History YMMV / RepublicOfDoyle

16th Oct '17 8:38:19 AM Gosicrystal
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** Now, er, sunk, due to [[spoiler:it being blown up in the season three finale]].
*** [[spoiler:Perhaps not since Des has been able to covertly secure the remains of Jake's [=GTO=] in order to have them repaired to working condition.]]
*** [[spoiler: Malachy has it restored to perfection by the time Jake returns in season five.]]



* EvilIsSexy: Kevin Crocker, as played by [[http://wpmedia.arts.nationalpost.com/2012/05/gross.jpg%3Fw%3D620 Paul Gross]]. Oof. Subverted a bit in that he isn't exactly evil, just... well, he's always on his own side and not exactly the most moral of folks.

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* EvilIsSexy: EvilIsSexy:
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Kevin Crocker, as played by [[http://wpmedia.arts.nationalpost.com/2012/05/gross.jpg%3Fw%3D620 Paul Gross]]. Oof. Subverted a bit in that he isn't exactly evil, just... well, he's always on his own side and not exactly the most moral of folks.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Why is [[Film/PacificRim Hercules Hansen]] dressed as a biker and trying to kill Jake? Guess losing Chuck must have hit him harder than we thought.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition:
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Why is [[Film/PacificRim Hercules Hansen]] dressed as a biker and trying to kill Jake? Guess losing Chuck must have hit him harder than we thought.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Tinny. As mentioned below, she was a right little arse in the beginning, but once she started training to become a cop, she became a lot more mature and responsible.
* TheScrappy: Tinny (to some - also qualified initially as {{the load}}). Has grown/dealt marijuana (which could have landed Jake/Malachy in ''serious'' trouble if she'd been caught), is a completely manipulative witch to Mal, Rose and Jake in the beginning (who are all honestly trying to help), blatantly uses Des, finally gets a chance to go to England and [[spoiler:seems to have just thrown it away]], etc.
** Subverted a bit in that she actually ''did'' go to England, she [[spoiler:just couldn't crack it and came back.]]
*** She also got very {{tsundere}} over Des' relationship with Chandra, eventually culminating in his [[spoiler:breaking up with her]], and is showing hints of {{yandere}}-ness. Thankfully, she's been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap as of season four.
** Des as well. He can come across as a bit creepy (he absolutely worships Jake and even wore his pants for a while), and his habit of inappropriate babbling (while other characters look on uncomfortably) can be grating to some.
** Sloan. She's been getting a lot of hate from fans lately who feel she's taking over the show. She came out of nowhere, was revealed to be [[spoiler:Jake's daughter - although it turns out she was simply conning him]], is gorgeous, smart, sarcastic... One reviewer commented that the show seemed to be becoming "Republic of Sloan". There are also complaints that she seems to be the ReplacementScrappy to Tinny, as she shares a lot of similarities to Tinny in the early seasons. [[spoiler:Fans were also unhappy as to how her arc ended - see AssPull above.]]

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Tinny. As mentioned below, she She was a right little arse in the beginning, but once she started training to become a cop, she became a lot more mature and responsible.
* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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Tinny (to some - also qualified initially as {{the load}}). Has grown/dealt marijuana (which could have landed Jake/Malachy in ''serious'' trouble if she'd been caught), is a completely manipulative witch to Mal, Rose and Jake in the beginning (who are all honestly trying to help), blatantly uses Des, finally gets a chance to go to England and [[spoiler:seems to have just thrown it away]], etc.
** Subverted a bit in that she
etc. She actually ''did'' go to England, she [[spoiler:just couldn't crack it and came back.]]
***
]] She also got very {{tsundere}} over Des' relationship with Chandra, eventually culminating in his [[spoiler:breaking up with her]], and is showing hints of {{yandere}}-ness. Thankfully, she's been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap as of season four.
** Des as well. He can come across as a bit creepy (he absolutely worships Jake and even wore his pants for a while), and his habit of inappropriate babbling (while other characters look on uncomfortably) can be grating to some.
** Sloan. She's Sloan has been getting a lot of hate from fans lately who feel she's taking over the show. She came out of nowhere, was revealed to be [[spoiler:Jake's daughter - although it turns out she was simply conning him]], is gorgeous, smart, sarcastic... One reviewer commented that the show seemed to be becoming "Republic of Sloan". There are also complaints that she seems to be the ReplacementScrappy to Tinny, as she shares a lot of similarities to Tinny in the early seasons. [[spoiler:Fans were also unhappy as to how her arc ended - see AssPull above.]]



* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Des.
* TheWoobie: Pretty much all the main characters have had moments like this.

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* %%* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Des.
* %%* TheWoobie: Pretty much all All the main characters have had moments like this.
24th Sep '17 5:15:26 PM nombretomado
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* ComeForTheXStayForTheY: Come for the rare portrayal of Newfoundlanders as something other than toothless idiots, and stay for the surprisingly good writing and character dynamics.
13th Sep '15 6:21:43 PM hamza678
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Why is [[PacificRim Hercules Hansen]] dressed as a biker and trying to kill Jake? Guess losing Chuck must have hit him harder than we thought.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Why is [[PacificRim [[Film/PacificRim Hercules Hansen]] dressed as a biker and trying to kill Jake? Guess losing Chuck must have hit him harder than we thought.
12th Apr '15 4:08:53 PM dargosmydaddy
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* {{Tearjerker}}:
** Leslie breaking down after [[spoiler:she ends things with Callum.]]
** [[spoiler:Jake and Rose racing to get Malachy (who's been shot) to the hospital. Even the weather is grim and dismal. The moment after Malachy gasps that he loves Rose (and always will) is just ''heartbreaking''. Rose looks absolutely terrified and begs Jake to hurry. Thank ''God'' Malachy got better.]]
** The end of season five has the entire Doyle family [[spoiler: broke thanks to Sloan robbing them]], and Jake [[spoiler: digging possibly dead Leslie out of a grave, and subsequently arrested for killing one of her exes]]. All while "Say Something" one of the most heartbreaking songs of the year, plays in the background.
** In season six, Sloan admitting [[spoiler:that she's been conning the Doyles and that she isn't actually Jake's daughter.]]
8th Feb '15 3:45:26 PM dargosmydaddy
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* IdiotPlot: The episode "Blood Work" is full of such holes, as Jake acts surprised when Leslie tells him she's undercover even though Hood showed Jake the file (did he think she'd just suddenly become a druggie?) and then Leslie provides an alibi for Taylor by saying she'd been watching him all day... except if that were the case, wouldn't she have known about Taylor kidnapping and torturing Jake? Even if she chose not to blow her cover by rescuing him, she shouldn't have been surprised to see his marked up face.
11th Dec '14 1:42:59 AM jewelia13
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** Sloan. She's been getting a lot of hate from fans lately who feel she's taking over the show. She came out of nowhere, was revealed to be [[spoiler:Jake's daughter]], is gorgeous, smart, sarcastic... One reviewer commented that the show seemed to be becoming "Republic of Sloan". There are also complaints that she seems to be the ReplacementScrappy to Tinny, as she shares a lot of similarities to Tinny in the early seasons.

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** Sloan. She's been getting a lot of hate from fans lately who feel she's taking over the show. She came out of nowhere, was revealed to be [[spoiler:Jake's daughter]], daughter - although it turns out she was simply conning him]], is gorgeous, smart, sarcastic... One reviewer commented that the show seemed to be becoming "Republic of Sloan". There are also complaints that she seems to be the ReplacementScrappy to Tinny, as she shares a lot of similarities to Tinny in the early seasons. [[spoiler:Fans were also unhappy as to how her arc ended - see AssPull above.]]



*** Sloan admitting [[spoiler:that she's been conning the Doyles and that she isn't actually Jake's daughter.]]

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*** ** In season six, Sloan admitting [[spoiler:that she's been conning the Doyles and that she isn't actually Jake's daughter.]]
11th Dec '14 1:41:58 AM jewelia13
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Why is [[PacificRim Hercules Hansen]] dressed as a biker and trying to kill Jake? Guess losing Chuck must have hit him harder than we thought...

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Why is [[PacificRim Hercules Hansen]] dressed as a biker and trying to kill Jake? Guess losing Chuck must have hit him harder than we thought...thought.
** Why is [[Series/TheStrain Mr. Quinlan]] getting smacked around by some random thug and becoming Jake's uncle-in-law? Isn't he a badass half-vampire?
11th Dec '14 1:35:51 AM jewelia13
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* EvilIsSexy: Kevin Crocker, as played by [[http://wpmedia.arts.nationalpost.com/2012/05/gross.jpg%3Fw%3D620 Paul Gross]]. Oof.
** Subverted a bit in that he isn't exactly evil, just... well, he's always on his own side and not exactly the most moral of folks.

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* EvilIsSexy: Kevin Crocker, as played by [[http://wpmedia.arts.nationalpost.com/2012/05/gross.jpg%3Fw%3D620 Paul Gross]]. Oof.
**
Oof. Subverted a bit in that he isn't exactly evil, just... well, he's always on his own side and not exactly the most moral of folks.folks.
** Alicia (Saul's protegée). TheBaroness and DarkActionGirl with a supermodel's looks to boot.
11th Dec '14 1:34:43 AM jewelia13
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* AssPull: Some saw the reveal that [[spoiler:Sloan wasn't actually Jake's daughter]] to be this, as it contradicted certain earlier scenes such as [[spoiler:Sloan realizing that she and Jake looked very similar, and her secrecy in getting the [=DNA=] testing done (as well as her shock when she saw the results) - her later telling Jake that it had been a faked test just seems awkwardly shoehorned in.]]
11th Dec '14 1:30:55 AM jewelia13
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*** Sloan admitting [[spoiler:that she's been conning the Doyles and that she isn't actually Jake's daughter.]]
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