History YMMV / DarkShadows

11th Jan '17 5:47:35 AM Pren
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* HilariousInHindsight: The numerous mentions of nearby Bangor, now well known as the hometown of horror author Creator/StephenKing.
24th Dec '16 8:13:54 AM Gosicrystal
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** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[BuriedAlive locked in a coffin]] for 200 (er, no, 196) years. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.

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** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[BuriedAlive locked in a coffin]] for 200 (er, ([[DistinctionWithoutADifference er, no, 196) 196]]) years. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.
24th Dec '16 8:10:10 AM Gosicrystal
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** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[BuriedAlive locked in a coffin]] [[NoExceptYes for 200 (er, no, 196) years]]. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.

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** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[BuriedAlive locked in a coffin]] [[NoExceptYes for 200 (er, no, 196) years]].years. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.
15th Dec '16 6:39:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork / TooGoodToLast: The 1991 remake. It actually started off well. But the Gulf War at the time interrupted its timeslot which messed with it's rating. NBC eventually gave it the ax much to viewers dismay. Even a mass letter campaign and a picket protest (yes, ''really'') didn't convince the network to put it back on the air.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork / TooGoodToLast: The 1991 remake. It actually started off well. But the Gulf War UsefulNotes/GulfWar at the time interrupted its timeslot which messed with it's rating. NBC eventually gave it the ax much to viewers dismay. Even a mass letter campaign and a picket protest (yes, ''really'') didn't convince the network to put it back on the air.
25th Aug '16 3:30:33 PM Ciara25
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Or rather several; one of the film's major problems is that it has plenty of interesting plot threads, but there are just too many of them and there's only time to develop one or two properly in the relatively short amount of running time, rather than over a season's worth of episodes.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Or rather several; one several. One of the film's major problems is that it has plenty of interesting plot threads, threads - Baranabas' feud with Angelique, Barnabas trying to restore the family fortune and business, Maggie Evans' struggles with her past, David's issues with his dead mother and his deadbeat dad, Barnabas's relationship with Maggie, Barnabas trying to get himself cured, Vicki's attempts to become a vampire, Carolyn's issues, Josette's attempts to communicate with the living - but there are just too many of them them, and there's only time to develop one or two properly in the relatively short amount of running time, rather than over a season's worth of episodes.
25th Aug '16 3:05:31 PM Ciara25
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* {{Narm}} : [[spoiler: When Angelique is defeated and [[LiterallyShatteredLives breaking into pieces]] after she's defeated in the climax, she reaches into her chest and pulls out ''' ''the fakest looking CGI heart you can possibly imagine.'' ''' And holds it out to Barnabas, who simply stares at it, no doubt as confused as the audience.]]
30th Jun '16 11:06:52 PM axle-k89
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** David. His mother was killed by Angelique before we meet him, and his father barely cares about him any more. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even saying goodbye to him]], and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?
** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[Buried Alive locked in a coffin]] [[NoExceptYes for 200 (er, no, 196) years]]. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.

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** David. His mother was killed at sea by Angelique before we meet him, him (he was only five years old at the time), and his father barely cares about him any more.more. Carolyn also belittles him somewhat due to how David thinks he can still communicate with his dead mother. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even saying goodbye to him]], and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?
Poor kid...
** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[Buried Alive [[BuriedAlive locked in a coffin]] [[NoExceptYes for 200 (er, no, 196) years]]. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.
30th Jun '16 11:04:25 PM axle-k89
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** David. His mother was killed by Angelique before we meet him, and his father barely cares about him any more. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even sating goodbye to him, and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?

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** David. His mother was killed by Angelique before we meet him, and his father barely cares about him any more. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even sating saying goodbye to him, him]], and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?
30th Jun '16 11:03:50 PM axle-k89
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* JerkassWoobie: As evil and manipulative as she might have been, it can still be hard not to feel a bitof sympathy for Angelique, ghiven that all she wanted was Barnabas's love.


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** David. His mother was killed by Angelique before we meet him, and his father barely cares about him any more. [[spoiler:His father then leaves to satisfy his own greed without even sating goodbye to him, and is then almost hit seconds later by a falling disco ball. Does this kid need a hug or what?
** Barnabas, possibly with a bit of IronWoobie in there. His parents were killed by Angelique after he rejected her advances, and after that, well, things went downhill fast after that. His beloved Josette was bewitched into falling to her death off Widow's Hill, then turned into a vampire and [[Buried Alive locked in a coffin]] [[NoExceptYes for 200 (er, no, 196) years]]. Worst of all, when he finally is freed from the coffin, he has to see a world that has drastically changed since he last saw it, and how his descendants have suffered all because of Angelique's KickTheDog moments towards them over the years.
** Given how Angelique has been doling out numerous KickTheDog moments to the Collins family thanks to Barnabas rejecting her love, and they've done absolutely nothing to deserve it (they're just the descendants of the man she couldn't have), they count as well.
21st Jun '16 9:55:48 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: Have fun finding someone, critic or audience member alike, who found Barnabas' massacre of the friendly hippies to be in good taste.
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