Created By: PancticeSquadCutterback on July 8, 2013 Last Edited By: PancticeSquadCutterback on July 9, 2013

Saving Grace/Diamond of the Rough

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So, Bob just wrote a book. Only problem is: It's terrible. Horrible plot, horrible characters, horrible everything. However: There is still one silver cloud in the book. That scene where Alice tried to teach Carol to speak Spanish was genius. It's a shame the rest of the book couldn't be this good.

This Audience Reaction is when there is there is one element that detractors will admit is good. It could be a scene in a show or a song in an album, but it has to be the one loved part in an otherwise hated work.

  • The Stone Roses' second album Second Coming is generally considered to be weaker than their debut, but the song "Love Spreads", which happens to be their most successful single, is accepted by many fans.
  • Alanis Morissette's stint as a Teen Idol is widely considered to be terrible. But fans will accept "Too Hot" due to its somewhat Jagged Little Pill-esque sound.

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Community Feedback Replies: 6
  • July 8, 2013
    No "the" needed in most trope titles -- "Saving Grace" should be enough by itself. (Okay, apparently there's a TV show by that name, but still, phrase predates show.)
  • Okay. Just in case that's a problem, I gave it the alternate name "Diamond of the Rough".
  • July 8, 2013
    This is just ymmv, and has the problem of being stealth complaining, where I am very sure many examples tropers write will be basically "everything but this part is crap".

    Heck, you even put a "that is all" line, when that doesn't add any context (no, the pothole doesn't count; you should have just linked to that trope outright).
  • ^ I could always give it a Example Sectionectomy.
  • July 9, 2013
    We've had this on YKTTW before in 2011 as the now-discarded proposal Only Moment Of Awesome.

    There was a lot of arguing about its worthiness, including Fast Eddie himself repeatedly saying it was a bad idea and warning that if it were launched it would be cut immediately.
  • July 9, 2013
    ^ Agreement with Arivne: this is a kvetching thread dressed in lace. Motion To Discard seconded.