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* DrinkOrder: As a practicing Mormon, Louis has a ginger ale when others are drinking alcohol. He eventually admits that he's come to hate it. It's just less awkward to have a beverage in hand while others are drinking.


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* ProductPlacement: Because he's a practicing Mormon, Louis has ginger ale when others drink alcohol. He's always seen drinking Canada Dry ginger ale, with the labels usually facing the camera. Ironically, in season two he admits that he's come to hate ginger ale.

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* SinisterShiv: Miles and Yago work in the prison workshop bagging plastic Oscar toys and are told that some prisoners sharpen them into shivs. Later, someone is shivved using a sharpened Oscar.


** Lawrence the studio exec is always upbeat and very non-confrontational, preferring to leave a room rather than engage in any potentially charged confrontations, but he's a ruthless producer who will screw people over behind their backs.

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** Lawrence the studio exec is always upbeat and very non-confrontational, preferring to leave a room rather than engage in any potentially charged confrontations, conversations, but he's a ruthless producer who will screw people over behind their backs.


* AlwaysABiggerFish: Amara rules her gang with an iron fist but even she has to answer to TheCartel. When a drug shipment is intercepted by the police, the cartel has her cover all the losses out of her own pocket and ignores any protests from her. Ironically, this saves her from arrest by the FBI who decline to persecute her on money laundering charges because they are hopping that they can use her to get evidence against more senior cartel members.



* AlwaysABiggerFish: Amara rules her gang with an iron fist but even she has to answer to TheCartel. When a drug shipment is intercepted by the police, the cartel has her cover all the losses out of her own pocket and ignores any protests from her. Ironically, this saves her from arrest by the FBI who decline to persecute her on money laundering charges because they are hopping that they can use her to get evidence against more senior cartel members.



* CallBack: April makes a crack about Lawrence Budd's wig flying off in the wind. When we later see Lawrence getting on board a helicopter, he slaps a hand on top of his head, clearly to prevent his wig from flying off.



** Creator/AlanArkin has one scene as a decrepit director courted by Rick. Arkin's son directs many of the episodes.

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** Creator/AlanArkin has one scene as a decrepit director courted by Rick. Arkin's son directs Adam directed the episode as well as many of the episodes.others.



* TheDreaded: Amara, to everyone that knows her. Somewhat Deconstructed in that she has a harder time in the legitimate movie world, because people ''don't'' know her, and thus have no reason to listen to her blunt demands.

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* TheDreaded: TheDreaded:
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Amara, to everyone that knows her. Somewhat Deconstructed in that she has a harder time in the legitimate movie world, because people ''don't'' know her, and thus have no reason to listen to her blunt demands.
** The Los Angeles cartel. Amara is a small fry compared to them.



** Amara's relationship with rick blossoms into actual love.

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** Amara's relationship with rick Rick blossoms into actual love.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Miles works really hard to get the "Admiral's Daughter" produced but with every success comes a new set of problems. A director famous for his unique artistic vision wants to direct the movie which brings additional funding and interest in the movie. However, when the movie is finished everyone realizes that the 'artistic vision' turned the movie into a unwatchable mess. Miles has to recut the movie into something that can be shown to a normal audience.

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* FreudWasRight: Rick is instantly attracted to the Banana Girl, who dips phallic bananas seductively into various toppings.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Miles works really hard to get the "Admiral's Daughter" produced ''The Admiral's Daughter'' produced, but with every success comes a new set of problems. A director famous for his unique artistic vision wants to direct the movie movie, which brings additional funding and interest in the movie. However, when the movie is finished finished, everyone realizes that the 'artistic vision' "artistic vision" turned the movie into a unwatchable mess. Miles has to recut the movie into something that can be shown to a normal audience.



* LuxuryPrisonSuite: When Rick and Miles both go to prison, Rick's minimum-security prison is juxtaposed humorously with Mile's more intense prison. Instead of arriving in chains to hooting tableau of inmates, Rick just walks up to the door and rings the bell, announcing, "I'm here to go to prison." His "cell" looks like a Motel 6, and his new bunkmate offers him home-baked cookies. Later, we see Rick enjoying a casual game of badminton on a lush green lawn, directing a play, and oil painting. When he's served his term, he openly states that he doesn't want to leave.



* NightmareFetishist: April discovers that [[spoiler:her boss Lawrence Budd has a one-way mirror in the women's bathroom so he can watch them using the toilet]].



* RedRightHand: The ruthless film producer Lawrence Budd has alopecia universalis, making his entire body hairless, but he carefully conceals this fact by wearing wigs, fake eyebrows and even a merkin. Miles asks him, "Is everything about you fake?"



* SeriousBusiness: The craft of filmmaking is often juxtaposed with life-and-death drug criminality, with comic effect.

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* SeriousBusiness: The craft of filmmaking film making is often juxtaposed with life-and-death drug criminality, with comic effect.


''Get Shorty'' is a drama series on the EPIX channel based on the Creator/ElmoreLeonard novel [[Literature/GetShorty of the same name]]. Created by Davey Holmes, it stars Creator/ChrisODowd and Creator/RayRomano as a Nevada gangster and schlock movie producer trying to get a movie made with cartel money. Like the original novel and the [[Film/GetShorty film adaptation]], it focuses on the intersection of ruthless gangster tactics and Hollywood culture.

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''Get Shorty'' is a drama series on the EPIX channel based on inspired by the Creator/ElmoreLeonard novel [[Literature/GetShorty of the same name]]. Created by Davey Holmes, it stars Creator/ChrisODowd and Creator/RayRomano as a Nevada gangster and schlock movie producer trying to get a movie movies made with cartel money. Like the original novel and the [[Film/GetShorty film adaptation]], it focuses on the intersection of ruthless gangster tactics and Hollywood culture.



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The show has aired two seasons so far.



* AffablyEvil: Maybe not evil, but the protagonists do "collections" for mobsters, with a side in body disposal and occasionally murder. Amara ''tries'' to be this, but is too out-and-out ruthless for anyone to really buy it.

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* AffablyEvil: Maybe not evil, Our antiheroes Miles and Louis are very friendly guys, but the protagonists do "collections" for mobsters, with a side in body disposal don't hesitate to threaten, pummel and occasionally murder. Amara ''tries'' to be this, but is too out-and-out ruthless for anyone to really buy it.even murder people who get in their way, though they'd rather not.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Hafdis Snaejornsson looks and lives like a hobo and drives his car into a hotel pool, causing him to have to video-conference from jail during pre-production, but he's a very respected director.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: BreakingTheFourthWall: In the very last shot of the second season, Mile is watching ''Wylderness'' with an ambiguous expression, then his eyes snap directly into the camera.
* BunnyEarsLawyer:
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Hafdis Snaejornsson looks and lives like a hobo and drives his car into a hotel pool, causing him to have to video-conference from jail during pre-production, but he's a very respected director.director.
** FBI Agent Clara Dillard is revealed to have a few strange habits. She watches news in Arabic while only saying "Sure" if asked whether she actually speaks the language. She also ends a meeting to take a micronap on her couch.



* CharacterTic: Miles sticks his religious necklace under his shirt before he does anything he's going to feel guilty about. Potentially [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because a dangling necklace is a liability in a confrontation and tucking it into his shirt helps negate that.

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* CharacterTic: Miles sticks his religious necklace under his shirt before he does anything he's going to feel guilty about. Potentially [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because a dangling necklace is a liability in a confrontation and tucking it into his shirt helps negate that.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Again, "evil" is pushing it, but Miles genuinely wants to better himself for the sake of his daughter and wife. To a lesser extend, Amara lets her nephew Yago get away with shit that would get any other member of her crew killed.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
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Again, "evil" is pushing it, but Miles genuinely wants to better himself for the sake of his daughter and wife. To a lesser extend, Amara lets her nephew Yago get away with shit that would get any other member of her crew killed.
** Amara's relationship with rick blossoms into actual love.



* FireForgedFriends: In season two, Miles and Yago are forced to work together and then to become close allies.



* HollywoodHealing: Miles recovers very quickly from getting shot in the abdomen. Two days later, he's punching and kicking people without difficulty.
* IronLady: Samara, a female cartel boss who has to be twice as tough to get the same respect.

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* HollywoodHealing: HollywoodHealing:
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Miles recovers very quickly from getting shot in the abdomen. Two days later, he's punching and kicking people without difficulty.
** In the second season, Rick gets shot in the shoulder and receives medical attention. A few episodes later, implied to not be more than a few weeks, he's in the hot tub without even a scar on his shoulder.
* IronLady: IronLady:
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Samara, a female cartel boss who has to be twice as tough to get the same respect.respect.
** Lila, the representative of the LA cartel, behaves like an aloof businesswoman even when dealing with international drug trade.



* LoanShark: Miles and Louis are collectors for a particularly ruthless one, in addition to being "disposal" when said collections aren't possible.
* MeaningfulName: Yago is a variant spelling of "Iago." Like the most famous Iago, Yago is treacherous and not to be trusted.
* MinnesotaNice: Tyler Mathis's M.O., especially around Nathan, is behaving as if he's a level-headed, laid-back guy while obsessing over his own ego and politely shaking off all of Nathan's attempts to talk about himself.
* MostWritersAreWriters: About half the series is about making a film, and revolves around actors, writers, producers, and other studio personel. Something the writers of a tv series probably know plenty about.

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* LoanShark: Miles and Louis are collectors for a particularly ruthless one, in addition to being "disposal" when said their collections aren't possible.
* MeaningfulName: Yago is a variant spelling of "Iago." Like the most famous Iago, Yago is treacherous and not to be trusted.
trusted. He gets some CharacterDevelopment in the second season.
* MinnesotaNice: MinnesotaNice:
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Tyler Mathis's M.O., especially around Nathan, is behaving as if he's a level-headed, laid-back guy while obsessing over his own ego and politely shaking off all of Nathan's attempts to talk about himself.
** Lawrence the studio exec is always upbeat and very non-confrontational, preferring to leave a room rather than engage in any potentially charged confrontations, but he's a ruthless producer who will screw people over behind their backs.
* MostWritersAreWriters: About half the series is about making a film, and revolves around actors, writers, producers, and other studio personel.personnel. Something the writers of a tv series probably know plenty about.



* {{Nepotism}}: It's pretty clear that the ''only'' reason Yago is Amara's lieutenant (and probably still alive, for that matter) is because he's her nephew.

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* MurderTheHypotenuse: When the Banana Girl disappears after going on two dates with Rick, he strongly suspects that Amara found out and had her killed.
* {{Nepotism}}: It's pretty clear that the The ''only'' reason Yago is Amara's lieutenant (and probably still alive, for that matter) is because he's her nephew. Amara states this pretty openly in the second season.



** When Yago kills [[spoiler:



* PapaWolf: Katie recalls how Miles excused the family dog for biting him, but secretly killed it after it nipped his daughter. When the man in charge of Emma's acting class sends Emma home in tears, [[spoiler:Miles...does not react well.]]

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* PapaWolf: Katie recalls how Miles excused the family dog for biting him, but secretly killed it after it nipped his daughter. When the man in charge of Emma's acting class sends Emma home in tears, [[spoiler:Miles...[[spoiler:Miles does not react well.]] well]].



* ScaryBlackMan: Ed, Amara's right-hand-man, is a muscular, taciturn and intimidating crook.
* SeriousBusiness: The craft of filmmaking is often juxtaposed with life-and-death drug criminality, with comic effect.
* TheStarscream: Zigzagged with Yago; often he's actually too cowardly to carry it out and goes back on his schemes, but he definitely fits the trope as he clearly aspires to usurp Amara's position.



* TattooedCrook: There are a few, but most notably, Miles has distinctive neck tattoos.
* TheStarscream: Zigzagged with Yago; often he's actually too cowardly to carry it out and goes back on his schemes, but he definitely fits the trope as he clearly aspires to usurp Amara's position.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In the first season, Nathan Hill is a no-name actor who gets his big break on ''The Admiral's Mistress.'' In season 2, Nathan is never seen again outside of movie footage from the first season, but we're introduced to David Oumou, a no-name actor who got his big break in a supporting role on ''The Admiral's Mistress.''
* TattooedCrook: There are a few, but most notably, Miles has a distinctive neck tattoos.
* TheStarscream: Zigzagged with Yago; often he's actually too cowardly to carry it out
tattoo and goes back a large crucifix on his schemes, but he definitely fits the trope as he clearly aspires to usurp Amara's position.arm that are always peaking out from his shirts.
* TimeSkip: Several months pass between episodes 9 and 10, and episode 10 jumps one year midway through.


** Creator/AlanArkin has one scene as a decrepit director courted by Rick.

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** Creator/AlanArkin has one scene as a decrepit director courted by Rick. Arkin's son directs many of the episodes.


* CharacterTic: Miles sticks his religious necklace under his shirt before he does anything he's going to feel guilty about.

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* CharacterTic: Miles sticks his religious necklace under his shirt before he does anything he's going to feel guilty about. Potentially [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because a dangling necklace is a liability in a confrontation and tucking it into his shirt helps negate that.



* PapaWolf: Katie recalls how Miles excused the family dog for biting him, but secretly killed it after it nipped his daughter.

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* PapaWolf: Katie recalls how Miles excused the family dog for biting him, but secretly killed it after it nipped his daughter. When the man in charge of Emma's acting class sends Emma home in tears, [[spoiler:Miles...does not react well.]]

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: Amara rules her gang with an iron fist but even she has to answer to TheCartel. When a drug shipment is intercepted by the police, the cartel has her cover all the losses out of her own pocket and ignores any protests from her. Ironically, this saves her from arrest by the FBI who decline to persecute her on money laundering charges because they are hopping that they can use her to get evidence against more senior cartel members.


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* GoneHorriblyRight: Miles works really hard to get the "Admiral's Daughter" produced but with every success comes a new set of problems. A director famous for his unique artistic vision wants to direct the movie which brings additional funding and interest in the movie. However, when the movie is finished everyone realizes that the 'artistic vision' turned the movie into a unwatchable mess. Miles has to recut the movie into something that can be shown to a normal audience.


* BlackComedy: Much of the humour of the show consists of this; best exemplified by the series' initiating event of Louis suddenly shooting Owen dead before he can finish telling Miles about his script.



* CelebCrush: Amara seems to have one on John Stamos.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Yago leaves an interrogation to do this, of all settings.



* StraightGay: Movie star Tyler Mathis has no stereotypical gay mannerisms. It's treated as a twist that Nathan is his prostitute rather than his drug dealer.

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* StraightGay: Movie star Tyler Mathis has no stereotypical gay mannerisms. It's [[spoiler:It's treated as a twist that Nathan is his prostitute rather than his drug dealer.]]



* TheStarscream: Zigzagged with Yago; often he's actually too cowardly to carry it out and goes back on his schemes, but he definitely fits the trope as he clearly aspires to usurp Amara's position.



* YouHaveToHaveJews: None of the main characters are explicitly Jewish, but this trope is very subtly in effect. The "real actor" in Emma's class wears a yarmulke. The delivery service that the studio uses is called "Easy [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Schlep]]."

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* YouHaveToHaveJews: None of the main characters are explicitly Jewish, but this trope is very subtly in effect. The "real actor" in Emma's class wears a yarmulke. The delivery service that the studio uses is called "Easy [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Schlep]].""
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Katie does this to Jeffrey when she visits Miles in L.A.]]


* ArtifactTitle: The original novel and film's titles reference the struggle to get a short actor on board for the film. The show has no "shorty" that the protagonists are trying to "get." The closest thing is probably the police trying to arrest Amara, who is noticeably short.

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* ArtifactTitle: The Subverted: the original novel and film's titles reference the struggle to get a short actor on board for the film. The show has no "shorty" that On the protagonists are show, "Shorty" is Miles's nickname for his daughter Emma, and while his trying to "get." The closest thing "get" her back in his life is probably not the police trying main conflict of the Hollywood section of the show, it is certainly what drives him to arrest Amara, who is noticeably short.do the things he does.


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* TattooedCrook: There are a few, but most notably, Miles has distinctive neck tattoos.

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* {{Blackface}}: Miles and Louis discover an old picture of April dressed in blackface and use it to blackmail her, saying that it would end her career. April implies that it was a Halloween costume of Oprah.


* ItsAllAboutMe: Movie star Tyler Mathis doesn't seem to care about anything but his own ego. He causes chaos by insisting on rewrites of a movie mid-production because the love interest doesn't submit to his advances until the end of the film, implying that he's not handsome enough. He also uses Nathan as a sounding board for his insecurities while passive-aggressively refusing to listen to Nathan's issues.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Movie star Tyler Mathis doesn't seem to care about anything but his own ego. He causes chaos by insisting on rewrites of a movie mid-production because the love interest doesn't submit to his advances until the end of the film, implying which he thinks implies that he's not handsome enough. He also uses Nathan as a sounding board for his insecurities while passive-aggressively refusing to reciprocate and listen to Nathan's issues.


* {{Jerkass}}: It would be easier to list the people that ''aren't'' this trope. A prime examples would be Tyler Mathis, an outrageously self-absorbed actor, and [[SmallNameBigEgo Yago]], Amara's nephew who possesses ambitions far, far beyond his abilities.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Movie star Tyler Mathis doesn't seem to care about anything but his own ego. He causes chaos by insisting on rewrites of a movie mid-production because the love interest doesn't submit to his advances until the end of the film, implying that he's not handsome enough. He also uses Nathan as a sounding board for his insecurities while passive-aggressively refusing to listen to Nathan's issues.
* LoanShark: Miles and Louis are collectors for a particularly ruthless one, in addition to being "disposal" when said collections aren't possible.



* MinnesotaNice: Tyler Mathis's M.O., especially around Nathan, is behaving as if he's a level-headed, laid-back guy while obsessing over his own ego and politely shaking off all of Nathan's attempts to talk about himself.



* LoanShark: Miles and Louis are collectors for a particularly ruthless one, in addition to being "disposal" when said collections aren't possible.



* TheSociopath: Louis shows definite shades of this, mainly in his chilling lack of empathy. He goes from friendly chatting to doling out headshots without blinking, and his sole reaction to [[spoiler: blowing a woman's brains out]] is ''annoyance'' that he has a mess to clear up. He even says that he'll feel bad about disposing of Miles' body if his plan with Amara goes bad, but he'll ''still do it''.

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* TheSociopath: Louis shows definite shades {{Revenge}}: [[spoiler:One of this, mainly the final scenes in his chilling lack the first season has Miles execute two of empathy. He goes from friendly chatting Yago's goons. Part of this seems to doling out headshots without blinking, be to weaken Yago, but it's also obviously in vengeance for shooting him and his sole reaction to [[spoiler: blowing a woman's brains out]] is ''annoyance'' that he has a mess to clear up. He even says that he'll feel bad about disposing of Miles' body if his plan with Amara goes bad, but he'll ''still do it''.Louis]].


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* StraightGay: Movie star Tyler Mathis has no stereotypical gay mannerisms. It's treated as a twist that Nathan is his prostitute rather than his drug dealer.

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* TheCameo:
** Creator/PeterBogdanovich plays a very small role as Rick's father.
** Creator/AlanArkin has one scene as a decrepit director courted by Rick.


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* ChekhovsGun: The phony signed headshot of John Stamos ends up saving Miles's life.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Amara's goons torture a few people for information, including Miles when they believe he has betrayed them.


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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: The courier service used by the studio is called "Easy Schlep." Schlep is a popular Yiddish word for hauling or carrying something.

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