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Added by Nonfictionguy on 13 Feb 2009 11:48
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Made to formula

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People who added this item 427 Average listal rating (303 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
(Relative accused of murder, plus Jessica equals innocent)

A relative/friend of Jessica somehow becomes a murder suspect

The police arrest relative/friend

Jessica pieces together the clues and asks astute questions

Jessica manages to trap the real murderer

Relative/friend goes free!
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Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
(Death plus Quincy equals investigation)

Somebody dies, seemingly by natural causes.

Quincy notices something that causes him to suspect foul play.

Quincy then changes roles from medical examiner to detective.

Quincy's boss gets upset, believing that Quincy is seeing evidence that doesn't exist, that Quincy should work on routine cases and is wasting funds.

Quincy shouts about red tape/bureaucrats impeding the case.

Quincy solves the murder.
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(Questioning plus evidence, plus oh just one last question equals case solved)

A murder is committed

Columbo arrives and suspects the murderer straight away without any evidence

Columbo asks the right questions, goes to leave, remembers on more pointed question.

Columbo gathers evidence to confirm that his initial suspect is the culprit.

Last two points repeat until case solved.

Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 4544 Average listal rating (2877 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.8
P+H=D, oops,D,oops D!
(Patient plus House equals diagnosis after diagnosis, until success)

House appears uninterested in work until an unusual symptom/incorrect diagosis peaks his interest

House refuses to actually meet the patient

They come up with a diagnosis and treat it

Oops, no, wrong diagnosis

Another diagnosis, another failure

Wilson comes up with some wise words for why House is such an ass

Patient is visited for:
The eureka moment
Right diagnosis, right treatment
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(Taste plus Swearing plus Good Advice equals Ratings)

Ramsey visits a failing establishment

Tastes food and almost vomits

Complains about all the reasons establishment is failing

Watches staff get it wrong

Goes chin to chin swearing at a boss/chief/waiter

Transforms establishment

Serves local residents including mayor/star

boss/chief/waiter sees the light

Hugs and handshakes
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People who added this item 862 Average listal rating (648 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.9
(Car plus Driver equals Road Based Adventure)

No matter what happens you know that

1. Man and Car will become separated requiring KITT to self-drive.

2. Michael Knight will want to do something dangerous, KITT will protest - but be overruled.

3. Something will require Michael Knight/KITT to
A. Drive fast
B. Jump over something

4. The bad guys will always try to escape by road

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Watched Wanted Custom
(5xG)x 300 RF=0 C/F
Five Guns, 300 rounds fired = Zero Causalities/fatalities

A-team discover or are asked to help someone

If air travel is required Mr T is drugged
If they can travel by land, Mr T drives Van

Hannibal warns bad guy that A-team are now in charge

Fight/Gun play ensues with zero causalities

If vehicles are involved, they are thrown into air, but occupants are seen healthily stumbling away

Threat level increases

A-team become trapped in barn/house/factory surrounded by useful scrap/tools

A-team build a Tank/water cannon/armoured vehicle

A-team shoot at bad guys, all rounds miss targets.
Explosions throw bad guys into the air

Bad guys surrender/leave town

Hannibal says 'I love it when a plan comes together'

A-team leave as hero's or are chased off by US Army

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(Kids plus Super Nanny equals Peace and Quiet)

Super Nanny watches household

Kids run riot, parents let them

Super Nanny manages kids, they behave

Super Nanny trains parents

Parents try to manage kids and fail

Super Nanny highlights parents errors

Leaves calm household

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I hate movies made to formula, but some TV shows thrive on it, here are some of the best tv shows made to formula. Please feel free to submit your own ideas.

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