History EnsembleDarkHorse / LiveActionTV

27th Apr '16 11:56:36 PM ChrisX
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*** Other popular seasons include ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' (mainly because of the aforementioned Gai, but also because of its compelling story and well-thought out characters like Radiguet and Grey (and how much of a S.O.B. Radiguet is)), ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' (because of Gou/Geki Violet, and the whole Franchise/SuperSentai x Wuxia concept) and series like ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'' (because of the sheer LULZ it generates).

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*** Other popular seasons include ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' (mainly because of the aforementioned Gai, but also because of its compelling story and well-thought out characters like Radiguet and Grey (and how much of a S.O.B. Radiguet is)), ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' (because of Gou/Geki Violet, and the whole Franchise/SuperSentai x Wuxia concept) and series like ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'' (because of the sheer LULZ it generates).generates, along with competent subtle humor to go with the parody season).
18th Mar '16 8:37:46 PM RoseAndHeather
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* ''Series/ChicagoFire'': Jeff Clarke from season 2 proved to be so popular with fans that he got his episode count ''doubled'', not to mention more character development than some of the original cast. Most of the credit for this can be given to his actor, Jeff Hephner, and Hephner's genuinely captivating performance. Quite a number of fans were extremely disappointed when [[spoiler:the character was written out after getting his Lieutenant's badge and transferring houses]], though [[spoiler:that ''does'' leave the door open for a return every so often]].



** Kristen Kreuk (known best for her role as Lana in ''Smallville'') makes a brief guest appearance as "Hannah" in Series 3 as a potential romantic interest for the main character, altering the dynamic of his will-they/won't-they relationship with Sarah Walker [[spoiler:They do.]]. Her characterization ended up as being a much more likable, well-rounded, and interesting person than Sarah [[spoiler:but Chuck still dumps Hannah]]. It wasn't that she was more well rounded than Sarah, who was a well rounded character in her own right. It's more that she was cute and funny and had some chemistry with Chuck. However seeing as the majority of the shows fans are Sarah/Chuck fans, and the series up until that point had built up the relationship between them, the switch would not have gone down well.

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** Kristen Kristin Kreuk (known best for her role as Lana in ''Smallville'') makes a brief guest appearance as "Hannah" in Series 3 as a potential romantic interest for the main character, altering the dynamic of his will-they/won't-they relationship with Sarah Walker [[spoiler:They do.]]. Her characterization ended up as being a much more likable, well-rounded, and interesting person than Sarah [[spoiler:but Chuck still dumps Hannah]]. It wasn't that she was more well rounded than Sarah, who was a well rounded character in her own right. It's more that she was cute and funny and had some chemistry with Chuck. However seeing as the majority of the shows fans are Sarah/Chuck fans, and the series up until that point had built up the relationship between them, the switch would not have gone down well.
12th Mar '16 7:37:09 PM EfficaciousQuetzal
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Felicity Smoak, Roy Harper, and [[spoiler:Slade Wilson]] all got bumped up to regular cast member status because the fans took to them so quickly.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Felicity Smoak, Roy Harper, Smoak was originally meant to be a one episode guest appearance, until the executives and [[spoiler:Slade Wilson]] all got writers noticed the instant chemistry between Emily Bett Rickard's and Stephen Amell. The actresses performance alone bumped her up from a 2 scene only character to regular cast member status because a staple and primary love interest for the fans took to them so quickly.series protagonist.
27th Feb '16 8:47:18 PM dasuberkaiser
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*** Preceding all of them would be Banba Soukichi/Big One from Series/JAKQDengekitai. Originally appearing as a [[SixthRanger latecomer]], he eventually usurps the leadership from the resident Red Ranger (Spade Ace). It wasn't enough to save the series from cancellation, but Big One has already left his mark there, greatly helped because he's played by Hiroshi Miyauchi. And years later... if there's anyone representing JAKQ in anniversary series, it's ''always'' Big One. He's basically the precursor of [[Franchise/PowerRangers Tommy Oliver]].

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*** ** Preceding all of them would be Banba Soukichi/Big One from Series/JAKQDengekitai. Originally appearing as a [[SixthRanger latecomer]], he eventually usurps the leadership from the resident Red Ranger (Spade Ace). It wasn't enough to save the series from cancellation, but Big One has already left his mark there, greatly helped because he's played by Hiroshi Miyauchi. And years later... if there's anyone representing JAKQ in anniversary series, it's ''always'' Big One. He's basically the precursor of [[Franchise/PowerRangers Tommy Oliver]].
19th Feb '16 7:45:32 AM rafi
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Has Barney Stinson, who might very well be the reason for the show's success. His character even got two spin-off books, and is the feature of many commercials. To people not familiar with the show, Barney is often believed to be the main character.
** Ranjit, Sandy Rivers, Marshall's dad and Ted's love interest Victoria also count

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Has ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Nora for being the most decent girl
Barney Stinson, has met, seeing through his tricks, and being British.
** Brad is unsurprising in hindsight, considering how Joe Manganiello's career subsequently took off.
** Although Quinn is disliked by Barney/Robin and Barney/Nora shippers, she does have her own fans
who might very well be like her for her feistiness and the reason fact that she can match Barney when it comes to being cunning and manipulative.
** Stan from "The Three Days Rule" is also somewhat popular, probably due to his sexy voice, recitation of Pablo Neruda, and being played by [[Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson a pretty popular voice actor]]. One wonders how his date with Robin went...
** Daphne, the SassyBlackWoman Marshall ends up hitching a ride with to get to the wedding in the ninth season.
** Linus, the bartender giving Lily the [[INeedAFreakingDrink Kennedy Package]] who has his own meme.
** Cristin Milioti as the Mother. While reaction to Season 9 from fans and critics alike [[BrokenBase were mixed]], the praise
for Milioti was pretty close to universal. Even people who accused the character of being a MarySue usually thought her acting was spot on. This is helped by "How Your Mother Met Me", an episode that the creators used [[DayInTheLimelight to tie the mother into the show's success. His character even got two spin-off books, and is mythology]], basically explaining what she had been doing over the feature of many commercials. To show's 8 years.
** Despite the finale having [[BrokenBase mixed reactions]], most
people not familiar with liked the show, Barney is often believed old lady Ted sat next to be at the main character.
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train station [[ShipperOnDeck who got excited about Ted meeting The Mother.]]
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Ranjit, Sandy Rivers, Marshall's dad Wendy and Ted's love interest Victoria also countRandy.
18th Feb '16 11:51:41 AM GreenLady
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'':
** GOB is clearly meant to be the least likable of the Bluth siblings and receives the least individual focus for the first three seasons, but his status as TheUnfavorite snagged him a lot of fan sympathy early on - something that the creators seem a little more aware of, as of Season 4. (Being played by Creator/WillArnett probably helps, too.) GOB's puppet Franklin also counts, possibly because he so unapologetically CrossesTheLineTwice every time he appears, and the writers can't seem to resist bringing him back.
** Tobias was originally meant to be a supporting character, but the hilarious performance by Creator/DavidCross got him PromotedToOpeningTitles before the show even started. He's still absent for a few episodes early on in Season 1, but becomes a full-fledged lead very quickly and is probably one of the most, if not ''the'' most, memorable character on the show.
22nd Jan '16 6:07:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'': BRIGADIER BLASTER SUMP, DAMN YOU! (It's helped by the fact he's played by StephenFry).

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* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'': BRIGADIER BLASTER SUMP, DAMN YOU! (It's helped by the fact he's played by StephenFry).Creator/StephenFry).
30th Dec '15 12:20:52 AM Anddrix
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* ''Series/LoisAndClark'': Back in the 90s, this show had a problem. Like many Superman shows, the hero suffered from a lack of competent foes. His biggest enemy, SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, was written out of the show after actor John Shea opted not to return for the second season. What to do? Along came Tempus, time-traveling bad guy and one-shot villain. Played by obscure soap actor Lane Davies, Tempus' endlessly-quotable jibes and penchant for LeaningOnTheFourthWall proved so popular that he ended up returning each subsequent year.

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* ''Series/LoisAndClark'': Back in the 90s, this show had a problem. Like many Superman shows, the hero suffered from a lack of competent foes. His biggest enemy, SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, ComicBook/LexLuthor, was written out of the show after actor John Shea opted not to return for the second season. What to do? Along came Tempus, time-traveling bad guy and one-shot villain. Played by obscure soap actor Lane Davies, Tempus' endlessly-quotable jibes and penchant for LeaningOnTheFourthWall proved so popular that he ended up returning each subsequent year.
8th Dec '15 12:17:11 PM DeisTheAlcano
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** Seven of Nine. Which is impressive, since at first [[{{Stripperiffic}} glance]], she looks like MsFanservice incarnate -- but lucky for her character, Jeri Ryan can ''[[HiddenDepths act]]''.

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** Seven of Nine. Which is impressive, since at first [[{{Stripperiffic}} glance]], she looks like MsFanservice incarnate -- but lucky for her character, Jeri Ryan can ''[[HiddenDepths ''[[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct act]]''.
3rd Dec '15 4:56:43 PM LentilSandEater
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** Almost every season of Power Rangers has one, usually the SixthRanger but there are exceptions. First it was Tommy, but once Tommy became the White Ranger and promoted to team leader he still remained popular with the audience.
*** When it ''isn't'' a Sixth Ranger, there's a slight chance that it will be a Green Ranger, given their tendencies to be TheSmartGuy, the comic relief character, or a mix of both.
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