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YMMV: Holby City
  • Acceptable Targets: Henrik Hanssen is used as a device to show the Scandinavians in a particular way, used for Rule of Funny purposes.
  • Anvilicious: Well, that's how some people see it...
  • Anvils That Needed To Be Dropped: Too numerous to mention.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Since late 2008, this show has started using them. Too many to mention.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Marie-Claire Carter, an Irish-accented character; a recurring character from 2009 to 2012, she was promoted to full regular status in 2013.
    • Also, the appearance of Kate, played by Stirling Gallacher.
    • The two recurring anaesthetists, Keith Greene and Paul Rose.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Cardio Thoracic surgeon Anton Meyer (George Irving) in the first few series. In the first episode he told a patient that if he (the patient) ever smoked again he (Meyer) would personally undo everything he had done on the operating table.
  • Memetic Mutation: The female nurses' outfits (i.e. the scrubs worn by the Ensemble Darkhorse extras and Jac Naylor, Mary-Claire Carter and Donna Jackson. Also Jac Naylor's non-medical outfits too.). Certainly popular with students, making the sexy nurse outfit (considered cliched these days) somewhat no longer fashionable or trendy.
  • Nightmare Fuel: For a supposedly pre-watershed show, this can contain heavy doses of it.
    • This show has tried to emulate Steven Moffat, but hasn't come close to it though. Not that it fails at being scary (certainly for children anyway).
    • The Christmas Episode of the show often contains doses of this, even more so than Doctor Who, giving that show a run for its money in the festive season.
    • Much of the episodes produced by Jane Wallbank fall into this territory.
  • Periphery Demographic: Popular with high-school age, and college-age students, despite being aimed at adults.
  • Sending Stuff To Save The Show: Inverted. More like Fandom requests to give background characters into proper characters.
    • This isn't that uncommon in the United Kingdom, well, for background characters to be popular.

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