Without freshness or appeal because of overuse
Hackneyed stereotypes are used over and over again.
This is a real shame as the role does have potential to really deliver a great performance, despite the rather hackneyed script.
Some hackneyed situations come across as fresh and funny.
Hackneyed images risk reducing Irish history to textbook postcolonial illustrations.
Repeated ad nauseam, however, the whole thing becomes hackneyed, stagnant and, dare I say it, dangerously self-referential.