History Series / Raw

7th Jul '16 4:09:57 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: A RunningGag in season 1 is people mistaking Pavel for Polish when he is Czech. The character was originally written as Polish but the nationality was changed when Czech actor Krystof Hadek was cast.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Geoff is a male example. Comparing his season 1 behaviour with how he is now in season 4 the difference is astonishing.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Geoff is a male example. Comparing his season 1 behaviour with how he is now in season 4 by the finale, the difference is astonishing.



* FakeBrit: [=JoJo=] and Shane for a [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles debatable]] value of 'Brit'; they are from Belfast but Charlene [=McKenna=] was born in Monaghan and Keith [=McErlean=] is really from Donegal. Both counties ''are'' in Ulster but not actually in UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland.



* MeanBrit: Max in season 5.

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* MeanBrit: Max in season 5. Tanya in Season 1 is a borderline example, but she's soon shown in a more sympathetic light.
24th May '16 11:20:34 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Raw''''' is an Irish {{Dramedy}} focused on the young, good-looking, hard-partying staff of a hip Dublin restaurant, named 'Raw'. Uniquely (by the standards of Irish television), most of the characters are foreigners - only four of the eight main characters in series one are Irish (and two of those four are from UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland and thus technically immigrants). Arguably, this is a case of TruthInTelevision. But by series three there are only two properly non-Irish in the lead cast.

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'''''Raw''''' ''Raw'' is an Irish {{Dramedy}} focused on the young, good-looking, hard-partying staff of a hip Dublin restaurant, named 'Raw'. Uniquely (by the standards of Irish television), most of the characters are foreigners - only four of the eight main characters in series one are Irish (and two of those four are from UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland and thus technically immigrants). Arguably, this is a case of TruthInTelevision. But by series three there are only two properly non-Irish in the lead cast.
24th May '16 11:20:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Rebecca, to auburn-haired [=JoJo=]. Kate as well. Though in series three Fiona went blonde too, but didn't go evil. By series 4 the haircolour=morality idea kinda goes out the window, though Kate does act like an AlphaBitch in series 5.
7th May '16 5:24:11 PM nombretomado
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* LoveDodecahedron: The show makes GreysAnatomy look chaste. In the space of six episodes Jojo has lusted after Bobby, who was lusting after Rebecca, who was going out with Mark, Jojo tries to get over Bobby by getting Pavel drunk enough to bed him, but instead Pavel goes off with Geoff. While this is happening Shane has left his wife, and sort of entered a timid romance with Tanya (Mal's wife) but they opt not to pursue it, partly because his wife's come back. At one point there are two same-sex dates going on in parallel. One marraige is rekindled and then dissolves the next day. Another dissolves and is then rekindled the next day. An while all this is happening there's the comic relief of Tiny and Richard, two almost-mute hetero-life-partners. in ''six episodes''. The hormones level off in the second season though.

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* LoveDodecahedron: The show makes GreysAnatomy ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' look chaste. In the space of six episodes Jojo has lusted after Bobby, who was lusting after Rebecca, who was going out with Mark, Jojo tries to get over Bobby by getting Pavel drunk enough to bed him, but instead Pavel goes off with Geoff. While this is happening Shane has left his wife, and sort of entered a timid romance with Tanya (Mal's wife) but they opt not to pursue it, partly because his wife's come back. At one point there are two same-sex dates going on in parallel. One marraige is rekindled and then dissolves the next day. Another dissolves and is then rekindled the next day. An while all this is happening there's the comic relief of Tiny and Richard, two almost-mute hetero-life-partners. in ''six episodes''. The hormones level off in the second season though.
4th Nov '15 4:29:16 PM fearlessnikki
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* BritainIsOnlyLondon: The show, though set entirely in Dublin (and thus not even in Britain), is rather strangely fixated on London. At least four main characters have lived and worked in London before coming to Ireland for a fresh start.

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* BritainIsOnlyLondon: BritainIsOnlyLondon:
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The show, though set entirely in Dublin (and thus not even in Britain), is rather strangely fixated on London. At least four main characters have Tanya is from there originally, and that is where she knows Mal and Geoff from. Additionally Shane and his wife Anna lived and worked in London before coming to Ireland there for a fresh start.while too.



** As well as Fiona having got a job there twenty years earlier.



* CommutingOnABus: Geoff spends the first few episodes in Season 5 away and only making appearances via Skype chats, but comes BackForTheFinale



* DemotedToExtra: Geoff for the first half of series 5.



* UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}

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* UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}: The restaurant is set there and the city setting provides a good aversion of the {{Oireland}} trope.



* LighterAndSofter: Season 2 dropped a lot of the extra nudity, cursing happened less frequently, drug references disappeared and violence became tamer.



* LoveDodecahedron: The show makes GreysAnatomy look chaste. In the space of six episodes Jojo has lusted after Bobby, who was lusting after Rebecca, who was going out with Mark, Jojo tries to get over Bobby by getting Pavel drunk enough to bed him, but instead Pavel goes off with Geoff. While this is happening Shane has left his wife, and sort of entered a timid romance with Tanya (Mal's wife) but they opt not to pursue it, partly because his wife's come back. At one point there are two same-sex dates going on in parallel. One marraige is rekindled and then dissolves the next day. Another dissolves and is then rekindled the next day. An while all this is happening there's the comic relief of Tiny and Richard, two almost-mute hetero-life-partners. in ''six episodes''.
** The hormones level off after series one though.

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* LoveDodecahedron: The show makes GreysAnatomy look chaste. In the space of six episodes Jojo has lusted after Bobby, who was lusting after Rebecca, who was going out with Mark, Jojo tries to get over Bobby by getting Pavel drunk enough to bed him, but instead Pavel goes off with Geoff. While this is happening Shane has left his wife, and sort of entered a timid romance with Tanya (Mal's wife) but they opt not to pursue it, partly because his wife's come back. At one point there are two same-sex dates going on in parallel. One marraige is rekindled and then dissolves the next day. Another dissolves and is then rekindled the next day. An while all this is happening there's the comic relief of Tiny and Richard, two almost-mute hetero-life-partners. in ''six episodes''.
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episodes''. The hormones level off after series one though.in the second season though.
* MaleFrontalNudity: Pavel at the end of the fourth episode of Season 1.



* ShesGotLegs: Fiona. Even more impressive, seeing how, as of season 4, she's forty.
** Kate too. Given that she's Fiona's sister, this is no surprise.
* ShipTease: Pavel and [=JoJo=] in season 1, Shane and Tanya also.

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* ShesGotLegs: Fiona. Even more impressive, seeing how, as of season 4, she's forty.
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forty. Kate too. too. Given that she's Fiona's sister, this is no surprise.
* ShipTease: ShipTease:
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Pavel and [=JoJo=] in season 1, Shane and Tanya also.



* StraightGay: Geoff
** The second series suggested he might be BiTheWay, but Geoff has now confirmed he is only into men. Though he did have a green card marriage with Selena.

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* StraightGay: Geoff
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Geoff, the second series suggested he might be BiTheWay, but Geoff has now confirmed he is only into men. Though he did have a green card marriage with Selena.
27th Feb '15 4:31:13 AM fearlessnikki
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* HappyEndingOverride: Season 4 ends with Fiona and Ed finally hooking up after years of TheOneThatGotAway. First twenty minutes of season 5, she dumps him and gains sexual tension with Max.

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* HappyEndingOverride: Season 4 ends with Fiona and Ed finally hooking up after years of TheOneThatGotAway. First twenty minutes of season 5, she dumps him and gains sexual tension with Max. Likewise Season 1 ends with Bobby and Rebecca hooking up after a misunderstanding kept them apart. They've broken up already by Season 2's premiere.



* NeverTrustATrailer: A lot of Season 2 previews heavily featured the line from Geoff to Fiona "I have found the sexual tension between us intoxicating" - hyping up that the two might become a couple (and that Geoff might be BiTheWay). In the show it's just one moment of sarcasm and nothing else.



* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl/ UptightLovesWild: Deconstructed with Shane and Kate's relationship. It's fun at first but it ultimately fails because Shane wants a family while Kate wants to continue her wild lifestyle.

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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl/ UptightLovesWild: Deconstructed with Shane and Kate's relationship. It's fun at first but it ultimately fails because Shane wants a family while Kate wants to continue her wild lifestyle. The former seems to be the case with Shane's parents - and it goes through similar problems but they're ultimately together again by the end of the series.
7th Jul '14 12:16:24 PM blueranger
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Rebecca, the posh and articulate DaddysGirl. She abruptly snaps in the first episode after Jojo insults her and she does '''not''' take news that Bobby has apparently cheated on her well. Additionally it's ''her'' idea to stage a break-in at the restaurant to get Bobby's rent money.


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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Subverted with Emma, Fiona's teenage sister. Her introduction is her father telling us that she wants to leave school early - and he wants Fiona to give her a job in the restaurant to show her how hard the working world is (hoping she'll go back to school). Except she ends up loving the work and shows some nice maturity for her age. The bratty daughter in the family seems to be Kate - and even she's still pretty competent.


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* TheGhost: Eddie, Bobby and Jojo's friend who worked in the kitchen. He gets busted with the police in the first episode and is never seen.


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* LikeBrotherAndSister: Bobby and Jojo, at least from the former's perspective initially.


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* MeanBrit: Max in season 5.


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* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: Jojo fancied Bobby in season 1. After splitting him and Rebecca up, she realises it amounts to nothing and goes after Dylan. In the meantime Bobby develops feelings for her.
7th May '14 6:27:12 AM LongLiveHumour
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'''''Raw''''' is an Irish {{Dramedy}} focused on the young, good-looking, hard-partying staff of a hip Dublin restaurant, named 'Raw'. Uniquely (by the standards of Irish television), most of the characters are foreigners - only four of the eight main characters in series one are Irish (and two of those four are from StrokeCountry and thus technically immigrants). Arguably, this is a case of TruthInTelevision. But by series three there are only two properly non-Irish in the lead cast.

The main character is [=JoJo=], a 22-year-old heavy-drinking, heavy-drugging, short-tempered cook from StrokeCountry who unexpectedly takes in her older brother, Shane. Shane, a solicitor, married man and heretofore success story, has gone on the run from his job and wife and is now employed as a lowly kitchen porter in 'Raw'. [=JoJo=] and Shane live with English barman Bobby, a charming chancer who is the unrequited love of [=JoJo=]'s life, but has eyes only for waitress and student Rebecca. Then there is the tyrannical Australian Sous Chef Geoff, the timid Czech waiter Pavel and, above them all, dissolute Chef Mal and his ambitious English wife, Tanya.

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'''''Raw''''' is an Irish {{Dramedy}} focused on the young, good-looking, hard-partying staff of a hip Dublin restaurant, named 'Raw'. Uniquely (by the standards of Irish television), most of the characters are foreigners - only four of the eight main characters in series one are Irish (and two of those four are from StrokeCountry UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland and thus technically immigrants). Arguably, this is a case of TruthInTelevision. But by series three there are only two properly non-Irish in the lead cast.

The main character is [=JoJo=], a 22-year-old heavy-drinking, heavy-drugging, short-tempered cook from StrokeCountry [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Stroke Country]] who unexpectedly takes in her older brother, Shane. Shane, a solicitor, married man and heretofore success story, has gone on the run from his job and wife and is now employed as a lowly kitchen porter in 'Raw'. [=JoJo=] and Shane live with English barman Bobby, a charming chancer who is the unrequited love of [=JoJo=]'s life, but has eyes only for waitress and student Rebecca. Then there is the tyrannical Australian Sous Chef Geoff, the timid Czech waiter Pavel and, above them all, dissolute Chef Mal and his ambitious English wife, Tanya.



* FakeBrit: [=JoJo=] and Shane for a [[TheTroubles debatable]] value of 'Brit'; they are from Belfast but Charlene [=McKenna=] was born in Monaghan and Keith [=McErlean=] is really from Donegal. Both counties ''are'' in Ulster but not actually in [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]].

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* FakeBrit: [=JoJo=] and Shane for a [[TheTroubles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles debatable]] value of 'Brit'; they are from Belfast but Charlene [=McKenna=] was born in Monaghan and Keith [=McErlean=] is really from Donegal. Both counties ''are'' in Ulster but not actually in [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]].UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland.



* UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland: [=JoJo=] and Shane come from there.



* StrokeCountry: [=JoJo=] and Shane come from there.
26th Feb '14 5:08:43 PM blueranger
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Not to be confused with [[WWERaw WWE Monday Night Raw]]

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Not to be confused with [[WWERaw WWE Monday Night Raw]]
Raw]][[note]]Though amusingly enough, season 1 ''did'' air on Monday nights in Ireland. At the same time Raw is shown in the US (9 o'clock GMT).[[/note]]


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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Pavel getting hit over the head]] by Philip's father in the season 4 finale. It comes back for a final TearJerker in the closing minutes.
* ChickMagnet: Shane astonishingly enough. He's married in season 1 (but divorces in between seasons) and attracts attention from Tanya. Next he bags Kate and it turns into a LoveTriangle between her and Zoe.


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* ClingyJealousGirl: Kate a little when Shane goes after Zoe. They've already split up by this point though.


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* HappyEndingOverride: Season 4 ends with Fiona and Ed finally hooking up after years of TheOneThatGotAway. First twenty minutes of season 5, she dumps him and gains sexual tension with Max.


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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl/ UptightLovesWild: Deconstructed with Shane and Kate's relationship. It's fun at first but it ultimately fails because Shane wants a family while Kate wants to continue her wild lifestyle.


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* WomenAreWiser: Tanya and Rebecca filled this role in season 1. Fiona sort of afterwards, though she came with a ''lot'' of baggage herself.
4th Sep '13 8:04:23 PM rossyxan
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''Raw'' is an Irish {{Dramedy}} focused on the young, good-looking, hard-partying staff of a hip Dublin restaurant, named 'Raw'. Uniquely (by the standards of Irish television), most of the characters are foreigners - only four of the eight main characters in series one are Irish (and two of those four are from StrokeCountry and thus technically immigrants). Arguably, this is a case of TruthInTelevision. But by series three there are only two properly non-Irish in the lead cast.

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'''''Raw'''''
is an Irish {{Dramedy}} focused on the young, good-looking, hard-partying staff of a hip Dublin restaurant, named 'Raw'. Uniquely (by the standards of Irish television), most of the characters are foreigners - only four of the eight main characters in series one are Irish (and two of those four are from StrokeCountry and thus technically immigrants). Arguably, this is a case of TruthInTelevision. But by series three there are only two properly non-Irish in the lead cast.
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