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TV & Film Stuff in movies and on TV that bothers you

KLS52

Only Kindness Matters
OMG, I dislike Quinn so much! I just want to slap her! Lol

Yes, they do allude to something like that with Liam. Would be cool if they would come out and address it directly.
 

Yokel

Star Member
Think of all the cop shows which have at least one obligatory car chase. Does anyone every go to a petrol station to refuel?
 

Amy SF

Dweller in nature
I've got to say, this has annoyed me for a long time, but I hate EXTREME close-ups. It's especially obnoxious when it's of people's faces. Dirty, sweaty, bloody faces, faces with slo-mo rage, etc. It really makes me cringe. But other extreme close-ups make me cringe, too.
 

Blobbenstein

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I don't like it on the news where the camera goes in for a face close up, when someone is upset...trying to capture the moment of pain, for the delectation of the audience...:rolleyes:

Also when a picture of the villain comes on the news, and they slowly zoom in on them, to add dramatic effect...I sort of imagine that the zoom goes too far one day, and we disappear up the person's nose.
 

Fyvel

Veteran Member
I don't know if this happens on other shows or not, but I have noticed on Supernatural the characters will be standing in the rain - the rain is falling from the sky, splashing in puddles at their feet, yet not one drop gets on the actors. No droplets on their face, hair, clothes... nothing. It is really bizarre. I've noticed at least a couple of times now and it is one of those things that once seen cannot be unseen :/
 

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
I've started to dislike the fake enthusiasm on BBC science shows. Okay, it's a glacier. Fantastic. Now, get over it! And ooh you have to wear several layers of clothes because it really is cold. Okay, we get it. No need to almost squeal with excitement. And stop smiling all the time.
 

beancounter

The Fire That Burns Within
I've started to dislike the fake enthusiasm on BBC science shows. Okay, it's a glacier. Fantastic. Now, get over it! And ooh you have to wear several layers of clothes because it really is cold. Okay, we get it. No need to almost squeal with excitement. And stop smiling all the time.
It took billions of years for that glacier to form!!

Frankly, I find your lack of faith in the geological process disturbing. :p
 

Amy SF

Dweller in nature
Re: Horror movies

When there's an intruder in the house, or a malevolent force in your house that's trying to kill you, wouldn't your FIRST instinct be to get OUT of the house and not run around like a maniac trying to hide from this evil thing? :rolleyes:

"No, Tommy! Don't touch it!" And Tommy touches it and look what happens to Tommy. :p

Abandoned hospitals are natural places for the ghosts of patients who died horrible deaths, and they're out to avenge their nasty demise on any living person stupid enough to sneak in. Everyone knows that. So why are you there?

Same thing with abandoned prisons, but with the ghosts of prisoners.

Same thing with the abandoned house where the nice Leave it to Beaver family that used to live there was horribly slaughtered by that same malevolent force mentioned above.

Jack the Ripper is not dead, he just travels through time, so if you're a prostitute, or even if you just dress and behave like one, beware!

Lizzie Borden took an axe...and apparently even though she's dead now, she still wants to use it - on you. :p
 

Fyvel

Veteran Member
Explaining things that are super-obvious. I'm sure this has been mentioned already. But seriously, TV producers, stop assuming we are all idiots.
 

Mikkel

Addicted Poster
Wild animals programs when the host (always a man...) has to be so cool and touches the animals, chases them, pokes them, picks them up etc etc. Let them be you stupid moron!!!!!

I like David Attenborough.
 

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
English-language WW2 documentaries where they have someone read quotes by Hitler or other German-speakers in English with a fake and "evil" German-accented voice. Fortunately, they don't seem to do this any more in new documentaries, but it's not entirely unheard of in older ones.
 

Blobbenstein

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we have to know who the villain is.

When they show pictures on the news, sometimes it's hard to tell who it is and if we should be booing or cheering. Perhaps there should be a little caption telling us.


I must say, it is a little disconcerting to zoom up the nostrils of a mass murderer, but that is how the media play it.
 

Amy SF

Dweller in nature
I have to get this off my chest. It's been bothering me for a LONG time. I really hate it when someone calls a chimpanzee, or a large primate such as a gorilla a "monkey". Chimpanzees are NOT monkeys. They're all primates, but chimps and gorillas are NOT classed as monkeys. I suspect the writers are just being lazy and think a character calling a chimp or a gorilla a "monkey" is funny, but it's zoologically wrong.
 
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Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
I'm starting to notice more and more all kinds of things I don't want my daughter to see or hear, be it misogynist / gender-limiting in some way, or practices that are unkind to animals.
 
There's always a place with a help wanted sign in the window whenever someone starts over in a new town. And, they always grab the sign out of the window, walk inside and then walk out with a new job, even though they are new in town and have no ID (they're always running away from something and have to hide their identity), SSN, no work history, etc.
 

Amy SF

Dweller in nature
I'm bumping this thread because I have a new annoyance: When an actress is carrying an infant around in her arms in any given scene, she makes no attempt to carry it as if it's a real live baby. It's pretty obvious she's carrying a doll around. The "baby" never moves, she never stops to look at it or talk and coo to it, and she may as well be carrying a bag of potatoes in her arms. If it's that inconvenient for the actress to carry a "baby" around if she makes no effort to pretend it's an actual baby, then why have her do it in the first place?
 
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