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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Dec 15, 2017.
With the doppler shift as the train runs past.
And a heavy set, out of shape cop chases down a fit criminal.
The criminal runs into a blocked dead end street, usually blocked by some sort of chain link fence he can't climb. And gets caught.
Or the cop's partner goes another way, and somehow miraculously end up blindsiding the suspect as he goes around a corner.
THIS! 1000% THIS!! Usually they'll have a collage of potential suspects up on the screen and it will be a few randoms and a actor we recognize. A "that guy" type.
Also somehow some way the computer uber hacker nerd is able to narrow down a suspect pool of 150+ to 4 or 5 with just a few key strokes.
Speaking of which, they can also zoom in on any picture taken from it-doesn't-matter-how-far-away with perfect clarity.
And they open sockets a lot
"Opening a socket" was 24's big thing.
I know everyone has their pet "favorites", but my own absolute favorite one of these was on Las Vegas. They were looking for a suspect on security camera, went to a reflection on a side view mirror, zoomed, mirror imaged, and enhanced to find a perfectly identifiable license plate number.
I had to laugh at the recent FBI spinoff, they made sure in the pilot episode to tout their new video enhancement technology that was better than they ever had before, in order to explain it away.
Giancarlo Esposito as a cold, calculating, intelligent big bad.
I like the Red Dwarf spoof on it. Especially the 1st step.
One punch knockouts. Yeah, they happen in real life but probably not by every other Joe Schmoe who throws a punch.
My God that was brilliant.
I would say the Blade Runner scene was a brilliant parody of "that scene" in cop shows...if Blade Runner didn't come about 20 years earlier.
Another annoying trope: when somebody is strangled, they die the instant they are unconscious.
Yeah, that's a weird one. I don't kill people but, from all I've seen (I watch a fair amount of real crime), it takes a good 15 minutes to strangle somebody to death.
Everybody and their uncle can snap another person's neck like it was spaghetti
Or start a car by pulling on the panel under the steering column and touching the 2 wires (already detached and stripped) that magically appear together.
Has anyone mentioned that having a scarf tied around your head and through your mouth suddenly prevents you from making any loud noise?
Or even stops you from talking intelligibly...
I keep wanting to see someone being choked, then stop breathing and pretend they're dead. Then when the other person lets go and walks away, come at them.
That is along the lines of the bad guy falling 30 feet out the window, and we see them flat on the ground. And then when the good guys look again, the bad guy is no longer there.
And of course the classic where the bad guy is 'dead' and then suddenly opens their eyes.