THE TV SKILLS GAP

Skills that TV characters are statistically better at than the general population
  1. Escaping handcuffs
  2. Secretly learning Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, etc. (you speak Tagalog?!)
  3. Driving without looking at the road
  4. Hacking security cameras
  5. Wilderness tracking (they went this way)
  6. Pickpocketing keycards
  7. Performing self-surgery
  8. Hot-wiring vehicles
  9. Holding it in (bathrooms are for dead drops and discreet hand-to-hand combat)
  10. Arm wrestling
  11. Keeping a diary
  12. Digging (graves, typically)
  13. Withstanding torture
  14. Searching historical archives
  15. Guessing passwords
  16. Finding babysitters