Recap: On The Tropes

A podcast produced through TV Tropes, On The Tropes analyzes the most famous tropes, the best ways that writers can use them, and give Top 5 lists of the best examples of the trope.

Breaking Bad
  • The entire series (major spoilers involved) was reviewed and discussed on On The Tropes.

Breaking the Fourth Wall


Chekhov's Gun


The Remake

Black Comedy

Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Hunting the Most Dangerous Game

Deadly Game

The Cameo

Daylight Horror

Nameless Narrative

The Trilogy

The Makeover

Training from Hell

Rousing Speech

Badass Normal

Love Epiphany

Crazy Enough to Work

Type Casting

Breaking Bad
  • The entire series (major spoilers involved) was reviewed and discussed on On The Tropes, episode 19 (two parter!)

The Spinoff

The Cabin in the Woods
  • Episode 21 of On The Tropes, featuring a review on the new cult horror comedy

The End... Or Is It?
  • Episode 22 of On The Tropes featuring a bunch of TV shows, books and movies we don't want to spoil here!

Jump Scare
  • Episode 23 of On The Tropes featuring a number of horror movies!

Evil vs. Evil

Corrupt Corporate Executive

Dysfunctional Family

Time Travel

Badass Bookworm

Deadpan Snarker

Mood Dissonance

Acting for Two

Bonus Material
  • Episode 32 of On The Tropes featuring your favorite DVD and Blu-Ray extras, hidden music tracks and Roger Ebert commentary

Big Eater

Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking

Big Bad

The Boxing Episode


Xanatos Gambit


Only Sane Man

Large Ham

Steven Spielberg

The Caper

Sea Stories

The Flashback

Holy Motors
  • Bonus Episode of On The Tropes in which the crazy, bananas, and glorious French film Holy Motors is thoroughly analyzed


The Big Race

Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • Episode 48 of On The Tropes in which we barely need to describe our Top 5's

Pet the Dog


Mario Kart


Ready Player One
  • Reviewed and analyzed in full on Episode 86 of On The Rocks

Child of Light


Street Fighter

Mercenary Kings


Silent Hill

South Park: The Stick of Truth

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Pokemon Xand Y

FIFA Soccer

Batman Forever

Don't Starve

Hotline Miami

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Dragon's Crown

Mortal Kombat


Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Costume Quest

Grand Theft Auto V

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Hitman: Absolution

Sly Cooper
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time was reviewed on Episode 57 of On The Rocks

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

Flunky Boss

Easter Egg

And Now For Something Completely Different

Scoring Points

Timed Mission

Turn-Based Combat

Suicidal Overconfidence

Expansion Pack


Wake-Up Call Boss

Long Runners

Digitized Sprites


One-Hit Kill

Bladder of Steel

Platform Game

Player Punch

Turns Red

No Plot? No Problem!

It's Up to You
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