- Hilarious in Hindsight: The story has a lot of similarities to Outlander, as both stories revolve around some kind of Time Travel Romance in the Scottish Highlands. The years are even the same for the settings, the 1740s and the 1940s.
- Unintentionally Sympathetic: So, Harry Beaton, you've been denied both the opportunity to go off and seek your fortune elsewhere and the affections of the woman you love and, as a result, you're totally miserable in Brigadoon? Well, that's just too damn bad, because the town has been subject to a "miracle" (which you never requested or agreed to) that requires that no villager ever leave or everyone will die. You must therefore be stopped from ever leaving this place that you despise, by physical force if necessary.
- Only to a certain degree. After all, if he leaves, then the miracle ends and everybody will die; he's putting his own happiness above the lives of all the people in the village...possibly including his own life (after all, he is of the village too. When he leaves and the miracles ends, there's a decent chance it'd kill him too)