A good movie or TV show is excellent at immersing you so deeply in the world of its story and characters that you overlook the things that would seem pretty implausible if you encountered them in real life.
Often when we think of that suspension of disbelief, it’s referring to sci-fi or fantasy elements, or even just characters brilliantly coming up with solutions to impossible problems.
But weirdly enough, those elements can be easier to let go of in our enjoyment than smaller aspects of on-screen fiction that just don’t sit right. You can be watching a show based entirely around vampires but when they start using Bing to look up information online, boy, that’s when the realism gets sucked right out of the room.
One Redditor was curious what types of smaller things that happen over and over in movies or TV that are presented as “normal” take viewers out of the immersive experience and have them thinking “that is not what people in real life do.”
Read on to see if these fit your fictional pet peeves, but be warned — if you didn’t notice them before, you certainly will after this.
Go to bed wearing full make-up.Haunting-Aardvark709
No one using a computer ever uses a mouse. It’s just constant, frantic typing.Santos_L_Halper_II
End a call and hang up the phone without saying goodbye.ShermanKrebbs
People just firing guns with no hearing protection without becoming deaf.wjqin9
“klsdkfjasfkl josadjf nasasofd %jsadfaoisfd ” — SYSTEM HACKED.Basic-Cat
Throwing a non specified amount of money on the bar and walking out.ZedsDeadBabyyyyyy
Everyone has 1 paper bag for groceries. And it has a celery stalk and loaf of french bread sticking out the top.ArachnidBeneficial61
Come over to a friend’s place, stay there for all of 30 seconds to talk about something plot-relevant, and then just leave right away.fd1760
When someone asks someone they just met on a date “Sure, pick me up at 5.” First of all where? Their house? How do you know where they live already? You guys just met????cupcakebatter8
Having highly confidential conversations about 4 feet away from the people they are talking about, and not being overheard.Goose-rider3000
Hitting someone on the head with a whiskey bottle to knock them out. Pretty high risk of killing them.Armchairengineer1960
On TV house parties where everyone is evenly spread out throughout the house having 1 on 1 conversations while generic techno plays in the background.Environmental_Leg108
Women can be in the jungle for weeks, and they don’t have hair growing anywhere. Men immediately begin to grow a beard.Dream_babe
Being a young, aspiring artist/writer/actor living alone in a nice, spacious apartment in a prime area of a big city like New York or LA.SDFDuck
School buses honking and waiting for kids that are still in the house. If I wasn’t at the bus stop when the bus arrived, it would drive on by. It didn’t stop. It didn’t honk. It didn’t wait.DannyC990
Person goes to the toilets to throw up, or maybe they were coughing up blood. Do they rinse out their mouth like normal people? No! They wash their face and suddenly everything is okay?PM_ME_YOUR_MESMER
Whenever a simple miscommunication happens, no ever stops and clarifies with the other person. Like if one 10 sec conversation can derail an entire plot thread im not interested.bleedsdaylight121