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''jPod'' is a {{CBC}} series based on the 2006 DouglasCoupland novel of the same name. It focuses on a group of game designers at the fictional Neotronic Arts in {{Vancouver}}, British Columbia. More specifically, it follows the darkly humourous work/personal life of Ethan Jarlewski.

At the beginning of the series, we are introduced to the residents of jPod, a section of cubicles located in the Neotronic Arts basement, and formed when a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem Y2K]] glitch caused all employees with surnames beginning with the letter 'J' to be placed here. The inhabitants of this freaky 'pod of the corn' are:
* Ethan Jarlewski: Gore expert. A med school drop-out and sneaker enthusiast.
* John Doe (crow well mountain juniper, all in lower case, because no letter is more important than any other letter): Backgrounds. The son of a scary hippie lesbian and a turkey baster, raised in a militant lesbian commune and at the series outset, attempting to become as statistically normal as possible.
* Cowboy (Casper Jesperson): Coder. Cowboy spends most of his time smoking and attempting to make it into the top ten of the [=VanCity=] player board, until a 'tussed up dream involving his parents (who died in a murder suicide pact one Christmas) prompts an obsession with death.
* Bree (Brianna Jyang): Motion capture. A perfectionist and Puma (or Cougar in training).
* Kaitlin Joyce: Character design. The newest member of jPod, an American go-getter who once worked at Apple, and whose personal stories resemble Kate's holiday remembrances from the ''Gremlins'' movies.

Other characters:
* Steve Lefkowitz: the new head of marketing, placed in charge of jPod. His first act is to demand the insertion of a buddy character in the form of a turtle into a violent skateboarding game. It goes downhill from there…
* Carol Jarlewski: Ethan's mother, a home maker channeling her severe empty nest syndrome into a successful basement grow-op.
* Jim Jarlewski: Ethan's father, a retired businessman turned actor, desperately seeking a speaking role.
* Kam Fong: a Chinese smuggling kingpin and ballroom dancing fan.
* Greg Jarlewski: Ethan's brother, a successful real-estate salesman who spends his spare time chasing ‘Cougars’ and aiding Kam Fong in human trafficking.
* Alistair Parish: Steve’s eventual replacement, a coder whose brilliant flight simulator led to a lengthy internment in Guantanamo Bay.
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!!Tropes present in the series:
* AccidentalHero (Kevin, Kaitlin's ex who works as a clown in a fast food restaurant, saves several children from dying in a burning building. [[spoiler:He only went inside said building to rescue his cell phone and the kids grabbed him as he escaped.]]
* ActionGirl (Bree's a great shot)
* AlcoholicParent (Ethan's dad.)
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys (Subverted, [[spoiler:Bree and John Doe, Ethan and Kaitlin]].)
* AllWomenLoveShoes (Subverted, Kaitlin harasses Ethan over his shoe obsession.)
* AManIsNotAVirgin (John Doe [[spoiler:until episode 11]])
* AmbiguousDisorder: All of the Podsters( Ethan, Bree, Cowboy, John Doe, Kaitlin) have some sort of eccentricity and wigginess.
* BackStory
* BackToSchool (Kaitlin and her night school.)
* BadLiar (In the books, Ethan. He has a lying voice that podsters impersonate when he's not around.)
* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible ([[spoiler:All the podsters when questioned about Steve's disappearance]])
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil ([[spoiler:Alistair was wrongfully sent to Gitmo for several years. He was released and appeared normal until he tries to blow everyone up.]])
* BetaCouple ([[spoiler:John Doe and Bree.]])
* BettyAndVeronica ([[LampshadeHanging Explicitly lampshaped]], Sarah-Ethan-Kaitlin.)
* BigScrewedUpFamily (The Jarlewski and Jesperson family)
* BrattyHalfPint (Steve's son)
* BrilliantButLazy (All the podsters, except Kaitlin who likes working.)
* BrotherSisterIncest ([[spoiler:Cowboy and his bi-curious lesbian sister exchanged body pictures online before meeting in real life. When they meet in person, they take out their PDAs and delete any evidence of this.]])
* BumblingDad (Jim Jarlewski.)
* BurgerFool (Churley Burger.)
* ButchLesbian (In the book, John Doe's mother freedom. She was toned down in the show.)
* BuyThemOff ([[spoiler: After being caught by Cowboy for stealing his ipod, Steve offers Cowboy a hug machine.]])
* TheCameo (Douglas Coupland, author of the book, appears as a dead body in Cowboy's dream.)
* CliffHanger ([[spoiler:Kaitlin's fate]])
* CoincidentalBroadcast
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment (John Doe brings microwaveable buttered popcorn into their workplace. His punishment? Have it taped to his chest and shunned from his co-workers)
* CorruptTheCutie (Kaitlin is subtly corrupted by the podsters by the end of the show)
-->'''Kaitlin:''' After hanging with you guys for months, I like to think I learned something.
* DoesNotLikeMen (Dutchie)
* DownerEnding ([[spoiler: Steve is accidentally killed by Carol. JPod is disbanded. All of them are ikely to lose their jobs after their GoreQuest stunt (see MisfitMobilizationMoment below). Kaitlin falls into a coma because of Babette in the hugging machine. Jim and Carol still have marital problems to deal with after Carol ran away to join a lesbian commune.]])
* DrivenToSuicide ([[spoiler:Cowboy's parents]])
* DroppedABridgeOnHim ([[spoiler:Steve]])
* DrugsAreBad (Although Carol is a pot dealer, the only characters seen smoking pot are bikers and [[spoiler:Sarah]]. Later, [[spoiler:Steve becomes addicted to heroin]].)
* DuelToTheDeath (Parodied with a rock-paper-scissors competition between Alistair and Ethan.)
* EstablishingCharacterMoment (Many in the first episode. For example:
** Carol showing a biker around her grow-op.
** Cowboy introducing his love of cigarettes and sex.
** Bree bidding on a whip online and then playfully whipping John Doe with candy.
* EverybodyIsSingle
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero-Ethan
** TheLancer-Bree
** TheSmartGuy-John Doe(Though, they're all smart, He's just more of a stereotypical SmartGuy)
** TheBigGuy-Cowboy(GeniusBruiser)
** TheChick-Kaitlin
* FormerlyFat: Kaitlin Joyce, back in her high school days.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot (Inverted with Greg and Ethan walking in on their mother and freedom in a suggestive stance.)
* GroinAttack (The show Jim watches is called "Kicked in the Nuts.")
* HandsomeLech (Cowboy)
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation ("Carol time")
* TheHedonist (Cowboy and his love for smoking, getting tussed up and casual sex.)
* HeterosexualLifePartners (Kam Fong and Jim.)
* HollywoodNerd (The podsters)
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold ([[spoiler:Subverted, Sarah is lying, manipulating drug addict.]])
* HotCoffeeMinigame (The podsters place one into Board X.)
* IncompetenceInc (Neotronic Arts.)
* TheInternetIsForPorn (And Cowboy knows it.)
* IWantGrandkids
-->'''Carol:''' Finally, a chance at grandkids!
* JerkAss (Alistair Parrish)
* JustAMachine ([[spoiler:Babette]])
* KickedUpStairs They actually ENJOY being in this possition, as they can work on any pet project they can think of if they want, or sit back and waste time talking about random pop culture trivia if they want, as their group is too low profile for anyone to really CARE what they do with their work days.
* KilledOffForReal ([[spoiler:Steve and Alistair]])
* {{Leitmotif}}
* LarynxDissonance (Jim voices the female security guard in the Board X demo.)
* LethalLavaLand (Where Kaitlin's gore sequence takes place.)
* LikesOlderWomen (Greg loves his cougars and jaguars.)
* LoveableRogue (Kam Fong.)
* MamaBear (Carol.)
* MayDecemberRomance (Jim and Ellen for the first episode, then he realized she's insane.)
* MedievalEuropeanFantasy (Sprite Quest.)
* MisfitMobilizationMoment ([[spoiler: The podsters hacking their boss' meeting and play video of the gore sequences they developed for their cancelled game.]])
* MouthfulOfPi (Kaitlin does this during one of her night school classes before stopping after her classmates give her disapproving stares.)
* NoBisexuals (Somewhat averted, Cowboy and Kam Fong get lesbians "off the carpet and onto hard wood.")
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished (Ethan whenever he helps out his parents, moreso in the book.)
* NobodyOver50IsGay (Averted with the lesbian commune, most of them are older.)
* OnlySaneEmployee (Ethan. Kaitlin attempts to be this but often causes trouble.)
* OnlySaneMan (Kaitlin, when she first starts working at jPod and later [[spoiler: when she works on Baby Cloris.]])
* PacManFever (Averted, the characters are often seen playing games on the Xbox 360.)
* RomanticFalseLead (Sarah to Ethan and Kaitlin)
* ParentalAbandonment ([[spoiler: Cowboy's parents died in a murder-suicide pact.]])
* ParentalFavoritism (Bree's parents prefer her brothers, Ethan's parents prefer his older brother Greg.)
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish (When John Doe hacks a school website, the password is pa55w0rd.)
* PointyHairedBoss (Steve.)
* PopularIsDumb (All the girls in Kaitlin's night school class are implied to be this.)
* PsychoExGirlfriend (Ellen Steel to Jim. He eventually gets Kam Fong to kidnap her.)
* [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman Quintessential British Gentlewoman]] (Gwyneth Lockerbie, VP of Neotronic UK.)
* RedLightDistrict (The podsters put one in Board X.)
* RelationshipUpgrade ([[spoiler:Bree and John Doe in episode 8, Ethan and Kaitlin in episode 11]])
* RidiculousProcrastinator (All the podsters except Kaitlin.)
* SignedUpForTheDental
-->'''Cowboy:''' I dropped out of Yale to work at this place because the money's great and it's the only place in town where you can smoke your brains out and download porn and write code.
* SkewedPriorities ([[spoiler:Carol: "If heroin keeps Steven even-keel, you can't just cut him off. It's rude!"]])
* StalkerShrine (Ellen has one of Jim.)
* SuicidePact ([[spoiler: Cowboy and Jennifer's parents died in a murder-suicide pact.]])
* TechnoWizard (John Doe and Cowboy.)
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl (Bree and Kaitlin, respectively.)
* TookALevelInBadass ([[spoiler:After Steve is rescued from China.]])
* TheUnFavorite (Ethan and Bree.)
* VirginityMakesYouStupid (Averted, [[spoiler:John Doe had a jungle gym in the shape of a vagina so he was more than competent at pleasing a woman when the time came]]).
* VisualInnuendo (John Doe and peanut butter.)
* WelcomeEpisode (Steve)
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes (John Doe's fear of clowns.)

!!Tropes present in the book:
* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome:
--> '''Ethan:''' I've come to the conclusion that documents are thirty-four percent more boring when presented in the Courier font.
* AuthorAvatar / SelfDeprecation:
** The characters start out out the book by lamenting that they're turning into characters in a Douglas Coupland novel, and they're not happy about it:
-->"Oh God. I feel like a refugee from a Douglas Coupland novel."
-->"''That'' asshole."
-->"Who does he think he is?"
** Coupland himself appears as a recurring (and increasingly {{JerkAss}}, at least to Ethan) character.
** By the end of the book, [[spoiler:Coupland has co-opted Ethan's co-workers and even his parents, and all of jPod has quit Neotronic Arts to work for him. Ethan is allowed to join in only after he hands over his laptop, so Coupland can base his next novel on its contents.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Coupland:''' "Because my contract says I have to write a book, and it's easier just to steal your life than to make something up."]]
* HappyEnding: In contrast to the TV series. {{Lampshaded}}, of course.
* ShoutOut: Too many to list, given that the entire book is dedicated to going off on various and random tangents of pop culture, but one notable one is that Kam Fong has the same name as an actor on the original ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' (needless to say, it's {{lampshaded}}).
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Coupland's 1995 book ''{{Microserfs}}''.
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''jPod'' is a {{CBC}} series based on the 2006 DouglasCoupland novel of the same name. It focuses on a group of game designers at the fictional Neotronic Arts in {{Vancouver}}, British Columbia. More specifically, it follows the darkly humourous work/personal life of Ethan Jarlewski.

At the beginning of the series, we are introduced to the residents of jPod, a section of cubicles located in the Neotronic Arts basement, and formed when a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem Y2K]] glitch caused all employees with surnames beginning with the letter 'J' to be placed here. The inhabitants of this freaky 'pod of the corn' are:
* Ethan Jarlewski: Gore expert. A med school drop-out and sneaker enthusiast.
* John Doe (crow well mountain juniper, all in lower case, because no letter is more important than any other letter): Backgrounds. The son of a scary hippie lesbian and a turkey baster, raised in a militant lesbian commune and at the series outset, attempting to become as statistically normal as possible.
* Cowboy (Casper Jesperson): Coder. Cowboy spends most of his time smoking and attempting to make it into the top ten of the [=VanCity=] player board, until a 'tussed up dream involving his parents (who died in a murder suicide pact one Christmas) prompts an obsession with death.
* Bree (Brianna Jyang): Motion capture. A perfectionist and Puma (or Cougar in training).
* Kaitlin Joyce: Character design. The newest member of jPod, an American go-getter who once worked at Apple, and whose personal stories resemble Kate's holiday remembrances from the ''Gremlins'' movies.

Other characters:
* Steve Lefkowitz: the new head of marketing, placed in charge of jPod. His first act is to demand the insertion of a buddy character in the form of a turtle into a violent skateboarding game. It goes downhill from there…
* Carol Jarlewski: Ethan's mother, a home maker channeling her severe empty nest syndrome into a successful basement grow-op.
* Jim Jarlewski: Ethan's father, a retired businessman turned actor, desperately seeking a speaking role.
* Kam Fong: a Chinese smuggling kingpin and ballroom dancing fan.
* Greg Jarlewski: Ethan's brother, a successful real-estate salesman who spends his spare time chasing ‘Cougars’ and aiding Kam Fong in human trafficking.
* Alistair Parish: Steve’s eventual replacement, a coder whose brilliant flight simulator led to a lengthy internment in Guantanamo Bay.
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!!Tropes present in the series:
* AccidentalHero (Kevin, Kaitlin's ex who works as a clown in a fast food restaurant, saves several children from dying in a burning building. [[spoiler:He only went inside said building to rescue his cell phone and the kids grabbed him as he escaped.]]
* ActionGirl (Bree's a great shot)
* AlcoholicParent (Ethan's dad.)
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys (Subverted, [[spoiler:Bree and John Doe, Ethan and Kaitlin]].)
* AllWomenLoveShoes (Subverted, Kaitlin harasses Ethan over his shoe obsession.)
* AManIsNotAVirgin (John Doe [[spoiler:until episode 11]])
* AmbiguousDisorder: All of the Podsters( Ethan, Bree, Cowboy, John Doe, Kaitlin) have some sort of eccentricity and wigginess.
* BackStory
* BackToSchool (Kaitlin and her night school.)
* BadLiar (In the books, Ethan. He has a lying voice that podsters impersonate when he's not around.)
* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible ([[spoiler:All the podsters when questioned about Steve's disappearance]])
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil ([[spoiler:Alistair was wrongfully sent to Gitmo for several years. He was released and appeared normal until he tries to blow everyone up.]])
* BetaCouple ([[spoiler:John Doe and Bree.]])
* BettyAndVeronica ([[LampshadeHanging Explicitly lampshaped]], Sarah-Ethan-Kaitlin.)
* BigScrewedUpFamily (The Jarlewski and Jesperson family)
* BrattyHalfPint (Steve's son)
* BrilliantButLazy (All the podsters, except Kaitlin who likes working.)
* BrotherSisterIncest ([[spoiler:Cowboy and his bi-curious lesbian sister exchanged body pictures online before meeting in real life. When they meet in person, they take out their PDAs and delete any evidence of this.]])
* BumblingDad (Jim Jarlewski.)
* BurgerFool (Churley Burger.)
* ButchLesbian (In the book, John Doe's mother freedom. She was toned down in the show.)
* BuyThemOff ([[spoiler: After being caught by Cowboy for stealing his ipod, Steve offers Cowboy a hug machine.]])
* TheCameo (Douglas Coupland, author of the book, appears as a dead body in Cowboy's dream.)
* CliffHanger ([[spoiler:Kaitlin's fate]])
* CoincidentalBroadcast
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment (John Doe brings microwaveable buttered popcorn into their workplace. His punishment? Have it taped to his chest and shunned from his co-workers)
* CorruptTheCutie (Kaitlin is subtly corrupted by the podsters by the end of the show)
-->'''Kaitlin:''' After hanging with you guys for months, I like to think I learned something.
* DoesNotLikeMen (Dutchie)
* DownerEnding ([[spoiler: Steve is accidentally killed by Carol. JPod is disbanded. All of them are ikely to lose their jobs after their GoreQuest stunt (see MisfitMobilizationMoment below). Kaitlin falls into a coma because of Babette in the hugging machine. Jim and Carol still have marital problems to deal with after Carol ran away to join a lesbian commune.]])
* DrivenToSuicide ([[spoiler:Cowboy's parents]])
* DroppedABridgeOnHim ([[spoiler:Steve]])
* DrugsAreBad (Although Carol is a pot dealer, the only characters seen smoking pot are bikers and [[spoiler:Sarah]]. Later, [[spoiler:Steve becomes addicted to heroin]].)
* DuelToTheDeath (Parodied with a rock-paper-scissors competition between Alistair and Ethan.)
* EstablishingCharacterMoment (Many in the first episode. For example:
** Carol showing a biker around her grow-op.
** Cowboy introducing his love of cigarettes and sex.
** Bree bidding on a whip online and then playfully whipping John Doe with candy.
* EverybodyIsSingle
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero-Ethan
** TheLancer-Bree
** TheSmartGuy-John Doe(Though, they're all smart, He's just more of a stereotypical SmartGuy)
** TheBigGuy-Cowboy(GeniusBruiser)
** TheChick-Kaitlin
* FormerlyFat: Kaitlin Joyce, back in her high school days.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot (Inverted with Greg and Ethan walking in on their mother and freedom in a suggestive stance.)
* GroinAttack (The show Jim watches is called "Kicked in the Nuts.")
* HandsomeLech (Cowboy)
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation ("Carol time")
* TheHedonist (Cowboy and his love for smoking, getting tussed up and casual sex.)
* HeterosexualLifePartners (Kam Fong and Jim.)
* HollywoodNerd (The podsters)
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold ([[spoiler:Subverted, Sarah is lying, manipulating drug addict.]])
* HotCoffeeMinigame (The podsters place one into Board X.)
* IncompetenceInc (Neotronic Arts.)
* TheInternetIsForPorn (And Cowboy knows it.)
* IWantGrandkids
-->'''Carol:''' Finally, a chance at grandkids!
* JerkAss (Alistair Parrish)
* JustAMachine ([[spoiler:Babette]])
* KickedUpStairs They actually ENJOY being in this possition, as they can work on any pet project they can think of if they want, or sit back and waste time talking about random pop culture trivia if they want, as their group is too low profile for anyone to really CARE what they do with their work days.
* KilledOffForReal ([[spoiler:Steve and Alistair]])
* {{Leitmotif}}
* LarynxDissonance (Jim voices the female security guard in the Board X demo.)
* LethalLavaLand (Where Kaitlin's gore sequence takes place.)
* LikesOlderWomen (Greg loves his cougars and jaguars.)
* LoveableRogue (Kam Fong.)
* MamaBear (Carol.)
* MayDecemberRomance (Jim and Ellen for the first episode, then he realized she's insane.)
* MedievalEuropeanFantasy (Sprite Quest.)
* MisfitMobilizationMoment ([[spoiler: The podsters hacking their boss' meeting and play video of the gore sequences they developed for their cancelled game.]])
* MouthfulOfPi (Kaitlin does this during one of her night school classes before stopping after her classmates give her disapproving stares.)
* NoBisexuals (Somewhat averted, Cowboy and Kam Fong get lesbians "off the carpet and onto hard wood.")
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished (Ethan whenever he helps out his parents, moreso in the book.)
* NobodyOver50IsGay (Averted with the lesbian commune, most of them are older.)
* OnlySaneEmployee (Ethan. Kaitlin attempts to be this but often causes trouble.)
* OnlySaneMan (Kaitlin, when she first starts working at jPod and later [[spoiler: when she works on Baby Cloris.]])
* PacManFever (Averted, the characters are often seen playing games on the Xbox 360.)
* RomanticFalseLead (Sarah to Ethan and Kaitlin)
* ParentalAbandonment ([[spoiler: Cowboy's parents died in a murder-suicide pact.]])
* ParentalFavoritism (Bree's parents prefer her brothers, Ethan's parents prefer his older brother Greg.)
* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish (When John Doe hacks a school website, the password is pa55w0rd.)
* PointyHairedBoss (Steve.)
* PopularIsDumb (All the girls in Kaitlin's night school class are implied to be this.)
* PsychoExGirlfriend (Ellen Steel to Jim. He eventually gets Kam Fong to kidnap her.)
* [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman Quintessential British Gentlewoman]] (Gwyneth Lockerbie, VP of Neotronic UK.)
* RedLightDistrict (The podsters put one in Board X.)
* RelationshipUpgrade ([[spoiler:Bree and John Doe in episode 8, Ethan and Kaitlin in episode 11]])
* RidiculousProcrastinator (All the podsters except Kaitlin.)
* SignedUpForTheDental
-->'''Cowboy:''' I dropped out of Yale to work at this place because the money's great and it's the only place in town where you can smoke your brains out and download porn and write code.
* SkewedPriorities ([[spoiler:Carol: "If heroin keeps Steven even-keel, you can't just cut him off. It's rude!"]])
* StalkerShrine (Ellen has one of Jim.)
* SuicidePact ([[spoiler: Cowboy and Jennifer's parents died in a murder-suicide pact.]])
* TechnoWizard (John Doe and Cowboy.)
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl (Bree and Kaitlin, respectively.)
* TookALevelInBadass ([[spoiler:After Steve is rescued from China.]])
* TheUnFavorite (Ethan and Bree.)
* VirginityMakesYouStupid (Averted, [[spoiler:John Doe had a jungle gym in the shape of a vagina so he was more than competent at pleasing a woman when the time came]]).
* VisualInnuendo (John Doe and peanut butter.)
* WelcomeEpisode (Steve)
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes (John Doe's fear of clowns.)

!!Tropes present in the book:
* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome:
--> '''Ethan:''' I've come to the conclusion that documents are thirty-four percent more boring when presented in the Courier font.
* AuthorAvatar / SelfDeprecation:
** The characters start out out the book by lamenting that they're turning into characters in a Douglas Coupland novel, and they're not happy about it:
-->"Oh God. I feel like a refugee from a Douglas Coupland novel."
-->"''That'' asshole."
-->"Who does he think he is?"
** Coupland himself appears as a recurring (and increasingly {{JerkAss}}, at least to Ethan) character.
** By the end of the book, [[spoiler:Coupland has co-opted Ethan's co-workers and even his parents, and all of jPod has quit Neotronic Arts to work for him. Ethan is allowed to join in only after he hands over his laptop, so Coupland can base his next novel on its contents.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Coupland:''' "Because my contract says I have to write a book, and it's easier just to steal your life than to make something up."]]
* HappyEnding: In contrast to the TV series. {{Lampshaded}}, of course.
* ShoutOut: Too many to list, given that the entire book is dedicated to going off on various and random tangents of pop culture, but one notable one is that Kam Fong has the same name as an actor on the original ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' (needless to say, it's {{lampshaded}}).
* SpiritualSuccessor: To Coupland's 1995 book ''{{Microserfs}}''.
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----* SpiritualSuccessor: To Coupland's 1995 book ''{{Microserfs}}''.
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26th Oct '13 9:40:45 AM gallium
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* HeyItsThatGuy (Alan Thicke as Jim Jarlewski.)
14th Oct '13 2:06:41 PM StFan
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* ShoutOut: Too many to list, given that the entire book is dedicated to going off on various and random tangents of pop culture, but one notable one is that Kam Fong has the same name as an actor on the original HawaiiFiveO (needless to say, it's {{lampshaded}}).

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* ShoutOut: Too many to list, given that the entire book is dedicated to going off on various and random tangents of pop culture, but one notable one is that Kam Fong has the same name as an actor on the original HawaiiFiveO ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' (needless to say, it's {{lampshaded}}).
16th Sep '13 7:47:17 PM arkryoga
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** By the end of the book, [[spoiler:Coupland has co-opted Ethan's co-workers and even his parents, and all of jPod has quit Neotronic Arts to work for him. Ethan is allowed to take part only after he hands over his laptop, so Coupland can base his next novel on its contents.]]

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** By the end of the book, [[spoiler:Coupland has co-opted Ethan's co-workers and even his parents, and all of jPod has quit Neotronic Arts to work for him. Ethan is allowed to take part join in only after he hands over his laptop, so Coupland can base his next novel on its contents.]]


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* HappyEnding: In contrast to the TV series. {{Lampshaded}}, of course.
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''jPod'' is a {{CBC}} series based on the 2006 Douglas Coupland novel of the same name. It focuses on a group of game designers at the fictional Neotronic Arts in {{Vancouver}}, British Columbia. More specifically, it follows the darkly humourous work/personal life of Ethan Jarlewski.

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''jPod'' is a {{CBC}} series based on the 2006 Douglas Coupland DouglasCoupland novel of the same name. It focuses on a group of game designers at the fictional Neotronic Arts in {{Vancouver}}, British Columbia. More specifically, it follows the darkly humourous work/personal life of Ethan Jarlewski.
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