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(Gothamist)   You mean the "The B---- In Apartment 23" doesn't really live like that? Manhattan living: Reality v The TV version   (gothamist.com) divider line 110
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2013-01-16 08:48:30 PM
Whatever, that show is a f*cking riot. Too bad they've gone from 5-6 million viewers in the first season down to 2-3 per episode. This will probably be the last season.
 
2013-01-16 08:50:25 PM
Apropos of nothing, Richard Castle's apartment is *so* pimp (AND he can actually afford it).
 
2013-01-16 09:36:48 PM
At least Friends tried to explain away Monica's apartment as actually her grandmothers rent controlled place she inherited.

Odd that this common trope of broke twenty somethings living in huge apartments in a cool part of NY is the exact opposite of Dallas where a family of oil billionaires lived in one three bedroomed house.
 
2013-01-16 09:39:09 PM
The 20-something girls-Chloe and June-live in a massive two-bedroom apartment in what looks to be a nice area of Manhattan.

Granted I know nothing of New York real estate, but it never looked "massive" to me.


jaylectricity: Whatever, that show is a f*cking riot. Too bad they've gone from 5-6 million viewers in the first season down to 2-3 per episode. This will probably be the last season.


This. The show consistently surprises me. It's too bad it'll probably get cancelled since the 2nd season has shown marked improvement over the first. Which maybe people would notice if they SHOWED THE EPISODES IN ORDER.
 
2013-01-16 09:43:34 PM
I always just assumed that Chloe ran some scam to get a rent controlled apartment.
 
2013-01-16 09:44:54 PM
We're getting into the realities of a show that has been shelved now?
 
2013-01-16 09:46:36 PM
Wow, 19 hosts blocked by noscript. I think that's a record, congrats Gothamist.
 
2013-01-16 09:52:58 PM
The best thing about the show is the look of shock/horror/disgust that appears on Dreama Walker's face every time something outrageous happens. She does it well.

/Dreama? Really?
 
2013-01-16 09:57:59 PM
Krysten Ritter.

gothamist.com

Sweet mother of mercy.
 
2013-01-16 09:59:29 PM
This show is awesome, and it's disappointing to hear that more people aren't watching it. JVB is hysterical and I want to marry Dreama Walker.

/have had a huge crush on Krysten Ritter since BrBa.
 
2013-01-16 10:00:17 PM

fusillade762: SHOWED THE EPISODES IN ORDER.


Oh yeah, I was just figuring that out on Sunday's episode (Also why are they showing an extra episode on Sunday?) when I noticed that it looked like the episode belonged near the beginning of the series. Sunday's and last Tuesdays were supposed to be the 3rd and 5th episode of season one.
 
2013-01-16 10:03:30 PM
I thought rich older guys paid for Chloe's apartment and her lifestyle

/either that or royalties from "Tall Slut No Panties"
 
2013-01-16 10:05:52 PM

Surool: We're getting into the realities of a show that has been shelved now?


It hasn't been cancelled. For some reason ABC got the idea to show it twice a week. That worked about as well as expected so they're back to once a week
 
2013-01-16 10:13:29 PM
Thank you for explaining to us low level non-Yorkers what is and isn't reality for an apartment.

I can only count to tomato apartment
 
2013-01-16 10:15:10 PM
And the next article will be about Girls. They live in an all-white New York City! How can a show do that?
 
2013-01-16 10:16:21 PM
The couple episodes I've watched were pretty meh. Maybe it merits a second chance then.
 
2013-01-16 10:18:39 PM

JolobinSmokin: Thank you for explaining to us low level non-Yorkers what is and isn't reality for an apartment.

I can only count to tomato apartment


Considering how supposedly great NYC is, the average apartment is seemingly terrible. I would never consider living there unless I was a multimillionaire.
 
2013-01-16 10:21:07 PM

skinink: And the next article will be about Girls. They live in an all-white New York City! How can a show do that?


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The city isn't all white. Mayor Bloomberg spent some of his personal billions on producing a ray that renders minorities invisible, thereby increasing the city's tourist appeal.
 
2013-01-16 10:23:31 PM
I believe it was adequately explained by Matthew Perry on The Daily Show -- those apartments look nice, but only come with 3 walls, so buyer beware.
 
2013-01-16 10:24:50 PM
Doesn't really matter since they just totally canned the show.

I mean totally...took it off, running re-runs of Shark Tank instead.


/talk about being thrown out of the house...no warning, ABC friggin' just changed the locks.
 
2013-01-16 10:25:55 PM

BadReligion: JolobinSmokin: Thank you for explaining to us low level non-Yorkers what is and isn't reality for an apartment.

I can only count to tomato apartment

Considering how supposedly great NYC is, the average apartment is seemingly terrible. I would never consider living there unless I was a multimillionaire.


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There are nice apartments in Manhattan.......rents start at $3K.
 
2013-01-16 10:28:39 PM

Fissile: BadReligion: JolobinSmokin: Thank you for explaining to us low level non-Yorkers what is and isn't reality for an apartment.

I can only count to tomato apartment

Considering how supposedly great NYC is, the average apartment is seemingly terrible. I would never consider living there unless I was a multimillionaire.

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There are nice apartments in Manhattan.......rents start at $3K.


I did say "average apartment". I understand there are nice apartments there, but they are for people with 5 roommates of who make at least $250,000/yr.
 
2013-01-16 10:29:29 PM
Or, not of. Stupid iPad is hard to type on.
 
2013-01-16 10:29:44 PM

BadReligion: JolobinSmokin: Thank you for explaining to us low level non-Yorkers what is and isn't reality for an apartment.

I can only count to tomato apartment

Considering how supposedly great NYC is, the average apartment is seemingly terrible. I would never consider living there unless I was a multimillionaire.


I think the idea is that one only sleeps there.

I guess I could cut most of my cooking down to just a cast iron pan and one pot, but I'd miss my kitchen nonetheless.

Being within walking distance of places to hang out would make up for not having a yard or decent rooms for guests.
 
2013-01-16 10:34:50 PM

BadReligion: Fissile: BadReligion: JolobinSmokin: Thank you for explaining to us low level non-Yorkers what is and isn't reality for an apartment.

I can only count to tomato apartment

Considering how supposedly great NYC is, the average apartment is seemingly terrible. I would never consider living there unless I was a multimillionaire.

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There are nice apartments in Manhattan.......rents start at $3K.

I did say "average apartment". I understand there are nice apartments there, but they are for people with 5 roommates of who make at least $250,000/yr.


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Actually, the average rent for an apartment in Manhattan is now $3,418..........that's why I live across the river in Jersey.

Manhattan Apartments
 
2013-01-16 10:35:04 PM
Thanks for showing me the comparison of th.......

Oh, ya. There's no comparison.
See, I live in the valley of my state so I have NO idea. I can only guess.
Each house around me has acres of land.
So, if I click on your farking link, maybe SHOW me a NY apartment instead of showing whats fake about a fake show.

/And I'd leave it all behind if Dreama Walker asked me to.
 
2013-01-16 10:38:05 PM

rogue49: Doesn't really matter since they just totally canned the show.

I mean totally...took it off, running re-runs of Shark Tank instead.


/talk about being thrown out of the house...no warning, ABC friggin' just changed the locks.


What are you talking about? It was on just last night. And two nights before that.
 
2013-01-16 10:48:05 PM

fusillade762: Granted I know nothing of New York real estate, but it never looked "massive" to me.


As someone who does live in Manhattan on a great salary - it massive.
 
2013-01-16 10:54:46 PM
Wait wait.  You mean we're supposed to care that a show about NYC is unrealistic, when the networks based out of NYC have spent years unrealistically portraying every other city/area in America?
 
2013-01-16 10:57:51 PM
George Jefferson was a successful businessman, owner of multiple dry-cleaning locations, and lived in Manhattan in the 70s. If anything, he could have had a bigger place.
 
2013-01-16 11:00:50 PM

Flint Ironstag: At least Friends tried to explain away Monica's apartment as actually her grandmothers rent controlled place she inherited.

Odd that this common trope of broke twenty somethings living in huge apartments in a cool part of NY is the exact opposite of Dallas where a family of oil billionaires lived in one three bedroomed house.


Or Downtown Abbey, where a freaking castle only has about six rooms for the family that lives there.
 
2013-01-16 11:02:57 PM
What's going on here? Fleshtones behind pixellation always catch my eye.

gothamist.com
 
2013-01-16 11:11:00 PM

Generation_D: Wait wait.  You mean we're supposed to care that a show about NYC is unrealistic, when the networks based out of NYC have spent years unrealistically portraying every other city/area in America?


True. The bits I have seen of CSI make it look like it is filmed in a much older city, it looks nothing like Vegas.
 
2013-01-16 11:21:59 PM

treecologist: What's going on here? Fleshtones behind pixellation always catch my eye.

[gothamist.com image 640x371]


The guy in the window is their pervy neighbor. He hangs out and watches the dark-haired girl and offers advice or perverted comments.

She's just hanging out as if walking around her apartment naked is normal. That was the series opener I think.
 
2013-01-16 11:32:04 PM
Well, there's poor poor, and there's TV poor.

Didn't always used to be that way; the Evans family actually looked like they were living in a tenement on Good Times.
 
2013-01-16 11:35:44 PM
After seeing a $900 per month room with a shower in the kitchen, I said "fark this, Brooklyn it is then."
 
2013-01-16 11:42:01 PM
I wouldn't call it a 'foyer'. There's no clear delineation between the entry way and the main house. You'd need at least a doorway to separate the two before you could call it a foyer, IMO.
 
2013-01-16 11:49:29 PM
It's a TV sitcom, not a documentary. Who gives a fark.
 
2013-01-16 11:52:23 PM
I love this show. It's so much fun watching the 'Welcome to Fark' crying guy lampooning himself and taking the piss out of celebrity culture week-to-week. Plus, he's even hotter now. (That ass!)

The snarky black-humour is right up my alley, and Krysten Ritter is amazing as the 'B'. She tore my heart out and stompted it into a bloddy mushy pulp with her role as Jesse's doomed girlfriend in Breaking Bad, so I love seeing her so brilliantly, vibrantly, monstrously alive in this show. She's incredibly talented.

I really hope the network shuffling hasn't screwed this show in the ass.

/and I was hoping to see some actual examples of dumpy New York apartments these characters would be able to afford in the linked lame article. Like a converted janitor's closet or something.
 
2013-01-16 11:53:49 PM
The show has explained how she affords the apartment.
 
2013-01-16 11:55:51 PM

skinink: And the next article will be about Girls. They live in an all-white New York City! How can a show do that?


How did "Friends" do it?


jaylectricity: treecologist: What's going on here? Fleshtones behind pixellation always catch my eye.

[gothamist.com image 640x371]

The guy in the window is their pervy neighbor. He hangs out and watches the dark-haired girl and offers advice or perverted comments.

She's just hanging out as if walking around her apartment naked is normal. That was the series opener I think.


Yup. She was doing all sorts of things to get June to break the lease and move out so she could keep her money and move on to bilking the next rube roommate. *SPOILER ALERT* It didn't work.
 
2013-01-16 11:59:17 PM
Just the idea of the title shows that we are half-way to "Idiocracy".

When is the new season of "Ass" schedule to air?
 
2013-01-17 12:10:42 AM
krysten ritter

that is all

www.esquire.com
 
2013-01-17 12:14:15 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Krysten Ritter.

[gothamist.com image 640x456]

Sweet mother of mercy.


Wow, those pants are straight from "how to make an attractive woman less attractive 101".

/in before Rogen/Rudd
 
2013-01-17 12:16:32 AM

lasercannon: I always just assumed that Chloe ran some scam to get a rent controlled apartment.


Not to mention that she seems to be running scams with world leaders, or at least rich Arab dudes. The UN General Assembly is when she goes to work. And she's got a cult following in Japan, and who knows what else. Not to mention that she's got rich parents who she's grifting all the time.
 
2013-01-17 12:17:24 AM

treecologist: What's going on here? Fleshtones behind pixellation always catch my eye.


Seeing if the lipstick thing really works.
 
2013-01-17 12:20:11 AM

Generation_D: Wait wait.  You mean we're supposed to care that a show about NYC is unrealistic, when the networks based out of NYC have spent years unrealistically portraying every other city/area in America?


30 Rock's redheaded intern. I live in his actual hometown (Conyers, Ga) and my parents live in his 30 Rock's character's hometown (Stone Mountain, Ga). Conyers is much more redneck than Stone Mountain, but neither that close to what the show portrays.

That dude's mom taught my roommate sex ed. He says it was kind of awkward, since her husband was the gym coach.
 
2013-01-17 12:32:30 AM

Generation_D: Wait wait.  You mean we're supposed to care that a show about NYC is unrealistic, when the networks based out of NYC have spent years unrealistically portraying every other city/area in America?


You know what show is surprisingly accurate? Cougar Town. For realsies. The show's setting is modeled on Sarasota, and having grown up around there, it's freakish how closely they nailed the area, even down to the propensity of kids from there to all go to USF Sarasota because they're incapable of cutting the apron strings.
 
2013-01-17 12:45:56 AM
Is this really a problem? Do you think we really care that they are living in an apartment/townhouse in Brooklyn that is probably 8k a month and nowhere near realistic? We know these shows are fake and we use them to get away from our own reality every night Now STFU and get back to showing Krysten Ritter pictures.. Jesus...
 
2013-01-17 12:50:00 AM

treecologist: What's going on here? Fleshtones behind pixellation always catch my eye.




i116.photobucket.com


/Created for a Cracked contest, too late to submit
//sigh
 
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