History DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / LiveActionTV

21st Jun '17 5:58:34 PM Malady
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-->'''Abby''': (to Gibbs, who has just walked in) [=McGee=] is rewiring my hotbox.
-->'''[=McGee=]''': Thatís er, er, a nickname for a bundle of receptors in the firewall. That regulates the flow of energy throughout the system. See when stimulated correctly it sends waves and waves of rhythmic pulses (Gibbs can't even look at [=McGee=] at this point) waves, waves that, er, that hypercrank the, er, transfer speed, er, that digitized infor- Abby?

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-->'''Abby''': (to Gibbs, who has just walked in) [=McGee=] is rewiring my hotbox.
-->'''[=McGee=]''':
hotbox.\\
'''[=McGee=]''':
Thatís er, er, a nickname for a bundle of receptors in the firewall. That regulates the flow of energy throughout the system. See when stimulated correctly it sends waves and waves of rhythmic pulses (Gibbs can't even look at [=McGee=] at this point) waves, waves that, er, that hypercrank the, er, transfer speed, er, that digitized infor- Abby?Abby?\\
'''Abby''': McGee is helping me speed up the search for Lieutenant Jane Doeís fingerprints in the AFIS database. Iíve got to I.D. her fast to keep the hound at bay.\\
'''Gibbs''': Iím more Jack Russel Terrier.\\
'''Abby''': No, not you, Gibbs. Ducky. Heís barking at my heels like a dog with mange.\\
'''Gibbs''': Is he still here?\\
'''Abby''': In autopsy. And heís so crabby heíll give you a run for you money.\\
'''[=McGee=]''': If I said that to Gibbs, I would be seeing stars.\\
'''Abby''': Well thatís the advantage of being me. Now get back down there.\\



** During Season 8, [[spoiler: Davis Bloom]] would blackout and turn into a monster [[spoiler: (specifically Doomsday)]] at random, but found a way to stop it by killing people, leading him to becoming a serial killer to avoid turning into the monster. For those who don't know the psychology behind compulsive serial killers, when a serial killer doesn't kill for a certain amount of time, they feel psychologically compelled to kill, sort of like they're being taken over by a metaphorical monster. In [[spoiler: Davis']] case, he was being taken over by a ''physical'' monster.

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** During Season 8, [[spoiler: Davis [[spoiler:Davis Bloom]] would blackout and turn into a monster [[spoiler: (specifically [[spoiler:(specifically Doomsday)]] at random, but found a way to stop it by killing people, leading him to becoming a serial killer to avoid turning into the monster. For those who don't know the psychology behind compulsive serial killers, when a serial killer doesn't kill for a certain amount of time, they feel psychologically compelled to kill, sort of like they're being taken over by a metaphorical monster. In [[spoiler: Davis']] [[spoiler:Davis']] case, he was being taken over by a ''physical'' monster.



** In "Therapy," there is a comparison between Ian and Henry's relationship and that of a [[MistakenForGay troubled couple]], a [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] idea that Jake is Ian/Henry's son, and a comparison between therapy and cheating.

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** In "Therapy," there is a comparison between Ian and Henry's relationship and that of a [[MistakenForGay troubled couple]], a [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d idea that Jake is Ian/Henry's son, and a comparison between therapy and cheating.



* ''[[Series/That70sShow That 70's Show]]'' does this many times, but one particularly noteworthy example is in "Hyde Quits the Circle." In said episode, the eponymous Hyde stops smoking weed and becomes an energetic health nut. It culminates in an intervention (in which the [[PlayedStraight characters are]] [[SeriousBusiness dead serious]]) including such lines as, "You have a problem with drugs," and "I see now that I've been using sobriety as a crutch."

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* ''[[Series/That70sShow That 70's Show]]'' ''Series/That70sShow'' does this many times, but one particularly noteworthy example is in "Hyde Quits the Circle." In said episode, the eponymous Hyde stops smoking weed and becomes an energetic health nut. It culminates in an intervention (in which the [[PlayedStraight characters are]] [[SeriousBusiness dead serious]]) including such lines as, "You have a problem with drugs," and "I see now that I've been using sobriety as a crutch."
6th Jun '17 6:50:23 AM Fireblood
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** The male "Babies of Gilead" being dressed in lederhosen is [[http://histclo.com/imagef/fc/impndc/lederhoses.jpg no accident]].
2nd Jun '17 8:03:54 AM CosmicFerret
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** Many episodes have Teal'c distrusted and feared by the people SG-1 encounters for being a Jaffa (who [[EvilOverlord the Goa'uld]] use for their armies), which is very {{unfortunate|Implications}} given his actor Christopher Judge is black and all the characters expressing this fear are played by white people. Apparently the writers realised this and inverted it in one episode, where SG-1 assume this is why the people on the Planet of the Week are wary around Teal'c, only to turn out they're [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Space Nazis]] and they really ''do'' revile Teal'c because he's black.

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** Many episodes have Teal'c distrusted and feared by the people SG-1 encounters for being a Jaffa (who [[EvilOverlord the Goa'uld]] use for their armies), which is very {{unfortunate|Implications}} given his actor Christopher Judge Creator/ChristopherJudge is black and all the characters expressing this fear are played by white people. Apparently the writers realised this and inverted it in one episode, where SG-1 assume this is why the people on the Planet of the Week are wary around Teal'c, only to turn out they're [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Space Nazis]] and they really ''do'' revile Teal'c because he's black.
27th May '17 2:26:30 PM Fireblood
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** The idea that the Handmaids were first enslaved for "serious" crimes, then less and less serious, until they could be taken for any little thing, echoed the Magdalene Laundries of Ireland, where women who got pregnant out of wedlock were imprisoned and enslaved by the Catholic Church with the permission and assistance of the government. It was begun as punishment for prostitution, but came to include pretty much any woman that was "improper". Their children were sent off to live with "the faithful". And the name of the last Magdalene Laundry, that closed in 1996? Waterford.
25th May '17 7:51:14 PM Fireblood
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** ** In a flashback, the homes and businesses of "gender traitors" in one town have been vandalized by having their windows broken and homophobic graffiti painted on them, reminiscent of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht Kristallnacht]].
25th May '17 3:07:55 AM RobTan
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': There was the time Olly developed a serum that would heal any injury, no matter how life threatening, making him a better hero (as Olly's a BadassNormal in a world where anyone can gain temporary or permanent abilities by finding radioactive GreenRocks), but at the cost of making him aggressive and violent, causing him, as Green Arrow, to accidentally hurt Lois. The whole thing is treated like he's taking steroids, with what happened to Lois especially being all but compared to 'roid rage-induced domestic abuse. Hell, they explain away the incident to then-uninformed Lois as Olly doing drugs.



** And similar to this, there was the time Olly developed a serum that would heal any injury, no matter how life threatening, making him a better hero (as Olly's a BadassNormal in a world where anyone can gain temporary or permanent abilities by finding radioactive GreenRocks), but at the cost of making him aggressive and violent, causing him, as Green Arrow, to accidentally hurt Lois. The whole thing is treated like he's taking steroids, with what happened to Lois especially being all but compared to 'roid rage-induced domestic abuse. Hell, they explain away the incident to then-uninformed Lois as Olly doing drugs.

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** And similar A more humorous version occurs when a baby Changeling is discovered. Odo convinces Sisko to this, there was pull some strings to put him in charge of its development, but when he hits a brick wall, the time Olly developed a serum that would heal any injury, no matter how life threatening, making him a better hero (as Olly's a BadassNormal in a world where anyone can gain temporary or permanent abilities by finding radioactive GreenRocks), but at the cost of making him aggressive and violent, causing scientist who first experimented on him, as Green Arrow, Dr Mora, comes to accidentally hurt Lois. The whole thing is treated the station to help out. Their interactions come across like he's taking steroids, with what happened a mother and daughter arguing about how to Lois especially being all but compared to 'roid rage-induced domestic abuse. Hell, they explain away raise the incident to then-uninformed Lois as Olly doing drugs.grandchild.
3rd May '17 7:03:34 AM Fireblood
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'''Ross:''' Because it's '''weird'''!\\

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'''Ross:''' --->'''Ross:''' Because it's '''weird'''!\\'''weird'''!\\



* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'':
** The Republic of Gilead strongly resembles Islamist Afghanistan and Iran in a number of features. Most notably in the status of women, but even the method of hanging by crane, plus the bodies being publicly displayed, echoes Iranian practice. There is also the strong resemblance to Puritan forms of dress with the Handmaids, as Atwood was inspired by the theocracy they established. It takes place in Cambridge, MA, with the bodies hanging from the Harvard Wall and a Catholic church at Harvard Square being demolished, appropriately for where the Puritans once ruled (even Harvard University was started by them).
** Atwood has said in numerous interviews that everything in Gilead she took from something a real human society did, and so far the series' additions have been consistent with that. (For example, what happens to [[spoiler: Ofglen]] at the end of episode 3 [[spoiler: is basically [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutilation female genital mutilation (FGM)]], which is still distressingly common in African countries as a way of keeping girls "pure"]].)



* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Republic of Gilead strongly resembles Islamist Afghanistan and Iran in a number of features. Most notably in the status of woman, but even the method of hanging by crane, plus the bodies being publicly displayed, echoes Iranian practice. There is also the strong resemblance to Puritan forms of dress with the Handmaids, as Atwood was inspired by the theocracy they established. It takes place in Cambridge, MA, with bodies hanging from the Harvard Wall and a Catholic church at Harvard Square being demolished, appropriately for where the Puritans once ruled (even Harvard University was started by them).
28th Apr '17 12:35:13 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Republic of Gilead strongly resembles Islamist Afghanistan and Iran in a number of features. Most notably in the status of woman, but even the method of hanging by crane, plus the bodies being publicly displayed, echoes Iranian practice. There is also the strong resemblance to Puritan forms of dress with the Handmaids, as Atwood was inspired by the theocracy they established. It takes place in Cambridge, MA, with bodies hanging from the Harvard Wall and a Catholic church at Harvard Square being demolished, appropriately for where the Puritans once ruled (even Harvard University was started by them).
17th Apr '17 6:22:10 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/ChicagoJustice'': "Comma" has a character clearly based on Amanda Knox, who here has been acquitted of murdering a fellow student in Spain, not Italy, and returned home afterward. When another student is murdered during a game at her university she and some other students were playing, everyone initially assumes she's responsible too. It turns out that she's entirely innocent, however. Spain wants her extradited for another trial (allowable under Spanish laws when they have some new evidence), much like Knox and her boyfriend faces multiple appeals and retrials before at last being set free for good.
26th Mar '17 7:01:34 PM Golondrina
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