History WrongGenreSavvy / LiveActionTV

15th May '17 5:04:13 AM HighCrate
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** Kinga wants to create big sweep weeks style ratings events, hoping to use the show's ratings to sell to Disney and make a billion dollars. She can't seem to understand that Netflix doesn't use traditional ratings and so her network style ratings stunts are pointless, no matter how many times it's pointed out to her.
** Mike assumes that since Joel escaped from The Satellite of Love during a Joe Don Baker film, that when he watches one he'll escape. It doesn't work quite work like that.

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
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''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Kinga wants to create big sweep weeks style ratings events, hoping to use the show's ratings to sell to Disney and make a billion dollars. She can't seem to understand that Netflix doesn't use traditional ratings and so her network style ratings stunts are pointless, no matter how many times it's pointed out to her.
** Mike assumes that since Joel escaped from The Satellite of Love during a Joe Don Baker film, that when he watches one he'll escape. It doesn't work quite work like that.
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14th May '17 7:41:36 PM paycheckgurl
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater'':

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14th May '17 7:37:27 PM paycheckgurl
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* Christopher Moltisanti from ''Series/TheSopranos'' tends to live his life like he's in a gangster movie. Technically he is, but ''The Sopranos'' is a series that [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructs]] most of the tropes the genre is known for rather than plays them straight. For example, he thinks that once he's a made man, [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster he'll be living on easy street]] like the characters in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''. Instead, he discovers that he has a lot more responsibilities and is under more pressure to earn money. The other gangsters even chastise him for watching 'too many movies'' on a few occasions, like when he thought his made ceremony was a ruse to whack him.

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* Christopher Moltisanti from ''Series/TheSopranos'' tends to live his life like he's in a gangster movie. Technically he is, but ''The Sopranos'' is a series that [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructs]] most of the tropes the genre is known for rather than plays them straight. For example, he thinks that once he's a made man, [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster he'll be living on easy street]] like the characters in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''. Instead, he discovers that he has a lot more responsibilities and is under more pressure to earn money. The other gangsters even chastise him for watching 'too many movies'' on a few occasions, like when he thought his made ceremony was a ruse to whack him.him.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater'':
** Kinga wants to create big sweep weeks style ratings events, hoping to use the show's ratings to sell to Disney and make a billion dollars. She can't seem to understand that Netflix doesn't use traditional ratings and so her network style ratings stunts are pointless, no matter how many times it's pointed out to her.
** Mike assumes that since Joel escaped from The Satellite of Love during a Joe Don Baker film, that when he watches one he'll escape. It doesn't work quite work like that.
9th May '17 12:12:55 PM kquinn0830
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** Played with in "The Gang Hits the Slopes" when the gang treat a ski trip like it's an 1980's comedy...and for once, they're actually right and are able to fit in well amid the antics. [[spoiler: Until the last second where everything winds up deconstructed. The reason everyone could have wild, anonymous sex is because Frank had hired hookers all around the mountain (and everyone who had sex with them should probably be tested for sexual diseases), the wild 1980's party-hero is actually a sexual predator whose 80's movie-style pranks get him arrested by the police, and a single botched landing while skiing breaks both of Dennis's ankles, showing that skiing is dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.]]

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** Played with in "The Gang Hits the Slopes" when the gang treat a ski trip like it's an 1980's comedy...and for once, they're actually right and are able to fit in well amid the antics. [[spoiler: Until the last second where everything winds up deconstructed. The reason everyone could have wild, anonymous sex is because Frank had hired hookers all around the mountain (and everyone who had sex with them should probably be tested for sexual diseases), the wild 1980's party-hero is actually a sexual predator whose 80's movie-style pranks get him arrested by the police, and a single botched landing while skiing breaks both of Dennis's ankles, showing that skiing is dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.]]]]
* Christopher Moltisanti from ''Series/TheSopranos'' tends to live his life like he's in a gangster movie. Technically he is, but ''The Sopranos'' is a series that [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructs]] most of the tropes the genre is known for rather than plays them straight. For example, he thinks that once he's a made man, [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster he'll be living on easy street]] like the characters in ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''. Instead, he discovers that he has a lot more responsibilities and is under more pressure to earn money. The other gangsters even chastise him for watching 'too many movies'' on a few occasions, like when he thought his made ceremony was a ruse to whack him.
18th Apr '17 4:32:25 AM HighCrate
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** Played with in "The Gang Hits the Slopes" when the gang treat a ski trip like it's an 1980's comedy...and for once, they're actually right and are able to fit in well amid the antics. [[spoiler: Until the last second where everything winds up deconstructed. The reason everyone could have wild, anonymous sex is because Frank had hired hookers all around the mountain (and everyone who had sex with them should probably be tested for sexual diseases), the wild 1980's party-hero is actually a sexual predator whose 80's movie-style pranks get him arrested by the police, and a single botched landing while skiing breaks both of Dennis's ankles, showing that skiing is dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.]]
%%** Played with moreso in "The Gang Saves The Day." The episode is a series of vignettes told in fantasies each member of the gang is having. Once we get a look at how each member of the Gang sees the universe, each fantasy is an outright GenreShift.
* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' numerous characters fail to realize that they are in a work of PostCyberPunk science fiction, and that they are being watched by an artificial intelligence. It generally falls into two categories, the often dirty cops and organized crime groups that believe they are in a crime drama, and the numerous government agents who believe they are in a post-9/11 espionage series. In the third season, a third category appears, in which a group of domestic terrorists believe they are in a conspiracy thriller. Almost everyone that makes this mistake and is not corrected suffers heavily for it.

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** Played with in "The Gang Hits the Slopes" when the gang treat a ski trip like it's an 1980's comedy...and for once, they're actually right and are able to fit in well amid the antics. [[spoiler: Until the last second where everything winds up deconstructed. The reason everyone could have wild, anonymous sex is because Frank had hired hookers all around the mountain (and everyone who had sex with them should probably be tested for sexual diseases), the wild 1980's party-hero is actually a sexual predator whose 80's movie-style pranks get him arrested by the police, and a single botched landing while skiing breaks both of Dennis's ankles, showing that skiing is dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.]]
%%** Played with moreso in "The Gang Saves The Day." The episode is a series of vignettes told in fantasies each member of the gang is having. Once we get a look at how each member of the Gang sees the universe, each fantasy is an outright GenreShift.
* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' numerous characters fail to realize that they are in a work of PostCyberPunk science fiction, and that they are being watched by an artificial intelligence. It generally falls into two categories, the often dirty cops and organized crime groups that believe they are in a crime drama, and the numerous government agents who believe they are in a post-9/11 espionage series. In the third season, a third category appears, in which a group of domestic terrorists believe they are in a conspiracy thriller. Almost everyone that makes this mistake and is not corrected suffers heavily for it.
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18th Apr '17 1:15:05 AM fdsa1234567890
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%%** Played with moreso in "The Gang Saves The Day." The episode is a series of vignettes told in fantasies each member of the gang is having. Once we get a look at how each member of the Gang sees the universe, each fantasy is an outright GenreShift.

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%%** Played with moreso in "The Gang Saves The Day." The episode is a series of vignettes told in fantasies each member of the gang is having. Once we get a look at how each member of the Gang sees the universe, each fantasy is an outright GenreShift.GenreShift.
* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' numerous characters fail to realize that they are in a work of PostCyberPunk science fiction, and that they are being watched by an artificial intelligence. It generally falls into two categories, the often dirty cops and organized crime groups that believe they are in a crime drama, and the numerous government agents who believe they are in a post-9/11 espionage series. In the third season, a third category appears, in which a group of domestic terrorists believe they are in a conspiracy thriller. Almost everyone that makes this mistake and is not corrected suffers heavily for it.
8th Apr '17 2:48:18 PM gb00393
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** Sansa Stark was raised on heroic ballads of noble knights and fair ladies, and often justifies this or that course of action because it's how they would do things "in the songs." Petyr Baelish calls her on this rather early, telling her "life is not a song, sweetling. You may learn that someday, to your sorrow." She gets more savvy and cynical as her experiences show her the error of her ways.

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** Sansa Stark was raised on heroic ballads of noble knights and fair ladies, and often justifies this or that course of action because it's how they would do things "in the songs." She thinks she is in a fairy tale with herself as the PrincessClassic and Joffrey as the PrinceCharming. Petyr Baelish calls her on this rather early, telling her "life is not a song, sweetling. You may learn that someday, to your sorrow." She gets more savvy and cynical as her experiences show her the error of her ways.ways, such as when Joffrey executes her father. In Season 3, she begins to slip back into this a little as a defense mechanism. However, this is shattered when she learns of the Red Wedding.
4th Apr '17 4:29:08 PM HighCrate
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** Sansa Stark was raised on heroic ballads of noble knights and fair ladies, and often justifies this or that course of action because it's how they would do things "in the songs." Petyr Baelish calls her on this rather early, telling her "life is not a song, sweetling. You may learn that someday, to your sorrow." She gets more savvy and cynical as her experiences show her the error of her ways.

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** ** Sansa Stark was raised on heroic ballads of noble knights and fair ladies, and often justifies this or that course of action because it's how they would do things "in the songs." Petyr Baelish calls her on this rather early, telling her "life is not a song, sweetling. You may learn that someday, to your sorrow." She gets more savvy and cynical as her experiences show her the error of her ways.



** The extras from the Season 2 box set show that Robb Stark is inspired by unlikely friendship/BloodBrothers relationship his father and Robert Baratheon had and believes that it will be the same for himself and Theon, fighting together against a new Caligula. Oh Robb... It wasn't entirely one-sided, however: Theon was exactly the same and wanted for them to be TrueCompanions, fighting against the Lannisters as well, but neither of them had accounted for the revenge fantasies of Theon's father, Balon Greyjoy. Robb also seems to think of himself as the protagonist of a classic love story where love prevails over all and marrying the one you love is more important than the arranged marriage you were in. This backfires on him terribly as it gets him, his wife, and his unborn child killed.
4th Apr '17 11:04:19 AM gb00393
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** The extras from the Season 2 box set show that Robb Stark is inspired by unlikely friendship/BloodBrothers relationship his father and Robert Baratheon had and believes that it will be the same for himself and Theon, fighting together against a new Caligula. Oh Robb... It wasn't entirely one-sided, however: Theon was exactly the same and wanted for them to be TrueCompanions, fighting against the Lannisters as well, but neither of them had accounted for the revenge fantasies of Theon's father, Balon Greyjoy. Robb also seems to think of himself as the protagonist of a classic love story where love prevails over all and marrying the one you love is more important than the arranged marriage you were in. This backfires on him terribly as it gets him, his wife, and his unborn child killed.
23rd Mar '17 7:43:58 PM HighCrate
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** Ned Stark isn't in general, but this goes a long way toward explaining why he trusts Littlefinger. Ned seems to think that he's a SarcasticDevotee, who despite his snarkiness, is a loyal ally. The reality is very different. He might also have been working under the assumption that since Littlefinger is hopelessly in love with Cat, he wouldn't betray him and risk hurting ''her''. Unfortunately, there lies the main reason he ''does'' turn on him! Also, Littlefinger probably would have stuck by Ned if Ned had gone along with Littlefinger's plans for the throne, which involved controlling Joffrey as a PuppetKing after he received the throne through blackmail (in hindsight, Littlefinger was probably too confident himself about this scheme's success, since even he didn't know at that point just how insane Joffrey really was). Ned is Wrong Genre Savvy when he expects that Littlefinger will continue to help him after he turns down Littlefinger's bid to share power. Furthermore, he told Cersei that he found out about her little incestuous secret in the hopes that it would drive her and her son away from the Iron Throne. It got him and his guards killed instead.
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