Does anyone actually slide down the wall when crying?
Look, I watch a lotttttttt of TV. I get that certain tropes are going to show up once or twice.
But there are so many weirdly specific tropes that I have simply seen in too many TV shows. Here are just some that always bug me!
People ripping IVs out of their arms in the hospital:
Characters sliding down the wall and crying:
Female characters getting into bed or waking up with makeup and hair done:
Distressed characters cutting their long hair themselves to signify an emotional change:
Characters breaking a piggy bank to get the money out:
The characters stacking their heads over each other in a doorway:
People splashing water on their faces because of emotional distress:
Or, in a related trope, leaning down to use the sink or opening the medicine cabinet, only for a ghost to show up in the mirror:
Someone saying “Knock knock” instead of actually knocking when entering a room:
Pregnancy tests being discarded faceup in the trash:
Teen characters grabbing one thing or refusing to even eat breakfast when there’s an entire display out:
Characters interrupting weddings while the priest is saying, “Speak now or forever hold your peace”:
Or the bride running off or standing up the groom at the altar:
People not saying bye when they hang up the phone:
Characters having plenty of time to get coffee before school:
A character CLEARLY crying over the phone while the other person somehow doesn’t notice:
A character answering the phone at their former lover’s house, causing the current lover to suspect that they’re sleeping together:
And the final phone trope: a character leaving a message they didn’t mean to and then trying to delete it, especially if that message is confessing their love:
A character pretending that they’re delivering bad news, before breaking out in a smile and revealing that it’s good:
Teen characters having plenty of time to talk between classes:
A character kissing another to wake them up:
A character’s laughter turning quickly to tears:
And finally, a shy character coming out of their shell and revealing a previously unknown singing ability:
That’s all from me for now! What TV tropes always tick you off? Let me know in the comments!
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