The next time you hear a loud, bellowing scream, it will be because I read this in a book or it came from the tv or through the radio. It’s complicated.
How many of you have heard this from a TV show or in a book? To say this is getting overused is truly an understatement.
You see and hear this in areas where it is not complicated. However, the writer is too lazy to write out the scene.
Stop being lazy. Give your readers and viewers the sense that they are not total idiots and explain to them the situation instead of expecting them to accept it. Why not give your audience some credit in that they might understand?
If you have a short show that is 30 minutes with commercials long, maybe hold back from using it. How about you create a scene that works? Why cop-out? You have roughly 22 minutes to explain why the situation is complicated. One can do this in two to three sentences.
If it is in a movie or a book, you have the time to write it out. Yes, you do. Do your job.
Yes, there are some instances where it fits. But every single time has gotten old.