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Breaking the 36 Hours Ago Rule

There is a dramatic crutch that is being used by a lot of television writers over the last couple of seasons and it needs to stop.  The show begins with a scene that makes no sense.  Then you get a chyron that says something like, “36 Hours Ago…” and the next scene takes place in history 36 hours previous to the scene in which you just watched and didn’t understand.

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