10. Put Down Your Guns
Almost every movie or TV show the bad guy grabs a hostage and has a gun and tells all the cops to put down your weapons. Even more ridiculous is that they do it. Real cops would never surrender their weapons. There can be a hundred cops and they lay down their weapons, hello, not going to happen. This gets me screaming at the TV.
9. Someone With a Victim Who is Shot or Injured Begins Screaming Call 911
This is the 21st century and almost everyone has a cell phone and yet in the movies and on TV someone is kneeling over a victim screaming call 911. Did I miss something?
8. Running in the Street When Fleeing the Bad Guys
I really love this one. How someone trying to runaway runs down the middle of the street so they can be caught by a person in a car, van or on a motorcycle like the movie Rush Hour where the little girl runs right down the middle of the street. OR they run into a dark alley that usually has a fence with no place for the person fleeing to go, hello. In the real world I hope someone would run in a store or a place with a lot of people/witnesses. How about running between parked cars?
7. Background Music
This is suppose to be in the background, I think. Sometimes this music is so loud you almost can’t hear the dialog. Not only that some of it is really bad music with really bad singers. I don’t know if some shows are promoting a sound track for the show or movie but if they are they need to select better material and not their nephew or nieces singing group.
6. Cars Getting T-Boned By Another Vehicle
This one is getting really old. In a lot of dramas this happens. And it isn’t even a surprise anymore. When they show someone from the side/profile and you can see out the side window then you know it is coming. At least rear end them and push them into other cars or something different.
5. How That Falling Body Always Hits in the Center of the Roof of a Car
The big thing with me with this stupid idea for a visual device is how that body hits the car at all. Most sidewalks and the curb are 6, 8 or even 10 feet from a building where the cars park and I am pretty sure a body falling falls straight down doesn’t glide away from the building to the car. Also why does it hit in the center of the roof not on the hood or trunk or glance off the car? Lastly why do they land on their back most of the time? I believe most people that jump do so face first yet it hits flat on the back. And then some scenes have trees along the road, why doesn’t it hit a tree? Now I did see a show where a body hit a delivery truck on the roof and the driver didn’t know he was there, he was out delivering. And in another show the guy hit the hood of a car so they can do something different if they try. But still it had to glide to get to the car.
4. The Hostage Situation
Is there anything more boring in a show than this? They are all the same. The criminal yelling and screaming at everyone to get down and stay down. And then the usual negotiations till the show is almost over. Then one of the hostages gets shot etc. etc. etc.
And of course they NEVER get away. I think this is just a time and money saver for the production company. All the actors are in one place. The action takes place in one place. They don’t need too many cameras etc. There is just inside the building and outside the building.
3. How about walking into a dark apartment or home.
This is really one of the dumbest things. A person opens their door and walks halfway or more through their place with no lights. Who the hell does that? I know when I come home and it’s dark and there is no light on I reach inside and flip a light on, hello. Or, like in a recent show this character opens her door to her house and walks in to sit stuff on the kitchen counter leaving the door wide open, again in the dark. This was a Hallmark movie, one of the Murder She Baked mysteries.
2. How about walking backwards in a dark home.
Again who does that? You think someone is after you or someone is in your house and you walk backwards looking for them behind you?
1. TV cops telling all the other cops what to do, are they dumb?
During most cop shows the “star” which usually is a lieutenant or captain barking orders to all the other cops like they are some kind of rookie and know nothing. Some of these writers need to watch NCIS and watch Gibbs. He calls their names and they tell him what they are going to do because they have been trained and are experienced. Very rarely does he tell them what to do. This is or should be realism.
These are in no particular order, you can put them in your own order or not. I watch TV or a movie and think these writers have no imagination to come up with something new AND it insults my intelligence that they think I would believe some of these things could really happen. I realize this is fantasy but they could try to be more real or come up with something else.
Not sure these bother other viewers or they even notice. Again I believe I am being insulted by someone who has no real life experience or drank their way through college and somehow got the job of screen writer. Or their experience is from watching movies and TV.
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