Best TV mistakes of 2016

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Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street - S1-E2

Factual error: When Chief Hopper and his fellow patrolman are standing over the lake, Hopper has a radio on his belt. The radio is a modern Motorola walkie talkie and at least a decade newer than it should be.

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War of the Roses - S1-E9

Character mistake: When Becky comes down the stairs, Stephanie says "Hi Lori" which is the name of the actress who plays Becky.

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Take It Personal - S1-E10

Plot hole: They only take out the shrapnel from the gut shot - they never deal with the shrapnel in his shoulder at all.

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Factual error: The show starts in 1901 with a woman constable working for the Metropolitan Police Service (Scotland Yard). However women didn't join the Metropolitan Police until 1919 (which is also when the first woman's police uniform was created). Prior to that, women volunteered in the Women's Police Service, but that wasn't formed until 1914.

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As Good as It Getz - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Riggs is talking to Agent Palmer about being hungry, he's holding one red folder. When he asks if she was going to eat, he sets the folder down. In the next shot, he's holding a folder again.

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Tribeca's Day Off - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After destroying the piƱata then getting on her knees to find contraband diamonds among the spilled candy, Angie does not have the striking stick in her hands. The next camera shot the pole is in her hands as she prepares to attack the cake.

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An Unwelcome Distraction - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Dwayne accidentally fires the gun, we see the slide lock back in place automatically, meaning it's out of ammo. In the shot the slide is back in position, and we don't hear him releasing it.

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Bishop73
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Commander-in-Chief - S1-E14

Factual error: The building shown between the stated times is located in Japan instead of the US/Washington DC as suggested by the actions in the scene. This is proven by by the Chinese characters in the dark-gray concrete wall in the lower left side of the frame, as well as the red and blue colored circular road signs in the lower far right of the frame which are not in use in the US but in this combination unique to Japan. The street furniture, such as the road markings, the vegetation and the buildings also resemble Tokyo.

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The Real Man - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: Eileen's cell phone is obviously turned off, as the screen is black when she tries to call Shannon and Jodi.

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Factual error: "Underground" is set in 1857 Georgia, yet the padded baseball glove August Pullman gives to his son is of a type used during the early 20th century. Before 1883 when padded gloves were first manufactured, gloves were either not used by baseball players or railroad brakeman's gloves were used.

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White Knights - S1-E4

Character mistake: After Ray Palmer says he's an Eagle Scout, he says to Leonard Snart, "be helpful to others, scout's motto." The Boy Scout's motto (including Eagle Scouts) is "Be Prepared." "To help others at all times" is part of the Scout's oath, but that's different than its motto and not something an Eagle Scout would mix up.

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Bishop73
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South Will Rise Again - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Tulip puts on the ski mask, some of her hair is sticking out. When she gets out of the car, all the hair is tucked under the mask, despite the fact that her hands never go anywhere near her head after she puts it on.

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Bishop73
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Ransom - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When The Barracuda is seen approaching the island on the jet ski, and everyone's watching her, she's standing up. In the next shot she's sitting down. She's back to standing in the next shot.

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A Soldier's Daughter - S2-E1

Factual error: Captain Souter is shown lying dead in the snow following the massacre at Gandamak. In fact, Thomas Souter was one of the few who survived to be captured by the Afghans and was later freed.

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Assault on Precinct 7 - S1-E5

Factual error: When the trucker reaches into the bag that's suppose to have his cash with his "bonus", he's bitten by a venomous snake. However, we see the snake and it's a non-venomous king snake.

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APB (2016)

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Personal Matters - S1-E2

Other mistake: When Cobb starts to chase the red Dodge, there's a shot of him passing between two vehicles (and very distinct buildings in the background). When Murphy picks up the chase, this same shot is reused, showing her passing between the same two vehicles.

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Step One: Shelter - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: As the two men are hauling the "nap pod" away, when the camera is on the employees, we watch the men turn the corner and leave the room. When it cuts back to the employees, the two men and nap pod are back in the room and pushing the pod around the corner again.

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Vinyl (2016)

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Cyclone - S1-E6

Factual error: A 3 series BMW from either 1979, 1980, or 1981 shows up in 1973 New York city.

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Chapter Four: The Moveable Feast - S1-E4

Audio problem: When Father Keane is speaking with Mother Bernadette outside, when Mother Bernadette says "The gift doesn't reside in you or me", and "Where you coerce and compel, we use compassion, forgiveness, and patience", her lips do not match what she is saying.

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Continuity mistake: When the Man in Black wakes up with a noose around his neck, there are only 4 distinct loops in the hangman's knot. A few seconds later, he cuts the rope and collapses to the ground, and there are now 6 distinct loops in the hangman's knot.

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SS-GB (2016)

Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Factual error: Dunn says he's researched at the British Library. It wasn't called that until 1973. Before then it was the British Museum Library and always referred to either as that or simply as the British Museum.

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Colony (2016)

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Sublimation - S2-E3

New this month Continuity mistake: In the beginning, after the attack, when the guy is shot in the head, his left arm is crossed over his body (and stays that way after being shot). When the camera angle changes, his left arm is now lying flat on the ground.

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Ballistic Advantage - S1-E9

New this week Continuity mistake: When Bob Lee and Isaac are in the firefight in the office building, the bullet holes in the walls change position or disappear.

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Factual error: The barristers address the judge as "Your Honour." High Court Judges like Mr Justice Lewis are addressed as "My Lord."

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Necrothesp
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It Begins - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Dmitri and the doctor first try to get Vanessa to feed on human blood, the blood bag keeps switching from full to half-empty from one shot to the next.

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Just the Right Distance From the Sun / Solar Power Rover - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In "Solar Power Rover", when they open the gate to DSA, the lock switches sides.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kevin and his wife are trying to find a person to live in their garage she grabs a folder out of his hands. Then she stands up and grabs it again.

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Factual error: The Metropolitan Police isn't a national police force (except for close protection and anti-terrorist matters). It has no authority over other police forces. It doesn't take over criminal cases from other police forces. It hasn't even provided investigation teams on request for decades. Every force handles its own investigations. A Met chief superintendent and his team coming in, as depicted here, and taking over an Avon and Somerset investigation just wouldn't happen.

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Factual error: The DI refers to the local policeman as "Officer" Fuller. No British police officer would use this term to refer to another British police officer. She'd have said Constable Fuller or PC Fuller.

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Necrothesp
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Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Factual error: The railway tickets just say "Kent to Greenwich" instead of specifying the actual station where they were bought as they would have done.

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