- kaleyt thinks "Only A Real Geography Whiz Can Get 12..." is
1. I hate when there’s an obligatory fat friend who just eats ridiculous, disgusting amounts of food and is sloppy and messy about it, and all the other characters are perfectly then. Like, yes, people eat for stress and comfort, but they also have manners and actual personalities. Even worse is when the character isn’t actually fat, but is a little bit chubby, maybe a size 10, and is treated like a fat character. (Gretchen in You’re The Worst is my personal most hated example of this) 2. When character are implied to have had sex because things get steamy and they start making out and then it cuts to them just sitting there heaving and panting, fully dressed. Like…. what did you do exactly…? Because if you took the time to get dressed after having sex, you wouldn’t still be panting. The Magicians had a pretty bad instance of this recently between Penny and Kady. 3. The lack of actual drama in people’s lives and friendships. HIMYM actually deals with some parental deaths and actual issues, but no one ever gets sick, no one ever has a medical issue, no one ever has a mental health problem that lasts for more than a one-episode epic breakdown (Rory in Gilmore Girls… hello?!), no one ever has substantial problems with their parents that aren’t focused around something from the past, etc. Every now and then there’s a sibling rivalry but it never gets serious. And this makes the friendships look unrealistic because its always fun times and living together and drinking… what about trying to schedule time together when you move away from each other or crying on each other’s shoulders about problems or being overly anxious about what your friends think of you?
Sidenote: I would love to see a show that chronicles the transition from moving out of college and trying to stay friends.