History Series / DeadLikeMe

14th Mar '16 6:45:01 AM morenohijazo
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* ProfaneLastWords: George gets out a last "Oh Shit" before being vaporized from a space toilet that didn't quite get the memo on where and when to re-enter the atmosphere.
27th Dec '15 11:50:39 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* CoolOldLady: "Grandma Phyl," Mother of Joy and George and Reggie's grandmother. Joy was always at odds with her, but the latter two liked her. A DeconstructedCharacterArchetype in that Joy's uptight personality is a result of her mother's carefree/irresponsible parenting leaving her to act like the grown-up even when she was a kid. Phyl makes a much better grandmother than she did a mother.
* CrapsackWorld: For the reapers. Well, only if one expects supernatural beings to enjoy some sort of higher plane of existence. In this case, though, they're forced to take jobs and pay rent and do laundry just like anyone else, though some choose to be scavengers and Mason tends to get involved in illegal activities. On the plus side, they can eat whatever they want without fear of clogged arteries and get as drunk as they want without getting hangovers.

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* CoolOldLady: "Grandma Phyl," Mother of Joy and George and Reggie's grandmother. Joy was always at odds with her, but the latter two liked her. A DeconstructedCharacterArchetype in that Joy's uptight personality is a result of her mother's carefree/irresponsible parenting leaving her to act like the grown-up even when she was a kid. Phyl makes a much better grandmother than she did a mother.\n
* CrapsackWorld: For the reapers. Well, only if one expects supernatural beings to enjoy some sort of higher plane of existence. In this case, though, they're They're forced to take jobs and pay rent and do laundry just like anyone else, though some choose to be scavengers and Mason tends to get involved in illegal activities. On the plus side, they can eat whatever they want without fear of clogged arteries and get as drunk as they want without getting hangovers.



* GenreDeconstruction: of UrbanFantasy. The reapers aren't on some sacred mission, reaping is depressing and the only thing they have to which they can look forward is when they finally reach their quota of souls, which may take forever. Reaping is also nonprofit, so they need either to have day jobs or to live rough.
2nd Dec '15 6:28:18 PM Sootyuk
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* RetCon: A few details were added in and taken out between the pilot and the second episode. And, for the most part, in the second season and in the movie, the detail of the Reapers looking different to living people seemed to be more or less dropped. (Though the last episode of Season 2 alluded to it.)

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* RetCon: A few details were added in and taken out between the pilot and the second episode. And, for the most part, in the second season and in the movie, the detail of the Reapers looking different to living people seemed to be more or less dropped. (Though the last episode of Season 2 alluded to it.) They seemed to go all over the place but eventually seemed to settle on "looks different to people who knew them while alive")
5th Nov '15 7:07:19 AM eroock
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'''''Dead Like Me''''' was a MundaneFantastic BlackComedy television series created by Creator/BryanFuller, with John Masius and Stephen Godchaux taking the creative reigns halfway through season one. It aired on {{Showtime}} from 2003 to 2004.

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'''''Dead ''Dead Like Me''''' Me'' was a MundaneFantastic BlackComedy television series created by Creator/BryanFuller, with John Masius and Stephen Godchaux taking the creative reigns halfway through season one. It aired on {{Showtime}} from 2003 to 2004.
26th Oct '15 1:36:49 PM SenseiLeRoof
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* RunningGag: One of many is George making up bizarre excuses to escape certain situations, such as spending more time than she has to with Delores. In the pilot episode she says she can't talk with a man because she is praying, she avoids scrapbooking with Delores by saying she is having a "heavy flow day" and avoids going to a stationary store (that apparently has to be "seen to be believed") with Delores by saying she has been alcohol-free for a year and her AA sponsor is taking her to the park to fly kites.

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* RunningGag: One of many is George making up bizarre excuses to escape certain situations, such as spending more time than she has to with Delores. In the pilot episode she says she can't talk with a man because she is praying, she avoids scrapbooking with Delores by saying she is having a "heavy flow day" and avoids going to a stationary stationery store (that apparently has to be "seen to be believed") with Delores by saying she has been alcohol-free for a year and her AA sponsor is taking her to the park to fly kites.
17th Oct '15 9:39:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** Happens so much, even the Reapers [[GenreSavvy begin to notice]]. Some have even made a game of picking out just what's going to happen. And, since this is the norm, when everything happens as predicted (see the banana peel above) it actually ends up going full circle and becoming a surprise.
24th Sep '15 9:02:55 PM Dawnwing
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* PartingWordsRegret: Joy's last words to George before her daugher's death are (in response to George's comment about "those are funeral clothes"): "There's going to ''be'' a funeral if you don't get your ass out of bed! Now move it!" George even remarks in the narration, "Boy, is she going to be sorry." Joy does regret it later.
20th Sep '15 5:02:06 AM PurpleAlert
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* ThemeNaming: The women of the protagonist's family all have masculine nicknames: George, Reggie, and Phyl for Georgia, Regina, and Phyllis respectively, with her mother Joy being the exception. Apply the surname Lass, which by itself means "girl", though, and you get Joy Lass, or ''joyless'', which is much more accurate to her character. It might also highlight Joy's perpetual struggle not just with grief, but of her womanhood in general, since a lot of her problems come from wanting to keep everything in her life rigidly structured around her role as wife and mother even when she's not equipped to nurture as much as she's equipped to control.
19th Sep '15 2:30:53 AM Dawnwing
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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Daisy describing George to George's (Millie's) co-workers:

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** George asking Mason what he's looking for.
-->'''George:''' Drugs? Booze? Drugs ''and'' booze?
19th Sep '15 2:28:48 AM Dawnwing
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Roxy describes Ray's crimes as fraud, assault, and bad haircut.



* [[ButHeSoundsHandsome But She Sounds Pretty]]: While Delores and George (as Milly) go over Georgia Lass' job interview files from a year before and see that they don't have a lot of positive things to say about her, George says that at least she was pretty. For Joy's sake, the two decide to alter them to sound more positive... with Delores deciding to base the new information off of "Milly".

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* [[ButHeSoundsHandsome But She Sounds Pretty]]: While Delores and George (as Milly) Millie) go over Georgia Lass' job interview files from a year before and see that they don't have a lot of positive things to say about her, George says that at least she was pretty. For Joy's sake, the two decide to alter them to sound more positive... with Delores deciding to base the new information off of "Milly"."Millie".
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