History GenreSavvy / LiveActionTV

9th Feb '16 1:26:16 PM Andrew
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Abed is GenreSavvy beyond all reason. The other characters typically ignore him when he points out various tropes and it won't be too surprising when a WMG goes up saying that Abed knows he's fictional. It's even better than that. There's a WMG that he's a troper. ** In one episode, Abed is so {{genre savvy}} he has the ability to predict the future. ** In the episode 'Horror Fiction in Seven Deadly Steps,' Abed is bored by a cliche horror story and then revises the story to make the characters more genre savvy. His and Britta's characters in the story hear a noise outside and discuss what to do:
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Abed is GenreSavvy beyond all reason. The other characters typically ignore him when he points out various tropes and it won't be too surprising when a WMG goes up saying that Abed reason (he knows he's fictional. It's even better than that. There's in a WMG 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 he's a troper. ** In doesn't necessarily lead to him being able to create great drama. At one episode, Abed is so {{genre savvy}} point he has the ability to predict the future. ** In the episode 'Horror Fiction in Seven Deadly Steps,' Abed is bored by revises a cliche horror story to get rid of all the cliches (see right below), but in doing so robs of it any drama or tension. He can find all the plotholes and then revises he can recognize all the story parts to make the characters more genre savvy. His and Britta's characters in the story hear a noise outside and discuss what to do:story, but that's different from being a truly good writer.

** This example is also a {{Deconstruction}}, since Abed's GenreSavvy means that he's more fixated on sealing up potential plot holes, providing lengthy explanations and backstories for why the characters are doing what they're doing and engaging in lengthy meandering scenarios which, while more 'real', detract from the narrative rather than just telling the story. This works only to irritate everyone he's telling the story to and almost entirely rob his story of any drama, tension or action whatsoever. The point being made is clearly that just because someone's GenreSavvy doesn't mean they know how to tell a good story and that just because a story's GenreSavvy doesn't mean it's a good story.
31st Jan '16 11:00:53 PM Anddrix
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* In the ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' episode "The Descent Into Hell Is Easy", Simon invokes this when the group want to leave him outside before storming an enemy lair.
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* In the ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' episode "The Descent Into Hell Is Isn't Easy", Simon invokes this when the group want to leave him outside before storming an enemy lair.
21st Jan '16 12:05:24 AM Anddrix
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* In the ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' episode "The Descent Into Hell Is Easy", Simon invokes this when the group want to leave him outside before storming an enemy lair. -->'''Simon''': I've seen every horror movie ever made and the funny best friend who gets left behind...Dead man. -->'''Jace''': You're not that funny.
1st Jan '16 4:24:33 PM Andrew
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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.
30th Dec '15 4:48:28 PM Wyldchyld
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Awesome episode indeed, but not this trope.
** Of course the magic really happens when Garak and Sisko finally team up [[spoiler: to bring the Romulans into the war with the Dominion. They set up an elaborate scheme to create false holographic evidence that the Dominion will invade Romulus. The evidence is of course discovered by a Romulan senator to be fake, and Garak knowing beforehand that this was a risk that was too big to take in a CrapsackWorld where things rarely turn out well, already arranged in advance to have the senator blown up with the remnants of the evidence salvaged by the empire and assumed to be genuine.]]. Best. Episode. Ever. ** No one in Trek is more Genre Savvy than Weyoun, one of the most impressive diplomats to ever grace television. (Of course, it helps that his race is genetically engineered specifically for it.) One of him (he's a series of clones) correctly predicts that any serious [[LaResistance resistance or uprising]] against Dominion control if/when they conquer the Alpha Quadrant would come from Earth. As such, he plans to wipe out the whole planet as soon as the war is won.
11th Nov '15 2:32:59 PM HighCrate
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That sounds like Taught By Experience.
** The entire student body quickly figures out that the Killer is targeting Kappa House. This leads to a large-scale event when the students proclaim 'We're not Kappa'.
11th Nov '15 2:17:26 PM res20stupid
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** Wes is a fan of horror movies, so he ends up trying to teach his Film Studies class horror tropes as a subtle way of helping them survive. ** The entire student body quickly figures out that the Killer is targeting Kappa House. This leads to a large-scale event when the students proclaim 'We're not Kappa'.
11th Nov '15 2:07:25 PM res20stupid
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** [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] by Grace - she grew up watching slasher films with her father so she knows the typical twists and turns, but she turns out to be ''too'' genre savvy because she keeps trying to connect [[spoiler: the Bathtub Baby]] to the murders [[spoiler: thereby making herself a suspect.]] She also briefly distrusts [[LoveInterest Pete]] because [[spoiler: he's the school's mascot so owns a Red Devil costume]].
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** [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] by Grace - she grew up watching slasher films with her father so she knows the typical twists and turns, but she turns out to be ''too'' genre savvy because she keeps trying to connect [[spoiler: the Bathtub Baby]] to the murders [[spoiler: thereby making herself a suspect.]] She also briefly distrusts [[LoveInterest Pete]] because [[spoiler: he's the school's mascot so owns a Red Devil costume]].costume, the disguise used by the killer]].

** Zayday is smart enough to carry weapons, even when the campus police confiscate her taser and [[spoiler: [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] her grandmother sent her.
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** Zayday is smart enough to carry weapons, even when the campus police confiscate her taser and [[spoiler: [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] her grandmother sent her.

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** Zayday [[JerkJock Chad]] is a moron to the extent that [[DeanBitterman Dean Munsch]] can't understand how he managed to get into college, but he makes a number of good points. *** Warns Chanel that [[spoiler: Ms Bean's body being moved doesn't mean that she's still alive - someone else may have moved it.]] *** Is entirely correct that [[spoiler: Boone's]] death can't be a suicide and that he was killed by the Red Devil. [[spoiler: Partially true...]] *** After [[spoiler: finding the Red Devil's victims decorating the haunted house in Episode 4]] he keeps quiet about his necrophilia since that alone would add him to the suspect pool. ** Pete is on the same level of GenreSavvy as Grace, with one key difference - he's smart enough to carry weapons, even when ''avoid'' the campus police confiscate her taser and [[spoiler: [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] her grandmother sent her.same trappings she falls into.
11th Nov '15 1:58:43 PM res20stupid
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* Since it's a HorrorComedy, most of the cast of ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' are quite understanding of the tropes of both the SlasherFilm and High School Drama. ** Chanel #1 is the [[AlphaBitch Queen Bitch of Kappa House]] for a ''reason'' so she anticipates [[spoiler: Zayday running for the sorority presidency and uses it to make herself a lesser target to the Red Devil.]] She's also not fooled by [[spoiler: Hester's kiss-up act as she first appears.]] ** [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] by Grace - she grew up watching slasher films with her father so she knows the typical twists and turns, but she turns out to be ''too'' genre savvy because she keeps trying to connect [[spoiler: the Bathtub Baby]] to the murders [[spoiler: thereby making herself a suspect.]] She also briefly distrusts [[LoveInterest Pete]] because [[spoiler: he's the school's mascot so owns a Red Devil costume]]. *** She is smart enough to try and convince Zayday that they'll be safer if they quit Kappa though. ** Zayday is smart enough to carry weapons, even when the campus police confiscate her taser and [[spoiler: [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] her grandmother sent her. ** [[CloudCookooLander Jennifer]] is completely obsessive about candles, blogging and eating about them. She also has the entire political situation within Kappa House down to a peg and warns Grace and Zayday that their efforts to get information about the murders using a game of Truth or Dare are doomed to failure since the killer would lie. [[spoiler: It also leads to a character's death after things get heated.]] ** Denise outright berates the Kappa girls for going back to where the killer was last spotted when he tried to murder Chanel #1 in Episode 2 and holds the biggest objection to Zayday's plan for a Haunted House around Halloween since it would be the best place for the killer to strike, creating more victims. She's also able to deduce that [[spoiler: Chanel #2 is dead and the killer was FakingTheDead using her Instagram account.]]
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