A Plot Cliché – Beautiful, Long Tresses

Women who are leading characters in films and on TV appear with the long hairstyles of the 2000s even when it’s not practical.

Excellently trained women, and special operatives, fight hand-to-hand combat and wear their hair in long, flowing tresses, but no opponent yanks them around by the hair.

In the same vein, women detectives with long hair – It’s not safe, practical, etc.

In addition, medical examiners and female detectives examine dead bodies and crime scenes but never consider that they might soil their hair or contaminate the scene.

A Plot Cliché – “No, I have to see you”

Someone who has information for the police says, “I need to tell you something. Can you meet me?”

The officer responds, “Why don’t you just tell me now?”

In answer, the informant says, “No, I have to see you.”

In the meantime, informants are killed and take their secrets to the grave.