History Series / DeadLikeMe

28th Jun '17 11:24:27 PM infernape612
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* '''Daisy Adair''' (d. 1938), a Hollywood starlet who may (or may not) have slept with Creator/ClarkGable and nearly all of 1930s Hollywood. Died in a terrible fire on the set of GoneWithTheWind. She replaced Betty.

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* '''Daisy Adair''' (d. 1938), a Hollywood starlet who may (or may not) have slept with Creator/ClarkGable and nearly all of 1930s Hollywood. Died in a terrible fire on the set of GoneWithTheWind.''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. She replaced Betty.
19th Dec '16 7:10:29 AM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Anyone in the northwest could tell you that Seattle is rarely that sunny and bright for more than a week per year, much less all year round. Reggie and her mom sleeping in casual spring clothes outside in the middle of fall would have more likely given them frostbite.
** {{Averted|Trope}} however, as the show wasn't filmed in California at all; it was filmed in ''Vancouver''.
28th Sep '16 8:46:08 PM spasskysteve
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Georgia ("George") Lass is an unmotivated eighteen-year-old slacker; a college dropout, she's returned to live with her unhappily-married parents (Joy and Clancy) and withdrawn younger sister (Reggie) in her family's Seattle home. To make her miserable existence even ''worse'', her father is cheating on his wife with one of his students, and her mother is so uptight that she thinks the word 'moist' sounds pornographic. (Her mother [[CharacterDevelopment later got over it]].)

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Georgia ("George") Lass is an unmotivated eighteen-year-old slacker; a college dropout, she's returned to live with her unhappily-married parents (Joy and Clancy) and withdrawn younger sister (Reggie) in her family's Seattle home. To make her miserable existence even ''worse'', her father is cheating on his wife with one of his students, and her mother is so uptight that she thinks the word 'moist' sounds pornographic. (Her mother [[CharacterDevelopment later got over it]].)
pornographic.
16th Sep '16 10:35:15 PM dannybeans
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* PreAssKickingOneLiner:
-->'''Mason''': *''hefting a fire exinguisher''* I just remembered what I hit my teacher with.
23rd Aug '16 6:36:42 AM Gitman
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-->'''Josh:''' Neither of us. We're two gay men.

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-->'''Josh:''' ''(rolling his eyes)'' Neither of us. We're two gay men.
9th Aug '16 12:27:43 PM Eagal
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* MeaningfulName: Gee, I wonder who [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts Rube]] was named for...

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* MeaningfulName: Gee, I wonder who [[RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts Rube]] MeaningfulName:
** Rube
was named for...for Rube Goldberg. The many deaths in the series tend towards RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts.
5th Jun '16 1:57:53 PM nombretomado
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* TomboyishName: Georgia "George" Lass (and her little sister Regina "Reggie" Lass). Creator Creator/BryanFuller seems to like this trope; his other series (''{{Wonderfalls}}'' and ''PushingDaisies'') also have female leads with "boy" nicknames.

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* TomboyishName: Georgia "George" Lass (and her little sister Regina "Reggie" Lass). Creator Creator/BryanFuller seems to like this trope; his other series (''{{Wonderfalls}}'' (''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' and ''PushingDaisies'') ''Series/PushingDaisies'') also have female leads with "boy" nicknames.
26th May '16 5:19:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AuthorAppeal: After Creator/BryanFuller left, the show was taken over by John Masius and Stephen Godchaux. What ironic is the show is sometimes called a dark sarcastic ''TouchedByAnAngel'': John Masius was in fact the original creator of Touched By An Angel. However CBS threw out his original pilot because it was considered too dark: fueled by his anger at the time at God for having his two kids be disabled, it had the Angels be foulmouthed and argumentative and cynical. Sound familiar? The show was {{Retool}}ed into a very preachy lighthearted Christian drama, but he profited from the royalties. A decade later, he ended up writing for essentially a very similar idea..... but he actually took up the task of [[http://onlineathens.com/stories/062603/ent_20030626022.shtml lightening the tone of the show a little bit from Fuller's episodes]], as his perspective on life and spirituality softened a bit in the years since, comparing Fuller to where he was 10 years prior.

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* AuthorAppeal: After Creator/BryanFuller left, the show was taken over by John Masius and Stephen Godchaux. What ironic is the show is sometimes called a dark sarcastic ''TouchedByAnAngel'': ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': John Masius was in fact the original creator of Touched By An Angel. However CBS threw out his original pilot because it was considered too dark: fueled by his anger at the time at God for having his two kids be disabled, it had the Angels be foulmouthed and argumentative and cynical. Sound familiar? The show was {{Retool}}ed into a very preachy lighthearted Christian drama, but he profited from the royalties. A decade later, he ended up writing for essentially a very similar idea..... but he actually took up the task of [[http://onlineathens.com/stories/062603/ent_20030626022.shtml lightening the tone of the show a little bit from Fuller's episodes]], as his perspective on life and spirituality softened a bit in the years since, comparing Fuller to where he was 10 years prior.
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.
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