History PlayingWith / JustEatGilligan

28th Jun '16 6:29:01 PM MsChibi
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** The series is set and/or airing [[ValuesDissonance during a time]] when divorce was scandalous (possibly too scandalous for TV), so divorce really ''isn't'' as much of an option for AliceAndBob as the audience (especially a modern, Western audience) might be led to believe.

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** The series is set and/or airing [[ValuesDissonance during a time]] when divorce was scandalous (possibly too scandalous for TV), TV) and/or difficult to obtain, so divorce really ''isn't'' as much of an option for AliceAndBob as the audience (especially a modern, Western audience) might be led to believe.
9th Dec '15 5:26:33 PM MsChibi
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** The series is set [[ValuesDissonance during a time]] when divorce was scandalous (possibly too scandalous for TV), so divorce really ''isn't'' as much of an option for AliceAndBob as the audience (especially a modern, Western audience) might be led to believe.

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** The series is set and/or airing [[ValuesDissonance during a time]] when divorce was scandalous (possibly too scandalous for TV), so divorce really ''isn't'' as much of an option for AliceAndBob as the audience (especially a modern, Western audience) might be led to believe.
3rd Feb '15 3:34:39 PM VPhantom
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* '''Played For Drama''': See "Invoked"



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''':
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1st Feb '15 10:46:05 PM Adept
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* '''Exaggerated''': AliceAndBob get divorced, and the series is literally over; [[LeftHanging there's no telling]] what becomes of AliceAndBob (good, bad, or in-between) after the divorce.
* '''Downplayed''': AliceAndBob are constantly having problems with eachother being secretive. After both start opening up the marriage becomes happier.

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* '''Exaggerated''': AliceAndBob Alice and Bob get divorced, and the series is literally over; [[LeftHanging there's no telling]] what becomes of AliceAndBob (good, bad, or in-between) after the divorce.
* '''Downplayed''': AliceAndBob Alice and Bob are constantly having problems with eachother being secretive. After both start opening up the marriage becomes happier.



** AliceAndBob get divorced, which opens up any number of new plotlines (such as AliceAndBob reentering the dating scene, GuessWhoImMarrying, DivorceAssetsConflict, just to name a few.)
** AliceAndBob TakeAThirdOption, such as going through couples' therapy or a trial separation.

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** AliceAndBob Alice and Bob get divorced, which opens up any number of new plotlines (such as AliceAndBob reentering the dating scene, GuessWhoImMarrying, DivorceAssetsConflict, just to name a few.)
** AliceAndBob Alice and Bob TakeAThirdOption, such as going through couples' therapy or a trial separation.



** But then AliceAndBob [[DivorceIsTemporary get back together]] in a ComedyOfRemarriage, and they're [[StatusQuoIsGod back to their old problems again]]. They get back together ''the same episode'' as the divorce.

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** But then AliceAndBob Alice and Bob [[DivorceIsTemporary get back together]] in a ComedyOfRemarriage, and they're [[StatusQuoIsGod back to their old problems again]]. They get back together ''the same episode'' as the divorce.



** AliceAndBob divorce. Cue Bob lying alone in bed, asking, "Now what?" and hearing only crickets in response.

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** AliceAndBob Alice and Bob divorce. Cue Bob lying alone in bed, asking, "Now what?" and hearing only crickets in response.



** AliceAndBob's rocky marriage is only one of many PlotThreads in the series.
** AliceAndBob are HappilyMarried.

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** AliceAndBob's Alice and Bob's rocky marriage is only one of many PlotThreads in the series.
** AliceAndBob Alice and Bob are HappilyMarried.



** AliceAndBob don't love each other anymore, but have developed [[DestructiveRomance a creepy co-dependency]] on each other, and hesitate to get a divorce for just that reason.
** AliceAndBob really can't afford to get a divorce right now, or are waiting for the real-estate market to improve so they can sell the house.

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** AliceAndBob Alice and Bob don't love each other anymore, but have developed [[DestructiveRomance a creepy co-dependency]] on each other, and hesitate to get a divorce for just that reason.
** AliceAndBob Alice and Bob really can't afford to get a divorce right now, or are waiting for the real-estate market to improve so they can sell the house.



* '''Defied''': AliceAndBob decide that they are going to look at the divorce as a new beginning, not an ending, and take advantage of the opportunity, even though it means stepping out of their comfort zones.
* '''Discussed''': "If AliceAndBob are so miserable, why don't they just divorce?"
* '''Conversed''': "Well, for a series focused solely on AliceAndBob and playing their AwfulWeddedLife for every laugh it's worth, it would kill the premise, and there's no guarantee a ReTool would be more compelling for the audience."

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* '''Defied''': AliceAndBob Alice and Bob decide that they are going to look at the divorce as a new beginning, not an ending, and take advantage of the opportunity, even though it means stepping out of their comfort zones.
* '''Discussed''': "If AliceAndBob Alice and Bob are so miserable, why don't they just divorce?"
* '''Conversed''': "Well, for a series focused solely on AliceAndBob Alice and Bob and playing their AwfulWeddedLife for every laugh it's worth, it would kill the premise, and there's no guarantee a ReTool would be more compelling for the audience."
22nd Aug '14 10:26:34 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** But then AliceAndBob [[DivorceIsTemporary get back together]] in a ComedyOfRemarriage, and they're [[StatusQuoIsGod back to their old problems again]]. (BonusPoints if they get back together ''the same episode'' as the divorce.)

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** But then AliceAndBob [[DivorceIsTemporary get back together]] in a ComedyOfRemarriage, and they're [[StatusQuoIsGod back to their old problems again]]. (BonusPoints if they They get back together ''the same episode'' as the divorce.)
4th Jan '14 9:48:42 AM VPhantom
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* '''Invoked''': AliceAndBob don't love each other anymore, but have developed [[DestructiveRomance a creepy co-dependency]] on each other, and hesitate to get a divorce for just that reason.
** Alternatively, AliceAndBob really can't afford to get a divorce right now, or are waiting for the real-estate market to improve so they can sell the house.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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AliceAndBob don't love each other anymore, but have developed [[DestructiveRomance a creepy co-dependency]] on each other, and hesitate to get a divorce for just that reason.
** Alternatively, AliceAndBob really can't afford to get a divorce right now, or are waiting for the real-estate market to improve so they can sell the house.
3rd Jan '14 5:00:58 PM MsChibi
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** Alternatively, AliceAndBob really can't afford to get a divorce right now, or are waiting for the real-estate market to improve so they can sell the house.
4th Apr '13 1:51:42 PM BibsDibs
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** Bob and/or Alice are would rather stay married than spend their money on a divorce or don't have enough money for a divorce.
29th Mar '13 6:54:40 AM skywerewolf
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???AliceAndBob are constantly having problems with eachother being secretive. After both start opening up the marriage becomes happier.
24th Jan '13 10:42:39 AM VPhantom
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** After the divorce, Bob's friends throw a "reverse bachelor party" in Hawaii in an attempt to lift his spirits...which (among other things), involves Bob [[JumpTheShark water-skiing over a shark]].

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** After the divorce, Bob's friends throw a "reverse bachelor party" in Hawaii in an attempt to lift his spirits...which (among other things), involves Bob [[JumpTheShark [[JumpingTheShark water-skiing over a shark]].
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