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« on: February 01, 2019, 06:53:41 PM »

I just saw an episode of some crime show (csi whatever or something like it) where a man gets into his car IN BROAD DAYLIGHT and a moment later is murdered by a psycho hiding in the back seat.

Why do people  who write tv and movies think there is a magic  cloaking device installed in american cars than makes someone laying in the back seat invisible in brightest day,  in blackest night?

Honestly, if you can't  spot a full from man laying in your backseat in broad daylight as you're getting in, you probably shouldn't be driving...

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 10:43:18 AM »

Tinted windows. On my old car you couldn't see the back seat from the outside; the tinting was too dark.

I've noticed most cop shows follow this formula:

10 CRIME HAPPENS
20 COPS CALL IN ACCUSED FOR QUESTIONING
30 ACCUSED ACCUSES SOMEONE ELSE
40 IF TIME !=45 GOTO 20 ELSE ARREST ACCUSED

This gets old fast, & is it really realistic for the police to accept someone's excuse & go after someone else after only 2-3 minutes of questioning?
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 11:34:41 AM »

Granted I haven't seen it in a while-so maybe it has died- but I always hated the episodes of shows wear one character thinks other have forgotten their birthday only for them to be throwing s surprise birthday party later. 

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 06:54:58 PM »

When an actor leaves the show her replacement is written in as her cousin.

Also a lot of sitcoms do that "locked in a room/elevator/basement" trope that leads to a heart to heart talk, better understanding and reconciliation. (Dawson's Creek actually did it well, and All in the Family did it hilariously, mostly though it's silly. Heck Pretty Little Liars ended an entire run by having all the moms locked in a cellar while a psycho stalked them: alas they lived.)

A character lying between life and death and someone they knew who died in a past season tries to lure them into Hell. (Californication, The Sopranos.)

A pregnant woman goes into labor at the worst moment and her brother/husband/best friend must deliver the baby. (Seventh Heaven, Bones, etc.)

But at least the all-flashback episode died with Family Ties.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 07:57:02 PM »

When someone gets knocked out, and all off a sudden they starts acting like Gilligan after a coconut falls on his head.
"Where am I ? Who are you people?"
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 03:24:11 PM »

When someone gets knocked out, and all off a sudden they starts acting like Gilligan after a coconut falls on his head.
"Where am I ? Who are you people?"

Yeah, and then a second whack brings them back to normal?

The whole idea that a blow to the head knocks someone cleanly out is crazy but even supposedly highbrow crime shows like The Blacklist use that trope.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 07:18:46 AM »

The stupid trope of a clock  counting down on a bomb.

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 07:39:54 AM »

The ridiculous "enhance" technique of pictures or videos. Like, seriously - making it bigger doesn't make it clearer.
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