Last night my wife and I watched a horror movie about a foursome frolicing around on their last weekend in Ireland. I immediately thought, I could not stay in Ireland more than a week with my job -- and these were college students.
I also hate to inject race into this, but black characters are rarely shown at home unless it's a black-produced show. Sure, there are exceptions now, but way fewer in the past. I'd like a study on this. Listening to you, I wonder what type of home they would have shown Kramer's black lawyer have on Seinfeld. Even people like Pete on Smallville or Bonnie on Vampire diaries. On Dynasty, Diahanne Carroll's character was rich, but her mansion was never shown. they showed her in the office and at Denver. We never see them curled up in their overpriced beds and sofas.
Think of the black friend, Deacon Palmer, on King of Queens. Now, can you remember his house? Probably not.
I remember people said that the Cosby show, a show with a doctor daddy and a mommy lawyer, was unrealistic. Too nuclear. But I remember watching that show in my nuclear family home. This was a show that ran opposite Dallas and the say after Dynasty, shows about billionaires.
In that same era, Hill street blues showed cops with nice homes but never showed the black cop's homes. Bobby Hill had no home and the Det. Washington's home was dingy and dirty and dark the one time they showed his very unhappy wife. His wife looked poor, I mean really poor, and Washington had the same salary as the other cops.
Just what I took away.