Best TV mistakes of 2017

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Tape 6, Side B - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Hannah 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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Taboo (2017)

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Factual error: The Prince Regent's servants address him several times as 'Your Majesty'. Since his father, the King, is still alive he is actually 'Your Royal Highness'. No royal servant would make this mistake.

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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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Black Tiger Steals Heart - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Once Bakuto starts explaining to Harold Meachum how he's more easygoing than Madame Gao, the chicken on Harold's plate changes position between shots.

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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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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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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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Maybe/Definitely - S2-E5

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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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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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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The Blacklist: Redemption picture

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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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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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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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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Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System - S1-E2

Other mistake: As Young Sheldon is a prequel series to Big Bang Theory, this episode is at odds with episode 2-13 of Big Bang Theory, "The Friendship Algorithm," in which Sheldon is unfamiliar with books like "How to Make Friends and Influence People," which he reads in this episode of Young Sheldon, produced nine years later but taking place twenty years earlier.

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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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The Wide Window: Part Two - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: The sticker of the smoked mackerel that Lemony Snicket places on the weather chart completely changes position between shots.

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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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Factual error: Major Markham is consistently referred to as the CO (Commanding Officer). As a company commander, he is actually the OC (Officer Commanding). In the British Army, CO is a title reserved for the commanders of battalion-sized units.

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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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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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Carol Has a Bully - S1-E9

Audio problem: Right after Carol finishes studying by singing a rap to Katie, Katie congratulates her and Carol hurries out. They exchange several lines of dialogue, but it all appears to be dubbed. During most of the dialogue, each character's mouth is not shown when they speak. However, the cadence of Katie's moving jaw can still be seen from behind, and appears to last longer than the audible speech. Additionally, Katie and Carol can each be heard to speak when it can be glimpsed that their mouths are not moving.

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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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The Cost of Doing Business - S1-E22

Factual error: A CH-47D Chinook helicopter is shown on the tarmac with N160BE in large white letters. This is a civilian registration number, not one for a military aircraft. A check with the FAA shows it is registered to Unical Aviation at City of Industry, California.

00:26:00

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Mrs. X at the Gaslight - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: The cookie that Midge trades Noah for a cigarette for keeps moving between shots.

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Imposters - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: Towards the end, when Luca and Deacon are bringing the criminal they caught to one of the cars, he has his hands tied up over the hands themselves and not at the wrists, making that kind of restraint completely ineffective.

00:38:30

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Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Factual error: The senior police officer's name tag reads "Assistant Commissioner" but he wears the rank insignia of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner.

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