History TheScrappy / LiveActionTV

22nd May '17 12:51:01 PM KizunaTallis
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** While he isn't exactly bashed or outright despised, Mark Brendanawicz is definitely not going to top anyone's list of favorite characters. He was meant to be the StraightMan and OnlySaneMan of the main cast but the result was a character that fans found [[TheGenericGuy incredibly bland]] and consequently he was written off as a badly done [[Series/TheOfficeUS Jim Halpert]] {{expy}}. Not helping matters was that the show's humor style relies heavily on the wacky interactions and personalities of the cast, nor that Ann could serve the role as the only sane character while still having a fleshed out personality and good comedic chemistry with the rest of the cast, making Mark feel redundant. It's quite telling that even Mark's actor Paul Schneider [[CreatorBacklash called the character undercooked]] and even the writers weren't sure ''what'' to do with him. He was eventually PutOnABus in the second season finale, which became a LongBusTrip as the series went on. No one missed him or cared.

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** While he isn't exactly bashed or outright despised, Mark Brendanawicz is definitely not going to top anyone's list of favorite characters. He was meant to be the StraightMan and OnlySaneMan of the main cast but due the fact that the show's humor style relies heavily on the wacky interactions and personalities of the cast, the result was a character that fans found Mark [[TheGenericGuy incredibly bland]] boring, bland and uninteresting]] in comparison and consequently he was written off as a badly done [[Series/TheOfficeUS Jim Halpert]] {{expy}}. Not helping matters was that the show's humor style relies heavily on the wacky interactions and personalities of the cast, nor that Ann could was able to serve the role as the only sane character while still having a fleshed out personality and good comedic chemistry with the rest of the cast, making Mark feel redundant.the latter trait especially standing out. And still other fans found him an underwhelming {{love interest}} character for Leslie (whom he didn't always treat with respect) and Ann. It's quite telling that even Mark's actor Paul Schneider [[CreatorBacklash called the character undercooked]] and even the writers weren't sure ''what'' to do with him. He was eventually PutOnABus in the second season finale, which became a LongBusTrip as the series went on. No one missed him or cared.
17th May '17 2:24:46 PM criticallyDetermined
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** Good luck finding a single fan of Sara Harvey. From her poorly-written romance plot with Emily to Dre Davis' terrible acting, the fanbase absolutely hates Sara. That's not even getting into her widely hated involvement in the story with so many plot holes it resembles Swiss cheese.
6th May '17 4:28:21 PM Premonition45
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** Since the early 2000s, "Kids Week" or "Back to School Week" games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but include [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are too easy, even for that demographic]], or [[WereStillRelevantDammit too focused on child-appropriate topics (such as contemporary cartoons, children's literature, tweenage pop music, etc.)]] to allow older generations to play along. The last such games were in Season 31 (2014-15), likely [[OvershadowedByControversy due to the Sony hacks]].

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** Since the early 2000s, "Kids Week" or "Back to School Week" games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but include [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are too easy, even for that demographic]], or [[WereStillRelevantDammit too focused on child-appropriate topics (such as contemporary cartoons, children's literature, tweenage pop music, etc.)]] to allow older generations to play along. The last such games were in Season 31 (2014-15), likely [[OvershadowedByControversy due to the Sony hacks]]. hacks]], [[OldShame and the series has all but distanced itself from them]].
5th May '17 10:49:36 AM Premonition45
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** Since the early 2000s, "Kids Week" or "Back to School Week" games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but include [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are too easy, even for that demographic]], or [[WereStillRelevantDammit too focused on child-appropriate topics (such as contemporary cartoons, children's literature, tweenage pop music, etc.)]] to allow older generations to play along. The last such games were in Season 31 (2014-15), likely due to the Sony hacks.

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** Since the early 2000s, "Kids Week" or "Back to School Week" games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but include [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are too easy, even for that demographic]], or [[WereStillRelevantDammit too focused on child-appropriate topics (such as contemporary cartoons, children's literature, tweenage pop music, etc.)]] to allow older generations to play along. The last such games were in Season 31 (2014-15), likely [[OvershadowedByControversy due to the Sony hacks.hacks]].
3rd May '17 7:34:02 PM Premonition45
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** Since the early 2000s, "Kids Week" or "Back to School Week" games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but include [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are too easy, even for that demographic]], or too focused on child-appropriate topics (such as contemporary cartoons, children's literature, tweenage pop music, etc.) to allow older generations to play along.

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** Since the early 2000s, "Kids Week" or "Back to School Week" games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but include [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are too easy, even for that demographic]], or [[WereStillRelevantDammit too focused on child-appropriate topics (such as contemporary cartoons, children's literature, tweenage pop music, etc.) )]] to allow older generations to play along.along. The last such games were in Season 31 (2014-15), likely due to the Sony hacks.
17th Apr '17 7:59:35 PM Premonition45
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** Since the 1997-98 season, any clue or ''whole categories'' of clues read by a celebrity. Almost all of them tend to involve very long clues read '''very''' slowly which gets worse when a Daily Double is hidden there. Many contestants have caught onto these which is why they almost always get picked last. Since the board usually does not get cleared whenever these categories or clues are done, they make one wish the show's staff would tell them to speed it up. That way the producers could compensate for any time that could have been used for the remaining clues that got eaten up by the celebrity reader talking so slowly.
** Since the 2001-02 season, the [[LovelyAssistant "Clue Crew"]], who present even more video clues, are also considered an unnecessary addition to the show.
** Since the early 2000s, "Kids Week" games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but features [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are incredibly easy, even for that particular demographic]].

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** Since the 1997-98 season, any clue or ''whole categories'' of clues read by a celebrity. celebrity, or worse, given by casts of TV shows where the clues are given in-character. Almost all of them tend to involve very long clues read '''very''' slowly slowly, which gets worse when a Daily Double is hidden there. [[GenreSavvy Many contestants have caught onto these these]], which is why they almost always get picked last. Since These are hated for dragging down the board usually does not get cleared whenever these categories or game and creating a greater risk of leaving clues are done, they make one wish on the show's staff would tell them to speed it up. That way the producers could compensate for any time that could have been used for the remaining clues that got eaten up by the celebrity reader talking so slowly.
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** Since the 2001-02 season, the [[LovelyAssistant "Clue Crew"]], who present even more video clues, are also considered an unnecessary addition to clues. Many dislike the show.
fact that their video clues tend to be overlong and distracting, causing them to become so long-winded that the contestants and viewers both lose track of the clue, or simply because they chew up so much airtime, leaving more potential for clues going unrevealed at the end of the round.
** Since the early 2000s, "Kids Week" or "Back to School Week" games, which not only make the Teen Tournament feel redundant, but features include [[ItsEasySoItSucks questions that are incredibly too easy, even for that particular demographic]].demographic]], or too focused on child-appropriate topics (such as contemporary cartoons, children's literature, tweenage pop music, etc.) to allow older generations to play along.
** The Teachers Tournament has been seen as this. It has supporters who like tournament play and the respect and praise shown to teachers with the event, but others see the competition as being weaker in general than regular games (even though players are picked from regular play applications), and it takes away a TOC spot from a regular contestant, especially considering that teachers are historically not dominant in regular games or in tournaments. Only Colby Burnett has ever made the semifinals of a TOC (let alone win it, or qualify for the Battle of the Decades), and only ''one'' Teachers Tournament player (2011 semifinalist Charley Tinkham) has ever had a Coryat score of at least $25,000 in that event.
** Similar opinions followed the former Seniors Tournament to some viewers, as contestants over 50 years of age have never been barred from regular play, the competition could be slower-paced, and of the 10 winners of that event, ''none'' ever won a TOC quarterfinal game (though two did advance to the finals.) Its 1995 demotion from July to ''December'' (outside of a sweeps period) seems to have been a move to ultimately kill it off.
** Celebrity games usually have this reputation too-- stereotypically, the celebrity games are constantly dragged down by the players not taking the game seriously, thus leading to constant smartass remarks, ringing in with an "Ooh, I know this, what is it?"-type quip, ego-stroking categories/clues, elongated introductions and interviews to promote the charities being played for, and general buffoonery. The 2006 episodes from Radio City Music Hall made this even worse by having singers perform during Daily Doubles, thus eating up even ''more'' time to the point that as many as '''fifteen''' clues were unplayed in each round.
*** ''Jeopardy!'''s four Power Players Weeks are maligned by some fans even more than regular Celebrity Jeopardy! games, due to what some perceive as generally weaker competition and a relative lack of "star power" (as contestants are usually journalists, pundits, news anchors, and politicians.) There are also fans who dislike Power Players games due to the inclusion of left-leaning and/or right-leaning political figures, on what is otherwise a bipartisan/nonpartisan series.
1st Apr '17 8:06:17 PM Anddrix
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'': Mon-El takes this up in season 2, partly due to ShipToShipCombat with the [[FanPreferredCouple preferred couple]], Jimmy and Kara, but mostly due to the fact that he quickly entered CreatorsPet territory, with his character receiving copious amounts of screen time at the expense of the more popular male characters like Jimmy Olson and J'onn. It doesn't help that his and Kara's romance isn't especially well-written, with each episode having him jeopardize his relationship with Kara through sheer selfishness or stupidity and then making up with her at the end, to the point where many fans wish she'd just dump him already.
1st Apr '17 8:01:23 PM Anddrix
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
** Much like his comic book counterpart, Foggy Nelson is supposed to be comic relief. However, the one in the comics has some good qualities. In this version, Foggy doesn't have them, and for some audiences, he is ''not'' funny. For some, it's Elden Henson's bland portrayal of the character, but he sometimes comes off as a complete jerk who never contributes anything to the plot (which is telling as the protagonist plotlines tend to revolve around Matt and Karen).
** Karen Page gets this from some audiences, who call her subplots boring filler and cite her reckless decisions in her relentless pursuit of justice against Wilson Fisk, particularly her indirect role in Ben Urich's death. She also gets some hatred in part because of the character's role in the ComicBook/DaredevilBornAgain plotline (where she sold out Matt's identity to Fisk for a heroin fix).
1st Apr '17 7:35:51 PM PKMN37
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** Tommy Oliver has a bit of a hatedom. This appears to be in hindsight, though, since if you ask anybody who grew up in TheNineties their favorite Power Ranger, only those who still watch the show will most likely not say Tommy. Those who insist he is TheScrappy say so for all the usual reasons: SpotlightStealingSquad, MarySue, CreatorsPet...

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** Tommy Oliver has a bit of a hatedom. This appears to be in hindsight, though, since if you ask anybody who grew up in TheNineties their favorite Power Ranger, only those who still watch the show will most likely not say Tommy. Those who insist he is TheScrappy say so for all the usual reasons: SpotlightStealingSquad, MarySue, CreatorsPet...
31st Mar '17 3:49:20 PM dmcreif
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