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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Dec 15, 2017.
Rule 2 of Zombieland: Double Tap
I've seen it countless times, on shows and movies, where (for example) a guy breaks into a woman's dwelling. Big fight ensues. Somehow or other she is able to take him down. Looks like he could be dead. She doesn't even check. She moves only a few feet, or less, away from him WITH her back to him and has a breakdown over the whole thing.
Next bit - he's up and on her before she even knows what's going on.
What idiot would not make 200% sure the guy who has attacked her is dead? If I were shooting, I would empty the gun. He's down - I'm making sure he's dead and sure as hell not standing right next to his hand (seen the one where he grabs her leg before she can respond more times than I can count).
But, OTOH, I get that it's about the drama. I just don't really like stupidly manufactured drama.
I'm sure this has already been mentioned, but:
Zombie/Monster/Alien takes out an entire heavily armed military squad (even at range).
Said Zombie/Monster/Alien then jumps on top of feeble civilian and is somehow fought off or killed.
Most recently seen in the Epix War of the Worlds.
"Always put one in the brain."
- One of my former supervisors
(quoting "Miller's Crossing" )
If I got an intruder down, I think that I would be at one of my neighbors' doors before I even would look back.
My friend was a juror on a murder trial a couple years ago. It was almost comical how inept the defendants were at killing the victim, though eventually they did get a fatal shot into him.
That's a sure-fire way to get your neighbor killed (since we're talking tropes).
Ugh The "Bonnie & Clyde" killing and/or crime spree couple. I think just about EVERY cop show has done this trope. Criminal Minds has done it SEVERAL times. Ditto on the various Law&Orders. Now 'FBI: Most Wanted' has joined the pack.
While I'm at it....
Every hospital show has some sort of shooter/hostage situation where they want someone worked on.
Every courtroom show has some sort of shooter/hostage situation where they want some case retried.
My "favorite" trope:
Too many shows have child characters when they shouldn't, and all too often the only reason those characters exist is to be monstrously stupid and put everybody else in serious jeopardy.