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Quite possibly the definitive [[GuiltyPleasures Guilty Pleasure]] of a daytime SoapOpera. Had a particularly large fandom in the UnitedKingdom during its heyday. Such was its popularity over there that petitions were sent to the UK broadcaster (ChannelFive) begging them to have it {{uncancelled}} in America. This was despite the fact that the quality fell into SoBadItsGood status several times. Wobbly scenery, dodgy dialogue and woeful acting were abound.

The plot featured [[TheIngenue Meg]] who, after discovering that her fiancé was cheating on her on their wedding day, packs her bags and leaves her Kansas home-town for a [[LonelyRichKid Handsome Stranger]] with whom she has been conversing via e-mail for months. She arrives at his home-town of Sunset Beach and lodges at his mansion. At first she finds [[TheStoic Ben]] withdrawn and unsociable, which she later finds out is due to the death of his first wife at sea. He even keeps a large portrait of her dressed in white, on a swing-set in his living room.

Meg finds a rival for Ben's affections in his childhood friend [[FieryRedHead Annie Douglas]] who takes an immediate dislike to her. The Ben, Annie and Meg LoveTriangle takes up the first story arc of the series, expanding to include the other residents of Sunset Beach in various yet interlocking story-lines. [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Gregory Richards]], the mogul of the town, owns the newspaper for which Meg works. His wife [[BreakTheHaughty Olivia]] is a secret drunk. Their daughter [[SpoiledBrat Caitlin]] is involved in a torrid love affair with [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Cole Deschanel]], a con-artist whom Gregory despises and with whom Olivia is having a secret affair. Ben finances some of Gregory's operations. Meg makes friends with the local lifeguard [[DoggedNiceGuy Casey]] who at the time is dating [[FestishisedAsianBeauty Rae]], who is also Meg's doctor... [[HowWeGotHere Phew, got that yet?]]

Now, Casey is also friends with [[BlackBestFriend Michael]], a lifeguard, later sports physician, who is currently dating [[PluckyGirl Vanessa]], a plucky reporter with a nose for trouble. Vanessa also works for the same newspaper as Meg. Olivia's best friend [[MysteriousPast Bette]], who is the town gossip and dispenser of sage advice, provides Meg with a kind ear and information about Ben's past. [[CowboyCop Ricardo]] hates Ben because his first wife was Ricardo's sister. Ricardo is in a relationship with [[DirtyHarriet Paula Stevens]], a fellow police offer. Both are involved in LongLostSibling [[PlotThreads sideplots]]. Together all these shared lives and histories form the basis of plots for the series.
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!!Tropes featured in the show:
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: subverted. In the series finale, following the double wedding of Meg and Ben and Michael and Vanessa, Meg wakes up in Kansas, and realizes that the past three years in Sunset Beach have been a dream and that the characters in the show were actually her friends and family in back home, in a homage to TheWizardOfOz, only to wake up from THAT dream the day after her wedding to Ben.]]
* AsianAndNerdy: Rae is a doctor.
* BedTrick: [[spoiler:Ben's evil twin seduces Meg by pretending to be Ben, essentially raping her. Even worse, he forces Ben to watch through a two-way mirror.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: For Ben, Meg was the Betty and interchangeably Annie/Maria were his Veronicas. For Meg, Ben was her Veronica and Tim was her Betty.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Richards family, as headed by their patriarch Gregory.
* {{Bishonen}}: Casey.
* BrainlessBeauty: Caitlin Richards.
* BrainyBrunette: Meg, Maria, Gabby, several.
* DeadMansChest: [[spoiler:Annie's friend Tim]] gets stuffed into a chest temporarily after being murdered, before finally being buried in cement.
%%* DistractedByTheSexy
* DreamSequence: Often provided by Annie, but a feature of the other characters as well. Sometimes these would segue into flashback scenes. About halfway through the show, the surreal scenes mostly disappear, however, as they stop fitting into the tone of many of the storylines.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Casey. He does get his girl in the finale, though.
* EvilRedHead: Annie, who is responsible for most of the trouble in the show.
* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: Derek to Ben. On a related note Gregory and Tobias, though it was more a case of Evil Nephew/Good Uncle. Sort of. ]]
* FakingTheDead: Used frequently. It's a soap opera, people!
* FishOutOfWater: Meg on arrival at Sunset Beach.
* FlashBack: Used frequently to avoid ContinuityLockout. It's rare for an episode to not flash back at least twice. %%I think
* GilliganCut: Any time a character has a flashback, to the point of being a RunningGag.
* GirlNextDoor: Meg, Ben's love interest.
%%* HelloNurse: Annie to everyone except Ben.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Annie. Everyone wanted a piece of her in-show, except for [[ThatOnePlayer the one guy she actually wanted to notice her]].
* HotterAndSexier: The mid-season re-tool.
* HotMenAtWork: Everyone, but the lifeguards are impossibly ripped.
* HotMom: Olivia, Bette, Maria. Quite a few actually. The show was fairly equal opportunity when it came to attractive cast members.
* HotDad: Gregory, Cole.
* KarmaHoudini: Annie is more pitiable than anything, but she manages to talk her way out of an astounding amount of trouble; despite causing the majority of the problems on the show, she never gets punished aside from being mistrusted.
* LadyDrunk: Olivia.
* LatinLover: Take your pick; there's [[GentlemanThief Cole]], [[FairCop Ricardo]] and [[SexyPriest Antonio]].
* LoveTriangle: Several as part of the running side-plots.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Derek and Tess for Benjy, Elaine for Cole]].
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler: Bette is Annie's mother.]]
%%* MistakenForPregnant: Par for the course in a soap opera.
* MoneyDearBoy: There were some notable actors among its cast list, namely Lesley-Anne Down and Sam Behrens who clearly enjoyed [[LargeHam hamming up]] their scripts.
* MrFanservice: Most every male. Special mention goes to [[LatinLover Cole Deschanel]] as played by Eddie Cibrian.
* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Annie ultimately ends up with Jude. Maria ends up with the man of her dreams; George Glass.]]
* ReplacementLoveInterest: Meg thought she was this for Maria.
* PillowPregnancy: Played straight with Caitlin's pregnancy.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Gregory's preferred mode of operation.
* ShoutOut:
-->'''Caitlin''': Annie this isn't ''MelrosePlace''.
-->'''Annie''': No, it's Sunset Beach.
* RichBitch: Annie [[spoiler: after marrying Gregory for money]]. Caitlin is a milder example.
* TallDarkAndSnarky / TallDarkAndHandsome: Ben, just Ben.
* SharpDressedMan : Ben and Gregory.
* ShirtlessScene: It wouldn't be Sunset Beach without it.
* SurferDude: Casey, the lifeguard.
%%* SwitchedAtBirth
* UnholyMatrimony: [[spoiler: Derek and Tess]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Annie to Ben, Tim to Meg.
%%* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo
* TheVamp: Gabby's role in-show. [[HiddenDepths Though she does show a softer side later on.]]
* {{Yandere}}: Had a memorable example in the character of Virginia. She was so obsessed with getting back her ex Michael, [[MistakenForCheating that she first tried to set up his current girlfriend Vanessa with her doctor to make it look as though they were cheating]], then when that didn't work tried to impregnate Vanessa with the doctor's sperm via a turkey-baster and when ''that'' didn't work went to a voodoo specialist to give Vanessa a fictional illness called ''Martin's Syndrome''.
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Quite possibly the definitive [[GuiltyPleasures Guilty Pleasure]] of a daytime SoapOpera. Had a particularly large fandom in the UnitedKingdom during its heyday. Such was its popularity over there that petitions were sent to the UK broadcaster (ChannelFive) begging them to have it {{uncancelled}} in America. This was despite the fact that the quality fell into SoBadItsGood status several times. Wobbly scenery, dodgy dialogue and woeful acting were abound.

The plot featured [[TheIngenue Meg]] who, after discovering that her fiancé was cheating on her on their wedding day, packs her bags and leaves her Kansas home-town for a [[LonelyRichKid Handsome Stranger]] with whom she has been conversing via e-mail for months. She arrives at his home-town of Sunset Beach and lodges at his mansion. At first she finds [[TheStoic Ben]] withdrawn and unsociable, which she later finds out is due to the death of his first wife at sea. He even keeps a large portrait of her dressed in white, on a swing-set in his living room.

Meg finds a rival for Ben's affections in his childhood friend [[FieryRedHead Annie Douglas]] who takes an immediate dislike to her. The Ben, Annie and Meg LoveTriangle takes up the first story arc of the series, expanding to include the other residents of Sunset Beach in various yet interlocking story-lines. [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Gregory Richards]], the mogul of the town, owns the newspaper for which Meg works. His wife [[BreakTheHaughty Olivia]] is a secret drunk. Their daughter [[SpoiledBrat Caitlin]] is involved in a torrid love affair with [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Cole Deschanel]], a con-artist whom Gregory despises and with whom Olivia is having a secret affair. Ben finances some of Gregory's operations. Meg makes friends with the local lifeguard [[DoggedNiceGuy Casey]] who at the time is dating [[FestishisedAsianBeauty Rae]], who is also Meg's doctor... [[HowWeGotHere Phew, got that yet?]]

Now, Casey is also friends with [[BlackBestFriend Michael]], a lifeguard, later sports physician, who is currently dating [[PluckyGirl Vanessa]], a plucky reporter with a nose for trouble. Vanessa also works for the same newspaper as Meg. Olivia's best friend [[MysteriousPast Bette]], who is the town gossip and dispenser of sage advice, provides Meg with a kind ear and information about Ben's past. [[CowboyCop Ricardo]] hates Ben because his first wife was Ricardo's sister. Ricardo is in a relationship with [[DirtyHarriet Paula Stevens]], a fellow police offer. Both are involved in LongLostSibling [[PlotThreads sideplots]]. Together all these shared lives and histories form the basis of plots for the series.
----
!!Tropes featured in the show:
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: subverted. In the series finale, following the double wedding of Meg and Ben and Michael and Vanessa, Meg wakes up in Kansas, and realizes that the past three years in Sunset Beach have been a dream and that the characters in the show were actually her friends and family in back home, in a homage to TheWizardOfOz, only to wake up from THAT dream the day after her wedding to Ben.]]
* AsianAndNerdy: Rae is a doctor.
* BedTrick: [[spoiler:Ben's evil twin seduces Meg by pretending to be Ben, essentially raping her. Even worse, he forces Ben to watch through a two-way mirror.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: For Ben, Meg was the Betty and interchangeably Annie/Maria were his Veronicas. For Meg, Ben was her Veronica and Tim was her Betty.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Richards family, as headed by their patriarch Gregory.
* {{Bishonen}}: Casey.
* BrainlessBeauty: Caitlin Richards.
* BrainyBrunette: Meg, Maria, Gabby, several.
* DeadMansChest: [[spoiler:Annie's friend Tim]] gets stuffed into a chest temporarily after being murdered, before finally being buried in cement.
%%* DistractedByTheSexy
* DreamSequence: Often provided by Annie, but a feature of the other characters as well. Sometimes these would segue into flashback scenes. About halfway through the show, the surreal scenes mostly disappear, however, as they stop fitting into the tone of many of the storylines.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Casey. He does get his girl in the finale, though.
* EvilRedHead: Annie, who is responsible for most of the trouble in the show.
* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: Derek to Ben. On a related note Gregory and Tobias, though it was more a case of Evil Nephew/Good Uncle. Sort of. ]]
* FakingTheDead: Used frequently. It's a soap opera, people!
* FishOutOfWater: Meg on arrival at Sunset Beach.
* FlashBack: Used frequently to avoid ContinuityLockout. It's rare for an episode to not flash back at least twice. %%I think
* GilliganCut: Any time a character has a flashback, to the point of being a RunningGag.
* GirlNextDoor: Meg, Ben's love interest.
%%* HelloNurse: Annie to everyone except Ben.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Annie. Everyone wanted a piece of her in-show, except for [[ThatOnePlayer the one guy she actually wanted to notice her]].
* HotterAndSexier: The mid-season re-tool.
* HotMenAtWork: Everyone, but the lifeguards are impossibly ripped.
* HotMom: Olivia, Bette, Maria. Quite a few actually. The show was fairly equal opportunity when it came to attractive cast members.
* HotDad: Gregory, Cole.
* KarmaHoudini: Annie is more pitiable than anything, but she manages to talk her way out of an astounding amount of trouble; despite causing the majority of the problems on the show, she never gets punished aside from being mistrusted.
* LadyDrunk: Olivia.
* LatinLover: Take your pick; there's [[GentlemanThief Cole]], [[FairCop Ricardo]] and [[SexyPriest Antonio]].
* LoveTriangle: Several as part of the running side-plots.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Derek and Tess for Benjy, Elaine for Cole]].
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler: Bette is Annie's mother.]]
%%* MistakenForPregnant: Par for the course in a soap opera.
* MoneyDearBoy: There were some notable actors among its cast list, namely Lesley-Anne Down and Sam Behrens who clearly enjoyed [[LargeHam hamming up]] their scripts.
* MrFanservice: Most every male. Special mention goes to [[LatinLover Cole Deschanel]] as played by Eddie Cibrian.
* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Annie ultimately ends up with Jude. Maria ends up with the man of her dreams; George Glass.]]
* ReplacementLoveInterest: Meg thought she was this for Maria.
* PillowPregnancy: Played straight with Caitlin's pregnancy.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Gregory's preferred mode of operation.
* ShoutOut:
-->'''Caitlin''': Annie this isn't ''MelrosePlace''.
-->'''Annie''': No, it's Sunset Beach.
* RichBitch: Annie [[spoiler: after marrying Gregory for money]]. Caitlin is a milder example.
* TallDarkAndSnarky / TallDarkAndHandsome: Ben, just Ben.
* SharpDressedMan : Ben and Gregory.
* ShirtlessScene: It wouldn't be Sunset Beach without it.
* SurferDude: Casey, the lifeguard.
%%* SwitchedAtBirth
* UnholyMatrimony: [[spoiler: Derek and Tess]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Annie to Ben, Tim to Meg.
%%* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo
* TheVamp: Gabby's role in-show. [[HiddenDepths Though she does show a softer side later on.]]
* {{Yandere}}: Had a memorable example in the character of Virginia. She was so obsessed with getting back her ex Michael, [[MistakenForCheating that she first tried to set up his current girlfriend Vanessa with her doctor to make it look as though they were cheating]], then when that didn't work tried to impregnate Vanessa with the doctor's sperm via a turkey-baster and when ''that'' didn't work went to a voodoo specialist to give Vanessa a fictional illness called ''Martin's Syndrome''.
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6th May '13 4:22:42 PM BondGirl
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%%* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: subverted.]] Subverted how?

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%%* * AllJustADream: [[spoiler: subverted.]] Subverted how?subverted. In the series finale, following the double wedding of Meg and Ben and Michael and Vanessa, Meg wakes up in Kansas, and realizes that the past three years in Sunset Beach have been a dream and that the characters in the show were actually her friends and family in back home, in a homage to TheWizardOfOz, only to wake up from THAT dream the day after her wedding to Ben.]]
* AsianAndNerdy: Rae is a doctor.
1st May '13 12:55:51 AM IsaacG
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Now, Casey is also friends with [[BlackBestFriend Michael]], a lifeguard, later sports physician, who is currently dating [[PluckyGirl Vanessa]], a plucky reporter with a nose for trouble. Vanessa also works for the same newspaper as Meg. Olivia's best friend [[MysteriousPast Bette]], who is the town gossip and dispenser of sage advice, provides Meg with a kind ear and information about Ben's past. [[CowboyCop Ricardo]] hates Ben because his first wife was Ricardo's sister. Ricardo is in a relationship with [[DirtyHarriet Paula Stevens]], a fellow police offer. Both are involved in LongLostSibling [[BPlot sideplots]]. Together all these shared lives and histories form the basis of plots for the series.

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Now, Casey is also friends with [[BlackBestFriend Michael]], a lifeguard, later sports physician, who is currently dating [[PluckyGirl Vanessa]], a plucky reporter with a nose for trouble. Vanessa also works for the same newspaper as Meg. Olivia's best friend [[MysteriousPast Bette]], who is the town gossip and dispenser of sage advice, provides Meg with a kind ear and information about Ben's past. [[CowboyCop Ricardo]] hates Ben because his first wife was Ricardo's sister. Ricardo is in a relationship with [[DirtyHarriet Paula Stevens]], a fellow police offer. Both are involved in LongLostSibling [[BPlot [[PlotThreads sideplots]]. Together all these shared lives and histories form the basis of plots for the series.
16th Apr '13 3:25:23 PM Whitecroc
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Meg finds a rival for Ben's affections in his childhood friend [[FieryRedHead Annie Douglas]] who takes an immediate dislike to her. The Ben, Annie and Meg LoveTriangle takes up the first story arc of the series, expanding to include the other residents of Sunset Beach in various yet interlocking story-lines. [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Gregory Richards]], the mogul of the town, owns the newspaper for which Meg works. His wife [[BreakTheHaughty Olivia]] is a secret drunk. Their daughter [[SpoiledBrat Caitlin]] is involved in a torrid love affair with [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Cole Deschanel]], a con-artist whom Gregory despises and with whom Olivia is having a secret affair. Ben finances some of Gregory's operations.

Meg makes friends with the local lifeguard [[DoggedNiceGuy Casey]] who at the time is dating [[FestishisedAsianBeauty Rae]], who is also Meg's doctor...
[[HowWeGotHere Phew, got that yet?]]

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Meg finds a rival for Ben's affections in his childhood friend [[FieryRedHead Annie Douglas]] who takes an immediate dislike to her. The Ben, Annie and Meg LoveTriangle takes up the first story arc of the series, expanding to include the other residents of Sunset Beach in various yet interlocking story-lines. [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Gregory Richards]], the mogul of the town, owns the newspaper for which Meg works. His wife [[BreakTheHaughty Olivia]] is a secret drunk. Their daughter [[SpoiledBrat Caitlin]] is involved in a torrid love affair with [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Cole Deschanel]], a con-artist whom Gregory despises and with whom Olivia is having a secret affair. Ben finances some of Gregory's operations. \n\n Meg makes friends with the local lifeguard [[DoggedNiceGuy Casey]] who at the time is dating [[FestishisedAsianBeauty Rae]], who is also Meg's doctor...
doctor... [[HowWeGotHere Phew, got that yet?]]yet?]]




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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: subverted.]]
* BedTrick: Ben's evil twin seduces Meg by pretending to be Ben, essentially raping her. Even worse, he forces Ben to watch through a two-way mirror.

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* %%* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: subverted.]]
]] Subverted how?
* BedTrick: Ben's [[spoiler:Ben's evil twin seduces Meg by pretending to be Ben, essentially raping her. Even worse, he forces Ben to watch through a two-way mirror.]]



* DeadMansChest: Tim gets stuffed into a chest temporarily after being murdered, before finally being buried in cement.
* DistractedByTheSexy
* DreamSequence: Often provided by Annie, but a feature of the other characters as well. Sometimes these would segue into flashback scenes.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Again Casey. But he gets his girl in the finale.
* MrFanservice: A stellar example. One of the few things the show got right. Special mention goes to [[LatinLover Cole Deschanel]] as played by Eddie Cibrian.
* EvilRedHead
* EvilTwin [[spoiler: Derek to Ben. On a related note Gregory and Tobias, though it was more a case of Evil Nephew/Good Uncle. Sort of. ]]
* FakingTheDead: Several recurring characters.

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* DeadMansChest: Tim [[spoiler:Annie's friend Tim]] gets stuffed into a chest temporarily after being murdered, before finally being buried in cement.
* %%* DistractedByTheSexy
* DreamSequence: Often provided by Annie, but a feature of the other characters as well. Sometimes these would segue into flashback scenes.
scenes. About halfway through the show, the surreal scenes mostly disappear, however, as they stop fitting into the tone of many of the storylines.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Again Casey. But he gets He does get his girl in the finale.
finale, though.
* MrFanservice: A stellar example. One EvilRedHead: Annie, who is responsible for most of the few things trouble in the show got right. Special mention goes to [[LatinLover Cole Deschanel]] as played by Eddie Cibrian.
show.
* EvilRedHead
* EvilTwin
EvilTwin: [[spoiler: Derek to Ben. On a related note Gregory and Tobias, though it was more a case of Evil Nephew/Good Uncle. Sort of. ]]
* FakingTheDead: Several recurring characters.Used frequently. It's a soap opera, people!



* FlashBack: And how!
* GilliganCut: Any time a character had a flashback. Frequently became a RunningGag.
* GirlNextDoor: Meg defines this trope.
* HelloNurse: Annie to everyone except Ben.

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* FlashBack: And how!
Used frequently to avoid ContinuityLockout. It's rare for an episode to not flash back at least twice. %%I think
* GilliganCut: Any time a character had has a flashback. Frequently became flashback, to the point of being a RunningGag.
* GirlNextDoor: Meg defines this trope.
*
Meg, Ben's love interest.
%%*
HelloNurse: Annie to everyone except Ben.



* HotMenAtWork: The lifeguards especially.

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* HotMenAtWork: The Everyone, but the lifeguards especially.are impossibly ripped.



* HotDad: Gregory. Cole.
* ImprobablePlot: Several but the one featuring cursed jewels stood out.
* JerkJock: Subverted. The head lifeguard, Casey was one of the nicest characters on the show.

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* HotDad: Gregory. Gregory, Cole.
* ImprobablePlot: Several KarmaHoudini: Annie is more pitiable than anything, but she manages to talk her way out of an astounding amount of trouble; despite causing the one featuring cursed jewels stood out.
* JerkJock: Subverted. The head lifeguard, Casey was one
majority of the nicest characters problems on the show.show, she never gets punished aside from being mistrusted.



* LatinLover: Take your pick. [[GentlemanThief Cole]]. [[FairCop Ricardo]]. [[SexyPriest Antonio]].

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* LatinLover: Take your pick. pick; there's [[GentlemanThief Cole]]. Cole]], [[FairCop Ricardo]]. Ricardo]] and [[SexyPriest Antonio]].



* MistakenForPregnant

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* MistakenForPregnant%%* MistakenForPregnant: Par for the course in a soap opera.



* MrFanservice: Most every male. Special mention goes to [[LatinLover Cole Deschanel]] as played by Eddie Cibrian.



* PillowPregnancy: Played straight with Caitlin's pregnancy.



* ShirtlessScene: Every so other episode.
* SurferDude
* SwitchedAtBirth

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* ShirtlessScene: Every so other episode.
It wouldn't be Sunset Beach without it.
* SurferDude
*
SurferDude: Casey, the lifeguard.
%%*
SwitchedAtBirth



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Annie to Ben. Also Tim to Meg.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo

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* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Annie to Ben. Also Ben, Tim to Meg.
* %%* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo



* {{Yandere}}: Had a memorable example in the character of Virginia. She was so obsessed with getting back her ex Michael, [[MistakenForCheating that she first tried to set up his current girlfriend Vanessa with her doctor to make it look as though they were cheating]], then when that didn't work tried to impregnate Vanessa with the doctor's sperm [[ImprobableWeaponUser via a turkey-baster]] and when ''that'' didn't work went to a voodoo specialist to give Vanessa a fictional illness called ''Martin's Syndrome''.

to:

* {{Yandere}}: Had a memorable example in the character of Virginia. She was so obsessed with getting back her ex Michael, [[MistakenForCheating that she first tried to set up his current girlfriend Vanessa with her doctor to make it look as though they were cheating]], then when that didn't work tried to impregnate Vanessa with the doctor's sperm [[ImprobableWeaponUser via a turkey-baster]] turkey-baster and when ''that'' didn't work went to a voodoo specialist to give Vanessa a fictional illness called ''Martin's Syndrome''.Syndrome''.
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15th Apr '13 2:30:17 AM majohe
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The plot featured [[TheIngenue Meg]] who, after discovering that her fiancé was cheating on her on their wedding day, packs her bags and leaves her Kansas home-town for a [[LonelyRichKid HandsomeStranger]] with whom she has been conversing via e-mail for months. She arrives at his home-town of Sunset Beach and lodges at his mansion. At first she finds [[TheStoic Ben]] withdrawn and unsociable, which she later finds out is due to the death of his first wife at sea. He even keeps a large portrait of her dressed in white, on a swing-set in his living room.

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The plot featured [[TheIngenue Meg]] who, after discovering that her fiancé was cheating on her on their wedding day, packs her bags and leaves her Kansas home-town for a [[LonelyRichKid HandsomeStranger]] Handsome Stranger]] with whom she has been conversing via e-mail for months. She arrives at his home-town of Sunset Beach and lodges at his mansion. At first she finds [[TheStoic Ben]] withdrawn and unsociable, which she later finds out is due to the death of his first wife at sea. He even keeps a large portrait of her dressed in white, on a swing-set in his living room.



* BettyandVeronica: For Ben, Meg was the Betty and interchangeably Annie/Maria were his Veronicas. For Meg, Ben was her Veronica and Tim was her Betty.

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* BettyandVeronica: BettyAndVeronica: For Ben, Meg was the Betty and interchangeably Annie/Maria were his Veronicas. For Meg, Ben was her Veronica and Tim was her Betty.
11th Feb '13 9:06:37 AM majohe
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* FakeBrit: Ben. Again just Ben.
3rd Feb '13 11:46:15 PM BondGirl
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Added DiffLines:

* BedTrick: Ben's evil twin seduces Meg by pretending to be Ben, essentially raping her. Even worse, he forces Ben to watch through a two-way mirror.
1st Feb '13 9:15:45 AM eggheadnurse
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* LukeIAmYourFather: Del for Annie. [[spoiler: Derek and Tess for Benjy]].]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Del for Annie. [[spoiler: Derek and Tess for Benjy]].]]Benjy, Elaine for Cole]].
11th Jan '13 11:34:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ShallowLoveInterest: [[spoiler: Maria for some viewers. Meg for the others.]]
21st Feb '12 2:09:03 AM Goldstone
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* EstrogenBrigadeBait: A stellar example. One of the few things the show got right. Special mention goes to [[LatinLover Cole Deschanel]] as played by Eddie Cibrian.

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* EstrogenBrigadeBait: MrFanservice: A stellar example. One of the few things the show got right. Special mention goes to [[LatinLover Cole Deschanel]] as played by Eddie Cibrian.
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