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24th Aug '16 11:14:31 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' features two sets of characters that fall victim to this. On one hand there are the police officers and criminals that assume they are in a [[CriminalProcedural crime drama]], and behave accordingly, focusing on the classical ideas of gaining power through influence and muscle. There are also the government bureaucrats and spies who believe they are in a Post-9/11 spy fiction series. They focus on things like [[FalseFlagOperation False Flag Operations]] and the moral grey area of things like [[TortureAlwaysWorks torture]]. Both groups fail to realize that they are in a PostCyberPunk work of science fiction featuring a surveillance driven AI(or two). This comes to a head with the fourth season finale, [[spoiler: in which Samaritan is able to eliminate most of both groups by playing on their ignorance.]]

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' features two sets of characters that fall victim to this. On one hand there are the [[DirtyCop often dirty]] police officers and criminals that assume they are in a [[CriminalProcedural crime drama]], and behave accordingly, focusing on the classical ideas of gaining power through influence and muscle. There are also the government bureaucrats and spies who believe they are in a Post-9/11 spy fiction series. They focus on things like [[FalseFlagOperation False Flag Operations]] and the moral grey area of things like [[TortureAlwaysWorks torture]]. Both groups fail to realize that they are in a PostCyberPunk work of science fiction featuring a surveillance driven AI(or two). This comes to a head with the fourth season finale, [[spoiler: in which Samaritan is able to eliminate most of both groups by playing on their ignorance.]]
20th Jul '16 10:47:26 AM MikeW
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-->'''Cassidy''': When will you idiots learn?

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-->'''Cassidy''': When will you idiots learn?learn?
* On ''Series/SiliconValley'' Erlich considers himself a major power player in the tech world, a successful man who's cultured and well-rounded and a mentor to his fellow Pied Piper workers. His co-workers recognize the truth: Erlich is an average programmer who lucked out with one app, sold his company for just enough to live on and most in the business have no idea who he is. He's also a constantly stoned egomaniac whose claims of "culture" are offset by how he doesn't understand the very art and culture he praises.
** An interesting example is with Nelson aka "Big Head," as his constant promotions and connections to various successful projects have people (Hooli employees, reporters, even a judge) believing he's an up-and-coming genius whose skill makes him one of the most valuable people in the industry. In reality, while he's well-meaning and honest, Big Head is basically a moron with barely any understanding of coding and his promotions are more due to politics in his company and being in the right place at the right time. Nelson actually knows his limitations but when he tries to set the record straight, people mistake it for a modest guy not wanting to get glory and Nelson just shrugs and goes along with it.
** When Richard talks to his lawyer on a lawsuit by Hooli about Richard using Hooli resources to create Pied Piper, it quickly becomes clear the lawyer thinks Richard did it and he's taking part in a cover-up of industrial espionage. He even compliments Richard on "how convincing" he sounds when he states the truth of never using Hooli resources for himself.
1st Jul '16 12:40:58 PM mcgrew
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* In the pilot for the ''Series/Preacher'' TV series, Cassidy is attacked on a plane by some vampire hunters who utilize crosses, crossbows and axes. One pours holy water on Cassidy's head only to be thrown it has absolutely no effect as, except for sunlight, just about everything in vampire mythology doesn't apply to Cassidy.

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* In the pilot for the ''Series/Preacher'' ''Series/Preacher2016'' TV series, Cassidy is attacked on a plane by some vampire hunters who utilize crosses, crossbows and axes. One pours holy water on Cassidy's head only to be thrown it has absolutely no effect as, except for sunlight, just about everything in vampire mythology doesn't apply to Cassidy.
1st Jun '16 12:04:46 PM MikeW
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** The fourth series has Baron Von Richthofen who considers himself an aristocratic, intelligent and cultured German pilot. He really comes off as a moron who doesn't grasp his "torture" of having Blackadder teach at a German girls' school would be paradise for him. He also considers himself a WorthyOpponent to Flasheart and they will engage in a long talk of respect before a duel of honor. Instead, Flasheart just shoots him.
22nd May '16 7:24:15 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'' Communications Director Dan believes he's a top political fixer and savvy operator who's the HyperCompetentSidekick making Vice-President Selina Meyer's operation work. In reality, even Selina has openly told Dan he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and he crumbles under pressure yet he continues to act like he's the smartest guy in the room.

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* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'' Communications Director Dan believes he's a top political fixer and savvy operator who's the HyperCompetentSidekick making Vice-President Selina Meyer's operation work. In reality, even Selina has openly told Dan he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and he crumbles under pressure yet he continues to act like he's the smartest guy in the room.room.
* In the pilot for the ''Series/Preacher'' TV series, Cassidy is attacked on a plane by some vampire hunters who utilize crosses, crossbows and axes. One pours holy water on Cassidy's head only to be thrown it has absolutely no effect as, except for sunlight, just about everything in vampire mythology doesn't apply to Cassidy.
-->'''Cassidy''': When will you idiots learn?
1st May '16 1:00:25 PM MikeW
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* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe, who considers herself a rising media mogul, tries to sell a story behind the back of boss Cat Grant. Cat lampshades how Siobhan thinks she's the "plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a big splash with the story and Cat will be so impressed by her gumption that she'll hire Siobhan full-time. Instead, Cat informs Siobhan she respects loyalty above all else and fires her.

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* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe, who considers herself a rising media mogul, tries to sell a story behind the back of boss Cat Grant. Cat lampshades how Siobhan thinks she's the "plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a big splash with the story and Cat will be so impressed by her gumption that she'll hire Siobhan full-time. Instead, Cat informs Siobhan she respects loyalty above all else and fires her.her.
* On ''Series/{{Veep}}'' Communications Director Dan believes he's a top political fixer and savvy operator who's the HyperCompetentSidekick making Vice-President Selina Meyer's operation work. In reality, even Selina has openly told Dan he's nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and he crumbles under pressure yet he continues to act like he's the smartest guy in the room.
29th Apr '16 10:50:43 AM MikeW
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** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.

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** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.off.
* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe, who considers herself a rising media mogul, tries to sell a story behind the back of boss Cat Grant. Cat lampshades how Siobhan thinks she's the "plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a big splash with the story and Cat will be so impressed by her gumption that she'll hire Siobhan full-time. Instead, Cat informs Siobhan she respects loyalty above all else and fires her.
28th Apr '16 10:57:56 AM MikeW
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* A promo showed how Lassiter thinks he's in a dead-serious crime procedural, complete with sexual tension with partner Jules (who, of course, doesn't see him that way at all).

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* ** A promo showed how Lassiter thinks he's in a dead-serious crime procedural, complete with sexual tension with partner Jules (who, of course, doesn't see him that way at all).
28th Apr '16 10:57:25 AM MikeW
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* A promo showed how Lassiter thinks he's in a dead-serious crime procedural, complete with sexual tension with partner Jules (who, of course, doesn't see him that way at all).
28th Apr '16 10:55:14 AM HighCrate
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** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.
* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe considers herself a rising media mogul currently working as assistant to Cat Grant. When Cat is reluctant to write a story on Supergirl, Siobhan tries to sell it to the Daily Planet only to have Perry White tell Cat of the offer. Cat lampshades that Siobhan thinks "you're the heroine of the plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a splash with the story and Cat will be "so impressed by your gumption and proving me wrong" that she'll hire Siobhan on. Instead, Cat makes it clear she vaules loyalty above all else and fires Smythe.
* Selina Meyer of ''Series/{{Veep}}'' considers herself a savvy political player who can offer far more than being Vice-President of the United States and a feminist champion. She's really an egotistical narcisstic blowhard who literally stumbles in every situation and the joke of her party. It's best proven when [[spoiler: she becomes President in season 4]] and is shown to be totally out of her depth and a total disaster at the job but insists her staying in office is what's best for the country.
** Her Communications Director Dan thinks he's a political fixer and master schemer who's the HyperCompetentSidekick keeping his boss working. In reality, even Selina has said Dan is nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and makes Selina look bad and he crumbles under pressure.

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** Sometimes, Liz is truly the OnlySaneEmployee amid the madness but most of the time, she's as crazy as the rest. Her problem is that she believes she's the lead in a story of a feminist champion but not grasping how insane she comes off.
* On ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' Siobhan Smythe considers herself a rising media mogul currently working as assistant to Cat Grant. When Cat is reluctant to write a story on Supergirl, Siobhan tries to sell it to the Daily Planet only to have Perry White tell Cat of the offer. Cat lampshades that Siobhan thinks "you're the heroine of the plucky, go-getting reporter" who will make a splash with the story and Cat will be "so impressed by your gumption and proving me wrong" that she'll hire Siobhan on. Instead, Cat makes it clear she vaules loyalty above all else and fires Smythe.
* Selina Meyer of ''Series/{{Veep}}'' considers herself a savvy political player who can offer far more than being Vice-President of the United States and a feminist champion. She's really an egotistical narcisstic blowhard who literally stumbles in every situation and the joke of her party. It's best proven when [[spoiler: she becomes President in season 4]] and is shown to be totally out of her depth and a total disaster at the job but insists her staying in office is what's best for the country.
** Her Communications Director Dan thinks he's a political fixer and master schemer who's the HyperCompetentSidekick keeping his boss working. In reality, even Selina has said Dan is nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, ''every'' one of his ideas blows up in his face and makes Selina look bad and he crumbles under pressure.
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