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* CallBack: In the first series Sam tries to get people at the office that he works to go go-karting with him. Everyone except Sam ignores the announcement or regard him with disdain. [[spoiler: At the start of series 2 he is in witness protection in America, and he does it again except with a rodeo instead of go-karting. Contrasting last time all of his new coworkers are interested in doing so, but Sam, who is with him in witness protection, is not.]]

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* CallBack: In the first series Sam Phil tries to get people at the office that he works to go go-karting with him. Everyone except Sam ignores the announcement or regard him with disdain. [[spoiler: At the start of series 2 he is in witness protection in America, and he does it again except with a rodeo instead of go-karting. Contrasting last time all of his new coworkers are interested in doing so, but Sam, who is with him in witness protection, is not.]]


** The second season implies this will happen again with Lizzie. [[spoiler:Subverted when he spots Sam and Phil, and realizes he doesn't need to kidnap Lizzie to lure them out]].

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** The second season implies this will happen again with Lizzie. [[spoiler:Subverted when he the prospective kidnapper spots Sam and Phil, and realizes he doesn't need to kidnap Lizzie to lure them out]].


** The second season implies this will happen again with Lizzie. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out the unnamed Russian mook was simply using the bus to travel, and gets off without doing any kidnapping]].

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** The second season implies this will happen again with Lizzie. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out the unnamed Russian mook was simply using the bus to travel, he spots Sam and gets off without doing any kidnapping]].Phil, and realizes he doesn't need to kidnap Lizzie to lure them out]].


* CallBack: In the first series Sam tries to get people at the office at he works to go go-karting with him. Everyone except Sam ignore the announcement or regard him with disdain. [[spoiler: At the start of series 2 he is in witness protection in America, he does it again except with a rodeo instead of go-karting. Contrasting last time all of his new coworkers are interested in doing so, but Sam, who is with him in witness protection, is not.]]

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* CallBack: In the first series Sam tries to get people at the office at that he works to go go-karting with him. Everyone except Sam ignore ignores the announcement or regard him with disdain. [[spoiler: At the start of series 2 he is in witness protection in America, and he does it again except with a rodeo instead of go-karting. Contrasting last time all of his new coworkers are interested in doing so, but Sam, who is with him in witness protection, is not.]]



** Subverted. [[spoiler:Scarlett is set up as one when she is kidnapped]] until [[spoiler:she jumps across freverom one building to another with relative ease]] and [[spoiler:kills her husband to frame Sam and Phil]].

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** Subverted. [[spoiler:Scarlett is set up as one when she is kidnapped]] until [[spoiler:she jumps across freverom from one building to another with relative ease]] and [[spoiler:kills her husband to frame Sam and Phil]].


* CallBack: In the first series Sam tries to get people at the office at he works to go go-karting with him. Everyone except Sam ignore the announcement or regard him with disdain. [[spoiler: At the start of series 2 he is in witness protection in America, he does it again except with a rodeo instead of go-karting. Contrasting last time all of his new coworkers are interested in doing so, but Sam, who is with him in witness protection, is not.]]



** Subverted. [[spoiler:Scarlett is set up as one when she is kidnapped]] until [[spoiler:she jumps across from one building to another with relative ease]] and [[spoiler:kills her husband to frame Sam and Phil]].

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** Subverted. [[spoiler:Scarlett is set up as one when she is kidnapped]] until [[spoiler:she jumps across from freverom one building to another with relative ease]] and [[spoiler:kills her husband to frame Sam and Phil]].


* BiggerBad: Paul Smoke becomes this in Series Two. [[spoiler:He dies fairly early on, but his murder of a random mook under his command cause said mook's brother to try AvengingTheVillain, putting the duo at risk from beyond the grave]].


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* VillainousLegacy: Paul Smoke becomes this in Series Two. [[spoiler:He dies fairly early on, but his murder of a random mook under his command cause said mook's brother to try AvengingTheVillain, putting the duo at risk from beyond the grave]].


''The Wrong Mans'' is a 2013 dark comedy / dramedy made for Creator/TheBBC, which focuses on two well-meaning idiots who end up entangled in a world of crime. The protagonists are Sam Pinkett ([[Series/HorribleHistories Mat Baynton]]), an unambitious office worker in Berkshire County Council; and his friend Phil Bourne ([[Series/GavinAndStacey James Corden]]), who works in the county building, but not for the county. Both of their lives take a turn for the interesting - yet also perilous - when Sam picks up a ringing mobile phone, and answers it, which serves only to draw him, and his friend, into a massive conspiracy of kidnapping, murder and sushi.

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''The Wrong Mans'' is a 2013 dark comedy / dramedy made for Creator/TheBBC, which focuses on two well-meaning idiots who end up entangled in a world of crime. The protagonists are Sam Pinkett ([[Series/HorribleHistories Mat Baynton]]), an unambitious office worker in Berkshire County Council; and his friend Phil Bourne ([[Series/GavinAndStacey James Corden]]), (Creator/JamesCorden), who works in the county building, but not for the county. Both of their lives take a turn for the interesting - yet also perilous - when Sam picks up a ringing mobile phone, and answers it, which serves only to draw him, and his friend, into a massive conspiracy of kidnapping, murder and sushi.


* WorkingWithTheEx: Sam and Lizzie both work at the Berkshire County Council. It is made even more awkward when [[spoiler:Lizzie is also introduced as Sam's boss]] on the Bracknell project.

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* WorkingWithTheEx: Sam and Lizzie both work at the Berkshire County Council. It is made even more awkward when [[spoiler:Lizzie is also introduced as Sam's boss]] on the Bracknell project.project.
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''The Wrong Mans'' is a 2013 dark comedy / dramedy made for Creator/TheBBC, which focuses on two well-meaning idiots who end up entangled in a world of crime. The protagonists are Sam Pinkett ([[Series/HorribleHistories Mat Baynton]]), an unambitious office worker in Berkshire County Council; and his friend Phil Bourne ([[Main/GavinAndStacey James Corden]]), who works in the county building, but not for the county. Both of their lives take a turn for the interesting - yet also perilous - when Sam picks up a ringing mobile phone, and answers it, which serves only to draw him, and his friend, into a massive conspiracy of kidnapping, murder and sushi.

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''The Wrong Mans'' is a 2013 dark comedy / dramedy made for Creator/TheBBC, which focuses on two well-meaning idiots who end up entangled in a world of crime. The protagonists are Sam Pinkett ([[Series/HorribleHistories Mat Baynton]]), an unambitious office worker in Berkshire County Council; and his friend Phil Bourne ([[Main/GavinAndStacey ([[Series/GavinAndStacey James Corden]]), who works in the county building, but not for the county. Both of their lives take a turn for the interesting - yet also perilous - when Sam picks up a ringing mobile phone, and answers it, which serves only to draw him, and his friend, into a massive conspiracy of kidnapping, murder and sushi.


* {{Badass}}:
** The first series gives us Jack Walker and Paul Smoke, a pair of British intelligence agents who can hold their own in a fight.
** The second series gives us Kalil, a mercenary that is capable of killing three equally trained people in about ten seconds. The rest of his crew are equally skilled.


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** [[spoiler:Kalil]] turns out to be quite the mastermind when he enacts his plan. Gives the rest of the team unloaded weapons so they can't fight back when he makes his move? Check. Decides to simply hand over the chemicals rather than forge a bomb and use it for his own ends? Check, although since he can't make a bomb using the chemical he can't make ''quite'' as much money. Ends up with a standoff, when someone threatens to drop the case if he shoots them? Simply threaten to shoot their best friend, who doesn't have the same leverage. Leaves a tracker on the containment device? Check.
** Espinosa is a fan of reminding people what happens [[YouHaveFailedMe if they fail him]], and when he thinks someone is going to testify, he sends one of ''his'' lawyers on their behalf to try and convince them [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves that they are making a bad decision]].


* TheAlcoholic: In Series Two, Sam hasn't become a full-blown alcoholic per say, but he's caught drinking on the job a few times and has become incredibly bitter about life. It's not hard to see why.

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* TheAlcoholic: In Series Two, Sam hasn't become a full-blown alcoholic per say, alcoholic, but he's caught drinking on the job a few times and has become incredibly bitter about life. It's not hard to see why.


* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Wise Mans, Running Mans, Wanted Mans, Dead Mans, etc.

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Wise Mans, [[Film/TheRunningMan Running Mans, Mans]], Wanted Mans, Dead Mans, etc.


** When [[spoiler:Paul Smoke]] is asking Marat HaveYouToldAnyone else, Marat gets defensive and asks why the former needs to know.

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** When [[spoiler:Paul Smoke]] is asking Marat HaveYouToldAnyone else, HaveYouToldAnyoneElse, Marat gets defensive and asks why the former needs to know.

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