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->''We always put a frame around everything. It's how we make sense of things. Delineating things. It's useful but it causes a lot of problems. Everything has a beginning and an end.''
-->'''Kate'''

''[=KateModern=]'' (one word, {{CamelCase}}; also known as ''in the name of ...[=KateModern=]'') is an online drama series hosted by Bebo, something of a cross between a SoapOpera and a [[CultClassic cult TV show]], told entirely through [[VlogSeries video blogs]] [[CharacterBlog posted by the characters]].

The story begins when Kate, a 23-year-old art student living in London, posts a series of videos about her life, her friends and her artwork. In one of these videos, she reveals that she has a secret: her name is not really Kate. One Thursday, she goes to visit a specialist about an abnormality in her blood, and wakes up in her bed the following Friday evening with [[LaserGuidedAmnesia no memory]] of anything that happened that day. Dismayed when her boyfriend Tariq Bhartti and her best friend Charlie believe that she was off with her ex, Kate goes to research memory loss and encounters Steve Roberts, a man who claims to have been suffering from memory loss all his life. Charlie, however, is suspicious of Steve, considering him a creep.

Meanwhile, Tariq and his friend Gavin Taylore have quit their jobs and plan to set up a new IT business. After various setbacks, they manage to rent an office, Gavin having mysteriously obtained a loan from a rather sinister ''[[AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks someone]]''. However, Tariq is more concerned with Kate and her memory loss, and believes there is something suspicious about "Creepy Steve", who he discovers is a member of a [[{{Cult}} new religious movement]], the Hymn of One. Researching on the Internet, he finds rumours that the Hymn are connected with a shadowy "Order" who were responsible for the death of a girl in America. Deeply uneasy, he confronts Steve, who dismisses this as a hoax.

As the series continues, various other characters are introduced, such as Lee Phillips, a work experience boy; Dudley Griffin, a man who poses as a police officer; and Sophie, a Bebo user who is a fan of Kate's videos. The series is initially concerned mainly with the [[SliceOfLife everyday lives]] of the characters, but gradually introduces more plot elements, forming an overarching MythArc.

''[=KateModern=]'' takes place in the [[TheVerse Breeniverse]], the same universe as ''{{lonelygirl15}}'', and includes occasional [[ShoutOut references]] to that show; the two [[{{Crossover}} crossed over]] in April 2008. However, the two are very different in style, and it is not necessary to watch ''lonelygirl15'' to understand ''[=KateModern=]''. The show ended on the 28th June 2008, with a suitably epic 12-part GrandFinale, entitled "[[http://www.bebo.com/FlashBox.jsp?FlashBoxId=7116207557&FlashViewType=Personal&MemberId=4332884856 The Last Work]]".

''[=KateModern=]'' may be watched on its [[http://www.bebo.com/kmseason1 Bebo profile]] or its [[http://www.lg15.com/katemodern/?p=8 official website]]. Also has a [[Characters/{{KateModern}} character sheet]].

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!!This show provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion: "Half the Week Away".
* AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks: Terrence.
* AlwaysABiggerFish
* AnyoneCanDie
* ApologeticAttacker: Charlie in "The Last Work".
* {{Archenemy}}: Over the course of the series, [[spoiler:Terrence]] makes a personal enemy of most of the main characters.
* AscendedMeme: Several, including the FanNickname "K-Team", the non-existent ''[=MerylModern=]'', and ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' fandom meme "436".
* AsideGlance
* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler:The Shadow]].
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Terry, especially during his later appearance as Tez On Toast]].
* BaldOfEvil: The Watcher (''not'' Tariq).
* BatterUp: Lauren in "Batwoman".
* BattleButler: The Shadow.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Creepy Steve.
* BigBad: Michelle Clore.
* BittersweetEnding
* BloodstainedGlassWindows: "Resolution" and "The Wedding Video".
* BoundAndGagged: [[spoiler:In his later incarnations, Terrence]] does this to his victims.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Several times, but most directly on screen in "The Last Work".
* CatchPhrase: Gavin's "Keep your socks on!"
* CelebrityParadox: Gavin, played by Ralf Little, in "Fictionality".
* CelebrityStar: Jamie Bell in "[[ProductPlacement I Am Hallam Foe]]".
* {{Crossover}}: With ''{{lonelygirl15}}'', as was inevitable.
* {{Cult}}: The Hymn of One.
* CutHimselfShaving: [[spoiler:Julia]].
* DeathTrap: Employed by Terrence in "The Ice Man".
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Gavin's list in "Deal with the Devil".
* DiagonalCut: In "The Wedding Video".
* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler:Rupert]].
* DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:Steve]] in "Julia & Rupert".
* DreamSequence: "Awful Dream".
* TheEnd: Mid-series.
* EnemyMine: The K-Team and Terrence.
* EvilFeelsGood: [[spoiler:Terry]] in "Precious Blood".
* EvilerThanThou: Michelle and Terrence.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Dr. Griffin]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Terrence... most of the time...
* FootPopping: Lee in "The Hen Night".
* FourthWallObserver: Gavin has his moments.
* FryingPanOfDoom: Kate in "Ding Dong".
* GilliganCut: Twice in a row in "Spiders".
* GirlWatching: Gavin in "Birdwatching".
* TheGlassesComeOff: Terry.
* GrandFinale: "The Last Work".
* GroinAttack: Used by Jennifer in "Back on Brick Lane".
* HandsomeLech: Gavin, on occasion.
* HarmlessVillain: Lee Phillips.
* HeelFaceMole: [[spoiler:Terry]].
* HeelRealization: Steve.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Charlie, in her animations.
* HoYay: Gavin and Tariq, somewhat. Later Steve and Jonas, which is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
* HurricaneOfPuns: "Drive Goo" and "Arma-Goo-Den".
* ImmortalitySeeker: [[spoiler:Patient #12]] in "The Last Work".
* ImportantCharacterImportantEvidence
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Terrence.
* ImprovisedWeapon
* InstitutionalApparel: The St. Grinstead inmates.
* IWasJustJoking: Combined with a GilliganCut in "Spiders".
* JigsawPuzzlePlot
* JitterCam
* LampshadeHanging
* LondonGangster: Terrence.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Kate in "I can't remember anything!"
* LaughablyEvil: [[spoiler:Tez On Toast]].
* [[LifesWorkRuined Life's Work Ruined]]: Project Orwell.
* LockedInARoom: Gavin and Charlie, in the short arc starting with "Trait Positive".
* LongBusTrip: Tariq in series 2.
* LoveTriangle: Gavin, Charlie and Steve.
* {{MacGuffin}}: Project Orwell
* {{MacGuffin Delivery Service}}: In "Seven Dials: 5pm - 23rd November 2007".
* MadScientistLaboratory: The Science Lab in "Precious Blood".
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: Lee.
* MaleGaze: Parodied in "Birdwatching" and "Much, Much Worse".
* MallSanta: Well, advertising Santa. Tariq in "Grabbed by the Bells".
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Terry]] half way through season 2, and later [[spoiler:Julia]].
* MoreDakka: Attempted rather poorly by the FTO.
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:Terry]] in "Precious Blood".
* MysteriousWatcher: The Watcher, obviously.
* MythArc
* {{Nerd}}: Terry.
* {{Ninja}}: Charlie, in her animations.
* NoLongerWithUs: Inverted in "Janet".
* NoNameGiven: The Shadow, the Watcher, and for some time Kate herself.
* NothingCanStopUsNow: [[spoiler:Terry]] in "Precious Blood".
* OddlySmallOrganization: The Order.
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler:Tez On Toast]] in "Answers".
* PathOfInspiration: The Hymn of One.
* PhlebotinumRebel: [[spoiler:Terry]]
* {{Postmodernism}}: The whole concept, but especially in the later half of series 2.
* ThePowerOfBlood: Trait Positive blood is a "Type AB" variant.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: In "The Wedding Video", using a bent katana.
* ProductPlacement: A ''lot'', since this was their main source of revenue.
* PunchClockVillain: Creepy Steve.
* PunnyName: The series' name is a play on London's Tate Modern art museum. There's also the character of Justin Credible (groan).
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Subverted in "Straight to the Top".
* ReclusiveArtist: Michelle Clore.
* ReligiousBruiser: The Shadow.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: "The List".
* ScaryBlackMan: The Shadow.
* ScrapbookStory
* SequelHook
* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:Terry]].
* ShoutOut: Several to ''{{lonelygirl15}}'', and once to fellow Bebo series ''Sofia's Diary''.
* SiblingYinYang: Lee and Toe.
* SinisterShades: Michelle Clore, Kate and "Dr. Specialist".
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Tez On Toast]].
* SpecialGuest: Various actors, musicians, art critics and British media personalities.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:The Shadow]] in "The Last Work".
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Terry]] in "Precious Blood".
* TenLittleMurderVictims: The "Trouble in Paris" arc.
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: "Skittle Yourself".
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Taken to extremes in the animation "The Wedding Video".
* TortureTechnician: [[spoiler:Tez On Toast]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Charlie's love for "sangas" in early episodes.
* TrampledUnderfoot: Done by [[spoiler:Lauren]] in "The Last Work".
* TurnOffTheCamera
* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople: Present in "Charlie's Party" and "Raise the Roof".
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Michelle Clore and Rupert van Helden.
* VillainousBreakdown
* VisibleSilence: Obviously the episode "...", as well as a couple of episode descriptions.
* WastebasketBall: In "Anything can happen on Halloween!", and inverted in "Sinking In".
* WeNeedADistraction: Gavin in "Charlie's Party".
* WhamEpisode: "Precious Blood".
* [[WhosLaughingNow Who's Laughing Now]]: Lee in "The Leak".
* WithMyHandsTied: Steve in "Precious Blood".
* YouAreNumberSix: Patient #12 in "The Last Work".
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