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30th Aug '17 6:22:34 AM 4444jdm
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* ''Series/UltraSevenX'', while having some franchise-traditional elements, is this, having trenchcoat agents investigating some alien incidents in CyberPunk setting.
17th Aug '17 4:01:07 AM jormis29
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See SpyLiterature for an index of {{literature}} in the SpyFiction category. If you're looking for the SWERY 65 game called ''Spy Fiction,'' [[VideoGame/SpyFiction look here.]]

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See SpyLiterature for an index of {{literature}} in the SpyFiction category. If you're looking for the SWERY 65 Creator/SWERY65 game called ''Spy Fiction,'' [[VideoGame/SpyFiction look here.]]
15th Aug '17 5:34:19 AM DeepRed
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* Bodie and Doyle, the protagonists of Series/TheProfessionals, are visibly working-class, streetwise and prepared to bend the rules on their assignments. And they drove Ford coupés rather than Aston Martins or Ferraris.
8th Aug '17 6:58:05 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The Literature/LordDarcy story ''The Ipswich Phial'' -- A parody of ''all'' spy fiction tropes; the spy's name is a spoof of ''Franchise/JamesBond'', and the title is a spoof on Creator/LenDeighton. While the story is martini-flavoured, it's implied that Sir James's usual missions are on the stale beer side.



* The Literature/LordDarcy story ''The Ipswich Phial'' -- A parody of ''all'' spy fiction tropes; the spy's name is a spoof of ''Franchise/JamesBond'', and the title is a spoof on Creator/LenDeighton. While the story is martini-flavoured, it's implied that Sir James's usual missions are on the stale beer side.



* ''Series/LondonSpy'' - Bleach and Ammonia Variety with a dash of Bathtub Gin, as the main character is a civilian who falls in love with a programmer who workes for MI6. When the MI6 programmer is ruthlessly murdered by his own handlers in an effort to destroy the technology he created, his civilian lover gets pursued by the ruthless and unscrupless agents of these various shadowy organisations who all seem intent on ruining his life.

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* The ''Film/{{Kingsman}}'' series:
** ''ComicBook/TheSecretService'', a comic written by Creator/MarkMillar with art by Dave Gibbons. A street-tough kid from East London is recruited into a version of MI6 straight out of the Bond movies, with all the [[FishOutOfWater culture]] [[SlobsVersusSnobs clash]] one would expect.
** ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', a film adaptation of the comic written and directed by Creator/MatthewVaughn, was more of an AffectionateParody of the Bond movies.
** ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', a sequel film.
* ''Series/LondonSpy'' - Bleach and Ammonia Variety with a dash of Bathtub Gin, as the main character is a civilian who falls in love with a programmer who workes works for MI6. When the MI6 programmer is ruthlessly murdered by his own handlers in an effort to destroy the technology he created, his civilian lover gets pursued by the ruthless and unscrupless agents of these various shadowy organisations who all seem intent on ruining his life.



* ''Film/{{Kingsman}}''
** ''ComicBook/TheSecretService'', a comic written by Creator/MarkMillar and co-created by Millar and Creator/MatthewVaughn.
** ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', a film adaptation of the comic directed by Vaughn.
** ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', a sequel film.
8th Aug '17 6:42:50 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Film/AtomicBlonde'' features a synth-heavy '80s soundtrack and a [[FemmeFatale gorgeous]], [[ActionGirl ass-kicking]] female superspy as its heroine, presented with just a bit too much glamour to fall into Stale Beer. However, this goes hand-in-hand with brutal fight scenes, a gritty, [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally cloudy]] story about the onset of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp in [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall divided Berlin]], and a heavy aversion of BeautyIsNeverTarnished on the part of said heroine.

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* ''Film/AtomicBlonde'' features a synth-heavy '80s soundtrack soundtrack, fancy hotel rooms and nightclubs, and a [[FemmeFatale gorgeous]], [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery stylish]], [[ActionGirl ass-kicking]] female superspy as its heroine, presented with just a bit too much glamour to fall into Stale Beer. However, this goes hand-in-hand with brutal fight scenes, a gritty, [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally cloudy]] story about the onset of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp in [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall divided Berlin]], and a heavy aversion {{aver|tedTrope}}sion of BeautyIsNeverTarnished on the part of said heroine.
8th Aug '17 6:28:21 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Film/AtomicBlonde''


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* ''Film/AtomicBlonde'' features a synth-heavy '80s soundtrack and a [[FemmeFatale gorgeous]], [[ActionGirl ass-kicking]] female superspy as its heroine, presented with just a bit too much glamour to fall into Stale Beer. However, this goes hand-in-hand with brutal fight scenes, a gritty, [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally cloudy]] story about the onset of TheGreatPoliticsMessUp in [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall divided Berlin]], and a heavy aversion of BeautyIsNeverTarnished on the part of said heroine.
28th Jul '17 5:58:43 PM infernape612
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* ''Series/SeventeenMomentsOfSpring" -- 1970s Soviet Union miniseries about a Russian spy who has spent years as a DeepCoverAgent in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, conducting TheInfiltration and rising to the rank of colonel in SS intelligence.

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* ''Series/SeventeenMomentsOfSpring" ''Series/SeventeenMomentsOfSpring'' -- 1970s Soviet Union miniseries about a Russian spy who has spent years as a DeepCoverAgent in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, conducting TheInfiltration and rising to the rank of colonel in SS intelligence.
28th Jul '17 3:54:13 PM infernape612
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'''Bathtub Gin Flavored''' Main/SpyFiction applies to civilians drawn knowingly or unwittingly into the world of espionage that is either "martini flavored," "stale beer flavored," or a "dirty martini." They may have or not have transferable skills to help them survive, and they may or may not become realized agents at some point. Examples include: Mrs. Peel (''Series/TheAvengers'', in the opening voiceover intro, she is introduced as a "talented amateur"), Chuck (''Series/{{Chuck}}''); Amanda King (''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing''), or Mrs. Polifax (The Literature/MrsPollifax series); the show ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_%28TV_series%29 Masquerade]]'' (where civilians with special occupational or avocational expertise are drafted to help the government on one-off missions; and Tom Hank's character in ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe.'' Creator/AlfredHitchcock also exemplified this to a tee in his earlier films, especially in such stories as ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch'', and ''Literature/The39Steps''.'' A contemporary example of this is the TV series ''Series/TheNightManager'' starring ''Creator/TomHiddleston.

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'''Bathtub Gin Flavored''' Main/SpyFiction applies to civilians drawn knowingly or unwittingly into the world of espionage that is either "martini flavored," "stale beer flavored," or a "dirty martini." They may have or not have transferable skills to help them survive, and they may or may not become realized agents at some point. Examples include: Mrs. Peel (''Series/TheAvengers'', in the opening voiceover intro, she is introduced as a "talented amateur"), Chuck (''Series/{{Chuck}}''); Amanda King (''Series/ScarecrowAndMrsKing''), or Mrs. Polifax (The Literature/MrsPollifax series); the show ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_%28TV_series%29 Masquerade]]'' (where civilians with special occupational or avocational expertise are drafted to help the government on one-off missions; and Tom Hank's character in ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe.'' ''Film/TheManWithOneRedShoe''. Creator/AlfredHitchcock also exemplified this to a tee in his earlier films, especially in such stories as ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', ''Film/TheManWhoKnewTooMuch'', and ''Literature/The39Steps''.'' ''Literature/The39Steps''. A contemporary example of this is the TV series ''Series/TheNightManager'' starring ''Creator/TomHiddleston.
Creator/TomHiddleston.
25th Jul '17 1:30:04 PM Plactus
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* ''VideoGame/PersonOfInterest'' often crosses over into the Bleach and Ammonia flavor.
13th Jul '17 7:26:52 AM Ominae
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* ''Series/Crisis2017'' -- Stale Beer. The Public Security Mobile Investigation Unit Special Investigation Team gets involved in meeting up with informants, setting up sting ops and surveillance in arresting high-profile criminals/terrorists.
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