History EarlyInstallmentWeirdness / LiveActionTV

7th Feb '17 3:32:51 PM WildeOscar
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** Speaking of strange headgear, Dr. Crusher wore what looked like a red bathing cap with a clear plastic eyepatch while operating in one very early episode.
7th Feb '17 3:16:22 PM WildeOscar
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* In the pilot of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', cases are posted on TheBigBoard ''Homicide''-style, Brass is a shouting hard-ass with scant respect for the [=CSI=]s' work, the [=ME=] is a woman named Jenna instead of Doc Robbins, and Grissom flirts personably with co-workers and plays practical jokes. The rest of the season has its own departures: the soundtrack is vastly different, the lighting is not tinged with the familiar blue hue, Sara faces some initial resentment within the group, Catherine had a sister who didn't exist after the first episode, and the team's methods were more practical and relied less on technological tricks. There's also a heavier emphasis on story arcs at the outset; the first handful of CSI episodes started with a PreviouslyOn, something that now feels jarring for what the audience expects from an episodic ForensicDrama these days.

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* In the pilot of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', cases are posted on TheBigBoard ''Homicide''-style, Brass is a shouting hard-ass with scant respect for the [=CSI=]s' work, the [=ME=] is a woman named Jenna instead of Doc Robbins, and Grissom flirts personably with co-workers and plays practical jokes. The rest of the season has its own departures: the soundtrack is vastly different, the lighting is not tinged with the familiar blue hue, Sara faces some initial resentment within the group, Catherine had a sister who didn't exist after the first episode, episodes, and the team's methods were more practical and relied less on technological tricks. There's also a heavier emphasis on story arcs at the outset; the first handful of CSI episodes started with a PreviouslyOn, something that now feels jarring for what the audience expects from an episodic ForensicDrama these days.



* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' changed quite a bit from the time it was shopped to studios in 1968 (under the title "Justice For All") to the time it debuted on Creator/{{CBS}} in 1971. When the show was officially picked up to series, several things changed between the official pilot and the rest of the episodes. While O'Connor and Rob Reiner had their roles nailed down, Jean Stapleton used a very low, non-shrill voice for Edith, Sally Struthers' Gloria was much more sexually provocative (wearing hot pants and miniskirts as a sign that she was a sexually liberated woman -- [[FairForItsDay at least for her time]]) and the entirety of the early episodes focused on a single argument between Archie and Mike (with no B-plots). The series also debuted with a "Presented For Mature Audiences" disclaimer (which was jettisoned after a few episodes because there was no audience complaints).

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* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' changed quite a bit from the time it was shopped to studios in 1968 (under the title "Justice For All") to the time it debuted on Creator/{{CBS}} in 1971. When the show was officially picked up to series, several things changed between the official pilot and the rest of the episodes. While O'Connor and Rob Reiner had their roles nailed down, Jean Stapleton used a very low, non-shrill voice for Edith, in addition to being much more sarcastic with Archie, Sally Struthers' Gloria was much more sexually provocative (wearing hot pants and miniskirts as a sign that she was a sexually liberated woman -- [[FairForItsDay at least for her time]]) and the entirety of the early episodes focused on a single argument between Archie and Mike (with no B-plots). The series also debuted with a "Presented For Mature Audiences" disclaimer (which was jettisoned after a few episodes because there was no audience complaints).
7th Feb '17 3:13:24 PM WildeOscar
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* In the pilot of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', cases are posted on TheBigBoard ''Homicide''-style, Brass is a shouting hard-ass with scant respect for the [=CSI=]s' work, the [=ME=] is a woman named Jenna instead of Doc Robbins, and Grissom flirts personably with co-workers and plays practical jokes. The rest of the season has its own departures: the soundtrack is vastly different, the lighting is not tinged with the familiar blue hue, Sara faces some initial resentment within the group, and the team's methods were more practical and relied less on technological tricks. There's also a heavier emphasis on story arcs at the outset; the first handful of CSI episodes started with a PreviouslyOn, something that now feels jarring for what the audience expects from an episodic ForensicDrama these days.

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* In the pilot of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', cases are posted on TheBigBoard ''Homicide''-style, Brass is a shouting hard-ass with scant respect for the [=CSI=]s' work, the [=ME=] is a woman named Jenna instead of Doc Robbins, and Grissom flirts personably with co-workers and plays practical jokes. The rest of the season has its own departures: the soundtrack is vastly different, the lighting is not tinged with the familiar blue hue, Sara faces some initial resentment within the group, Catherine had a sister who didn't exist after the first episode, and the team's methods were more practical and relied less on technological tricks. There's also a heavier emphasis on story arcs at the outset; the first handful of CSI episodes started with a PreviouslyOn, something that now feels jarring for what the audience expects from an episodic ForensicDrama these days.
5th Feb '17 6:02:04 PM TheRealYuma
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** The early episodes have Hal and Lois being very comfortable with nudity (with Hal being shaved during breakfast [[HandOrObjectUnderwear with only a newspaper covering him]] and Lois answering the front door topless and Lois's nonchalant attitude about her breasts). Later on, however, they forbid nudity the way most parents would.

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** The early episodes have Hal and Lois being very comfortable with nudity (with Hal being shaved during breakfast [[HandOrObjectUnderwear with only a newspaper covering him]] and Lois answering the front door topless and Lois's nonchalant attitude about her breasts). Later on, however, they forbid nudity the way most parents would. Though Dewey once said that Lois walks around the house naked all the time.



** The family goes from decidedly middle class to very poor, laughing at the idea of savings and coming close to losing their house more than once.

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** The family goes from decidedly middle class to very poor, laughing at the idea of savings and coming close to losing their house more than once. Justified as Lois and Hal have made some bad financial decisions.
3rd Feb '17 11:13:58 PM sotnosen95
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** The third episode depicted Danny as a bit of a slob who was reluctant to clean up his house, preferring to hire a maid to do so. This is the same Danny Tanner who, a few seasons later, is known for [[NeatFreak cleaning his cleaning supplies]]. The same episode also had appearances from the mothers of all three of the men--Danny and Jesse's moms would get [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] later on (looking nothing like the original actresses),v while Joey's mother never appeared again at all.

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** The third episode depicted Danny as a bit of a slob who was reluctant to clean up his house, preferring to hire a maid to do so. This is the same Danny Tanner who, a few seasons later, is known for [[NeatFreak cleaning his cleaning supplies]]. The same episode also had appearances from the mothers of all three of the men--Danny and Jesse's moms would get [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] later on (looking nothing like the original actresses),v actresses), while Joey's mother never appeared again at all.
3rd Feb '17 5:22:25 PM ApeAccount
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** The third episode depicted Danny as a bit of a slob who was reluctant to clean up his house, preferring to hire a maid to do so. This is the same Danny Tanner who, a few seasons later, is known for [[NeatFreak cleaning his cleaning supplies]]. The same episode also had appearances from the mothers of all three of the men--Danny and Jesse's moms would get [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] later on (looking nothing like the original actresses), while Joey's mother never appeared again at all.

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** The third episode depicted Danny as a bit of a slob who was reluctant to clean up his house, preferring to hire a maid to do so. This is the same Danny Tanner who, a few seasons later, is known for [[NeatFreak cleaning his cleaning supplies]]. The same episode also had appearances from the mothers of all three of the men--Danny and Jesse's moms would get [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] later on (looking nothing like the original actresses), actresses),v while Joey's mother never appeared again at all.


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** An interesting variant of this is with the characters' sexual orientations. Willow's coming out was written quite well and it doesn't come across as contradicting her earlier character necessarily, though NoBisexuals seems to be in effect and previously she had been shown having a crush on Xander, going out with Oz and even making out with Xander when she was going out with Oz (of course it is TruthInTelevision that some gay people have heterosexual relationships before coming out). However, the writers did admit that they decided they wanted to make a character gay and it wasn't set in stone, with Xander apparently under consideration. Given his early characterisation constantly hitting on/staring at girls (especially Buffy) and his (hidden) SlapSlapKiss relationship with Cordelia, this could have been very jarring.
27th Jan '17 9:40:37 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** In the first two seasons, the Small Council meets in a large, spacious hall known as the Small Council Chambers. From season three onwards, it shifts to the Tower of the Hand. This is acknowledged in-show the first time it happens, and is implied to be Hand of the King Tywin Lannister's personal preference - nevertheless, it remains there after Tywin's death. Given no such move takes place in the books, this appears to be merelt the show's justification of a set change.

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** In the first two seasons, the Small Council meets in a large, spacious hall known as the Small Council Chambers. From season three onwards, it shifts to the Tower of the Hand. This is acknowledged in-show the first time it happens, and is implied to be Hand of the King Tywin Lannister's personal preference - nevertheless, it remains there after Tywin's death. Given no such move takes place in the books, this appears to be merelt merely the show's justification of a set change.
16th Jan '17 11:07:06 AM MrItty
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** Amy was much more robotic in her first appearances on the show, but loosened up as time went on.

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** Amy was started off as a female version of Sheldon, even so far as to having no sexual desire beyond having a mechanically-produced orgasm for scientific research. Later seasons show her as incredibly outgoing and wanting nothing so much more robotic in as her first appearances on the show, but loosened up as time went on.physical relationship with Sheldon to advance.
14th Jan '17 1:03:58 AM jjeffrey01
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** Various King's Landing locations, such as the city gate, the Hand's quarters, and Littlefinger's brothel, look very different in Season 1 to subsequent seasons, due to set changes - the most prominent being that King's Landing scenes were shot in Malta in the first season, but from Season 2 onwards have been shot in Dubrovnik.
** The very first episode included large parts of tape from the unbroadcast pilot shot over a year before main Season 1 production. Several of the younger actors, most notably Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), aged noticeably during that time; Tyrion's hair is dirty-blonde rather than the typical Lannister golden-blonde of later episodes, several scenes are rather unnaturally cut together to disguise actor changes, and seemingly pointless scenes (such as Robb, Jon and Theon shaving) are added in to explain continuity problems. Hodor also has a beard which was dropped in later episodes because it made him look like a "Classics professor."
** In the first two seasons, the Small Council meets in a large, spacious hall known as the Small Council Chambers. From Season 3 onwards, it shifts to the Tower of the Hand. This is acknowledged in-show the first time it happens, and is implied to be Hand of the King Tywin Lannister's personal preference - nevertheless, it remains there after Tywin's death. Given no such move takes place in the books, this appears to be merelt the show's justification of a set change.

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** Various King's Landing locations, such as the city gate, the Hand's quarters, and Littlefinger's brothel, look very different in Season 1 season one compared to subsequent later seasons, due to set changes - changes, the most prominent being that King's Landing scenes were shot in Malta in the first season, but from Season 2 season two onwards have been they were shot in Dubrovnik.
** The very first episode included large parts of tape includes scenes from the unbroadcast pilot shot over a year before the main Season 1 season one production. Several of the younger actors, most notably Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), aged noticeably during that time; time. Tyrion's hair is dirty-blonde rather than the typical Lannister golden-blonde of much lighter and straighter, in later episodes, several episodes his hair is darker and more tousled. Several scenes are rather unnaturally cut together to disguise actor changes, and seemingly pointless scenes (such scenes, such as Robb, Jon and Theon shaving) are being shaved, were added in to explain continuity problems. Hodor also has a beard which was dropped in later episodes because it made him look like a "Classics professor."
** In the first two seasons, the Small Council meets in a large, spacious hall known as the Small Council Chambers. From Season 3 season three onwards, it shifts to the Tower of the Hand. This is acknowledged in-show the first time it happens, and is implied to be Hand of the King Tywin Lannister's personal preference - nevertheless, it remains there after Tywin's death. Given no such move takes place in the books, this appears to be merelt the show's justification of a set change.



** The "Sexposition" (a character rambling about backstory or his motivation while a scantily or nude clad female [or occasionally male]] is seen, usually in a brothel) were much more common in Season one than the later seasons. This has two reasons: First, characters seem to have less time to go to brothels (what with many of them being too down on their luck to do so) and second, much of the backstory is already covered and many motivations are either clear or more interesting if left unclear. Also, the writers have taken a hint from some fans [[DistractedByTheSexy complaining that you can't follow the details of the plot]] with all the {{Fanservice}}.
** The White Walkers also underwent a slight redesign for Season 2.

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** The "Sexposition" (a "sexposition", a character rambling about backstory or his motivation while a scantily or nude clad female [or (or occasionally male]] male) is seen, usually in a brothel) brothel, were much more common in Season season one than the later seasons. This has two reasons: First, characters seem to have less time to go to brothels (what with many of them being too down on their luck to do so) and second, much of the backstory is already covered and many motivations are either clear or more interesting if left unclear. Also, the writers have taken a hint from some fans [[DistractedByTheSexy complaining that you can't follow the details of the plot]] with all the {{Fanservice}}.
** The White Walkers also underwent a slight redesign for Season 2.season two.
** The first few episodes have a much different visual look than the rest of the series, the compositions looked staged for multiple cameras, the lighting looked like characters were followed around by spotlights, and the various locations generally had the same look. Alan Taylor, an accomplished film director who helmed the last two episodes of the season, is generally credited with refining the show's visual style. By the second season the shots became more cinematic, the cinematography moved to more natural Rembrandt lighting, and different locations had dramatically different color palettes, e.g. scenes in the North have a strong blue filter.
13th Jan '17 1:01:34 PM gb00393
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** The White Walkers also underwent a slight redesign for Season 2.
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