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A British mini-series consisting of four Shakespeare plays updated to the modern day with modern sensibilities.
The series overall
- The Alcoholic: Don
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: As usual.
- Brainless Beauty: Hero starts out this way.
- Celebrity Paradox: Shakespeare exists in universe, but it is never stated as to whether the play the story is based on was written.
- Daddy's Girl: Hero
- Fiery Redhead: Benedick. Beatrice also has a reddish tint to her hair, she also attends the costume party as Elizabeth I, another well known Fiery Redhead.
- Hot Scoop
- Human Interest Story: Beatrice wants to cover one about the closure of a nursing home.
- Monster Clown: Invoked by Don's creepy party costume.
- Nice Guy: Peter the director.
- Those Two Guys: The security guards.
- A Father to His Men: Macbeth
- Asshole Victim: Duncan
- Knowledge Broker: They're binmen, they know everything.
- Shirtless Scene: Macbeth
- Beleaguered Assistant: Tim
- Berserk Button: Kate, she's like a female Don from Sexy Beast.
- Boisterous Bruiser: The first thing Petruchio does is to break open a door to his his only friend, Harry.
- Cross Dresser: Petruchio gets these urges sometimes, usually at the most inappropriate moments.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Harry does this after Bianca dumps him.
- Gold Digger: Petruchio wants to get to married to pay off his debts.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Kate seems permanently furious.
- Hot-Blooded: Petruchio gets over hangovers by fighting them.
- Impoverished Patrician: Petruchio has a title and an estate but no liquid assets.
- Love At First Sight: Petruchio to Kate (surprisingly).
- Missing Mom: Petruchio's mother left when he was six.
- The Nameless: Petruchio is never named as such in the entirety of the film.
- The Napoleon: Kate gets this treatment especially coupled with her political aspirations.
- Prenup Blowup
- Romancing the Widow: Harry
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Kate and Bianca respectively.
- The Wonka: Petruchio, his eccentricity and his cavalier attitude allows him to court Kate successfully.
- Workaholic: Kate's diary has a full work day but in the evening she's emptying the bin.
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