Oh, Reddit. I never used to get you before, but now I seriously love looking through your website and reading the ridiculous, thought-provoking topics that everyone is talking about. I love the popular topic I stumbled across today: the unrealistic TV moments that annoy Reddit users the most. I can totally relate.
I love TV just as much as the next person, but I think we can all agree that some of the stuff that happens on our favorite shows is just insane. I usually try to turn a blind eye (it is fake, after all), but my boyfriend is really logical and loves to point out the things that would “never happen in real life.” Apparently, so do Reddit users. Here are 15 unrealistic TV moments that annoy us all. Add yours to the list in the comments!
Anything To Do With RomanceYoroyo said: Hollywood's concept of romance. It's just unrealistic. dicOHsteve added: Or even better, Hollywood's interpretation of people having sex. Eireann123 added: When guys in movies just have to lie on a girl and she starts moaning. No wonder people have disappointment or performance anxiety in real life! That's not how the female body works!! There are so many things I could say here. I could write a book about it. But we'll leave it at this: don't ever model your love life after a TV romance because you will be very disappointed.
How No One Says Hello or Goodbyepenguin_devil[s] said: Personally, I HATE that NO ONE ever says "goodbye" before they hang up the phone. knumbknuts added: I call that "the Hollywood hang up." It takes me out of the movie every time. Once in a great while, it happens to me in real life and I just look at my phone like it insulted my mother. THIS DRIVES ME INSANE. I talk about it all the time because it's so ridiculous.
The Makeup Is Always Perfecthejianyi said: People sleeping and waking up with full make up on. tombotamy added: The first line after they wake up is almost always "you look so beautiful without makeup on." In almost every episode, Jess from New Girl wakes up looking gorgeous: slightly disheveled bed hair, cute matching pajamas and her signature eyeliner and eyelashes. Never happens in real life.
How Old The 'Teens' Actually Arecattata said: Teenagers being played by gorgeous 25 year olds. The only show I've seen that got it right was Freaks and Geeks. lauraam added: I remember being 12 or so and watching One Tree Hill and thinking that was definitely what high school students looked like. Watched an episode recently (at age 22) and realiszd those "15-year-olds" still look years older than me. This one is so true. As a kid, I always thought that teenagers in real life were supposed to look like the teens on TV. Uh, not so much.
How Kids Fight With Their Parentspdfarsight said: It always bothered me when parents and their kids would argue on TV. They argue, the kid yells, runs upstairs to their room (off-screen), the parent makes a half-hearted attempt to follow them, then sighs dejectedly, wondering if they'd made a mistake somehow. B*tch, you think real patents are going to let their kids have the last word? Whenever I tried to pull that, my parents would chase me down, kick my door in and keep yelling at me until they were good and ready to stop, and I'd usually get in even more trouble for daring to walk off on them. Maybe I just had really stubborn parents. This happens all the time! My parents would never.
How Guys Get GirlsAlexReynard said: Stalk a girl who hates you with psychopathic persistence and suddenly she will love you! On TV shows, guys who chase after a girl no matter what come off as a little nutty, but ultimately sweet, romantic and just totally in love. In real life, girls who tried to do this would come off as insane and scary.
How Perfect Everyone Looks All The TimeDrDestructeaux said: There are absolutely no teenagers with acne. mandaaalynne added: And they have dress extremely well, can do their hair and makeup perfectly, and accessorize. So expensive! I'm looking at you, Pretty Little Liars. The girls on this show always look incredible and it's just not fair.
Grocery Bagsnaptime03 said: The suburban mom always comes home with 2 giant brown paper grocery bags with an unpackaged baguette and some leafy carrots peeking out of the top. Creature_73L added: FILLED PAST THE BRIM. Have they been to a grocery store. They put 3 cans of soup in a bag an call it good. I couldn't find a picture of this from a TV show, but it made me laugh because it's true. Source: ShutterStock
How Gorgeous People Are Supposed To Be Uglypgaray said: Gorgeous people playing the role of the average, ugly person next door. SenoraSies added: There's paint on her overalls! MontiBurns added: she has glasses!... and a ponytail! There are tons of examples of this, but here's one that stands out: Jess from New Girl is constantly portrayed as nerdy and not especially appealing. In reality, she's gorgeous.
How People Set Up Datesdaginor said: How nobody gives a specific time for a date. 'Hey you wanna go out sometime?' 'Sure pick me up friday night' 'sounds good, seeya then!' I have always wanted to do this in real life, but sadly, it has never happened. That's because it can't - how do you know what time to be ready? What to wear? Where you're going? SO MANY QUESTIONS LEFT UNANSWERED.
How Fashionable Everyone Istheophilus19 said: How people never wear the same outfit twice. I mean it's great to see so many different clothes, but seriously, are they all so wealthy?! I was going to put another picture of Pretty Little Liars here, but I restrained myself. Seriously, everyone in TV shows always looks incredible, even people who are supposed to be "losers," like Rachel Berry.
How Cops Interrogate WitnessesMidianite_Caller said: In Law & Order when they are quizzing witnesses who don't even stop unloading their delivery truck or serving customers even though they've just been told someone they know was horribly murdered. This is actually my favorite thing about watching Law & Order because it's so ridiculous. I really hope that one day a cop approaches me to ask about something and I casually answer while doing something else.
How Husbands and Wives Actaimless_airship said: That husbands in sitcoms are almost always idiots who deserve and receive scorn (particularly from their wives), and that wives in those same shows are fun-hating shrews who must always be proven superior to the guy. I have always hated the way TV shows and movies depict marriage. They make it look completely miserable! The guy never knows how to do anything and the woman is a bitch. This isn't even true!
Dorm RoomsCallMeSpaghetti said: Dorm rooms. They are always much bigger/nicer than reality. notspreddit said: The entire time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was scoffing at how nice their rooms were. Makes me so mad. I know Pitch Perfect is a movie and not a TV show, but honestly, those dorm rooms were INSANE and needed to be mentioned. Also, Rory's dorm in Gilmore Girls. No dorm is that nice!
How People Have BabiesRadicalBender said: "OH MY GOD! MY WATER BROKE!" "We need to get you to a hospital!" "THERE'S NO TIME! I'M HAVING THE BABY RIGHT NOW!" "There it is! Congratulations, it's a six-month-old child!" Yup. That pretty much explains it all here. Source: ShutterStock
Which of these moments do you think is the most unrealistic? What other unrealistic moments did we forget? Tell me in the comments.