Kathryn - TwoCents Columnist
They say people like routine and predictability, but what is it with television shows and their consistently consistent routines? Tautology! This isn’t saying the same thing twice. This is saying, the same thing every single episode. While I may like the Number 47 bus to arrive at the same time each morning so I am not late for work I do like the odd surprise in my television viewing.
How come every highly well organized organization always locked The A-Team up in a big ‘ole shed complete with an oxyacetylene tank, a large supply of rocket fuel and bingo – before you can cue the dramatic music they have made their escape in some sort of modified jeep? I mean just how many oxyacetylene tanks are there in America? How come all they had to do on Star Trek was reverse the polarity of the neutron flow… hang on… that might have been Doctor Who? On Star Trek all they had to do was do ‘that thing’ to the warp shields. How come every evil super villain just sets James Bond up to die in an easily escapable situation, walks away and hopes everything will go to plan? How come in every Die Hard movie Bruce Willis invariably loses just about every single item of clothing?
Some of my pet peeves: