History IdiotPlot / LiveActionTV

2nd Feb '16 5:45:50 AM rafi
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not a example
** In season 3, a group of supposedly BadAss freakjob villains escape. Their big plan? Hurt people and rob a bank.
17th Jan '16 9:44:43 AM Kereea1
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** When the First Evil, BigBad of season 7, starts appearing to people pretending to be their loved ones to break them...the gang keeps falling for it. No one thinks of using a secret handshake or anything to prove it's really them instead of the First Evil. Hell, a ''regular'' handshake would work because the visions are incorporeal. But everyone just keeps assuming it was really someone else nistead o the entity they know is out to mess with them.
7th Dec '15 1:46:36 AM Tyrathius
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': "Among Us Hide" attempts to set up ATCU Agent Banks as a RedHerring for Lash. The problem? Banks was accounted for during Lash's previous attacks. One of the characters investigating him, Hunter, was even ''in Banks' presence'' during Lash's first appearance. But the characters don't remember this, nor does the show seem to expect the viewer to, and the reveal that Banks isn't Lash is played completely straight.
23rd Nov '15 9:19:47 AM GunarmDyne
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* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' has a few notable examples: ** One season 5 episode has Theo left home alone for the weekend, so his friends convince him to throw the obligatory "parents are out of town" party. Only it escalates to the point where there are far more uninvited guests than originally planned and the house gets utterly trashed. At no point did Theo put his foot down and send people home until it was far too late. And, given how much noise they made, it's a huge stretch to think that none of the neighbors called the police. ** Vanessa and her friends use lies and deceit to sneak off to a concert in Baltimore. They don't even get halfway to their destination when their car is stolen in Delaware. Rather than call the police, they continue on to the concert where both their tickets and remaining money are stolen. To say Clair ''royally'' tears Vanessa a new one when she finally gets home is a massive understatement. It ends with Clair telling Vanessa that she will not believe anything Vanessa says at face value for a ''very'' long time.
11th Nov '15 6:09:24 PM skteosk
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace"]], the Doctor's solution to clockwork droids attacking Madame De Pompadour is to ride a horse through one of the time windows, breaking the connection to the ship in the future. He then engages in TalkingTheMonsterToDeath. However he is left trapped thousands of years from his companions and the TARDIS and it is only some flimsy writing that lets him get back. It doesn't occurred to him to find some other way to disrupt the time window (if smashing them can break them then it shouldn't be too difficult). This could be justified by him wanting to convince the droids to shut down but couldn't he have used the TARDIS to get there? Even if he doesn't want the droids to know about the TARDIS he could just materialise in another room a few minutes before the connection is broken.
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace"]], the Doctor's solution to clockwork droids attacking Madame De Pompadour is to ride a horse through one of the time windows, breaking the connection to the ship in the future. He then engages in TalkingTheMonsterToDeath. However he is left trapped thousands of years from his companions and the TARDIS and it is only some flimsy writing that lets him get back. It doesn't occurred to him to find some other way to disrupt the time window (if smashing them can break them then it shouldn't be too difficult). This could be justified by him wanting to convince the droids to shut down but couldn't he have used the TARDIS to get there? Even if he doesn't want the droids to know about the TARDIS he could just materialise in another room a few minutes before the connection is broken. DavidTennant actually pointed this out during recording and a line about not being able to use the TARDIS because they're part of events was hastily inserted, even though this is never a problem in any other story.
24th Oct '15 5:56:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Primeval}}'' too. When half the plots wouldn't happen if the main characters didn't think they had to evade their security team, and everyone is convinced the DeadpanSnarker is a villain without any evidence...
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* ''{{Primeval}}'' ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' too. When half the plots wouldn't happen if the main characters didn't think they had to evade their security team, and everyone is convinced the DeadpanSnarker is a villain without any evidence...
21st Oct '15 2:54:30 AM LahmacunKebab
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** There are many episode where either the main characters have to act like morons for the sake of "conflict" or "suspense", or the crew runs into some stubborn [[MonsterOfTheWeek Aliens Of The Week]] who behave like belligerent jerks or fanatical idiots solely so that there will be a conflict of interests. Website/SFDebris goes into much more detail regarding every idiot plot.
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** There are many episode episodes where either the main characters have to act like morons for the sake of "conflict" or "suspense", or the crew runs into some stubborn [[MonsterOfTheWeek Aliens Of The Week]] who behave like belligerent jerks or fanatical idiots solely so that there will be a conflict of interests. Website/SFDebris goes into much more detail regarding every idiot plot.
21st Oct '15 2:26:53 AM LahmacunKebab
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4th Sep '15 5:34:52 PM nombretomado
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* TheNanny: There was one episode where a trashy tabloid falsely alleges that Maxwell was cheating on his wife with Fran when his wife was still alive, even insinuating that he cheated with Fran on his and Mrs. Sheffield's honeymoon. Somehow, Max's eldest daughter Maggie--who at this point is entering college; Columbia in fact!--just instantly takes the tabloid's story as the absolute truth and refuses to give her father or Fran the benefit of the doubt. * An episode of ''SavedByTheBell'' has the boys catch Kelly's boyfriend Jeff cheating on her at a dance club. When they tell the girls, they come to the most obvious conclusion - Zack must tell Kelly. Right, the boy Kelly left for Jeff. Because of course she'll believe him. Of course this naturally sets up a big dramatic scene for Kelly to catch Jeff in the act.
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* TheNanny: ''Series/TheNanny'': There was one episode where a trashy tabloid falsely alleges that Maxwell was cheating on his wife with Fran when his wife was still alive, even insinuating that he cheated with Fran on his and Mrs. Sheffield's honeymoon. Somehow, Max's eldest daughter Maggie--who at this point is entering college; Columbia in fact!--just instantly takes the tabloid's story as the absolute truth and refuses to give her father or Fran the benefit of the doubt. * An episode of ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has the boys catch Kelly's boyfriend Jeff cheating on her at a dance club. When they tell the girls, they come to the most obvious conclusion - Zack must tell Kelly. Right, the boy Kelly left for Jeff. Because of course she'll believe him. Of course this naturally sets up a big dramatic scene for Kelly to catch Jeff in the act.
2nd Sep '15 3:25:03 PM Ciara25
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' suffers from IdiotPlot most evidently in the Dornish arc of its fifth season. Jaime and Cersei's daughter, Myrcella, is currently in Dorne, and they've been sent a threatening message about her. So, Jaime - one of the most recognizable men in the Seven Kingdoms - decides to go and rescue her and bring her back home. Much idiocy ensues, including his trying to carry out in the aforementioned escape in broad daylight ''in front of Myrcella's fiancee.'' And after all that, [[spoiler: Myrcella dies anyway because she allowed Ellaria Sand, who had already plotted her murder - ''of which Myrcella is well aware'' - to kiss her on the mouth, and naturally Ellaria was wearing poisoned lipstick.]]
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' suffers from IdiotPlot most evidently in the Dornish arc of its fifth season. Jaime and Cersei's daughter, Myrcella, is currently in Dorne, and they've been sent a threatening message about her. So, Jaime - one of the most recognizable men in the Seven Kingdoms Kingdoms, by the way - decides to go and rescue her and bring her back home. With only ''one man,'' Bronn, to help him. Much idiocy ensues, including his trying to carry out in the aforementioned escape rescue in broad daylight ''in front of Myrcella's fiancee.'' And after all that, [[spoiler: Myrcella dies anyway ''anyway'' because she allowed Ellaria Sand, who had already plotted her murder - ''of which Myrcella is well aware'' - to kiss her on the mouth, and naturally Ellaria was wearing poisoned lipstick.]]
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