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5 more unrealistic tropes in TV shows and movies

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This is a response to 7 of the most unrealistic things in TV shows

TV and movies can be a great escape from reality. Sometimes real life sucks. But you know what’s also stupid? Tropes and plots that are so overused and unrealistic. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for outlandish conspiracies. However, seeing the same things over and over gets tiring. Here are some more tropes that most likely won’t happen in real life.

1. Teenagers get into Ivy League colleges easily

The real life chances of getting into an Ivy League college are just above 9%. While some of the teens on those shows are very academic and eventually get in, there are others who never learned to do academics and those who use their time to solve mysteries and somehow end up in prestigious colleges.

2. Gruesome dialogue

Have you ever watched a teen show and the dialogue was so bad you wondered, “Have any of these writers ever interacted with a real teen?” If you said yes to this question, I hate to say it, but this is common. Especially in the teen drama circles. Of not knowing “the triumphs and defeats, the epic highs and lows of high school football”. to characters who declare to their significant other that they are “endgame” I can’t help but roll my eyes.

3. Telling someone you hate them only if something bad happens to them immediately afterwards

This is also one I see a lot in teen dramas. People argue and say things they don’t mean in the heat of the moment. They apologize afterwards. According to TV and movie logic, if you tell someone you hate them in an argument, they will end up having a terrible accident and maybe even dying, especially if it’s a parent-child relationship.

4. Someone is secretly royalty

I blame Netflix for this. It’s always your typical movie about a hapless man or woman who discovers they’re secretly long-lost royalty. This trope has always been unrealistic, but the fact that this is practically its own subgenre at this point. And for some strange reason, they usually take place around Christmas.

5. Basically any Hallmark movie plot

Hallmark movies pretty much all have the same plot. And that plot is always, a single father who is most likely a widower meets the woman of his dreams in the most random place, and they end up living happily ever after. And to make it extra cheesy, it usually takes place around the holidays. Also bonus points if the woman’s job is one of the following: nanny, bakery owner, or florist.


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