History CrapsackWorld / LiveActionTV

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".
25th Jan '17 7:33:23 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''Series/{{Incorporated}}'' takes place in a future where climate change has left over half the world's population in poverty while the other half is rich but engaged in ruthless and very literal corporate warfare.
17th Jan '17 6:52:52 PM Narsil
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** The opening credits ordinarily show the names of various longshot "fringe sciences" (psychokinesis, singularity, quantum entanglement, etc.). In an episode set in a rapidly failing future, the fringe sciences include "water" and "hope". In episodes set under an alien tyranny, the fringe sciences are such things as "Community", "Private Thought", and "Free Will".
4th Jan '17 5:43:17 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Westeros is frequently torn apart by competing factions and insane monarchs, many of whom think little of their troops abusing the peasantry, and the anarchist wildlings beyond the Wall live by fighting and stealing from their neighbours. Rape, murder, robbery, and incest are easily found everywhere. Oh, and every generation there's a winter that can last ''years'' when ''everyone'' worries about starvation. Even worse, this particular cycle, the monstrous White Walkers are waking from their long sleep to invade, but no one is preparing for it.
** Essos is perhaps worse. Valyria is still a smoking ForbiddenZone centuries after its destruction. Other places have hopeful names like Slaver's Bay and the Shadow Lands. Much of the rest is a patchwork of rival city-states and vestigial empires of decadent aristocrats completely dependent on miserable slaves and bounded by a vast grassland filled with hordes of marauding Dothraki horse-nomads who slaughter or enslave anyone who cannot flee or buy them off.
3rd Nov '16 2:30:55 AM Shadowgazer
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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 dirty, poverty, wars at the drop of a hunt, witch hunts and more dung. Even the Prince isn't safe from the violence of the time. The second season gives emphasis on the reign of terror of Queenie and how easy it is to end beheaded.

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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 dirty, 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 beheaded.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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