Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
YMMV: Waterloo Road
  • Anvilicious: The reason for the show's existence!
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Mr. Budgen's demonstration of proto-breakdancing to Bolton.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Ruby Fry, Grantly Budgen and the uncredited blonde extra teacher who never gets named on-screen.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Ask any hardcore Rachel/Eddie 'shipper. Melissa doesn't exist and the Series 4 ending didn't happen.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The extra who looks like Mel Gibson's ex Oksana Grigorieva (on left of picture), when she kept appearing during the Rachel Mason era.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Max Tyler.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Max Tyler's a Jerkass from his first appearance and an adulterer to boot, but what really takes the biscuit is his physical abuse of Phillip.
    • School Governor Ralph Mellor hits it when he tries to swap his daughter's positive drug test for her boyfriend Marley's clean one (saving her place at the school and his reputation, and getting rid of Marley in one go), and then goes far beyond it when he attacks Marley with a golf club and later drives a mechanical digger into the school.
    • Lewis crosses it when he tries to burn Jack alive.
    • As does Barry when he starts people smuggling.
    • Small-time bullies Lisa and Shaznay well and truly cross this line when, in the culmination of an appalling vendetta against Gabriella - see Trauma Conga Line on the Main Page for the full rundown - , they crash her house party and utterly destroy the bedroom of her deceased sister with sadistic glee. It snaps Sue out of being an unprofessional Jerkass towards Gabriella and even disgusts Kacey who has more reason than anybody to hate Gabriella.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Lewis Seddon trying to set Jack on fire.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Rachel and Eddie are commonly referred to as Reddie. Kim/Andrew is known as Kandrew, but there's some debate over whether Tom/Izzie is Tizzie or Tozzie.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped
  • Toy Ship: Denzil and Emily.

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy