I'm watching episodes of one of my favourite TV series, Castle.
I'm having a Castlefest.
In every episode, someone, often female, finds a dead, murdered, body. In most episodes, the finder sees the body and lets out a dramatic scream.
I've noticed this in other crime shows too.
Always a dramatic scream.
Doesn't anyone ever get shocked into silence and stumble away?
Run away? Faint?
You know, before they call the police.
I think if I stumbled upon a dead, murdered, body I'd be shocked speechless, there's no way I could scream, dramatically or any other way.
If I saw a body in the distance and not know what it was, I'd maybe get a little closer, to see what the heck that thing lying in the road-field-room is, like some of these finders do, but that would give me time to adjust to what I was seeing, there'd be no need for a sudden dramatic scream.
I'd still be shocked into silence perhaps.
And possibly cry.
Ever notice that when men find a dead body there's no dramatic scream?
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