What is the TV Tropes Wiki?
This "Wiki" is a catalogue of the tricks of the trade for writing television scripts. Frequently found plots, tropes, idioms, and devices are reposed here. The idea is to provide a resource for writers to spark ideas.
By the way, since I had no idea what a "trope" was, I will share.
Tropes refers to story components or elements which have become standardized through decades (or more) of use.
Hundreds of entries here, everything from plot types such as The Harvey to tropes like Dawson Casting to camera techniques such as The Star Trek Shake.