We’ve all been watching too much TV while cooped up during this pandemic. But even before that, I’ll bet you noticed certain problems with television shows. Here are four of my observations:
Is there anyone on TV who does not have a pistol in their desk drawer?
Now, I don’t know about you, but my desk drawers are filled with pens, scissors, tape, printer paper, files, lotion, and lip gloss. I must be eccentric. Or maybe I need more exciting visitors.
Next, is there any men’s room on TV where you will not be killed if you simply walk in? The minute some guy heads in there you know it won’t end well. Apparently villains like tile? Porcelain? Odd odors?
Third, is there any pair of binoculars in this world that gives this effect when you hold them to your eyes?
No, there is not. Yet this is still the technique they use to let us know it’s a view from binoculars.
And last, is there any empty warehouse that is unavailable to kidnappers? Such facilities apparently abound—all with working lights and easy-to-open garage doors. No one thinks to lock them, so no key is needed.
And you already know how I feel about those black hoods all kidnappers seem to have in bountiful supply because I blogged about that here.
I’ll tell you what would be a good idea. I should be the Stupidity Consultant for these shows. Wait. Maybe that’s not such a great title. Nevermind.
But rest assured there will be no cliché pistols, men’s rooms, binoculars or warehouses in any of my books. You can find the books at my website, along with my Youtube Mom videos!