'''Basic Trope''': A series improves because of some change.
* '''Straight''': ''Alice & Bob'' improves greatly because [[EnsembleDarkhorse Charlie]] is [[MauveShirt given more screen time]].
* '''Exaggerated''': In season 1 of ''Alice & Bob'', the show is full of [[TheScrappy unlikeable characters]], a PlotHole ridden plot ([[NoPlotNoProblem if you can call it a plot]]), SpecialEffectFailure, jokes that are either unfunny or [[DudeNotFunny offensive]], awful, {{Narm}}-ridden acting, and a [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking limited]] [[RealIsBrown colour palette]]. Kick in season 2, most of the unlikeable characters either [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] or get {{killed off| for real}}, the lore is greatly expanded so most of the plot holes get resolved, the humor is either [[CerebusSyndrome dropped]] or gets much, much better, the actors are replaced with amazing ones, and the cinematographer gets fired.
* '''Downplayed''':
** The show starts out [[SoOkayItsAverage as just passable]], but later episodes and writers work out the flaws to make the show much more notable and interesting.
** The show goes from plain ol' bad to SoBadItsGood.
** The show was already great, but becomes SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome.
* '''Justified''': A change in the execution of a series ''can'' be just what it needs to be refreshed.
* '''Inverted''': JumpingTheShark, SeasonalRot, and/or TheyChangedItNowItSucks.
* '''Subverted''': [[CreatorsPet Charlie]] being given more screen time seems to be a mistake, as fans react badly to it.
* '''Double Subverted''': When fans complain, Charlie is given more screen time than originally, but not to MartyStu levels like currently.
* '''Parodied''': Alice and Bob are talking about "Carl and Dave", the ShowWithinAShow, and talk about how much better it is, but to the audience of ''Alice and Bob'', it still [[StylisticSuck sucks big time]] and the change is one that we wouldn't care about.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Some changes to the series are good, others... not so much.
** There's a BrokenBase regarding whether the series Grew The Beard or JumpedTheShark.
** The show starts out good but boring or mediocre. It later becomes [[SoBadItsGood worse in quality, but more entertaining]].
* '''Averted''':
** [[StatusQuoIsGod No changes are made to the story or characters]].
** The series [[JumpingTheShark jumps the shark]] or enters a DorkAge as a result of TheyChangedItNowItSucks.
** The show is great from the beginning, so no changes are necessary.
** The show stays crappy.
** The show stays [[SoOkayItsAverage mediocre]].
* '''Enforced''': ExecutiveMeddling
* '''Lampshaded''': The characters reminisce on their first few adventures, and conclude that [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the earlier days were weird]] and that their adventures have only gotten much more interesting since then.
* '''Invoked''': Bob rises to meet a challenge he didn't (or wouldn't have) before, and everyone thinks this is his CrowningMomentOfAwesome and looks forward to seeing more of that.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': No lasting changes are made to ''Alice & Bob'', and writers are heavily sanctioned if they try to do so.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Played For Laughs''': AndThereWasMuchRejoicing as TheScrappy was KilledOffForReal
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???