There are a lot of things that are super unrealistic on television shows. All genres have their own issues, from sitcoms to dramas to fantasy. But here are a couple of the things that always get me when I’m binging something.
Teenagers Wearing Heels
Whenever I watch a show set in high school, there are a million things you could point out as unrealistic. But the one thing that really gets me, especially as a girl, is how every high school girl seems to wear super high heels on an average school day. Do you realize how dead your feet would be after wearing heels all day at school? Especially if you have a really big school? There were about three girls in my whole school who ever wore heels and they definitely stood out. Maybe I just went to a really boring school, but for the most part, we just tossed on some sneakers and went about our lives. You can have a cute outfit without stilettos.
The biggest disappointment that I’ve faced as an adult is that you are never done cleaning your house. Every time you do laundry, you have clothing on your body that needs washing. Every time you wash dishes, you’re only a couple hours away from dirtying more. And, most infuriating, is how by the time you’ve finished dusting your house, the place you dusted first is already dusty again! As a dog owner, I could vacuum for hours and there would still be piles of dog hair twenty minutes later! Whenever a show has a pet involved and the owner has a perfectly hairless house and doesn’t spend every waking moment sweeping, that show is LYING.
Great at Holding It
No one ever has to go to the bathroom on TV. There is only one reason why someone would go to the bathroom, and that’s because something other than peeing is happening in there. Maybe they need to overhear an important conversation through the stalls or they need to be absent from an important conversation happening outside the bathroom. Think about how often you go to the bathroom in a single day. Honestly, I tell someone I have to go pee probably like three times a day alone!
How Much Is Your Rent?
This issue has plagued sitcoms forever! The show usually wants the main character to be super relatable, so they make them someone who has a crappy job or one that they hate. Then they have a three bedroom apartment in New York City or some other big city center. How could they possibly afford that? I mean TV does enough to create unrealistic standards for body image and relationships, but I lived my whole life thinking that I would graduate from high school and move away directly into my dream apartment.
Milk, Leafy Greens, & A Baguette
Every time anyone goes grocery shopping, they come home with the exact same thing. They’re carrying two huge paper bags, which I don’t think most grocery stores use anymore, and there is always some leaves or other greenery and a baguette sticking out the top. And 9 times out of 10, the first thing they pull out is an unbranded carton of milk and put it away. I also don’t think that I’ve ever seen someone put away groceries fully on television. It always cuts away or ends the scene or they just inexplicably walk away with it on the counter.
What ridiculously specific thing do you always notice isn’t quite right when you’re watching TV? Are you also bothered by any of the things on my list? Let me know in the comments?