For most people, watching television is such a simple thing. You turn it on and are entertained (or not) for the duration of time that you choose to watch it.
But for me, it's a bit different and I blame it all on my O.C.D. (obsessive compulsive disorder).
When I watch a television show, or sometimes movies, I have this habit of noticing all the little details that I am amazed made it into final production. For example, the TV show "Gilmore Girls"... in the first two seasons I noticed that Rory turned sixteen twice! Once in the first season and again in the second.
I have recently been watching a show called "The Beauty and The Beast." It's a pretty good show, but again, there's little details that I am surprised the show creators, editors, etc did not notice. A good example: in the first season of the show, the main character (who's name is Catherine Chandler), celebrated her 30th birthday. Then in the second season, she attends her 10th high school reunion. Unless that character graduated high school at the age of twenty, how could she possible be going to her 10th high school reunion? Technically, she would be 28 instead of 30.
I notice that many of the things I watch have something that is missed. Details such as ages like I mentioned, down to bad editing where there is a prop item in the scene that suddenly disappears or is moved.
In the movie, "Reservoir Dogs" there is a scene where a character named Marvin Nash is being tortured . At first, I saw that his hands are cuffed behind his back. Then, when he's being kicked, his cuffs are in front of him. Minutes later, they are once again behind his back! Perhaps he's a contortionist who was able to slip the cuffs back and forth, however, I highly doubt that was the cause.
In the movie, "Gone with the Wind," there is a scene where the character, Melanie, is carrying a gas lamp. The issue is that for the time period the movie was depicted, electricity was not yet invented. Notice the "gas lamp" she's carrying has an electrical cord hanging down from it?
Those examples are just some of the ones I could remember off the top of my head, however, I notice silly mistakes in just about anything I watch. Perhaps I should be hired as a consultant so that my O.C.D. can be put to some good use, lol.
Have you noticed mistakes in television or movies that you would like to share? If so, please feel free to comment your own observations.
I will begin making a list from now on so that I can write a blog series just about this topic, and if you submit some things you've caught and have submitted them to me, I will incorporate your findings in my next blog piece about this topic.