Best TV factual errors of 2015

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Page 44 - S1-E4

Factual error: When discussing a recent search of a suspect's home, Hill Harper says "we got his hard drives", but pulls a computer power supply out of a bag. Hard drives are significantly smaller and don't have a bundle of wires coming out the back of them.

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Slip - S3-E8

Factual error: The scene where Jimmy is doing community service, they are under the Juan Tabo Bridge that crosses the Tijeras Arroyo. This bridge was not built until 2006. The episode is set in 2003.

lithium2001
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Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Factual error: All of the telephone numbers in the 1976 diary begin with 01. This code was not introduced until 1995.

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First Blood - S1-E1

Factual error: While at the lodge of the safari camp, they find lion tracks. However, there are distinct nail imprints in the tracks. Lions have retractable claws and do not leave nail prints when walking.

Bishop73
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Able Archer - S1-E8

Factual error: Lenora packs her briefcase with various passports, including a burgundy covered one with the UK insignia. UK Passports in the 1980s had a dark-blue cover and did not adopt the EU standard burgundy cover until 1988.

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eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc - S2-E1

Factual error: The home computer tablet controlling the alarm system shows June 11th, 2015 as a Wednesday. 06/11/15 was a Thursday.

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Gotta Be Me - S2-E22

Factual error: When Luis is in the video store, they pan out to show the video rack he was looking at. They show Disney's Tarzan on one of the racks. Being that this show is set between 1995-1998 for all 4 of the seasons, Tarzan should not be on the shelf as it was not out until 1999.

Blakely Cohen
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Dead Beat - S2-E18

Factual error: They used an EpiPen to bring Liv back but they're holding it backwards. The way it's being held, Ravi would have injected himself instead of Liv and she wouldn't be revived.

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Manhunter - S1-E17

Factual error: The Marine Colonel in Supergirl played by Eddie McClintock spends all of his time wearing Marine Officer's Dress Blue Bravos. Marine Dress Blues are ceremonial uniforms. On rare occasions, the Charlies or Deltas (no coat) may be worn as a work uniforms (the primary exception to this rareness being recruiters). The full uniform is certainly not worn for day to day work in the field.

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Death Will Have His Day - S2-E12

Factual error: In the hospital room scenes Rhonda still has her earrings in her ears and diamond wedding ring on her hand. A hospital always removes a patient's personal property and jewelry when admitted to the hospital. (00:12:00 - 00:24:00)

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A Good Shooting - S1-E6

Factual error: A 1973 Cadillac ambulance on the street is shown. The show is set in the 1960's.

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The Harbinger - S1-E1

Factual error: 1-1 A couple of spelling errors. A "community center" in Ceylon, a British colony, using the American instead of the British spelling. And Columbo listed as the capital of Ceylon; it's Colombo.

Necrothesp
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Us vs. Them - S2-E2

Factual error: We see Liam's driver's license. It says he's from Rhode Island, but the license looks nothing like RI's. It's issued by the State Motor Vehicle Commission, but RI does not have an MVC (only New Jersey does). And the expiration date is always the same as the holder's birthday, but here we see it's 2 days after his birthday.

Bishop73
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Show generally

Factual error: A scene in a photographic darkroom shows Michael Gambon developing a colour print in a dish under safe lights. Not possible. Colour printing must be carried out in pitch dark usually inside a light tight print processor, as colour photographic paper is sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: There is no way cops would just walk up and open fire on a suspect unannounced, not knowing if he is armed or not, and with an innocent bystander so close.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: At the start of the show, it states it's 1902. However in the opening scene, the flag shown is the 1912 design, with 48 stars. In 1902 there were only 46 states.

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Show generally

Factual error: Detective Chief Inspector Kapoor is suddenly shown in uniform with inspector's rank insignia. Detectives never wear uniform (except rarely on formal occasions) and he has apparently dropped a rank.

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Season 1 generally

Factual error: Many elements of Marlott's trial and execution are incorrect. The judge sits with two assessors (a European practice, not a British one). He is addressed as 'Your Honour' instead of the correct 'My Lord'. He instructs the jury to find Marlott guilty and then goes straight to sentencing, which would never happen; a judge can instruct a jury to acquit, but not convict. He puts the black cap on himself, instead of an attendant doing it. The form of words for the death sentence is incorrect. The chaplain (who appears to be Catholic, not Anglican) gives a speech at the scaffold.

Necrothesp
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Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Factual error: A '91 Honda Civic is seen towards the end of the episode, but the show is suppose to be set in the summer of '81. (00:21:30)

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Revolution 1 - S2-E4

Factual error: Hodiak is having breakfast at a dinner. There is a sign for breakfast with a price of $4.95. In 1967 the price for breakfast would have been around $1.25 or less. Minimum wage was $1.60 an hour and the price of a big Mac, for example, was $0.50 and fries $0.10. So a $4.95 price for breakfast is just ridiculous.

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