History Series / TheFinder

11th Jul '16 9:56:50 AM Kalmbach
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* BatterUp: After Leo encounters the CorruptCorporateExecutive whose company shipped tainted food that killed his wife and daughter, [[spoiler: Willa]] tracks him down and clobbers him several times with an aluminum bat.
28th Dec '15 3:40:29 AM morenohijazo
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* InspectorJavert: Cristina Farrel, Willa's parole officer. At least until she got more than 5 minutes screentime. Subverted in that Willa ''is'' often guilty .

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* InspectorJavert: Cristina Farrel, Willa's parole officer. At least until she got more than 5 minutes screentime. Subverted in that Willa ''is'' often guilty .guilty.
* InvisibleWriting: On the BackDoorPilot on ''Series/{{Bones}}'', the treasure map has writing that can only be revealed with blood.
27th Dec '15 8:46:25 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Of ''{{Psych}}.'' The general premise is extremely similar (even more so than ''TheMentalist,'' a common target for ''Psych'' fans), and the two lead characters are ThoseTwoGuys, one white and one black. However, the first of the two books upon which the show is based on were published in 2004 while ''Psych'' premiered in 2006.

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* {{Expy}}: Of ''{{Psych}}.''Series/{{Psych}}.'' The general premise is extremely similar (even more so than ''TheMentalist,'' ''Series/TheMentalist,'' a common target for ''Psych'' fans), and the two lead characters are ThoseTwoGuys, one white and one black. However, the first of the two books upon which the show is based on were published in 2004 while ''Psych'' premiered in 2006.
15th Sep '15 1:34:59 PM Hailfire25
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* TheGhost: Magdalena, the woman Timo loves, is mentioned several times but is never sr seen.
28th Apr '15 3:10:29 PM nombretomado
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*** Some of the establishing shots in that episode strongly resemble those of ''BurnNotice''.

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*** Some of the establishing shots in that episode strongly resemble those of ''BurnNotice''.''Series/BurnNotice''.
17th Apr '15 11:30:47 AM CasWarner
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* BigBad: Shadrach, or "Uncle Shad", is the slow-burn, over-arching villain of the first and only season. Pope, "The Hider", looks like she might have been one for the series as Walter's ArchEnemy.
17th Mar '15 8:26:16 PM nombretomado
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*** Actually {{Fringe}}, to fit with the "Finder/Fringe" bloc. (See SimilarSquad, below, for more details.)

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*** Actually {{Fringe}}, ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', to fit with the "Finder/Fringe" bloc. (See SimilarSquad, below, for more details.)



* SimilarSquad: A meta example: Where else have we seen a show with a [[CloudCuckoolander brain-damaged guy named Walter]], [[KidSidekick a sidekick who isn't technically his kid]], [[FairCop a hot female law enforcement officer]] and a [[BaldOfAwesome bald black guy who keeps an eye on everything]]? And [[TheyFightCrime they solve mysteries]]? Oh right, [[strike:the next night, same time]] [[{{Fringe}} right after Finder, same channel]].

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* SimilarSquad: A meta example: Where else have we seen a show with a [[CloudCuckoolander brain-damaged guy named Walter]], [[KidSidekick a sidekick who isn't technically his kid]], [[FairCop a hot female law enforcement officer]] and a [[BaldOfAwesome bald black guy who keeps an eye on everything]]? And [[TheyFightCrime they solve mysteries]]? Oh right, [[strike:the next night, same time]] [[{{Fringe}} [[{{Series/Fringe}} right after Finder, same channel]].
29th Dec '14 5:26:58 PM BlackJAC
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''The Finder'' was an American crime series broadcast on Fox during the spring 2012. It starred Geoff Stults as Walter Sherman, an eccentric private investigator, and MichaelClarkeDuncan as Leo Knox, his assistant and lawyer. The show's creator is Hart Hanson, better known for the successful crime show he created, ''Series/{{Bones}}'', an episode of which served as a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for this. After a weak showing in two different timeslots, the show was cancelled at the end of its first season. The death of Michael Clarke Duncan promptly forestalled any attempts by fans to save the show.

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''The Finder'' was an American crime series broadcast on Fox during the spring 2012. 2012 adapted from the Richard Greener novels ''The Knowland Retribution'' and ''The Lacey Confession.'' It starred Geoff Stults as Walter Sherman, an eccentric private investigator, and MichaelClarkeDuncan as Leo Knox, his assistant and lawyer. The show's creator is Hart Hanson, better known for the successful crime show he created, ''Series/{{Bones}}'', an episode of which served as a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for this. After a weak showing in two different timeslots, the show was cancelled at the end of its first season. The death of Michael Clarke Duncan promptly forestalled any attempts by fans to save the show.



* AdaptationalBadass: in the books Isabel is a stuttering obituary writer for the ''NewYorkTimes''; in the show she's a Deputy USMarshal with aspirations of becoming Attorney General of the United States.
* AdaptationalHeroism:
** Leo is a good guy variation on Leonard Martin, the principal antagonist of ''The Knowland Retribution'' [[spoiler:who was murdering corporate executives for deliberately selling tainted food that killed his family]].
** In the books Walter is known as "The Locator" for being able to locate missing people.



* AgeLift: in the books Walter was a VietnamWar veteran; in the show he's a TheWarOnTerror veteran.



* {{Expy}}: Of ''{{Psych}}.'' The general premise is extremely similar (even more so than ''TheMentalist,'' a common target for ''Psych'' fans), and the two lead characters are ThoseTwoGuys, one white and one black.

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* {{Expy}}: Of ''{{Psych}}.'' The general premise is extremely similar (even more so than ''TheMentalist,'' a common target for ''Psych'' fans), and the two lead characters are ThoseTwoGuys, one white and one black. However, the first of the two books upon which the show is based on were published in 2004 while ''Psych'' premiered in 2006.



* GenderLift: in the books Ike (Saffron Burrows from the BackdoorPilot) is male.



* RaceLift: in the books Isabel is white and Ike (Saffron Burrows in the Backdoor Pilot) is black; in the show Isabel is Latina and Ike is white.



* SettingUpdate: in the books Walter lived in [[USVirginIslands Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI]]; in the show he's in the Florida Keys.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Walter still suffers from some mental trauma related to his military service. His compulsion to find is shown to be a symptom.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Walter still suffers from some mental trauma related to his military service.incurred traumatic brain injury in Iraq. His compulsion to find is shown to be a symptom.
16th Aug '14 4:13:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* BackdoorPilot: Got one in Hart Hanson's other show, ''{{Bones}}''

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* BackdoorPilot: Got one in Hart Hanson's other show, ''{{Bones}}''''Series/{{Bones}}''



* {{Crossover}}: [[{{Bones}} Lance Sweets]] appears in one episode to evaluate Walter's fitness to consult on federal cases. Hodgins appears in another.

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* {{Crossover}}: [[{{Bones}} [[Series/{{Bones}} Lance Sweets]] appears in one episode to evaluate Walter's fitness to consult on federal cases. Hodgins appears in another.



* HypocriticalHumor: In "Little Green Men", Hodgins (from ''{{Bones}}'') and Walter have an argument about their conspiracy theories. Walter thinks the UFO is an experimental drone covered up by the corporations, and Hodgins thinks it was an alien spacecraft, and aliens control the people Walter thinks are controlling everyone. They both call each other "paranoid".

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* HypocriticalHumor: In "Little Green Men", Hodgins (from ''{{Bones}}'') ''Series/{{Bones}}'') and Walter have an argument about their conspiracy theories. Walter thinks the UFO is an experimental drone covered up by the corporations, and Hodgins thinks it was an alien spacecraft, and aliens control the people Walter thinks are controlling everyone. They both call each other "paranoid".
16th Aug '14 4:13:33 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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''The Finder'' was an American crime series broadcast on Fox during the spring 2012. It starred Geoff Stults as Walter Sherman, an eccentric private investigator, and MichaelClarkeDuncan as Leo Knox, his assistant and lawyer. The show's creator is Hart Hanson, better known for the successful crime show he created, ''{{Bones}}'', an episode of which served as a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for this. After a weak showing in two different timeslots, the show was cancelled at the end of its first season. The death of Michael Clarke Duncan promptly forestalled any attempts by fans to save the show.

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''The Finder'' was an American crime series broadcast on Fox during the spring 2012. It starred Geoff Stults as Walter Sherman, an eccentric private investigator, and MichaelClarkeDuncan as Leo Knox, his assistant and lawyer. The show's creator is Hart Hanson, better known for the successful crime show he created, ''{{Bones}}'', ''Series/{{Bones}}'', an episode of which served as a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for this. After a weak showing in two different timeslots, the show was cancelled at the end of its first season. The death of Michael Clarke Duncan promptly forestalled any attempts by fans to save the show.
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