It’s that time again! Yes indeed, as another hopeless Monday arrives and the infernal cycle begins again anew, why not take another gander at that other example of ceaseless recurrence: Film and TV tropes! Here, join me for a quick lightning round as other Twitter users respond to user @uhmori in naming and shaming some of their most hated examples of creative stagnation and/or lazy writing:
quickly, what’s the worst trope to ever exist— mimi thee torydarius shooter (@uhmori) February 19, 2022
Found family separates after the adventure/journey even though the story and writing made it clear that they would've stayed together after the big task is done— Mango Cookie // LMK S3 SPOILERS (@MangoCookie2) February 20, 2022
Honestly, the most cloying I continue to see in everything from Yellowstone to Sons of Anarchy to even, like, Miller's Crossing. Small provincial town harbors several organized crime dynasties, has 200 homicides a month, and somehow it's not even kinda weird.— Keith Hendershot (@HendershotKeith) February 21, 2022
Black women not existing if we're not paper bag or lighter.— Yves' Pinned Tweet (@AdamantxYves) February 20, 2022
Where there's a bully & victim, and the V has to prove the B 'wrong' in order to triumph. So, if the V is actually as weak or untalented as the B says, the bully is justified?https://t.co/ik6bFZFtw8— Jason Harrison (@GreedyRunner) February 21, 2022
You can just say Marvel movie.— CDC Said Don't Look Up (@NewesSewen) February 21, 2022
The “Nothing is real” trope. Man that shit just kills the entire mood of everything that happened before it was revealed that nothing was fucking real. pic.twitter.com/HcEH2XwcM7— MisfortuneCookie #BLM SLIME RANCHER ON THE SWITCH (@Mis4tuneC0okie) February 21, 2022
Date me or I'll do something TERRIBLE! Maybe I'll do it to you. Maybe I'll do it to myself! Maybe I'll do it to your family! Whatever, date me!https://t.co/UEKYmd6sdb— Nik (@HitPauseButton) February 21, 2022
The hero showing mercy by sparing the evil mastermind's life, after he just one-shotted sixteen of his henchmen without batting an eyelid.— Alex Marshall #asos (@ralexm) February 27, 2022
The miscommunication be making me wanna throw my phone across the room🤚🏾— 𝒥𝓊𝒹𝓁𝒾𝑒 🦋 (@xoJudliee) February 20, 2022
the man who stalks the woman who he’s interested in, while the woman is clearly repulsed by his advances. also they totally fall in love and end up having the most magical disney-style romance, giving young men the idea that this is a good thing to do irl.— dionysus ⚘ (@lyreofadonis) February 20, 2022
the “goth girl turns “normal”” trope, an honourable mention for the shittiest trope is the “lesbian character turns straight for the male main protagonist by the end” one.— neo 💙💛 (@TvPerrson) February 20, 2022
Ok, if literally asking it's blackface, basically every trope from minstrel shows, there's no actual competition.— Chrisi (@chrisiousity) February 21, 2022
But for the modern filmgoer I'm still saying its the "woman shows man she mistakenly believes is gay her breasts".
You leave Vegeta out of this!— Paul (@Killstapp) February 22, 2022
the “falling in love with my abuser” trope gotta be the worst ever 🤷🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️— ryn (@RYNR0TICA) February 20, 2022
love at first sight— gabswitch 🔮 (@athenatea) February 19, 2022
Pervy guy is used as a gag for the entire series and manages to get a girl way out of his league by the end— persephone // aot no requiem is the one true canon (@last0rder66) February 20, 2022
Characters needing a complete, total makeover to be seen as attractive. It's one thing to put more effort into your look and start taking care of yourself, but shit like what happened to THESE two…ew(especially 'cause I resemble 'em- curly hair, dark clothes, and glasses…) pic.twitter.com/ZekpoR7vry— weezed to meet you (@MPLily26) February 21, 2022
"The original main character is back for the sequel, but now he is a bad father!" They did it in atla, boruto, dragon ball, cursed child and even star wars had Luke being a terrible uncle to Kylo. Why can't they just be nice father figures ;-;— ingrid🌸 (@komiisan) February 20, 2022
So Edward and Jacob should have been fucking around on the side too. I got you pic.twitter.com/HfXvOzPkbT— They Call Me Number Two (@ImNotTheClone) February 20, 2022
Sitcom where emotionally unavailable man commits familial neglect and ignores the basic needs of his family in favor of watching football and/or playing golf.— deadbyte @ oto.ini Raffle! Ends March 15th (@dead_byt) February 20, 2022
The phone not being on silent when a character is sneaking or hiding, and being on silent when the character needs to be told something important, especially something relevant to their immediate situation. That plus all the other tropes.— Nkanyiso Wiseman (@NkanyisoWise) February 21, 2022
bully/victim, love triangles, patient/therapist, student/teacher, miscommunication when it’s badly done and it’s just stupid, unexpected pregnancy when the couple isn’t together/isn’t ready for it, SPECIALLY when it’s the reason why they end up together at the end— manuᶜʳᶠ (taylor’s version) (@manuladaim) February 19, 2022
1. Mother or Wife cooks a breakfast buffet, lead actor takes 1 bite of toast and 1 sip of juice.— Christopher Lee Jackson (@CLJOATS) February 21, 2022
2. Monologue before or after the final climax.
3. The jealous best friend.
4. "Can you please just let me explain??"
*slams door in anger*
5. Must get laid/get the hot chick.
The miscommunication trope where a character could easily resolve the situation if they could actually explain themself but the other character won’t let them— Unfunny Loser (@EmperorEevee) February 20, 2022
Married straight couples that hate each other and make jokes about how horrible is being married to that person— canbreon💜💚💖 (@canbreon02) February 21, 2022
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