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    29 Overdone Movie And TV Tropes I Simply Refuse To Believe Happen This Often In Real Life

    I have never been watching a movie or show and thought to myself, Hmm, this scene would sure be better with a dance-off.

    You ever notice there are things that seem to happen in *every* TV show and movie?

    character walking saying, "Ah shit, here we go again," in "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas"

    These are called tropes and there are about a million of them. But there are some that if I see one more time, I swear I am going to shut off the TV. Here are some that I truly cannot bear to see again:

    1. First up...a protagonist reading a heartbreaking letter from a character who's died, usually in the last few minutes of the show/film (and usually with the actor of the dead character reading the words as a voiceover):

    Thomas reading the note from Newt in "Maze Runner: The Death Cure"

    2. A falling-in-love montage:

    3. Or worse, a trying-on-thrift-store-fashion montage:

    4. Just everything about dance-offs:

    5. When one character is mortally wounded and dies in their love interest's arms as they declare their love:

    6. Whenever someone says, "They're alive, but barely," about a wounded character:

    Stefan seeing Bonnie injured on "The Vampire Diaries" and saying, "She's alive but barely."

    7. A character dramatically dyeing their hair to signal a character shift:

    Joker dying his hair green

    8. One character chasing after their love interest last minute to declare their love:

    Ben chasing after Andie on a motorcycle as she's in a taxi

    9. ...Especially if it's at an airport:

    10. People ripping IVs out of their arms in the hospital:

    11. Characters sliding down the wall and crying:

    12. Female characters getting into bed or waking up with makeup and hair done:

    13. Distressed characters cutting their long hair themselves to signify an emotional change:

    Buffy cuts off her hair in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

    14. Characters breaking a piggy bank to get the money out:

    Homer smashing a piggy bank with a hammer on "The Simpsons"

    15. The characters stacking their heads over each other in a doorway:

    The Friends with their heads over each other in a doorway on "Friends"

    16. People splashing water on their faces because of emotional distress:

    a crying character splashing water on their face on "NCIS"

    17. Or, in a related trope, leaning down to use the sink or opening the medicine cabinet, only for a ghost to show up in the mirror:

    In "Angel," Cordelia looks down and a ghost appears in the mirror

    18. Someone saying “knock knock” instead of actually knocking when entering a room:

    19. Pregnancy tests being discarded faceup in the trash:

    a positive pregnancy test faceup in the trash

    20. Teen characters grabbing one thing or refusing to even eat breakfast when there's an entire display out:

    Eric leaving as Lily and Serena sit at the packed breakfast table in "Gossip Girl"

    21. Characters interrupting weddings while the priest is saying, “Speak now or forever hold your peace”:

    Taylor Swift standing up with her hands on her heart during Cece and Shivrang's wedding on "New Girl"

    22. Or the bride running off or standing up the groom at the altar:

    April runs away with Jackson at her wedding to Matthew in "Grey's Anatomy"

    23. People not saying bye when they hang up the phone:

    Jerry says, "Alright, alright. I'll wake him up," then hangs up

    24. Characters hanging out at coffee shops before school:

    Rory and Lorelai at Luke's getting coffee on "Gilmore Girls"

    25. A character CLEARLY crying over the phone while the other person somehow doesn't notice:

    Brooke crying on the phone saying they shouldn't screw this up then saying bye to Lucas

    26. A character answering the phone at their former lover's house, causing the current lover to suspect that they're sleeping together:

    Lily answering Rufus's phone on "Gossip Girl" with "Humphrey residence," then realizing it's Alison

    27. And the final phone trope: a character leaving a message they didn't mean to and then trying to delete it, especially if that message is confessing their love:

    Ross listening to a message from Rachel as she jumps on his back and tries to stop him

    28. A character kissing another to wake them up:

    Landon kissing Hope to wake her up on "Legacies"

    29. And finally, a shy character coming out of their shell and revealing a previously unknown singing ability:

    Stevie singing "Maybe This Time" as Moira looks on, impressed, on "Schitt's Creek"