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13th Nov '16 11:50:01 AM Kadorhal
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* ''Series/{{Better Call Saul}}'' is set in 2002 and started airing in 2015.
** The first 5 years ''Series/{{Breaking Bad}}'' was on air take place in the same year (2008/09 for seasons airing 2008-2012), making the later seasons this trope.

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* ''Series/{{Better Call Saul}}'' ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' is set in 2002 and started airing in 2015.
** The first 5 five years ''Series/{{Breaking Bad}}'' in which''Series/BreakingBad'' was on air airing all take place in the same year in-universe (2008/09 in-show for seasons airing 2008-2012), 2008-2013 in reality), making the later seasons this trope.



* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' was released in 2014 with the trailers, and in-game itself, telling you of a Grand Reopening of the restaurant! [[TomatoSurprise Turns out it takes place during 1987]], so it's actually a prequel to the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys previous game]], which is itself (most likely) set in 1993.

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* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' was released in 2014 with the trailers, and in-game itself, telling you of a Grand Reopening of the restaurant! [[TomatoSurprise Turns out it takes place during 1987]], so it's [[StealthSequel actually a prequel prequel]] to the [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys previous game]], which is itself (most likely) set in 1993.



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' was first released in the early 2000s however takes place in 1983. It's unlikely the series would work if the characters had modern day conveniences such as internet access or easily accessible cellphones. In fact at the start of the second season of the AnimatedAdaptation we see a now adult Rena in 2006 [[spoiler:who is now quite melancholy as she was literally the SoleSurvivor of her ''entire town'' after an incident in 1983.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' was first released in the early 2000s however 2000s, but takes place in 1983. It's unlikely the series would work if the characters had modern day conveniences such as internet access or easily accessible cellphones. In fact fact, at the start of the second season of the AnimatedAdaptation AnimatedAdaptation, we see a now adult Rena in 2006 [[spoiler:who is now quite melancholy as she was literally the SoleSurvivor of her ''entire town'' after an incident in 1983.]]
12th Nov '16 4:50:41 PM Kadorhal
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* According to an official site parodying Friendster, ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' takes place in 2003 however the game was released in 2006.

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* According to an official site parodying Friendster, ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' takes place in 2003 however the game ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', which was released in 2006.2006, is set during 2003.
* ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', as part of its 80s action movie style. It was released in 2013, but in-game, "the year is 2007. It is the future."


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* Poked fun at in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', wherein the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' travel through time [[ItMakesSenseInContext to sue the present day]].
-->'''George Jetson:''' We're from the future.\\
'''Elroy Jetson:''' Yeah, the 21st century!\\
'''George Jetson:''' The magnificent far-off year of ''2002''!\\
'''Birdman:''' ''(glances at desk calendar, dated 2004)'' Really.
15th Oct '16 8:22:37 PM nombretomado
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A work that is shot so that it looks like it happened sometime in the years before it was actually filmed, often right around the time that the target audience were kids. It's not a [[PeriodPiece historical piece]] related to some specific event, person, or story written in that time and thus specifically tied down, but it may have a specific date attached just to increase realism or allow for [[EstablishingShot Establishing Shots]] so you can imagine the mindset of the characters (for instance, the Cold War mindset is used now in works set in that time period even if the story has nothing to do with it; a similar phenomenon has occurred concerning 9/11). It may be tinged with nostalgia, or maybe the props were just easy to pick up at a secondhand store. In recent times, this can be to avoid the plot-destroying parts of modern life, such as mobile phones and social media like YouTube and {{Facebook}}.

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A work that is shot so that it looks like it happened sometime in the years before it was actually filmed, often right around the time that the target audience were kids. It's not a [[PeriodPiece historical piece]] related to some specific event, person, or story written in that time and thus specifically tied down, but it may have a specific date attached just to increase realism or allow for [[EstablishingShot Establishing Shots]] so you can imagine the mindset of the characters (for instance, the Cold War mindset is used now in works set in that time period even if the story has nothing to do with it; a similar phenomenon has occurred concerning 9/11). It may be tinged with nostalgia, or maybe the props were just easy to pick up at a secondhand store. In recent times, this can be to avoid the plot-destroying parts of modern life, such as mobile phones and social media like YouTube and {{Facebook}}.
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15th Oct '16 7:59:35 PM FordPrefect
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* ''{{Film/Clue}}'' is set in 1954, released in 1985. The plot is set against a backdrop of [=McCarthyism=] but doesn't use any specific events. (Except the TV broadcast of the [=McCarthy=] inquiry, which is used more as an [[EstablishingShot Establishing Shots]].)

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* ''{{Film/Clue}}'' is set in 1954, released in 1985. The plot is set against a backdrop of [=McCarthyism=] but doesn't use any specific events. (Except the TV broadcast of the [=McCarthy=] inquiry, which is used more as an [[EstablishingShot Establishing Shots]].EstablishingShot.)
12th Aug '16 9:42:55 PM wuggles
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** The first 5 years ''Series/{{Breaking Bad}}'' was on air take place in the same year (2008/09 for seasons airing 2008-2012), making the later seasons this trope. [[/folder]]

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** The first 5 years ''Series/{{Breaking Bad}}'' was on air take place in the same year (2008/09 for seasons airing 2008-2012), making the later seasons this trope.
* In season 2 of ''Series/MrRobot'' this is almost an ExaggeratedTrope, as it was released in 2016 and explicitly takes place around early summer 2015 (computers, newspapers, and the like often show the date).
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7th Aug '16 8:02:46 AM NoMoreFun
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* ''Series/{{Better Call Saul}}'' is set in 2002 and started airing in 2015.
** The first 5 years ''Series/{{Breaking Bad}}'' was on air take place in the same year (2008/09 for seasons airing 2008-2012), making the later seasons this trope.
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7th Jul '16 8:38:41 PM freesefan
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* ''Literature/TheGirls'' was published in 2016 but seems to be set sometime in the early years of the 21st century. Evie is described as middle-aged rather than old (she was 14 in her 1969 flashbacks, so 61 in 2016, 45 at the turn of the century), and an off-hand reference to a San Francisco woman getting killed by pit bulls is an apparent allusion to the 2001 death of Diane Whipple.
24th Jun '16 9:40:50 AM Josef5678
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* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' was made in 2010 and may be intended to take place in 2006, before the iPhone came out.
11th May '16 10:44:10 AM erforce
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* Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles has this for part of the pilot, since it starts in 1999 before time jumping them to 2007 (the year the show premiered). It allows for some real world events to surprise them, like 9/11.

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* Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles has this for part of the pilot, since it starts in 1999 before time jumping them to 2007 (the year the show premiered). It allows for some real world events to surprise them, like 9/11.
7th May '16 6:30:17 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/OccultAcademy'' takes place in 1999 but was released in 2010.
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