History InformedAbility / LiveActionTV

5th Sep '17 4:06:19 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** This is a recurring problem with ''Glee'', in that every single performance is so polished that the audience needs to be told things like when a performance is "bad" and who has the best singing voice. For example, the club's flawless performance in "Sectionals" is stated by a judge to be "good" but "not that rehearsed".

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** This is a recurring problem with ''Glee'', in that every single performance is so polished that the audience needs to be told things like when a performance is "bad" and who has the best singing voice. For example, the club's flawless performance in "Sectionals" is stated by a judge to be "good" but "not that rehearsed". [[TruthInTelevision However]], judging criteria for music competitions tends to be ''extremely'' esoteric and focused on minutiae that are not readily apparent to a television audience.
5th Sep '17 4:02:26 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': In Seasons 1-10, Tom Servo's hovering ability is only inferred from his design, since he can't actually fly above the height of the desk used to conceal the puppeteers. Starting with Season 11, Servo can fly, but only in the theater.
26th Aug '17 12:19:21 AM scootermark
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*** Taken UpToEleven with another member of Guinan's race, Dr. Soran, in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. Soran mentions that he's from a race of listeners, and [[BreakThemByTalking all he does is talk]].
16th Aug '17 10:59:54 AM MBG
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* ''Series/HighlanderTheSeries'': When one immortal beheads another, the winner gains the loser's power. An immortal's chances of winning a fight depend on how many heads each combatant has taken and how much power the owners of those heads had. At least, this is what they ''say'' happens. From what is seen in the fight scenes, none of them is any better at fighting than an ordinary human. They don't go around lifting cars over their heads, and they can't fly or, really, do much of anything superhuman other than come back to life if they die from anything except beheading.

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* ''Series/HighlanderTheSeries'': When one immortal beheads another, the winner gains the loser's power. An immortal's chances of winning a fight depend on how many heads each combatant has taken and how much power the owners of those heads had. At least, this is what they ''say'' happens. From what is seen in the fight scenes, none of them is any better at fighting than an ordinary human. They don't go around lifting cars over their heads, and they can't fly or, really, do much of anything superhuman other than come back to life if they die from anything except beheading. It's not a case of PowerLevels, either; there are plenty of fights in the franchise where the protagonist beats a person who either killed a lot more people or really logically should have (most famously, Connor versus the Kurgan).
10th Jun '17 9:38:02 AM TheTeaMustFlow
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** Okona from the episode "The Outrageous Okona". Obviously meant to be a Han Solo-pastiche (particularly because he is ''dressed exactly like Han Solo''), the smirking Okona comes across as an overgrown fratboy with a sense of privilege that would stagger a liberal. Riker and Wesley both gush over him, and he got a fair bit of tail on the Enterprise.

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** Okona from the episode "The Outrageous Okona". Obviously meant to be a Han Solo-pastiche (particularly because he is ''dressed exactly like Han Solo''), the smirking Okona comes across as an overgrown fratboy with a sense of privilege that would stagger a liberal.UsefulNotes/CharlesI. Riker and Wesley both gush over him, and he got a fair bit of tail on the Enterprise.
7th May '17 3:48:37 PM dbdude01
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': All the ADA's who came after Alex Cabot had to endure a bit of time in the ReplacementScrappy box because of how popular she was with fans, but Kim Greylek's contribution to the show was nothing but InformedAbility, to the point that she ''introduced herself'' as "The Crusader" and although the audience never saw it, she was also a highly aggressive and competent lawyer from big important D.C. and taking cases in little ol' Manhattan to further her political aspirations (that it said she has). Fans of the show didn't tolerate her very well, and she didn't even last a whole season. This is especially notable when compared to her predecessor, Casey Novak, who, as Cabot's successor, landed into ReplacementScrappy territory just long enough to haul herself out of it by kicking legal ass in magnificent fashion. Which makes Greylek's InformedAbility all the more perplexing; the writers clearly didn't have any problems with writing Novak as a great lawyer, so what happened with Greylek?

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': All the ADA's who came after Alex Cabot had to endure a bit of time in the ReplacementScrappy box because of how popular she was with fans, but Kim Greylek's contribution to the show was nothing but InformedAbility, to the point that she ''introduced herself'' as "The Crusader" and although the audience never saw it, she was also a highly aggressive and competent lawyer from big important D.C. and taking cases in little ol' Manhattan to further her political aspirations (that it said she has). Fans of the show didn't tolerate her very well, and she didn't even last a whole season. This is especially notable when compared to her predecessor, Casey Novak, who, as Cabot's successor, landed into ReplacementScrappy territory just long enough to haul herself out of it by kicking legal ass in magnificent fashion. Which makes Greylek's InformedAbility all the more perplexing; the writers clearly didn't have any problems with writing Novak as a great lawyer, so what happened with Greylek?Greylek? Also Captain Cragen frequently refers to Benson and Stabler as his best detectives, but they can't go two episodes without one of them doing something illegal, unconstitutional, against police procedure, or just plain stupid. What are his worst detectives like?
21st Mar '17 10:38:28 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has Timothy McGee who is supposedly an experienced Eagle Scout, yet in one episode he blunders into a thicket of poison ivy because he inexplicably has no idea what it looks like.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has Timothy McGee Mc Gee who is supposedly an experienced Eagle Scout, yet in one episode he blunders into a thicket of poison ivy because he inexplicably has no idea what it looks like.
21st Mar '17 10:38:08 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has Timothy McGee who is supposedly an experienced Eagle Scout, yet in one episode he blunders into a thicket of poison ivy because he inexplicably has no idea what it looks like.
21st Mar '17 10:27:29 AM the.Mtn.Man
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** Okona from the episode "The Outrageous Okona". Obviously meant to be a Han Solo-pastiche (particularly because he is ''dressed exactly like Han Solo''), the smirking Okona comes across as an overgrown fratboy with a sense of privilege that would stagger a Trump. Riker and Wesley both gush over him, and he got a fair bit of tail on the Enterprise.

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** Okona from the episode "The Outrageous Okona". Obviously meant to be a Han Solo-pastiche (particularly because he is ''dressed exactly like Han Solo''), the smirking Okona comes across as an overgrown fratboy with a sense of privilege that would stagger a Trump.liberal. Riker and Wesley both gush over him, and he got a fair bit of tail on the Enterprise.
14th Mar '17 12:02:50 AM dbdude01
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** Deanna Troi had empathic abilities which Captain Picard repeatedly described as useful or even invaluable. But it always seemed that everything she "sensed" was already painfully obvious to anyone who was paying attention and never especially helpful.
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