, or simple incompetence. And success is a mere drop in the bucket: there's always going to be another crime to solve, another murderer to catch. At best, our protagonists are jaded and/or burned out from seeing the worst of humanity day-in and day-out. At worst, they are one failed case away from turning KnightTemplar.
19th May '17 10:32:13 AM DavidEssay
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** According to the vision showed to Dean by Zachariah, in five years time it's going to be even worse, as [[spoiler: Dean is a homicidal, JerkAss soldier, Sam is possessed by Lucifer, and the only angel to give a damn about the human race is a hippie stoner/love guru who uses drink, drugs and orgies to cover up his new NietzscheWannabe attitude. Life sucks in 'The End']]. By season five's ending, however [[spoiler:Sam has managed to seal both Michael and Lucifer in Hell]].

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** According to the vision showed to Dean by Zachariah, in five years time it's going to be even worse, as [[spoiler: Dean is a homicidal, JerkAss soldier, Sam is possessed by Lucifer, and the only angel to give a damn about the human race is a hippie stoner/love guru who uses drink, drugs and orgies to cover up his new NietzscheWannabe attitude. Life sucks in 'The End']]. By season five's ending, however [[spoiler:Sam has managed to seal both Michael and Lucifer in Hell]]. In season twelve, [[spoiler: Lucifer is free again, begetting Satanspawn and eventually trapped in a crapsackier alternate universe than the main universe.]]
19th May '17 10:22:26 AM DavidEssay
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* ''{{Series/Salem}}'' is a contest of power between camps of venal theocrats, black magic witches and [spoiler]the Devil himself[/spoiler]. [spoiler]The most virtuous character winds up consigned to Hell for eternity at the end of the series.[/spoiler]

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* ''{{Series/Salem}}'' is a contest of power between camps of venal theocrats, black magic witches and [spoiler]the [[spoiler:the Devil himself[/spoiler]. [spoiler]The himself]]. [[spoiler:The most virtuous character winds up consigned to Hell for eternity at the end of the series.[/spoiler]]]
19th May '17 10:17:19 AM DavidEssay
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* ''{{Series/Salem}}'' is not a nice place by any means.

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* ''{{Series/Salem}}'' is not a nice place by any means.contest of power between camps of venal theocrats, black magic witches and [spoiler]the Devil himself[/spoiler]. [spoiler]The most virtuous character winds up consigned to Hell for eternity at the end of the series.[/spoiler]
13th May '17 12:57:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'': Granted, [[MargaretThatcher Thatcherís]] Britain was pretty crapsack in RealLife, but not nearly as surreal and [[PlayedForLaughs comedic.]] EVERYONE in this universe is at best an abject moron, and at worst also an [[{{Jerkass}} abject bastard.]] The employment classifieds of the newspaper are always completely blank. All of the [[PoliceAreUseless policemen]] are miserably thick, some of them to the point that they donít even demonstrate normal human thought processes. Army sieges, avoidable plane crashes, and full-blown street riots -- in [[RefugeInAudacity residential areas,]] no less -- are [[WorldOfWeirdness everyday occurrences.]] Oh, and a half-psychotic young man with a lengthy history of violence and destruction is not only allowed to walk the streets, but is enrolled in a ''pre-med program.'' Yikes. Just ''yikes.''

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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'': Granted, [[MargaretThatcher [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatcherís]] Britain was pretty crapsack in RealLife, but not nearly as surreal and [[PlayedForLaughs comedic.]] EVERYONE in this universe is at best an abject moron, and at worst also an [[{{Jerkass}} abject bastard.]] The employment classifieds of the newspaper are always completely blank. All of the [[PoliceAreUseless policemen]] are miserably thick, some of them to the point that they donít even demonstrate normal human thought processes. Army sieges, avoidable plane crashes, and full-blown street riots -- in [[RefugeInAudacity residential areas,]] no less -- are [[WorldOfWeirdness everyday occurrences.]] Oh, and a half-psychotic young man with a lengthy history of violence and destruction is not only allowed to walk the streets, but is enrolled in a ''pre-med program.'' Yikes. Just ''yikes.''
10th Feb '17 7:57:51 AM evansT
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** The further you get into Buffy and Angel, the more the crapsackness of it's universe is foregrounded. In one episode of Angel, Angel takes an elevator to Hell, only to have it to take him back to the real world because there was no way of making a hell worse than Angel's normal life. It's not for nothing that Joss Wheedon argues the real villain of Buffy Season Six is "life itself".
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