What TV show trope needs to retire? by QuestionGuy August 20, 2021, 2:48 pm What TV show trope needs to retire? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMeQuestion and Answerretireshowtrope See more Previous article TIL that the full name of Nintendo mascot Mario has been widely debated, with many considering it to be Mario Mario. Nintendo CEO Iwata claimed Mario had no last name, which Mario creator Miyamoto agreed with. After Iwata’s passing, Miyamoto changed his stance – the full name was indeed Mario Mario. Next article An elderly Rabbi and an elderly Priest are good friends in the retirement home. 31 Comments Leave a Reply Hardworking mother that does literally everything while the dad is a dopey dumbass that fucks everything up Log in to Reply Zombies have been overplayed, give me some ghosts or extraterrestrials at least, time travelers, or beings from other dimensions, even demons are better than zombies at this point. Log in to Reply The misunderstanding, which usually involves someone saying “Wait, I can explain!” before the other person storms off. Log in to Reply Two people with compatible sexualities are near each other? Romance! Log in to Reply Dads who are just clones of Homer Simpson. Log in to Reply Writing in a relationship crisis for the main couple just to keep things interesting. Or keeping apart two people who would have fucked 6 seasons ago if it were real life, because the writers are milking the romantic tension to death. Log in to Reply The Hallmark Christmas movie. Big city business lady has to go to small town for some reason. She and guy meet cute when her Mercedes breaks down on her way to Important Business Meeting. The guy runs the auto shop/hardware store his grandpa opened after the war. Probably goes to veterinary school at night or some shit. Business lady falls in love and learns the True Meaning of Christmas^TM. Log in to Reply The laughter track. There are so many great examples of funny shows that don’t rely on playing canned laughter that I really see it as more of a negative nowadays if any show feels the need to utilise it. Log in to Reply Fighter jet engaging an enemy 300ft off the ground. Log in to Reply American idol. It used to be like raw talent, now everyone’s been training since they were 3 for the audition and fake as fuck. No real personality, it’s all just a character they put together for the show. And the producers love it. Log in to Reply This has been touched on a little, but the fat dumbass doofus male always has a very attractive wife who doesn’t have much of any reason at all to be married to this guy who only causes her grief. Log in to Reply Sassy gay and black female best friends Log in to Reply The “I hate my wife” tropes are getting annoying as fuck. I think they’ve started to die down though. Log in to Reply I really hate when the child is way way more emotionally intelligent than they ought to be. Ghandi type wisdom coming from a 6-year-old. I think movies are worse about this than TV but it still happens. Billy example I can think of right now is the movie The Ultimate Gift. Good movie but it’s definitely guilty of this trope which in my opinion takes away, not adds. Log in to Reply “He’s a part-time musician, she’s a waitress, they’re look for/living in a $300,000.00 house……” Log in to Reply Guy continues to pursue woman even after she’s said no, and his “persistence” eventually pays off. Do this in real life and 90% of the time it’s harassment. Log in to Reply The “you need to wait 48 hours before reporting a missing person” thing People believe that it’s a real law now you TV show making fucks. Log in to Reply Female Dominican or Puerto Rican cop in New York. Log in to Reply Casting glamorous-looking 25-year-olds as 15-year-olds. Not only does it take me out of the setting, but it affects teens’ self-image and probably also affects how adults see kids. I understand that when portraying certain subject matter, there are a lot less hoops to jump through if you don’t cast a minor. But at least cast a babyfaced 21-year-old and don’t dress them like they just got off a shoot for Vogue. Log in to Reply Disney Sitcoms in general. Log in to Reply The musical episode. Log in to Reply Forced romance subplots Log in to Reply Women asking help from a man in the silliest situations Log in to Reply Time travel Log in to Reply Corrupt cops. I watch TV to escape from reality. Log in to Reply The edgy “cool” middle aged white mom who thinks drinking wine is a personality trait Log in to Reply 1. The horror movie victim who flees upstairs 2. The horror movie victims who do not arm themselves 3. The drama plot that could be solved by 2 minutes of dialogue 4. The high-end ex military henchman who only has a pistol and doesnt check his area properly 5. The high end diversity henchman from an exotic land with an exotic melee weapon in a movie full of guns 6. The series plot that builds expertly toward a percieved end and then “subverts expectations” with some half assed shit out of nowhere 7. The series plot that progresses and regresses ad infinitum for stupid reasons to preserve romantic tension 8. The character that fucks up the plot after literally everyone warned them about exactly that 9. Assholes that learn to be better people and then immediately die. 10. Mentors who pass on knowledge or items and immediately die 11. Cute or innocent characters without depth who exist only to die by the villains hand. …. I need to stop. Log in to Reply when characters have every reason to just talk or say a very obvious thing out loud but wont, in order to artificially inflate and extend a conflict. and when characters get extra dumb suddenly to create pointless conflict to pad episodes. Log in to Reply The romanticization of drug dealers and money laundring Jax Teller was a shit person but i stil liked him because of all the romanticization , the same goes for Pablo Escobar in Narcos or Tommy Shelby in Peaky blinders. Log in to Reply “Explaining/repeating the joke” humor. And: the “humor” comes from the character’s personality- as in, you know exactly what they’re going to say or do because of the character. See: The Office (US) Brooklyn 99 Parks & Recreation Always Sunny Schitt’s Creek Log in to Reply None of them, every trope has the potential to be done well. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.