I understand that television is fake. But I think directors could change one little thing to make sitcoms seem more real.
They could add a sink full of dishes to the set.
My kitchen (pictured above) is not a mess. But (left to clockwise) my chairs are not tucked carefully under the table, my purses and bags are unzipped and hanging haphazardly over my desk, and there is a mug and a plate on my side table.
That's the reality. A bachelor on a sitcom? He has a Mountain Dew can, open and empty, on some surface. A college girl? She has four pairs of shoes slipped off right in the doorway. A mom? There's probably sticky orange juice on the counter and a pile of mail to sort.
Sitcoms could really up the realism by simply letting the sets get messy.
Why don't they? I, for one, would welcome the recognition that things are not perfect in real life.
So, vote in the comments - sparkly sets or realistic sets? I'd love to hear what you think.
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