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Peevish thoughts that occur to me while going through review screeners, an occasional series: 

Can we declare some kind of moratorium on little supertitles in TV series telling us the name and significance of every new character we meet? If we’re watching a scene in which an ad exec is pitching a client—and I pick on TNT’s Trust Me only because it’s the most recent example I happen to have seen—do we really need a caption telling us that he is, in fact, “THE CLIENT”? They have another technology for imparting that information, right? I think it’s called a “narrative,” or something. 

Related question: How long will it be until I stop confusing the titles of Trust Me and Lie to Me?