History IdiotPlot / LiveActionTV

31st Mar '16 2:26:56 AM IronInfidel
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** Not to mention that she could have figured it out with simple math -- while Fran was always shaving years off her age, she still wasn't more than thirty-five at the time. Since Maggie was around nineteen at this point, Max would have married his first wife about twenty years prior (possibly earlier), which would have made Fran about ''fifteen'' when he was on his honeymoon with Sara.
30th Mar '16 9:38:47 AM Silverblade2
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** It's entirely fair to say that, as of this writing, the fact that it is [[Recap/SupernaturalS10E21DarkDynasty one of the only two episodes of the series to be lacking a recap]] could well be a protest over how stupid it is.
24th Mar '16 3:03:40 PM Wyldchyld
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** Another Angel example was when they needed to bring back Angelus to get information from him. Early in the series (an episode called "Eternity") it had been shown that Angel could be temporarily turned into Angelus by being drugged and entering a fake state of happiness. Then once the drug wore off he'd be back to normal. No one seemed to come up with the idea of using this same technique again as opposed to permanently unleashing a psychotic vampire who then had to be cured.
4th Mar '16 9:41:31 AM SorPepita
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* The 2014 ''Series/TheLottery'' (not to be confused with the unrelated short story) starts with Dr. Alison Lennon successfully creating 100 fertilized embryos for the first time in ten years. She tells the government that she isn't entirely sure how it happened and more research needs to be done. The government fires her under suspicious circumstances, which starts her on a long path of distrusting the government and finding ways to subvert them. After a whole bunch of drama (and even water torture), the government decides to hire her back ''the very next episode'' and force her to...continue the very research she was planning on doing anyway. Seriously, all the subversive things that she does in every episode that follows wouldn't have happened had the government not decided to fire her and then forcibly rehire her a few days later.

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* The 2014 ''Series/TheLottery'' (not to be confused with the unrelated short story) starts with Dr. Alison Lennon successfully creating 100 fertilized embryos for the first time in ten years. She tells the government that she isn't entirely sure how it happened and more research needs to be done. The government fires her under suspicious circumstances, which starts her on a long path of distrusting the government and finding ways to subvert them. After a whole bunch of drama (and even water torture), the government decides to hire her back ''the very next episode'' and force her to... continue the very research she was planning on doing anyway. Seriously, all the subversive things that she does in every episode that follows wouldn't have happened had the government not decided to fire her and then forcibly rehire her a few days later.
4th Mar '16 9:25:11 AM SorPepita
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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.

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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 instead of the entity they know is out to mess with them.
28th Feb '16 4:10:16 PM navaash
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** It's entirely fair to say that, as of this writing, the fact that it is [[Recap/SupernaturalS10E21DarkDynasty one of the only two episodes of the series to be lacking a recap]] could well be a protest over how stupid it is.
2nd Feb '16 5:45:50 AM rafi
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** 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.
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