It irritates the shit out of me in movies and TV shows when the new kid arrives at the new place and is immediately embraced by a group of friends, and now they are all ride-or-die besties.

Like, I get that it would slow down the plot considerably to have the new kid sit at a table by herself for seven months before making friends, but the whole “instant crew” thing is unrealistic and kind of mean to new kids everywhere who have to wonder what’s wrong with them, because a crowd of cool, edgy kids didn’t adopt them on day one.

This is a fixable problem, scriptwriters. Fix it.