Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My least favorite current screenwriting cliché is...

...contrived Hot Pocket sight gags--like when a character cooks it without the sleeve, just so we can be treated to a weak gag in which the character drops it 'cause it's hot. Who the hell nukes it without the sleeve? Oh yeah, that's right, only characters in TV shows and movies do.

Yo scriptwriters, if you can't even get that little detail right, leave the Hot Pocket humor to Jim Gaffigan, alright?

If the spinal tumor won't kill Ben Linus, then maybe getting hit with a nasty Hot Pocket will.
Recent offenders: The otherwise solid Lost season premiere and Leverage's otherwise good "Mile High Job" episode.

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