History Series / DeadLikeMe

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.
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.
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