10 Most Unrealistic TV Show Apartments | ScreenRant

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The linked-to article in this post original appeared on the ScreenRant website, 10 Most Unrealistic TV Show Apartments, by Julia Bianco.

We’ve all seen them – apartments or houses on TV (and movies), where we wonder how the residents can afford to live there.  Let’s visit some of them.

The linked-to article begins below …


10 Most Unrealistic TV Show Apartments

You see a lot of unrealistic things in television: superheroes, ghosts, Big Bads out to start the apocalypse approximately once a season, just to name a few. But there’s one thing that tops all of these ridiculous TV tropes, easily winning the most unrealistic feature of modern day television: the myth of the incredibly large, beautiful apartment in the center of a city, somehow paid for by a group of underemployed mid-20-somethings.

The history of unrealistic apartments in television shows is long and storied, but here are the 10 Most Unrealistic TV Show Apartments. […]

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10 Most Unrealistic TV Show Apartments | ScreenRant


In conclusion, this inconsistency is quite common, especially in sitcoms.  Hopefully, the storyline is engrossing enough so that the viewer is not continually fixated on it.

I might add, sometimes a residence has a size or shape inconsistent with the external shot of the place or the city we are supposed to be in.  One example that stands out to me is on the Patty Duke Show  (1963-1966), where the Lane family lives in a detached suburban-looking home, based on the external shot.  But that style of home definitely does not exist in Brooklyn Heights.  But that is a subject for another post.

Do you have a favorite unrealistic TV apartment?  Please provide your thoughts and questions in the comments. I would really enjoy hearing from you. If you have a topic in mind you would like me to cover, please let me know.


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