History WrongGenreSavvy / LiveActionTV

7th Feb '16 7:23:50 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis," the characters try to figure out a FiveManBand configuration which, if they stick to it, will lead to their inevitable success. This being Sunny, it obviously fails miserably. ** The entire gang does this almost constantly. Dennis thinks of himself as TheAce, a sauve ladies man who succeeds at everything, Mac sees himself as a John [=McClane=] style badass action hero, Sweet Dee believes she's a witty, quirky social woman similar to those on Sex In The City, and Charlie thinks he's a lovable down-trodden nice guy. In reality, they're all a group of selfish, morally-bankrupt sociopaths. Frank appears to be the only member of the gang aware of who he really is.
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* In the ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis," the characters try to figure out a FiveManBand configuration which, if they stick to it, will lead to their inevitable success. This being Sunny, it obviously fails miserably. ** The entire gang does this almost constantly. Dennis thinks of himself as TheAce, a sauve suave ladies man who succeeds at everything, Mac sees himself as a John [=McClane=] style badass action hero, Sweet Dee believes she's a witty, quirky social woman similar to those on Sex In The City, and Charlie thinks he's a lovable down-trodden nice guy. In reality, they're all a group of selfish, morally-bankrupt sociopaths. Frank appears to be the only member of the gang aware of who he really is.
23rd Jan '16 8:50:49 PM MikeW
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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.
10th Jan '16 3:36:08 PM HighCrate
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* Sansa Stark of ''Series/GameOfThrones''. If she ''really'' lived in an idealized fairytale romance, she'd be just fine. But she actually lives in a CrapsackWorld with BlackAndGreyMorality where AnyoneCanDie, and her inability to see that leads to [[spoiler: her father's death]].
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ** If Sansa Stark of ''Series/GameOfThrones''. If she ''really'' lived in an idealized fairytale romance, she'd be just fine. But she actually lives in a CrapsackWorld with BlackAndGreyMorality where AnyoneCanDie, and her inability to see that leads to [[spoiler: her father's death]].death]]. ** Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish recounts the story of how, as a boy, he challenged the older and stronger Brandon Stark to a duel for the hand of Catelyn Tully because he had a head of full of songs and stories of the small underdog emerging triumphant over the big bully. Unfortunately for him, he's in a much darker sort of fantasy story, and [[ThisIsReality Brandon nearly kills him]]. Petyr takes the lesson to heart, and resolves not to fight his battles through honor and violence (both of which he's very bad at) but through underhanded trickery (which he's very good at).
4th Jan '16 2:09:02 PM MikeW
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* Prince Edmund from the first series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' considers himself to be a Shakespearean malcontent, plotting to become King despite being the younger brother. He's really an idiot who needs the help of his HypercompetentSidekick to get him out of situations he often gets thrown into by his own stupidity. His descendants, however, wise up significantly and are much more GenreSavvy.
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* Prince Edmund from the first series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' considers himself to be a Shakespearean malcontent, plotting to become King despite being the younger brother. He's really an idiot who needs the help of his HypercompetentSidekick to get him out of situations he often gets thrown into by his own stupidity. His descendants, however, wise up significantly and are much more GenreSavvy.GenreSavvy. * On ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS,'' Zoe thinks she's a crusading journalist whose spunky attitude beats the "old boy's network." She's really an arrogant jerk who doesn't get how she's being used by Underwood to push his own agenda. ** After Zoe [[spoiler: is murdered by Underwood]], her partner Lucas begins to assemble a case against Underwood, convinced this is a thriller where the reporter takes down the corrupt politician. Even when he's tricked into a hacking job that gets him arrested, Lucas is confident his partners will help him out and get him freed and Underwood exposed. Instead, his fellow reporters realize there's no way they can get enough evidence against a Vice President who will kill to keep himself in power and both leave town with poor Lucas stuck in jail and realizing Frank will get away with it all.
2nd Jan '16 11:08:03 PM nombretomado
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* Christopher Moltisanti from ''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 play them straight.
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* Christopher Moltisanti from ''TheSopranos'' ''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 play them straight.
26th Dec '15 8:55:00 PM nombretomado
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* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Hiro Nakamura lives his life as though he lives in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. Unfortunately, the world he lives in is much, much closer to UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. As a result, the single most powerful character in the show spends much of each season holding the IdiotBall.
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* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Hiro Nakamura lives his life as though he lives in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. Unfortunately, the world he lives in is much, much closer to UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. As a result, the single most powerful character in the show spends much of each season holding the IdiotBall.
18th Dec '15 2:53:44 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Kido Shinji from ''KamenRiderRyuki'' has a tendency to do this. He assumes that other Kamen Riders would be allies against the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Mirror Beasts]], but he's in a DarkerAndEdgier entry in the series where Kamen Riders themselves can not only be antagonists, they can also be outright evil. He makes another assumption after seeing Kamen Rider Zolda, having not seen the Rider henshin, that his true identity is the {{Badass}} BattleButler Gorou, when it's actually his boss Kitaoka.
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* Kido Shinji from ''KamenRiderRyuki'' has a tendency to do this. He assumes that he lives in a typical superhero show, where the other Kamen Riders would be allies against the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Mirror Beasts]], Monster]], but he's in a DarkerAndEdgier entry in the series where Kamen Riders themselves can not only be antagonists, they can also be outright evil. He makes another assumption after seeing Kamen Rider Zolda, having not seen the Rider henshin, that his true identity is the {{Badass}} BattleButler Gorou, when it's actually his boss Kitaoka.
18th Nov '15 12:37:12 PM HighCrate
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* Prince Edmund from the first series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' considers himself to be a Shakespearean malcontent, plotting to become King despite being the younger brother. He's really an idiot who needs the help of his HypercompetentSidekick to get him out of situations he often gets thrown into by his own stupidity. His descendants, however, wise up significantly and are much more GenreSavvy. * Wilson Fisk in the 2015 ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' thinks to be the story's BigGood despite being a mob boss, claiming (and genuinely believing) that all the evil he does is [[WellIntentionedExtremist for the city's sake]]. However, during an epiphany in the Season 1 finale, he realizes that he's actualy [[BigBad the villain of the story]], though far from being disilluisoned, he decides to embrace this role.
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* Prince Edmund from the first series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' considers himself to be a Shakespearean malcontent, plotting to become King despite being the younger brother. He's really an idiot who needs the help of his HypercompetentSidekick to get him out of situations he often gets thrown into by his own stupidity. His descendants, however, wise up significantly and are much more GenreSavvy. * Wilson Fisk in the 2015 ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' thinks to be the story's BigGood despite being a mob boss, claiming (and genuinely believing) that all the evil he does is [[WellIntentionedExtremist for the city's sake]]. However, during an epiphany in the Season 1 finale, he realizes that he's actualy [[BigBad the villain of the story]], though far from being disilluisoned, he decides to embrace this role.GenreSavvy.
18th Nov '15 9:37:10 AM HappyMan
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* Wilson Fisk in the 2015 ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' thinks to be the story's BigGood despite being a mob boss, claiming (and genuinely believing) that all the evil he does is [[WellIntentionedExtremist for the city's sake]]. However, during an epiphany in the Season 1 finale, he realizes that he's actualy [[BigBag the villain of the story]], though far from being disilluisoned, he decides to embrace this role.
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* Wilson Fisk in the 2015 ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' thinks to be the story's BigGood despite being a mob boss, claiming (and genuinely believing) that all the evil he does is [[WellIntentionedExtremist for the city's sake]]. However, during an epiphany in the Season 1 finale, he realizes that he's actualy [[BigBag [[BigBad the villain of the story]], though far from being disilluisoned, he decides to embrace this role.
18th Nov '15 9:36:42 AM HappyMan
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* Prince Edmund from the first series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' considers himself to be a Shakespearean malcontent, plotting to become King despite being the younger brother. He's really an idiot who needs the help of his HypercompetentSidekick to get him out of situations he often gets thrown into by his own stupidity. His descendants, however, wise up significantly and are much more GenreSavvy.
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* Prince Edmund from the first series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' considers himself to be a Shakespearean malcontent, plotting to become King despite being the younger brother. He's really an idiot who needs the help of his HypercompetentSidekick to get him out of situations he often gets thrown into by his own stupidity. His descendants, however, wise up significantly and are much more GenreSavvy.GenreSavvy. * Wilson Fisk in the 2015 ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' thinks to be the story's BigGood despite being a mob boss, claiming (and genuinely believing) that all the evil he does is [[WellIntentionedExtremist for the city's sake]]. However, during an epiphany in the Season 1 finale, he realizes that he's actualy [[BigBag the villain of the story]], though far from being disilluisoned, he decides to embrace this role.
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