History Series / PartyOfFive

23rd May '18 6:48:18 AM goldengardengal
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* ControlFreak: Bailey, in spades, and apparently Julia before the death of her parents, by way of InformedAttribute.
23rd May '18 6:11:21 AM goldengardengal
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** Julia, after getting some good news from her writers workshop professor, Perry, in Season 5, haphazardly kisses Perry, not aware that Perry is a lesbian. While promos during sweeps played this up as a potential new love interest, the arc actually ends up being about how Perry ''really'' doesn't like her sexual orientation being used as a way for Julia to work through her relationship and identity issues - even unintentionally.

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** Julia, after getting some good news from her writers writer's workshop professor, Perry, in Season 5, haphazardly kisses Perry, not aware that Perry is a lesbian. While promos during sweeps played this up as a potential new love interest, the arc actually ends up being about how Perry ''really'' doesn't like her sexual orientation being used as a way for Julia to work through her relationship and identity issues - even unintentionally.
23rd May '18 6:10:38 AM goldengardengal
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** Julia, after getting some good news from her writers workshop professor, Perry, in Season 5, haphazardly kisses Perry, not aware that Perry is a lesbian. While promos during sweeps played this up as a potential new love interest, the arc actually ends up being about how Perry ''really'' doesn't like her sexual orientation being used as a way for Julia to work through her relationship and identity issues - even unintentionally.
19th May '18 1:21:08 PM goldengardengal
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* KarmaHoudini: While the Salingers never Houdini their way out of much, one particularly glaring example is when Bailey, while entertaining his workaholic tendencies, has a one-night stand with an assistant manager that he's hired. There's some tension between the two of them for all of one or two episodes, but nobody ever discovers the affair, and once her character is PutOnABus, nothing about it ever comes up again.


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* ScrewYourUltimatum: A particularly tragic example. [[spoiler: As Bailey's favorite sibling, Claudia takes it upon herself at the end of his intervention to tell him to either seek help for his alcoholism or she'd never have anything to do with him ever again. Sadly, he doesn't listen.]]
19th May '18 1:06:47 PM goldengardengal
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Julia's defining character trait, and she's one of the first to notice it as the series progresses. She frequently points out that, being in such a hurry to do what she wants, she's been left with a lot of regrets that could have been avoided, from not going to college, to getting married, to frequently rushing from relationship to relationship. By the final season, she's developing a more understanding perspective towards her life experiences, but prior to that, she spends a lot of time feeling lousy for making mistakes that her family previously tried to talk her out of, often at length

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Julia's defining character trait, and she's one of the first to notice it as the series progresses. She frequently points out that, being in such a hurry to do what she wants, she's been left with a lot of regrets that could have been avoided, from having sex, to not going to college, to getting married, to frequently rushing from relationship to relationship. By the final season, she's developing a more understanding perspective towards her life experiences, but prior to that, she spends a lot of time feeling lousy for making mistakes that her family previously tried to talk her out of, often at length
19th May '18 12:56:12 PM goldengardengal
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** Only mentioned in passing, but when Julia returns from Europe, she finds that Claudia has cut her hair into a short bob to resemble her sister's hairstyle. While WordOfGod from Lacey Chabert is that this initially had nothing to do with the show, but rather her role in the then-upcoming film Film/LostInSpace, the resemblance was so uncanny that the showrunners decided to use it as a purposeful callback to the fact that Claudia used to constantly emulate Julia.
* InSeriesNickname: The Salingers constantly refer to each other by abbreviated versions of their names - 'Char', 'Bay', 'Jule/Jules', 'Claud', and 'Owe'. Averted with Diana [[spoiler: and eventually Stewart]].
14th May '18 10:31:02 PM goldengardengal
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When [[spoiler: Jill dies]] at the end of season 1, in a fit of self-destructive rage, Bailey gets drunk and drives home. For over an entire season after this, it seems like this was just going to be an isolated incident. By the halfway point of season 3, [[spoiler: it definitely isn't.]]
14th May '18 9:57:16 PM goldengardengal
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* BrokenAesop: After Ned hits Julia, she's actually initially fully and appropriately aware of how unacceptable his actions were and is looking to distance herself from him. Meanwhile, Charlie and Bailey are going through their own struggles: Charlie's anger is building due to Daphne's abandonment of her future parental duties, and Bailey wants to own a firearm for protection after Sarah is mugged. While her input helps the two of them moving forward, she sees the frustration in the two of them and, blinded by her BigBrotherWorship of them, ignores the fact that they aren't directing their aggression at the ones they love, and merely sees in Charlie and Bailey a simple and misplaced lesson of 'sometimes love makes you angry'.

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* BrokenAesop: After Ned hits Julia, she's actually initially fully and appropriately aware of how unacceptable his actions were and is looking to distance herself from him. Meanwhile, Charlie and Bailey are going through their own struggles: Charlie's anger is building due to Daphne's abandonment of her future parental duties, and Bailey wants to own a firearm for protection after Sarah is mugged.mugged, while Sarah is dismayed that all Bailey can think about is what he'd do to the mugger if he ever saw him again. While her input helps the two of them moving forward, she sees the frustration in the two of them and, blinded by her BigBrotherWorship of them, ignores the fact that they aren't directing their aggression at the ones they love, and merely sees in Charlie and Bailey a simple and misplaced lesson of 'sometimes love makes you angry'.
14th May '18 9:13:13 PM goldengardengal
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* BrokenAesop: After Ned hits Julia, she's actually initially fully and appropriately aware of how unacceptable his actions were and is looking to distance herself from him. Meanwhile, Charlie and Bailey are going through their own struggles: Charlie's anger is building due to Daphne's abandonment of her future parental duties, and Bailey wants to own a firearm for protection after Sarah is mugged. While her input helps the two of them moving forward, she sees the frustration in the two of them and, blinded by her BigBrotherWorship of them, ignores the fact that they aren't directing their aggression at the ones they love, and merely sees in Charlie and Bailey a simple and misplaced lesson of 'sometimes love makes you angry'.
13th May '18 10:39:39 PM goldengardengal
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*NowLetMeCarryYou: In a show about five siblings having to come together to help take care of each other, it's bound to come up frequently
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