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The 2014 Series

  • Adorkable: Rudy's interaction with the Sexbot Vanessa. He is trying to be as respectful of her as possible but keeps making Double Entendres without meaning it.
  • Awesome Music: In "Beholder", Tommy James' "Crimson and Clover" plays as Eric Latham gazes longingly at his love interest Judy in a distant window. The lyrics, about longing for someone you barely even know, perfectly foreshadow the tragic twist at the end of the episode: After everything Eric did to make himself more attractive for Judy, it turns out that he knows so little about her that he didn't even realize that she was blind, and therefore never cared about what he looked like.
    "Now I don't hardly know her / But I think I could love her..."
  • Cult Classic: Despite mixed reviews and a very short runtime before its cancellation, the show has a small but dedicated fanbase that prevents it from fading into existence.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The series' premise that the police are overwhelmed by crooks that are far better armed has aged like sour milk due to the controversies over the over-militarization of the police.
  • Ho Yay: Before the series even started people were already shipping John and Dorian. They love to look deep into each others' eyes, even when John is driving a car, and Dorian claims that he really hoped someone would wake him up, and that that person was John. John and Dorian just kept getting closer and closer as the show progressed.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The Skin-Lab. Good God...
    • Having your home security system hacked so you can't escape your high-tech swimming pool, while seeing your husband get shot to death by it.
    • The poor man who is livestreamed exploding, with the bomb squad's actions limited to containing the explosion, resulting in him screaming inside a blast shield until the bomb disintegrates him.
  • Out of Order: The series was aired out of order, creating situations where John's evolving relationship with Dorian seems very uneven.
  • Paranoia Fuel: A central theme of the show is that the flaws in new technologies are being exploited to commit crimes. Imagine getting a heart transplant, only to find out later that someone has implanted a timer in it that will stop running if you don't pay a ransom. Imagine an assassin's bullet that can follow you by accessing public security cameras that are everywhere. Or a home security system that's so good that if it's hacked, you can't override it without extreme difficulty.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name:
    • Detective Stahl/Kennex is Stannex, Stahlex, or even Stahnex
    • John Kennex/Dorian is Jorian
    • Richard Paul/and his MX, popularized as 'Two Sugars' on tumblr after episode "Simon Says". In a December 2013 interview with the actor, Irby, he states that he calls his MX "Coffee, two sugars".
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: For a TV show, the CGI is pretty damn good, most of the time.

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  • Complete Monster: Giulio Sacchi is a two-bit thug looking to hit the big time. After a failed job, Sacchi rapes his girlfriend to blow off steam before deciding to kidnap a young woman who happens to be the daughter of a very wealthy man. Giulio and his gang purchase guns from a supplier who requests a hefty security deposit so the guns will not be used for murder, but Giulio promptly murders the old man and his wife before kidnapping the target and killing her boyfriend. When she flees to a nearby house, Giulio kills the old man at the house to make a point to the rest of the family and accidentally shoots the little girl when she surprises him. Without remorse, he massacres the rest of the family and proceeds to murder his girlfriend to keep his cover while confessing to her he has no remorse. After abusing his captive, he kills her after he gets the ransom and kills his friends as not to share it.