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    Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    What are some things in movies/tv shows that bother you, distract you, or just annoy you in general?

    I'll start with one of mine: When a character is on the phone, the audience doesn't hear/see the person they're talking to, and the actor doesn't pause long enough for the other person to reasonably have time to respond.

    Something along the lines of this: "Hello? Speaking. Is that right? Well, I'll be...No, no don't do that. I'll be right over" with hardly a fraction of a second pause for the other person to speak.

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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    My two pet peeves is how someone can park in front of a big city office building and the space is always open.

    Another one is how you can go great distances in small amounts of time. Justified is a huge offender here. I am not intimately familiar with the geography of eastern Kentucky but I do know it doesn't take just a few minutes to go from Lexington to Harlan and vice versa.
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    Every time there's a scene where someone meets another person for a drink, they have a 30-second conversation, then one of them says they have to go, leaving a full drink on the bar or table.

    Why did you even order that drink if you knew you weren't staying long enough to take more than a sip? (Also, I hate to see even a fake drink go to waste.)
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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    Biggest pet peeve:

    That every show isn't as good as the first four seasons of The West Wing
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    My two pet peeves is how someone can park in front of a big city office building and the space is always open.

    Another one is how you can go great distances in small amounts of time. Justified is a huge offender here. I am not intimately familiar with the geography of eastern Kentucky but I do know it doesn't take just a few minutes to go from Lexington to Harlan and vice versa.
    It takes about three hours to go from Harlan to Lexington. I know I grew up in that area. That's a big reason I quit watching that show was that the things they portrayed that go on in Harlan never happen there.
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    Whenever a character utters the line, "You just don't get it do you," I'm done.

    That is an example of lazy writing, storytelling, and you can find it in a TON of films and shows.

    Awful.

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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    My two pet peeves is how someone can park in front of a big city office building and the space is always open.

    Another one is how you can go great distances in small amounts of time. Justified is a huge offender here. I am not intimately familiar with the geography of eastern Kentucky but I do know it doesn't take just a few minutes to go from Lexington to Harlan and vice versa.
    Would you want to watch a show where the characters search for parking spaces?

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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    What are some things in movies/tv shows that bother you, distract you, or just annoy you in general?

    I'll start with one of mine: When a character is on the phone, the audience doesn't hear/see the person they're talking to, and the actor doesn't pause long enough for the other person to reasonably have time to respond.

    Something along the lines of this: "Hello? Speaking. Is that right? Well, I'll be...No, no don't do that. I'll be right over" with hardly a fraction of a second pause for the other person to speak.
    I'm beating a dead horse but you wouldn't want to sit and wait for dialog you never hear.

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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    When a character opens a door and enters the room and immediately responds to something being discussed before they came in. Ex. Annette Bening at the end of The American President " (aka The West Wing pilot)

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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Would you want to watch a show where the characters search for parking spaces?
    Course not but most major companies in big cities don't have open parking spaces directly in front of the building.

    Here's another one: Someone calls someone else and tells them to turn on the TV and watch something. When they turn the TV on the thing they are supposed to watch is magically on that channel that was turned on.
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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    Urinal scenes. Literally unless it's about some one pooing in the urinal, it's not a valid plot device.
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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Urinal scenes. Literally unless it's about some one pooing in the urinal, it's not a valid plot device.

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    Re: Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    A whole gang of bad guys blasting away with machine guns and not hitting anyone and 1 good guy with a pistol mows down a platoon and a couple jet fighters for good measure.

    Pay attention to the open sky

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    Movie/Television Pet Peeves

    Superhero movies

    Meh, so tired if bending reality to accept their existence but we the viewer must somehow become connected to their personal relationships and foibles

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