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13th Dec '17 9:39:42 AM Cameron178
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** In fact, the entire plotline in the pilot is viewed in a darker light, thanks to the #MeToo movement.
6th Dec '17 1:05:25 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Series/That70sShow'':
** A big deal is made of Bob and Midge renewing their vows, which is particularly sweet after they'd fought and argued for so long. And then Midge abruptly leaves him and Donna just two seasons later.
** When Hyde took the fall for Jackie buying pot, some of the gang makes cracks about Hyde becoming someone's "girlfriend" in jail. Danny Masterson was fired from ''Series/TheRanch'' after allegations that he committed rape arose.
4th Dec '17 1:09:12 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult'', the main villain is a cult leader who is a mix between TheJoker, and UsefulNotes/CharlesManson. A couple of hours after the season finale ended, the real Charles Manson died of natural causes at the age of 83.

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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult'', the main villain is a cult leader who is a mix between TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker and UsefulNotes/CharlesManson. A couple of hours after the season finale ended, the real Charles Manson died of natural causes at the age of 83.
* The LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek ''Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy'' portrays the title character as a careless, sociopathic party girl who killed somebody in a sex game gone wrong, with her conviction for murder presented as justice delivered. In real life, not only was the real Amanda Knox acquitted four years later, the prosecution that first convicted her was utterly excoriated for the glaring errors it made, most notably the fact that the lead detective believed the murder to be part of a Satanic ritual without any evidence.
20th Nov '17 4:31:33 AM Daylight
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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult'', the main villain is a cult leader who is a mix between TheJoker, and UsefulNotes/CharlesManson. A couple of hours after the season finale ended, the real Charles Manson died of natural causes at the age of 83.
10th Nov '17 9:04:07 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/GossipGirl'' had Chuck Bass try to rape both Serena and Jenny in the pilot episode. Over a decade later, actor Ed Westwick is accused of rape by three women.
8th Nov '17 1:33:47 PM Premonition45
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*** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E15YesterdaysEnterprise}} Yesterday's Enterprise]]", the [[BadFuture alternate timeline]] ''Enterprise''-D [[YouShallNotPass tries to hold off a Klingon attack]], and experiences a coolant leak which starts a warp core breach. In ''Film/StarTrekGeneration'', the actual ''Enterprise''-D get destroyed the same way. Thankfully, the actual ''Enterprise'' had a little more time to escape (5 minutes versus "Yesterday's Enterprise"'s 2 minutes).

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*** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E15YesterdaysEnterprise}} Yesterday's Enterprise]]", the [[BadFuture alternate timeline]] ''Enterprise''-D [[YouShallNotPass tries to hold off a Klingon attack]], and experiences a coolant leak which starts a warp core breach. In ''Film/StarTrekGeneration'', ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', the actual ''Enterprise''-D get destroyed the same way. Thankfully, the actual ''Enterprise'' had a little more time to escape (5 minutes versus "Yesterday's Enterprise"'s 2 minutes).
8th Nov '17 1:33:19 PM Premonition45
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*** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E15YesterdaysEnterprise}} Yesterday's Enterprise]]", the [[BadFuture alternate timeline]] ''Enterprise''-D [[YouShallNotPass tries to hold off a Klingon attack]], and experiences a coolant leak which starts a warp core breach. In ''Film/StarTrekGeneration'', the actual ''Enterprise''-D get destroyed the same way. Thankfully, the actual ''Enterprise'' had a little more time to escape (5 minutes versus "Yesterday's Enterprise"'s 2 minutes).
6th Nov '17 12:43:18 PM RoseAndHeather
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* In the ''Series/{{Babylon 5}}'' episode "And the Sky Full of Stars", Sinclair is tortured and driven mad during an interrogation attempt. At the end of the season, he ends up leaving the station. In 2013, series creator Creator/JMichaelStraczynski revealed that actor Michael O'Hare, left the series because he was suffering from severe mental illness. It's hard to watch "Sky Full of Stars" without thinking that it probably contributed to his illness.

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* In the ''Series/{{Babylon 5}}'' episode "And the Sky Full of Stars", Sinclair is tortured and driven mad during an interrogation attempt.attempt, including seeing and hearing things that aren't real. At the end of the season, he ends up leaving the station. In 2013, series creator Creator/JMichaelStraczynski revealed that Sinclair's actor Michael O'Hare, left the series because he was suffering from severe mental illness. illness (namely schizophrenia). It's hard to watch "Sky Full of Stars" without thinking that it probably contributed to his illness.illness, and in any case had to have been ''harrowing'' to film.
5th Nov '17 6:07:33 AM ClintEastwood
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** The only episode that Creator/ChrisFarley hosted, which aired less than two months before he died of a drug overdose (it was the 23rd season[[note]]1997-1998[[/note]] and the musical guest for that episode was The Mighty Mighty Bosstones). Watching it again, it's hard not to notice how pale, clammy, and out of breath he is, not to mention his voice sounding really hoarse (which actually had more to do with him blowing it out during rehearsal, and not from drug abuse as initially speculated). In fact, Creator/ChrisRock was brought in as a back-up host in case anything happened to Farley (also Creator/ChevyChase, even though Chase had been banned from ever hosting ''SNL'' again due to his JerkAss attitude).

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** The only episode that Creator/ChrisFarley hosted, which aired less than two months before he died of a drug overdose (it was the 23rd season[[note]]1997-1998[[/note]] and the musical guest for that episode was The Mighty Mighty Bosstones). Watching it again, it's hard not to notice how pale, clammy, and out of breath he is, not to mention his voice sounding really hoarse (which actually had more to do with him blowing it out during rehearsal, and not from drug abuse as initially speculated). In fact, Creator/ChrisRock was brought in as a back-up host in case anything happened to Farley (also Creator/ChevyChase, even though Chase had been banned from ever hosting ''SNL'' again due to his JerkAss {{Jerkass}} attitude).



** An in-universe example, the ending of the episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E7LieToMe}} Lie To Me]]". Depressing and sad when aired, but the characters hadn't suffered great tragedy or major deaths yet. By the time the show is over that ending is second only to "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody}} The Body]] " in tear factor.

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** An in-universe example, the ending of the episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E7LieToMe}} Lie To Me]]". Depressing and sad when aired, but the characters hadn't suffered great tragedy or major deaths yet. By the time the show is over that ending is second only to "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E16TheBody}} The Body]] " Body]]" in tear factor.



* There were a lot of moments on the TV show ''Series/{{Titus}}'' in which Titus's dad doubted that his son and Erin would be together forever, which Titus tried to prove wrong time and again. In reality, Christoper Titus and his wife Erin Carden (the inspiration for the character's girlfriend) divorced three years after the show was canceled (and, in the comedy special ''Love Is Evol'', Titus revealed that Erin [renamed "Kate" for legal reasons] tried to ruin his life to the point that Titus wanted to kill himself and denounce his faith in God -- until he found love with a woman who wasn't a psycho-bitch and had a normal, loving family, something that Titus initially found odd as he's never been around mentally stable women or loving, functional families).

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* There were a lot of moments on the TV show ''Series/{{Titus}}'' in which Titus's dad doubted that his son and Erin would be together forever, which Titus tried to prove wrong time and again. In reality, Christoper Titus Creator/ChristoperTitus and his wife Erin Carden (the inspiration for the character's girlfriend) divorced three years after the show was canceled (and, in the comedy special ''Love Is Evol'', Titus revealed that Erin [renamed "Kate" for legal reasons] tried to ruin his life to the point that Titus wanted to kill himself and denounce his faith in God -- until he found love with a woman who wasn't a psycho-bitch and had a normal, loving family, something that Titus initially found odd as he's never been around mentally stable women or loving, functional families).



*** The episodes involving Romulus have gained a little bit of a bittersweet overtone since their airing. " [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E10TheDefector}} The Defector]]" had a disgraced and banished Romulan Admiral who'd defected to stop an all-out Romulan/Federation war [[spoiler:(actually part of a ploy by Romulus to ''start'' said war, albeit the Admiral didn't know that)]], leaving behind a suicide note to be delivered to his child; the ending played up the hopes that, one day, relations would eventually be good enough between the two sides that the Federation could deliver it personally. The two-parter "Unification" ends on a hopeful note that the young of Romulus will eventually replace their warmongering elders and embrace their relationship with Vulcan on far more friendly terms. [[spoiler:Neither will happen; the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]]

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*** The episodes involving Romulus have gained a little bit of a bittersweet overtone since their airing. " [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E10TheDefector}} "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E10TheDefector}} The Defector]]" had a disgraced and banished Romulan Admiral who'd defected to stop an all-out Romulan/Federation war [[spoiler:(actually part of a ploy by Romulus to ''start'' said war, albeit the Admiral didn't know that)]], leaving behind a suicide note to be delivered to his child; the ending played up the hopes that, one day, relations would eventually be good enough between the two sides that the Federation could deliver it personally. The two-parter "Unification" ends on a hopeful note that the young of Romulus will eventually replace their warmongering elders and embrace their relationship with Vulcan on far more friendly terms. [[spoiler:Neither will happen; the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]]



*** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E26S5E1Redemption}} Redemption]]: Part II", when the Enterprise crew first encounters [[IdenticalGrandson Sela]], the HalfHumanHybrid daughter of [[TimeyWimeyBall the alternate timeline Tasha Yar]] from "Yesterday's Enterprise", Dr. Crusher initially believes she was Tasha's clone created to try to undermine Starfleet. In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', Picard learns the Romulans had created a clone of ''him'' meant to KillAndReplace him, hoping to undermine Starfleet.
*** In "Symbiosis", Merritt Buttrick plays a man suffering from a worldwide plague. Less than a year later, he died of AIDS. What makes things even harsher is the (probably unintentional) RealitySubtext, as the entire reason why Buttrick took the role was because he needed money for his AIDS medication.

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*** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E26S5E1Redemption}} Redemption]]: Part II", when the Enterprise crew first encounters [[IdenticalGrandson Sela]], the HalfHumanHybrid daughter of [[TimeyWimeyBall the alternate timeline Tasha Yar]] from "Yesterday's Enterprise", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E15YesterdaysEnterprise}} Yesterday's Enterprise]]", Dr. Crusher initially believes she was Tasha's clone created to try to undermine Starfleet. In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', Picard learns the Romulans had created a clone of ''him'' meant to KillAndReplace him, hoping to undermine Starfleet.
*** In "Symbiosis", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E21Symbiosis}} Symbiosis]]", Merritt Buttrick plays a man suffering from a worldwide plague. Less than a year later, he died of AIDS. What makes things even harsher is the (probably unintentional) RealitySubtext, as the entire reason why Buttrick took the role was because he needed money for his AIDS medication.
3rd Nov '17 6:35:40 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' got hit with a few whoppers. [[TheSmartGuy Kengo Utahoshi]] was nicknamed "The King of the Infirmary" because of his mysteriously poor constitution; his actor Ryuki Takahashi announced his retirement due to health reasons. [[TheChick Yuuki Jojima]] was an oddball outer space {{Otaku}} who, in one infamous two-parter, started praying to "rocket gods" in order to pass a test; her actress Fumika Shimizu joined a cult operated by a man who claims to channel the spirits of religious leaders like Jesus, Allah, and the Buddha. What makes matters worse is the fact that both of these events happened in 2017, five years after the show ended; the post-series crossover ''[[Film/KamenRiderXKamenRiderWizardAndFourzeMovieWarUltimatum Movie War Ultimatum]]'' was set in that same timeframe and showed both Kengo and Yuuki were doing just fine.
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