History GenreSavvy / LiveActionTV

12th Mar '17 1:44:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Moonlighting}}'': The whole reason for Maddy and David not to continue their relationship was because they knew they were in a TV show that depended on the UnresolvedSexualTension of the two leads.

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* ''{{Moonlighting}}'': ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'': The whole reason for Maddy and David not to continue their relationship was because they knew they were in a TV show that depended on the UnresolvedSexualTension of the two leads.
7th Nov '16 9:08:54 PM StarSword
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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 latest money pit and be the first black guy on Mars, [[BlackDudeDiesFirst "because then I'd be the first to go."]]
24th Oct '16 11:14:51 PM HighCrate
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** Sisko isn't the only one either; Dax (or at least ''Jadzia'') occasionally has flashes of this, but usually only enough to [[DeadpanSnarker get a good line in]]. Garak on the other hand seems to know he's trapped in a fictional world, usually using his savvy to poke fun at Dr. Bashir's chronic GenreBlindness. Which is even funnier because Bashir's main hobby for much of the later seasons is playing holographic recreations of not-quite-Bond novels, about which ''he'' is extremely Genre Savvy and Garak knows ''nothing''... there's extra bonus irony from Garak being an ''actual'' former intelligence officer who sardonically observes that all of Bashir's crazy antics in saving the day according to the rules of the fictional spy plot they're enacting is much rosier than the real thing which is exactly why Bashir can solve the programme and Garak can't (Garak thinks like a "real" intelligence agent, Bashir thinks like a "fictional" (re: romanticised) one. At least Garak appreciates the fancy tuxedos that he and Bashir get to wear as part of the game. (Garak also being a tailor and all.)
-->'''Garak:''' "I'm beginning to think I joined the wrong intelligence agency!"
** The Female Changeling shows in this dialogue from "What You Leave Behind" that she isn't inclined to pointlessly prolong the lives of her prisoners, thus giving them more chances to escape, by bringing them in for a final confrontation.
-->'''Broca:''' Shall I have them brought here?
-->'''Female Changeling:''' What for? (to Weyoun) Have them executed immediately.

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** Sisko isn't the only one either; Dax (or at least ''Jadzia'') occasionally has flashes of this, but usually only enough to [[DeadpanSnarker get a good line in]]. Garak Bashir enjoys acting out spy thrillers on the other hand seems to know he's trapped in a fictional world, usually using his savvy to poke fun at Dr. Bashir's chronic GenreBlindness. Which is even funnier because Bashir's main hobby for much of the later seasons is playing holographic recreations of not-quite-Bond novels, about which ''he'' is extremely Genre Savvy and Garak holosuite, where he knows ''nothing''... there's extra bonus irony from Garak being an the genre tropes inside and out and ''actual'' former intelligence officer who sardonically observes that all of Bashir's crazy antics in saving the day according to the rules of the fictional spy plot they're enacting is much rosier than the real thing Garak knows ''nothing'', which is exactly why Bashir can solve the programme program and Garak can't (Garak thinks like a "real" intelligence agent, Bashir thinks like a "fictional" (re: romanticised) one. At least Garak appreciates the fancy tuxedos that he and Bashir get to wear as part of the game. (Garak also being a tailor and all.)
-->'''Garak:''' "I'm beginning to think I joined the wrong intelligence agency!"
** The Female Changeling shows in this dialogue from "What You Leave Behind" that she isn't inclined to pointlessly prolong the lives of her prisoners, thus giving them more chances to escape, by bringing them in for a final confrontation.
-->'''Broca:''' Shall I have them brought here?
-->'''Female Changeling:''' What for? (to Weyoun) Have them executed immediately.
can't.
24th Oct '16 8:24:17 PM NimmerStill
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** The Female Changeling shows in this dialogue from "What You Leave Behind" that she isn't inclined to pointlessly prolong the lives of her prisoners, thus giving them more chances to escape, by bringing them in for a final confrontation.
-->'''Broca:''' Shall I have them brought here?
-->'''Female Changeling:''' What for? (to Weyoun) Have them executed immediately.
4th Oct '16 5:08:45 PM res20stupid
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** Grace 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.

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** Grace 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]] Baby to the murders [[spoiler: thereby making which is a correct course of action but she accidentally makes 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]].killer. [[spoiler: She was right, but Pete wasn't the BigBad]]. She is smart enough to try and convince Zayday that they'll be safer if they quit Kappa though.
26th Sep '16 9:22:05 AM HighCrate
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** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned]], after two disastrous Christmas's in a row, the ''entire city of London'', wises up and evacuates before the disaster even happens.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code]]'', [[ShakespeareInFiction William Shakespeare]] is also pretty savvy, [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples rather unsurprisingly]]. [[spoiler: He even figures out on his own that the Doctor is a time traveller.]]
26th Sep '16 8:42:52 AM Jgamer
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** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned]], after two disastrous Christmas's in a row, the ''entire city of London'', wises up and evacuates before the disaster even happens.
15th May '16 6:58:51 PM WillBGood
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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.
-->'''Poirot''': It is better zis way. Some courts, zey do not accept ze evil voice as evidence.

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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.
-->'''Poirot''': It is better zis way. Some courts, zey do not accept ze evil voice as evidence.
listens.
15th May '16 6:57:38 PM WillBGood
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* ''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]].

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* ''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 Genre Savvy when it comes to [[{{Horror}} Horror movies]], quickly pointing out the [[AloneWithThePsycho dangers of splitting up]] and the fact that [[DeathBySex virgins never die]].



** Hiro Nakamura. "You're telling us your plan? What kind of overconfident nemesis are you?" Though not GenreSavvy enough to just listen to the plan. Given that he's read lots of superhero comics...

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** Hiro Nakamura. "You're telling us your plan? What kind of overconfident nemesis are you?" Though not GenreSavvy Genre Savvy enough to just listen to the plan. Given that he's read lots of superhero comics...



* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Some (but not all) of the characters are GenreSavvy. Boone suspects he is a RedShirt. Hurley and Charlie often question the wisdom of traipsing into a monster-inhabited jungle.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Some (but not all) of the characters are GenreSavvy.Genre Savvy. Boone suspects he is a RedShirt. Hurley and Charlie often question the wisdom of traipsing into a monster-inhabited jungle.



* ''Series/TheMiddleman'': The Middleman himself and his SideKick Wendy are both GenreSavvy, as is potential {{Love Interest|s}} Tyler. Their knowledge of comic book tropes is part and parcel of the job they do.

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* ''Series/TheMiddleman'': The Middleman himself and his SideKick Wendy are both GenreSavvy, Genre Savvy, as is potential {{Love Interest|s}} Tyler. Their knowledge of comic book tropes is part and parcel of the job they do.



** Being in a town full of amnesiac storybook characters, and armed with a book of fairy tales allows Henry to augment his already considerable GuileHero skills. Between this and the LivingLieDetector ability he inherited from his mother, his GenreSavvy borders on superhuman.

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** Being in a town full of amnesiac storybook characters, and armed with a book of fairy tales allows Henry to augment his already considerable GuileHero skills. Between this and the LivingLieDetector ability he inherited from his mother, his GenreSavvy Genre Savvy borders on superhuman.



* ''Series/OrphanBlack'': Streetwise con-artist clone Sarah Manning has a GenreSavvy moment when she first meets corporate "ProClone" Rachel Duncan and quips "Is this the part when 20 more of you robot bitches walk in for effect?"

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* ''Series/OrphanBlack'': Streetwise con-artist clone Sarah Manning has a GenreSavvy Genre Savvy moment when she first meets corporate "ProClone" "[=ProClone=]" Rachel Duncan and quips "Is this the part when 20 more of you robot bitches walk in for effect?"



** Sisko isn't the only one either; Dax (or at least ''Jadzia'') occasionally has flashes of this, but usually only enough to [[DeadpanSnarker get a good line in]]. Garak on the other hand seems to know he's trapped in a fictional world, usually using his savvy to poke fun at Dr. Bashir's chronic GenreBlindness. Which is even funnier because Bashir's main hobby for much of the later seasons is playing holographic recreations of not-quite-Bond novels, about which ''he'' is extremely GenreSavvy and Garak knows ''nothing''... there's extra bonus irony from Garak being an ''actual'' former intelligence officer who sardonically observes that all of Bashir's crazy antics in saving the day according to the rules of the fictional spy plot they're enacting is much rosier than the real thing which is exactly why Bashir can solve the programme and Garak can't (Garak thinks like a "real" intelligence agent, Bashir thinks like a "fictional" (re: romanticised) one. At least Garak appreciates the fancy tuxedos that he and Bashir get to wear as part of the game. (Garak also being a tailor and all.)

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** Sisko isn't the only one either; Dax (or at least ''Jadzia'') occasionally has flashes of this, but usually only enough to [[DeadpanSnarker get a good line in]]. Garak on the other hand seems to know he's trapped in a fictional world, usually using his savvy to poke fun at Dr. Bashir's chronic GenreBlindness. Which is even funnier because Bashir's main hobby for much of the later seasons is playing holographic recreations of not-quite-Bond novels, about which ''he'' is extremely GenreSavvy Genre Savvy and Garak knows ''nothing''... there's extra bonus irony from Garak being an ''actual'' former intelligence officer who sardonically observes that all of Bashir's crazy antics in saving the day according to the rules of the fictional spy plot they're enacting is much rosier than the real thing which is exactly why Bashir can solve the programme and Garak can't (Garak thinks like a "real" intelligence agent, Bashir thinks like a "fictional" (re: romanticised) one. At least Garak appreciates the fancy tuxedos that he and Bashir get to wear as part of the game. (Garak also being a tailor and all.)



** The episode "Elementary, My Dear Data" has its major conflict come up because of Data, in the role of Sherlock Holmes in a holodeck story, veering past GenreSavvy straight into [[spoiler:cutting straight to the ending by telling the first policeman he sees who the villain is and the crime because he already knew the story without doing any sleuthing]]; the resultant discussion over how Data could "enjoy" the exercise leads to the self-inflicted, ship-endangering mishap of the week.

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** The episode "Elementary, My Dear Data" has its major conflict come up because of Data, in the role of Sherlock Holmes in a holodeck story, veering past GenreSavvy Genre Savvy straight into [[spoiler:cutting straight to the ending by telling the first policeman he sees who the villain is and the crime because he already knew the story without doing any sleuthing]]; the resultant discussion over how Data could "enjoy" the exercise leads to the self-inflicted, ship-endangering mishap of the week.
15th May '16 6:56:05 PM WillBGood
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Abed is GenreSavvy 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 (see right below), 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 GenreSavvy 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 (see right below), 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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