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May
10
comment Preventing genre-savvy second-guessing in murder mysteries
As another example, that must frustrate tv writers, is when the "insignificant" character is played by a recognizable actor. "Oh, he's the killer, I've seen him in other shows."
May
10
comment What breaks suspension of disbelief?
@Wayne, I just thought of one of the worst offenders. Product placement. Specifically, when the whole show stops, to talk about the product. "Oh, I'll just use the hands-free dialing feature on my new car." Bones does this, as well as many others, and it's much worse than the hologram thing. That doesn't bring the show to a crashing halt, like the advertising does.
May
5
comment What breaks suspension of disbelief?
As an expansion of your answer, I would add that all your examples and most examples I can think of rise from bad or lazy writing. A show needs some information, and it's easier to say, 'oh we hacked into the DMV database' or have some 'artist' character be a computer genius, rather than introduce another character.
May
5
comment What breaks suspension of disbelief?
A more broad example of the 3D display is every cop show where they 'enhance' a 8x8 pixel image of a criminal into a ultra high resolution image (usually from a slightly different angle somehow).
Apr
27
comment Does this feel like natural English?
Wow, I love symposia! Can I ask, you say in the first part of the sentence the various ways and then later in the second part, one of the many ways. Do you really intend that breakdown of ways? Could you say in the second part, as well as present the ways new technologies...?