YMMV / Emma

     The Book 
  • Les Yay: Good God. Emma even says she's interested in Harriet because she's so pretty and passionately insists to Mr. Knightley that no man in the world is good enough for her. Not to mention the wording of Emma's relationship with her former governess.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Ewan McGregor is Frank Churchill in the 1996 version of Emma.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Mr. Knightley ships Harriet/Robert Martin. Emma ships Harriet/Mr. Elton, and as far as she's concerned, Robert Martin should Die for Our Ship.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • Emma's ignorance of Harriet's rank and insistence that the circumstances of Harriet's birth should not deprive her of the same respect and opportunities open to richer, less-tender-hearted women is portrayed as a bad thing. In at least one adaptation, Emma lets her imagination run wild and assumes that Harriet's mysterious father is a member of the royal family! This is why she thinks Harriet is suitable for Mr. Elton - not because rank doesn't matter, but because she's imagined a much more illustrious background for Harriet than is plausible. Mr Knightley's objection is probably because it's not fair to delude the rather simple-minded Harriet into believing that she doesn't have a problem... in fact, more to the point, to do so while derailing her marriage to a yeoman with whom she would have been perfectly happy. (Even to the yeomanry it would have mattered, albeit not as much — Robert is still a catch, even if he does get his hands dirty.)
    • It's eventually revealed that Mr. Knightley has been in love with Emma since she was thirteen... at which time he was twenty-nine! Though he says it in a tough-in-cheek-y way.
    • The book's portrayal of "gipsies" is very wince-inducing now. Not only is that term used freely (which some consider very politically incorrect, but some Romani consider it fine and refer to themselves with it as well), but they only randomly show up once as a threat for Frank to save Harriet from, and are portrayed as a faceless Always Chaotic Evil group.
  • The Woobie: Miss Bates is pretty annoying for most of the book, but you want to give her a big hug after Emma insults her. The 2009 Miniseries gives us a glimpse of the Bates' elegant home just before they had to leave (and before their beloved Jane is sent away), so the viewer gets a better sense of the sacrifices and pain that Miss Bates has had to endure.

     The Wrestler 
  • Arc Fatigue: Emmalina had this before even getting her redebut. The promos went on for several months, including several weeks after she was hyped as appearing "next week", leading everyone to just want them to get the hell on with it.
  • Author's Saving Throw: Emma got arrested for 'stealing' (in reality, she was using a self-scanner and forgot to scan an iPod case, and the store needed to meet a quota, so she got arrested) and ended up being fired. The fans went berserk, with quite a few questioning why Emma got fired when people like Cameron (who got arrested for a DUI, lied about where she worked and tried to bribe a cop) and Jack Swagger (who got busted with marijuana) were still on the roster. She was subsequently rehired within two hours. It probably helped that (A) she's the only Australian on the WWE roster and the company was touring there just over a month later (with Emma being featured prominently), and (B) the questions fans were asking could've gotten into the eyes of TMZ, which would not have looked good for their brand.
  • Badass Decay: It's not her fault, though. It's pretty much impossible to find a fan who liked that she wass paired with Santino. A huge number of fans wanted Emma to go solo.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Her new character of Emmalina hadn't even debuted before already getting many, many detractors. It didn't help that the vignettes being played for it made it clear that instead of her old character, she was instead having a modeling gimmick of some sorts. Some people dreaded it, while others pointed out that heel Emma essentially had no gimmick and the Emmalina thing could give her a boost. It ended up not happening anyway, as within a minute of debuting Emmalina she declared she was going back to Emma; after several rehearsals, WWE finally axed the gimmick, since they felt she couldn't pull it off right.
  • Comedy Ghetto: Avoided it on NXT as, although she had a comedy gimmick, she was still pushed as a (somewhat) serious wrestler and title contender. But she ended up falling into it on the main roster, mainly due to Flanderisation so that she became a one-note punchline and was not taken seriously at all.
  • Ear Worm: That entrance theme...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Emma is really popular amongst the fans aware of her work away from the main roster.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Post-Face–Heel Turn in 2015.
  • Growing the Beard: Crowd responses to her SHIMMER debut were lukewarm compared to tag team partner Rayna Von Tosh's. Yeah, Tenille Tayla was the bland one. Once she was given a slight makeover (going from brown to blonde, adopting catchier ring gear) and brushing up on her skills, she was held in higher regard.
  • Les Yay: Quite a lot with Paige, which often doubled as Foe Yay during their time on NXT.
  • Narm Charm: The entire point of the dancing gimmick. It was so silly and yet once it got over, it was lots of fun.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Arguably after she debuted on the main roster. Apparently the idea behind her being teamed up with Santino was that since he's a ditzy comedic face and she's a ditzy comedic face, they'd make a good team... except that hardly any of the fans agreed, because on the one hand, Emma by herself is a fan favourite who is quite capable of getting over without assistance; and on the other hand, while it might have been possible to pair her up with a male superstar in a team that would actually work, Santino is definitely not that superstar. Nobody liked the resulting team, which resulted in the two of them getting progressively less screen time, which just led to fans getting angrier. In the end, it took Emma getting punished for accidentally shoplifting and Santino retiring from in-ring work for her to finally get to go solo, and returning to NXT as a heel over a year later for her to finally get some momentum back.