Chris is a web series of scripts that are posted on DeviantArt under rulkout1993's account.> The main plot of the series is about a teenaged boy and his family living their lives after moving in a new town during the mid-1980's. A thirteen episode-planned first season set in 1985 is currently running (nine episodes are made already), but four more seasons are planned. The show is a both a spoof of the decade it's set in, and a funny and dramatic Coming of Age Story. Generally, it's every John Hughes movie ever made meets That '70s Show. It's also planned to be a comic one day.Not to be confused with Everybody Hates Chris.
Bratty Half-Pint: Marcy, especially during the time she's spends with her big brother. However, in "My Second Honeymoon part 2, Marcy seeked comfort from him when both she and he found out that their parents are lost in the woods.
Bumbling Dad: Michael subverts this: He's a kind, loving, stern and competent father, but that doesn't stop him from going to the bar for whatever reason, or doing the occasional stupid thing.
Butt Monkey: Chris, despite being the star, is beginning to be the poster boy of this trope. In the episode, "A Rival", Chris tries to end a date between his friend, Dawn and Jerk Ass rich boy, Stevie Stevenson. While it looks like he's gonna succeed, he ends up getting hit with water balloons (made of glue) and gets covered in feathers...by his friends, Terry and Tyler! Turns out the whole "date" was a ploy to prank Stevie, and Chris is berated by his own friends for ruining everything. Made only worse at the end, when Marcy sneaks in and takes a picture of him covered in feathers.
Also, in the fifth episode, just when Dawn and Chris were about to kiss, a mugger shows up. Chris tries to fight off the mugger to impress Dawn. But, Chris manages to get punched out by the mugger, while Dawn comes and beats the crap of the mugger to save Chris' life. Oh, poor Chris.
Daddy's Girl: Marcy is like this to Michael. Also, Dawn with her father possibly.
Downer Ending: "A Rival", but it's also a funny one. Also, "My Second Honeymoon", which ends with Michael and Angela being washed ashore to an uncharted part of the woods when a terrible thunderstorm created a huge wave which almost drowned them. They got better when they were found in the end of part 2, though.
Dumb Blonde: Dawn is a blond, and remarkably averts this.
Everyone Meets Everyone: In the "pilot", Chris meets Terry after accidentally bumping into one another. Terry then shows Chris around his new neighborhood. There, Chris meets Tyler, and then Dawn. Then, at the end of the second episode, the group dynamic is already established.
Where The Hell is Tanningsburg?: The show is set in the fictional town/city of Tanningsburg, Illinois. Also, the town itself is a Spiritual Successor of Shermer, Illinois (the town where most John Hughes movies are set in.) However, we don't know where Tanningsburg fits in Illinois right now. The Jones family actually moved to Tanningsburg. They once lived in New York. But, if they lived in the city or upstate is up for question.
Will They or Won't They??: The first season is pretty much about if Chris and Dawn will ever be a couple? Shown almost throughout the tenth episode, as they prepare for a game of "Truth or Dare?"