Little Things that Annoy You on the Screen?

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13 Oct 2014, 5:10 pm

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-people in commercials for credit cards swiping their card upside and backwards

Oh, that reminds me of a lame commercial that was aired here. I can't even remember what it was for, but it featured a young couple in a living room, playing console video games. The guy was wearing sun glasses (doesn't look dumb indoors at all) so he must have had a very good view of the screen, and he was hitting the controls with his fingers in a way no gamer does, regardless of what game they play, and while clickng randomly on the buttons, he half turned to the girl and smiled.
I sure wouldn't go as far as to call it annoying, but it looked really lame.


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13 Oct 2014, 6:28 pm

-When people in an apocalypse or something don't get dirty (EX: Transformers 3...her dress was white and after having a building almost fall on her, still as white as as dove)
-When people don't say goodbye after a conversation on the phone (EX: pretty much every film/series)
-When people wake up beautiful (EX: again, pretty much every time except for a few where it's used for comedic purposes)
-When they show a girl getting ready and she's in her underwear and for a guy he's just coming his hair (EX: Chuck)
-People not washing their spit in the sink after brushing their teeth (EX: any time someone's getting ready, just always)
-When historical places/things get demolished. This one is the worst! (EX: Man of Steel, Transformers...any other action movie)
-Shaky cameras (EX: The Hunger Games, I swear the camera man was doing backflips while filming)
-When the computer nerd talks and everyone says "speak English" and sometimes the things they're saying are difficult (EX: Any hacker movie)
-"How long will it take you to...." / "I don't know, maybe 5 hours" / "You've got 10 seconds" (EX: Chuck, NCIS, CSI, lots of others)



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13 Oct 2014, 6:49 pm

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-People not washing their spit in the sink after brushing their teeth (EX: any time someone's getting ready, just always)

Yeah, that really grosses me out.

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-Shaky cameras

I'm not a fan of that either and that's the reason why I tend to dislike "found footage" movies.


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14 Oct 2014, 1:51 am

- Wearing descant clothes and then getting them dirty later on.
- Cutaways.
- Cutting to different events or places really quickly.
- Answering a phone call on a public phone.
- Using dramatic music for something minor just to make it look more dramatic.
- Not sneezing when there is dust everywhere.
- A chase scene where they reach a cliff, the victim falls off the cliff and the enemy thinks that the character is dead but realises later on that he or she is still
- Damaging expensive items or destroying expensive houses.



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14 Oct 2014, 4:52 pm

I don't mind the one about referencing song lyrics----yeah, it's kinda corny, but cute!!

I agree about the one that russiank12 said about when people don't get dirty----that's sooooo stupid. I really have to give the Brits credit for alot of stuff. One, they DO get dirty when they fall-over; two, they usually don't fake taking a drink of something; three, they oftentimes don't wake-up in full makeup (women).



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14 Oct 2014, 7:44 pm

People not locking their car doors, actors pretending to smoke, too many studio lights everywhere, when someone leaves just as someone enters and they're all really surprised even though it happens in every scene, obvious use of the same set and props arranged differently for different scenes.



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15 Oct 2014, 9:58 am

Oh, yeah! I don't like that one about "actors pretending to smoke", either.

Another one that I thought of, is: I don't like the lighting on some TV shows. I'm thinking it might be because of the use of Hand-cams, or whatever they're called----or, maybe it's because of the use of Hand-cams, ALONE. I've never been able to watch "The Office", "30 Rock", or "Parks and Recreation" because of it.



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15 Oct 2014, 6:00 pm

n8dogg wrote:
- Damaging expensive items or destroying expensive houses.


YESSSS



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16 Oct 2014, 8:27 pm

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Plus why is there two females together?

"Cagney and Lacey" was a show with two women, back in the 80s, and it was HUGELY popular----it was on for 7 years, I think----they didn't wear heels and designer clothes, though.




Not saying I don't like females in the lead cop role, just saying I think its a little unbelievable; expressially the high heels!

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Where is the beast?

I think "the beast" might be New York.






Just saying that the show should be more BEASTLY! :D


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16 Oct 2014, 8:55 pm

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Not saying I don't like females in the lead cop role, just saying I think its a little unbelievable; expressially the high heels!

Yeah, few things look as dumb as women running in high heels, especially when they know there's gonna be running. :roll:


Oh. another thing that annoys me in movies: If there is a dramatic scene, and there is a man and a woman there, you can be sure the man ends up carrying her. And if there is a child and an adult, the adult ends up carrying the child, no matter how unharmed the child is and how old it is.


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16 Oct 2014, 8:57 pm

-When there's an alarm clock going off, especially when it takes the character forever to turn it off
-When someone is announcing a train leaving, or a performer's turn on stage, and the character being called for is having a conversation that takes way longer than the announcer would allow
-General conversational cues to keep the show progressing, that would never happen in real life. It almost seems Aspie-esque the way characters end conversations to abruptly, or ignore something someone said to them to talk about something else



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17 Oct 2014, 9:16 am

@JuliaBoon: "Oh, okay" on both of your comments.



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17 Oct 2014, 9:39 am

When actors drink from a glass and if you notice they aren't drinking or swallowing anything.


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18 Oct 2014, 11:09 am

I like to watch cooking shows alot, and I HATE it when a stand-mixer, for instance, is so loud that the chef / cook has to practically holler over the noise. I've seen shows where the mixer hardly makes a sound----so, if even ONE show can do it, why can't the rest???



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18 Oct 2014, 3:32 pm

Phone numbers not starting with 555 were used in "Short Cuts" (Robert Altman), and "Bruce Almighty", at least originally. But when I saw "Bruce Almighty" on video, a number beginning with 555 was used. Some movie used a non-555 number once which turned out to a real person's number, that person got tons of crank calls, and sued the filmmakers. That movie may have been "Bruce Almighty"; I forgot. There's a funny scene on the 555 issue in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "The Last Action Hero".

Some other things that bug me:

People driving a car, talking to the person next to them, looking at them and not at the road for a long time.

Someone pays for a cab or something else by pulling a bill out of their wallet and handing it to the driver or whoever, without counting bills or even looking at them.

Chess scenes/talk in movies + TV are usually filled with inaccuracies. Expert players are surprised by a mate-in-two (in STTOS, when Spock loses to Kirk in 3D chess, this may even happen with a mate-in-one.). Every move is a check or a capture. Names of openings and other chess terms are misused. Games between grandmasters always end in checkmate. And so forth. All these problems could be fixed be employing any decent chess player as a consultant. Many would do it for free.

In the TV show "Numbers", John von Neumann's name was butchered as "Nooman", as in Jerry Seinfeld's "Hello, Newman". von Neumann's background is Hungarian and the "eu" should sound like "oy" (like it does in German words).




[quote="Jory"]The use of 555 as a prefix for phone numbers. I understand why they do it, but it's always distracting. It'd be better not to have the character recite a number at all.


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