History Series / Boris

19th May '17 7:54:00 AM WaterBlap
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* RecurringGag: The eral's ring is a main plot point in ''The Eyes of the Heart 2''. Despite no one knowing exactly why.


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* RunningGag: The eral's ring is a main plot point in ''The Eyes of the Heart 2''. Despite no one knowing exactly why.
2nd Dec '16 12:57:02 PM MarkLungo
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Boris is an Italian comedic TV series produced by FOX. It's a {{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}esque satire of the Italian TV series production process revolving around an awful melodrama named ''Eyes of the Heart 2'' (the sequel of another equally awful series which was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cut off after only two episodes, but which the network execs believe was only penalized due to its time slot]]) and the unlucky, [[DysfunctionJunction disfunctional]] troupe of the same a neurotic director, self-serving and self-centered stars, an incompetent and coke-addicted photography director, a dishonest executive producer, slave interns and more. It parodies much that's wrong with the production process of the mainstream networks: politics, blatantly dishonest product placement, [[ClicheStorm cut-and-paste cliché plots]], extreme ExecutiveMeddling and worse, but even when it's not actively making fun of something, the quirky cast manages to keep the funny coming.

Not entirely unlike [[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]], but exquisitely Italian.

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Boris [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/boris_series.jpg]]

''Boris''
is an Italian [[ItalianMedia Italian]] comedic TV series produced by FOX. Creator/{{FOX}}. It's a {{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}esque ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''-esque satire of the Italian TV series production process revolving around an awful melodrama named ''Eyes of the Heart 2'' (the sequel of another equally awful series which was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork cut off after only two episodes, but which the network execs believe was only penalized due to its time slot]]) and the unlucky, [[DysfunctionJunction disfunctional]] troupe of the same a neurotic director, self-serving and self-centered stars, an incompetent and coke-addicted photography director, a dishonest executive producer, slave interns and more. It parodies much that's wrong with the production process of the mainstream networks: politics, blatantly dishonest product placement, [[ClicheStorm cut-and-paste cliché plots]], extreme ExecutiveMeddling and worse, but even when it's not actively making fun of something, the quirky cast manages to keep the funny coming.

Not entirely unlike [[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]], ''Series/ThirtyRock'', but exquisitely Italian.
17th Mar '16 10:36:57 AM pioggi
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** Orlando Serpentieri, a renowned actor, joins the cast. When Alessandro asks him why, after playing Shakespear, would he do that, he answers honestly that between Shakespeare and ''The Eyes of the Heart 2'' there's something called "loan".

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** Orlando Serpentieri, a renowned actor, joins the cast. When Alessandro asks him why, after playing Shakespear, Shakespeare, would he do that, he answers honestly that between Shakespeare and ''The Eyes of the Heart 2'' there's something called "loan".
17th Mar '16 10:31:50 AM pioggi
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** Also, in the last episode, characters tell Lorenzo "wax on, wax off" to remember his role as a slave (a case of BeamMeUpScotty, since the phrase used, "metti la cera, togli la cera", is not the actual translation in the movies, "dai la cera, togli la cera").

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** Also, in the last episode, characters tell Lorenzo Alessandro "wax on, wax off" to remember his role as a slave (a case of BeamMeUpScotty, since the phrase used, "metti la cera, togli la cera", is not the actual translation in the movies, "dai la cera, togli la cera").
7th Jul '15 3:32:39 PM nombretomado
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** ''My Africa (part 1)'' includes a parody of {{Lost}}'s iconic eye-opening season 1 shoot.

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** ''My Africa (part 1)'' includes a parody of {{Lost}}'s ''Series/{{Lost}}'''s iconic eye-opening season 1 shoot.
20th May '15 1:36:37 PM erforce
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** Again in ''My Africa (part 1)'', Corinna's arrival on the set has numerous elements that recall Kate Winslet's arrival on the titular ship of {{Titanic}}.
** The beating of Lorenzo in ''The Daughter of Mazinga'' is a recreation of "Gomer Pyle"'s beating in FullMetalJacket.

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** Again in ''My Africa (part 1)'', Corinna's arrival on the set has numerous elements that recall Kate Winslet's arrival on the titular ship of {{Titanic}}.
''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
** The beating of Lorenzo in ''The Daughter of Mazinga'' is a recreation of "Gomer Pyle"'s beating in FullMetalJacket.''Film/FullMetalJacket''.
17th Jan '15 2:34:11 AM Mantyf
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* CastingGag: Stanis is known for playing Corelli in ''The Eyes of the Heart''. Is actor, Pietro Sermonti, is known for playing a doctor in another italian series, ''A Doctor in the Family''.

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** [[spoiler: In season three, ''The Eyes of the Heart 3'' actually has a musical number in it.]]
* CastingGag: Stanis is known for playing Corelli in ''The Eyes of the Heart''. Is His actor, Pietro Sermonti, is known for playing a doctor in another italian series, ''A Doctor in the Family''.
14th Jan '15 5:18:42 AM Mantyf
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* CastingGag: Stanis is known for playing Corelli in ''The Eyes of the Heart''. Is actor, Pietro Sermonti, is known for playing a doctor in another italian series, ''A Doctor in the Family''.


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** Also, in the last episode, characters tell Lorenzo "wax on, wax off" to remember his role as a slave (a case of BeamMeUpScotty, since the phrase used, "metti la cera, togli la cera", is not the actual translation in the movies, "dai la cera, togli la cera").


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* StockScream: Used to shot a suicide scene.
* TakeThatAudience: The producers need to cut everything even slightly ethically complex or ambiguos, also the whole fact that they don't want anything new just, at the very best, something that ''looks'' new but is the same story all over again.
14th Jan '15 3:41:14 AM Mantyf
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* EvilTwin: In ''The Eyes of the Heart'' Corelli has one.


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** In-universe [[spoilers: in ''The Eyes of the Heart 3'', Corelli is blind but says he will keep doing his job using "the eyes of the heart... 3". Renè thinks Stanis adding the number is overdoing it, but they haven't time for another one.]]
11th Jan '15 11:32:54 AM Mantyf
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* HypocriticalHumor: The scriptwriters claiming they really need an holiday. While sunbathing. Or fishing. Or doing anything but working.
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