History YMMV / TheHour

29th Mar '15 5:57:02 PM voodoochild
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** Freddie and Hector. They spend a lot of time staring jealously at each other and sniping over Bel. Plus all of 1.03 and Hector showing off at the hunt for Freddie.

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** Freddie and Hector. They spend a lot of time staring jealously at each other and sniping over Bel. Plus Plus, all of 1.03 (which involves Hector dressing Freddie in his own clothes and Hector showing off at the hunt for Freddie.Freddie) and Freddie pretending to be ''Hector's wife'' in order to sneak out of the studio past MI-6. Hector also loans Freddie his car with no questions, and later accompanies Freddie to the Elms' house when Freddie puts the pieces together about Ruth.
4th Oct '14 8:27:19 PM bwburke94
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Thomas Kish and Adam [=LeRay=] tend toward this with fans, considering they're played by [[{{Torchwood}} Burn]] [[PacificRim Gorman]] and [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Andrew Scott]], respectively.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Thomas Kish and Adam [=LeRay=] tend toward this with fans, considering they're played by [[{{Torchwood}} Burn]] [[PacificRim Gorman]] Creator/BurnGorman and [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Andrew Scott]], Creator/AndrewScott, respectively.
19th Aug '14 2:18:21 PM theek01
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* DesignatedVillain: Angus [=McCain=]

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* DesignatedVillain: Angus [=McCain=][=McCain=].
19th Aug '14 2:17:22 PM theek01
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* DesignatedVillain: Angus [=McCain=]



* HarsherInHindsight: Early in season 2, Lix tells Randall to stay calm when she tells him bad news, and not to start rearranging his desk. At the time, this is a bit of Lix's typical {{Deadpan Snarker}}y about his SuperOCD, but when [[spoiler: they find out that their daughter (who they've never seen and Randall spent years trying to track down,) died in an air raid]] we see that Randall does in fact try to cope with extreme stress by rearranging his desk, and it's not funny. [[{{Tearjerker}} At all]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: Early in season 2, Season Two, Lix tells Randall to stay calm when she tells him bad news, and not to start rearranging his desk. At the time, this is a bit of Lix's typical {{Deadpan Snarker}}y about his SuperOCD, but when [[spoiler: they find out that their daughter (who they've never seen and Randall spent years trying to track down,) died in an air raid]] we see that Randall does in fact try to cope with extreme stress by rearranging his desk, and it's not funny. [[{{Tearjerker}} At all]].



** Hector and Laurie in season two. They used to be in the army together, and Laurie is apparently very accustomed to putting drunk, handsy Hector to bed. There's also a ''ton'' of tension when Laurie participates in the debate on the Wolfenden Report; it's almost as if Hector is angrier at him for hiding his own possible homosexuality and still carrying out the law than the deal with Kiki.

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** Hector and Laurie in season two.Season Two. They used to be in the army together, and Laurie is apparently very accustomed to putting drunk, handsy Hector to bed. There's also a ''ton'' of tension when Laurie participates in the debate on the Wolfenden Report; it's almost as if Hector is angrier at him for hiding his own possible homosexuality and still carrying out the law than the deal with Kiki.



** Season two also garnered a number of fans of ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi. The series itself also received a large influx of people discovering it for the first time when Capaldi was named the new [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]].

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** Season two Two also garnered a number of fans of ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi. The series itself also received a large influx of people discovering it for the first time when Capaldi was named the new [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]].



* TheScrappy: In season one, it's Sissy and/or Isaac, before they [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap get more characterization]].

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* TheScrappy: In season one, Season One, it's Sissy and/or Isaac, before they [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap get more characterization]].
3rd Dec '13 12:29:59 PM LongLiveHumour
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** Season two also garnered a number of fans of ''TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi. The series itself also received a large influx of people discovering it for the first time when Capaldi was named the new [[DoctorWho Doctor]].

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** Season two also garnered a number of fans of ''TheThickOfIt'' ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi. The series itself also received a large influx of people discovering it for the first time when Capaldi was named the new [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]].
28th Oct '13 8:12:22 PM TVRulezAgain
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* AlasPoorVillain: The mole in the BBC, [[spoiler: Clarence Fendley]], confesses to Freddie that they wish they could be as brave and as opinionated as Freddie. You have to feel sort of bad for them.
* CompleteMonster: Rafael Cilenti. Bribery, blackmail, prostitution, drug-dealing, extortion, murder . . . and we barely scratched the surface of the guy.

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* AlasPoorVillain: The mole in %%AlasPoorVillain belongs on the BBC, [[spoiler: Clarence Fendley]], confesses to Freddie that they wish they could be as brave and as opinionated as Freddie. You have to feel sort of bad for them.
* CompleteMonster: Rafael Cilenti. Bribery, blackmail, prostitution, drug-dealing, extortion, murder . . . and we barely scratched the surface of the guy.
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30th Aug '13 10:16:12 PM voodoochild
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* JustHereForGodzilla:
** People other than [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Ben]] [[Theatre/TheTempest Whishaw]] are in this?!
** Before Ben Whishaw got famous, it was common for fans of ''Series/TheWire'' to tune in for Dominic West.
** Season two also garnered a number of fans of ''TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi. The series itself also received a large influx of people discovering it for the first time when Capaldi was named the new [[DoctorWho Doctor]].

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* JustHereForGodzilla:
** People other than [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Ben]] [[Theatre/TheTempest Whishaw]] are
AlasPoorVillain: The mole in this?!
** Before Ben Whishaw got famous, it was common
the BBC, [[spoiler: Clarence Fendley]], confesses to Freddie that they wish they could be as brave and as opinionated as Freddie. You have to feel sort of bad for fans of ''Series/TheWire'' to tune in for Dominic West.
** Season two also garnered a number of fans of ''TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi. The series itself also received a large influx of people discovering it for
them.
* CompleteMonster: Rafael Cilenti. Bribery, blackmail, prostitution, drug-dealing, extortion, murder . . . and we barely scratched
the first time when Capaldi was named surface of the new [[DoctorWho Doctor]].guy.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Thomas Kish and Adam [=LeRay=] tend toward this with fans, considering they're played by [[{{Torchwood}} Burn]] [[PacificRim Gorman]] and [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Andrew Scott]], respectively.
* GrowingTheBeard: Literally. As soon as Freddie shows back up in Lime Grove with a beard and a nicer suit in episode one of the second season, the show seems revitalized.


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* JustHereForGodzilla:
** People other than [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Ben]] [[Theatre/TheTempest Whishaw]] are in this?!
** Before Ben Whishaw got famous, it was common for fans of ''Series/TheWire'' to tune in for Dominic West.
** Season two also garnered a number of fans of ''TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi. The series itself also received a large influx of people discovering it for the first time when Capaldi was named the new [[DoctorWho Doctor]].


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* MoralEventHorizon: Cilenti crosses it when he has [[spoiler: Pike kill Rosa Maria]] for talking to the team.
* OneSceneWonder: Lord Elms, especially in 1.06.


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* TheScrappy: In season one, it's Sissy and/or Isaac, before they [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap get more characterization]].
** Camille really takes the prize, though. She tends to get hit with DieForOurShip and/or MurderTheHypotenuse by Bel/Freddie shippers.
* ShipMates: It's not hard to ship Lix/Randall and Hector/Marnie if you already ship Freddie/Bel, since they're all canon pairings and the pairings that the show ends on. If you ship Lix/Freddie, though, you tend to root for the Bel/Hector affair to continue.
22nd Aug '13 6:05:31 AM voodoochild
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** Season two also garnered a number of fans of ''TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi.

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** Season two also garnered a number of fans of ''TheThickOfIt'' due to Peter Capaldi. The series itself also received a large influx of people discovering it for the first time when Capaldi was named the new [[DoctorWho Doctor]].
2nd May '13 3:45:05 PM XFllo
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* JustHereForGodzilla: People other than [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Ben]] [[Theatre/TheTempest Whishaw]] are in this?!
** Before Ben Whishaw got famous, it was common for fans of ''TheWire'' to tune in for Dominic West.

to:

* JustHereForGodzilla: JustHereForGodzilla:
**
People other than [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Ben]] [[Theatre/TheTempest Whishaw]] are in this?!
** Before Ben Whishaw got famous, it was common for fans of ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' to tune in for Dominic West.



* TearJerker: Oh ''god''. Just try to get through the season two finale without breaking down. If [[spoiler: Randall's OCD fit and subsequent breakdown]] don't get you, [[spoiler: Lix's silent, heartbroken reaction]] will. Or [[spoiler: Hector's stunned, gut-punched reaction to Marnie telling him she's pregnant (with a child that cannot ''possibly'' be his, considering his infertility)]]. And that's discounting the entire last 15 minutes of the show, where [[spoiler: Freddie pulls a ''two hour long'' HoldingTheFloor, taking a hellacious beating from Pike and Cilenti, in order to give the Hour time to air Kiki's tell-all on Cilenti. Bleeding, broken Freddie is juxtaposed with Bel finally reading the letter she never sent him, telling him she does love him, but that she's too cowardly to take the leap with him. The final scene is a frantic, terrified Bel finding Freddie's body on the street outside Lime Grove, his possible last words being "Moneypenny".]]
** In 2.05, the scene with Lix and Randall in the pub, where they've just discovered that [[spoiler: the girl they found isn't their daughter.]] Lix is cold, telling Randall off for "waking her up", making her remember the past, and out of nowhere, calm, authoritative Randall ''breaks down''. The final shot of the scene is [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], but also incredibly sad, as Lix curls up beside Randall, holding his hand.
** Bel's stunned, heartbroken reaction to meeting [[spoiler: Freddie's wife Camille]], just when she'd decided to tell him she loved him.

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* TearJerker: Oh ''god''. Just try to get through the season two finale without breaking down. If [[spoiler: Randall's OCD fit and subsequent breakdown]] don't get you, [[spoiler: Lix's silent, heartbroken reaction]] will. Or [[spoiler: Hector's stunned, gut-punched reaction to Marnie telling him she's pregnant (with a child that cannot ''possibly'' be his, considering his infertility)]]. And that's discounting the entire last 15 minutes of the show, where [[spoiler: Freddie pulls a ''two hour long'' HoldingTheFloor, taking a hellacious beating from Pike and Cilenti, in order to give the Hour time to air Kiki's tell-all on Cilenti. Bleeding, broken Freddie is juxtaposed with Bel finally reading the letter she never sent him, telling him she does love him, but that she's too cowardly to take the leap with him. The final scene is a frantic, terrified Bel finding Freddie's body on the street outside Lime Grove, his possible last words being "Moneypenny".]]
** In 2.05, the scene with Lix and Randall in the pub, where they've just discovered that [[spoiler: the girl they found isn't their daughter.]] Lix is cold, telling Randall off for "waking her up", making her remember the past, and out of nowhere, calm, authoritative Randall ''breaks down''. The final shot of the scene is [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], but also incredibly sad, as Lix curls up beside Randall, holding his hand.
** Bel's stunned, heartbroken reaction to meeting [[spoiler: Freddie's wife Camille]], just when she'd decided to tell him she loved him.
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2nd May '13 3:43:00 PM XFllo
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* HeyItsThatGuy / RetroactiveRecognition: ''Everyone''.
** Freddie has become ''much'' more well known as [[Theatre/TheTempest Ariel]] and [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Q]].
** Bel is [[TheCrimsonPetalAndTheWhite Sugar]].
** Hector is [[TheWire Jimmy [=McNulty=]]] and [[TheDevilsWhore Oliver Cromwell]].
** Lix is [[{{Fortysomething}} Estelle Slippery]] and [[{{Spooks}} Juliet Shaw]]. Not to mention [[{{FourWeddingsAndAFuneral}} Duckface]].
** Marnie is [[GameOfThrones Talisa]].
** Thomas Kish is [[{{Torchwood}} Owen Harper]] and he's married to [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E8HumanNature Nurse Joan Redfern]].
** Commander Stern is [[TheBorgias Ascanio Sforza]], [[TheThickOfIt Geoffrey Holhurst]], and [[WireInTheBlood DCI Eden]].
** Camille is [[Series/AmericanHorrorStory Grace]].
** Randall is [[TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker]], [[{{Torchwood}} John Frobisher]], [[{{Skins}} Mark Jenkins]] and [[{{Neverwhere}} the angel Islington]].
** Adam [=LeRay=] is [[{{Sherlock}} Moriarty]].
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