Best TV mistakes of 2019

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Factual error: The Deputy Chief Constable wears the rank insignia of the lower rank of Assistant Chief Constable. She also wears her medal ribbons in the wrong order: Diamond Jubilee Medal, Golden Jubilee Medal and Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. The Golden Jubilee Medal should actually be worn first.

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The Rabbit Hole - S1-E2

Factual error: Alice and Kate's little reunion underwater is disrupted by policemen that fire at them, and one of the shots reaches the transport truck, ignites it and makes it explode. The scene is baffling; forgetting the complete disregard for fellow policemen in the vehicle, how would bullets have enough strength to penetrate into an armored truck deep underwater, reach a critical weak point from that angle (the truck is upright, they should be barely get to shoot the roof of it) and still underwater cause inside the completely immersed vehicle a spark that would ignite fuel and make the whole truck explode? (00:31:45)

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Chapter 12: The Siege - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When one of the guards cries "Destroy it!" watch to the left of Karga and you'll see a crew member in jeans hiding behind a wall. This was later edited out on Disney+. (00:18:54)

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Factual error: Moving vehicles with officers inside are not saluted except when the car is an official one displaying the flag of a general officer. (00:13:55)

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Point Of Origin - S1-E8

Character mistake: When Ginnifer Goodwin leaves the supermarket to go the parking garage, the green sign says 1 hour parking Customer's Only. It should say Customers Only, without the apostrophe.

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The English Job - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: One moment Frankie takes out two shot glasses and a bottle and starts to pour. She pours maybe one-fourth of one glass. The very next shot, both glasses are filled. (00:03:35)

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Maybe I'm Crazy - S1-E2

Factual error: When Judy gets home and the key isn't working she looks at her iPhone and sees a long list of calls to Steve's mobile phone. This is wrong. IPhone just shows the name once per day and the number of calls in between brackets.

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Rallying to Keep the Game Alive - S1-E4

Audio problem: When the couple is having dinner there's a shot from behind him saying "but you're right." The movement of his jaw and mouth are totally out of sync.

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I Heard a Rumor - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: The amount of blood on Allison blouse decreases after Vanya cuts her throat.

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A Single Piece Was Lost - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When the Gruenaks attack the Scientist a puppeteer is visible to the right of one of the Gruenaks, just before it grabs the bird cage and throws it onto the Scientist's head. (00:28:18)

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Factual error: George Wigg MP wears an RAF tie. Wigg served in the Royal Tank Corps and the Army Educational Corps, but he was never in the RAF. Few men would wear a regimental tie to which they weren't entitled, least of all someone in the public eye, where it would be immediately picked up and ridiculed. Especially given this is set only 17 years after the war (and only just after compulsory National Service ended) at a time when most men were entitled to wear some sort of regimental tie and recognised fellow veterans by the design of their tie.

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Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: As Ricky Gervais walks by the school where his nephew is, a "chubby little ginger" shouts "pedo" at him. He stops and holds one of the bars of the railing, third from the pillar. In the close-up, you can count more bars than that, showing he is in a different position altogether. (00:07:00)

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Hard Times - S1-E3

Factual error: Aziraphale cites the only prophecy from Agnes Nutter that he could find as one for 1972, "do not buy Betamax" (a reference to the home video format war). Betamax was only launched in 1975 starting in Japan, so this advice wouldn't be of any use until 1976. (And these prophecies were completely, even ludicrously accurate, so that excludes any explanation that she was simply a few years off, because she was never wrong). (00:19:10)

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Four Marks - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Ciri's dirty hair is dark and dirty in one shot. In next it's suddenly clean and platinum blonde and then dirty again.

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He Speaks - S1-E3

Character mistake: When Harlan Edwards collapses and Dr. Arcane tells them to clear his airway, one of the other doctors addresses her as "Dr. Cane."

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Good for the Soul - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Elisabeth Shue is talking to Homelander by her car. As she gets her baby out of the car, she says "can we please just talk later" and has a muslin hanging over her right shoulder, turns around, and from the reverse angle the muslin is bundled up in front of her, not over her shoulder at all. Then the angle changes again and it's back where it was before.

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Across the Universe - S1-E1

Deliberate mistake: In the restaurant after their daughter finishes talking to Niko, Erik turns the tablet device around and sets it on the table to talk to Niko. From his perspective, he is looking down at the screen. But in the other shots from Niko's perspective, where he is a life sized hologram, his figure is shown looking up and meeting her eyes. But from her perspective it should look like he's looking down at the table.

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The Graveyard of What Might Be - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the library, Maggie is holding on to a stanchion with her right hand as she introduces herself to Vic, but the quick frontal shot of her shows Maggie holding it with her left hand.

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Continuity mistake: The mayor Bobby and Keri are talking in a restaurant. Flashback 5 years - the same man sits at two different tables in two different sequences. (00:13:35)

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Fire Chicken - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: As the Triad goons pulls over their black van and kidnap the helper of Mr. Young, some passersby disappear between shots and others change position. (00:30:00)

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