Every now and then, we find ourselves watching a film or television show, and can't help but raise an eyebrow over something we just saw.

With all the jumps and dangerous situations he's found himself in, would Tom Cruise really have lived long enough to appear in eight Mission: Impossible films?

Or would Bridget Jones really get a job anchoring a news show with no relevant experience, and only her innate charm?

True, these just require the basic suspension of disbelief we're expected to bring with us to movie theaters.

Even so, we still find ourselves shaking our heads at inaccurate depictions of real life jobs or hobbies which could have been easily solved with a little research.

Redditor Itchy-Ingenuity6833 was curious to hear what inaccurate depictions in film and TV constantly frustrated the Reddit community, leading them to ask:

"What’s something that’s always wrongly depicted in movies and tv shows?"

Unless you're Superman or the Hulk...

"People who pop out of a sewer system in the middle of the street by easily pushing aside the manhole cover."

"Those damn things are heavy."- p38-lightning

Not even a scratch? Really?

"Outrunning explosions."

"Apparently you only have to worry about the flame and the concussive impact is really minimal."- bootorangutan


"Court questioning, and police interrogations."- Gromit801

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It's not like it's a rare condition!

"How to properly use a goddamn inhaler for asthma!!"- MrSubterranean·

If only it was that easy...

"The way that apparently crime labs solve crimes with DNA tests and unlimited access to every camera in every building in the city."

What was that?

"How absolutely loud gun fire is especially in enclosed spaces."

"Hero in a concrete stairwell, no hearing protection."


"Then hears footsteps as someone sneaks up on them."

"You'd be deaf and ears ringing for a day after."- EditorNo2545

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Is anyone that strong willed?

"When their entire family or friend group dies, but they're absolutely fine after a minute or two and just move on."- h0tmessm0m

"To boldly go where no man has gone before..."

"That the only thing to worry about in space movies is if a planet has oxygen or not."- SleepyMage

Safety first!

"It always bothers me how long people look over at their passenger when driving."


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"Spare time."

"When do these people work and where does the money come from?"- Graceland1979

It's safe to say that very few people watch films and tv shows just to see a perfect depiction of their own, possibly humdrum lives.

But one can't help but wonder how many millennials were more than a little shocked by the type of apartment they could afford in New York after growing up on Friends or Will & Grace.

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