History Series / Whitechapel

27th Apr '16 3:47:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ActingForTwo: Craig Parkinson played both Kray twins.
* ActorAllusion: The band from Series 3, The Devil's Architects, bear a suspicious likeness to Sam Stockman's band The Circus Electric.
-->'''DC Riley:''' "Apparantely they're a kind of folk-rock electronica thing?"\\
'''DC Kent:''' "Pfft. Explains why I've never heard of them."
** Chandler mentions that he was approached by MI6 in his youth, a nod to RupertPenryJones role in Spooks
** Kent wears a 'Colour of Bone' Shirt in series three, and a poster for the same band appears in series 4. Sam Stockman, who plays Kent, is Colour Of Bone's frontman
10th Apr '16 8:43:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Steve Pemberton, the obsessive Ripperologist who helps Chandler with his investigations, is best known as one of the writers and actors in ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen''.
** Rupert Penry-Jones is probably best known for ''Series/{{Casanova}}'' and ''{{Spooks}}'' and Phil Davies, who plays Miles, has been in ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' and ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.
** Hapless "turn your back!" Anderson from ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' has a minor role in a series four episode.
** In the second series, we have Peter Serafinowicz, who was in ''{{Spaced}}'' and voiced Darth Maul in ''ThePhantomMenace''.
27th Feb '16 4:57:48 PM bombadil211
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* DefectiveDetective: Chandler, who has minor OCD, which gets a lot worse when he's stressed. In series two, when things seem to be completely against him and his team, it becomes almost unbearable, and he's forced to drink to stop himself.

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* DefectiveDetective: Chandler, who Chandler has minor OCD, which gets realistically-portrayed OCD. Not only does he need everything to be ordered and clean as possible, he also has a lot worse when he's stressed.counting compulsion that can become completely overwhelming. In series two, when things seem to be completely against him and his team, it becomes almost unbearable, and he's forced to drink to stop himself.
26th Jan '16 8:12:21 AM grendalhopper
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** [[spoiler: those playing close attention in the hospital will also notice that the ‘doctor’ who ends up being the murderer is the only one seen wearing dark wine coloured scrubs, rather than blue or purple like the others.]]
26th Jan '16 8:03:44 AM grendalhopper
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** A running theme is that all the cases end badly, as the murderers all inevitably die before they can be bought to justice.
* EurekaMoment: When Buchan thinks up a way to get Kray DNA. He even says: "eureka!" out loud.

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** A running theme is that all the cases end badly, as the murderers all are caught but inevitably die before they can be bought to justice.
* EurekaMoment: Buchan discusses the joy of detective work with Chandler in episode one as being the product of these. He is very sorry for Chandler that he doesn’t see or enjoy the eureka moments in the investigative process.
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When Buchan thinks up a way to get Kray DNA. He even says: "eureka!" out loud.
26th Jan '16 8:00:34 AM grendalhopper
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** A running theme is that all the cases end badly, as the murderers all inevitably die before they can be bought to justice.
26th Jan '16 7:48:55 AM grendalhopper
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* ArcWelding: For the first three seasons the team deals with unrelated cases, but the fourth season not only introduces the existence of the supernatural, but posits that all the grisly crimes in Whitechapel are the work of a "provocateur" who goads all the killers into committing their murders. This provocateur is heavily suggested to be a little old lady who flits in and out of background shots throughout the course of the season, manipulating things from behind the scenes.

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* ArcWelding: For the first three seasons the team deals with unrelated cases, but the fourth season not only introduces the possible existence of the supernatural, but posits that all the grisly crimes in Whitechapel are the work of a demonic "provocateur" who goads all the killers into committing their murders. This provocateur is heavily suggested to be a little old lady who flits in and out of background shots throughout the course of the season, manipulating things from behind the scenes.
10th Mar '15 7:44:11 PM grendalhopper
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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Evil things in red, and good things in blue. This pertains to everything from costume, to props, sets, and even to lighting. Particularly egregious examples include Louise Ivers red hat, and the blue toned backlighting [[spoiler: and 'wings']] that appear behind Chandler during his 'angelic' scene in the final episode.
10th Mar '15 2:25:41 PM grendalhopper
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** YMMV as his frustration with his teams slobbish behaviour always becomes heightened during times of stress, as is common for people who suffer from OCD, and his condition fluctuates along with his stress levels, once again concurrent with how actual OCD exhibits itself. Its highly likely he was merely at risk for obsessive compulsions before becoming a DI, and the stress of the actual job pushed it into full blown Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
10th Mar '15 2:08:48 PM grendalhopper
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** Special note should go to the possibly demonic characterisation of the mysterious little old lady, and the psychics final message for Chandler. It would seem Whitechapel really is 'the gates of hell'.
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