* {{Anvilicious}}: The first two versions of ''Scum'' are very much this, though [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped not entirely without justification.]] To non Britons, it should be noted that the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borstal Borstal]] system was abolished in 1982. However, Archer seems to have essentially been designed to provide [[AuthorTract Author Tract]] and [[AuthorFilibuster Author Filibuster]]. ''Dog Pound'' isn't ''quite'' as Anvilicious.... at least until the very end, when the riot police show up.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The scene where Davis brags about fucking his girlfriend's mom.
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: A good chunk of the criticisms level toward ''Dog Pound'' were this (well, at least on [[{{GIFT}} IMDB]]; the actual critical consensus toward it was generally positive). Naturally, the rest of the criticism was [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks They Changed It, Now It Sucks]].
** Roy Minton, who wrote both versions of ''Scum'', thought this about the film, insofar as they cast a lot of the same actors that had been in the TV version two years earlier (in particular Creator/RayWinstone, John Blundell and Phil Daniels.) Minton thought it was more upsetting to see guys barely out of their teens being that violent; when they were 20 or older, it seemed less unnatural.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Creator/RayWinstone came to feel that he'd done this for the movie version of ''Scum''. In the original Carlin is shown to be in a relationship with another inmate, but on remaking the film two years later he told the director that he thought it'd be better if that were left out, so it was. He later came to regret this, blaming it on his own insecurity as a young man.
* JerkassWoobie: In ''Dog Pound'', Goodyear definitely seems to be this by the end.
* TheWoobie: Davis. DEAR GOD '''''DAVIS'''''! Each version seems to delight in finding new ways to woobify him.