The Problem With (Some) TV Series

Firstly, this is based on Suits, Designated Survivor, Quantico (puke) and other similar idiotic American nonsense.  There are other great TV series, but I won’t get into those.

Most of all, it’s the bad writing.  Here’s a breakdown…

  • The same situation happens over and over and the characters respond in the same way, over and over.  Example: The 7 Things That Happen on Every Suits Episode
  • The actors say the same things, over and over. The characters end up flat. cliches.
  • It doesn’t resemble, at all, how actual humans behave, real people would not talk or behave like that. It stands out, it irritates, it takes the attention away from what’s happening because it’s so bad.
  • There’s no planning, which is just lazy, creating plot problems which lead to the above. Also, they sometimes just go over the top.

One of the frustrating things about the pilot for ABC’s Quantico is that it’s just good enough to make you want to watch another, but also filled with enough worries to make you want the second episode as proof that the flaws might be magnified. Source

and then there’s this…


The plus side is they’ve actually made me start reading books instead… and there are some exceptions: Chicago PD and Blue Bloods. Both of those manage to be relevant and good viewing.

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