TV & Movie Clichés

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Perpetrators of pernicious conspiracies are fastidious in leaving a world-encircling trail of encrypted clues documenting their plans, each of which can be decrypted in approximately 2 minutes.
... And all the elements of these clue trails are derived from or framed with respect to western European and Christian memes and themes, no matter when or by whom the clues originated.
 

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This may have been done before, if so, I apologize. Please add if you have new ideas!

Grocery shopping is always in brown paper bags with either (but never both!) a bread stick or a bunch of celery sticking out.

People on the phone never say goodbye.

Arranging a date, no-one says where or when, they just turn up at the right place and time.

Car park - they always find one right away.

Female characters being chased will always trip over and hurt their ankle.

No-one wakes up with bed hair or morning breath.

People only drink red wine.

Villains are English and posh.
Also why is it that people investigating isolated ,dark room always call out "is anyone there". If you are an intruder ,are you really going to stand up ,shout surprise and advertise your presence
 

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I loved Prime Suspect and Cracker, too.
 

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When someone has prescription meds that they don't want to take any more they tip the pills down the toilet.
That stuff ain't cheap! Just put it away in the cabinet.
(This is more common in american shows as uk meds usually come in blister packs. Its not very visually dramatic to have someone slowly popping out a tablet one at a time).
 

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Any man in a drama who walks into the bathroom while his wife is in (a usually very bubbly) bath will pause, lean on the door frame and smile lovingly at her.
 

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Whenever a film starts with a group of irritating, whiny young people, you just know that most of them are going to die horribly.
They're depicted as being horrible so we have no empathy with them when the monster/alien/serial killer/whatever starts picking them off.
You really need to watch the comedy splatter film Tucker and Dale Vs Evil .. it celebrates these clichés ..
 
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