History Series / HarpersIsland

14th Dec '15 8:50:25 AM ThePlotMurderers
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* AttemptedRape: Subverted. It looks like [[spoiler: Richard]] is about to have his way with [[spoiler: Catherine]], but it then reveals that they were just having a rape fantasy role playing session.

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* AttemptedRape: Subverted. It looks like [[spoiler: Richard]] is about to have his way with [[spoiler: Catherine]], Katherine]], but it then reveals that they were just having a rape fantasy role playing session.
14th Dec '15 8:48:29 AM ThePlotMurderers
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* ActingInTheDark: Karim Zreik, co-executive producer of Harpers Island, had the job of informing the actors in this death-laden 2009 Mini Series just when their time was up. The actors, who were not informed ahead of time, gave him the nickname "Karim the Assassin''.
** [[spoiler:Henry's actor wasn't told that Henry was the murderer until episode 8, although he had been told that his character was secretly in love with Abby from episode 1.]]
** Hell, "Karim The Assassin" used to be the original title for the trope.
11th Sep '15 7:10:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: '''Beth''', to the point the former trope name was "Who the hell is Beth?". She has no story lines, almost no dialog, and her outfits manage to make her blend into the wall spectacularly. When she goes missing, people spend an entire episode looking for her, while the audience could only think, "Who the hell is Beth?"
9th Jul '15 11:22:04 AM marifline
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* {{Expy}}: Sheriff Charlie Mills has an uncanney resemblance to another [[Literature/{{Twilight}} character named Charlie who is also the sheriff of a small town in the Washington state peninsula, who also has a daughter protagonist who is cold and distant with him.]]
11th Jan '15 11:46:43 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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** Except this isn't surprising, because there is only one black dude in the cast of thirty. Only [[spoiler: four]] survive, so it's a pretty slim probability that he was first for the chop.
23rd Nov '14 12:40:07 PM MartineBrooke
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* DescriptionCut: In episode 12, there are some notable cuts between [[spoiler:Wakefield talking to Abby about his child by her mother]] and [[spoiler:Henry or someone saying his name]]. It's most obvious as a RewatchBonus.


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* NotHelpingYourCase: [[spoiler:Jimmy]] may have been completely innocent but he still manages to act in a wildly shifty fashion, most notably when he leaves Trish sleeping alone in his truck while he visits the bluffs to look for a boat. When Trish later falls over the bluffs, completely accidentally, his story to the others sounds unlikely at best.
14th Nov '14 1:24:28 PM capretty
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* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: '''Beth'''. She has no story lines, almost no dialog, and her outfits manage to make her blend into the wall spectacularly. When she goes missing, people spend an entire episode looking for her, while the audience could only think, "Who the hell is Beth?"

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* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: '''Beth'''.'''Beth''', to the point the former trope name was "Who the hell is Beth?". She has no story lines, almost no dialog, and her outfits manage to make her blend into the wall spectacularly. When she goes missing, people spend an entire episode looking for her, while the audience could only think, "Who the hell is Beth?"
27th Sep '14 3:31:28 PM MartineBrooke
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* AttemptedRape: Subverted. It looks like [[spoiler: Richard]] is about to have his way with [[spoiler: Catherine]], but it then reveals that they were just having an incredibly kinky rape fantasy role playing session.

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* AttemptedRape: Subverted. It looks like [[spoiler: Richard]] is about to have his way with [[spoiler: Catherine]], but it then reveals that they were just having an incredibly kinky a rape fantasy role playing session.



** He also painted a message in blood on Shane's truck. That's not exactly a recipe for making sure that everything will stay well-ordered and running smoothly.

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** He also painted a message in blood on Shane's truck. That's not exactly a recipe for making sure that everything will stay well-ordered and running smoothly.friends.



* FanService: Hoo boy. The majority of the female cast end up in their undies or bikinis at least ''twice'' before episode five and lots of the men get their shirts off. The fanservice drops considerably post-headspade, but there's still a couple of Unmentionables incidents past there.

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* FanService: Hoo boy. The majority of the female cast end up in their undies or bikinis at least ''twice'' before episode five and lots of the men get their shirts off. The fanservice drops considerably post-headspade, but there's still a couple of Unmentionables incidents lingerie scenes past there.


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* SeriesContinuityError: [[spoiler:Henry]] claims to have murdered Reverend Fain. This would have been difficult, given that [[spoiler:he was licking chocolate off of Trish's neck at the time.]]
17th Aug '14 2:29:57 PM MartineBrooke
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* Unmentionables: Part of the FanService. Played straight with most of the female cast, most notably Trish and Chloe who are both overt flirts. Then inverted with Abby in the last episode when [[spoiler:waking up in her underwear, as opposed to being naked, shows that Henry hadn't raped her while she was unconscious]].


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* LingerieScene: Part of the FanService. Played straight with most of the female cast, most notably Trish and Chloe who are both overt flirts. Then inverted with Abby in the last episode when [[spoiler:waking up in her underwear, as opposed to being naked, shows that Henry hadn't raped her while she was unconscious]].
23rd Jun '14 1:18:24 AM Boggs
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* Foreshadowing: Some hints are given to viewers who are perceptive enough to pick up on them, such as [[spoiler: Henry's poor anger management skills and even cousin Ben's murder (he was killed on the boat the party used to get to the island, which killer John Wakefield was most definitely ''not'' on, proving he must of had an accomplice. (Henry)]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: Some hints are given to viewers who are perceptive enough to pick up on them, such as [[spoiler: Henry's poor anger management skills and even cousin Ben's murder (he was killed on the boat the party used to get to the island, which killer John Wakefield was most definitely ''not'' on, proving he must of had an accomplice.accomplice who arrived along with everyone else. (Henry)]]
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