History Series / Graceland

20th Jun '17 12:30:28 PM Lawman592
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* AffluentAscetic: When Briggs is taken to see the head of one of the biggest drug cartels in Mexico, he is surprised to discover that the guy lives on a small farm where he cooks his own meals and slaughters his own livestock for meat. This is contrasted with the guy's main rival who lives on a large opulent estate.
17th Jun '17 8:30:46 AM Discar
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* LonelyBachelorPad: Subverted with Jakes - the modest apartment he buys in the second season has a very nicely-furnished room for his son, because he's hoping his son will visit him. After he finds out that his ex has taken away his custody, he smashes the room's contents to bits.
20th May '17 12:35:40 PM CosmicFerret
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''Graceland'' is an hour-long drama series on the USANetwork that began airing in June of 2013. Created by Jeff Eastin, it focuses on a group of undercover agents from various United States law enforcement agencies, including Customs, the DEA, and the FBI, who live together in a Southern California beach house dubbed 'Graceland'. Rookie FBI agent Mike Warren, despite graduating first in his class and requesting a post in Washington, is assigned to Graceland to be trained in undercover operations by the enigmatic Paul Briggs.

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''Graceland'' is an hour-long drama series on the USANetwork Creator/USANetwork that began airing in June of 2013. Created by Jeff Eastin, it focuses on a group of undercover agents from various United States law enforcement agencies, including Customs, the DEA, and the FBI, who live together in a Southern California beach house dubbed 'Graceland'. Rookie FBI agent Mike Warren, despite graduating first in his class and requesting a post in Washington, is assigned to Graceland to be trained in undercover operations by the enigmatic Paul Briggs.
13th Mar '17 11:24:43 PM creader
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* CaliforniaDoubling: A rather odd inversion. The show takes place in Southern California, and the pilot ''was'' filmed there, but the remainder of the show is filmed in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
30th Jun '16 7:36:29 PM TheWanderer
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** TheBigGuy: DJ, although not actually the biggest, is the GrumpyBear that everyone knows to stay clear of upsetting, and is also the closest thing to a ByTheBookCop so far. Charlie may also qualify as TheBigGirl, because she can definitely keep the others in line via sheer force of personality.

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** TheBigGuy: DJ, although not actually the biggest, is the GrumpyBear that everyone knows to stay clear of upsetting, and is also the closest thing to a ByTheBookCop so far. Charlie may also qualify as TheBigGirl, because she she's tough as nails and can definitely keep the others in line via sheer force of personality.


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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: Bello was a soldier in Nigeria that was on the wrong side of a coup, now he's become a drug kingpin in Los Angeles. Mike (and to a much lesser extent, Johnny) infiltrates Bello's gang by pretending to have a similar background, pretending to be an active duty Marine who Bello hires to properly train his gang in marksmanship.
15th Sep '15 8:20:11 AM Cameron178
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* BrokenPedestal: Briggs's actions [[spoiler: involving faking the existence of sarin gas in order to take down Marcum Sarkissian has resulted in him becoming this for Mike and Johnny.]]


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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Briggs's time as TheChessmaster has really resulted in him alienated all of his friends in Graceland.


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** A similar moment happens in season three, when [[spoiler: Briggs's scheming resulted in Johnny being endangered one too many times. When Briggs wanted to leave in order to contact Gusti before the latter's meeting with Marcum, Johnny shot him in the leg to prevent him from leaving. Later, after Marcum was arrested, and Mike realized the extent of Briggs's plan, he punched him]].
10th Jun '15 10:38:21 PM creader
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** Any undercover operation can become this since after months of hard work, you still might not have enough evidence to arrest your targets. The big concern is that the operation does not become a ShootTheShaggyDogStory

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** Any undercover operation can become this since after months of hard work, you still might not have enough evidence to arrest your targets. The big concern is that the operation does not become a ShootTheShaggyDogStoryShootTheShaggyDogStory.


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* ShallowLoveInterest: Abby.
1st Jan '15 4:11:04 PM chocolatecheesecake
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* WaxOn,WaxOff: Subverted. Briggs uses this with the chore wheel as a way to get Mike to do his chores for him, pretending that it's an exercise in name association, when really Briggs is just lazy. Mike sees through it, but still does the chores.

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* WaxOn,WaxOff: WaxOnWaxOff: Subverted. Briggs uses this with the chore wheel as a way to get Mike to do his chores for him, pretending that it's an exercise in name association, when really Briggs is just lazy. Mike sees through it, but still does the chores.
1st Jan '15 4:07:22 PM chocolatecheesecake
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* WaxOn,WaxOff: Subverted. Briggs uses this with the chore wheel as a way to get Mike to do his chores for him, pretending that it's an exercise in name association, when really Briggs is just lazy. Mike sees through it, but still does the chores.



** Episode seven. Bello is given a packet of heroin as a gesture of good faith from the elusive Oden Rossi, and demands that Oden deliver it to him in person. [[spoiler: Briggs tells him, "He just did." Oden Rossi, the elusive druglord Charlie is chasing, is none other than Paul Briggs.]]

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** Episode seven. Bello is given a packet of heroin as a gesture of good faith from the elusive Oden Odin Rossi, and demands that Oden Odin deliver it to him in person. [[spoiler: Briggs tells him, "He just did." Oden Odin Rossi, the elusive druglord Charlie is chasing, is none other than Paul Briggs.]]
1st Jan '15 3:48:07 PM chocolatecheesecake
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** Briggs bets the success of an operation on the fact that a low level lackey is too stupid/lazy to change the route he always takes to his boss's warehouse.

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** Briggs bets the success of an operation on the fact that a low level lackey is too stupid/lazy to change the route he always takes to his boss's warehouse. warehouse.
* BearHug: Mike gives Johnny one, complete with lifting him off the ground and ManlyTears, when he sees he is alive after believing he had died in an explosion during a mission.
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