Your Least Favourite Tropes

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by hamm sandwich » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:31 pm

Chess. In any film. A lazy trope to highlight a character’s intelligence / depth. The one in Independence Day stands out for me as the most memorable but it sort of works as everything else is hammy too

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by Cuttooth » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:34 pm

Is the main character in the sci-fi/fantasy TV series actually in a mental institution this whole time?!

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PostRe: Your Least Favourite Tropes
by Squinty » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:11 pm

The big strawberry floating reset button trope. I hate it with a passion.

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by shy guy 64 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:37 pm

Moggy wrote: TV/movies where the character is in a VR simulation and you are never sure if they are still in the simulation or have made it back to the real world.


those are dreadful

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PostRe: Your Least Favourite Tropes
by Ironhide » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:39 pm

Weird and nerdy girl with glasses and low self esteem turns out to be smoking hot.

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:45 pm

Ironhide wrote:Weird and nerdy girl with glasses and low self esteem turns out to be smoking hot.


I think that's mine actually. strawberry floating infuriating.

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by Balladeer » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:40 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Weird and nerdy girl with glasses and low self esteem turns out to be smoking hot.


I think that's mine actually. strawberry floating infuriating.

Once she's been made up only, though. Actually, in general I'd like American shows more if every young woman involved in them wasn't ridiculously stereotypically attractive.

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PostRe: Your Least Favourite Tropes
by Vermilion » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:43 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
Moggy wrote: TV/movies where the character is in a VR simulation and you are never sure if they are still in the simulation or have made it back to the real world.


those are dreadful


Not always, now where's those little thumbies!

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by <]:^D » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:48 pm

rinks wrote:Joining a scene just in time to hear someone say the punchline of a (non-existent) joke.

One very good exception to this is in Phoenix Nights. *hand dryer roars, then stops* “...covered in piss.”

EDIT:


i love Phoenix Nights i want to watch it again now :lol:

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by Tomous » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:52 pm

"He's standing right behind me isn't he?"

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by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:01 pm

"Was it something I said?"

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by Squinty » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:03 pm

<]:^D wrote:
rinks wrote:Joining a scene just in time to hear someone say the punchline of a (non-existent) joke.

One very good exception to this is in Phoenix Nights. *hand dryer roars, then stops* “...covered in piss.”

EDIT:


i love Phoenix Nights i want to watch it again now :lol:


I forgot about this show. The Stars in their Eyes episode was great.

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by Ironhide » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:13 pm

Balladeer wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Ironhide wrote:Weird and nerdy girl with glasses and low self esteem turns out to be smoking hot.


I think that's mine actually. strawberry floating infuriating.

Once she's been made up only, though. Actually, in general I'd like American shows more if every young woman involved in them wasn't ridiculously stereotypically attractive.


AKA every single CW show.

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by Jenuall » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:13 pm

Vermilion wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
Moggy wrote: TV/movies where the character is in a VR simulation and you are never sure if they are still in the simulation or have made it back to the real world.


those are dreadful


Not always, now where's those little thumbies!

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Outland Revenue!?

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by shy guy 64 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:06 pm

Vermilion wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
Moggy wrote: TV/movies where the character is in a VR simulation and you are never sure if they are still in the simulation or have made it back to the real world.


those are dreadful


Not always, now where's those little thumbies!

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ok ill give you that one

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PostRe: Your Least Favourite Tropes
by RJ Badman » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:50 am

Oh yeah, here's one:

Character overhears either the first or last half of a sentence (or in rarer cases, all) and gets the completely wrong impression and blows up at the speaker. But whereas five seconds of shutting your gob and listening would sort it out, we now get an eternity of, "NO, it's FINE, I KNOW what YOU MEANT so WHY NOT just GO DO THAT THEN?"

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PostRe: Your Least Favourite Tropes
by Moggy » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:02 pm

Showing the end of the movie/episode/series at the beginning and then the rest of it is showing how it got there.

It has been used effectively in the past, but it's so played out now by Tarantino wannabes.

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PostRe: Your Least Favourite Tropes
by Cuttooth » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:21 pm

God I remember it feeling like Battlestar Galactica had ten "TWO DAYS EARLIER" starts in a row at one point. :lol:

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by That's not a growth » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:29 pm

It's used a lot to try to show the characters double crossing each other, but when you get the full story it was part of the plan all along to infiltrate somewhere. Such twists.

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PostRe: Your Least Favourite Tropes
by Balladeer » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:55 pm

British people being evil. It's not like there aren't much worse tropes to do with nationality, but this one happens so often and they usually sound like me. :(

Also: British-accented parent American-accented kid. Unless they now live in America/America-Expy it's ridiculous.


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