History GenreSavvy / LiveActionTV

23rd Apr '18 12:04:08 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Abed is Genre Savvy beyond all reason (he knows he's in a sitcom) and something of a deconstruction of the concept. He has an exhaustive knowledge of media and its tropes, but as he acknowledges a couple of times in the series, that doesn't necessarily lead to him being able to create great drama. At one point he revises a horror story to get rid of all the cliches, but in doing so robs of it any drama or tension. He can find all the plotholes and he can recognize all the parts to a story, but that's different from being a truly good writer.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Abed is Genre Savvy beyond teased at having MediumAwareness of being in a sitcom, but this is explained in-story as him being autisic and needing to relate all reason (he knows social interactions to something he's familiar with. However, because he actually ''is'' in a sitcom) sitcom, almost all of his predictions and something of a deconstruction of the concept. He has an exhaustive knowledge of media and its tropes, but as he acknowledges a couple of times in the series, that doesn't necessarily lead to him being able to create great drama. At one point he revises a horror story to get rid of all the cliches, but in doing so robs of it any drama or tension. He can find all the plotholes and he can recognize all the parts to a story, but that's different insights gleaned from being a truly good writer.television turn out to be true.
14th Apr '18 5:54:20 AM HighCrate
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* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).

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* %%* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).
14th Apr '18 12:02:42 AM tiiger
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* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).



* In the famous ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," Claude Akins' character recognizes the neighborhood is in a Crucible-esque story. He tells his friends and neighbors that if they keep going the way they're going, they'll end up accusing each other of being aliens in a paranoid fit. The Twilight Zone being The Twilight Zone, no one listens.
* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).

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* In the famous ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," Claude Akins' character recognizes the neighborhood is in a Crucible-esque story. He tells his friends and neighbors that if they keep going the way they're going, they'll end up accusing each other of being aliens in a paranoid fit. The Twilight Zone being The Twilight Zone, no one listens.
* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).
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12th Apr '18 8:57:30 PM tiiger
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* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow, young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).

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* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow, ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).
12th Apr '18 8:56:54 PM tiiger
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* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsofTomorrow, young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).

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* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsofTomorrow, ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow, young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).
12th Apr '18 8:56:22 PM tiiger
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* In the famous ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," Claude Akins' character recognizes the neighborhood is in a Crucible-esque story. He tells his friends and neighbors that if they keep going the way they're going, they'll end up accusing each other of being aliens in a paranoid fit. The Twilight Zone being The Twilight Zone, no one listens.

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* In the famous ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," Claude Akins' character recognizes the neighborhood is in a Crucible-esque story. He tells his friends and neighbors that if they keep going the way they're going, they'll end up accusing each other of being aliens in a paranoid fit. The Twilight Zone being The Twilight Zone, no one listens.listens.
* In an episode of ''Series/LegendsofTomorrow, young Martin Stein unexpectedly notices a parallel between the situation at hand and ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (he saw it, but didn't like it).
24th Mar '18 10:25:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': When trapped in a room with a pregnant woman, Sheppard informs her that she's probably going to go into labor because that's what always happens in movies. Fortunately, it's subverted, which is good since she was only in her second trimester.

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** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
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When trapped in a room with a pregnant woman, Sheppard informs her that she's probably going to go into labor because that's what always happens in movies. Fortunately, it's subverted, which is good since she was only in her second trimester.
1st Feb '18 12:17:25 PM Eddy1215
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* Parodied in Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger with Nobuo Akagi: For how aware he is of all the rules of the Tv show he's in and Franchise/SuperSentai in general, you would think he would have figured out he was in a Tv show [[spoiler: It's because of this he does eventually figure it out.]]

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* Parodied in Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' with Nobuo Akagi: For how aware he is of all the rules of the Tv show he's in and Franchise/SuperSentai in general, you would think he would have figured out he was in a Tv show [[spoiler: It's because of this he does eventually figure it out.]]
1st Feb '18 12:16:56 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'':
1st Feb '18 9:50:30 AM Occidensill
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* ''Series/TheAvengers'': In one episode, one character points out that although it seems that they are all trapped in a thriller, the eyes in a painting aren't moving.
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': Sam Ander's admission to Starbuck that his resistance team really just lifts tactics out of movies. Which, apparently, Cylons have no real interest in reviewing.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'':



* ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'': On the 11/07/16 show, Creator/DonCheadle answered that he wouldn't want to take a ride on Elon Musk's just announced Interplanetary Transport System and be the first black guy on Mars, [[BlackDudeDiesFirst "because then I'd be the first to go."]]

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* ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'': On the 11/07/16 show, Creator/DonCheadle answered that he wouldn't want to take a ride on Elon Musk's just announced Interplanetary Transport System and be the first black guy on Mars, [[BlackDudeDiesFirst "because then I'd be the first to go."]]"]] On the other hand, he was the sole survivor of an expedition to the planet in Film/MissionToMars.
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