Best TV mistakes of 2017

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Tape 6, Side B - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Hanna makes the list with names involving her past events, they differ substantially between the close-up when they're written and the final wide angle once the paper is finished. Check Alexander: first an irregular oval with a straight side, then a perfect oval.

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Ogygia - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In season 4 of Prison Break, Mike Scofield's tombstone date of death shows 11-4-2005 but in this the date is 11-4-2010.

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Virtue of the Vicious - S1-E10

New this month Revealing mistake: The first time we see the raid on the senator's room, 2 security guards are shot in the head. The blood spray from the second one emerges a fraction of a second before the gun fires. The second time the raid is played out, everything happens exactly the same way, but this time the spray matches the gunshot.

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Jon Sandys

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Taboo (2017)

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Episode #1.7 - S1-E7

Factual error: Lorna uses the word 'okay'. The first recorded usage of this word in America was not until 1839 and in Britain not until the 20th century. The series is set in 1814 and generally uses language contemporary to its setting.

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Necrothesp
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Judge Not - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The jacket Anna uses to put pressure on the judge's gunshots changes in the next shot. It becomes unfolded more even though she was applying pressure the whole time.

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Bishop73
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Out of Time - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When John meets Brooke and is examining her wrist, he ends up holding her hand palm up, but in the next shot her palm is facing down.

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Chadwick's Angels - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Deborah is talking to Mrs. Chadwick, Mrs. Chadwick's hair keeps changing position and is either covering or not covering her name tag. And when the camera is on Deborah, we still see Mrs. Chadwick's head and she doesn't move it at all.

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Bishop73
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Borealis 301 - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Near the end, Tom takes out the cipher key that was previously written on. But the cipher key used in the close up shots is different than the original. The words are spaced out and crossed out differently.

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Krill - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: After Bortus bites into the cactus plant, he puts it down on the table twice.

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Scott215
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Part 9 - S1-E9

Other mistake: When we first see Gordon aboard his jet, the shot of the jet from the outside is a flipped shot. Note the lettering on the right engine.

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So Then a Bat or A Monkey - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Joel puts the dead body in the freezer, the eyes are open. When he pushes the head to the side so he can close the lid the body plainly closes his eyes.

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amycamille1975
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Trigger Time - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: During the shoot-out near the end, the bullet holes in the pillars Frank and Kyle hide behind change and also disappear at various times. In one shot we see 2 holes when Kyle steps out to shoot, then when he ducks back when fired upon, the 2 holes are gone.

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Lead Horse Back to Stable - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: When Danny and Colleen are fighting in the rain at the end of the episode and Danny starts explaining how they should stop fighting, raindrops from the camera can be seen dripping from the top left of the screen.

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Win, Luthor, Draw - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Emily looks over at Wendy, Teddy, and Ron, they're huddled together and start walking away, still huddled. In the next shot, they're separated and Wendy is already a step ahead of Teddy and Ron.

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Taken (2017)

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I Surrender - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Asha is in the hospital, her hair is pulled back and towards her right, away from the wound and a lot of her hair is next to her right shoulder. In the next shot of her, her hair has changed position.

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Ashes, Ashes - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Spoiler! At the end of the episode, after Elektra decapitates Alexandra, the blood pattern on her changes changes when she turns around and asks "any questions?" Most noticeably more blood on her forehead and two streaks down her chin that suddenly appear.

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Jon Sandys
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The Bad Beginning: Part One - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the episode when the Baudelaires are in bed, the camera goes outside and pans down the front of the house. Once it reaches the next set of windows below the Baudelaires' "bedroom", the camera wobbles slightly.

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Rellik (2017)

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Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Audio problem: Elaine refers to someone's "ChatsApp" account, but her lip movements show she is actually saying "WhatsApp."

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The Waiting Room - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Adrian is getting something from the snack machine, the cameraman can be seen in the snack machine's reflection.

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Knever

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Factual error: Johann Eck is dressed as a cardinal and Albrecht von Brandenburg addresses him as "Your Eminence" and kisses his ring. In reality, Eck was not a cardinal. Albrecht, however, was. It should be Eck showing deference to him, not vice versa. Albrecht was also only thirty, half the age of the actor playing him.

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Necrothesp
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Girth, Wind & Fire - S1-E8

New this month Continuity mistake: When Josh is asking his dad if the cops were hot, from the side he's leaning forwards with both elbows on his knees, then from the front he's more upright with one hand on his knee, arm bent out to the side.

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Jon Sandys
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Carol Has a Bully - S1-E9

Audio problem: Right after Carol finishes studying by singing a rap to Katie, Katie congratulates her and Carol hurries out. They exchange several lines of dialogue, but it all appears to be dubbed. During most of the dialogue, each character's mouth is not shown when they speak. However, the cadence of Katie's moving jaw can still be seen from behind, and appears to last longer than the audible speech. Additionally, Katie and Carol can each be heard to speak when it can be glimpsed that their mouths are not moving.

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DavidK93
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Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Factual error: The senior police officer's name tag reads "Assistant Commissioner" but he wears the rank insignia of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner.

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Imposters - S1-E5

New this month Revealing mistake: Towards the end, when Luca and Deacon are bringing the criminal they caught to one of the cars, he has his hands tied up over the hands themselves and not at the wrists, making that kind of restraint completely ineffective.

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Premature Theories - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Earlyish in S1:E4 "Growing Suspicion" there is a still photo of Christa Carlyle wearing a cast on her broken right leg. Early in this episode there is a quick motion shot of her handing out a T-shirt to another student. The cast is now on her left leg.

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King of Camp - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Andy and Deegs begin eating the hot peppers, Deegs starts by biting into half of one pepper, leaving half of the pepper remaining, but in the next shot, he is suddenly holding a whole pepper, with no signs of it being eaten.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Sheldon is putting his mittens on at the table he his seen putting the first one on and the second one is on the table, the shot changes and the mitten is no longer on the table. He raises his hands and both hands have mittens on them.

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Bowling255
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Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Factual error: Billy is called up into a specific unit of the Royal Artillery. This didn't happen. He would first have been sent to a Royal Artillery training depot and only after training would he have been assigned to a unit.

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Necrothesp
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Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Factual error: The settlers prepare to burn Verity at the stake as a witch. Witches were never burned in England or her colonies; they were hanged.

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Necrothesp
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The Buffer - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Mickey touches Trish's boob, her hand is over the grey shirt, in the next shot, her hand in inside the grey shirt, and over the grey shirt again in the next shot.

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