History RealityIsUnrealistic / LiveActionTV

18th Nov '17 6:21:20 PM danlansdowne
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** This was an incredibly common practice in the black and white era. The drab-looking parlor on ''Series/{{TheAddamsFamily}}'' was actually pink and turquoise.

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** This was an incredibly common practice in the black and white era. The drab-looking parlor on ''Series/{{TheAddamsFamily}}'' ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' was actually pink and turquoise.
18th Nov '17 6:19:43 PM danlansdowne
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* In the early years of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', when it was in black and white, Superman's costume was actually white and red, because blue would have looked wrong (you can see it in the movie Hollywoodland). A normal version was created for later seasons that were shot in color.

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* In the early years of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'', when it was in black and white, Superman's costume was actually white and red, because blue would have looked wrong (you can see it in the movie Hollywoodland). ''Hollywoodland''). A normal version was created for later seasons that were shot in color.color.
** This was an incredibly common practice in the black and white era. The drab-looking parlor on ''Series/{{TheAddamsFamily}}'' was actually pink and turquoise.



18th Nov '17 6:12:57 PM danlansdowne
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** In recent years it's been increasingly common for British people to buy holiday or retirement homes in France. It's not impossible that Picard has an Anglo-French background.
25th Jun '17 1:14:08 PM nombretomado
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** One scene that gets a lot of complaints is a part where an Iraqi AA gun ambushes the Marines' humvees as they're driving down the highway. The common complaint is that the AA gun should have ripped apart the Marines' column before they could have taken cover, let alone return fire or direct a helicopter after the gun. In reality, this event actually happened almost exactly like it did in the show - except that unlike in the show, they were being fired upon with ''explosive'' ammunition, and there were Iraqi mortars bombarding the column too. Not only was this mentioned in the ''GenerationKill'' book, but 1st Lieutenant Nathan Fick's own autobiography ''One Bullet Away'' verifies it further.

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** One scene that gets a lot of complaints is a part where an Iraqi AA gun ambushes the Marines' humvees as they're driving down the highway. The common complaint is that the AA gun should have ripped apart the Marines' column before they could have taken cover, let alone return fire or direct a helicopter after the gun. In reality, this event actually happened almost exactly like it did in the show - except that unlike in the show, they were being fired upon with ''explosive'' ammunition, and there were Iraqi mortars bombarding the column too. Not only was this mentioned in the ''GenerationKill'' ''Literature/GenerationKill'' book, but 1st Lieutenant Nathan Fick's own autobiography ''One Bullet Away'' verifies it further.
12th Jun '17 1:19:52 PM comicwriter
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** Similarly, Creator/MarkGatiss protested against the casting of a black actor as one of the Victorian soldiers in the episode "Empress of Mars." He relented after learning that there actually was a black Victorian soldier named [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/06/11/exclusive-doctor-writer-protested-against-problematic-casting/ Jimmy Durham]].
12th Apr '17 8:37:59 AM DoctorNemesis
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** ''Series/{{Castle}}'', revolving as it does around a mystery novelist shadowing the police (and one who spends a bit too much time indulging in fiction to begin with), often features in-universe examples of this trope. For example, in one example he was surprised to discover that using the EnhanceButton just made the picture all blurry and pixelated instead of providing a sharp, focussed close-up.
5th Feb '17 1:26:31 AM Doug86
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* ''BrainiacScienceAbuse'' got in a spot of bother for pandering to this trope. The alkali metals (group one on your periodic table) get more reactive as their masses increase. The show demonstrated this by dropping them into water and watching the increasingly loud bangs as the metals liberated and ignited hydrogen gas. Unfortunately when they reached caesium, the large atomic mass meant, pound for pound, it was far ''less'' dramatic than the rest. Rather than show this interesting result to the audience, they repeated the experiment with numerous pyrotechnic charges in the tank. [[http://www.badscience.net/?p=271 "Science Abuse" indeed.]] Funnily enough on a small scale caesium is far more impressive. While the lower number metals fizz and occasionally burn in water, caesium will quite happily ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umn5YG3RBSM make the tank explode]]''.

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* ''BrainiacScienceAbuse'' ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse'' got in a spot of bother for pandering to this trope. The alkali metals (group one on your periodic table) get more reactive as their masses increase. The show demonstrated this by dropping them into water and watching the increasingly loud bangs as the metals liberated and ignited hydrogen gas. Unfortunately when they reached caesium, the large atomic mass meant, pound for pound, it was far ''less'' dramatic than the rest. Rather than show this interesting result to the audience, they repeated the experiment with numerous pyrotechnic charges in the tank. [[http://www.badscience.net/?p=271 "Science Abuse" indeed.]] Funnily enough on a small scale caesium is far more impressive. While the lower number metals fizz and occasionally burn in water, caesium will quite happily ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umn5YG3RBSM make the tank explode]]''.
6th Jan '17 10:28:24 PM jmparker78
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Much has been made by fans and critics alike that most of the cast members playing teenagers are [[DawsonCasting clearly in their 20's or even 30's]], particularly the male students. While this is true, it ignores the very real fact that different people age at different speeds, and it is completely possible for two teenage boys to be in the same grade despite one of them sporting a heavy beard and deep voice and the other unable to grow facial hair and squeaking like a 10-year-old (eg. Kurt, played by Chris Colfer, the only cast member who was still in his teens, albeit late teens, at the start of the show). It may look odd to see mid-30's Matthew Morrison playing a teacher the same age that he is while Cory Monteith and Mark Salling (both in their late 20's) played students in their late teens, despite them all three looking about the same age, but that's only due to how rare it is to see it on television. Many young-looking teachers in real life are mistaken for students, while many teens ages 15-18 are mistaken for adults (or, conversely, much younger children).
15th Dec '16 12:20:39 AM Doug86
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** The series still suffers from this trope played straight; it's not uncommon for viewers to think the show is completely unrealistic and an insult to military personnel when they don't know the characters, Wright included, are real people actually followed around by a reporter. The Marines being more vulgar and shameless than military characters portrayed in the Creator/JohnWayne-era or even newer WorldWarII films just seem unrealistic to civilians after decades of Hollywood painting the battlefield with an air of civility. Beyond this, some will still justify calling bullshit on it through the idea that Evan Wright is biased at best, and fabricating things at worst, the fact that the real Marines portrayed have no problem sitting down with him and talking about what goes on in the series seemingly irrelevant. The ''real'' Brad Colbert actually mentions this trope in one such discussion, he and the other Marines having what is essentially this entry as a conversation.

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** The series still suffers from this trope played straight; it's not uncommon for viewers to think the show is completely unrealistic and an insult to military personnel when they don't know the characters, Wright included, are real people actually followed around by a reporter. The Marines being more vulgar and shameless than military characters portrayed in the Creator/JohnWayne-era or even newer WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII films just seem unrealistic to civilians after decades of Hollywood painting the battlefield with an air of civility. Beyond this, some will still justify calling bullshit on it through the idea that Evan Wright is biased at best, and fabricating things at worst, the fact that the real Marines portrayed have no problem sitting down with him and talking about what goes on in the series seemingly irrelevant. The ''real'' Brad Colbert actually mentions this trope in one such discussion, he and the other Marines having what is essentially this entry as a conversation.
10th Dec '16 8:35:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** As {{Badass}} as [[BadassGay Omar Little]] is, there's no way he would really be able to survive a [[SuperWindowJump leap from a fourth-floor window]], right? Except for the fact that Donnie Andrews, one of the real-life Baltimorians Little is based off, pulled off a similar feat with a ''sixth''-floor drop, but David Simon scaled it back because of this trope.

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** As {{Badass}} badass as [[BadassGay Omar Little]] is, there's no way he would really be able to survive a [[SuperWindowJump leap from a fourth-floor window]], right? Except for the fact that Donnie Andrews, one of the real-life Baltimorians Little is based off, pulled off a similar feat with a ''sixth''-floor drop, but David Simon scaled it back because of this trope.
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