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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Usually at least one an episode.

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* AlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler: Judith]]

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Grace was a favorite of the show's fans on both sides of the political spectrum. Her rants against the "media conglomerates" and the neoliberal status quo made her a fan favorite of two groups that would never admit they had anything in common.



* HollywoodGenetics: Luke doesn't look like he's related to the rest of the Girardi family at all.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Grace was a favorite of the show's fans on both sides of the political spectrum. Her rants against the "media conglomerates" and the neoliberal status quo made her a fan favorite of two groups that would never admit they had anything in common.



* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Judith's death.]]

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* TheHorseshoeEffect: Grace was an EnsembleDarkHorse of the show's fans on both the far-left and far-right of the political spectrum. Her rants against the "media conglomerates" and the neoliberal status quo made her a fan favorite of two groups that would never admit they had anything in common.

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* TheHorseshoeEffect: EnsembleDarkhorse: Grace was an EnsembleDarkHorse a favorite of the show's fans on both the far-left and far-right sides of the political spectrum. Her rants against the "media conglomerates" and the neoliberal status quo made her a fan favorite of two groups that would never admit they had anything in common.


* AuthorTract: The show in general is very pro-cop (natural, given that Joan's father is the chief of police), but the episode "Drive, He Said" is particularly notable because it dismisses the idea of pervasive police racism, framing Kevin as "harsh" when he critiques police policy to Will's face (Will takes this as a personal accusation that he is a racist) and implying that Kevin's boss, a black woman, has been cherry-picking statistics to support an anti-police slant in her journalism.
* CriticalResearchFailure: The episode "St Joan" frequently refers to the "British" winning the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and being driven out by Joan of Arc. [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK For once]], this should be "English", given that no-one started referring to them as British until at least two centuries later and England and Scotland were very much separate countries at the time. (Given that the point of the episode is that the history teacher Mr. Dreisbach has lost his passion for the subject and is just going through the motions, this ''may'' be deliberate. But it probably isn't.)



* TheHorseshoeEffect: Grace was an EnsembleDarkHorse of the show's fans on both the far-left and far-right of the political spectrum. Her rants against the "media conglomerates" and the neoliberal status quo made her a FanFavorite of two groups that would never admit they had anything in common.

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* TheHorseshoeEffect: Grace was an EnsembleDarkHorse of the show's fans on both the far-left and far-right of the political spectrum. Her rants against the "media conglomerates" and the neoliberal status quo made her a FanFavorite fan favorite of two groups that would never admit they had anything in common.



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** Joan, Grace, Adam, and Friedman can all float into this territory once in a while, whereas Judith probably would as well if her problems weren't to a certain extent caused by herself.

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** Joan, Grace, Adam, and Friedman can all float into this territory once in a while, whereas Judith probably would as well if her problems weren't to a certain extent caused by herself.herself.

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* AuthorTract: The show in general is very pro-cop (natural, given that Joan's father is the chief of police), but the episode "Drive, He Said" is particularly notable because it dismisses the idea of pervasive police racism, framing Kevin as "harsh" when he critiques police policy to Will's face (Will takes this as a personal accusation that he is a racist) and implying that Kevin's boss, [[UnfortunateImplications a black woman]], has been cherry-picking statistics to support an anti-police slant in her journalism.

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* AuthorTract: The show in general is very pro-cop (natural, given that Joan's father is the chief of police), but the episode "Drive, He Said" is particularly notable because it dismisses the idea of pervasive police racism, framing Kevin as "harsh" when he critiques police policy to Will's face (Will takes this as a personal accusation that he is a racist) and implying that Kevin's boss, [[UnfortunateImplications a black woman]], woman, has been cherry-picking statistics to support an anti-police slant in her journalism.

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* TheHorseshoeEffect: Grace was an EnsembleDarkHorse of the show's fans on both the far-left and far-right of the political spectrum. Her rants against the "media conglomerates" and the neoliberal status quo made her a FanFavorite of two groups that would never admit they had anything in common.


* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: The episode "The Rise and Fall of Joan Girardi" delivers two: Joan randomly going from a revered hero to a hated outcast based on one high school reporter asking completely unfounded questions about her heroism, and Adam's boss blatantly stealing his idea (i.e. committing plagiarism) and everyone's reaction is essentially "oh well, that's the risk of being a teen."


* AuthorTract: The show in general is very pro-cop (naturally, given that Joan's father is the chief of police), but the episode "Drive, He Said" is particularly notable because it dismisses the idea of pervasive police racism, framing Kevin as "harsh" when he critiques police policy to Will's face (Will takes this as a personal accusation that he is a racist) and implying that Kevin's boss, [[UnfortunateImplications a black woman]], has been cherry-picking statistics to support an anti-police slant in her journalism.

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* AuthorTract: The show in general is very pro-cop (naturally, (natural, given that Joan's father is the chief of police), but the episode "Drive, He Said" is particularly notable because it dismisses the idea of pervasive police racism, framing Kevin as "harsh" when he critiques police policy to Will's face (Will takes this as a personal accusation that he is a racist) and implying that Kevin's boss, [[UnfortunateImplications a black woman]], has been cherry-picking statistics to support an anti-police slant in her journalism.

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* AuthorTract: The show in general is very pro-cop (naturally, given that Joan's father is the chief of police), but the episode "Drive, He Said" is particularly notable because it dismisses the idea of pervasive police racism, framing Kevin as "harsh" when he critiques police policy to Will's face (Will takes this as a personal accusation that he is a racist) and implying that Kevin's boss, [[UnfortunateImplications a black woman]], has been cherry-picking statistics to support an anti-police slant in her journalism.

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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Creator/ZacharyQuinto played Pretentious Filmmaker God in "P.O.V.".
** Creator/AaronPaul played Denunzio in "Spring Cleaning".
** Creator/WentworthMiller played Ryan Hunter in "Common Thread" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes".


* CriticalResearchFailure: The episode "St Joan" frequently refers to the "British" winning the Battle of Agincourt and being driven out by Joan of Arc. [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK For once]], this should be "English", given that no-one started referring to them as British until at least two centuries later and England and Scotland were very much separate countries at the time. (Given that the point of the episode is that the history teacher has lost his passion for the subject and is just going through the motions, this ''may'' be deliberate. But it probably isn't.)

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* CriticalResearchFailure: The episode "St Joan" frequently refers to the "British" winning the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and being driven out by Joan of Arc. [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK For once]], this should be "English", given that no-one started referring to them as British until at least two centuries later and England and Scotland were very much separate countries at the time. (Given that the point of the episode is that the history teacher Mr. Dreisbach has lost his passion for the subject and is just going through the motions, this ''may'' be deliberate. But it probably isn't.)


* TheWoobie: Luke is very often neglected by his family in favor of Kevin and Joan, a fact he comments on frequently. His parents even forgot his birthday dinner, instead inviting Will's boss. Joan, Grace, Adam, and Friedman can all float into this territory once in a while, whereas Judith probably would as well if her problems weren't to a certain extent caused by herself.

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Luke is very often neglected by his family in favor of Kevin and Joan, a fact he comments on frequently. His parents even forgot his birthday dinner, instead inviting Will's boss.
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Joan, Grace, Adam, and Friedman can all float into this territory once in a while, whereas Judith probably would as well if her problems weren't to a certain extent caused by herself.


* HoYay: Luke and Friedman.

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* HoYay: HoYay:
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Luke and Friedman.



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Quite a few. To give one example, when Helen shreds Vice Principal Price for telling Joan she has no academic future

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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Quite a few. To give one example, when Helen shreds Vice Principal Price for telling Joan she has no academic futurefuture.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: The episode "St Joan" frequently refers to the "British" winning the Battle of Agincourt and being driven out by Joan of Arc. [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK For once]], this should be "English", given that no-one started referring to them as British until at least two centuries later and England and Scotland were very much separate countries at the time. (Given that the point of the episode is that the history teacher has lost his passion for the subject and is just going through the motions, this ''may'' be deliberate. But it probably isn't.)

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