Darker and Edgier Moments in Entertainment

Entertainment show vocabulary

This is a rather amusing page about the various incidents that can happen on entertainment shows.

A process that seeks to make a work of fiction “more adult”. All too often, this really means it’ll be less mature about its production.

Beware any press release that promises a new character or show which will be Darker And Edgier than the competition. In theory, it means that a show will shift towards cynicism on the Sliding Scale Of Idealism Versus Cynicism. But in practice, it far overshoots the mark, ending up spiced up with gratuitous gore, cursing, and sex, none of which makes the story any better and which wouldn’t impress anybody but Beavis And Butthead. The show will also demonstrate that it’s a harder universe now by having lots of unpleasant things happen to the characters or giving the characters a particular issue they can spend all their time angsting about; as with the sex and violence, this will usually be done in a ham-handed and immature manner and will come off as being annoying, if not actually laughable.

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“They’re eating her. And then they’re going to eat me. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD.”
— Arnold, Troll 2

“RUN!!! GO!!! GET TO THE CHOPAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger, Predator

A Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor execution, excessive Melodrama, or the sheer absurdity of the situation, the drama is lost. The moment is often found funny by fans. It can be extremely subjective.

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