I’m talking about when your job (or just something you know a lot about) is depicted poorly enough on screen to make you want to start watching something else. Even though you know “it’s just a TV show/movie.” Hell, you might even let this type of stuff slide most times, but this moment was that bad.
I had my first real taste of this recently. Anyone who programs for a living knows that TV Shows suck at depicting it, because otherwise the boredom would make you stab yourself just to feel excitement again. I’ve known this for a while. But I recently saw the pilot episode for CSI Cyber. Ugh. I was watching for comedy, but I cracked and said “fuck it” when [details=Spoiler]Charley Koontz’s character (Fat Neil from Community, don’t know his Cyber name) was able to analyze the source code for a huge company that does surveillance software in one day and find a major bug that let the perp of the episode do what he was doing. Maybe I’m remembering details wrong, but that was the gist.[/details]
To do what he did, you have to be able to read minds. It feels like another one of those instances where they’re not even trying, and yet they built a whole series around it.
Have any of you guys had moments like that though? Please use spoiler tags if the material is really recent.