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4th May '18 11:17:20 AM Tambry161
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** There was an episode where Sharon accidently stumbled upon a pornographic website.
1st Apr '18 1:16:28 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* BuxomIsBetter: The episode "Busted" subvert this. After an initial thrill at all the extra attention her new fuller figure is receiving, Sharon discovers that her more mature look comes with its own unique set of problems as attracting the "wrong" guys.
* CanadaEh: Averted--the show is a Canadian series that takes in Canada (somewhere in British Columbia), but doesn't feature of the traditional stereotypes. In fact, it's probably easy for viewers to think it takes place in the United States rather than Canada.

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* BuxomIsBetter: The episode "Busted" subvert this. After an initial thrill at all the extra attention her new fuller figure is receiving, Sharon discovers learns that her more mature look comes with its own unique set of problems problems, such as attracting the "wrong" guys.
* CanadaEh: Averted--the Averted--while the show is technically a Canadian series that takes place in Canada (somewhere in British Columbia), but it doesn't really feature any of the traditional stereotypes. In fact, it's probably it can be easy for viewers to think it that the show takes place in the United States rather than Canada.unless someone on the show says or does something to prove otherwise (such as the way they spell and/or pronounce certain words).



* ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping: In the Christmas episode, Nina gives Sharon a large gift basket for her Secret Santa gift. Inside it is little bottles of hotel room shampoo, a car calendar (her dad owns a dealership) and a little blue kitten toy [[spoiler:which turns out to be the thing Maria gave to Nina for Secret Santa last year]].

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* ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping: In the Christmas episode, Nina Nina's revealed to be Sharon's SecretSanta and gives Sharon her a large gift basket for as her Secret Santa gift. Inside it is little present--the contents of the basket include mini shampoo bottles of hotel room shampoo, (like what you find in a hotel), a car calendar (her (Nina's dad owns a car dealership) and a little blue kitten toy [[spoiler:which toy[[spoiler: which turns out to be the thing Maria gave to Nina for Secret Santa last year]].the SecretSanta-gift exchange the previous year.]]



* CrazyCatLady: Subverted with Miranda in "23's a Crowd". She has 23 cats, but she's not crazy. Just lonely and a little eccentric.

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* CrazyCatLady: Subverted with Miranda in "23's a Crowd". Crowd." She has 23 cats, but she's not crazy. Just lonely and a little eccentric.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Nina's {{Alpha Bitch}}iness to Sharon was started when, while playing together at Nina's house, Nina saw that someone had decapitated all of Nina's beloved fashion dolls--Nina, despite never having any actual evidence to prove it, assumed Sharon was the one who did it and ultimately ended their friendship.[[spoiler: It's not until the third season that it's revealed that the true culprit behind it was a mean cousin of Nina's, who rather casually admits to it when she's visiting her cousin and her family.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Nina's {{Alpha Bitch}}iness to Sharon was started when, while playing together at Nina's house, Nina saw that someone had decapitated all of Nina's beloved fashion dolls--Nina, despite never having any actual evidence to prove it, assumed Sharon was the one who did it and ultimately ended their friendship.[[spoiler: It's not until more than halfway through the third third/final season of the show that it's revealed that the true culprit behind it was a mean cousin of Nina's, who rather casually admits to it when she's visiting her cousin and her family.]]
25th Mar '18 1:07:30 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* CanadaEh: Averted; it's set in Canada (somewhere in British Columbia) but doesn't feature any of the stereotypes.

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* CanadaEh: Averted; it's set Averted--the show is a Canadian series that takes in Canada (somewhere in British Columbia) Columbia), but doesn't feature any of the traditional stereotypes. In fact, it's probably easy for viewers to think it takes place in the United States rather than Canada.
25th Mar '18 9:38:07 AM TMNTFanGirl
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An animated Canadian show produced by Alicia Silverstone (who also voices the main character for the first two seasons). The show follow the exploits of Sharon Spitz, an average eighth grader who at the start of the series is forced to get braces for her teeth. Typical of teenage life, she worries about how this will affect her usual status amongst her peers as she goes through her daily life.

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An animated Canadian show produced by Alicia Silverstone (who also voices the main character for the first two seasons). The show follow the exploits of Sharon Spitz, an average eighth grader (later ninth grader when she starts high school) who at the start of the series is forced to get braces for her teeth. Typical of teenage life, she worries about how this will affect her usual status amongst her peers as she goes through her daily life.



* AllJustADream: A rather ludicrous episode in which Sharon dreams that her dad was getting remarried to Nina's mom.

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* AllJustADream: A rather ludicrous episode in which Sharon dreams that her dad was getting remarried to becomes romantically involved with Nina's mom.



** Nina Harper is a DownplayedExample she's as rich, popular, and nasty as any proper Alpha Bitch, but is actually a top student in her class. On top of that, the reason she's nasty comes from her parents not paying attention to her and her accusing Sharon of wrecking her dolls when she was a kid [[spoiler:(until she finds out her cousin did it and that she wasted her life being mean to Sharon for no reason)]].
** Evie from the high school episodes, who makes Nina seem sweet. She torments poor Sharon for being paired up with Dion as a mentor.

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** Nina Harper is Harper's kind of a DownplayedExample she's as DownplayedExample--she's just rich, popular, popular and nasty as any proper Alpha Bitch, example of this trope, but is actually a top student averts PopularIsDumb in her class. On top of that, the reason that she's nasty comes actually one of top students in her grade (she often brags about being a straight-A student). Also, some episodes have shown Nina's nicer side, implying that she's not as bad as she seems. Plus, on top of all that, it seems that Nina's mean and sour disposition stems mostly from her parents not AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents hardly ever spending time with her (or paying any real attention to her and her) as well as her accusing Sharon of wrecking her beloved fashion dolls when she they were little kids[[spoiler: (though in the third season, both Nina and Sharon discover that the true culprit was a kid [[spoiler:(until she finds out her mean cousin did it of Nina's, and Nina realizes that she she's wasted her life so many years being mean to Sharon for no reason)]].
nothing).]]
** Evie from the high school episodes, who makes Nina seem sweet.sweet-natured by compared. She torments poor Sharon for being paired up with Dion as a mentor.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Sharon's dad when she discovers that he's taken a job as a minstrel at a medieval-themed restaurant.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Sharon's dad when she discovers that he's taken a job as a minstrel at a medieval-themed restaurant. Nina's parents also seem to be this to a certain extent, such as Mr. Harper calling his daughter "Popo" as a pet name (and apparently being either unaware or simply ignoring the fact that she finds the nickname embarrassing).
** Also, Mr. Spitz is shown to be rather fond of Nina while Mr. and Mrs. Harper are shown to be very fond Sharon, and all three parents assume that Sharon and Nina are still friends, apparently not knowing that the girls stopped being friends when they were around 7 or 8.



* BetaBitch: Subverted with Alyson. She is friend of Nina, but she was never actually cruel or mean; she just did whatever Nina told her to do, because like a lot of teenagers, Alyson wants to be noticed and fit in. After, Alyson perform a HeelFaceTurn when she had a crush on Connor and Nina made her choose between her or him.

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* BetaBitch: Subverted with Alyson. She is friend Alyson--while she was friends for a large part of Nina, but the show, she was never actually truly cruel or mean; mean-spirited; she just did whatever Nina told her to do, because do because, like a lot of teenagers, she just wanted to fit in and be noticed. Eventually, after Alyson wants to be noticed and fit in. After, Conner discover they have feeling for each others and start dating, Nina forces Alyson perform a HeelFaceTurn when she had a crush on Connor and Nina made her to choose between her or him. and Conner, with Alyson performing a HeelFaceTurn by ultimately choosing Conner (and by extension, Conner's friends) over Nina.



* BreastExpansion[=/=]GagBoobs: The episode "Busted" had Sharon buy a pump water bra to give her more prominent breasts and enjoys all the attention she gets and that more people are treat her like an adult. Thanks to her braces, it didn't end well. She ends up overdoing it, with humiliating results. First getting laughed at by the same people she was trying to impress, and then her boobs... pop.

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* BreastExpansion[=/=]GagBoobs: The episode "Busted" had Sharon buy a pump water bra to give her more prominent breasts and enjoys all the attention she gets and that more people are treat her like an adult. Thanks to her braces, it didn't end well. She ends up overdoing it, with humiliating results. First getting laughed at by the same people she was trying to impress, and then her boobs... pop.



* CanadaEh: Averted; it's set in Canada (around British Columbia) but doesn't feature any of the stereotypes.

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* CanadaEh: Averted; it's set in Canada (around (somewhere in British Columbia) but doesn't feature any of the stereotypes.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Nina's {{Alpha Bitch}}iness to Sharon was started over a doll she had during childhood that got its head popped off. She instantly accused Sharon for the crime despite no proof to claim her as the guilty party. [[spoiler:In the third season, it was eventually revealed that Nina's cousin was the culprit.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Allison. Many early episodes did show that she was nicer than Nina, and Sharon and Maria initially did not want to trust her, but they are all buddies the episode after she breaks off from Nina.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Nina's {{Alpha Bitch}}iness to Sharon was started over a doll she had during childhood when, while playing together at Nina's house, Nina saw that got its head popped off. She instantly accused Sharon for the crime someone had decapitated all of Nina's beloved fashion dolls--Nina, despite no proof never having any actual evidence to claim her as prove it, assumed Sharon was the guilty party. [[spoiler:In one who did it and ultimately ended their friendship.[[spoiler: It's not until the third season, it was eventually season that it's revealed that Nina's the true culprit behind it was a mean cousin was the culprit.of Nina's, who rather casually admits to it when she's visiting her cousin and her family.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Allison.Alyson. Many early episodes did show that she was nicer than Nina, and Sharon and Maria initially did not want to trust her, but they are all buddies the episode after she breaks off from Nina.



* FurAndLoathing: An episode deals with a short tiff between Sharon and Miranda when the former plans to participate in a fashion show wearing fur clothes. In the end, Sharon decides to accept Miranda's decision, whereas Miranda has switched out all the real fur for faux fur.

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* FurAndLoathing: An episode deals with a short tiff between Sharon and Miranda Maria when the former plans to participate in a fashion show wearing fur clothes. In the end, Sharon decides to accept Miranda's Maria's decision, whereas Miranda Maria has switched out all the real fur for faux fake fur.



* GranolaGirl: Hannah. She's a vegetarian and loves yoga.

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* GranolaGirl: Hannah. She's Hannah, the girlfriend of Sharon's older brother, Adam--she's a vegetarian and loves yoga.yoga, and Sharon seems to see her as like [[CoolBigSis an older sister]].



* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler: Sharon and Alden, whose break up spans most of the second season and the entirety of the third season. It isn't until the last episode that they finally get back together.]]

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* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler: Sharon and Alden, whose break up Alden's breakup spans most of the second season and almost the entirety of the entire third season. It isn't until season--they end up getting back together in the last episode series after realizing that they finally get back together.]] still have feelings for each other]].



* MiddleChildSyndrome: Sharon is the middle child of the family; having two brothers doesn't help either.

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* MiddleChildSyndrome: Sharon is Sharon's the middle child and only daughter of the family; having two brothers doesn't help either.three kids.
28th Jan '18 4:31:06 AM MeerkatMario
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* AllJustADream: A rather ludicrous episode in which Shannon dreams that her dad married Nina's mom.

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* AllJustADream: A rather ludicrous episode in which Shannon Sharon dreams that her dad married was getting remarried to Nina's mom.



** Nina Harper is a DownplayedExample she's as rich, popular, and nasty as any proper Alpha Bitch, but is actually a top student in her class. On top of that, the reason she's nasty comes from her parents not paying attention to her and her accusing Sharon of wrecking her dolls when she was a kid ([[spoiler:until she finds out her cousin did it and that she wasted her life being mean to Sharon for no reason]]).

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** Nina Harper is a DownplayedExample she's as rich, popular, and nasty as any proper Alpha Bitch, but is actually a top student in her class. On top of that, the reason she's nasty comes from her parents not paying attention to her and her accusing Sharon of wrecking her dolls when she was a kid ([[spoiler:until [[spoiler:(until she finds out her cousin did it and that she wasted her life being mean to Sharon for no reason]]).reason)]].



* CircleOfShame: In the episode "The Worst First Date Ever. Period.", Sharon walks into the school gym and everyone laughs at her due to having a fat red P on her head. It turns out to be an imagination.

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* CircleOfShame: In the episode "The Worst First Date Ever. Period.", Sharon walks into the school gym and everyone laughs at her due to having her, complete with a fat big red P on her head. It turns out to be an imagination.



* ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping: In the Christmas episode, Nina gives Sharon a large gift basket for her Secret Santa gift. Inside it is little bottles of shampoo that you find in a hotel room, a car calendar (her dad owns a dealership) and a little blue kitten toy which turns out to be the thing Maria gave to Nina for Secret Santa last year.

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* ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping: In the Christmas episode, Nina gives Sharon a large gift basket for her Secret Santa gift. Inside it is little bottles of shampoo that you find in a hotel room, room shampoo, a car calendar (her dad owns a dealership) and a little blue kitten toy which [[spoiler:which turns out to be the thing Maria gave to Nina for Secret Santa last year. year]].



* DeusExMachina: And on other occasions, Sharon's braces did save her a couple of times.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Nina's {{Alpha Bitch}}iness to Sharon was started over a doll she had during childhood that got its head popped off. She instantly accused Sharon for the crime despite no proof to claim her as the guilty party. In the third season, it was eventually revealed that Nina's cousin was the culprit.

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* ** DeusExMachina: And on other occasions, Sharon's braces did they ''did'' save her a couple of times.
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Nina's {{Alpha Bitch}}iness to Sharon was started over a doll she had during childhood that got its head popped off. She instantly accused Sharon for the crime despite no proof to claim her as the guilty party. In [[spoiler:In the third season, it was eventually revealed that Nina's cousin was the culprit.]]



* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: Sharon and Nina. See above next to Disproportionate Retribution for the explanation.

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* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: Sharon and Nina. See above above, next to Disproportionate Retribution Retribution, for the explanation.



** Nina herself in the end once the truth of the doll incident is known.

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** Nina [[spoiler:Nina herself in the end once the truth of the doll incident is known.]]



* TheInternetIsForPorn: In "Mommy Nearest" Sharon did a search for Red Riding Hood and accidentally came across some Red Riding Hood-themed porn.

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* TheInternetIsForPorn: In "Mommy Nearest" Nearest", Sharon did a search for Red Riding Hood and accidentally came across some Red Riding Hood-themed porn.



* MagicRealism: Apart from the strange things the braces do, the series is standard slice of life.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Sharon is the middle child of the family, having two brothers doesn't help either.
* ModestyTowel: Both girls and boys wears this in few episodes. In an episode Sharon scares Connor with a rubber cockroach causing him to drop his towel.

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* MagicRealism: Apart from the strange things the braces do, the series is a standard slice of life.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Sharon is the middle child of the family, family; having two brothers doesn't help either.
* ModestyTowel: Both girls and boys wears this in few episodes. In an episode Sharon scares Connor with a rubber cockroach causing him to drop his towel.



* OnceAnEpisode: Sharon's braces acting up and causing trouble.

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* OnceAnEpisode: Sharon's braces acting up and causing trouble.trouble; although this was reduced as of season two.



* TokenMinorityCouple: Brock (only black character) and Maria (half asian and half italian).

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* TokenMinorityCouple: Brock (only black character) and Maria (half asian (half-Asian and half italian).half-Italian).



* TrueBlueFemininity: Sharon wears a light blue shirt and dark blue pants.

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* TrueBlueFemininity: Sharon usually wears a light blue shirt and dark blue pants.



* WhamEpisode: ''Dear Alden'': [[spoiler: Sharon and Alden break up]]

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* WhamEpisode: ''Dear Alden'': [[spoiler: Sharon "Dear Alden": [[spoiler:Sharon and Alden break up]]up.]]
26th Jan '18 7:33:07 AM CASCHero
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25th Jan '18 8:00:53 AM CASCHero
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-> Braceface! ''(My life is complicated)''
-> Boyfriend! ''(Don't Wanna Talk About It)''
-> Teenage!
-> I'll work it out in the end!
-> Braceface!
--> '''Theme Song'''
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* PowersInTheFirstEpisode: Sharon gets her braces in the series premiere, and receives its electromagnetic abilities in turn.


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Sharon and Nina were childhood friends until the second grade when she accused her of chopping off her dolls.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: There are a few moments where Nina drops her AlphaBitch attitude and show some genuine kindness.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: There are a few moments where Nina drops her AlphaBitch attitude and show shows some genuine kindness. kindness.
** Sharon herself is a typical bratty teenager who is prone to making selfish mistakes, but she is mostly a good person.
12th Apr '17 7:48:30 AM rafi
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* WildTeenParty: In the promptly named episode "Home Alone". Though in an aversion it's not Sharon who threw it, but her brothers who take advantage of the fact their babysitter had to leave them due to a family emergancy. Sharon tries to be the responsible one doing the chores and whatnot. The one time she does try to loosen up and relax is when her mom not surprisingly comes back early from her vacation. Though her brothers get her off the hook by taking responsibility for the party, the most punishment Sharon gets is not getting the desired curfew extension she wanted.
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