History YMMV / AdventuresInOdyssey

18th Jun '17 9:43:01 PM legoking831
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* WhatAnIdiot: "Shadow of a Doubt" has a villain who practically [[NiceJobFixingItVillain foils his own plot]]. He starts off by meeting Dyllan in the park, catching him taping everybody he runs across.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That he would just keep his quiet and move right along. Even if Dyllan caught footage of the burglar, his footage has ''zero evidence'' of anyone he taped being the burglar, especially considering the culprit wasn't even wearing his disguise. Even if Dyllan showed all his footage to the police, nothing in it could have been considered anything remotely suspicious.\\
'''Instead:''' The burglar lures Dyllan into his own house and ties him up to a chair, showing him ''every single last piece of evidence that he's the burglar,'' spelling out his entire plan. His logic is to destroy Dyllan's footage so he has no evidence to show (despite the fact that his footage ''couldn't have even counted as evidence to start with!''), then move onto the next town to steal more valuables. Oh, ''and'' he spells out the entire rest of his EvilPlan in front of Dyllan, right down to every single detail on how he got Mr. Whitaker framed to begin with. Even if he got away, he would have had a giant target over his head once the next town fell victim to him. And what was he to expect if the police or any other adult found Dyllan tied up to that chair?\\
'''Result:''' [[spoiler:Dyllan is able to escape the burglar and reach the courthouse just in time to prove Mr. Whitaker's innocence, exposing the cat burglar as the real criminal.]]\\
'''To Be Fair:''' The episode ''does'' have PoliceAreUseless and HollywoodLaw in full force, so they may not have listened to Dyllan anyway [[spoiler:had he not escaped with enough true evidence]], and it's clearly meant to be your typical villain exposition, but the cat burglar probably could still go down in history as the least competent burglar to ever walk the streets.
17th Jun '17 6:50:54 PM TigerShadow
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* ToughActToFollow: "The Green Ring Conspiracy", the first major saga since Novacom, is constantly scrutinized in comparison to its predecessor and the Blackgaard saga. One camp loves GRC, another camp hates it and considers it emblematic of the missteps they see the show having taken since the relaunch, and another camp just thinks [[SoOkayItsAverage it's decent without being anything really stand-out.]]
** The episodes following Novacom have also taken a fair amount of heat for what fans see as being boring, goofy, or otherwise lackluster in comparison to the excitement of a story about a corporation trying to take over the world.
13th Mar '17 3:14:22 PM MagBas
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** The disguised voice in "The Search for Whit, Part 2", that gives a lackey named Benjamin instructions. It comes [[JumpScare completely out of nowhere]], and it's [[HellIsThatNoise a rather unnerving sound]].

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** The disguised voice in "The Search for Whit, Part 2", that gives a lackey named Benjamin instructions. It comes [[JumpScare completely out of nowhere]], and it's [[HellIsThatNoise a rather unnerving sound]].sound.
12th Feb '17 8:17:11 PM Market43Fan
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** The scene in the episode "The Unraveling" where Rachel Mitchell plays the answering machine message of Justine Baker, a friend of Robert Mitchell who worked at Novacom, as she ends up followed by a Novacom agent due to her [[HeKnowsTooMuch knowing too much about Novacom's schemes]] ultimately [[spoiler:run off the road]]
4th Feb '17 9:12:13 AM trulymadmoves
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** In the blood drive episode, Whit explains why he's afraid of getting his blood drawn: he lost a lot of blood in the war and woke up to find a nurse mistakenly taking ''more'' blood from him.
3rd Feb '17 7:46:34 AM TigerShadow
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** In "Sixties-Something", Bart declares that "everybody tuned in and dropped out" in the sixties—a reference to the phrase "turn on, tune in, drop out", coined by Timothy Leary in a speech advocating for psychedelic drug experimentation.
5th Dec '16 6:19:48 PM Xtifr
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* ReactionaryFantasy: Although the show is ostensibly about the wholesome adventures of an ever-changing cast of children, it's the adults who solve the mysteries (and the kids' everyday problems). If one of the kids contributes to a solution, their contribution will be small compared to their adult counterparts'.
30th Sep '16 11:35:32 PM TigerShadow
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The music that plays at the end of "The Final Conflict", as the radio newscaster makes a weather forecast of a beautiful day in Odyssey. The sense of triumph, hope, and justice of the track is palpable.
** The music really took a step up in the Novacom Saga. Composer John Campbell explained in an interview that he was trying to give the episodes a more intense, cinematic feel, and his love for action scores ''shows''.
** The musical transitions from the melody of "It Is Well" to the choir singing it in the episode "It Is Well". If there's such a thing as a Crowning Music of Tear Jerking, this would be it.



** "The One About Trust" is a really solid character-developing exercise, but at the very end, after Connie [[spoiler:quits working over a misunderstanding]], she tells Whit that it would "please her very much" if [[spoiler:she could continue working again.]] The word choice there is...odd, to say the least.



* OneSceneWonder: The episode "[[InAnotherMansShoes Another Man's Shoes]]" introduced an invention of Whit's called "The Trans-muter", which (in a controlled environment) enabled a person to experience life from the perspective of another person. Aside from a passing mention to the invention in an episode that aired a short time later, the invention hasn't been used or mentioned since. [[note]] The likely reason is that the Room Of Consequences can, and has, done what the Trans-muter was built to do, so the Trans-muter was seen as redundant and written out of the show.[[/note]]

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* OneSceneWonder: The episode "[[InAnotherMansShoes Another Man's Shoes]]" introduced an invention of Whit's called "The Trans-muter", which (in a controlled environment) enabled a person to experience life from the perspective of another person. Aside from a passing mention to the invention in an episode that aired a short time later, the invention hasn't been used or mentioned since. [[note]] The likely reason is that the Room Of Consequences can, can do, and has, done has done, what the Trans-muter was built to do, so the Trans-muter was seen as redundant and written out of the show.[[/note]]
24th Sep '16 1:44:43 PM TigerShadow
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** In "Plan B, Part II", Bennett Charles takes Arthur Dent captive and subjects him to [[ColdBloodedTorture "another 'experiment'".]] [[NothingIsScarier The audience is never told what exactly Dent was subjected to]], but Joanne later remarks that he looks like someone who's been through shock therapy, and Charles menacingly tells Dent that he's going to help them "whether [he] want[s] to or not".
22nd Sep '16 9:07:37 PM nombretomado
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** Jess Harnell's Bill Crosby character (from "The Present Long Ago" and "BTV: Live") is a lot more painful to hear in light of BillCosby's sex scandals.

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** Jess Harnell's Bill Crosby character (from "The Present Long Ago" and "BTV: Live") is a lot more painful to hear in light of BillCosby's Creator/BillCosby's sex scandals.
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