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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Virtue of the Vicious - S1-E10

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.

00:11:10

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Old Wounds - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Krill shuttles land, they park on either side of the entrance to Epsilon station, but when the Orville crew are escaping, the Krill shuttles are gone momentarily (during the firefight), only to return to their proper places a moment later as the Orville shuttle takes off.

00:33:40

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maybe/Definitely - S2-E5

New this month Factual error: In the opening sequence when Maddie is supposedly driving from Michigan through Ohio and back to Pennsylvania, you can very briefly spot the reflection of a "TD Canada Trust" in the car window. This is because the show is actually shot in Vancouver. In the United States the company is simply known as "TD Bank", which doesn't operate any branches in either Michigan or Ohio.

00:01:55

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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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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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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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THGhost
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Continuity mistake: Outside Rusty's bar Lucy says she's staying in room 114 of the Marlowe Inn. When Brockmire goes to see her, she's in room 411.

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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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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.

00:49:10

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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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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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The War Without, the War Within - S1-E14

New this month Other mistake: In dialogue, Starbase 1 is described as "100 AU from Earth," which is over three times the orbital distance of Neptune, but still within the Solar System. But the onscreen graphic shows the starbase next to a planet that can be visually recognized as Earth; portions of North America, including the Florida peninsula and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, are visible.

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Episode #1.4 - S1-E4

Factual error: The soldier who shoots Yusra's father is listed on the credits as "Royal Scotch Guard." There is no such thing. There are two regiments: the Scots Guards and the Royal Scots. The soldier was actually a member of the latter, as correctly described in the dialogue.

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Factual error: ACC Pat Gallan wears the ribbon of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was issued in 2012. Her medals would be correct for 2017 when the series was made, but not 2007 when it is set.

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Ozark (2017)

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My Dripping Sleep - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Marty pulls his boat into a cove where a church sermon is happening. When we first see the sermon the sun is coming from the right. In the next scene the sun is behind Marty. It switches again when he pulls into the cove.

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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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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."

00:13:55

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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.

00:26:30

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The Bad Beginning: Part One - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During Count Olaf and his theatre troupe's performance in the front hall, the bannister and the newel post wobble when Count Olaf grabs it.

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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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Girth, Wind & Fire - S1-E8

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.

00:09:45

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