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49 minutes ago, Trumo said:

In a busy pub or bar, you never have to wait your turn, and the bartender can hear what you're saying despite the music being turned up to 11.

The bartender always has time to talk, without being interrupted by other customers. 

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When someone has to have a difficult conversation, they always practice in the mirror.  It's always shot in close-up on the speaker's face, before the camera pans out to reveal the mirror (as if it's some witty twist that the viewers don't see coming).

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When someones sneaking about (for example someone rooting through someones house before they get home) they never hurry the fuck up. 

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When Person A has something important/troubling that they need to tell Person B, Person B will always get distracted somehow or change the subject to something more cheerful once the conversation starts. After a while, Person B will remember that Person A wanted to tell them something so they'll ask, only to be met with a reply that it was nothing important/urgent/relevant. Soon afterwards, there will be some sort of calamity or mishap that could have been avoided had Person A actually said what they wanted to say.

 

 

I pulled the above from a similar thread:

 

https://www.liverpoolway.co.uk/index.php?/forums/topic/102933-movie-and-tv-dialogue-that-pisses-you-off/&

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When someone's playing a smoker, and it's clear they've never had a cigarette in their life.

 

Also, similar to the driving down a straight road thing Juniper mentioned, scenes where characters are playing video games and they must constantly press random buttons.

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If it's an American crime procedural with a comedic element, you have to pair a by-the-book police detective (usually female) with a quirky maverick who acts as a civilian consultant (usually male). Do cops in the states regularly work alongside civilian consultants?

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3 hours ago, redheart said:

In TV programmes, films and especially Soaps....no family members look like each other.

 

 

Nobody has the same name. There are never two Steves or Daves. 

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2 hours ago, Colonel Kurtz said:

People die too quickly when they are shot in the stomach particularly in war films. Saving private Ryan and Full metal jacket were exceptions but mostly people get shot in the stomach and die instantly without making a sound.  

This, they don’t fling arms in the air or scream.

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2 hours ago, Stouffer said:

Drinking from empty cups.

Fuck me, that's annoying. They never even pretend that there might be something hot in the mug. Bastards.

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1 hour ago, Trumo said:

If it's an American crime procedural with a comedic element, you have to pair a by-the-book police detective (usually female) with a quirky maverick who acts as a civilian consultant (usually male). Do cops in the states regularly work alongside civilian consultants?

There was a nice little background bit in The Last Action Hero where the desk sergeant in the police station was assigning duties to pairs of coppers and every pair was wildly mismatched (a highlight being a rabbi paired with a cartoon cat).

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On 26/06/2021 at 10:13, VladimirIlyich said:

Just watching tv series and it struck me how stupid it is that when they show a character out jogging or running they run down the middle of the road,often at night and with no high visibility clothing. In the middle of a city and the character can sometimes be darker skinned too. Really stupid.

I am sure there is similar thread somewhere but finding it is more difficult than finding Shergar. 

Note to Mr Usher,Get off the golf course and sort the search facility out,especially on mobile.

Similar thing, watching over 30 year old action men actors running for 3 or 4 minutes at the speed Usain Bolt does the 100m and still have enough breath to utter a coherent sentence or give some punk a good beating when they stop!

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People getting punched in the face & being instantly knocked unconscious. Midnight Run is a prime example, De Niro’s character goes ‘Marvin, Marvin, look out’ & then when Marvin looks away he knocks him spark out. On, like, three separate occasions. And his hand isn’t sore. So, that, & when people go to sleep their bedrooms are never dark

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When 2 people have been shagging all night, when the bird finally gets out of bed she suddenly becomes all bashful and wraps the sheets around her to hide her naked body.

 

Why? 30 seconds earlier she was being rimmed, pile-driven and wolf-bagged.

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When someone's in pain or stressed so they pour a dozen or more pills into their hand and knock the lot back. With no water. 

 

When one character has to explain sometimes the whole plot to another character for the benefit of the viewer because the writers couldn't think of a better device to impart that info to us.

 

When someone walks into a pub/bar and asks the barstaff to turn the TV up behind the bar so they can hear the breaking news. What pubs/bars have TVs behind the bar, never mind have the fucking news on?

 

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Carvalho Diablo said:

When 2 people have been shagging all night, when the bird finally gets out of bed she suddenly becomes all bashful and wraps the sheets around her to hide her naked body.

 

Why? 30 seconds earlier she was being rimmed, pile-driven and wolf-bagged.

 

Women being able to get up and walk 30 seconds after being rimmed, pile-driven and wolf-bagged.

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12 hours ago, Colonel Kurtz said:

People die too quickly when they are shot in the stomach particularly in war films. Saving private Ryan and Full metal jacket were exceptions but mostly people get shot in the stomach and die instantly without making a sound.  

Worse still when it’s a sword slashing across a midriff to the same effect of immediate death

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10 minutes ago, Jack the Sipper said:

When someone walks into a pub/bar and asks the barstaff to turn the TV up behind the bar so they can hear the breaking news. What pubs/bars have TVs behind the bar, never mind have the fucking news on?

When people are watching a news report that relates to them, they listen intently and then switch the telly off before the next news item has started. How do they know they're not missing something important?

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