Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

Be careful, we’re not talking about the girls from Lost who always have their eyebrows waxed super well (#ZeroCredibility) or the fact that, despite all the disasters that are happening in Wisteria Lane, the inhabitants of the series Desperate Housewives do not move. No, no, here we are talking about the screenwriters who skipped a bit what they had written before or who were too lazy to check what was true or not in terms of chronology. OH DAMN, HIS NAME WAS ERIC AND NOT ÉTIENNE!!! It’s nerd huh.

1. The Simpsons

In the season 11 episode “A Harvest From Hell”, Homer and his family take refuge in the farm where he grew up, after he provoked a madman into a duel. Very strange knowing that this farm is supposed to have caught fire a few episodes earlier due to an accident caused by Homer and Grandpa Abraham. We are on the reconstruction architects very effective all the same.

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling
Picture credits: Topito

2. Gossip Girl

During one episode, Serena states that she learned from the series The Tudors how Pope Pius XI canonized (i.e. recognized as Saint) Thomas Moore. Except it doesn’t actually work, because The Tudors never mentioned the story of Thomas Moore and the Pope. Ah no, but congratulations, well done. We can also talk about the relationship between Dan and Vanessa: according to him, they have known each other since the age of 6, while according to her, they have only known each other since they were 9 years old. Well well well…

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

3. The Vampire Diaries

The guys managed to plant themselves on an astrological sign what… You have to do it. During the series, Caroline claims that Stephan is Gemini. Except that little Stephan, well he was born on November 1st. He is therefore a scorpio. Fatal error.

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

4. Pretty Little Liars

If this series is to be believed, a lot can happen in four weeks. In episode 13 of season 3, the heroines of the series celebrate Halloween, on October 31st. However, it is only in season 5 that they celebrate Thanksgiving the same year, which is celebrated in the last week of November. Barely four weeks in two seasons, there’s like a little chronology problem, right? Ok, the Halloween episode was a special, but still it takes place in the story and it creates discord in the temporality, damn it at the end!

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

5.Friends

When Phoebe’s brother, who is supposed to have never met him, makes his appearance in season 2, he proclaims loud and clear that he has never been to New York. Except that a few episodes before, we very clearly see Frank giving a condom to his sister who plays the guitar in the street, then coming to take it back. The “Oh but they didn’t know they were siblings” excuse doesn’t work, since he said HE HAD NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK BEFORE!

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

6.Charmed

There is clearly a recurring age issue in this series. Hard to know when Paige was really born and therefore who is the oldest of the Halliwell sisters. And yes because on many occasions, it is mentioned that Paige was born in 1975, but also in 1977. But the problem is that Phoebe was also born in 1975. And during the flashbacks, we can distinctly seeing that Phoebe is already a little girl when Paige is born. There are people for whom mathematics is not easy, apparently.

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling
Picture credits: Charmed

7. Stranger Things

Oops the little anachronism. In season 3, Mike and Eleven share a package of M&M’s in which we clearly see red-colored M&M’s. Except that the reds were withdrawn from sale between 1976 and 1987 (because the dye was considered toxic) and that this season of the series takes place in 1985. Oupsi. Especially since it wasn’t the first time. In season 1, which takes place in 1983, Barb’s car that appears on screen appears to be a Volkswagen Cabrio… which was only built in 1988. It’s starting to show.

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

8. Money Heist

Season 4 was clearly the season of all the inconsistencies. Especially this one that stuck in my throat: when Angel finds Raquel and the Professor’s motorhome, he says it was a Civil Guard who gave the alert. Except that the civil guard who went around the vehicle a few minutes earlier left without knowing that it was the robbers’ vehicle. Agree, what!

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

And it’s a chaotic start to the series regarding Buffy’s age. In the same episode, we can read that Buffy was born on October 24, 1980, then on May 6, 1979. A few episodes later, we learn that she was actually born in 1981. Well, at some point you have to choose the friends. The writers ended up deciding that she was born on January 19, 1981. It would have been nice to do it from the beginning actually.

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

10.Riverdale

The period of the course of the series leaves us a little perplexed. In season 1, when Jughead, born in 2001, celebrates his birthday, he is celebrating his 16th birthday. So, logically, if I believe my hyper complex mental calculation, the series takes place in 2017. EXCEPT that a few episodes later, the city of Riverdale founded in 1941 celebrates its 75th anniversary. And 1941 plus 75, well that’s 2016. Ok, it’s only a year difference, we quibble. But when you make a series, you have to be precise!

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

11. Game of Thrones

It’s a problem that even the least observant viewers have noticed: distances. If at the beginning of the series, the characters take several weeks to reach different places, at the end of the series, certain distances are made in only a few days or even a few hours. We can for example think of Jaime’s journey to reach Hautjardin in Port-Réal (about 1200 km, or about a good week on horseback) which seems to have been done in a few seconds. But the most amazing thing is the speed at which Jon Snow goes from Dragonstone to beyond the Wall via Eastwatch in two episodes while the White Walkers have been trampling for several seasons. But yes, yes, we believe in it.

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling

12. Doctor Who

The guy is supposed to be 903 years old. Yes, yes, he’s extraterrestrial, don’t look. Except that the Seventh Doctor, who says he’s the same age, is actually 953 years old. It would be a question of stopping taking us for buzzards.

Top 12 small screenplay inconsistencies in cult series, damn the dumpling
Picture credits: Image taken from Doctor Who

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