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On The Tropes
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27. Time Travel or 1.27 Jigawatts
December 07, 2013 05:00 AM PST
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November 28, 2013 01:02 PM PST
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November 24, 2013 09:07 AM PST
We talk about Corrupt Corporate Executive, the top 5 Corrupt Corporate Executives, and do a beast duel, before introducing some "required viewing" material for On The Tropes.
Remember to go to Itunes and review us for your chance at a free movie!24. Evil Vs Evil or We Have A Competition In Us
November 16, 2013 07:22 AM PST
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November 09, 2013 09:52 AM PST22. The End... Or Is It? or Shape Escapes
November 02, 2013 12:38 PM PDT
The crew talk about the trope The End... Or Is It?, a discussion of movies and TV shows with endings that aren't quite what they seem. As always, they hit up a solid top 5 list, and round things out with a beast duel between some of the most heinous villains in the horror film genre.
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October 26, 2013 10:17 PM PDT
We celebrate Halloween this year by reviewing the 2012 trope-filled flick Cabin in the Woods, talk our favorite tropes from the movie, and have another action-packed trivia game.
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October 20, 2013 10:59 AM PDT
We talk about spin-offs, different kinds of spin-offs, and what makes a successful one and what results in failure.
Next, we talk about our top 5 favorite spin-offs, before rounding out with a discussion on some spin-offs we'd like to see. And be sure to stay tuned for after the outro where we throw in even more Breaking Bad related discussion.
October 16, 2013 07:54 PM PDT
Part 2 of 2 of our episode on AMC's Breaking Bad. Join us as we go deep into spoiler territory as we discuss our top 5 favorite tropes used in the show.
October 12, 2013 10:07 AM PDT
Part 1 of a 2 part episode all about the world's favorite high-school teaching meth cook. This episode is FULL of spoilers, so if you're not caught up, be warned.
October 05, 2013 02:53 PM PDT
We talk about typecasting, our top 5 Playing Against Type, and Playing Against Type we'd like to see.
September 29, 2013 01:01 PM PDT
We're talking about the trope Crazy Enough to Work, our top 5 crazy plans, and we revisit the game Tropedown.
September 21, 2013 11:58 AM PDT
The Gang get a little romantic as we talk about the trope Love Epiphany, talk about the top 5 best Falling in Love Scenes, and introduce a brand new trope-related game.
September 15, 2013 10:59 AM PDT
The Trope: Badass Normal
Top 5 Badass Normals, featuring an email from Mike from Brazil
The Beast Duel: Han Solo vs. Batman
Trivia: What recent movie featured actors who portrayed Captain America and Superman as two characters with superpowers?
September 07, 2013 01:33 PM PDT
On this episode, we talk about the trope Rousing Speech, what makes a great speech, whether background music is needed, and why this is such a hard trope to pull off well. We cover our type 5 favorite rousing speeches ever, and then have some fun with a game as the Horse Grenades take on the Caterpillars.
September 03, 2013 06:20 PM PDT
In this mini-bonus episode, we talk about the new casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, debate whether or not he can tackle the role, and what is at stake.
September 01, 2013 05:32 PM PDT
We talk about two tropes, The Makeover and Training from Hell. Inspired by these tropes, we also cover our top 5 montages ever.
This episode features an email from Mike from Brazil, and was inspired by a trope suggestion from legendary listener Tooms J.
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August 25, 2013 12:55 PM PDT
The fellas talk about book and movie trilogies, different types of trilogies, and the best way to create the story arc.
Next, they cover their top 5 favorite trilogies of all time before getting into a beast duel that will need listener help to break a tie.
August 17, 2013 08:21 AM PDT
Hi! On this episode, the podcast with no name talks about the trope Nameless Narrative, why it works in some media better than others.
We hit up our top 5 nameless characters, and profess our undying love for Ryan Gosling.
Last, we introduce a new music trivia game.
August 10, 2013 11:57 AM PDT
It's episode 10, where we talk about the trope Daylight Horror, our top 5 favorite moments of Daylight Horror, and things get contentious with a brand new game.
August 03, 2013 02:32 PM PDT
The Gang talk about cameos in movies and TV shows, why they work, and how they tie in with the previously discussed trope Breaking the Fourth Wall. Then they go into their Top 5 Best Cameos Ever, and come up with a list of cameos they'd have liked to seen.
July 30, 2013 06:41 PM PDT
The gang are back with a mini-episode on the trope Deadly Game, a subtrope of this weeks Hunting the Most Dangerous Game. Then they delve into an awesome beast duel: The Breakfast Club vs. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air family. Stay tuned for a shocking surprise finale!8. Hunting the Most Dangerous Game or Eat, Prey, Love
July 27, 2013 02:57 PM PDT
We talk about our top 5 Most Dangerous Games, the trope Hunting the Most Dangerous Game, argue about candy and deconstruct the Freudian elements of Jumanji.
Trivia Question: The man who wrote the trope naming story The Most Dangerous Game was Richard Connell. What TV show saw it’s female protagonist named Echo being hunted down by a man who called himself Richard Connell?
July 20, 2013 12:41 PM PDT
Turn off your Shins album and join On The Tropes as we talk about the trope Manic Pixie Dream Girl. We cover our top 5 favorite manic pixie dream girls (and maybe a manic pixie dream dude finds his way into our list), and give the classic game Marry Boff Kill a trivia remake.
July 13, 2013 05:32 AM PDT
Things get blue as we talk about our favorite black comedies! Join us as we chat about the genre, our top 5 favorite black comedies, and more!
July 06, 2013 02:13 PM PDT
The Gang talk movie and TV remakes, the different types of remakes, and what makes some successful and some fail.
Then, they cover their top 5 Remakes ever.
Last, the guys pick which movies they'd like to see remade, and how they'd like it done.
June 23, 2013 09:11 AM PDT
The Gang mix up and bust genres of movies, TV and more. Then, they do their top 5 Genre Busters, and a new Netflix-based game is introduced. Get excited, scared, solemn, and... aroused?
June 15, 2013 12:25 PM PDT
The Gang talk about the trope Chekhov's Gun, whether it's better in movies or TV, and when it's used best. And sometimes, maybe the Chekhov's Blank is even better.
Then, they hit up their Top 5 Best Chekhov's Guns. Not only are video games and TV thrown into the mix, 2 movies get multiple mentions for different scenes.
Last, the Gang do trailer reviews for the upcoming films Pacific Rim and Only God Forgives.
So subscribe on iTunes and throw a rating our way, check us out at facebook.com/OntheTropes, email us at OnTheTropes@gmail.com and let us know what you think about Chekhov's Gun. Remember, you can read more about Chekhov's Gun or your other favorite tropes over at Tvtropes.org!2. MacGuffins
June 08, 2013 10:22 AM PDT
It's episode2 of On the Tropes, brought to you by TVTropes.org!
The Gang talk about the trope of the MacGuffin. They talk Hitchcock movies, our favorite heist flicks, and compare Jason and the Argonauts to The Expendables.
Next, they cover their Top 5 Best MacGuffins Ever. From neo-noir and stoner comedies to British comedies and possibly the greatest film ever made, the guys cover some of the best MacGuffins ever created.
Last, the Gang introduce a new segment: the Beast Duel. Three famous MacGuffin seekers are sent on a harrowing mission. Be sure to listen to find out who survives!
May 29, 2013 09:58 AM PDT
It's episode 1 of On The Tropes, brought to you by TVTropes.org!
Top 5 Breaking The Fourth Wall Moment: The Gang discuss their top 5 moments where the fourth wall is broken, from comics to cartoons, Oscar winners and cult classics.
Tropesvial Pursuit: The Gang try out a new trivia game with a chance for the audience to participate.
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