History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / LiveActionTV

2nd Apr '17 11:41:40 AM nombretomado
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* Has happened more than once in ''HomeAndAway''. Like the story that introduced Peter, where Leah was held hostage and Dan was trying to rescue her...but by the time we came back from commercial, Peter had beaten him to the punch. It's possible that this was done so as to keep the timeslot, but still, pretty damn irritating.

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* Has happened more than once in ''HomeAndAway''.''Series/HomeAndAway''. Like the story that introduced Peter, where Leah was held hostage and Dan was trying to rescue her...but by the time we came back from commercial, Peter had beaten him to the punch. It's possible that this was done so as to keep the timeslot, but still, pretty damn irritating.
2nd Apr '17 10:46:52 AM gb00393
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*** In "Baelor," two major battles occur, but only the aftermaths are shown. First Tyrion gets knocked unconscious by the rush of clansmen following a RousingSpeech and only wakes up after the battle, then Robb is shown returning triumphant from battle with Jaime Lannister as his prisoner.

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*** In "Baelor," two major battles occur, but only the aftermaths are shown. First Tyrion gets knocked unconscious by the rush of clansmen following a RousingSpeech and only wakes up after the battle, then Robb is shown returning triumphant from battle with Jaime Lannister as his prisoner.prisoner after he led a small party to ambush the latter, but not before the Lannister kills 10 men in the ambush.
19th Feb '17 10:56:15 AM gb00393
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* For budgetary reasons, the show doesn't show most of its battles, usually just the armies charging in followed by the aftermath. Awesomely averted in the penultimate episode of season 2, ''Blackwater''.

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* ** For budgetary reasons, the show doesn't show most of its battles, usually just the armies charging in followed by the aftermath. Awesomely averted in the penultimate episode of season 2, ''Blackwater''.
19th Feb '17 10:54:24 AM gb00393
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* For budgetary reasons, ''Series/GameOfThrones'' doesn't show most of its battles, usually just the armies charging in followed by the aftermath. Awesomely averted in the penultimate episode of season 2, ''Blackwater''.
** One noticeable example is the ''Battle of the Fist of the First Men'' around season 3. Which consisted of The Nightwatch fighting a horde of wights, among them reanimated corpses of animals most notably a fucking reanimated ''[[RaisingTheSteaks BEAR!!]]''. The Nightwatch was completely crushed and demoralized. But we only get to see the survivors make a grim march back to Craster's Keep.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
* For budgetary reasons, ''Series/GameOfThrones'' the show doesn't show most of its battles, usually just the armies charging in followed by the aftermath. Awesomely averted in the penultimate episode of season 2, ''Blackwater''.
** *** One noticeable example is the ''Battle of the Fist of the First Men'' around season 3. Which consisted of The Nightwatch fighting a horde of wights, among them reanimated corpses of animals most notably a fucking reanimated ''[[RaisingTheSteaks BEAR!!]]''. The Nightwatch was completely crushed and demoralized. But we only get to see the survivors make a grim march back to Craster's Keep.Keep.
*** In "Baelor," two major battles occur, but only the aftermaths are shown. First Tyrion gets knocked unconscious by the rush of clansmen following a RousingSpeech and only wakes up after the battle, then Robb is shown returning triumphant from battle with Jaime Lannister as his prisoner.
** The sack of Yunkai happens almost completely offscreen. Dany's three champions fight off an initial wave of guards, then report back that they've fomented a slave uprising. Later, the sack of Meereen only shows a single master getting swarmed by angry slaves in a narrow alley.
** In "No One," Brynden Tully stages a one-man last stand against Lannister soldiers, and Arya fights a Faceless Man assassin in the dark with Needle. Both fights are performed off-screen.
16th Jan '17 8:00:24 PM DustSnitch
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** In the Season 4 premiere, Chuck is cornered by 10 armed {{Mook}}s who already know he's a dangerous guy. Their boss has Sarah and Casey hostage and gives the order, by radio, to kill Chuck. The next thing to come over the radio is Chuck saying something like "Clearly you don't know who I am because you only sent 10 men," in his best BadAss voice. Sure, it's funny, but why couldn't we see it?

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** In the Season 4 premiere, Chuck is cornered by 10 armed {{Mook}}s who already know he's a dangerous guy. Their boss has Sarah and Casey hostage and gives the order, by radio, to kill Chuck. The next thing to come over the radio is Chuck saying something like "Clearly you don't know who I am because you only sent 10 men," in his best BadAss badass voice. Sure, it's funny, but why couldn't we see it?
21st Dec '16 2:45:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} when Abby is in trouble.

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** The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} badass when Abby is in trouble.



* On Series/{{Leverage}} this occurs in the pilot, as Eliot's [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Establishing Moment of]] [[{{Badass}} Awesome]]. Eliot is in a restaurant calmly sipping coffee while facing an unidentified guy surrounded by mooks. The guy refuses to hand over the thing Eliot's there for. The lights go out, there are a few muzzle flashes, the lights go on. Eliot is still sipping coffee and the mooks are all unconscious. The unidentified guy immediately hands over the thing. This all serves to create DramaticIrony for the first third of the episode, as Hardison keeps repeating "I don't even know what you ''do."''

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* On Series/{{Leverage}} this occurs in the pilot, as Eliot's [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Establishing Moment of]] [[{{Badass}} of Awesome]]. Eliot is in a restaurant calmly sipping coffee while facing an unidentified guy surrounded by mooks. The guy refuses to hand over the thing Eliot's there for. The lights go out, there are a few muzzle flashes, the lights go on. Eliot is still sipping coffee and the mooks are all unconscious. The unidentified guy immediately hands over the thing. This all serves to create DramaticIrony for the first third of the episode, as Hardison keeps repeating "I don't even know what you ''do."''
10th Dec '16 8:25:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the episode "Ceremonies of Light and Dark", [[{{Badass}} Marcus Cole]] goes to question an entire {{bad guy bar}} about the whereabouts of [[spoiler:[[NumberTwo Ivonova]]]]. He calmly states that, if he doesn't get any answers, then "[[BadassBoast In ten minutes, I'll be the only conscious person in this room]]". Sure enough, the next time we see him...

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** In the episode "Ceremonies of Light and Dark", [[{{Badass}} Marcus Cole]] Cole goes to question an entire {{bad guy bar}} about the whereabouts of [[spoiler:[[NumberTwo Ivonova]]]]. He calmly states that, if he doesn't get any answers, then "[[BadassBoast In ten minutes, I'll be the only conscious person in this room]]". Sure enough, the next time we see him...
13th Nov '16 5:06:12 PM skybox
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* On ''Series/{{Bones}}'', the [[spoiler: UST that makes up the bulk of the character interaction gets resolved ''completely off-screen''.]]

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* On ''Series/{{Bones}}'', the [[spoiler: UST that makes up the bulk of the character interaction gets resolved ''completely off-screen''.]] This was most likely due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the writers needing to do a rush job after the actress became pregnant.]]
1st Sep '16 8:03:41 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* No big time heroics is shown in ''Series/TheTick'', with most episodes taking place between their crime fighting. Whenever the team is about to do something heroic they just cut to the aftermath.
* The main storyline of most episodes of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' involve Red describing the various adventures he and his Possum Lodge buddies get involved in.

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* No big time big-time heroics is are shown in ''Series/TheTick'', with most episodes taking place between their crime fighting. Whenever the team is about to do something heroic they just cut to the aftermath.
* The main storyline of most episodes of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' involve Red describing the various adventures he and his Possum Lodge buddies get involved in.in.
* PlayedForLaughs in one episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''. The boys buy loads of fireworks to pop off in the desert, including a comically massive artillery shell called the "Komodo 3000." We mostly get to see their reactions when the entire stockpile is accidentally ignited all at once, but we know when the Komodo 3000 goes off because the entire countryside ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYng9T8EpS0 cuts to full daylight]]'' for about five seconds.
5th Jul '16 12:01:46 AM C2
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* No big time heroics is shown in ''Series/TheTick'', with most episodes taking place between their crime fighting. Whenever the team is about to do something heroic they just cut to the aftermath.

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* No big time heroics is shown in ''Series/TheTick'', with most episodes taking place between their crime fighting. Whenever the team is about to do something heroic they just cut to the aftermath.aftermath.
* The main storyline of most episodes of ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' involve Red describing the various adventures he and his Possum Lodge buddies get involved in.
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