History GenreSavvy / LiveActionTV

13th Apr '16 10:57:12 AM lexicon
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** When the villain is finally revealed, he angrily says that [[spoiler:the first person killed in the local legend was his father (he thinks it's disgusting that people are joking about this sort of thing, which is why he's killing them).]] Shawn's response is a resigned/frustrated "Of ''course'' it was!"
* 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.
** [[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, the disguise used by the killer]].
*** She is smart enough to try and convince Zayday that they'll be safer if they quit Kappa though.
** Pete is on the same level of GenreSavvy as Grace, with one key difference - he's smart enough to ''avoid'' the same trappings she falls into.

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* ''Series/ScreamQueens2015''
** When the villain is finally revealed, he angrily says that [[spoiler:the first person killed in the local legend was his father (he thinks it's disgusting that people are joking about this sort of thing, which is why he's killing them).]] Shawn's response is a resigned/frustrated "Of ''course'' it was!"
* 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.
** [[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, the disguise used by the killer]].
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killer]]. She is smart enough to try and convince Zayday that they'll be safer if they quit Kappa though.
** Pete is on the same level of GenreSavvy as Grace, with one key difference - he's smart enough to ''avoid'' the same trappings she falls into.
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** At one point Stargate Command gets a warning not to go to a planet on a handwritten note through the gate. The note is in Jack O'Neill's handwriting and covered with his blood. The actual Jack O'Neill is fine and has no memory of the note. They immediately assume it is from the future or an alternate timeline, decide to trust the advice without any further evidence, and lock the planet out of their database. This proves to be the correct move.
13th Apr '16 9:26:20 AM Jhamin
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** At one point Stargate Command gets a warning not to go to a planet on a handwritten note through the gate. The note is in Jack O'Neill's handwriting and covered with his blood. The actual Jack O'Neill is fine and has no memory of the note. They immediately assume it is from the future or an alternate timeline, decide to trust the advice without any further evidence, and lock the planet out of their database. This proves to be the correct move.
3rd Apr '16 4:25:24 PM SpocktorWho
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** When the villain is finally revealed, he angrily says that [[spoiler:the first person killed in the local legend was his father (he thinks it's disgusting that people are joking about this sort of thing, which is why he's killing them).]] Shawn's response is a resigned/frustrated "Of ''course'' it was!"
20th Mar '16 6:08:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''BoyMeetsWorld'': In "And Then There Was Shawn," while the kids are in detention, and things begin looking terrifying, we learn that Shawn is very GenreSavvy when it comes to [[{{Horror}} Horror movies]], quickly pointing out the [[AloneWithThePsycho dangers of splitting up]] and the fact that [[DeathBySex virgins never die]].

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* ''BoyMeetsWorld'': ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': In "And Then There Was Shawn," while the kids are in detention, and things begin looking terrifying, we learn that Shawn is very GenreSavvy when it comes to [[{{Horror}} Horror movies]], quickly pointing out the [[AloneWithThePsycho dangers of splitting up]] and the fact that [[DeathBySex virgins never die]].
18th Mar '16 8:31:52 PM Hossmeister
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8th Mar '16 7:54:39 AM ObsidianFire
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** The Brigadier, due to having been a friend of the Doctor for an extremely long time, has the way his adventures tend to go plotted deeply into his brain and frequently remarks on it.
-->'''Brigadier:''' You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien race that wasn't immune to bullets!
** The Fourth Doctor had his moments, but especially later in his tenure it began [[MetaGuy pushing up against the fourth wall a little more than you'd expect]], delivering bad lines of dialogue in a 'can you believe I'm saying this nonsense?' kind of way and becoming [[EvilIsHammy immediately suspicious of anyone noticeably more hammy than everyone else in the room]] even if they haven't done anything yet.
** The Tenth Doctor. To a lesser extent, Martha Jones, his companion in Series Three; at least she knows about TimeTravelTropes, including the dangers of [[ButterflyOfDoom stepping on a butterfly]] or [[TemporalParadox killing one's own grandfather]].
-->'''Ida:''' We've come this far, there's no turning back.
-->'''Doctor:''' Oh, did you have to? "No turning back"? That's almost as bad as "Nothing could possibly go wrong" or "This is gonna be the best Christmas [[Series/EastEnders Walford]]'s ever had."
** The Master is GenreSavvy enough to state that he's not going to hang around telling the hero all his plans, though not enough so to just kill the heroes rather than keeping them around to gloat. The Doctor was also able to accurately predict that the Master would ''have'' to have a ticking clock as part of his plan.
** Amy Pond often has moments of Genre Savvy:
-->'''Amy''': Were you being extra charming and clever?
-->'''Doctor''': Yeah, how did you know?
-->'''Amy''': Lucky guess.
** Rory Williams - from the way he worked out from his own research why the TARDIS is bigger on the inside, to the fact that he's perfectly aware that "We come in peace!" never stops the mooks from trying to kill you, Rory has always been fairly savvy about both science and sci-fi.
** River's knowledge of the Doctor's future makes her pretty genre savvy regarding the Doctor, when they're trapped by the Weeping Angels, she says, "No pressure, but this is usually when you have a really good idea."
** The Ninth Doctor displays this in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown Boom Town]]'', when an alien murderess he is dining with gets him to turn his back on a spurious excuse. Naturally, she uses the opportunity to spice up his drink... and when he turns back, he switches their glasses immediately.



** And in ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned]]'', [[spoiler:the ''entire population of London'' turns GenreSavvy -- after two straight years of horrible disasters and alien invasions on Christmas, they evacuate the city en masse on December 25, certain that some cruel god is going to have it in for them again. Not surprisingly, they're right.]]
** Also, in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens]]'':

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** And in ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned]]'', [[spoiler:the ''entire population of London'' turns GenreSavvy -- after two straight years of horrible disasters and alien invasions on Christmas, they evacuate the city en masse on December 25, certain that some cruel god is going to have it in for them again. Not surprisingly, they're right.]]
** Also, in
In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens]]'':



** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex]]'', Rory comes up with a somewhat dark and HarsherInHindsight example:
-->'''Rory''': Every time the Doctor gets pally with someone I have this overwhelming urge to notify their next-of-kin.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E12ClosingTime Closing Time]]'', the Doctor drops in on Craig as a social call.
-->'''The Doctor''': Just popped in to say hello.
-->'''Craig''': You don't do that. I checked the upstairs when we moved in. It's real. And next door, both sides. They're humans. Is it the fridge? Are there aliens in my fridge?
** THE DALEKS even get GenreSavvy in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks]]''. They're too scared to go find out what's gotten into the titular asylum themselves, so they go pick up the Doctor, Amy, and Rory to do it for them. When the Doctor asks why they kidnapped Amy and Rory, the Daleks reply that it is well known that the Doctor requires companions. They are, as usual, instrumental in helping him succeed.
** Rory's Genre Savviness reaches epic proportions in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan The Angels Take Manhattan]]'', in which he is able to create a paradox that will defeat the titular Angels by committing suicide...in the desperate certainty that he'll survive the attempt, because 'Don't I always?'
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]'' has another example from the Doctor. It's not enough to stop the kid from getting himself in trouble, but points for trying.
-->'''Doctor:''' Don't wander off! I mean it! Otherwise you'll wander off, and the ''next'' thing you know, somebody's gonna have to start ''rescuing'' somebody. ...sweet dreams.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'':\\\
When the TARDIS phone gets a call, Clara insists the Doctor not answer, because "a thing" always happens. He does, [[SmashCut and they wake up]] holding memory worms to their heads in a strange room with strange people.\\\
When discussing what's next in their plan the Doctor tells Saibra he doesn't know, but he assumes "a thing" will happens fairly soon. Then Psi and Clara find the next suitcase.
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven]]'': Evidently the entire Earth has become GenreSavvy as they have now protocols for an alien invasion. And this includes making one person President of Earth, Commander-in-Chief of the planet's armed forces. Of course, this happens to be The Doctor, who is clearly not amused.
22nd Feb '16 3:58:17 AM Anddrix
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* In the ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'' episode "The Descent Into Hell Isn't 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 Isn't Easy", Simon invokes this when the group want to leave him outside before storming an enemy lair.


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** And in "Moo Shu To Go", when he's told to start a fire as a distraction.
-->'''Simon''': That never works! Haven't you seen an action movie?
15th Feb '16 3:00:49 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' has a Genre Savvy parody of ''Series/{{Poirot}}''. The detective confirms his suspicions about the identity of the murderer despite having no real evidence by tricking her into doing "the evil voice" in the middle of a SummationGathering, and correctly predicts that she will [[EvilIsSexy get progressively sexier]], and then end her confession by kissing the man next to her and then shooting herself.



-->'''Poirot''': It is better zis way. Some courts, zey do not accept ze evil voice as evidence.
* ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'': One episode of ''Ultraman Tiga'' had the leader of the human military grumbling about the fact that he ''realizes'' that no matter how much artillery they throw at any given attacking monster, it's always Tiga who ends up saving the day (normally, military leaders in {{Kaiju}} shows, and ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' in particular, just ''don't'' acknowledge this kind of thing). But, by the end of the episode, he's reconciled himself to it, and is happy to have Tiga around.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': In one episode, Matt develops this when he realizes that anybody who shows up in Mystic Falls knowing anything about the supernatural is usually some sort of threat.
%%** Stefan. Seems to be one of the most aware characters.
%%** Alaric could classify as well.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Happens several times. In the first season, the survivors are generally savvy enough to avoid most zombie-related cliches - they go for headshots whenever an opportunity arises, they make sure any walker that's still moving is permanently put down for good, they use stealth whenever possible, and anyone who has been infected is immediately outed by other survivors and dealt with. In "Guts", the group of survivors that arrives to save Rick and Glenn is wearing hockey pads and helmets while they beat on the walkers with baseball bats.
* ''Series/WheelOfFortune''. The puzzle rounds during a theme week are likely to have a puzzle that is related to a cultural or holiday event which contestants and home viewers who are savvy enough will solve sooner than usual. On top of that, the Prize Puzzle round is usually themed to a vacation in some way.
** After a fan forum discovered that B, G, H, and O are strategically the best letters to pick in the BonusRound, an increasing number of contestants have chosen that combination, and have benefited more often than not.
* ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' TV series: Miss Crotchet gains this toward the end of the third season. She says in the penultimate (aired) episode that even though she has only been at the school for a year, she knows how arguments go between the teachers. Miss Hardbroom will argue for a change in the treatment of the pupils, Miss Drill will argue in favour of the pupils, she will say something and get ignored, then Miss Cackle will enter the argument and everything will revert to [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]]. However, things don't pan out like that in that episode.
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-->'''Poirot''': It is better zis way. Some courts, zey do not accept ze evil voice as evidence.
* ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'': One episode of ''Ultraman Tiga'' had the leader of the human military grumbling about the fact that he ''realizes'' that no matter how much artillery they throw at any given attacking monster, it's always Tiga who ends up saving the day (normally, military leaders in {{Kaiju}} shows, and ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' in particular, just ''don't'' acknowledge this kind of thing). But, by the end of the episode, he's reconciled himself to it, and is happy to have Tiga around.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': In one episode, Matt develops this when he realizes that anybody who shows up in Mystic Falls knowing anything about the supernatural is usually some sort of threat.
%%** Stefan. Seems to be one of the most aware characters.
%%** Alaric could classify as well.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Happens several times. In the first season, the survivors are generally savvy enough to avoid most zombie-related cliches - they go for headshots whenever an opportunity arises, they make sure any walker that's still moving is permanently put down for good, they use stealth whenever possible, and anyone who has been infected is immediately outed by other survivors and dealt with. In "Guts", the group of survivors that arrives to save Rick and Glenn is wearing hockey pads and helmets while they beat on the walkers with baseball bats.
* ''Series/WheelOfFortune''. The puzzle rounds during a theme week are likely to have a puzzle that is related to a cultural or holiday event which contestants and home viewers who are savvy enough will solve sooner than usual. On top of that, the Prize Puzzle round is usually themed to a vacation in some way.
** After a fan forum discovered that B, G, H, and O are strategically the best letters to pick in the BonusRound, an increasing number of contestants have chosen that combination, and have benefited more often than not.
* ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' TV series: Miss Crotchet gains this toward the end of the third season. She says in the penultimate (aired) episode that even though she has only been at the school for a year, she knows how arguments go between the teachers. Miss Hardbroom will argue for a change in the treatment of the pupils, Miss Drill will argue in favour of the pupils, she will say something and get ignored, then Miss Cackle will enter the argument and everything will revert to [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]]. However, things don't pan out like that in that episode.
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15th Feb '16 2:57:26 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Dr. Cox was shown to be this in "My Best Moment":
--> '''Dr. Cox:''' I mean, think about it: It's the holidays, there's a sweet little kid involved. Can't you just feel it?



** 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.]]



** Zayday is smart enough to carry weapons, even when the campus police confiscate her taser and [[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.]]
** [[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.



* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': Fails in one episode, when the group slides into a world stuck in the 19th century, and the whole thing turns into a western. Then they find out that the local town villain is an enemy of theirs and a Kromagg (humanoids evolved from different apes) to boot. Mr. K uses his species' PsychicPowers to frame Quinn and Rembrandt for murder. Quinn suggests using their knowledge of western films to set a trap for the jail guards and escape. Quinn climbs and hides above the jail cell door, and Rembrandt yells that Quinn's escaped. Unfortunately for them, Mr. K walks in and the first thing he does is look up. He laughs off their attempts and notes that Kromaggs have their own version of westerns where exact same tricks are employed.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': SubvertedTrope in one episode. (A subversion, but not WrongGenreSavvy. The character was right about what was going to happen, but still didn't realize just how dangerous it was.) A meteor crashes near two kids playing basketball. One of them goes to look in the miniature crater, but his friend warns him not to. "Hey man, don't you watch any movies?" The guy who looked in the crater gets possessed by the alien inside it and casually kills his friend. By the end of the episode, he's free of the alien's control and back to normal, but his friend is still dead. Apparently being GenreSavvy isn't enough sometimes.
* ''Series/SpaceCases'': Commander Goddard, perhaps because he's the one with the most experience and has learned the rules of sci-fi tropes, i.e. "Which one is which? This always happens with {{Evil Twin}}s!"

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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': Fails in one episode, when the group slides into a world stuck in the 19th century, and the whole thing turns into a western. Then they find out that the local town villain is an enemy of theirs and a Kromagg (humanoids evolved from different apes) to boot. Mr. K uses his species' PsychicPowers to frame Quinn and Rembrandt for murder. Quinn suggests using their knowledge of western films to set a trap for the jail guards and escape. Quinn climbs and hides above the jail cell door, and Rembrandt yells that Quinn's escaped. Unfortunately for them, Mr. K walks in and the first thing he does is look up. He laughs off their attempts and notes that Kromaggs have their own version of westerns where exact same tricks are employed.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': SubvertedTrope in one episode. (A subversion, but not WrongGenreSavvy. The character was right about what was going to happen, but still didn't realize just how dangerous it was.) A meteor crashes near two kids playing basketball. One of them goes to look in the miniature crater, but his friend warns him not to. "Hey man, don't you watch any movies?" The guy who looked in the crater gets possessed by the alien inside it and casually kills his friend. By the end of the episode, he's free of the alien's control and back to normal, but his friend is still dead. Apparently being GenreSavvy isn't enough sometimes.\n* ''Series/SpaceCases'': Commander Goddard, perhaps because he's the one with the most experience and has learned the rules of sci-fi tropes, i.e. "Which one is which? This always happens with {{Evil Twin}}s!"



* ''Series/{{Survivor}}'': Some of the players from later seasons have watched the previous seasons, and know how certain returning characters will play or what strategies will or will not be used at what stage of the competition. The ''Fans Vs. Favorites'' season would have been this, had said Genre Savvy fans not been picked off because they spent too much time fawning over the Favorites. On ''Redemption Island'', Russell was voted out second from his own tribe because they had seen his previous seasons (''Samoa'' and ''Heroes Vs. Villains'') and knew that he would try to pull the same trick of forming an all-girl alliance and dominating the game again.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Stiles is much more aware than Scott of the 'rules' governing werewolves and chides him for not recognizing wolfsbane. He also is more focused on the werewolf plot than Scott much of the time - Scott is often a little distracted.
** He also, noticing that Scott is showing signs of being a werewolf, proceeds to read what seems to be every book in the library and EVERY POSSIBLE WEB PAGE on werewolves.
*** Derek parodies this when he talks to Scott in the second episode.
-->'''Derek:''' "Do you think your little buddy, Stiles, can just look up werewolves and now you've got all the answers?"
** In the sixth episode, Stiles tries to do experiments with Scott's heart-rate by throwing Lacrosse balls at him.
** In the season finale:
-->'''Scott:''' "Don't say it was too easy. Whenever someone says it was too easy bad things happen."
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* ''Series/TheMiddleman'': The Middleman himself and his SideKick Wendy are both GenreSavvy, as is potential {{Love Interest|s}} Tyler. Wendy and the Middleman have a tendency to make plans along the lines of "You go get the villain to start [[JustBetweenYouAndMe monologuing]], while I sneak around behind him to disable his dimensional portal." This eventually backfires when the villain doesn't show the slightest intention to give his monologue, demonstrating that he, as well, is GenreSavvy.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Master Vile. Apart from anything else, he was genre savvy enough to cut his losses and decide to try his hand at conquering everything ''outside'' of the galaxy holding that InsignificantLittleBluePlanet, since, as he puts it, the good guys tend to ''win'' around here for some weird reason.
** The Rangers themselves have their genre savvy moments. One example in season 2 would be Goldar ransoming some captives for the Rangers' Power Coins. He, of course, doesn't hold up his end. However, the Rangers had been in this spot before last season, in "Return of an Old Friend". Goldar cheated them then, too. So ''this'' time, instead of giving him the actual Power Coins, they gave him [[Funny/MightyMorphinPowerRangers chocolate coins in Power Coin wrappers]].
** Goldar pulls this in [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie the movie]]. Once he sees the Power Rangers' new Megazord, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he knows they're doomed and promptly escaped]].
** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'': In "Clash of the Red Rangers", Jaden immediately realizes something's off when the fight against General Gut's Mega Monster size is apparently a SingleStrokeBattle. And sure enough, what the finisher actually did was break the join in Gut's body casing, revealing his true form.
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}'': Simon is a good example of this and it's scarily useful when it comes to the hiding of dead bodies, when it has to do with anything else no one tends to listen to him.
--> '''Nathan:''' Now, I'm not saying we have but what would happen if hypothetically speaking if it came to light that we may have killed one or two people——probation workers and such, no one important.
--> '''PR Woman/Super Manager:''' I would say that these people you may or may not have killed were evil, you were protecting society——you're not murders; you're heroes, superheroes, rich, famous superheroes. And if that doesn't work we banish the bodies and pay off the relatives.
--> '''Nathan:''' Good answer.
--> '''Curtis:''' Sign us up.
--> '''PR Woman/Super Manager:''' Good.
--> '''Simon:''' You're making a mistake.
--> '''Alisha:''' We should all stick together.
--> '''Kelly:''' Just do it with us.
---> Of course, it all goes horribly wrong.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'':
** "Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny": The cops need a kidnapper to stay on the line for [[PhoneTraceRace 45 seconds]] in order to trace the call. The kidnappers are aware of this trope and hang up, realizing that the person who answered is simply stalling in an attempt to trace the call.
** "Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion:" Monk being aware that Kyle Brooks is up to no good based on the way he behaves around Monk and Natalie and seems to be manipulating them.

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* ''Series/TheMiddleman'': The Middleman himself and his SideKick Wendy are both GenreSavvy, as is potential {{Love Interest|s}} Tyler. Wendy Their knowledge of comic book tropes is part and the Middleman have a tendency to make plans along the lines of "You go get the villain to start [[JustBetweenYouAndMe monologuing]], while I sneak around behind him to disable his dimensional portal." This eventually backfires when the villain doesn't show the slightest intention to give his monologue, demonstrating that he, as well, is GenreSavvy.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Master Vile. Apart from anything else, he was genre savvy enough to cut his losses and decide to try his hand at conquering everything ''outside''
parcel of the galaxy holding that InsignificantLittleBluePlanet, since, as he puts it, the good guys tend to ''win'' around here for some weird reason.
** The Rangers themselves have their genre savvy moments. One example in season 2 would be Goldar ransoming some captives for the Rangers' Power Coins. He, of course, doesn't hold up his end. However, the Rangers had been in this spot before last season, in "Return of an Old Friend". Goldar cheated them then, too. So ''this'' time, instead of giving him the actual Power Coins,
job they gave him [[Funny/MightyMorphinPowerRangers chocolate coins in Power Coin wrappers]].
** Goldar pulls this in [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie the movie]]. Once he sees the Power Rangers' new Megazord, [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he knows they're doomed and promptly escaped]].
** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'': In "Clash of the Red Rangers", Jaden immediately realizes something's off when the fight against General Gut's Mega Monster size is apparently a SingleStrokeBattle. And sure enough, what the finisher actually did was break the join in Gut's body casing, revealing his true form.
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}'': Simon is a good example of this and it's scarily useful when it comes to the hiding of dead bodies, when it has to do with anything else no one tends to listen to him.
--> '''Nathan:''' Now, I'm not saying we have but what would happen if hypothetically speaking if it came to light that we may have killed one or two people——probation workers and such, no one important.
--> '''PR Woman/Super Manager:''' I would say that these people you may or may not have killed were evil, you were protecting society——you're not murders; you're heroes, superheroes, rich, famous superheroes. And if that doesn't work we banish the bodies and pay off the relatives.
--> '''Nathan:''' Good answer.
--> '''Curtis:''' Sign us up.
--> '''PR Woman/Super Manager:''' Good.
--> '''Simon:''' You're making a mistake.
--> '''Alisha:''' We should all stick together.
--> '''Kelly:''' Just do it with us.
---> Of course, it all goes horribly wrong.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'':
** "Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny": The cops need a kidnapper to stay on the line for [[PhoneTraceRace 45 seconds]] in order to trace the call. The kidnappers are aware of this trope and hang up, realizing that the person who answered is simply stalling in an attempt to trace the call.
** "Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion:" Monk being aware that Kyle Brooks is up to no good based on the way he behaves around Monk and Natalie and seems to be manipulating them.
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* ''Series/OneTreeHill'': Being a resident of Tree Hill, by Season 8, Skills has become GenreSavvy about wedding days in Tree Hill & proceeds to prepare for every possibility that could go wrong, and actually already ''had'' at some point, even threatening the congregation when the priest tells everyone present to SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace.



* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': [[spoiler: Due to being the number two man in the Monroe Republic for years]], Miles Matheson knows the score better than anyone else. However, he still makes some mistakes.
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