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Trauma - example of a bad trailer

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nuttyslackster Mon 12-Feb-18 08:21:59

Anyone feel that TV trailers give away too much? I understand it's a balance but having watched the trailer last night for ITV's new three part drama Trauma I feel like it basically gave away the whole plot bar whatever the denouement turns out to be. Has really put me off watching!

CoolCarrie Mon 12-Feb-18 13:44:12

I know what you mean. It’s the same with film trailers, very often far too much of the action or plot is shown. I know they want to lure viewers, but I like to join the dots myself, nothave it done for me.

JustDanceAddict Mon 12-Feb-18 15:20:46

I hate trailers, they’re usually the best bits of a film too!

neddle Mon 12-Feb-18 15:23:31

I coined the term 'overtrailered' in our house when The Incredibles was released.
The trailers made it look good, the film was ok, but all the best bits were in the trailers so we'd tired of them already.

nuttyslackster Mon 12-Feb-18 17:59:34

I agree about film trailers. Often all the best/funny bits are in there and then the film is a real let down as a result.

MrsDoylesPumpkinSpiceLatte Mon 12-Feb-18 18:04:48

If the trailer is really long, you can guarantee the film will be shite.

Riverside2 Mon 12-Feb-18 18:12:32

This one?

m.youtube.com/watch?v=1rT8p55u8dA

No. I like a full trailer. The subtleties wil be crucial. This will be the start of the story I reckon.

Hated Dr Foster though but trying not to pre judge!

nuttyslackster Mon 12-Feb-18 19:10:13

Yes that's the one. Doctor Foster Series 2 was awful so that also puts me off!

Riverside2 Mon 12-Feb-18 19:12:11

I didn't get past ep1 of Doctor Foster, but the subject here looks more interesting....hence why I like a full trailer.

If it turns out to be a misleading trailer, I will be annoyed!

AnyFucker Mon 12-Feb-18 21:37:35

The programme is crap

SavageBeauty73 Mon 12-Feb-18 21:37:35

Anyone watching? There's no way the surgeon would talk to the bereaved dad without management or a witness.

AlbertaSimmons Mon 12-Feb-18 21:40:11

DH and I just said exactly that Savage. It’s a bit shit really so I’m going up to read my book instead.

calzone Mon 12-Feb-18 21:40:43

I’m wondering what the twists are.

AnyFucker Mon 12-Feb-18 21:41:14

Highly unrealistic. Pretty much every scene so far. Overwrought rubbish....much like Dr Foster was.

darksideofthemooncup Mon 12-Feb-18 21:41:18

Jon Sim's character isn't very likeable but I suspect that's intentional

SavageBeauty73 Mon 12-Feb-18 21:42:57

Very unrealistic. Wish I'd watch Collateral instead...

chickensaresafehere Mon 12-Feb-18 21:44:10

This is shite,so unbelievable.
Won't be watching part 2.

Whywonttheyletmeusemyusername Mon 12-Feb-18 21:46:38

Just came on here to see if a thread was up yet !! Yes...agree with all the above. Hating John Sims character and it's all rather strung out...

WeeM Mon 12-Feb-18 21:46:57

It’s 9.46 and he hasn’t once mentioned wanting to know who actually killed his son....

JaneyEJones Mon 12-Feb-18 21:50:11

Yes all very odd, no mention of who did it. How did the dad get into the operating theatres?
Shame, the trailer seemed quite good but it's a bit silly so far.

DorynownotFloundering Mon 12-Feb-18 21:51:07

I usually love both John Sim & Adrian Lester, but this is crap.

SavageBeauty73 Mon 12-Feb-18 21:51:19

He would be pestering the police for who actually stabbing his son.

The mum looks pissed off rather than distraught. Her son was murdered.

JaneyEJones Mon 12-Feb-18 21:51:39

There is no way the Dr would have gone to the funeral with such a difficult relationship with the parent either.

chickensaresafehere Mon 12-Feb-18 21:51:59

Oh ffs man !!!! Shut up !!!

FabulouslyGlamorousFerret Mon 12-Feb-18 21:54:14

Why on earth would be put himself in that position! So unrealistic.

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