Sunday, July 1, 2018

Who comes up with this stuff? Who watches this stuff?

Run! Run like the wind!

What is it about writing and directing on TV and movies that show absolute stupidity? The other evidence of missing intelligence is that it repeats itself, just with different words, throughout the rest of the show.

"Let's split up, so we can cover more area."  This is a pure sign of disaster.  In a haunted house where blood runs down walls?  In a cemetery known for flesh-eating inhuman monsters? In an alligator infested forest where bikini-clad teen females bounce around? (The alligators have been genetically modified which causes 4X growth and longer legs.)

"You're going to be fine! You'll be okay!" This is being said to a cognizant dying person who is bleeding buckets out within his line of sight. This is being said to some other person whose guts are being held by his rescuer.

"Don't touch that button, whatever you do, don't touch that button!  Certainly,  destruction looms. There will be explosions or maybe open the gates of hell to release damned souls. Why can't these people just follow directions?


Nuclear Explosion Meme | OH. SO THAT'S WHAT THAT BUTTON WAS FOR. | image tagged in memes,nuclear explosion | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Don't touch that button!

"Run! Go get help! We'll hold them off!" This directive is give to the weakest, least athletic person in the group.  He/she takes off, running down the center of the road while a howling monster on a flaming motorcycle chases him/her.




I know all this because my husband watches these shows and movies while I write. My comments: Really?? You have to watch this again?! Headphones are wonderful inventions.


29 comments:

  1. It appears in other genres, but it's always the horror film that features a bunch of stupid moves.
    Bikini clad women running through the forest from mutant alligators? That's almost watchable...

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    1. The bikini girls always get eaten. The one that escapes is the clothed brunette who has some intelligence. It's a spoiler, I know.

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  2. Ah yes, the TSTL characters...

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    1. Yup. That's always the case. And there is a blonde factor always abused.

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  3. So many channels, so little to watch. I see TLC (The Learning Channel) has a new program about to start that is called Dr. Pimple Popper. I looked it up, and, yes, that is what it is about. The world, as we knew it, is lost.

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    1. Oh, I just checked out a YouTube video of Dr. Pimple Popper. I may not sleep tonight. Ewwwe

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  4. There is a lot of rubbish out there masquerading as entertainment.

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  5. I think those who make the programmes are desperate for new material. Ban TV, that's my motto lately. I've gone back to radio!

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    1. We have found Netflix with choices that reflect our taste.

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  6. Or the whole bad guys shooting 50,000 bullets at you and missing thing while the good guy shoots two and wins. Yeah, that makes sense.

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  7. There is enough insanity in real life...we don't need on TV or in the movies. It's a horrible thought but it could be art imitating life.

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    1. Do you remember the days of Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke? Or Route 66? Or M.A.S.H.? Where did these quality shows with writing go?

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  8. My grown kids indulge. I usually ignore their TVs when we're visiting. ;) I got the new job and we left for our road trip the minute the call came through. Thanks for your prayers. I won't call it a coincidence that the call came shortly after our conversation. :) Have a wonderful summer!

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    1. and I did!! I have one more question though. Mentoring takes awhile. ;) :)

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  9. That GEICO commercial is funny because it's so spot on. I laughed at the group telling the least athletic person to go get help because I'd definitely be the one getting chased by that motorcycle!
    I love Netflix - so many great shows to watch. I don't watch anything on the regular tv channels anymore.

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    1. There are specific programs on TV that we enjoy, but for the most part we watch Netlix and Hulu.

      Glad you enjoyed the Geico commercial. I always laugh at the evil guy in the garage, I love his face.

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  10. Dear Susan, living alone I do not share the television viewing so I see just what I choose, which is, I see from your posting, a real treat! And I mostly look just at PBS, which mostly shows British mysteries for drama. About the only time I see ads--which I find really insulting to my intelligence--is when I'm looking at the national news. Peace.

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    1. Sounds like you have found your comfort zone!

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    2. Dear Susan, I Have!!!! Peace.

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  11. Love this, so true. On tv in the UK - not watching but can’t avoid the comments - is Love Island. One of those reality shows. Far worse than those silly, funny films 😊

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    1. Reality shows are almost embarrassing, except for "Forged in Fire" which requires lots of skill.

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  12. TV is not what it used to be … perhaps I'm getting old!!!

    All the best Jan

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    1. No, we are NOT old. Quality is plummeting.

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