I would like all scenes, chapters, whatever, changed where a character says they aren’t going to do something but you know they are going to do it (while being convinced etc) and you have to watch/read for ten minutes while they fight internal demons until they eventually do it. I would like that changed to a card or passage that reads ‘weren’t going to do it but now going to do it’.
FAO @Balonz, I was once at some sort of literary evening where one of the Peep Show writers was reading from his latest book, and he was talking about the kind of thing you were, and said in a sitcom they call in a “bicycle cut”, after Terry and June - where Terry would say “You’d never get me on a bloody bicycle!”, then it immediately cuts to Terry on said bicycle, to humorous effect.
Based on what you said, I believe you want to see more bicycle cuts.
Apparently TV Tropes lists it as a Gilligan Cut:
EDIT: Shit, on that page bicycle joke is credited to Linehan:
In one commentary on Father Ted , Graham Linehan called this trope the “bicycle joke”, giving an example that begins with the line “You’ll never get me on that bicycle”.
Dougal: If you’re a solicitor, then I’m Boy George! [cut to Dougal sitting in a crypt, rocking in a traumatized fashion] Dougal: Karma karma karma karma chameleon…
I was just reading that the author of the Timewaster Diaries/Letters (which are fucking great), Robert Popper was the producer of seasons 3 and 4 of Peep Show and also the writer of Friday Night Dinner.