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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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2013-01-17 01:44:22 AM  

BadReligion: Or, not of. Stupid iPad is hard to type on stupid.


FIFY

/worthless toy
 
2013-01-17 02:14:17 AM  
Funniest show on TV. It's a shame it's not going to survive, maybe we'll get lucky and TNT will pick it up.
 
2013-01-17 02:29:21 AM  
fabzz.com
 
2013-01-17 02:33:28 AM  
chewthedirt.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
 
2013-01-17 02:34:50 AM  
guyspeed.com
 
2013-01-17 02:35:29 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-17 02:57:12 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: It's a shame it's not going to survive


2.bp.blogspot.com

But then again, who does?
 
2013-01-17 03:12:27 AM  
I have never seen this show, but is it just me or have they stolen all the will and grace sets....especially the apartments
 
2013-01-17 03:44:47 AM  

jaylectricity: 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.


They're even playing season 1 episodes in season 2 now...

• Season 1

1 1-01 1ATF79 11/Apr/12 Pilot [Trailer]
2 1-02 1ATF01 18/Apr/12 Daddy's Girl
3 1-03 1ATF09 25/Apr/12 The Parent Trap
4 1-04 1ATF04 02/May/12 The Wedding
5 1-05 1ATF03 09/May/12 Making Rent
6 1-06 1ATF07 16/May/12 It's Just Sex
7 1-07 1ATF10 23/May/12 shiatagi Nash

• Season 2

8 2-01 2ATF01 23/Oct/12 A Reunion [Trailer]
9 2-02 2ATF03 30/Oct/12 Love & Monsters
10 2-03 2ATF04 13/Nov/12 Sexy People [Trailer]
11 2-04 2ATF02 20/Nov/12 It's a Miracle
12 2-05 1ATF06 04/Dec/12 Whatever It Takes
13 2-06 1ATF11 11/Dec/12 Bar Lies
14 2-07 1ATF12 18/Dec/12 A Weekend in the Hamptons
15 2-08 2ATF05 06/Jan/13 Paris
16 2-09 1ATF05 08/Jan/13 The Scarlet Neighbor
17 2-10 1ATF02 13/Jan/13 Mean Girls
18 2-11 2ATF08 15/Jan/13 Dating Games
19 2-12 1ATF08 UNKNOWN The Leak
20 2-13 2ATF07 /13 Monday June


The production code (xATFyy) is the order they're supposed to air in...
 
2013-01-17 03:52:45 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]


Doing a find job of living up to your name, I see.
 
2013-01-17 03:53:45 AM  
Or fine, if you like.
 
2013-01-17 04:03:35 AM  

ricochet4: [fabzz.com image 850x571]


Every single proportion on that poor girl's face is so way off. It's extremely disconcerting.
 
2013-01-17 04:43:53 AM  
I always thought King of the Hill nailed central Texas/north Texas almost perfectly.
 
2013-01-17 06:50:44 AM  

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.


More common tropes:

The teenager with the minimum wage job who just happens to own a mint condition '57 Chevy or '65 Mustang.

The one where the supposedly working class guys who, whenever they want to bet each other, seem to always have an extra $100 each in their pocket.

Speaking of gambling, that classic trope where the character goes to Vegas, loses it all, but on the way out/home, either puts the last quarter into a slot machine and breaks even or does karaoke/something and earns enough to pay for way home or gets job, etc

Just once, I'd like so see the min-wage teen with a real beater that doesn't run too well or often.
Or the working guys bet $5 or less.
Or the Vegas person bet the last 25 cents and loose that too.
 
2013-01-17 07:14:55 AM  
Wait, something on TV is not quite realistic? STOP THE PRESSES!
 
2013-01-17 07:22:22 AM  

Flash_NYC: 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.

More common tropes:

The teenager with the minimum wage job who just happens to own a mint condition '57 Chevy or '65 Mustang.

The one where the supposedly working class guys who, whenever they want to bet each other, seem to always have an extra $100 each in their pocket.

Speaking of gambling, that classic trope where the character goes to Vegas, loses it all, but on the way out/home, either puts the last quarter into a slot machine and breaks even or does karaoke/something and earns enough to pay for way home or gets job, etc

Just once, I'd like so see the min-wage teen with a real beater that doesn't run too well or often.
Or the working guys bet $5 or less.
Or the Vegas person bet the last 25 cents and loose that too.


People watch TV for wish fulfillment. Very rarely are you able to do that and portray reality realistically at the same time.
 
2013-01-17 07:27:08 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Krysten Ritter.

[gothamist.com image 640x456]

Sweet mother of mercy.


Good Lord I love that chick
 
2013-01-17 07:29:48 AM  

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.


Aye, even in the first few seasons, you "knew" that Monica only had that apartment because her, then alive, grandmother was illegally subletting to her. (from the little I know of the history of rent control in NYC, that kind of thing was common in order to keep a good apartment).

I accepted that Chandler made good money and could afford his place.

But I don't know how Ross afforded his really nice place. A professor of paleontology can't be making the same money Chandler was.

/I know too much about Friends
 
2013-01-17 07:53:49 AM  
Next you'll be telling me that Sex In the City wasn't an accurate portrayal either.
 
2013-01-17 08:01:24 AM  
I would bang krysten ritter until my dick liquified it was inside her so long.
 
2013-01-17 08:31:35 AM  

Badgers: jaylectricity: 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.

They're even playing season 1 episodes in season 2 now...


Well that's exactly what I said, but thanks for the citation.
 
2013-01-17 09:05:02 AM  
Gee. You could recreate Fatal Attraction in there.

And she does look like she wouldn't be ignored.
 
2013-01-17 09:16:30 AM  

Flash_NYC: 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.

More common tropes:

The teenager with the minimum wage job who just happens to own a mint condition '57 Chevy or '65 Mustang.

The one where the supposedly working class guys who, whenever they want to bet each other, seem to always have an extra $100 each in their pocket.

Speaking of gambling, that classic trope where the character goes to Vegas, loses it all, but on the way out/home, either puts the last quarter into a slot machine and breaks even or does karaoke/something and earns enough to pay for way home or gets job, etc

Just once, I'd like so see the min-wage teen with a real beater that doesn't run too well or often.
Or the working guys bet $5 or less.
Or the Vegas person bet the last 25 cents and loose that too.


The kid in Raising Hope works at a grocery store and drives a crappy van I think. Then his parents bought a Delorean and he got their beater car.

Of course, I think the girlfriend/fiance/whatever is supposed to be loaded.

/Mrs. Turfshoe watches a lot of tv
 
2013-01-17 09:50:29 AM  
treecologist: What's going on here? Fleshtones behind pixellation always catch my eye.

Huh. I'm surprised I haven't seen you at the meetings.
 
2013-01-17 09:54:10 AM  

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.


manhattan still builds new low income apartments. requirement is annual income of under $40K for a single person. and these are real 1 bedroom apartments with rent of under $1K/month. so it's kinda possible.
 
2013-01-17 09:55:38 AM  
You mean television shows don't always reflect reality?
 
2013-01-17 09:55:43 AM  

the_rhino: I would bang krysten ritter until my dick liquified; it was inside her so long.


I comped you a semicolon
 
2013-01-17 10:00:35 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?


Pretty much. Until I convinced my friends I really thought it was bad they made me watch episodes of Happy Endings. In it there's an unemployed guy who lives in a giant two bedroom apartment with his roommate, a guy who ran a food truck in Chicago several years before that was legal.
 
2013-01-17 10:08:23 AM  

Turfshoe: The kid in Raising Hope works at a grocery store and drives a crappy van I think. Then his parents bought a Delorean and he got their beater car.


That's what I was going to say. They all work, and the dad owns a business but they are BROKE and live like it.

I like "Don't Trust the B" a lot; it is raunchy and ridiculous and even the romantic story arcs aren't sappy. Plus the actress that plays June has those eyes that almost make you distracted from her breasts which are always cleavage-on-display. Chloe is less attractive but just terrific in her evil-ness.
 
2013-01-17 10:15:06 AM  

Another Government Employee: Gee. You could recreate Fatal Attraction in there.

And she does look like she wouldn't be ignored.


Alex's loft in Fatal Attraction was not particularly large or well appointed. But it was cool because it was in the meat packing district decades before that became trendy.
 
2013-01-17 10:28:47 AM  

thisone: 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.

Aye, even in the first few seasons, you "knew" that Monica only had that apartment because her, then alive, grandmother was illegally subletting to her. (from the little I know of the history of rent control in NYC, that kind of thing was common in order to keep a good apartment).

I accepted that Chandler made good money and could afford his place.

But I don't know how Ross afforded his really nice place. A professor of paleontology can't be making the same money Chandler was.

/I know too much about Friends


I got the impression that Ross and Monica's parents were well-off and had connections, so they paid for his education and got him a cushy job.
 
2013-01-17 10:43:42 AM  

not5am: 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.

manhattan still builds new low income apartments. requirement is annual income of under $40K for a single person. and these are real 1 bedroom apartments with rent of under $1K/month. so it's kinda possible.


I thought one of the criticisms of Bloomberg was that he was not building working class housing and allowing rent-control to expire in other areas.
 
2013-01-17 10:49:29 AM  
There was a clever little bit on How I Met Your Mother where Ted reveals that his memory of Marshall and Lily's place may be unreliable and unrealistic. They show a shot of Marshall and Lily sitting on a couch in a much smaller, super-cramped apartment instead. I thought that was a nice way to handle the situation without actually having sets you can't fit sitcom cameras in.
 
2013-01-17 10:52:41 AM  

odinsposse: 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?

Pretty much. Until I convinced my friends I really thought it was bad they made me watch episodes of Happy Endings. In it there's an unemployed guy who lives in a giant two bedroom apartment with his roommate, a guy who ran a food truck in Chicago several years before that was legal.


In Max's defense, it is a crummy quasi-illegal "loft space" that hasn't been converted over yet with a homeless artist guy living in a crawlspace. It's not glamorous like most of the one's on TV.

I believe the story is he was living there before the area gentrified and there's an episode were the landlord was trying to find ways to kick Max and Dave out so he could sell the place for $$$. It's the episode were they make a trash can stove.

He's also running boys to menorah, an illegal limousine service, and gifting his parents.
 
2013-01-17 10:58:09 AM  
I love that show as well as The Neighbors which is underrated in my opinion, the running joke this week about watching Will and Grace DVDs was brilliant.
 
2013-01-17 11:04:03 AM  
Charles Bronson had a great apartment in Death Wish......but, hey, he was Charles Bronson.
 
2013-01-17 11:15:48 AM  

Moopy Mac: I thought one of the criticisms of Bloomberg was that he was not building working class housing and allowing rent-control to expire in other areas.


news to me. in my searches there were some nice real 1 bedrooms in the east village for $250K but noted it was because it's a rent controlled apartment. iirc they put some new low income apartments around 80th a few years ago.
 
2013-01-17 12:17:37 PM  

TheJoe03: I always thought King of the Hill nailed central Texas/north Texas almost perfectly.


It did bother me that drives to Houston were so brief. Even Branson was a short drive. Other than that, everything fits. Gun nut book club, kid who goes to Wichita Falls and thinks it's heaven, teachers who suck at foreign languages, conspiracy theorists, lawn pride, stick boys, rampant sexism... damn I miss Texas.
 
2013-01-17 12:58:41 PM  

moothemagiccow: TheJoe03: I always thought King of the Hill nailed central Texas/north Texas almost perfectly.

It did bother me that drives to Houston were so brief. Even Branson was a short drive. Other than that, everything fits. Gun nut book club, kid who goes to Wichita Falls and thinks it's heaven, teachers who suck at foreign languages, conspiracy theorists, lawn pride, stick boys, rampant sexism... damn I miss Texas.


Oh and schools named after football coaches.
 
2013-01-17 01:00:16 PM  
The article showed us a lot of nice pictures of the ridiculously large, clean, new and well-furnished apartment from the show, but did not provide the "reality" photos of an actual NYC apartment that could be rented at the characters' estimated income level.

So no, it's not "fantasy vs. reality" it's just "fantasy".
 
2013-01-17 01:29:40 PM  

MonkeyAngst: . I thought that was a nice way to handle the situation without actually having sets you can't fit sitcom cameras in.


Its just lazy production. Its entirely possible to have amazing TV done on small sets. Honeymooners, Lucky Loiue, etc
 
2013-01-17 02:41:44 PM  

moothemagiccow: TheJoe03: I always thought King of the Hill nailed central Texas/north Texas almost perfectly.

It did bother me that drives to Houston were so brief. Even Branson was a short drive. Other than that, everything fits. Gun nut book club, kid who goes to Wichita Falls and thinks it's heaven, teachers who suck at foreign languages, conspiracy theorists, lawn pride, stick boys, rampant sexism... damn I miss Texas.


I never really noticed how long it took them to get to other cities, or, in fact, exactly where Arlen was supposed to be, but I do know you had to leave early to get to Dallas: " Come on, Peggy, we've got to get to Dallas before the gangs wake up. "
 
2013-01-17 02:42:41 PM  
I saw it on TV, so it MUST be real. They can't put anything on TV that isn't real.
 
2013-01-17 02:54:31 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I saw it on TV, so it MUST be real. They can't put anything on TV that isn't real.


or on the internet
 
2013-01-17 03:17:04 PM  

MonkeyAngst: There was a clever little bit on How I Met Your Mother where Ted reveals that his memory of Marshall and Lily's place may be unreliable and unrealistic. They show a shot of Marshall and Lily sitting on a couch in a much smaller, super-cramped apartment instead. I thought that was a nice way to handle the situation without actually having sets you can't fit sitcom cameras in.


That was when Marshall and Lily got that house in the suburbs, and then realized just how damn small their apartment was. "HOW MANY LAMPS DO YOU HAVE!?!"
 
2013-01-17 03:24:08 PM  
Krysten Ritter has thick, bushy eyebrows. You know what that means.
 
2013-01-17 03:37:36 PM  

Actor_au: I love that show as well as The Neighbors which is underrated in my opinion, the running joke this week about watching Will and Grace DVDs was brilliant.


www.crimsontear.com
I love The Neighbors... thought I was alone
 
2013-01-17 04:08:02 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Apropos of nothing, Richard Castle's apartment is *so* pimp (AND he can actually afford it).


Fair enough, but can you explain why the police station he frequents appears to be a Crate & Barrel showroom?
 
2013-01-17 04:30:36 PM  

semiotix: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Apropos of nothing, Richard Castle's apartment is *so* pimp (AND he can actually afford it).

Fair enough, but can you explain why the police station he frequents appears to be a Crate & Barrel showroom?


He buys all that shiat for them.
 
2013-01-17 05:06:25 PM  

championgoober: Actor_au: I love that show as well as The Neighbors which is underrated in my opinion, the running joke this week about watching Will and Grace DVDs was brilliant.

[www.crimsontear.com image 300x169]
I love The Neighbors... thought I was alone


You're not alone.

/also enjoy The Neighbors
//it's a very Barry Sonnenfeld-type universe
///like they combined his takes on Addams Family and Men In Black
 
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