History Series / ThePretender

17th Jan '17 6:04:56 PM PaulA
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Flashbacks to earlier times in the Centre are in monochrome, just like the Centre's surveillance footage. (Many of them actually are surveillance footage, distinguished with a timecode in the bottom corner.) Relatedly, Miss Parker's flashbacks to happier days in her home life are in color, but kind of washed-out, like an old home movie.


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* MonochromePast:
** Flashbacks to earlier times in the Centre are in monochrome, just like the Centre's surveillance footage. (Some of them actually are surveillance footage, distinguished with a timecode in the bottom corner.)
** Miss Parker's flashbacks to happier days in her home life are in color, but kind of washed-out, like an old home movie.
* MonochromeApparition: In "Indy Show", Sydney dreams he's having a conversation with his twin brother Jacob, who has been in a coma for decades following a car accident. Jacob appears as he did before the accident, as seen in MonochromePast flashbacks in earlier episodes -- ''exactly'' as seen in the flashbacks, meaning he's monochrome in the midst of a scene that's otherwise in full color.
21st Oct '16 4:33:35 AM Kalaong
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** If anybody asks Jarod how he learned some impressive skill, he will tell them; since he usually learned it by [[ButIReadABookAboutIt reading books]] and {{MacGyvering}} training aids, his reply is always taken as a joke. It gets better when he is called on a skill in a later episode; when one of his "[[WeHelpTheHelpless projects]]" asks him how he leaned to drive so well, he honestly answers, "Indianapolis!" (It turns out he learned how to race at [[IKnowMortalKombat an ARCADE]] in Indianapolis...)

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** If anybody asks Jarod how he learned some impressive skill, he will tell them; since he usually learned it by [[ButIReadABookAboutIt reading books]] and {{MacGyvering}} training aids, his reply is always taken as a joke. It gets better when he is called on a skill in a later episode; when one of his "[[WeHelpTheHelpless projects]]" asks him how he leaned to drive so well, he honestly answers, "Indianapolis!" "[[UsefulNotes/IndyCar Indianapolis!]]" (It turns out he learned how to race at [[IKnowMortalKombat an ARCADE]] in Indianapolis...)
8th Oct '16 6:28:38 AM PaulA
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* ConspicuousSecret: [[spoiler: Miss Parker's first name. It may or may not be revealed in one of the last episode, with genius {{Foreshadowing}} during the series, but most probably not. ]]
8th Oct '16 6:26:09 AM PaulA
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* CharacterNameAlias: Whenever he does a pretend, Jarod adopts the surname of a relevant real-life person or fictional character: examples include Jarod Wright, test pilot; Jarod [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Marley]], in the Christmas episode; and Jarod Shatner -- in honor of the host of ''{{Rescue 911}}'' -- when he was working in a search-and-rescue team. And then there's the episode where his boss-to-be is a Dr Fein, so he adopts the alias of Jarod Howard, leading to a scene with somebody innocently calling out "[[Film/TheThreeStooges Dr Howard! Dr Fein! Dr Howard!]]"

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* CharacterNameAlias: Whenever he does a pretend, Jarod adopts the surname of a relevant real-life person or fictional character: examples include Jarod Wright, test pilot; Jarod [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Marley]], in the Christmas episode; and Jarod Shatner -- in honor of the host of ''{{Rescue 911}}'' ''Series/Rescue911'' -- when he was working in a search-and-rescue team. And then there's the episode where his boss-to-be is a Dr Fein, so he adopts the alias of Jarod Howard, leading to a scene with somebody innocently calling out "[[Film/TheThreeStooges Dr Howard! Dr Fein! Dr Howard!]]"



* LaserGuidedKarma - Most of Jarod's plots manufacture some punishment for the VillainOfTheWeek based upon their crimes. Positive examples abound as the people he helps often thwart the Centre's team and help Jarod escape.

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* LaserGuidedKarma - LaserGuidedKarma: Most of Jarod's plots manufacture some punishment for the VillainOfTheWeek based upon their crimes. Positive examples abound as the people he helps often thwart the Centre's team and help Jarod escape.



* MissingMom: Miss Parker's mother is the series' most obvious example. Actually, Broots may be the only character this doesn't apply to.

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* MissingMom: Miss Parker's mother is was murdered in an elevator in the series' most obvious example. Actually, Broots may be Centre when Miss Parker was a girl, and the only character this doesn't apply to.shooter never captured. It's an ongoing background mystery that eventually gets fully explained near the end of the final season.



* MundaneObjectAmazement: Jarod, frequently, in the couple of seasons.

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* MundaneObjectAmazement: Jarod, frequently, in the first couple of seasons.
8th Oct '16 6:20:03 AM PaulA
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when Jarod confronts the murderer's accomplice, he does it over lunch in the diner owned by the victim's father, the better to
8th Oct '16 6:19:37 AM PaulA
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* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: In "The Better Part of Valor", a restaurant owner does this by telling two diners that their meal is on the house because they're colleagues of his recently-deceased daughter, unaware that one (Jarod) has just confronted the other with being an accomplice to the daughter's murder.
when Jarod confronts the murderer's accomplice, he does it over lunch in the diner owned by the victim's father, the better to
24th Sep '16 10:05:09 AM PaulA
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** To be Fair, the fact that Jarod is kept in a cell in Season 4 has quite a lot to do with the fact that Lyle was now leading the centre.
24th Sep '16 5:02:44 AM wusch
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** To be Fair, the fact that Jarod is kept in a cell in Season 4 has quite a lot to do with the fact that Lyle was now leading the centre.
9th Aug '16 8:20:34 AM janosrock
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9th Aug '16 8:20:31 AM janosrock
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Not related to the Argentinian series ''Series/LosSimuladores'' (which [[{{Woolseyism}} kinda translates to]] ''The Pretenders'')[[note]] Funn enough, the basic premise of the shows is almost the same with the exception of the character drama down to a bare minimum and no conspiracy plot whatsoever .[[/note]] or the band The Music/{{Pretenders}}.

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Not related to the Argentinian series ''Series/LosSimuladores'' (which [[{{Woolseyism}} kinda translates to]] ''The Pretenders'')[[note]] Funn enough, Coincidentally, the basic premise of the shows show is almost the same with the exception of the character drama down to a bare minimum and no conspiracy plot whatsoever .[[/note]] or the band The Music/{{Pretenders}}.
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