Professionally produced YouTube channel whose main product is a number of interconnected short-form Teen Drama series set in and around the fictional places of Attaway, Millwood, Crown Lake and their eponymous schools. The major innovation, besides structuring its' output in that way rather than creating a single hourlong Teen Drama series with Loads and Loads of Characters, is using already internet-famous teens as actors who would bring their own existing following to the shows and become eligible for their SAG-AFTRA cards in return although more recent series have used actors with prior professional experience.
Brat series include:
- Attaway Appeal
- Attaway General
- Baby Doll Records
- Flunky's Upset
- Hotel du Loone
- On the Ropes
- Stage Fright
In 1963, Attaway, prim and proper Cathy Fitzroys life is turned upside down when she meets Jo Chambers, Together, the two amateur sleuths will uncover the dark secrets of their town secrets that involve their own families.
When a scandal erupts at Boss Cheer, a new pair of coaches takes over.
The Chicken Girls have been dancing together forever. But this year, everythings changing. By season three the dance team plot element has been dropped and the show focuses on being a high school drama about friendship and relationships
- Aerith and Bob: Of the main characters there is Rhyme, Birdie (Aerith) and Ellie, Quinn (Bob)
- Ascended Extra: The character of Effie from Spring Breakaway joined the show in Season 4.
- Luna's role in the show has increased over each season
- Ambiguously Bi: Rooney, between her relationships with boys and seeming interest in Stephanie. Canon bi at the end of Season 4.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Rhyme and T.K. attempt one. It doesn't work out
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Several characters have just disappeared between seasons.
- Closet Key: Stephanie to Rooney.
- The Bus Came Back: T.K returns for Season 6 after being absent for season 4 and 5.
- Dude Magnet: Rhyme. She has dated T.K, Tim Sharpe, Drake, Ezra Grant, and Wes, and Robbie and Jesse had crushes on her.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Season 1 and 2 are centred around the dance team this is completely dropped by season 4.
- Growing the Beard: Both the acting and writing improve by season 3.
- Love Triangle: At least once every season
- Season 1, Rhyme and TK are childhood best friends with crushes on each other, but Rhyme starts dating Tim Sharp.
- The Love Dodecahedron variant in Ellie likes Henry but he still likes his ex Rooney, but Rooney had moved on to Hamilton.
- In Season 4, Rhyme persuades a new relationship with Ezra but still has feeling for T.K
- Season 5, Astrid and Rhyme both have crushes on Wes.
- T.K return in season 6 puts a strain on Rhyme relationship with Wes becomes a Love Dodecahedron when T.K's girlfriend Sadies arrives in Attaway.
- Put On The Bus: Kayla transfers to Crown Lake during season 4.
- Ace moves to L.A during season 4
- Hamilton also moved to L.A between season 4-5
- Recon: During Season 4, Rooney and Quinn are confirmed to be Sophomores and Tim a Junior despite all three attending middle school at the same time as the chicken girls.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Ellie with all her love interest.
- Weight Woe: In season 6 Quinn develops an eating disorder after not making it on the cheerleading team
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Despite being younger then the main characters Harmoney is always giving advice.
Violet Reed has to go back to public school after getting banned from playing tennis and decides to start a track team.
When Eleanor "Nellie" Chambers shows up at Crown Lake Academy, she knows this school is her ticket to a new & better life. But she also knows fitting in and learning the ropes isnt going to be easy. Until she finds a guide.
- The '90s: Set in 1994.
- Alcoholic Parent: Nellie's dad, Junior.
- Alpha Bitch: Tiffany St. Martin.
- Ambiguously Gay: Chloe in season 2 is rather obviously crushing on Lola and figuring out her sexuality, but it has yet to be explicitly said out loud.
- Ambiguous Situation: At the end of Season 1, it's unclear what was apart of the hazing and what was Real After All.
- Boarding School: Set at the prestigious Crown Lake Academy.
- Big Bad Friend: Lucy Quinn, as a favor to "Heather" in exchange for her acceptance to Crown Lake after getting expelled from her previous school.
- Broken Pedestal: In the Season 2 finale Nellie discovers much to her disappointment, that her deceased mother Dana was a bully at Crown Lake Academy.
- Corrupt the Cutie: As a part of the Initiation Ceremony.
- Collective Identity: The Season 1 Final reveals that all the girls at Crown Lake. Are Heather Masterson its a ride of passage, the previous new girl has to give the next new girl the Heather journal and so on, while the other girls send her notes with challenges and orders.
- Girl Posse: Tiffany, Becca, and Erin.
- Gossipy Hens: Pretty much the basis of the show. See also Tiffany's friend group, especially Becca.
- Missing Mom: Nellie's mother, Dana, died a year before the beginning of the series.
- Sadist Teacher: Miss Rose mocks her students and enacts cruel and unusual punishment on them (like sending them to the "crypt").
Decades ago, a group of Millwood students were presumed dead after a collapse in the cave they were exploring. Years later, they show up in town, having not aged a day and with a taste for blood.
- Ambiguously Absent Parent: Maya appears to be a single mother, backed up by the fact that Theo seemingly goes by her maiden name Barnes.
- Daywalking Vampire: The vampires walk around in daylight with seemingly no problem (although they often wear sunglasses to hide their red eyes).
- Fatal Attractor: Theo's love interests Ruby and Annabelle both being vampires.
- Green Aesop / Space Whale Aesop: A bit of a Script Wank one about the dangers of fracking, the implication being that vampires will come out of the ground if corporations keep drilling holes.
- MayflyDecember Friendship / Romance: Ruby laments that Theo can grow old, get married, have children, and live a normal life whilst she will be stuck as a teenager forever. (Also she would be his mom's age if she were human).
- Soap Box Sadie: Flora, about the environment in particular.
Fiona Simpson, a defiant and angry high school student, finds herself stuck.
- Deadpan Snarker: Definitely Fiona.
- Caught on Tape: Fiona records Jane saying she doesn't see herself staying with AJ for long since she's only dating him for the sake of having a boyfriend and wants to date a senior anyway. Backfires when AJ believes Jane was just saying that to make Fiona feel better.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Set-up at the end of Season 1.
- Girl Posse: Jane, Tara, and Lottie.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: The premise of the show, seemingly induced by Fiona throwing and seemingly broken by AJ and Fiona kissing.
- Lampshaded by Calvin in the second episode.
- Last-Second Word Swap: Season 1 closes with Fiona-as-Calvin saying "What the-" before it cuts to the Stuck logo.
- Love Triangle: Fiona, Jane, and AJ.
- Slipstream Genre: Bizarre, magical things happen for seemingly random reasons (breaking a clock, a kiss, a stare-down). The rules have yet to be explained, if they'll be explained at all.
- Straw Nihilist: Fiona temporarily becomes one in A Mischevious Day, showing 3 days of her doing whatever she wants because none of her actions matter since the day will just reset.
- Twofer Token Minority: Calvin is black and gay.
- We Used to Be Friends: Fiona has become distant from AJ and Jane.
Rhyme puts her writer's cap on to create a fictional story that follows Lily Mc Kay and her newfound friends as they form an unconventional girl gang on Sunnyside Court.
- Comical Overreacting: Pearl screams at any minor inconvenience.
- Daddy Didn't Show: Lily's father fails to show up to SNUGGLE (science fair) and she ends up deciding to go to STEM camp with Avery instead.
- HasTwoDads: Mila.
- Interactive Narrator: Lily is aware of Rhyme, the narrator and creator, and talks to her, particularly when she is exasperated.
- Nested Story: The story created by Rhyme from Chicken Girls, who narrates and is shown writing on her laptop at the beginning and end of the season.
- Shrinking Violet: Avery.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: The audience never actually sees Lily's father but she constantly receives texts, gifts, and letters from him from being abroad. She tries to make money to visit him over the summer.
Reality and fantasy collide for Cassie, Kate and their friends at Millwood High.
Attaway Freshman, Zoe Valentine struggles to define her own identity at school and home after the loss of her sister to cancer.
- The Beard: Cleo dated Isaac to help him stay closeted without having to date Allison.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Allison is very possessive of Isaac despite being his ex.
- Has Two Mommies: Raya and Riggs.
- Lovable Jock: Isaac is a football player and very friendly. Boots becomes this.
- The Matchmaker: Raya, unsuccessfully.
- Posthumous Character: The series opens with Cleo Valentine's funeral.
- Shipper with an Agenda: Not a malicious one, but Raya attempts to set Zoe and Riggs up because she thinks a relationship will make Riggs happy.
- Win the Crowd: Zoe Valentine is often praised and regarded as the highest quality show on Brat in terms of acting and writing. It was one of the first shows starring actual actors instead of just social media stars.
- Your Cheating Heart: It is hinted that Brenda is unfaithful to Tony.
Brat films include:
- Chicken Girls: The Movie
- Holiday Spectacular
- Spring Breakaway
- Brat Chat
- The Talent Show
- Attaway Looks
- Brat Radio
- Fast Friends
- Fly So High
- Wednesday Wisdom
- Cody & Lexy
- The Pain of Painting
- My Not So Sweet 16
- Spot the Dog
Tropes found in one or more Brat series include:
- Bad "Bad Acting": To be expected since many of the actors were cast based on popularity and not talent, particularly in earlier shows.
- Decoy Protagonist: Characters often come and go on Brat, but it's also not unlike them to subtly re-focus protagonists, such as in A Girl Named Jo and Mani.
- Disposable Love Interest: Many characters flip through love interests as actors come and go.
- Girl Posse: In several shows.
- Jitter Cam
- The Mountains of Illinois: It's heavily implied that Attaway is somewhere in the Great Lakes region when it couldn't be more obviously Southern California.
- Posthumous Character:
- A Girl Named Jo is told through the journal of Cathy Fitzroy, Monica from Chicken Girls' deceased grandmother.
- Zoe Valentine opens with Cleo Valentine's funeral.
- Prequel: A Girl Named Jo is set in 1963 and Crown Lake is set in 1994, all the others are set in The Present Day late 2010s.
- Show Within a Show: Hotel du Loone.
- That Nostalgia Show: A Girl Named Jo, set in 1963 and Crown Lake, set in 1994.