Best TV mistakes of 2016

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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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Chapter Eight: The Upside Down - S1-E8

Factual error: When Nancy shoots the creature the second time, she fires at least 8 shots from a 6-shot revolver without reloading. And that's assuming she reloaded after firing 3 shots at the creature the first time, even though the situation made it seem unlikely.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Real Man - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: After Kenny fills Jimmy's coffee cup with whipped cream, the amount of it varies between camera shots.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eskimos - S1-E6

Factual error: Hap is sending a package to Houston, Texas but the zip code he writes is "89921." This isn't anywhere near Houston. At best it's El Paso, although 89921 isn't in use. (And if his 5s look like 8s, "59921" is in Montana).

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Period - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: The camera equipment and crew are visible in Sam's sunglasses as she is driving her car.

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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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Necrothesp
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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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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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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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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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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: A neighbor reminds Tom Diaz that several plastic balls and rubber balls are stuck in the rain gutter. Diaz looks up and sees eight balls in the gutter. Later, when Diaz accidentally backs his car into a post and dislodges the rain gutter, approximately 20 balls fall. In addition, several of the balls are shown rolling off the edge of the roof. They were obviously not in the gutter and instead were dropped by a stagehand.

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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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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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Palimpsest - S1-E6

Other mistake: During the credits, it lists Gloria Mundy as the actress who played Alison Araya. However, Araya is the actress's real name and Mundy is the character's name.

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Bull (2016)

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Free Fall - S1-E16

Factual error: Almost all the people being shown skydiving have no experience doing it, but the instructor allows them to jump out of the plane unassisted after only giving a theoretic introduction into the subject. First time skydivers are always assisted in some fashion, usually through a tandem-jump or a parachute opened by a line attached to the plane.

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