|NaDruWriNi 2018: Lighting the Lights
||[Nov. 4th, 2018|12:08 am]
Hemlock B. Bootsalotta
Honest to Murgatroyd the reason I can't watch The Walking Dead even though everybody tells me how great the show is, is because of weird anachronisms like people driving. It's nine seasons in people. The gas has all gone off. Ravens have eaten all the walkers. They should be well int the rebuilding part of the story. Childbirth and appendicitis are the big nasties now.
Of course since I've never actually watched the show I might be talking out my ass here.
This isn't to criticise TWD, but more to say that my taste in television is often dictated by what I can ignore. I can watch a show A and there can be a metric assload of scenes where the writers just kind of handwave over logic and for some reason I'll be ok with that. But then for some reason I try to watch show B and my brain will fixate on something minor and say THAT'S NOT RIGHT and I just can't get past it. Another example, the show Outlander. Everybody identifies the main character as English from her accent, but in 1700 English people didn't sound like that. It shouldn't matter, but for some reason my brain fixes on it and it completely kills my suspension of disbelief.
Oddly, I'm more tolerant of bad writing when I'm reading it rather than watching it. As you have probably gathered if you've ever read any of the reviews I've posted, I can talk about how terrible a book is and still admit I finished it.
On teh other tentacle is writers who infodump all over you and explain every little thing. I can't think of any examples of that in TV right now - I guess lens flares are just more interesting in a visual medium - but I have read so many writers who do that. Ever read any Arthur Hailey or James Michener? They spend years researching their books. And you can tell.
Unlike me, who is going to spend years using research to put off writing my book, and then never actually use any of it. (This is only mostly a joke.)
I htink we're out of vodka.
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