GUY WALKS INTO A BAR, ASKS FOR A BEER, GETS INTO A FIGHT, GETS STABBED, KILLS SOME DUDES, TOSSES A BILL ON THE BAR, LEAVES WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE, AND GOES HOME TO HIS HUGE LOFT APARTMENT TO LISTEN TO FRANK SINATRA.

(A Subjective Take on Movie and Television Tropes)

Movies and television couldn’t exist without tropes. Genre fiction in particular is reliant upon themes and ideas that we’ve seen a hundred times (let’s face it, at base level, there are only so many three-act stories to be…