History Series / TheEqualizer

12th Feb '17 8:57:23 PM WoozyJack
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[CutPhoneLines]]: In five episodes: ''The Children's Song'', ''Torn'', ''The Cup'', ''The Rehearsal'' and ''Last Call''

to:

* [[CutPhoneLines]]: CutPhoneLines: In five episodes: ''The Children's Song'', ''Torn'', ''The Cup'', ''The Rehearsal'' and ''Last Call''
12th Feb '17 8:56:24 PM WoozyJack
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''"Got a problem? Odds against you? Call [[TitleDrop the Equalizer]]."''

to:

->''"Got a problem? Odds against you? Call [[TitleDrop the The Equalizer]]."''


Added DiffLines:

* [[CutPhoneLines]]: In five episodes: ''The Children's Song'', ''Torn'', ''The Cup'', ''The Rehearsal'' and ''Last Call''
12th Feb '17 8:51:13 PM WoozyJack
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RevengeBeforeReason: Averted in "Torn" when [=McCall=] is tipped off by Jason about a double agent who betrayed his LoveInterest to the Soviets during the Hungarian revolution. Unfortunately at the same time, [=McCall=]'s client is attacked by her abusive father. [=McCall=] chooses to protect his client and successfully talks the man out of harming his daughter. The double agent escapes, and Jason [[KickTheDog makes a point]] of telling [=McCall=] that his girlfriend was executed by the Soviets minutes after her betrayal.

to:

* RevengeBeforeReason: Averted in "Torn" when [=McCall=] is tipped off by Jason about a double agent who betrayed his LoveInterest to the Soviets during the Hungarian revolution. Revolution of 1956. Unfortunately at the same time, [=McCall=]'s client is attacked by her abusive father.separated husband. [=McCall=] chooses to protect his client and successfully talks the man out of harming his daughter. The double agent escapes, and Jason [[KickTheDog makes a point]] of telling [=McCall=] that his girlfriend was executed by the Soviets minutes after her betrayal.
29th Dec '16 10:54:09 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FiveFiveFive. The phone number on the Equalizer's newspaper advertisement. Spoofed on the Late Show when DavidLetterman rang the number and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMfsLySxIzA ends up talking to a woman in Information]].

to:

* FiveFiveFive. The phone number on the Equalizer's newspaper advertisement. Spoofed on the Late Show when DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman rang the number and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMfsLySxIzA ends up talking to a woman in Information]].
14th Oct '16 3:17:06 AM KlarkKentThe3rd
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

As of 2016, all 4 seasons have been released on DVD in both US and Europe. However, the US release has many of the songs, and some of the score removed, or replaced (copyright stuff).
14th Oct '16 3:14:16 AM KlarkKentThe3rd
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The character's past is never fully revealed to the audience, but is implied to be full of amoral shadows and secrets. He is a ruthless and pragmatic man, a killer many times over -- but also a sensitive and honourable man, whose humanity has somehow survived years of terrible disillusionment. The series' expert juxtaposition of all of these elements -- and the flat refusal to apologise for ''or'' justify any of them -- is what has made it a cult classic. (Well, that and the cool [[Music/ThePolice Stewart Copeland]] soundtrack - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1NiNKwueE check out the intro]])

to:

The character's past is never fully revealed to the audience, but is implied to be full of amoral shadows and secrets. He is a ruthless and pragmatic man, a killer many times over -- but also a sensitive and honourable man, whose humanity has somehow survived years of terrible disillusionment. The series' expert juxtaposition of all of these elements -- and the flat refusal to apologise for ''or'' justify any of them -- is what has made it a cult classic. (Well, that and the cool [[Music/ThePolice Stewart Copeland]] soundtrack - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1NiNKwueE com/watch?v=g87nDBIyqeU check out the intro]])
29th Aug '16 5:16:16 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** It's also downplayed as [=McCall=] often has the police arrest the villains at the end, once he's sorted out the original problem.
27th Aug '16 2:24:12 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MistakenForSpies: Several examples, such as "Dead Drop" and "No Conscience".

to:

* MistakenForSpies: Several examples, such as "Dead Drop" and "No Conscience".Conscience" involve the client being mistaken for the next chain in a ring of spies.
26th Aug '16 9:59:17 PM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message
26th Aug '16 9:25:00 PM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TenMinuteRetirement: After one episode ends badly, [=McCall=] decides to give up his WeHelpTheHelpless gig. Then a sobbing woman is heard begging for help on his answering machine. The episode ends with [=McCall=] picking up the phone to offer his help.

to:

* TenMinuteRetirement: After one episode ends badly, [=McCall=] decides to give up his WeHelpTheHelpless gig. Then a sobbing woman is heard begging for help on his answering machine. The episode ends with on [=McCall=] picking up the phone to offer his help.services.
This list shows the last 10 events of 187. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.TheEqualizer