Best TV mistakes of 2018

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Alexa & Katie picture

Wigs - S1-E2

Character mistake: Lori said "Lori, let me. It's no big deal." to Jennifer instead of saying "Jennifer, let me. It's not big deal." (00:13:20)

More Alexa & Katie mistakes
Lost in Space picture Lost in Space mistake picture

Impact - S1-E1

Other mistake: Right at the start, as they're crashing, the computer narrates their rapidly-dropping altitude in feet. But the "altitude" dial we're shown is in metres. Most noticeable as they cross the 3,000 mark, when the computer voice and the height say/show the same number at the same time, despite the different units. 3,000m would be more like 9,000 feet, or 3,000 feet would be more like 1,000m. (00:03:20)

Jon Sandys Premium member

More Lost in Space mistakes
Manifest picture

Hard Landing - S1-E15

Factual error: A thief has stolen 75 million dollars. He runs out with two large duffel bags. All US bills weigh a single gram. This means that $1,000,000 in $100 bills - the largest bills in circulation - weigh around 10 kilograms, or a little over 22 pounds. $75 million would be 1,650 pounds. No way this could be carried in two duffel bags.

toroscan

More Manifest mistakes
The Haunting of Hill House picture

Touch - S1-E3

Other mistake: When Theo is thinking back to when Steve offers to share the royalties from his book, Shirley is heavily pregnant with her daughter. However, on the table next to Theo, is a photo of Shirley's son and daughter, as they are in the present.

More The Haunting of Hill House mistakes
Alex, Inc. picture

The Mother-in-Law - S1-E5

Other mistake: Episodes 4 and 5 of season 1 aired noticeably out of order. In episode 4, "The Nanny," Alex's former Nanny, Rosalba, comes to work at his podcast company, and its name, "Ajana," is mentioned a few times. But episode 5, "The Mother-in-Law," starts with the company unnamed; over the course of the episode, Alex learns of the concept of "ajana," the unknown, from his mother-in-law and chooses it as his company's name.

DavidK93

More Alex, Inc. mistakes
More 9-1-1 mistakes
Cobra Kai picture Cobra Kai mistake picture Video

No Mercy - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: Miguel kicks and breaks a staircase railing during the school brawl. For a second it cuts to Robby. When it cuts back to Miguel, the railing is fixed.

More Cobra Kai mistakes
More Magnum P.I. mistakes
More Elite mistakes
Bluey picture

Grannies - S1-E35

Continuity mistake: When Bluey and Bingo crash their toy car into the sandpit, the underside can be seen as solid. In other episodes, their feet go through the floor to push the car along.

More Bluey mistakes

FBI (2018)

FBI picture

Outsider - S2-E6

Plot hole: The FBI is looking for a "very tall" guy who has been identified as such by various witnesses and by their own expert due to the entry angle of a fatal bullet wound - 6'5" at least. They send Elena into a bar near the end of the show to meet the Albanian perp who when he arrives is barely average height.

bnemirow

More FBI mistakes
The Looming Tower picture

Tuesday - S1-E9

Factual error: At O'Neil's retirement party, '2-Way' by Lil Romeo is playing while one of the characters is dancing. This scene is set in the summer of 2001, the song was released in April 2002, nearly a year after the retirement party took place.

More The Looming Tower mistakes
Station 19 picture

Do a Little Harm... - S2-E5

Character mistake: The firefighters state that the acronym for CPR is ABC for Airway, Breathing, Circulation. This is very outdated as in 2010 the American Heart Association changed the recommendation to CAB for Compressions, Airway, Breathing following evidence that compressions first in CPR saves more lives.

More Station 19 mistakes
The Rookie picture

Greenlight - S1-E16

Factual error: Captain Anderson pulls a suspect underwater and shoots him. There's a bright, yellow flash under the water. In reality, this wouldn't happen, only a large amount of bubbles would appear, but no flash.

Matdan97

More The Rookie mistakes
More Black Lightning mistakes
Bodyguard picture

Show generally

Character mistake: Budd is constantly shown buttoning up his jacket when he exits the limousine prior to Julia exiting. As a PPO, SOP is to unbutton to make reaching his firearm easier, not harder! Also, when he buttons, you cannot see the firearm on his belt at all, even though the jacket is quite tight.

More Bodyguard mistakes
Deep State picture

A Kind of Warfare - S1-E2

Other mistake: The shopkeeper hands Danny a Beretta 92fs/M9 handgun with a detached suppressor. To mount a suppressor to the muzzle end of the handgun the barrel needs to be threaded, and this one isn't. Sometimes barrels are threaded and when no suppressor is attached they are protected by a thread barrel cap to protect the threads from dings and bumps. There is no thread cap here either. (00:22:35)

More Deep State mistakes
Mr. Sunshine picture

Episode #1.15 - S1-E15

Factual error: Joseph is given an American military funeral. The coffin, when placed in the ground, is shown with an American flag placed on top of it. Eugene sprinkles some soil over the coffin (with the flag on top of it), however burial flags are always removed prior to the actual burial, folded and then handed to the next of kin, so the soil he sprinkled would not be included in the actual burial. (00:29:10)

Casual Person

More Mr. Sunshine mistakes
More Chilling Adventures of Sabrina mistakes
Titans picture

Origins - S1-E3

Factual error: Dick identifies a vehicle using licence plate. Problem is Michigan does not have front licence plates. (00:24:14)

More Titans mistakes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.