History Series / BirdsOfAFeather

28th Dec '17 2:35:58 PM DaibhidC
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* AwfulWeddedLife: Sharon and Chris, in contrast to Tracey and Darryl. Tracey describes Sharon as, "The most mistreated wife since Anne Boleyn." Presumably Dorien and Marcus' marriage isn't very happy either but we don't see enough of Marcus to be sure.

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* AgeCut: The opening credits, from season two, shows the two sisters growing up (using real photos since, while not sisters, the actresses really did grow up together).
* AwfulWeddedLife: Sharon and Chris, in contrast to Tracey and Darryl. Tracey describes Sharon as, "The most mistreated wife since Anne Boleyn." Presumably Dorien and Marcus' marriage isn't very happy either but we don't see enough of Marcus to be sure. Later switched when they're released: Chris decides to go straight for Sharon's sake, and Darryl gets them both arrested again. Tracy tells Darryl (whom she previously believed to be innocent) that this time she won't be waiting for him.



* BlandNameProduct: In the new series, Dorien has found fame as the author of ''Sixty Shades of Green''.

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* BlandNameProduct: In the new series, Dorien has found fame as the author of ''Sixty Shades of Green''. SubvertedTrope when she gets sued for plagiarism by E. L. James.



* [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Special]]: Several.

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* [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Special]]: ChristmasEpisode: Several.



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Tracey has a nice house and a nice life, while Sharon is living off her since she can't afford her horrible flat any more, and doesn't seem to think through the consequences of her actions. Although Tracey's "respectablity" isn't portrayed positively, and she's often shown to be foolish in different ways.



* HappilyMarried: Tracey and Darryl, in contrast to Sharon and Chris.

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* HappilyMarried: Tracey and Darryl, in contrast to Sharon and Chris. This changes over the course of the series, and by Season 10, [[spoiler: they're divorced.]]
10th Nov '17 2:32:07 PM RedScharlach
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* OverlyLongName: Theodopalopadous is at least two syllables longer than a surname really ought to be. Not suprisingly, Sharon hates it.
* {{Pun}}: Often dropped by Sharon. For example, whilst playing Monopoly, she referred to "Dorien's Boobs, also known as The Community Chest."

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* OverlyLongName: Theodopalopadous is at least two syllables longer than a surname really ought to be. Not suprisingly, surprisingly, Sharon hates it.
* {{Pun}}: Often dropped by Sharon. For example, whilst while playing Monopoly, she referred to "Dorien's Boobs, also known as The Community Chest."
24th Dec '16 12:18:20 PM Gouken20xx
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* LampshadeHanging: In the newer ITV series, one of the clips is from the BBC series, since even the original series is over a decade old.
10th Dec '16 3:43:12 PM Kitchen90
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** In the revival, the much-older Dorien is called this by Tracey's son Travis.
--->'''Dorien:''' Surely you're not comparing me to Mrs Robinson!
--->'''Travis:''' ''[scoffs]'' Oh no -- [[DiggingYourselfDeeper she was years younger]].
11th Aug '16 1:12:27 AM triassicranger
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* ChannelHop: From BBC One (Series 1-9) to ITV (Series 10+)



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series had a very odd title sequence, showing Sharon and Tracey standing together in a darkened room in a way that made them look more like lovers than sisters, while the theme song was performed by a ''man'', in a very downbeat manner. Starting with the second series, this was changed to the more familiar sequence showing pictures of them growing up together, with the theme song now sung by a woman in a slightly more up-tempo fashion.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first series had a very odd title sequence, showing Sharon and Tracey standing together in a darkened room in a way that made them look more like lovers than sisters, while the theme song was performed by a ''man'', in a very downbeat manner. Starting with the second series, this was changed to the more familiar sequence showing pictures of them growing up together, with and in the third series the theme song was now sung by a woman the actresses in a slightly more up-tempo fashion.



* TheOtherDarrin: All of the men. Darryl managed to stay as the same actor up until the last series before being suddenly recast. Meanwhile, Garth regenerated twice and then settled into his third form and Marcus was played by a different actor every time we saw him (which, admittedly, wasn't very often as he spent most of the series' run as TheGhost). However, Chris is the most notable example, he was recast after Series One, stayed in his new form for most of the show and then reached the last series and turned back into his Series One actor. In the new series, Garth is played by a new actor again
20th Mar '16 2:47:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* BechdelTest: Obviously passes with three female leads.
10th Jul '14 3:47:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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A new series started on {{ITV}} (the original was on TheBBC) in 2014, 16 years after the "final" episode. This starts off with Sharon back in her council flat, but [[StatusQuoIsGod events conspire]] to bring her back to Chigwell.

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A new series started on {{ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} (the original was on TheBBC) Creator/TheBBC) in 2014, 16 years after the "final" episode. This starts off with Sharon back in her council flat, but [[StatusQuoIsGod events conspire]] to bring her back to Chigwell.
20th Jun '14 12:25:49 PM Mdumas43073
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* [[ChristmasEpsiode Christmas Special]]: Several. The final BBC episode, though not officially one of these, originally aired on Christmas Eve and even ends with an AwayInAManger moment.

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* [[ChristmasEpsiode [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Special]]: Several. Several.
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The final BBC episode, though not officially one of these, originally aired on Christmas Eve and even ends with an AwayInAManger moment.
20th Jun '14 12:25:25 PM Mdumas43073
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* [[ChristmasEpsiode Christmas Special]]: Several. The final BBC episode, though not officially one of these, originally aired on Christmas Eve and even ends with an AwayInAManger moment.
20th Jun '14 12:17:08 PM Mdumas43073
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* AwayInAManger: The final BBC episode, "Holy Ground", ends with Tracey giving birth in an Irish stable. Rather appropriately, the episode originally aired on Christmas Eve.
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