At least they're using the phone! So many TV shows rely on the drama of the doorstep. Like Friday Night Lights. Did you guys watch FNL? Amazing show.
But they never used telephones. Someone was always showing up on someone else's doorstep with something important to say. And if they didn't answer, they'd sit there.
You're still not going to call?? Maybe he's just at the grocery store? He doesn't know you're here, waiting to tell him you're pregnant. He would come straight home if he did. Give the guy a heads up!
Oh, you're driving hours to see your ex-boyfriend right now without any warning? That sounds like a good plan. At no point in this 6 hour drive did you think to maybe call him and be like, hey, I'm headed your way. Straight to your doorstep. Hopefully you're home and not in bed with someone else. Because I'm driving to your apartment. Right now. Luckily I have this cellphone to warn you of my impending arrival.
TV characters never say goodbye either. But that's because it's hard to get the last word in when there's a door slamming in your face.