Homes in soaps like show homes! Unrealistic and depressing

(9 Posts)
Primrose123 Wed 23-Jan-13 15:08:00

That's it, dedevil smile

DeDevilTail Wed 23-Jan-13 15:05:12

Primrose, I think it's called Rent Control.

christmasclean Wed 23-Jan-13 14:58:38

No I disagree , there is a difference between clean and tidy, and looking unlived in. Such as no steam on windows, yet your cookin Christmas dinner. 5 people in a house including 3 children , yet no smears , toothpaste or even a thumb print on the edge of a mirror last thing at night is not normal clean and tidy. I can't stand mess and clutter and like my house clean. But to be at that standard and not even have quality street wrapper on the coffee table on Christmas Day is in my book a show house.

Primrose123 Wed 23-Jan-13 12:15:30

In New York there is a scheme or law that prevents rent being too high, but I can't remember what it is called. I think that's why Monica had that apartment in Friends, I remember they mentioned it once on the show.

bootsycollins Wed 23-Jan-13 12:12:33

Ahhhh Savoy that explains it.

Boggler Wed 23-Jan-13 11:53:36

It's not so unusual to have a clean and tidy house even with children & pets living at home. Neither mine nor any of my friends (ecept maybe one) or family have any of the things you mention. None of the houses is a show home just kept clean and tidy. And se we all work (except me due to mat leave). That said its a constant and very tedious battle and not one I enjoy one bit.

SavoyCabbage Wed 23-Jan-13 11:52:24

Monica lived in an apartment that she sub-let from her grandmother. <sad git>

bootsycollins Wed 23-Jan-13 11:46:10

The houses in Albert Square would be worth a fortune! Dots is owned by the council and there's only meant to be her living there and I'm guessing she must have 3 bedrooms since her house is the same as other houses on the square hat house families of 5. The main apartment in Friends is huge and in a decent area, no way would they be able to afford to rent such a large well appointed apartment.
Kids programmes always have fabulous houses too, I'd love to restyle the Grandad in my pocket place before "accidentally" flushing Grandad down the toilet/waste disposal.

christmasclean Wed 23-Jan-13 11:34:37

Well over Christmas, every soap home was spotless! There were no overflowing kitchen bins, no pots and pans . Steamed up windows? Nope. Finger prints, sunken cushions, wear and tear on high impact areas? Not a smidgen. Washing on radiators? Ha ha don't be silly. There wasn't even a random sweet wrapper chucked in Gail's fruit bowl( that didn't have a brown banana either.
So last night over on the been, max in East Enders is in his completely dust free and immaculate attention to detail home( that houses himself, Tanya and her mother.. 2 teenagers and a little boy) max looks in his bathroom mirror. No dust, sludgy fingerprints around the edge or a spray of dried on toothpaste. I mean really? It's just so unbelievable..it makes the programmes unrealistic, surely soaps should be more real life? It's depressing I want to see a truer representation of family living.

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