12 Mythbusting Moments Necessary Because Of TV Shows

It's only on TV that police detectives inspect crime scenes.
12 Mythbusting Moments Necessary Because Of TV Shows

Ah, the power of television. It has the ability to shape our understanding of the world, from the mundane to the extraordinary. From Bugs Bunny eating carrots to Popeye and spinach eating in the US in the 1930s, from friendships being easy to crimes being solved scientifically, from the misconception of silencers totally silencing the sound of firearms, to the idea that criminal defense attorneys can get anyone off the hook with some clever legal trick, TV and movies have had an undeniable impact on what we believe.

But how much of what we see on the small screen is actually true? (Spoiler: Very little.) How much of it is just a myth? (Spoiler: A lot.) In this list, we explore some of the most common misconceptions that have been perpetuated by television and examine the truth behind them. So, without further ado, let's dive in and see what we can learn!

Crime-show-reality disconnect.

CSI: CRIMES ALWAYS BEING SOLVED SCIENTIFICALLY FORENSICS CRACKED People who watch crime shows like CSI expect to see science used to prove someone's guilt or innocence. They won't believe someone is guilty unless there's scientific proof, but in real life, you very rarely get that.

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Friendships: not as TV-easy.

FRIENDS: FRIENDSHIPS BEING EFFORTLESS HA 0 han THE B I GRAGKED TV shows like, er, Friends make it seem like friendships kinda just happen and will always last. In real life, of course, it takes work to keep friendships going and sometimes they don't survive life's changes.


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