History Series / DeadSet

12th Feb '17 12:31:16 PM Gouken20xx
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: The internal fourth wall is broken twice by Kelly.
** First time, she has her phone on ringer while in the camera run.
** Second time, she breaks into the house itself when a zombie manages to make it into the house through the camera run.



* FreezeFrameBonus: Blink and you'd miss it, but the entire list of contestants for the doomed version of ''Big Brother'' are visible for a few seconds under one of the screens.



* RefugeInAudacity: Kelly narrowly avoids being fired on the spot for having her mobile phone ring when she was in the camera run, allowing the Housemates to hear that there is someone there. The only thing that saves her is that, by the time Patrick isn't too busy to fire her, [[UltimateJobSecurity there's more important things to think about...]]



* ShowWithinAShow: ''Big Brother'', in that a completely fictional season was created just for the drama, complete with previously evicted housemates and it's own logo.



* TitleOnlyOpening: You'd be forgiven for thinking Dead Set is a dramatization of a backstage look at Big Brother, especially on versions without the advert breaks, since the title is only used sparingly, for a similar reason to Film/{{Ghostwatch}}.

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* TitleOnlyOpening: You'd be forgiven for thinking Dead Set is a dramatization of a backstage look at Big Brother, especially on versions without the advert breaks, since the title is only used sparingly, for a similar reason to Film/{{Ghostwatch}}.Film/{{Ghostwatch}}, and only on Episodes 2-5. Episode 1 begins with the leitmotif and the ShowWithinAShow version of the Big Brother eye.
12th Feb '17 6:04:16 AM Gouken20xx
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* [[spoiler: BolivianArmyEnding: We see Kelly make an attempt to escape, one of the only survivors at that point... only to make a SmashCut to her, now a zombie, on a TV screen on the live Big Brother broadcast.]]



* CelebritySurvivor: Most of the characters.

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* CelebritySurvivor: Most of the characters. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, since the compound is overrun already, thanks to the early conversion of an entire Eviction Night crowd, no-one leaves alive.]]



* IdiotBall: [[spoiler: Joplin]]. Ramming a van through an iron gate and countless zombies, in hope that it will carry you to a safe place? Risky. ''Opening the gate before'' in hopes of getting to the van on time? Absurdly, flat-out unbelievably stupid.

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
** The Big Brother compound is amazingly secure... until one of the security gates has a car full of zombies arrive.
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[[spoiler: Joplin]]. Ramming a van through an iron gate and countless zombies, in hope that it will carry you to a safe place? Risky. ''Opening the gate before'' in hopes of getting to the van on time? Absurdly, flat-out unbelievably stupid.
11th Feb '17 1:19:27 PM Gouken20xx
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* TitleOnlyOpening: You'd be forgiven for thinking Dead Set is a dramatization of a backstage look at Big Brother, especially on versions without the advert breaks, since the title is only used sparingly, for a similar reason to {Ghostwatch}.

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* TitleOnlyOpening: You'd be forgiven for thinking Dead Set is a dramatization of a backstage look at Big Brother, especially on versions without the advert breaks, since the title is only used sparingly, for a similar reason to {Ghostwatch}.Film/{{Ghostwatch}}.
11th Feb '17 1:17:31 PM Gouken20xx
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* BitingTheHandHumor: Made by a subsidiary of the ''Big Brother'' production company, broadcast on the ''Big Brother'' channel.

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* BitingTheHandHumor: Made by a subsidiary of the ''Big Brother'' production company, broadcast on the ''Big Brother'' channel. It even uses portions of the actual filming of Big Brother 9.


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* TitleOnlyOpening: You'd be forgiven for thinking Dead Set is a dramatization of a backstage look at Big Brother, especially on versions without the advert breaks, since the title is only used sparingly, for a similar reason to {Ghostwatch}.
10th Feb '17 5:49:56 PM Gouken20xx
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* ColdOpening: The beginning of the first episode is almost shot-for-shot ''Big Brother'', complete with the normal Voice Of Big Brother.
10th Jan '17 7:35:05 AM angryundies
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** Marky shooting at [[spoiler: Riq]] screaming "I'm normal!" not because he thinks [[spoiler: Riq's]] a normal human who's a threat to their safety, but a ''zombie that's just screaming at him''.
13th Nov '16 1:21:32 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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24th Oct '16 6:05:46 PM angryundies
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* ActionSurvivor: Kelly spends her first few hours of the apocalypse crying, but recovers and becomes the de facto leader of the group. Alex, from what little we know about her, appears this way. And Riq managed to stay alive in the outside world, too. [[spoiler: Granted, they all died in the end...]]
3rd Sep '16 4:56:32 AM DisillusionedDog
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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Joplin]]'s actions at the end may not be {{Idiot Ball}} at all. Having joined the show wanting acceptance using the excuse [[spoiler:about changing the show from within]] and failing, and being subsequently rejected by literally the very last of humanity, [[spoiler:he]] in one possible interpretation actually pulls a swerve on [[spoiler:Patrick]] and uses HIM to go through with opening the gates. Even though it is now obvious to [[spoiler:Patrick]] who screams at him to stop - that given the sheer number of zombies involved the move is literal {{suicide}}. Perhaps not a case of stupidity but {{murder-suicide}}.

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Joplin]]'s actions at the end may not be {{Idiot Ball}} at all. Having joined the show wanting acceptance using the excuse [[spoiler:about changing the show from within]] and failing, and being subsequently rejected by literally the very last of humanity, [[spoiler:he]] in one possible interpretation actually pulls a swerve on [[spoiler:Patrick]] and uses HIM to go through with opening the gates. Even though it is now obvious to [[spoiler:Patrick]] who screams at him to stop - that given the sheer number of zombies involved the move is literal {{suicide}}. Perhaps not a case of stupidity but {{murder-suicide}}.{{Murder-Suicide}}.
3rd Sep '16 4:54:47 AM DisillusionedDog
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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Joplin]]'s actions at the end may not be {{Idiot Ball}} at all. Having joined the show wanting acceptance using the excuse [[spoiler:about changing the show from within]] and failing, and being subsequently rejected by literally the very last of humanity, [[spoiler:he]] in one possible interpretation actually pulls a swerve on [[spoiler:Patrick]] and goes through with opening the gates. Even though it is now obvious to [[spoiler:Patrick]] that given the sheer number of zombies involved the move is literal {{suicide}}. Perhaps not a case of stupidity but {{murder-suicide}}.

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Joplin]]'s actions at the end may not be {{Idiot Ball}} at all. Having joined the show wanting acceptance using the excuse [[spoiler:about changing the show from within]] and failing, and being subsequently rejected by literally the very last of humanity, [[spoiler:he]] in one possible interpretation actually pulls a swerve on [[spoiler:Patrick]] and goes uses HIM to go through with opening the gates. Even though it is now obvious to [[spoiler:Patrick]] who screams at him to stop - that given the sheer number of zombies involved the move is literal {{suicide}}. Perhaps not a case of stupidity but {{murder-suicide}}.
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