Things That Bug me in TV Shows and Movies

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  1. painless

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    How bad guys are such lousy shots and can’t hit the broadside of a barn.

    how pilots yank and bank a stick or yoke and the airplane they are supposedly flying stays rock solid level

    Computer generated flying scenes vs the real thing
     
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    Hacker trying to get into password protected system: "ACCESS DENIED" in letters filling the screen. Then he types "override" and he's in, instantly.
     
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    The Fast and the Furious movies are AWFUL about that. "Hey we're racing and the tach is at redline . . . let me hit the NOS button and then UPSHIFT!" Instant speed even though you were already at redline in a higher gear!
     
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    I like it when hackers pretty much avoid using the mouse for anything, lol. I mean, yeah it's fast to use the keyboard, but I don't think the hackers are going to hit "tab" 50 times until it selects the icon/field they are trying to get to on a foreign computer system.
     
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    CGI, unless it's sci-fi.
     
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    When a turbine powered helicopter starts winding down while the helicopter is landing but still 100' in the air and is at ground idle by the time it touches down.
     
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    This. Unless the whole movie is CGI. Like in Walking Dead the CGI tiger. If you don’t want to use a real tiger, and I fully understand not wanting to use a real tiger, just write the tiger out of the story.
     
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    I thought The Aviator, the flick about Howard Hughes, was pretty bad physics-wise. The computer-generated airplanes looked great, but didn’t move anything like real airplanes would move.

    The HR-1’s power-off, gear-up slide through the berry patch — after a cartoonish “flareout” — lasted eighteen seconds before the camera cut away, the airplane still moving at a good clip, seemingly a constant speed (maybe they were greaseberries?). Plenty of time for Leo to mug for the camera. Plus he handles the controls like it was a skiploader, rather than a high-performance airplane. Jimmy Stewart, at least, knew how to “fly” an airplane in the movies.

    And how about sound? Over the Hollywood Hills Leo and Cate whisper and coo to each other in the cockpit of a Sikorsky S-38 (Hughes’ real airplane was an S-43) as “Moonglow” plays softly in the background. That would have been kinda tough with the din from the unmuffled R-1340’s and prop tips mere inches from the cabin roof.

    In the interview on the bonus disc, director Scorsese admits that before making this movie he knew nothing about aviation. No kidding. Howard Hughes was passionate about technical accuracy in his films; he would have hated the aviation scenes in this movie.
     
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    using two fingers and "the force" to choke a bloke. no offense, m'lord...
     
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    It’s supposed to be entertaining. TV shows with 8mins of commercials per half hour and then restart with a recap of the last segment.
    Movies longer than 90mins and/or require deep thinking to understand.
     
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    How long the driver looks at the passenger in conversation on a seemingly busy highway.
    Laugh tracks of any sort
    Fighters getting kicked in the face and isn't phased at all unless you're the bad guy
    Some hero says, "we need to get (whatever) out there, on that, etc NOW and its there in seconds
    Computer usage and display is instantaneous, especially when its the FBI or CIA
    Nobody ever pays the cab driver or for a beer at the bar
    Depiction of air traffic controllers, radar rooms or towers..nobody has ever gotten it right
     
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    Cooking competitions-
    Chef- "The chicken needs 3 more minutes to cook". Head chef- "hurry it up $%*%()@#$@$#@$@# you biscuit". Cook brings chicken up, and its undercooked. Like how do you hurry cooking something? If it takes 5 minutes to cook, how does yelling or saying hurry make it cook faster?
     
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    Reality shows that claim they are not scripted. Alaska Bush People is the funniest comedy going today. I mean folks that are supposedly living off the land but always have clean clothes, not to mention the weight gain.
     
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    What was the name of the other show of the same type? Anyway I used to work with a guy who's niece (Jane) was on that show. They lived minutes from downtown and they had to move their cars out of the shot to make it seem as if they are way out in the bush.
     
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    Evil hacker triggers ATC Zero. Airplanes can't land don't call out ATITAPA in CAVU VMC.
     
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    Are you thinking of ''Alaska, The Last Frontier''.?? It is near Homer and you can drive to the homestead on paved roads. And yeah, camera angles have to be careful to not show other houses and traffic on the road.
     
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    Yes, Jane is in the red shirt.
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    Over-hyped wx reporting.

     
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    It's more enjoyable if you suspend disbelief!
     
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    There was a movie (one of the Die Hard movies, I think) where the bad guys hacked the ATC computer and moved the glide slope down 400 feet so the planes would follow the glide slope into the ground. :lol: But the movie folk play on the audience not knowing anything about aviation (or anything else) to sell a story.
     
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    Even on pavement, it's done in situations where it wouldn't happen in real life. The worst example is the screeching sound when coming to a stop, which is not going to happen with today's anti-lock brakes.
     
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    The thing that annoys me most about laugh tracks is that the artificial audience laughs at lines that aren't even mildly funny!
     
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    Also, spaceships that have to keep their engines running to maintain speed in a vacuum, and coast to a "stop" when the engines are turned off.
     
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    Maybe those pilots are just REALLY GOOD at flying in severe turbulence! ;)
     
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    That reminds me: Star Trek's chief engineer (Scotty) wore a red shirt but never got killed!
     
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    My grandfather was a very senior captain for Eastern when that came out. A very serious guy, overly serious really, and I don't think I'd seen him laugh so hard as when he took my brother and I to that movie. Wiping tears out of his eyes funny. So much to mock in it with airline travel at the time.

    I had some pretty chunky actual time last summer and said I sweating like Ted Stryker on approach. Every pilot got it and said "yea, been there" . :D

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    I can confirm that, especially about residency.
     
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    I hate that you even posted that.
     
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    Okay, serious question: can you really knock a person out by head-butting them?
    I accidentally butted heads with my sister once and it just hurt a lot for both of us.
    (Was I just doing it wrong?)
     
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    or a well placed karate chop to the back of the neck?
     
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    Ooh, I just remembered another one:

    The phony sounds in a fist fight!
     
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    The total lack of gratuitous farting.
     
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    No, this is the correct way...

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    :lol::lol:
     
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    Have you seen the episodes of M.A.S.H. where they had no laugh track? Changed the show. Even on the shows that had corny laugh tracks, they wouldn't use them in the O.R. scenes.

    Many shows like Fall Guy & A-Team would smash up a lot of cars. Right before the crash, they would change to a beat up car that often didn't even look like the original. Drove me crazy.
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    Mel Brooks cornered the market leaving them in short supply for the rest of Hollywood.