History YMMV / HomicideLifeOnTheStreet

17th Aug '16 7:19:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Bayliss' character switch towards the end of season five when he ended his partnership with Pembleton and became an IronWoobie and a {{Determinator}} and stopped allowing the other detectives, especially his former partner, to walk all over him. The writers, [[WhatAnIdiot for some reason]] [[TheyJustDidntCare or another]], didn't like this and turned him back into the regular [[TheWoobie woobie]] that the audiences saw earlier.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Bayliss' character switch towards the end of season five when he ended his partnership with Pembleton and became an IronWoobie and a {{Determinator}} and stopped allowing the other detectives, especially his former partner, to walk all over him. The writers, [[WhatAnIdiot for some reason]] [[TheyJustDidntCare or another]], another, didn't like this and turned him back into the regular [[TheWoobie woobie]] that the audiences saw earlier.
30th Oct '15 5:10:42 PM Erin582
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Gee's [[DodgeToupee very bad, very obvious toupee]] seen in season three. This could double as {{Narm}}.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: Gee's [[DodgeToupee [[DodgyToupee very bad, very obvious toupee]] seen in season three. This could double as {{Narm}}.
30th Oct '15 5:08:12 PM Erin582
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky {{Jerkass}} who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors]]?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky {{Jerkass}} who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make made [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors]]?


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* SpecialEffectFailure: Gee's [[DodgeToupee very bad, very obvious toupee]] seen in season three. This could double as {{Narm}}.
25th Aug '15 9:54:07 AM Erin582
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* NightmareFuel: The episode "Subway." A man ([[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Vincent D'Onofrio]]) is shoved on a subway platform and is pinched at the waist between the platform and a subway train. We spend the rest of the episode with him as he's waiting around to die. He is lucid the entire time.
** Pembleton in the season four finale "Work Related". Aside from showcasing how excellent an actor Andre Braugher is, it is just so damn haunting, from the very realistic moment of his stroke happening to at the end of the episode, where we see the poor guy desperately screaming and pleading for help...''while trapped inside of a coffin.'' This is made even scarier over the fact that, at the time, fans didn't know if he survived his ordeal.

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* NightmareFuel: The episode "Subway." A man ([[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Vincent D'Onofrio]]) (portrayed by Creator/VincentDOnofrio) is shoved on a subway platform and is pinched at the waist between the platform and a subway train. We spend the rest of the episode with him as he's waiting around to die. He is lucid the entire time.
** Pembleton in the season four finale "Work Related". Aside from showcasing how excellent an actor Andre Braugher Creator/AndreBraugher is, it is just so damn it's very haunting, from the very realistic moment of his stroke happening to at the end of the episode, where we see the poor guy desperately screaming and pleading for help...''while trapped inside of a coffin.'' This is made even scarier over the fact that, at the time, fans didn't know if he survived his ordeal. Even InUniverse, the suspect whom Frank was interviewing at the time of his stroke was positively '''freaked out''' by what he was witnessing (especially when Frank ''fell on him'') and even later on was genuinely concerned about his condition.
25th Aug '15 4:24:55 AM heretoeditisall
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The afterlife scene at the end of the movie. It's meant to offer a bit of closure and to bring back the two deceased characters for a cameo that they otherwise could not do, but it comes off as a bit weird given the series has mostly stayed grounded in reality until now.
6th Aug '15 5:23:44 PM LongLiveHumour
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* HarsherInHindsight: In "A Many Splendored Thing" Adrienne Shelly plays the friend of a murder victim who thanks Bayliss and says she is happy to know that if she is murdered, Bayliss will avenge her. In 2006, she was murdered in a robbery of her NYC office.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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In "A Many Splendored Thing" Adrienne Shelly plays the friend of a murder victim who thanks Bayliss and says she is happy to know that if she is murdered, Bayliss will avenge her. In 2006, she was murdered in a robbery of her NYC office.office.
** "Black and Blue", where a black man is (probably) shot by a cop, is not a comfortable episode. But Giardello's insistence that cops stick together and get the benefit of the doubt becomes especially disturbing in the light of Ferguson and the other police killings of late 2014.
14th Jul '15 6:11:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Narm}}: The scene between Lewis and Kellerman on the latter's houseboat in the "Have a Conscience" episode. Aside from failing to portray [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Kellerman as sympathetic]] and [[NoSympathy Lewis as genuinely concerned]], it just looked like a poorly done version of the [[spoiler:suicide scene]] from ''ScentOfAWoman''. Also, what was the point of Lewis' comment of him trying to stop it so that [[WhamLine "no one else blames me again for my partner's suicide"?]] It made him look like a conceited {{jerkass}} who did it not out of concern for his partner, but for reasons involving [[ItsAllAboutMe self-preservation and narcissism.]]

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* {{Narm}}: The scene between Lewis and Kellerman on the latter's houseboat in the "Have a Conscience" episode. Aside from failing to portray [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Kellerman as sympathetic]] and [[NoSympathy Lewis as genuinely concerned]], it just looked like a poorly done version of the [[spoiler:suicide scene]] from ''ScentOfAWoman''.''Film/ScentOfAWoman''. Also, what was the point of Lewis' comment of him trying to stop it so that [[WhamLine "no one else blames me again for my partner's suicide"?]] It made him look like a conceited {{jerkass}} who did it not out of concern for his partner, but for reasons involving [[ItsAllAboutMe self-preservation and narcissism.]]
30th Apr '15 9:22:25 PM Angeldeb82
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky JerkAss who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors]]?

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky JerkAss {{Jerkass}} who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors]]?
30th Apr '15 9:21:53 PM Angeldeb82
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky JerkAss who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors?]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky JerkAss who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors?]]errors]]?



* SugarWiki.AwesomeMusic: Many examples. The soundtrack fits in the likes of Music/NineInchNails, Collective Soul, Music/ToriAmos, Suzanne Vega and Music/JimiHendrix and it is awesome.
* CreatorsPet -- Falsone, who solved all of his cases (including one cold case), made up with his wife, and simultaneously successfully investigated every single aspect of Kellerman's Mahoney shooting without attracting any criticism outside of Kellerman. He was brought closer to Earth in Season 7.

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* SugarWiki.AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Many examples. The soundtrack fits in the likes of Music/NineInchNails, Collective Soul, Music/ToriAmos, Suzanne Vega and Music/JimiHendrix and it is awesome.
* CreatorsPet -- CreatorsPet: Falsone, who solved all of his cases (including one cold case), made up with his wife, and simultaneously successfully investigated every single aspect of Kellerman's Mahoney shooting without attracting any criticism outside of Kellerman. He was brought closer to Earth in Season 7.



* GaryStu -- Falsone, especially in the sixth season.
* HarsherInHindsight -- In "A Many Splendored Thing" Adrienne Shelly plays the friend of a murder victim who thanks Bayliss and says she is happy to know that if she is murdered, Bayliss will avenge her. In 2006, she was murdered in a robbery of her NYC office.
* HoYay -- Bayliss and Pembleton.

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* GaryStu -- Falsone, especially in the sixth season.
* HarsherInHindsight --
HarsherInHindsight: In "A Many Splendored Thing" Adrienne Shelly plays the friend of a murder victim who thanks Bayliss and says she is happy to know that if she is murdered, Bayliss will avenge her. In 2006, she was murdered in a robbery of her NYC office.
* HoYay -- HoYay: Bayliss and Pembleton.



* MoralEventHorizon -- An interesting example of this trope involves Kellerman. His point of no return does not seem to be the execution of Luther Mahoney, but rather a smaller, quieter scene in which he laughs at a young dead drug dealer on a crime scene, arriving as far as posing for a mock picture next to his corpse. From that point on, the writers portrayed him as increasingly bitter and unlikable - no longer an AntiHero, but simply a JerkAss.

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* MoralEventHorizon -- MartyStu: Falsone, especially in the sixth season.
* MoralEventHorizon:
An interesting example of this trope involves Kellerman. His point of no return does not seem to be the execution of Luther Mahoney, but rather a smaller, quieter scene in which he laughs at a young dead drug dealer on a crime scene, arriving as far as posing for a mock picture next to his corpse. From that point on, the writers portrayed him as increasingly bitter and unlikable - no longer an AntiHero, but simply a JerkAss.{{Jerkass}}.



* {{Narm}}: The scene between Lewis and Kellerman on the latter's houseboat in the "Have a Conscience" episode. Aside from failing to portray [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Kellerman as sympathetic]] and [[NoSympathy Lewis as genuinely concerned]], it just looked like a poorly done version of the [[spoiler:suicide scene]] from ''ScentOfAWoman''. Also, what was the point of Lewis' comment of him trying to stop it so that [[WhamLine "no one else blames me again for my partner's suicide"?]] It made him look like a conceited [[JerkAss jerkass]] who did it not out of concern for his partner, but for reasons involving [[ItsAllAboutMe self-preservation and narcissism.]]
* NightmareFuel -- The episode "Subway." A man ([[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Vincent D'Onofrio]]) is shoved on a subway platform and is pinched at the waist between the platform and a subway train. We spend the rest of the episode with him as he's waiting around to die. He is lucid the entire time.

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* {{Narm}}: The scene between Lewis and Kellerman on the latter's houseboat in the "Have a Conscience" episode. Aside from failing to portray [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic Kellerman as sympathetic]] and [[NoSympathy Lewis as genuinely concerned]], it just looked like a poorly done version of the [[spoiler:suicide scene]] from ''ScentOfAWoman''. Also, what was the point of Lewis' comment of him trying to stop it so that [[WhamLine "no one else blames me again for my partner's suicide"?]] It made him look like a conceited [[JerkAss jerkass]] {{jerkass}} who did it not out of concern for his partner, but for reasons involving [[ItsAllAboutMe self-preservation and narcissism.]]
* NightmareFuel -- NightmareFuel: The episode "Subway." A man ([[Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent Vincent D'Onofrio]]) is shoved on a subway platform and is pinched at the waist between the platform and a subway train. We spend the rest of the episode with him as he's waiting around to die. He is lucid the entire time.



* ReplacementScrappy -- Ballard, Sheppard, the younger Giardello, Falsone. Any character introduced after S5.

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* ReplacementScrappy -- ReplacementScrappy: Ballard, Sheppard, the younger Giardello, Falsone. Any character introduced after S5.



* RetroactiveRecognition -- Jeffrey Donovan of ''Series/BurnNotice'' appears as a redneck spree killer. [[spoiler:And his mild-mannered twin brother!]]

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* RetroactiveRecognition -- RetroactiveRecognition: Jeffrey Donovan of ''Series/BurnNotice'' appears as a redneck spree killer. [[spoiler:And his mild-mannered twin brother!]]brother!]]
* TheScrappy: Falsone was so loathed by some fans that one of the first television hatedom websites was created in his honour.
** Ballard.
** The fact that Sheppard was almost universally referred to by fans as "Sheepdog" shows that she qualifies for this too -- without being competent enough to be a CreatorsPet.



* TheScrappy -- Falsone was so loathed by some fans that one of the first television hatedom websites was created in his honour.
** Ballard.
** The fact that Sheppard was almost universally referred to by fans as "Sheepdog" shows that she qualifies for this too -- without being competent enough to be a CreatorsPet.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Bayliss' character switch towards the end of season five when he ended his partnership with Pembleton and became an IronWoobie and a {{Determinator}} and stopped allowing the other detectives, especially his former partner, to walk all over him. The writers, [[WhatAnIdiot for some reason]] [[TheyJustDidntCare or another,]] didn't like this and turned him back into the regular [[TheWoobie woobie]] that the audiences saw earlier.

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* TheScrappy -- Falsone was so loathed by some fans that one of the first television hatedom websites was created in his honour.
** Ballard.
** The fact that Sheppard was almost universally referred to by fans as "Sheepdog" shows that she qualifies for this too -- without being competent enough to be a CreatorsPet.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Bayliss' character switch towards the end of season five when he ended his partnership with Pembleton and became an IronWoobie and a {{Determinator}} and stopped allowing the other detectives, especially his former partner, to walk all over him. The writers, [[WhatAnIdiot for some reason]] [[TheyJustDidntCare or another,]] another]], didn't like this and turned him back into the regular [[TheWoobie woobie]] that the audiences saw earlier.



* TheWoobie -- Bayliss.

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* TheWoobie -- TheWoobie: Bayliss.
17th Apr '15 3:53:43 PM casandloki101
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]], Bayliss, sympathetic [[TheWoobie woobie]] or weak StrawLoser, Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky JerkAss who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors?]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Every character (particularly the older ones) is looked at as this (i.e., Munch, funny DeadpanSnarker or emotionally damaged [[TheCynic cynic]], Bayliss, sympathetic [[TheWoobie woobie]] or weak StrawLoser, cynic]]; Pembleton, witty, hard-working [[TheHero hero]] or [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Black-and-White thinking]] snob?) But a vocal community has subjected Lewis to this trope. Cool, [[FairCop handsome]], and the most stable of all the cops, or an aloof, cocky JerkAss who [[ItsAllAboutMe only looks out for number one]] and seems to make [[NiceJobBreakingItHero a variety of serious errors?]]
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