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 recently started circulating again, 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.
Getting fashion and decor wrong in programmes set between 1940-1990
— Lucy. (@crapolatombola) 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
Period dramas that show old books on shelves when, in fact, they would have been new. https://t.co/1eI7UNAzE2
— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) July 21, 2017
Rape of a female character being used as character development for a male character https://t.co/dRdFmXbCkV
— MogPlus (@MogPlus) July 22, 2017
— Blouse (@Superblouse) July 20, 2017
Driving while having a conversation with someone in the passenger seat, and looking at them all the damn time. Eyes on the road!
— Andrew Green (@shedside) July 20, 2017
People running up a familiar London St, turning a corner and ending up at the river which should be miles away
— “Muppet” is not an insult (@GrahamMoonieD) July 20, 2017
People reacting too quickly to something being delicious after taking a bite. This also pisses me off in real life. Don’t patronise me. https://t.co/R5XeuxPi8i
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) July 20, 2017
The people keep cooking THE MOST at breakfast: eggs, bacon, pancakes… And then they take one bite and leave the house??? https://t.co/xHKB78tMXU
— Natalie (@NatAlleyCat) February 6, 2020
Any character not saying ‘bye’ at the end of a phone call. https://t.co/rtVkM0WUWl
— Neil Gibbons (@neilgibbons) July 20, 2017
When there are no fat people in it. In real life, I’m pretty sure we exist. https://t.co/vUv7ajKtWa
— Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen) July 20, 2017
Any scene involving computers, it’s like the concept of a mouse doesn’t exist in TV/film
— Umar Nurgat (@umarnurgat) July 20, 2017
People with low-income jobs living in tastefully decorated massive loft apartments. https://t.co/0U5lDVIrcZ
— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) July 21, 2017
In American tv and films women are always in bed with a bra on, even after sex when they get out of the bed their bra is on
— Carrie (@cazbabyblu) July 20, 2017
Empty suitcases pretending to be carried full.
— Annabel Giles (@Annabel_Giles) July 21, 2017
People arranging to meet up somewhere the next day without determining the time they’ll meet. https://t.co/Xa1iqUjubB
— Mangal 2 Restaurant (@Mangal2) July 20, 2017
What Hoegy always referred to as, “The Hollywood School of Marksmanship.”
300 shots fired, not 1 hitting the main character. https://t.co/ef9l3L2wfi
— AmyJ (@jo_hoegfeldt) July 21, 2017
People being able to hold meaningful conversations in night clubs.
— red7wings (@red7wings) July 28, 2017
When they’ve got something they don’t want someone to see in their bag but pull it out, look at it, pull a serious face and put it back
— Laura (@laurajsxoxo) July 28, 2017
People going about their lives like nothing happened a few days after being badly injured. Especially on dramas were people get shot and then an hour later they’re running around. Like, your stitches! The wound! Aren’t you in incredible pain?! https://t.co/RbxfbP964w
— just like the gypsy woman said (@aboyhasaname) February 6, 2020
Typing like a keyboard smash just to bring up a different screen. They haven’t heard of shortcut keys apparently https://t.co/nDo8VLAQQy
— MidnyteMercury | Ami (@midnytemercury) July 21, 2017
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
Faux newspaper headlines that bear no resemblance whatsoever to actual newspaper design, layout, content or style. https://t.co/KklVvNQqlF
— Alan Barnes (@senrab_nala) July 20, 2017
The show is set in DC. The hero finds a parking spot close to where they want to go, first try. Hahahaha https://t.co/hVsjtTwMVY
— Little Hunting Creek (@kathilatte) July 20, 2017
Like you wouldn’t fall in love with Thor in under 48 hours… pic.twitter.com/9iYRkTdnwb
— Kaz (@kazzani) July 20, 2017
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