History InformedAbility / LiveActionTV

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.
13th Dec '16 10:39:27 AM TomSFox
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*** In a final bout of irony and humor, the original plan was for Morn to say the last line during the series finale. It was cut.
13th Nov '16 2:10:18 PM skybox
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** This becomes a plot point in later seasons--when Rachel graduates high school and gets into a prestigious college for the arts in New York City, she is clearly inferior to her classmates and is acknowledged as such in-universe. Her biggest story arc in the fourth season involves coming to terms with the fact that what qualified as "extremely talented" in Ohio translates to "amateurish" in New York.

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** *** This becomes a plot point in later seasons--when Rachel graduates high school and gets into a prestigious college for the arts in New York City, she is clearly inferior to her classmates and is acknowledged as such in-universe. Her biggest story arc in the fourth season involves coming to terms with the fact that what qualified as "extremely talented" in Ohio translates to "amateurish" in New York.
13th Nov '16 2:09:07 PM skybox
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** This becomes a plot point in later seasons--when Rachel graduates high school and gets into a prestigious college for the arts in New York City, she is clearly inferior to her classmates and is acknowledged as such in-universe. Her biggest story arc in the fourth season involves coming to terms with the fact that what qualified as "extremely talented" in Ohio translates to "amateurish" in New York.


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* ''Series/RaisingHope'' played this for laughs in an episode that centered around Jimmy's amazing singing ability. When we actually hear him sing, he's terrible, and the characters all realize that the only time they ever heard his supposed "amazing singing" was when they were drunk.
2nd Nov '16 12:03:20 PM lluewhyn
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***Probably intended to never actually be true, or otherwise Angel's secret would have been revealed sooner. She finds out that he's a vampire only seven episodes into the series and is immediately given a secretive demeanor so it's likely he was intended to be a vampire from the beginning.
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