The Goddess and I sat down to watch some homegrown drama the other night and within two minutes my gut began to writhe, and it wasn’t from overindulging chocolate cake:
EXT. BEACH – DAY
CARL and DI, both in their forties, married twenty years now, walk hand in hand along the sand, as they admire the beautiful sunset.
Do you love me, Carl?
Why do you ask, Di?
Riddle me this: when you talk with your partner/lover/friend – acquaintance, even – who you’ve known for a minimum of six months, do you say their name with every sentence directed at them?
Didn’t think so.
Then why do I keep seeing it in homegrown drama?
Why can’t exchanges just be:
EXT. BEACH – SUNSET
Do you love me?
What the hell kinda question is that?