Between screwing with Nigerian spammers and trying to retire before 30, I watch an unhealthy amount of movies and TV. And much to my wife’s regret, I am unbiasedly one of those “that-will-never-happen-in-real-life” people.
It’s funny. Because while I can suspend infinite disbelief watching Bruce Willis destroy a helicopter with a shoe lace (not even his own), what get to me are the little things. Coffee cups, for example. Actors love to use overly expressive arm gestures while supposedly holding a full, boiling hot mocha latte. Now, I’m no fluids engineer, but I’m so paranoid about spills it takes me two minutes to walk to the coffee machine and 10 minutes to get back to my desk. Ladies, why wasn’t Rory Gilmore scolded horribly by her mother every week?
I can usually overlook most of these flaws, but what really get to me are tech errors. Now you’re on my turf, Hollywood. I understand that the goal is entertainment, but come on. You’re embarrassing yourself.