History MindScrew / LiveActionTV

30th Jul '17 9:25:04 AM SorPepita
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* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' is weird as all get-out, especially the final episode but still straightforward. WordOfGod says [[spoiler: it was all in his head/he died]]. Individual interpretations may vary. The sequel series ''Series/AshesToAshes'' takes the MindScrew one stage further at the end of S2 when Alex [[spoiler: wakes up from her coma she starts seeing images of 1982 communicating with her saying she is in a coma there]]. But it's finally clarified in the finale: [[spoiler: they're in a copper's purgatory, and they were all dead all along]].

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* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' is weird as all get-out, especially the final episode but still straightforward. WordOfGod says [[spoiler: it was all in his head/he died]]. Individual interpretations may vary. The sequel series ''Series/AshesToAshes'' takes the MindScrew one stage further at the end of S2 when Alex [[spoiler: wakes up from her coma and she starts seeing images of 1982 communicating with her saying she is in a coma there]]. But it's finally clarified in the finale: [[spoiler: they're in a copper's purgatory, and they were all dead all along]].
30th Jul '17 9:23:38 AM SorPepita
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* RealityTV example: ''Series/CrissAngelMindfreak''. Much like the name of the trope itself, it is also watered down version of the term best used to describe his feats.

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* RealityTV example: ''Series/CrissAngelMindfreak''. Much like the name of the trope itself, it is also a watered down version of the term best used to describe his feats.
26th Jul '17 1:36:00 PM VVK
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* ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'' starts with "PreviouslyOn ''LiveActionTV/{{Sherlock}}''... wait, no, what if our Sherlock Holmes existed at the time Sherlock Homes did in the original stories?" Then it skips to this Victorian version and starts a story there, with nothing but some stray comments hinting that this isn't a straight-up alternative version with no {{continuity}} with the original modern-day series. But then, after a while, it returns to the modern era, and all of that is revealed to have been a kind of simulation the modern Holmes is running in his head to help him solve the analogous mystery he's currently facing. But ''then'' it's revealed that, according to the story set in the past, the modern-day story is also a projection happening in that Holmes's mind. In the end, both versions of the story seem to be given about equal weight, so there are two intertwined stories that are an unusual version of MutuallyFictional... although the past story doesn't make ''quite'' as much sense because one question that Holmes has about the crime is left unanswered when those events break down and become dreamlike, interpretable only as part of the modern-day-centred story. Along the way, there are also other reality-breaking scenes like a scene in the present that turns out to be OnlyADream too. Still, this MindScrew is ''mostly'' explained by the end of the movie.

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* ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'' starts with "PreviouslyOn ''LiveActionTV/{{Sherlock}}''... wait, no, what if our Sherlock Holmes existed at the time Sherlock Homes did in the original stories?" Then it skips to this Victorian version and starts a story there, with nothing but some stray comments hinting that this isn't a straight-up alternative version with no {{continuity}} with the original modern-day series. But then, after a while, it returns to the modern era, and all of that is revealed to have been a kind of simulation the modern Holmes is running in his head to help him solve the analogous mystery he's currently facing. But ''then'' it's revealed that, according to the story set in the past, the modern-day story is also a projection happening in that Holmes's mind. In the end, both versions of the story seem to be given about equal weight, so there are two intertwined stories that are an unusual version of MutuallyFictional... although the past story doesn't make ''quite'' as much sense because one question that Holmes has about the crime is left unanswered when those events break down and become dreamlike, interpretable only as part of the modern-day-centred story. Along the way, there are also other reality-breaking scenes like a scene in the present that turns out to be OnlyADream too. Still, this MindScrew is ''mostly'' explained by the end of the movie.movie, even if the answer is rather strange.
26th Jul '17 1:18:05 PM VVK
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* ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'' starts with "PreviouslyOn ''LiveActionTV/{{Sherlock}}''... wait, no, what if our Sherlock Holmes existed at the time Sherlock Homes did in the original stories?" Then it skips to this Victorian version and starts a story there, with nothing but some stray comments hinting that this isn't a straight-up alternative version with no {{continuity}} with the original modern-day series. But then, after a while, it returns to the modern era, and all of that is revealed to have been a kind of simulation the modern Holmes is running in his head to help him solve the analogous mystery he's currently facing. But ''then'' it's revealed that, according to the story set int he past, the modern-day story is also a projection happening in that Holmes's mind. In the end, both versions of the story seem to be given about equal weight, so there are two intertwined stories that are an unusual version of MutuallyFictional... although the past story doesn't make ''quite'' as much sense because one question that Holmes has about the crime is left unanswered when those events break down and become dreamlike, interpretable only as part of the modern-day-centred story. Along the way, there are also other reality-breaking scenes like a scene in the present that turns out to be OnlyADream too. Still, this MindScrew is ''mostly'' explained by the end of the movie.

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* ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'' starts with "PreviouslyOn ''LiveActionTV/{{Sherlock}}''... wait, no, what if our Sherlock Holmes existed at the time Sherlock Homes did in the original stories?" Then it skips to this Victorian version and starts a story there, with nothing but some stray comments hinting that this isn't a straight-up alternative version with no {{continuity}} with the original modern-day series. But then, after a while, it returns to the modern era, and all of that is revealed to have been a kind of simulation the modern Holmes is running in his head to help him solve the analogous mystery he's currently facing. But ''then'' it's revealed that, according to the story set int he in the past, the modern-day story is also a projection happening in that Holmes's mind. In the end, both versions of the story seem to be given about equal weight, so there are two intertwined stories that are an unusual version of MutuallyFictional... although the past story doesn't make ''quite'' as much sense because one question that Holmes has about the crime is left unanswered when those events break down and become dreamlike, interpretable only as part of the modern-day-centred story. Along the way, there are also other reality-breaking scenes like a scene in the present that turns out to be OnlyADream too. Still, this MindScrew is ''mostly'' explained by the end of the movie.
26th Jul '17 1:17:50 PM VVK
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* ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'' starts with "PreviouslyOn ''LiveActionTV/{{Sherlock}}''... wait, no, what if our Sherlock Holmes existed at the time Sherlock Homes did in the original stories?" Then it skips to this Victorian version and starts a story there, with nothing but some stray comments hinting that this isn't a straight-up alternative version with no {{continuity}} with the original modern-day series. But then, after a while, it returns to the modern era, and all of that is revealed to have been a kind of simulation Holmes is running in his head to help him solve the analogous mystery he's currently facing. But ''then'' it's revealed that, according to the story set int he past, the modern-day story is also a projection happening in that Holmes's mind. In the end, both versions of the story seem to be given about equal weight, so there are two intertwined stories that are an unusual version of MutuallyFictional... although the past story doesn't make ''quite'' as much sense because one question that Holmes has about the crime is left unanswered when those events break down and become dreamlike, interpretable only as part of the modern-day-centred story. Along the way, there are also other reality-breaking scenes like a scene in the present that turns out to be OnlyADream too. Still, this MindScrew is ''mostly'' explained by the end of the movie.

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* ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'' starts with "PreviouslyOn ''LiveActionTV/{{Sherlock}}''... wait, no, what if our Sherlock Holmes existed at the time Sherlock Homes did in the original stories?" Then it skips to this Victorian version and starts a story there, with nothing but some stray comments hinting that this isn't a straight-up alternative version with no {{continuity}} with the original modern-day series. But then, after a while, it returns to the modern era, and all of that is revealed to have been a kind of simulation the modern Holmes is running in his head to help him solve the analogous mystery he's currently facing. But ''then'' it's revealed that, according to the story set int he past, the modern-day story is also a projection happening in that Holmes's mind. In the end, both versions of the story seem to be given about equal weight, so there are two intertwined stories that are an unusual version of MutuallyFictional... although the past story doesn't make ''quite'' as much sense because one question that Holmes has about the crime is left unanswered when those events break down and become dreamlike, interpretable only as part of the modern-day-centred story. Along the way, there are also other reality-breaking scenes like a scene in the present that turns out to be OnlyADream too. Still, this MindScrew is ''mostly'' explained by the end of the movie.
26th Jul '17 1:16:24 PM VVK
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* ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride'' starts with "PreviouslyOn ''LiveActionTV/{{Sherlock}}''... wait, no, what if our Sherlock Holmes existed at the time Sherlock Homes did in the original stories?" Then it skips to this Victorian version and starts a story there, with nothing but some stray comments hinting that this isn't a straight-up alternative version with no {{continuity}} with the original modern-day series. But then, after a while, it returns to the modern era, and all of that is revealed to have been a kind of simulation Holmes is running in his head to help him solve the analogous mystery he's currently facing. But ''then'' it's revealed that, according to the story set int he past, the modern-day story is also a projection happening in that Holmes's mind. In the end, both versions of the story seem to be given about equal weight, so there are two intertwined stories that are an unusual version of MutuallyFictional... although the past story doesn't make ''quite'' as much sense because one question that Holmes has about the crime is left unanswered when those events break down and become dreamlike, interpretable only as part of the modern-day-centred story. Along the way, there are also other reality-breaking scenes like a scene in the present that turns out to be OnlyADream too. Still, this MindScrew is ''mostly'' explained by the end of the movie.
1st Jul '17 12:52:16 AM SpocktorWho
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* Even ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' got in on the act with Dean's fantasy world in ''What Is And What Should Never Be''. Would that sweet little 4 year old in the pilot have turned out to be a {{jerkass}} if it wasn't for emotional abuse, neglect, a tight leash and a massive martyr complex or does he just think that little of himself? Does he think that Sam's a wuss, Mary's perfect and his soulmate is death or were they all part of him? But whatever way you look at it, it's still a profoundly disturbing {{tearjerker}} that sets up the downward spiral of events of the finale nicely.

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* Even ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' got in on the act with act:
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Dean's fantasy world in ''What Is And What Should Never Be''. Would that sweet little 4 year old in the pilot have turned out to be a {{jerkass}} if it wasn't for emotional abuse, neglect, a tight leash and a massive martyr complex or does he just think that little of himself? Does he think that Sam's a wuss, Mary's perfect and his soulmate is death or were they all part of him? But whatever way you look at it, it's still a profoundly disturbing {{tearjerker}} that sets up the downward spiral of events of the finale nicely.


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** And then there's [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E18TheMonsterAtTheEndOfThisBook "The Monster At the End of This Book" (S04, E18)]], when Sam and Dean come into contact with the ''Supernatural'' book series...
--->'''Dean''': I'm sitting in a laundromat, reading about myself, sitting in a laundromat, reading about myself. My head hurts.
27th Dec '16 4:00:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' is weird as all get-out, especially the final episode but still straightforward. WordOfGod says [[spoiler: it was all in his head/he died]]. Individual interpretations may vary. The sequel series ''AshesToAshes'' takes the MindScrew one stage further at the end of S2 when Alex [[spoiler: wakes up from her coma she starts seeing images of 1982 communicating with her saying she is in a coma there]]. But it's finally clarified in the finale: [[spoiler: they're in a copper's purgatory, and they were all dead all along]].

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* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' is weird as all get-out, especially the final episode but still straightforward. WordOfGod says [[spoiler: it was all in his head/he died]]. Individual interpretations may vary. The sequel series ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' takes the MindScrew one stage further at the end of S2 when Alex [[spoiler: wakes up from her coma she starts seeing images of 1982 communicating with her saying she is in a coma there]]. But it's finally clarified in the finale: [[spoiler: they're in a copper's purgatory, and they were all dead all along]].
25th Oct '16 2:20:21 PM SimiOfDoom
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* ''Series/BeyondTheWalls'': Do the memories of Lisa influence the House or does the House screw with her memories? Is the little girl [[spoiler: really the spirit of Lisa's dead sister or a construct of her mind --or worse: of the House itself?]] Does the House exist within its own physical laws or is it malleable, depending on who's in it and what they are doing? Does it run on metaphors? ''Is the whole thing even real?''
25th May '16 8:48:57 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/HammerHouseOfHorror'':
** "Rude Awakening" is about an ordinary man plagued by a series of recurring nightmares -- or is it about a man with a nightmare existence relieved by a series of dreams about living an ordinary life?
** The protagonist's nightmares in "The Two Faces of Evil".
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