Best TV factual errors of 2010

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Welcome to the Tombs - S3-E16

Factual error: When Rick has given Andrea his revolver to end her life, he leaves the room with the others to leave Andrea and Michonne alone. The next thing you see is Rick, Tyrese and Daryl waiting outside the room. You hear the gun go off and then you hear a tinkle as a shell casing hits the floor (noticeably "lighter" than the sound the revolver would make when dropped). Revolvers do not eject a shell casing.

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Episode #4.5 - S4-E5

Factual error: When Lady Edith visits a Harley Street doctor his nameplate is shown outside his surgery. His name is prefixed with "Dr." However, one of his post-nominal qualifications is "FRCS." As a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, his name should be prefixed with "Mr.", as with all qualified surgeons in the British Isles.

Necrothesp
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London Calling - S2-E8

Factual error: Scenes were obviously not filmed in London, more like New England. The vehicle registrations are the right colour, but wrong format.

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The Hounds of Baskerville - S2-E2

Factual error: Sherlock finds a photo of Major Barrymore's father and says he's wearing the Distinguished Service Order. The ribbon is not that of the DSO.

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The Red Serpent - S1-E1

Factual error: One of the naked female dancers at the party has breast implants. Although some forms of plastic surgery were known to the Romans, breast augmentation was not one of them. If you want to check for yourself she appears just after the masked dwarf moves through the shot.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: When J.J. first discovers his powers and understands math, the parabola "seen" on the board is wrong for the given equation and it's different than what J.J. actually ends up drawing, which seems more like the right answer.

Bishop73
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No ke ali'i wahine a me ka 'aina - S7-E2

Factual error: Five-0 brings up a map of all nuclear power plants in Western Europe that is completely inaccurate - most of the trefoil markers in Great Britain are placed nowhere near nuclear installations, and has 3 in Ireland (which doesn't have any nuclear reactors).

Andy Benham 6979
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Last Goodbyes - S3-E11

Factual error: Will's hospital chart states he is taking Warfarin and Coumadin. These are both the same drug to prevent blood clots. He would not be on both. (00:31:50)

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Walter's Walk - S1-E2

Factual error: At Walter's apartment, Annie notices a group of spy novels on his shelf. The "spy novels" are actually six books from the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stein, The Day My Butt Went Psycho by Andy Griffiths, four books from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the British covered edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling. (00:18:30)

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Bad Luck Teddy - S3-E2

Factual error: PJ is getting his hair cut by an attractive female barber. Attached to the outside of the window is a neon sign reading "BARBER SHOP," but the sign faces the inside of the building so it would be backwards to people outside.

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Guadalcanal/Leckie - S1-E1

Factual error: The climax of the first episode, The Battle of The Tenaru River, is not historically accurate. Leckie did not run about shoring holes in the Marine defensive line. The real heroes of the engagement known variously as The Battle of Alligator Creek (a misnomer - no alligators in the South Pacific), Battle of the Tenaru River (mismarked on Marine maps, properly known as The Battle of The Ilu a tidal lagoon) were Marines Leroy Diamond, Al Schimd and John Rivers. These men accounted for over 200 Japanese KIA. All three paid dearly. Rivers was killed, Diamond sustained over 8 bullet wounds and Schmid was blinded. For their gallantry in action the three were awarded the Nation's second highest honor the Navy Cross. An accurate depiction of this battle was in the movie "Pride of the Marines."

Bill Freedman
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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: The show is supposed to be taking place in NYC, however its clear by the shooting locations that its shot in Toronto. This can also be seen very by the various signs throughout the city that are not found in the US and are very Canadian in nature, such as the Do Not Enter and One Way.

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Factual error: The two junior Royal Navy officers in Sierra Leone are listed on the credits as Junior Third Officers. This is a Merchant Navy rank - they are actually Lieutenants.

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Charlotte's Web - S6-E12

Factual error: While talking on the street, Hanna and Jordan walk into a store called Rosewood Grape Wine after Hanna tells him that she's not going to Allison's without food. However in Pennsylvania, nearly all wine by law is sold in state stores, called Fine Wine and Good Spirits. (00:14:20)

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Suggested correction: Rosewood, Pennsylvania is a fictional town. The show can therefore do whatever it wants.

THGhost
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Funny Money - S1-E10

Factual error: The characters travel to Cyprus where they are seen driving on the right hand side of the road, when in Cyprus they drive on the left.

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The Girlfriend Experience - S3-E8

Factual error: The group set up a sting for prostitution/solicitation, even though it isn't illegal in Canada. The unnamed city they patrol is Canadian, established in the "sister cities" they name, plus often referring to Rochester and New York as "across the border. As for prostitution, the only two times its illegal for adults in Canada is public solicitation (street walking) which doesn't apply for websites, or in running bawdy (cat) houses, neither of which apply here.

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Project Dawn #2 - S2-E2

Factual error: Early in the episode Stonebridge removes a bullet with the casing still attached from Scott's leg. (00:11:00)

Dutre Jokre
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Dedication - S1-E15

Factual error: When the ambulance pulls up to the hospital after Frank is shot, it is a Chicago Fire Department ambulance, not New York. (00:02:10)

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Love Unexpected - S1-E13

Factual error: The wedding is at a Christian church preformed by a Christian minister, but at a Christian wedding the groom stands on the Minister's left side and the bride on his right. The way Ryan and Cate stand is the way that the bridal party stands at a Jewish wedding.

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