TVTropes is a Wiki on Fiction Writing, Common Themes & Cliches

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jul 13, 2009 • References:
According to TVTropes, what do the films "Beverly Hills Cop," "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "The Big Lebowski" all have in common? Prolific clusters of F bombs.

These are the sort of fun facts you’ll learn at TVTropes, a Wiki-style site that tracks common fiction devices and cliches from a positive standpoint. TVTropes has documented the genres of film, anime/manga, comic books, television shows, and even music videos. It’s a fantastic time suck, especially for word nerds and entertainment addicts. Stats for Tracking Plot Devices Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 1,798 clicks in 358 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Tracking Plot Devices
Related: 57 examples / 44 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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