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Old 01-31-2017, 08:02 AM
Tapiotar Tapiotar is offline
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1) Female characters who act like emotionally volatile, mean bitches to show they are independent, empowered women. No, it doesn't. Genuinely empowered, independent women don't act like that. This trope is one of the reasons I stopped reading urban fantasy. But it also shows up in sit coms like Home Improvement.

2) Detectives who spot the suspect and identify themselves from too far away. The suspect bolts and runs, causing a big chase. It could have all been prevented if the detectives waited until they were closer to the suspect before identifying themselves.

3) Detectives who don't call for backup when it is clearly needed, but go in on their own.