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 else sucks? Tropes and plots that are so over-used and unrealistic. Now don't get me wrong, I am all for outlandish plots. However, it gets tiring seeing these same things over and over. Here are some more tropes that most likely won't happen in real life.
1. Teenagers easily getting into Ivy League colleges
2. Atrocious dialogue
Have you ever watched a show aimed at teens and the dialogue was so bad that it had you wondering "Have any of these writers even interacted with an actual teenager?" If you said yes to this question, I hate to say it but this is very prevalent. Especially in the teen drama circles. From not knowing "the triumphs and defeats, the epic highs and lows of high school football." to characters declaring to their significant other that they are "endgame", I can't help but roll my eyes.
3. Telling someone you hate them, only for something bad to happen to them immediately after
This is also one that I see a lot in teen dramas. People have arguments and say things that they don't mean in the heat of the moment. They then apologize after. According to TV and movie logic, if you tell someone you hate them in an argument, they will end up getting in a horrible accident and maybe even die, especially if it is a parent-child relationship.
4. Someone is secretly royalty
I blame Netflix for this one. It's always your typical movie about a down on their luck man or woman who discovers that they are secretly long-lost royalty. This trope has always been an unrealistic one but the fact that this is practically its own sub-genre at this point. And for some odd reason, they usually take place around Christmas time.
5. Basically every Hallmark movie plot
Hallmark movies practically 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 at the most random place, and they end up living happily ever after. And to make it extra cheesy, it usually takes place around the holiday season. Also bonus points if the woman's job is one of the following: nanny, bakery owner, or florist.