History Series / TheEqualizer

13th Dec '17 3:29:53 AM RedScharlach
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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=g87nDBIyqeU check out the intro]])

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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 honorable 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=g87nDBIyqeU check out the intro]])



* ImprovisedWeapon: One episode has [=McCall=] [[RightManInTheWrongPlace accidently held hostage]], whereupon he proceeds to kill the terrorists using a coat-hook screw rammed through the jaw and stranglation with a tie.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: One episode has [=McCall=] [[RightManInTheWrongPlace accidently accidentally held hostage]], whereupon he proceeds to kill the terrorists using a coat-hook screw rammed through the jaw and stranglation strangulation with a tie.
8th Dec '17 9:50:45 AM nombretomado
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[[Film/TheEqualizer A film of the series]], with DenzelWashington starring as [=McCall=], and also featuring Creator/ChloeMoretz, Melissa Leo and Martin Csokas was released on September 26, 2014 and was a commercial success with a sequel in the works.

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[[Film/TheEqualizer A film of the series]], with DenzelWashington Creator/DenzelWashington starring as [=McCall=], and also featuring Creator/ChloeMoretz, Melissa Leo and Martin Csokas was released on September 26, 2014 and was a commercial success with a sequel in the works.
15th Nov '17 11:45:59 PM JackG
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* FiveFiveFive. The phone number on the Equalizer's newspaper advertisement. Spoofed on the Late Show when Creator/DavidLetterman rang the number and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMfsLySxIzA ends up talking to a woman in Information]].



* FiveFiveFive. The phone number on the Equalizer's newspaper advertisement. Spoofed on the Late Show when Creator/DavidLetterman rang the number and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMfsLySxIzA ends up talking to a woman in Information]].
22nd Jul '17 3:08:13 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Control seems to think so, the only times you ever see him without one it's because someone forcibly took it off him or he has to meet someone higher on the food chain.
2nd Jun '17 10:06:04 AM JackG
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* 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 on [=McCall=] picking up the phone to offer his services.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: After one episode case 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 on [=McCall=] picking up the phone to offer his services.
2nd Jun '17 10:05:33 AM JackG
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* 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 on [=McCall=] picking up the phone to offer his services.



* 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 on [=McCall=] picking up the phone to offer his services.
8th Apr '17 9:57:15 PM WoozyJack
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In keeping with this dedication to the grey areas, the Equalizer's clients are usually average New York citizens seeking protection from stalkers, neighborhood hoodlums, abusive husbands, corrupt politicians, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive crooked businessmen]] and other largely untouchable villains. His fees are nominal and frequently waived altogether, while his services inevitably go far beyond simple bodyguarding.

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In keeping with this dedication to the grey areas, the Equalizer's clients are usually average New York City citizens seeking protection from stalkers, neighborhood hoodlums, abusive husbands, corrupt politicians, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive crooked businessmen]] and other largely untouchable villains. His fees are nominal and frequently waived altogether, while his services inevitably go far beyond simple bodyguarding.



* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The question of how [=McCall=] can afford his CoolCar, expensive New York apartment, and equipment is lampshaded several times, but never answered directly. It's implied that [=McCall=] was in a position to make (or perhaps skim) a large amount of money during his time with the Agency.

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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The question of how [=McCall=] can afford his CoolCar, expensive New York Manhattan apartment, and equipment is lampshaded several times, but never answered directly. It's implied that [=McCall=] was in a position to make (or perhaps skim) a large amount of money during his time with the Agency.
8th Mar '17 3:11:54 PM system
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23rd Feb '17 11:06:08 PM tonystork
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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=g87nDBIyqeU check out the intro]])

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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 [[ByronicHero a sensitive and honourable man, 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=g87nDBIyqeU check out the intro]])
12th Feb '17 8:57:23 PM WoozyJack
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* [[CutPhoneLines]]: In five episodes: ''The Children's Song'', ''Torn'', ''The Cup'', ''The Rehearsal'' and ''Last Call''

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