People mostly watch TV and films to escape reality, which is why it’s such a bummer when we’re taken out of the fantasy by a small, petty, overlooked detail. It’s usually something that the director or writers have done to make the story move more smoothly, but which feels so wrong, you can’t even appreciate that story anymore.
Twitter user @m4ttso asked their followers, “What, if anything, can ruin a tv show/film for you? Mine is actors unrealistically drinking hot drinks.”
Ooh, yeah, that’s a good one (looking at you, Gilmore Girls).
What, if anything, can ruin a tv show/film for you?
Mine is actors unrealistically drinking hot drinks
— Shagger (@m4ttso) July 20, 2017
The thread is kind of old, but it’s been circulating, maybe because production companies haven’t received our complaints yet? Despite how unrealistic it may appear, most auteurs don’t want to write an extended scene where the hero can’t find parking for authenticity’s sake.
I guess we just have to accept that some things belong in the real world and not in the movies, then go home and try to forget about the parking situation by binging Netflix.
— Blouse (@Superblouse) July 20, 2017
Or worse, apparently on a call but the phone is lighting up their face! The proximity sensor turns off the backlight when you’re on a call!
— Scottie Pippen (@scottynestpas) July 28, 2017
Any phone calls where actors have to relay other side of convo ‘What do you mean she didn’t make her appointment with the specialist at 4?’
— Georgia Taylor (@RealGeorgiaT) July 21, 2017
People getting out of bed and getting dressed, then going straight out without having a wee or a shower or cleaning their teeth. Mad.
— TittyBiscuits (@dawneywawney) July 21, 2017
Games of chess where the position on the board is highly implausible, or the board is the wrong way round.
— (@Mark_Stockwell) July 20, 2017
Pretty sure if police were interviewing me about someone who’d been murdered I’d sit quietly & listen
— Michelle Garrett (@MichelleLGa) July 20, 2017
When they brush their teeth and there’s no toothpaste foam or drool. I DEMAND REALISM. https://t.co/Nhq3Lo6G6i
— Jarn Athern (@JonWithTheFace) February 6, 2020
Brothers and sisters calling each other ‘bro’ and ‘sis’ so that audiences understand their relationship. I’ve never called my brother bro. He’s never called me sis. Two brothers might be more natural as men say ‘bro’ sometimes anyway… other than it PISSES ME OFF.
— Emmeline Hartley (@EmmelineHartley) April 25, 2018
Rape of a female character being used as character development for a male character https://t.co/dRdFmXbCkV
— MogPlus (@MogPlus) July 22, 2017
Getting fashion and decor wrong in programmes set between 1940-1990
— Lucy. (@crapolatombola) July 20, 2017