The Best (And Worst) Texting Scenes In TV And Movies

The Best (And Worst) Texting Scenes in TV and Movies

Text messaging is new enough that movies and TV shows haven't landed on a consistent way to show viewers what their characters are saying. Done incorrectly, an on-screen text session can look immediately dated or weird. But with the right visuals, the effect can be great.

Tony Zhou edited and narrated this five-minute look into the myriad ways motion pictures depict texting, and it's absolutely fascinating. Just look at the huge changes in visuals that have occurred over less than a decade. What's your favourite film form of texting? Tell us in the comment section below.