History Series / HouseOfLies

29th Oct '16 9:57:10 AM nombretomado
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* AllGaysLoveTheater: Roscoe tries out for his school’s production of {{Grease}}. For the part of “Sandy,” of course.

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* AllGaysLoveTheater: Roscoe tries out for his school’s production of {{Grease}}.''Theatre/{{Grease}}''. For the part of “Sandy,” of course.
5th Oct '16 10:00:44 AM Hossmeister
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* FrivolousLawsuit: Jeannie's Season Five boyfriend sues her for sexual harassment simply for the seven-figure payout he might receive from the company. Jeannie is not amused.



* RomanticFalseLead: Everyone Jeannie sleeps with or dates.

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* RomanticFalseLead: Everyone Jeannie sleeps with or dates. Marty even gets into strange relationships (such as one with a vegan Instagram model) just to show that he really loves Jeannie.



* TheSociopath: Monica

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* TheSociopath: MonicaMonica. Or she's a psychopath. No one can really tell.
4th Oct '16 9:38:35 AM Hossmeister
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** Roscoe's Season 3 boyfriend, Lex, is FtM transgender, though [[spoiler: Lex's parents refuse to recognize him as such]].

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** Roscoe's Season 3 boyfriend, Lex, is FtM [=FtM=] transgender, though [[spoiler: Lex's parents refuse to recognize him as such]].
4th Oct '16 9:18:06 AM Hossmeister
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* AuthorTract: Martin Kihn's indictment of corporate consulting firms.

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** Also, Creator/MattDamon plays a hilariously messed-up version of himself in Season 2's "damonschildren.org", which culminates in Damon finally agreeing to raise money for unprivileged kids in conflict [[spoiler: after Marty gives him a handjob]].
** Senator John [=McCain=]'s daughter, Meghan, makes a brief cameo in a Season 4 episode.
* AuthorTract: Martin Kihn's indictment of corporate consulting firms.firms makes a full-blown appearance through Marty Kaan's freeze-frame moments.



* BasedOnATrueStory: fictionalized take on Martin Kihn's time working as a corporate consultant.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: A fictionalized take on Martin Kihn's time working as a corporate consultant.



* BourgeoisBohemian: Jeremiah, Marty’s therapist father, who lounges around the apartment in African daisheiki.

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* BourgeoisBohemian: Jeremiah, Marty’s therapist father, who lounges around the apartment in African daisheiki. Marty's brother, Malcolm, publicly drums up support for black causes, which often puts him at odds with the Ivy-League educated financial consultant.



* ButNotTooBlack: Marty, often. This comes up in diverse scenarios, such as in a Season 1 episode where he consults with a racist Mormon CEO, and his Season 3 attempt to woo a hip-hop label from Compton.



* CannotSpitItOut: [[spoiler: Jeannie spends much of season two trying to forget that she loves Marty, while Marty ends season two failing to tell Jeannie his real feelings.]]

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* CannotSpitItOut: [[spoiler: Jeannie spends much of season two trying to forget that she loves Marty, while Marty ends season two failing to tell Jeannie his real feelings.]] This later comes back to bite them in Season 3, where Marty's illegal plan to generate a conflict of interest for his and Jeannie's gain ends up landing him in jail, with Jeannie facing no legal consequences]].



* CountryMatters: The expletive is thrown around a lot in the series. Lampshaded when Doug texts his wife in a fit of anger, and the phone autocorrects "[[spoiler:cunt]]" to "country."



* DontDoThisCoolThing: The show drives home again and again that Managing consultants are essentially parasitic con men who produce nothing of value... while partying it up on someone else' dime and getting laid several times an episode.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: season 3's ending.]]

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* DontDoThisCoolThing: The show drives home again and again that Managing management consultants are essentially parasitic con men who produce nothing of value... while partying it up on someone else' else's dime and getting laid several times an episode.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: season Season 3's ending.]]ending. One of the firm's clients is gunned down, with no indication toward who committed the crime (though it is heavily implied that his business partner got the job done). Jeannie's attempt at wooing the FBI backfires when they raid the office and discover hers and Marty's illegal plan to give one other internal information about conflicting companies. Nearly all of the firm's major clients back out, and Marty faces prison time, just as he and Jeannie discovered their true feelings for one another]].



* TheFilmOfTheBook: Based on the book '''House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time''' by Martin Kihn.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Based on the book '''House ''House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time''' Time'' by Martin Kihn.



* FreudianExcuse: Jeannie states that Marty's commitment issues are due to his mother's suicide.

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* FreudianExcuse: Jeannie states that Marty's commitment issues are due to his mother's suicide. This later comes to haunt him when his father and his son's high school principal invoke this at a parent-teacher conference.



* HideYourPregnancy: During filming of season two when Kristen Bell became with child. Averted when she became pregnant again.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: April, the stripper who secures a business dinner for Marty with Greg Norbert of Metro Capital.

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* HideYourPregnancy: During filming of season two when Kristen Bell became with child. Averted when she became pregnant again.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: April, the stripper who secures a business dinner for Marty with Greg Norbert of Metro Capital. She's even open to Marty sleeping with other women on the road, though [[spoiler: she draws the line at him sleeping with his ex-wife]].



* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Jeannie went to Columbia, Doug to Harvard, Clyde to Stanford, and Marty to Yale.



* OnlyChildSyndrome: Roscoe, though he doesn't seem spoiled.

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* OnlyChildSyndrome: Roscoe, though he doesn't seem spoiled. (This is also a subversion, since both Monica and Marty ignore him, leading him to rebel against his parents and grandfather.)



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Almost every episode.
** The NBA episode is a take on the divorce of the LA Dodgers drama.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Almost every episode.
** The NBA episode
episode, from the pilot, which is a critique of the mortgage banking crisis, and the second episode, which is a take on the divorce of the LA Dodgers drama.



* SafeWord: "Amsterdam," used by Monica and Marty.

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* SafeWord: "Amsterdam," used by Monica and Marty.Marty, though the former doesn't really realize it. Not that she wants to stop, anyway.



** Roscoe's Season 3 boyfriend, Lex, is FtM transgender, though [[spoiler: Lex's parents refuse to recognize him as such]].



* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Marty does sleep with more white women then black, which is somewhat justified since there are far more white women in business finance than others. Lampshaded throughout the series.



** Justified, since it was Cat fucking Deeley.

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** Justified, since it was Cat fucking Deeley.Deeley.
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3rd Oct '16 10:37:59 AM Hossmeister
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[[note]]L-R: Ben Schwartz as Clyde Oberholdt, Josh Lawson as Doug Guggenheim, Creator/DonCheadle as Marty Kaan, and Creator/KristenBell as Jeannie van der Hooven[[/note]]]]



Kaan's firm, Galweather & Stearn, is based in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, but frequently deploys Kaan & co. to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and other US destinations to woo high-profile clients. Through various time-pressured meetings and well-executed [=PowerPoint=] presentations, Kaan and his team hoodwink their clients into employing them for outrageous amounts of money. After days of constant lying, the team spends their nights partying.

As the series progresses, there is less focus on the teams getting clients, and more on character development. The central plot in the first season is a 'merger' (more like a hostile takeover) between Galweather & Stearn and Metro Capital, the client that was wooed by the Pod in the Pilot. Marty's relationships with his subordinates and his dysfunctional family also come into play, with him sacrificing his personal life for his job.

The second season had ongoing stories involving a big deal in Las Vegas, along with a lot more interoffice politics. Season 2 also reveals a lot more of the RomanceArc between Jeannie and Marty.

Season 5 will premiere in 2016.

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Kaan's firm, Galweather & Stearn, is based in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, but frequently deploys Kaan & co. to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and other US destinations to woo high-profile clients. Through various time-pressured meetings and well-executed [=PowerPoint=] presentations, Kaan and his team hoodwink their clients into employing them for outrageous amounts of money. After days of constant lying, the team spends their nights partying.

partying and [[ReallyGetsAround having lots of sex]].

As the series progresses, there is less focus on the teams getting clients, and more on character development. The central plot in the first season is a 'merger' (more like a hostile takeover) between Galweather & Stearn and Metro Capital, the client that was wooed by the Pod in the Pilot. Marty's relationships with his subordinates and his dysfunctional family also come into play, with him sacrificing his personal life for his job.

job. The second season had ongoing stories involving a big deal in Las Vegas, along with a lot more interoffice politics. Season 2 also reveals a lot more of the RomanceArc between Jeannie and Marty.

Marty, which [[PlotTumor continues until the end of the series]].

Season 5 will premiere five was the series' last. The finale was notable for being filmed on-location in 2016.
UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, the first US production to be filmed in the country since the Cuban embargo was lifted.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: [[spoiler: April and Greg Norbert's wife in the restaurant bathroom]].

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: [[spoiler: April and Greg Norbert's wife in the restaurant bathroom]]. Also, [[spoiler: Monica and her housekeeper experiment for a little while]].



** [[DiscussedTrope Mentioned]] by [[spoiler:Monica]]'s season two lover, when she remarks that she's not exactly butch.



* ThePornomancer: Marty. There is at least a 60% chance that any woman who appears on the show will have sex with him, often without any apparent effort on his part and sometimes against his wishes.

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* ThePornomancer: Marty. There is at least a 60% chance that any woman who appears on the show will have sex with him, often without any apparent effort on his part and sometimes against his wishes. He even did a regression calculation with Doug in the first episode in order to calculate the likelihood of Jeannie sleeping with him.



* [[PsychoExGirlfriend Psycho Ex-Wife]]: Monica

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* [[PsychoExGirlfriend Psycho Ex-Wife]]: MonicaMonica. Taken to epic proportions in Season 3, now that [[spoiler: Clyde left Galweather to work with her]].
* RaceLift: Marty Kaan's character was originally written as white, though this was changed pretty quickly since Don Cheadle was cast for the role. Martin Kihn, who wrote the book upon which the series is based, is white.
7th Jan '16 11:26:05 AM nombretomado
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* CelebCrush: Doug on Cat Deeley of SoYouThinkYouCanDance.

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* CelebCrush: Doug on Cat Deeley of SoYouThinkYouCanDance.''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance''.
28th Oct '15 11:38:59 PM duckofdeath
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* Don'tDoThisCoolThing: The show drives home again and again that Managing consultants are essentially parasitic con men who produce nothing of value... while partying it up on someone else' dime and getting laid several times an episode.

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* Don'tDoThisCoolThing: DontDoThisCoolThing: The show drives home again and again that Managing consultants are essentially parasitic con men who produce nothing of value... while partying it up on someone else' dime and getting laid several times an episode.


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* ThePornomancer: Marty. There is at least a 60% chance that any woman who appears on the show will have sex with him, often without any apparent effort on his part and sometimes against his wishes.
26th Oct '15 6:26:07 PM duckofdeath
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* Don'tDoThisCoolThing: The show drives home again and again that Managing consultants are essentially parasitic con men who produce nothing of value... while partying it up on someone else' dime and getting laid several times an episode.
26th Oct '15 6:24:23 PM duckofdeath
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* KavorkaMan: Clyde
3rd Oct '15 9:55:56 AM nombretomado
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* TheCharmer: Clyde Oberholt, who Ben Schwartz [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ben-schwartz,67644/ cites]] as a grown-up version of [[ParksAndRecreation Jean-Ralphio]].

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* TheCharmer: Clyde Oberholt, who Ben Schwartz [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/ben-schwartz,67644/ cites]] as a grown-up version of [[ParksAndRecreation [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Jean-Ralphio]].
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