Best TV mistakes of 2015
Continuity mistake: When Reade is in Weller's office, his face is still pretty bruised, especially around his left eye and cheek, from the drug dealers beating him. When he's talking to Zapata outside of Weller's office, his face isn't as bruised up.
Factual error: A scene in a photographic darkroom shows Michael Gambon developing a colour print in a dish under safe lights. Not possible. Colour printing must be carried out in pitch dark usually inside a light tight print processor, as colour photographic paper is sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light.
Continuity mistake: When Chloe tells Lucifer that her main priority is the case and that nothing is going to happen between them, her hair on the right side of her face tucks itself behind her right ear between shots. It then falls down again, then tucks itself once more.
Continuity mistake: When Trish is talking to Jess on the phone, she pours herself a glass of water and places the bottle of water down to her left. In a brief shot just before her nose starts to bleed, the bottle is suddenly to her right, and then back to her left.
Factual error: We see Liam's driver's license. It says he's from Rhode Island, but the license looks nothing like RI's. It's issued by the State Motor Vehicle Commission, but RI does not have an MVC (only New Jersey does). And the expiration date is always the same as the holder's birthday, but here we see it's 2 days after his birthday.
Character mistake: A shot shows Djimon Hounsou completing his year entry on a large chalk board. The entries are 20 years apart. The third entry on the second line is 2274, the next should be 2294, but instead it records 2394. The one after corrects the sequence with 2314. Considering there is an entry only every twenty years, you would think he'd be more careful.
Continuity mistake: Vera fires the gun 3 times, and later tells Justice Wargrave that the gun is empty, meaning that all the cartridges in it would be spent. Even if that were true, there should still be three spent cartridges in the gun. When the judge loads his one bullet into the chamber, he does so in a gun where all five cartridges are unspent.
Character mistake: Zayday makes incorrect statements about blood types. She mentions that, since Chanel #5 is type O-, her parents must also be O-; in actuality, they could each be type A or B (genotypes AO or BO, respectively) and could also have Rh+ blood as long as they also carry the recessive Rh- allele. Zayday also says that the child of two O+ parents must be O+, when the child could also be O- (again, if the parents carry the Rh- allele).
Character mistake: When the office receives a code red alert, there is a close-up shot of the alarm, where there are two clocks next to it. One of the clocks represents New York time. The other represents London time. The clock representing New York reads the time as 10:40 and the clock representing London reads the time as 4:40. The time difference between New York and London is 5 hours, not 6 (occasionally 4 due to DST).
Continuity mistake: When Carol goes to cross out the garbage pool grievance, she accidentally goes under the words "phil garbage" before going through the rest of the words. When it cuts back, you can see the line is now going through "phil garbage" and the red line underneath is gone.