Saturday, March 13, 2004

TV Patterns

Anyone who likes TV and likes finding patterns in things (Ooo! Me! Me! Me!) should love this set of television tropes, idioms, and devices. It's a wiki, so you can add your own (plus cheeky commentary) in case you find something missing. A plot example:

Three Is Company

An episode based on a misheard conversation.

A result of a principal character misinterpreting something. Usually the principal character suffers many machinations in trying to prepare for a showdown, only to discover at the last second it was "all a huge mistake."

There is a persistent rumour of an unaired Frasier episode that's not based on this plot.

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