Zema Posted July 31, 2016 Share Posted July 31, 2016 A post by @Cassiopeia in the "Give the Worst Possible Description" thread gave me an idea. Why don't we have a test for movies and tv shows as to whether or not they contain a pointless romantic subplot. Of course, some people here would argue that all romantic subplots are pointless, but for the sake of fairness I'll define a pointless romantic subplot as one of three things (I'm willing to take suggestions for more criteria): If the romantic subplot was removed entirely, it would not effect the overall story. If the characters would not have kissed, you would not know that it was meant to be romance. The characters included would not be as friends, and do not seem to even like each other. A movie or tv show fails the test if a romantic subplot fits this definition of pointless. So why don't we list here all the movies and tv shows which contain pointless romantic subplots. I'll start with one off the top of my head: Thor. Seriously, there's like 2 scenes where the romantic subplot happens and like 5 lines of dialogue. Get rid of these lines of dialogue, and literally nothing about the movie would change storywise. (I honestly couldn't decide whether to put this in arcade or off-topic. I don't think it really matters though) 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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