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3rd Mar '14 2:37:42 PM Willbyr
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For the TV series ''Drive'', click [[{{Series/Drive}} here]].

For the webcomic ''Drive'', click [[{{Webcomic/Drive}} here]].

For the 2011 film ''Drive'', click [[{{Film/Drive}} here]].

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For the TV series ''Drive'', click [[{{Series/Drive}} [[Series/{{Drive}} here]].

For the webcomic ''Drive'', click [[{{Webcomic/Drive}} [[Webcomic/{{Drive}} here]].

For the 2011 film ''Drive'', click [[{{Film/Drive}} here]].[[Film/{{Drive}} here]].

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17th Sep '11 9:13:51 AM thebudman2008
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For the webcomic ''Drive'', click [[{{Webcomic/Drive}} here]].

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For the webcomic ''Drive'', click [[{{Webcomic/Drive}} here]].

For the 2011 film ''Drive'', click [[{{Film/Drive}}
here]].
25th Apr '11 1:19:08 AM Fearmonger
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~~DramaticHourLong, NoughtiesDramaSeries~~

A short lived show about an illegal, underground, cross-country, ''[[TheCannonballRun Cannonball Run]]''-style street race, written by TimMinear and starring NathanFillion. Everyone had a reason to be in it, with many of those reasons involving blackmail. It was supposed to mix character study and action, but it didn't last long enough to succeed at the character study, at least not to the level advertised.

This show takes ScrewedByTheNetwork to new levels, though one hopes {{FOX}} had good reason for it. {{FOX}} promoted this series heavily for a couple of months before it aired. But it aired only four episodes... in three timeslots... in two weeks...

This show's failure is a major reason that Sunday nights on {{FOX}} are reserved for animation. And perhaps ''vice versa.''

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This show provides examples of:
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: Subverted; the {{badass}}-looking people riding the black Harley are revealed to be an old couple once they take their helmets off.
* CoolCar: Subverted at first, as most of the characters are entering the race with their own cars, which include a Ford Taurus, an old landscaping truck, and even a ''minivan''. (Only the Salazars' Impala lowrider and the Lairds' Trans Am count.) Then, in episode three, Alex gets that black Dodge Challenger.
** The Pontiac Solstice that Leigh steals also counts. [[spoiler:Too bad she [[DrivingStick can't drive stick]]...]]
* CutShort
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: As a reward for being the first team to reach the checkpoint in Rome, Georgia, Alex and Corinna are given a chance to skip the next checkpoint in exchange for completing a task. That task turns out to be [[spoiler:[[BankRobbery robbing a bank]]]]. It doesn't end well.
* EpicRace
* EurekaMoment: Leigh realizes that the clue to the next checkpoint, "Surrender, America", is a reference to Appomattox Court House in Virginia, where [[AmericanCivilWar Lee surrendered to Grant]], after seeing that the highway is named for a Confederate war hero.
* GuideDangIt: Many of the clues to checkpoints require knowledge of fairly obscure trivia to figure out, which you wouldn't expect to be in the hands of ordinary people running in an underground, cross-country road race.
** "Kennedy killed in '73," accompanied by a countdown. The destination? Cape Canaveral, known as Cape Kennedy until 1973, the name change "killing" the Kennedy name. The countdown was for a shuttle launch.
** "Surrender, America." The destination? Appomattox Court House, Virginia, where Robert E. Lee surrendered to UlyssesSGrant.
** A pair of hot candies with wrappers that say "Atomic Fireball". The destination? The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in [[ClevelandRocks Cleveland]], with the clue referring to the song "Great Balls of Fire". Made especially frustrating by the fact that [[ILoveNuclearPower Three Mile Island]] would've been a much more obvious destination, given the clue.
* [=~Hey, It's That Guy!~=]: In addition to NathanFillion, this show also starred MelanieLynskey and a pre-''{{Superbad}}'' Emma Stone, and featured an appearance by Minear veteran [[{{Wonderfalls}} Katie Finneran]] as Alex's sister. AmyAcker was also slated to play Alex's wife, but she only got one appearance at the end of the last episode before the show was cancelled.
* [=~Hey, It's That Voice!~=]: Leigh would later go on to [[Left4Dead slaughter thousands of zombies]].
* IHaveYourWife: How Alex is forced into the race.
* LikeYouWereDying: John Trimble.
* LongLostSibling: The Salazars.
* LoopholeAbuse: As punishment for being the last person to cross the first checkpoint in Jupiter, Florida, Wendy is given a gun and told that Ivy, one of her competitors, could not arrive at the next checkpoint in her vehicle. Wendy is too sweet-natured to kill Ivy, so [[TakeAThirdOption her solution]] is to [[spoiler:convince Ivy to abandon her teammates Susan and Leigh, and partner with her instead. Ain't no rule saying that she had to kill her!]]
* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains Of Florida]]
* PimpedOutCar: The Salazars' 1964 Impala lowrider, which Winston brags used to be owned by the former leader of the [[GangBangers Latin Kings.]]
* RealSongThemeTune: "Can't Stop the World" by Gavin Rossdale.
* ScreamingBirth: Wendy is in the middle of one when she's introduced.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: And how! The only consolation was that the two unaired episodes they had in the can were eventually released online.
* ShoutOut: Alex's Challenger is a reference to the classic road movie ''VanishingPoint''.
* TheWarOnTerror: Rob Laird is a veteran of the Iraq War. [[spoiler:They want him back.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/drive-what-wouldve-happened-on-the-cancelled-series/ Here]] is a rough sketch of how the show would have progressed had it not been [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over]]. Some highlights:
** Some of the contestants have "sponsors" who got them into the race. Some sponsors have benevolent motives, while others have revenge or other nefarious ideas on their minds. One racer, John Trimble, sponsored himself, looking to have one last thrill before he dies. Other contestants, such as the team of Leigh, Susan and Ivy, were put in as background racers to shake things up, similar to non-player "bots" in a video game.
** John Trimble [[LikeYouWereDying wasn't actually dying]] -- in fact, it was his meds that were making him sick. After he finds out that he's going to live, he would've been [[DiabolusExMachina killed by a bus]], simply because, according to Minear, [[ForTheEvulz it would've been funny]].
** There were various ideas going around as to the identity of the truck driver who [[spoiler:killed Susan]]. The most likely idea would've had it be a former contestant who had been crippled in the race and was now seeking revenge. Other ideas would have been for it to be a faceless serial killer (a la ''{{Film/Duel}}''), or have the driver be played by ElizaDushku.
** Had there been a second season, it would've focused on a new race and new characters, with first season characters taking on new roles in the race.

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~~DramaticHourLong, NoughtiesDramaSeries~~

A short lived show about an illegal, underground, cross-country, ''[[TheCannonballRun Cannonball Run]]''-style street race, written by TimMinear and starring NathanFillion. Everyone had a reason to be in it, with many of those reasons involving blackmail. It was supposed to mix character study and action, but it didn't last long enough to succeed at
For the character study, at least not to the level advertised.

This show takes ScrewedByTheNetwork to new levels, though one hopes {{FOX}} had good reason for it. {{FOX}} promoted this
TV series heavily for a couple of months before it aired. But it aired only four episodes... in three timeslots... in two weeks...

This show's failure is a major reason that Sunday nights on {{FOX}} are reserved for animation. And perhaps ''vice versa.''

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This show provides examples of:
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: Subverted;
''Drive'', click [[{{Series/Drive}} here]].

For
the {{badass}}-looking people riding the black Harley are revealed to be an old couple once they take their helmets off.
* CoolCar: Subverted at first, as most of the characters are entering the race with their own cars, which include a Ford Taurus, an old landscaping truck, and even a ''minivan''. (Only the Salazars' Impala lowrider and the Lairds' Trans Am count.) Then, in episode three, Alex gets that black Dodge Challenger.
** The Pontiac Solstice that Leigh steals also counts. [[spoiler:Too bad she [[DrivingStick can't drive stick]]...]]
* CutShort
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: As a reward for being the first team to reach the checkpoint in Rome, Georgia, Alex and Corinna are given a chance to skip the next checkpoint in exchange for completing a task. That task turns out to be [[spoiler:[[BankRobbery robbing a bank]]]]. It doesn't end well.
* EpicRace
* EurekaMoment: Leigh realizes that the clue to the next checkpoint, "Surrender, America", is a reference to Appomattox Court House in Virginia, where [[AmericanCivilWar Lee surrendered to Grant]], after seeing that the highway is named for a Confederate war hero.
* GuideDangIt: Many of the clues to checkpoints require knowledge of fairly obscure trivia to figure out, which you wouldn't expect to be in the hands of ordinary people running in an underground, cross-country road race.
** "Kennedy killed in '73," accompanied by a countdown. The destination? Cape Canaveral, known as Cape Kennedy until 1973, the name change "killing" the Kennedy name. The countdown was for a shuttle launch.
** "Surrender, America." The destination? Appomattox Court House, Virginia, where Robert E. Lee surrendered to UlyssesSGrant.
** A pair of hot candies with wrappers that say "Atomic Fireball". The destination? The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in [[ClevelandRocks Cleveland]], with the clue referring to the song "Great Balls of Fire". Made especially frustrating by the fact that [[ILoveNuclearPower Three Mile Island]] would've been a much more obvious destination, given the clue.
* [=~Hey, It's That Guy!~=]: In addition to NathanFillion, this show also starred MelanieLynskey and a pre-''{{Superbad}}'' Emma Stone, and featured an appearance by Minear veteran [[{{Wonderfalls}} Katie Finneran]] as Alex's sister. AmyAcker was also slated to play Alex's wife, but she only got one appearance at the end of the last episode before the show was cancelled.
* [=~Hey, It's That Voice!~=]: Leigh would later go on to [[Left4Dead slaughter thousands of zombies]].
* IHaveYourWife: How Alex is forced into the race.
* LikeYouWereDying: John Trimble.
* LongLostSibling: The Salazars.
* LoopholeAbuse: As punishment for being the last person to cross the first checkpoint in Jupiter, Florida, Wendy is given a gun and told that Ivy, one of her competitors, could not arrive at the next checkpoint in her vehicle. Wendy is too sweet-natured to kill Ivy, so [[TakeAThirdOption her solution]] is to [[spoiler:convince Ivy to abandon her teammates Susan and Leigh, and partner with her instead. Ain't no rule saying that she had to kill her!]]
* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains Of Florida]]
* PimpedOutCar: The Salazars' 1964 Impala lowrider, which Winston brags used to be owned by the former leader of the [[GangBangers Latin Kings.]]
* RealSongThemeTune: "Can't Stop the World" by Gavin Rossdale.
* ScreamingBirth: Wendy is in the middle of one when she's introduced.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: And how! The only consolation was that the two unaired episodes they had in the can were eventually released online.
* ShoutOut: Alex's Challenger is a reference to the classic road movie ''VanishingPoint''.
* TheWarOnTerror: Rob Laird is a veteran of the Iraq War. [[spoiler:They want him back.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/drive-what-wouldve-happened-on-the-cancelled-series/ Here]] is a rough sketch of how the show would have progressed had it not been [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over]]. Some highlights:
** Some of the contestants have "sponsors" who got them into the race. Some sponsors have benevolent motives, while others have revenge or other nefarious ideas on their minds. One racer, John Trimble, sponsored himself, looking to have one last thrill before he dies. Other contestants, such as the team of Leigh, Susan and Ivy, were put in as background racers to shake things up, similar to non-player "bots" in a video game.
** John Trimble [[LikeYouWereDying wasn't actually dying]] -- in fact, it was his meds that were making him sick. After he finds out that he's going to live, he would've been [[DiabolusExMachina killed by a bus]], simply because, according to Minear, [[ForTheEvulz it would've been funny]].
** There were various ideas going around as to the identity of the truck driver who [[spoiler:killed Susan]]. The most likely idea would've had it be a former contestant who had been crippled in the race and was now seeking revenge. Other ideas would have been for it to be a faceless serial killer (a la ''{{Film/Duel}}''), or have the driver be played by ElizaDushku.
** Had there been a second season, it would've focused on a new race and new characters, with first season characters taking on new roles in the race.

<<|AmericanSeries|>>
webcomic ''Drive'', click [[{{Webcomic/Drive}} here]].
24th Apr '11 6:36:42 AM Fearmonger
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6th Jan '11 4:22:56 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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A short lived show about an illegal street race, written by TimMinear and starring NathanFillion. It's about an underground, cross-country, ''TheCannonballRun''-style road race. Everyone had a reason to be in it, with many of those reasons involved blackmail. It was supposed to mix character study and action, but it didn't last long enough to succeed at the character study, at least not to the level advertised.

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A short lived show about an illegal illegal, underground, cross-country, ''[[TheCannonballRun Cannonball Run]]''-style street race, written by TimMinear and starring NathanFillion. It's about an underground, cross-country, ''TheCannonballRun''-style road race. Everyone had a reason to be in it, with many of those reasons involved involving blackmail. It was supposed to mix character study and action, but it didn't last long enough to succeed at the character study, at least not to the level advertised.
6th Jan '11 3:40:48 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ShoutOut: Alex's Challenger is a reference to the classic road movie ''Vanishing Point''.

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* ShoutOut: Alex's Challenger is a reference to the classic road movie ''Vanishing Point''.''VanishingPoint''.
6th Jan '11 3:40:17 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* [=~Hey, It's That Guy!~=]: In addition to NathanFillion, this show also starred MelanieLynskey and a pre-''{{Superbad}}'' Emma Stone, and featured an appearance by Minear veteran [[{{Wonderfalls}} Katie Finneran]] as Alex's sister. [[{{Angel}} Amy Acker]] was also slated to play Alex's wife, but she only got one appearance at the end of the last episode before the show was cancelled.

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* [=~Hey, It's That Guy!~=]: In addition to NathanFillion, this show also starred MelanieLynskey and a pre-''{{Superbad}}'' Emma Stone, and featured an appearance by Minear veteran [[{{Wonderfalls}} Katie Finneran]] as Alex's sister. [[{{Angel}} Amy Acker]] AmyAcker was also slated to play Alex's wife, but she only got one appearance at the end of the last episode before the show was cancelled.
9th Sep '10 7:29:47 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** A pair of hot candies with wrappers that say "Atomic Fireball". The destination? The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in [[ClevelandRocks Cleveland]], with the clue referring to the song "Great Balls of Fire". Made especially frustrating by the fact that, at least to [[TheRedRedKroovy this troper]], [[ILoveNuclearPower Three Mile Island]] would've been a much more obvious destination, given the clue.
* HeyItsThatGuy: In addition to NathanFillion, this show also starred MelanieLynskey and a pre-''{{Superbad}}'' Emma Stone, and featured an appearance by Minear veteran [[{{Wonderfalls}} Katie Finneran]] as Alex's sister. [[{{Angel}} Amy Acker]] was also slated to play Alex's wife, but she only got one appearance at the end of the last episode before the show was cancelled.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Leigh would later go on to [[Left4Dead slaughter thousands of zombies]].

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** A pair of hot candies with wrappers that say "Atomic Fireball". The destination? The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in [[ClevelandRocks Cleveland]], with the clue referring to the song "Great Balls of Fire". Made especially frustrating by the fact that, at least to [[TheRedRedKroovy this troper]], that [[ILoveNuclearPower Three Mile Island]] would've been a much more obvious destination, given the clue.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [=~Hey, It's That Guy!~=]: In addition to NathanFillion, this show also starred MelanieLynskey and a pre-''{{Superbad}}'' Emma Stone, and featured an appearance by Minear veteran [[{{Wonderfalls}} Katie Finneran]] as Alex's sister. [[{{Angel}} Amy Acker]] was also slated to play Alex's wife, but she only got one appearance at the end of the last episode before the show was cancelled.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [=~Hey, It's That Voice!~=]: Leigh would later go on to [[Left4Dead slaughter thousands of zombies]].
9th Sep '10 7:27:59 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* AintNoRule: As punishment for being the last person to cross the first checkpoint in Jupiter, Florida, Wendy is given a gun and told that Ivy, one of her competitors, could not arrive at the next checkpoint in her vehicle. Wendy is too sweet-natured to kill Ivy, so [[TakeAThirdOption her solution]] is to [[spoiler:convince Ivy to abandon her teammates Susan and Leigh, and partner with her instead. Ain't no rule saying that she had to kill her!]]


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* LoopholeAbuse: As punishment for being the last person to cross the first checkpoint in Jupiter, Florida, Wendy is given a gun and told that Ivy, one of her competitors, could not arrive at the next checkpoint in her vehicle. Wendy is too sweet-natured to kill Ivy, so [[TakeAThirdOption her solution]] is to [[spoiler:convince Ivy to abandon her teammates Susan and Leigh, and partner with her instead. Ain't no rule saying that she had to kill her!]]
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