So I was exercising on my stationary bike just now, watching the eighth episode of the first season of Boardwalk Empire, and something happened that made me feel I'm fed up with TV shows.There's nothing wrong with the dialogue or themes or anything like that, but rather very basic elements such as environments and logic that are still severely missing in these shows.
Let me list the four relatively new shows that I've had those annoyances with, and I'm curious if you've noticed the same things: (Warning, this is a little nit picky, but in my opinion these are things that devalue the entire enjoyment of watching a show.)
Game of Thrones (spoilers all over it)
The cities are empty and small. Have you noticed this? The production values for this show are through the roof, and it has become a TV masterpiece, yet when there's a scene in Winterfell, King's Landing or Qarth, there's no people. When WINTERFELL, the capital of the north, was seized by Theon, there were like 10 people in there (I realize the men of the north are fighting a war, but there are supposed to be 'people' in Winterfell, the residents there). And ever since the first episode Winterfell seemed like nothing but a single castle with a stable and a yard. Something's missing.
Same with Qarth. Aside from the 'party' where they celebrated their new guest (Dany), the town always looks empty. When Dany was walking around with the Zoro Xa-whatever guy, it was empty. When she pursued the kidnapped dragons, there was no one around.
And last but not least, King's Landing. When Joffrey and his entourage got attacked, it looked like there was just 10-15 people throwing rocks at them. When they awaited Stanis' fleet and Joffrey pussied out, the "men" that Tyreon convinced to stay and fight were like 20 soldiers standing underneath him.
The supposedly massive cities have very few people and scarce locations making it feel like they're museums or villages, what do you think?
WINTERFELL, Y U SO SMALL AND EMPTY?
Person of Interest
In the first or second episode, hacking a phone was about stealing a person's phone and running an application on it as well as John's phone. Then later on it just became this thing where John looks at a person and his phone starts hacking that person's phone even from afar. If it's so easy and instant then why doesn't everyone do it? Why don't John and Finch get hacked continuously? And why have they become so lazy with showing that John needs effort to hack a phone?
Not to mention that he's New York City's most wanted, yet he walks around in his suit all over the city applying for jobs within the various criminal organizations and no one captures or even pursues him. He's wanted by the FBI, CIAand NYPD, yet he walks all over town without even getting cops suspicious.
Boardwalk Empire (S01E08 spoiler)
I need to know why Thompson asked for Jimmy's help out of all people when his Sheriff brother got shot. All of a sudden it feels his empire has no men, no power, no ARMY, that it's just him, Margret, his German assistant and his brother. What the fuck?
He discarded Jimmy like a used hooker, since he had the power and the army behind him and didn't need that trouble maker, and now he asks for HIS help like he's desperate?
Fuck this noise, brother.
The Walking Dead (More of a rant here)
Up until the next-to-last episode of the first season, things were exciting and they made sense. There was a lot of quality drama, a lot of great plot surprises as well as dialogue. And then the show went full retard. There are cars scattered ALL OVER THE PLACE yet they need to fix their own cars all the time. They're always low on gas, why not drive to a deserted gas station and pump all that juice out of there and put it in containers? And why do you keep going back and forth between this forest and that highway in the same area, getting attacked by zambies all the time? JUST DRIVE THE FUCK AWAY to a far away forest high in the middle of nowhere and start a fucking life.
Then there's the terribad drama of the second season. The back and forth arguments on the same goddamn issues with all. those. Jack faces...
This isn't about nit picking, it's about being annoyed by little things or illogical things in shows that are supposed to be some of the best on TV.
Tell me whether you agree with any of the issues listed above, and if you have other annoyances by other shows, please share!