Best TV trivia of 2017

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Trivia: Zoe Perry, who plays Sheldon's mother Mary, is the daughter of Laurie Metcalf, who plays Mary on The Big Bang Theory.

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Krill - S1-E6

Trivia: While reading the Anhkana, Ed compares its gruesome contents to writing by Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis is famous for having written the graphically violent novels on which American Psycho and its sequel The Rules of Attraction are based.

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Into the Forest I Go - S1-E9

Trivia: Paul says to Dr Cruz that they will take a trip to La Boheme. That is an homage to Paul's role on Rent, where he sings La Vie Boheme.

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The Austere Academy: Part One - S2-E1

Trivia: Mr. Poe rhapsodizes over a saccharine sweet book called 'The Pony Party.' That was the title of the fake book printed on the reverse of the dust jacket of 'Lemony Snicket: An Unauthorized Autobiography.'

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: While Danny is talking with Luke at the restaurant, he says "We make quite a team". That's a reference to the comic book Power Man and Iron Fist.

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Trivia: Its teaser trailers are, for the most part, out-take footage that doesn't actually appear in the episodes. For example, in the scene in which ShadowMoon and Mr. Wednesday first meet aboard the airliner, the teaser trailer uses completely different camera shots and different performances from the actors. In the actual episode, the camera shots and performances for the same scene are noticeably different.

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Trivia: Ben Barnes plays Frank Castle's friend Billy Russo. In Stardust he played the father of Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil in another Marvel/Netflix series.

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UNABOM - S1-E1

Trivia: In one scene, Fitz explains to his superiors what an emordnilap is, a word or phrase similar to a palindrome that reads one thing forwards and something else backwards. The word "emordnilap" is itself "palindrome" spelled backwards.

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