History YMMV / JAG

16th Sep '17 5:07:50 PM nombretomado
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* ArmiesAreEvil: InvertedTrope. The [[YanksWithTanks U.S. Armed Forces]] (naval services in particular) is portrayed, save for a few bad apples, [[EagleLand as the very finest America has ever offered to the world]]. The civilian world is commonly portrayed as something lesser than the military with its inherent codes and values. In fact, the military is implied to be the only place in America where the content of a person's character can be fairly judged without any prejudice. An obvious AuthorTract as the [[DonaldPBellisario creator and executive producer]] did, once upon a time, serve in the [[SemperFi Marine Corps]] and would later make a career in Hollywood.

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* ArmiesAreEvil: InvertedTrope. The [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks U.S. Armed Forces]] (naval services in particular) is portrayed, save for a few bad apples, [[EagleLand as the very finest America has ever offered to the world]]. The civilian world is commonly portrayed as something lesser than the military with its inherent codes and values. In fact, the military is implied to be the only place in America where the content of a person's character can be fairly judged without any prejudice. An obvious AuthorTract as the [[DonaldPBellisario creator and executive producer]] did, once upon a time, serve in the [[SemperFi Marine Corps]] and would later make a career in Hollywood.
3rd Sep '17 10:08:48 PM drac0blade
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* AcceptableProfessionalTargets: The show, being about lawyers, does employ a few obligatory lawyer jokes. Within the military setting itself, the show also demonstrates that this trops is true within the American armed forces, with servicemembers of various occupations or branches making jokes at each others' expense (Marine infantry vs lawyers, Naval aviators vs. everybody else, commissioned officers vs non-commissioned officers and enlisted, [[InterServiceRivalry Navy vs Marines]], etc.)

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* AcceptableProfessionalTargets: The show, being about lawyers, does employ a few obligatory lawyer jokes. Within the military setting itself, the show also demonstrates that this trops trope is true within the American armed forces, with servicemembers of various occupations or branches making jokes at each others' expense (Marine infantry vs lawyers, Naval aviators vs. everybody else, commissioned officers vs non-commissioned officers and enlisted, [[InterServiceRivalry Navy vs Marines]], etc.)
5th Jul '17 8:58:20 AM Maddoxsort
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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: Fanatic and outright anti-American Muslims with hostile intentions were always legitimate villians on this show. However, Muslims who does not express an open anti-American sentiment are portrayed quite favorably.

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* AcceptableReligiousTargets: Fanatic and outright anti-American Muslims with hostile intentions were always legitimate villians on this show. However, Muslims who does do not express an open anti-American sentiment are portrayed quite favorably.
5th Jul '17 8:58:20 AM Maddoxsort
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5th Jul '17 8:57:11 AM Maddoxsort
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who makes his debut in this series and became famous for his ice-cold hazing of Rabb in a murder investigation, which was enough to rattle even his cage. Gibbs proved so popular it was enough to constitute a spin-off, ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' (which ironically detoured NCIS agents from being viewed as antagonistic entices- well, at least to everyone outside of JAG, who is annoyed by their hardball-prone presence), and from there snowballed into several more spin-offs.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who makes his debut in this series during a BackdoorPilot and became famous for his ice-cold hazing of Rabb in a murder investigation, which was enough to rattle even his cage. Gibbs proved so popular it was enough to constitute a spin-off, very healthy run in the subsequent spin-off ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' (which ironically detoured NCIS agents from being viewed as antagonistic entices- entities- well, at least to everyone outside of JAG, who is annoyed by their hardball-prone presence), and from there snowballed into several more spin-offs.
5th Jul '17 8:53:02 AM Maddoxsort
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who makes his debut in this series and became famous for his ice-cold hazing of Rabb in a murder investigation, which was enough to rattle even his cage. Gibbs proved so popular it was enough to constitute a spin-off, ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' (which ironically detoured NCIS agents from being viewed as antagonistic entices- well, at least to everyone outside of JAG, who is annoyed by their hardball-prone presence), and from there snowballed into several more spin-offs.
20th May '17 12:49:10 PM nombretomado
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* TargetAudience: The show's biggest fans fall into one of two categories: the late middle-aged and [[PeripheryDemographic bored college students]], who came to love the show via the USANetwork's early-to-mid morning repeats.

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* TargetAudience: The show's biggest fans fall into one of two categories: the late middle-aged and [[PeripheryDemographic bored college students]], who came to love the show via the USANetwork's Creator/USANetwork's early-to-mid morning repeats.
8th Jan '17 2:21:19 AM TinMan
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* {{Narm}}: The sheer amount of ThemeMusicPowerUp in the first season. Anytime anyone did anything mildly heroic, the theme tune would start blaring full blast. After awhile, though, they dialed it back and used a more downplayed version of the theme for awesome moments so it became [[NarmCharm charming]]. It certainly helped that it was a really good theme.
28th May '16 9:34:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Some fans argue passionately about who was the best female lead: Andrea Parker, Tracey Needham or Catherine Bell. Since Bell starred in 9 out of 10 seasons some people see this debate as moot. Parker was hired for the Pilot episode but Creator/{{NBC}} did not want her for the series so DonaldPBellisario was forced to hire Needham. When the show moved to Creator/{{CBS}} for the second season, Bellisario didn't want to keep Needham, but Parker had already been cast in a lead role in ''ThePretender'' and was thus unavailible. Bellisario took a gambit and hired an unknown actress (Bell) who'd had a small role in the last season 1 episode, and the rest is history...

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** Some fans argue passionately about who was the best female lead: Andrea Parker, Tracey Needham or Catherine Bell. Since Bell starred in 9 out of 10 seasons some people see this debate as moot. Parker was hired for the Pilot episode but Creator/{{NBC}} did not want her for the series so DonaldPBellisario was forced to hire Needham. When the show moved to Creator/{{CBS}} for the second season, Bellisario didn't want to keep Needham, but Parker had already been cast in a lead role in ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' and was thus unavailible. Bellisario took a gambit and hired an unknown actress (Bell) who'd had a small role in the last season 1 episode, and the rest is history...
2nd May '16 11:42:41 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[SerialKiller Charles "Charlie" Lynch]] from season 4 is a remorseless psychopath who kills at the drop of a hat for any reason. He begins in "[[Recap/JAGS04E17NobodysChild Nobody's Child]]" by stomping, beating, and strangling a [[WouldHurtAChild five-year-old girl to death]], solely because he feels she may have disrespected him. After the murder, Lynch opts to target her sister for fun. While initially stopped, he later returns in "[[Recap/JAGS04E24Goodbyes Goodbyes]]" to kidnap said sister and hold her hostage to torment her mentally before he plans on murdering her as well; we are also told that he killed two more women, stomping one to death.

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* CompleteMonster: [[SerialKiller Charles "Charlie" Lynch]] from season 4 is a remorseless psychopath who kills at the drop of a hat for any reason. He begins in "[[Recap/JAGS04E17NobodysChild Nobody's Child]]" by stomping, beating, and strangling a [[WouldHurtAChild five-year-old girl to death]], solely because he feels she may have disrespected him. After the murder, Lynch opts to target her sister for fun. While initially stopped, he later returns in "[[Recap/JAGS04E24Goodbyes Goodbyes]]" to kidnap said sister and hold her hostage to torment her mentally before he plans on murdering her as well; we are also told that he killed two more women, stomping one to death.See [[Monster/{{JAG}} here]].
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