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* {{Commune}}: After finding themselves stuck in another world, Allie and the town's government decide to collectivize assets (like houses or cars) for survival. This displeases richer residents who lost their property, but seems to work overall. They also assign chores, with rations allocated in return.


* NoBisexuals: {{Played with}}. While none of the characters are stated to be bisexual, the possibility isn't dismissed either. Sam pretends that he's interested enough in Becca to sleep with her in order to appear to be the father of her baby. When [[spoiler: Gwen]] comes on to Grizz and he rejects her [[SorryImGay because he's gay]], she asks if he's "all-the-way gay" or "just mostly gay" (it's the former).

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* NoBisexuals: {{Played with}}. While none of the characters are stated to be bisexual, the possibility isn't dismissed either. Sam pretends that he's interested enough in Becca to sleep with her in order to appear to be the father of her baby. When [[spoiler: Gwen]] comes on to Grizz and he rejects her [[SorryImGay because he's gay]], she asks if he's "all-the-way gay" or "just mostly gay" (it's the former). The words "bisexual" and "bisexuality" still never come up though.


* DownerEnding: Season 1 ends like this, with the entire town of teenagers stranded somehow far from home.

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* DownerEnding: Season 1 ends like this, with the entire town of teenagers stranded somehow far from home.home, everyone left behind thinking they're dead, and a psychopath having taken control.



* NoBisexuals: Played with. While none of the characters are stated to be bisexual, the possibility isn't dismissed either. Sam pretends that he's interested enough in Becca to sleep with her in order to appear to be the father of her baby. When [[spoiler: Gwen]] comes on to Grizz and he rejects her [[SorryImGay because he's gay]], she asks if he's "all-the-way gay" or "just mostly gay" (it's the former).

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* NoBisexuals: Played with.{{Played with}}. While none of the characters are stated to be bisexual, the possibility isn't dismissed either. Sam pretends that he's interested enough in Becca to sleep with her in order to appear to be the father of her baby. When [[spoiler: Gwen]] comes on to Grizz and he rejects her [[SorryImGay because he's gay]], she asks if he's "all-the-way gay" or "just mostly gay" (it's the former).


* TheBeard: A particularly unique inversion in which Sam pretends he's not completely gay and says he's the father of Becca's baby because Becca doesn't want to admit she was knocked up in a random one-night stand.

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** Helena's a girl with East Asian ancestry.
** Bean is a Muslim girl of West Asian descent.


* MaliciousSlander: [[spoiler:Campbell, Harry, Lexie and the Guard all make up a story that Allie plotted to steal the election, which results in them arresting her on this supposed charge. Harry and Lexie are plance in charge as co-mayors, with Campbell running things behind the scenes.]]



* TokenReligiousTeammate: Helena, who even tries to recreate religion in the new society. Bean to a lesser extent--she wears a hijab, prays, and is vegetarian, but her religious beliefs aren't brought to the forefront at any point.

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Helena, who even tries to recreate religion in the new society. society.
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Bean to a lesser extent--she wears a hijab, prays, and is vegetarian, but her religious beliefs aren't brought to the forefront at any point.



* TwoferTokenMinority: Sam is a deaf teen, and he is also the only openly gay guy in the society.

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** Gordie's Jewish and implied to be Latino as well (his actor is Latino, and his surname-- Moreno-- is a Spanish and Sephardic Jewish surname common in Latin America, indicating that he is probably Sephardic Jewish).
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Sam is a deaf teen, and he is also the only openly gay guy in the society.


Has nothing to do with the BodyHorror 80s cult film ''Film/{{Society}}''.

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Has This has nothing to do with the BodyHorror 80s cult film ''Film/{{Society}}''.



* HandSignals: Very common due to Sam being deaf, and a majority of those around him taking steps to learn the basics of ASL. Becca is fluent and acts as his unofficial interpreter. Grizz is also learning, though initially he tries British Sign Language because he doesn't realize it's a different language.



* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Campbell makes himself this, after he successfully overthrows Allie's rule and puts Harry and Lexie out in front as his puppets to lead the townspeople.]]



* SacrificialLamb: Emily, one of the girls that goes into the woods in episode one. She's bitten by a snake and after spending time trying to revive her, the group realizes that they're dealing with a life or death situation.

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* SacrificialLamb: Emily, one of the girls that goes into the woods in episode one. She's bitten by a snake and after spending time trying to revive her, her the group realizes others can only watch as she dies, driving home that they're dealing with a the situation here is life or death situation.death.
* ShoutOut: When the society starts to figure out what happened, it's an allusion to [[spoiler:''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin''. A mysterious stranger (Pfeiffer) offers to solve a problem (the smell) for a fee. He does it, but the town screws him. In retaliation, he kidnaps their children]].



* ShoutOut: When the society starts to figure out what happened, it's an allusion to [[spoiler:''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin''. A mysterious stranger (Pfeiffer) offers to solve a problem (the smell) for a fee. He does it, but the town screws him. In retaliation, he kidnaps their children]].



* UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage: Very common due to Sam being deaf, and a majority of those around him taking steps to learn the basics of ASL. Becca is fluent and acts as his unofficial interpreter. Grizz is also learning, though initially he tries British Sign Language because he doesn't realize it's a different language.
* TheSociopath: Campbell, full time. This scares his brother, Sam as he lampshades this by pointing out how he can fake human emotions but doesn't really feel any of it, and is a master manipulator. Campbell, himself, admits this to Elle during the Thanksgiving episode. He makes Elle his personal punching bag, implied to have abused Sam in the past and even sets up a coup and becomes a tyrant and possibly make Allie his slave like Elle.



* TotalEclipseOfThePlot: A solar eclipse occurs in the second episode, and the kids have varying opinions on whether it means something or is just a natural occurrance. They end up on the former side of things once Bean points out that the next scheduled eclipse isn't for another five years, and take it as proof that they're somehow in another dimension.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[spoiler:Sam says that Campbell had killed their family's pet bird. He cut off the bird's wings and watched it try to run away, and that he was later tested positive for psychopathy.]]

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* TotalEclipseOfThePlot: A solar eclipse occurs in the second episode, and the kids have varying opinions on whether it means something or is just a natural occurrance.occurrence. They end up on the former side of things once Bean points out that the next scheduled eclipse isn't for another five years, and take it as proof that they're somehow in another dimension.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[spoiler:Sam says that Campbell had killed their family's pet bird. He cut off the bird's wings and watched it try to run away, and that he was later tested positive diagnosed for psychopathy.]]



* VomitIndiscretionShot: We get a full shot of Grizz' StressVomit near the end of episode 6.


* DumbMuscle: The Guard are all pretty naïve and gullible former jocks who Campbell has the least trouble manipulating, but Jason and Clark are the worst.

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* DumbMuscle: The Guard are all pretty naïve and gullible former jocks who Campbell has the least trouble manipulating, but Jason and Clark are the worst.



** After a largely male group starts a small riot while looking for flashlights and lamps, the girls obviously start to fear for their safety, when they realize that their society no longer has any of the rules they relied on to keep them safe. As Cassandra realizes the threat of rapes are in the air, fear sets in the girls and they push for society to have rules and structure to prevent any further incidents.

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** After a largely male group starts a small riot while looking for flashlights and lamps, the girls obviously start to fear for their safety, when they realize that their society no longer has any of the rules they relied on to keep them safe. As Cassandra realizes the threat of rapes are in the air, fear sets in among the girls and they push for society to have rules and structure to prevent any further incidents.


* CainAndAbel: Campbell and Sam respectively. If you stretch the relationship to cousins, it's more notable with Campbell and Allie.

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* CainAndAbel: Campbell and Sam respectively. The former is a completely egotistical sociopath. Sam meanwhile is a compassionate, caring boy. If you stretch the relationship to cousins, it's more notable with Campbell and Allie.



* CourtroomEpisode: Episode five.
* DecoyProtagonist: Cassandra is set up as the main character at first. She is the most level headed character in the show, who uses smart judgement when making a decision. She even has a tragic backstory of having a genetic heart condition and survives off a pacemaker. Even her little sister Allie calls her TheHero of the situation they find themselves in. [[spoiler: She is murdered in episode 3 after she officially becomes the leader of the town and is successfully able to hold their high school prom. Allie then takes over as leader and tries to find who murdered her sister, officially making her the main character of the series.]]
** This is foreshadowed by the performance of ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' that begins the show: it's a play about treating secondary characters as protagonists.

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* CourtroomEpisode: Episode five.
five has Dewey tried for murder.
* DecoyProtagonist: Cassandra is set up as the main character at first. She is the most level headed level-headed character in the show, who uses smart judgement when making a decision. She even has a tragic backstory of having a genetic heart condition and survives off a pacemaker. Even her little sister Allie calls her TheHero of the situation they find themselves in. [[spoiler: She is murdered in episode 3 after she officially becomes the leader of the town and is successfully able to hold their high school prom. Allie then takes over as leader and tries to find who murdered her sister, officially making her the main character of the series.]]
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]] This is foreshadowed by the performance of ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' that begins the show: it's a play about treating secondary characters as protagonists.protagonists.
* DownerEnding: Season 1 ends like this, with the entire town of teenagers stranded somehow far from home.



* DownerEnding: Season 1 ends like this.
* DumbMuscle: The Guard are all pretty naive and gullible former jocks who Campbell has the least trouble manipulating, but Jason and Clark are the worst.

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* DownerEnding: Season 1 ends like this.
* DumbMuscle: The Guard are all pretty naive naïve and gullible former jocks who Campbell has the least trouble manipulating, but Jason and Clark are the worst.



** Inverted with Grizz who was planning to never talk to any of his high school buddies again once he went to college.
** Played straight with Harry. During high school he was the most popular kid because of his rich parents and him throwing huge parties at his home. However, once all of that went away, many of the students in town want nothing to do with him, even the ones he thought were his friends, because they now see how selfish he is. There are scenes where teens won't even bother with him, unless he promises them something, like letting them borrowing one of his fancy cars. This on top of having to share his assets with other teens has led him into a deep depression, [[spoiler: which Campbell later uses to manipulate him into helping him take over the town at the end of Season 1.]]

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** Inverted with Grizz Grizz, who was planning to never talk to any of his high school buddies again once he went to college.
** Played straight with Harry. During high school he was the most popular kid because of his rich parents and him throwing huge parties at his home. However, once all of that went away, many of the students in town want nothing to do with him, even the ones he thought were his friends, because they now see how selfish he is. There are scenes where teens won't even bother with him, unless he promises them something, like letting them borrowing borrow one of his fancy cars. This on top of having to share his assets with other teens has led him into a deep depression, [[spoiler: which Campbell later uses to manipulate him into helping him take over the town at the end of Season 1.]]



* LegionOfDoom: Campbell's coup serves as this.

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* LegionOfDoom: Campbell's coup serves as this. A number of different people who don't like Allie team up to overthrow her.



* NoBisexuals: Played with. While none of the characters are stated to be bisexual, the possibility isn't dismissed either. Sam pretends that he's interested enough in Becca to sleep with her in order to appear to be the father of her baby. When [[spoiler: Gwen]] comes on to Grizz and he rebukes her [[SorryImGay because he's gay]], she asks if he's "all-the-way gay" or "just mostly gay" (it's the former).

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* NoBisexuals: Played with. While none of the characters are stated to be bisexual, the possibility isn't dismissed either. Sam pretends that he's interested enough in Becca to sleep with her in order to appear to be the father of her baby. When [[spoiler: Gwen]] comes on to Grizz and he rebukes rejects her [[SorryImGay because he's gay]], she asks if he's "all-the-way gay" or "just mostly gay" (it's the former).



* OnlySaneMan: Grizz, Kelly, Helena, and Gordie stand out as the more level headed ones when even Allie and Will tend to go over the line. Cassandra was also this before [[spoiler: she was shot and murdered by Dewey]].

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* OnlySaneMan: Grizz, Kelly, Helena, and Gordie stand out as the more level headed level-headed ones when even Allie and Will tend to go over the line. Cassandra was also this before [[spoiler: she was shot and murdered by Dewey]].


The series premiered May 10, 2019. A second season had been announced to premier some time in 2020, but in August 2020 Netflix reversed their decision and [[CutShort cancelled]] the show due to concerns about the cost of filming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The series premiered May 10, 2019. A second season had been announced to premier premiere some time in 2020, but in August 2020 Netflix reversed their decision and [[CutShort cancelled]] the show due to concerns about the cost of filming during the COVID-19 pandemic.



* AloneWithThePsycho: The whole relationship between Elle and Campbell is this. Campbell both physically and mentally abuses her and keeps her for having any kind of social life outside of being with him, not even with pets. It's clear she doesn't love him or want to be with him, but is afraid of what he might do if she tries to leave him.

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* AloneWithThePsycho: The whole relationship between Elle and Campbell is this. Campbell both physically and mentally abuses her and keeps her for from having any kind of social life outside of being with him, not even with pets. It's clear she doesn't love him or want to be with him, but is afraid of what he might do if she tries to leave him.


The series premiered May 10, 2019. A second season was been announced to premier some time in 2020, but in August 2020 Netflix reversed their decision and cancelled the show due to concerns about the cost of filming during COVID-19.

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The series premiered May 10, 2019. A second season was had been announced to premier some time in 2020, but in August 2020 Netflix reversed their decision and cancelled [[CutShort cancelled]] the show due to concerns about the cost of filming during COVID-19.
the COVID-19 pandemic.


The series premiered May 10, 2019. A second season was been announced to premier some time in 2020, but in August 2020 Netflix instead announced the series' cancellation.

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The series premiered May 10, 2019. A second season was been announced to premier some time in 2020, but in August 2020 Netflix instead announced reversed their decision and cancelled the series' cancellation.
show due to concerns about the cost of filming during COVID-19.


The series premiered May 10, 2019. A second season has been announced to premier some time in 2020.

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The series premiered May 10, 2019. A second season has was been announced to premier some time in 2020.
2020, but in August 2020 Netflix instead announced the series' cancellation.


* OnlySaneMan: Grizz, Kelly and Helena stand out as the more level headed ones when even Allie and Will tend to go over the line. Cassandra was also this before [[spoiler: she was shot and murdered by Dewey]].

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* OnlySaneMan: Grizz, Kelly Kelly, Helena, and Helena Gordie stand out as the more level headed ones when even Allie and Will tend to go over the line. Cassandra was also this before [[spoiler: she was shot and murdered by Dewey]].


* {{Irony}}: Gordie creates an execution method that is supposed to alleviate guilt. Three people shoot the executed, two have blanks and one has the real bullet, this way, everyone can think that they're not the one to have killed the executed. [[spoiler:When the method is used, it has the exact opposite effect. All the members of the execution group think that they were the one to kill Eddy.]]

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* {{Irony}}: Gordie creates an execution method that is supposed to alleviate guilt. Three people shoot the executed, two have blanks and one has the real bullet, this way, everyone can think that they're not the one to have killed the executed. [[spoiler:When the method is used, it has the exact opposite effect. All the members of the execution group think that they were the one to kill Eddy.Dewey.]]

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