History DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / LiveActionTV

24th Jun '16 11:13:38 AM Zephyr7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', the Velocity drug is very addicting and Eliza Harmon becomes hooked on it, consistently desperate for another fix.
** Barry is tempted to use Velocity to go faster and it's portrayed as a hard-working athlete who is on the losing end against his competitors who use performance enhancing drug.
10th Jun '16 12:17:03 PM 69BookWorM69
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Murdoch quite frequently solves crimes by using the limited resources of his time to get at a primitive version of a contemporary technology that would be quite familiar to the audience. Other conversations address some of the unforeseen consequences of new technologies. Some examples include:

to:

* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Murdoch quite frequently solves crimes by using the limited resources of his time to get at a primitive version of a contemporary technology that would be quite familiar to the audience. Other conversations address some of the unforeseen consequences of new technologies. There's even at least one plot that strongly recalls what for the audience is a series of historic events. Some examples include:



** Among the inventions mentioned in the episode "Invention Convention" are an analytical engine (a precursor to modern computers), a machine specifically for sending email (they call it "i-mail"), and sound-activated switches. Crabtree even notes the ease of turning off lights by clapping his hands!

to:

** Among the inventions mentioned in the episode "Invention Convention" are an analytical engine (a precursor to modern computers), a machine specifically for sending email (they call it "i-mail"), and sound-activated switches. [[LampshadeHanging Crabtree even notes the ease of turning off lights by clapping his hands!hands!]]


Added DiffLines:

** "Back and to the Left" starts with two government officials in an open-air vehicle when there's gunfire and one of them dies from a gunshot wound to the head. The entire event is photographed and filmed. It soon appears at least one shot came from an upstairs window of a nearby warehouse. A man is identified in the papers as the shooter and is shortly thereafter killed. Murdoch and Dr. Ogden go over the evidence and find the evidence of the bullet trajectory doesn't line up, the phrase "magic bullet" is used, and they conclude there was a second shooter. Sounds rather like the assassination of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, doesn't it?
14th May '16 10:01:42 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''JustShootMe'', Dennis replaces Ally as Jack's bridge partner; the plot is played out as an infidelity.

to:

* In ''JustShootMe'', ''Series/JustShootMe'', Dennis replaces Ally as Jack's bridge partner; the plot is played out as an infidelity.
27th Mar '16 2:40:01 PM 69BookWorM69
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Murdoch quite frequently solves crimes by using the limited resources of his time to get at a primitive version of a contemporary technology that would be quite familiar to the audience. Other conversations address some of the unforeseen consequences of new technologies. Some examples include:
** Murdoch and Nikola Tesla collaborate on a portable audio broadcasting unit to record a criminal conversation (in essence, a wireless wiretap) in "Power". In one of their conversations, Tesla suggests moving images could also be sent over the air, and when Murdoch says such a thing would be a "telekinetiscope", Tesla replies that the word is too long and suggests "television" instead.
** Murdoch comes up with a number of portable light sources, including one that shines UV light (helpful for detecting blood evidence) and bicycle lamps powered by the cyclist's pedaling.
** Murdoch explains chemiluminescence to his boss Inspector Brackenreid and concocts an early version of luminol.
** Early efforts to obtain ballistics evidence involve firing guns into a full rain barrel and comparing bullets. Later in the series, Murdoch seems to have learned that the water could deform a bullet, so he fires weapons into soft materials (suspended sandbags backed by hay bales) to obtain bullets for comparison.
** After doing some reading on Mongol warriors and silk, Murdoch designs a bulletproof vest. He later sends Crabtree to his tailor to have one made to fit him, which the constable wears in "Big Murderer on Campus" and "Murdoch on the Corner".
** In one episode, the evidence is underwater in Lake Ontario, so Murdoch essentially invents a rudimentary version of sonar to find it.
** The episode "Murdoch.com" revolves around women being lured to their deaths by a sexual predator... on the telegraph lines.
** Crabtree's line: "Why, it's like a spiderweb!... It could even be world-wide!"
** There is a "digitized" and "faxed" photograph Murdoch and his Surete colleague obtain via telegraph in "Monsieur Murdoch".
** Among the inventions mentioned in the episode "Invention Convention" are an analytical engine (a precursor to modern computers), a machine specifically for sending email (they call it "i-mail"), and sound-activated switches. Crabtree even notes the ease of turning off lights by clapping his hands!
** In "Journey to the Center of Toronto", Murdoch builds and sets up a series of small seismographs to help the men of Station 4 track an underground boring machine used in a series of thefts.
** After some curious metal filings are found on a corpse and at a crime scene, Murdoch hits the books and fabricates a silencer in "The Black Hand". Crabtree [[LampshadeHanging hangs the lampshade by suggesting "muffler" and "silencer" as names for the item]].
19th Mar '16 1:52:24 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TheBigBangTheory'':

to:

* ''TheBigBangTheory'':''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
14th Mar '16 6:09:12 AM RobTan
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** One episode dealt with a fraternity that was a front for a demon-worshipping cult, who lured naive girls to parties, got them drunk, tied them up in the basement and fed them to their god. Possibly unintentional, but it comes off as an allegory for college rape culture and campus sexual assults.
12th Mar '16 12:36:28 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Happens in universe in an episode of ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''. Carmen and Jason are on the debate team and debating about the use of gas-guzzling cars. Carmen is still mad at Jason for cheating at him and talks about how (paraphrased) "America has betrayed some people's trust by going and tapping a foreign oil source that other guys have already tapped". Jason responds with the fact that he's sorry he satisfied his need for resources elsewhere.

to:

* Happens in universe in an episode of ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''.''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''. Carmen and Jason are on the debate team and debating about the use of gas-guzzling cars. Carmen is still mad at Jason for cheating at him and talks about how (paraphrased) "America has betrayed some people's trust by going and tapping a foreign oil source that other guys have already tapped". Jason responds with the fact that he's sorry he satisfied his need for resources elsewhere.



* "The Tale Of The Renegade Virus" on ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' features a virus with a serial port connector for a hand that tries to plug it into Simon's serial port in his hand. He's laughing all the while and Simons is screaming BigNo. The scene is uncomfortably reminiscent of AttemptedRape.

to:

* "The Tale Of The Renegade Virus" on ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' features a virus with a serial port connector for a hand that tries to plug it into Simon's serial port in his hand. He's laughing all the while and Simons is screaming BigNo. The scene is uncomfortably reminiscent of AttemptedRape.
9th Mar '16 9:36:19 PM DrOO7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In an episode of ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', the Ku Klux Klan is terrorizing TokenMinorityCouple Grace and Robert E. In one scene, a group of them surround Grace and hold her down while they cut her hair as she sobs hysterically. The scene is very reminiscent of a rape, especially when you remember that black women frequently suffered this ordeal at the hands of white men during this period in time.
28th Jan '16 4:36:00 AM SilentHunterUK
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* In ''Series/Deutschland83'', Alexander Edel makes a passionate rant at his father at how he is going to end up destroying Germany, finally calling him a Nazi. His body language, his shouting and the way his hair is makes him look like UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler himself.
26th Dec '15 4:38:51 PM rodneyAnonymous
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s mid-90's storyline that had MarySue Karen Wexler being seduced into working as a stripper for local mobster Sonny Corinthos and him plying her with drugs to keep her dependent on him as well as threatening to kill her when she finally worked up the nerve to walk away was basically a watered-down version of him being a pimp and her being a prostitute.

to:

* ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s mid-90's storyline that had MarySue Karen Wexler being seduced into working as a stripper for local mobster Sonny Corinthos and him plying her with drugs to keep her dependent on him as well as threatening to kill her when she finally worked up the nerve to walk away was basically a watered-down version of him being a pimp and her being a prostitute.
This list shows the last 10 events of 141. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything.LiveActionTV