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14th Jan '18 3:04:19 PM fearlessnikki
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* the Hugh Grant character in ''Film/NottingHill'' works in a small bookshop but lives in a large house, in an expensive area of London, shared with an apparently unemployed room-mate
** later averted in ''Film/AboutABoy'' in which the Hugh Grant character apparently has a large, unearned income from royalties on a song he once wrote

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* the Hugh Grant character in In ''Film/NottingHill'' Will works in a small bookshop but lives in a large house, in an expensive area of London, shared with an apparently unemployed room-mate
** later averted in ''Film/AboutABoy'' in which the Hugh Grant character apparently has a large, unearned income from royalties on a song he once wrote
room-mate.



* In ''Film/LaLaLand'', Mia works as a barista but can afford to drive a Prius and live in a ''huge'' apartment, big enough to host an elaborate musical number with choreography and backup dancers, though it's also shown she lives there with three other women. Sebastian also lives in a decently sized apartment by himself, despite his only occupation for most of the film being playing piano for tips. Los Angeles may be cheaper than New York City, but not by much.

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* In ''Film/LaLaLand'', Mia works as a barista but can afford to drive a Prius and live in a ''huge'' apartment, big enough to host an elaborate musical number with choreography and backup dancers, though it's also shown she lives there with three other women. Sebastian also lives in a decently sized apartment by himself, despite his only occupation for most of the film being playing piano for tips. Los Angeles may be cheaper than New York City, but not by much.
much. Sebastian does get employed by Keith as a keyboardist for some pretty good money, but it begs the question of what he was doing before that.



* ''Series/GossipGirl''

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* ''Series/GossipGirl'' ''Series/GossipGirl'':



* the Gifford family in ''Series/ColdFeet'' live in a large, well-appointed (if slightly run-down) house in London which they apparently own, despite their low income.
** averted to varying extents by the other characters, whose vaguely defined careers are implied to be well-paid.

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* the The Gifford family in ''Series/ColdFeet'' live in a large, well-appointed (if slightly run-down) house in London which they apparently own, despite their low income.
** averted
income. Averted to varying extents by the other characters, whose vaguely defined careers are implied to be well-paid.


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* ''Series/BigLittleLies'':
** Nathan and Bonnie have a pretty nice house, even though it's not stated what Nathan's job is. Bonnie likewise only works as a fitness instructor.
** Madeline and Ed likewise live in a very nice place, when Madeline has been a stay-at-home mother most of her life, and only has a part time job at the community theatre.
** Elsewhere averted with Celeste and Perry, whose house is justified by the latter's corporate job and the former's savings from her years as a lawyer. Renata and Gordon's nice house is also justified by the two of them being workaholics in very prominent positions.
5th Jan '18 5:29:03 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Narrowly'' averted on rival soap opera ''Series/CoronationStreet'', according to a [[http://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/eastenders/news/a845709/albert-square-actually-really-expensive-eastenders-coronation-street/ Digital Spy report]], though they wouldn't have much left over to spend at the Rovers.
27th Dec '17 9:38:16 AM Gamermaster
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* Played with in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' in that rent isn't the issue (as a senior programmer, Kobayashi makes morw than enough to afford a 3 bedroom apartment). No, the real problem is her ''utilities'' bill, since Kanna and Ilulu both regularly consume massive amounts of electricity to recharge their mana (it's eventually revealed that Tohru uses her naturally produced mana to supplement them).

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* Played with in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' in that rent isn't the issue (as a senior programmer, Kobayashi makes morw more than enough to afford a 3 bedroom apartment). No, the real problem is her ''utilities'' bill, since Kanna and Ilulu both regularly consume massive amounts of electricity to recharge their mana (it's eventually revealed that Tohru uses her naturally produced mana to supplement them).
27th Dec '17 9:33:35 AM Gamermaster
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* Played with in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' in that rent isn't the issue (as a senior programmer, Kobayashi makes morw than enough to afford a 3 bedroom apartment). No, the real problem is her ''utilities'' bill, since Kanna and Ilulu both regularly consume massive amounts of electricity to recharge their mana (it's eventually revealed that Tohru uses her naturally produced mana to supplement them).
26th Dec '17 8:03:06 AM DrOO7
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* In ''Film/TheSkulls'', Will, Luke and Chloe live in dorm rooms that are bigger and nicer than some people's apartments--and single rooms at that, which are more expensive than shared--even though it's been said repeatedly that Luke is struggling financially and is only at this prestigious university via scholarship. This might ironically explain how ''he'' is able to afford such a nice room--he's seen working as well--but there's still no explanation for Will or Chloe can.

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* In ''Film/TheSkulls'', Will, Luke and Chloe live in dorm rooms that are bigger and nicer than some people's apartments--and single rooms at that, which are more expensive than shared--even though it's been said repeatedly that Luke is struggling financially and is only at this prestigious university via scholarship. This might ironically explain how ''he'' is able to afford such a nice room--he's seen working as well--but there's still no explanation for how Will or can. A throwaway line indicates that Chloe can.is wealthy, but even so, dorm rooms simply do NOT look like that.
22nd Dec '17 8:58:11 PM thatother1dude
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* Played with by ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' early on, then averted. Andy is working at a water mattress store at (presumably) just above minimum wage, Posey is just...there, and no one knew what Jim did for a living until Kevin came along, yet they live in a very spacious apartment (with a second floor!) in a decent building with neighbours they like, in a part of town that doesn't seem run down or depressed. Then Jim is revealed to be a highly paid corporate executive with tons of clout for basically being a computer whiz. This isn't revealed until Andy loses his job and a tooth, and Jim lets him use his health insurance to have it fixed, because [[YouNeverAsked Andy never asked]] - even though he's Jim's best and oldest friend.

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* Played with by ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' early on, then averted. Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'': Andy is working at a water mattress store at (presumably) just above minimum wage, Posey is just...there, and no one knew what Jim did for a living until Kevin came along, yet they live in a very spacious apartment (with a second floor!) in a decent building with neighbours they like, in a part of town that doesn't seem run down or depressed. Then [[SecretlyWealthy Jim is revealed to be a highly paid corporate executive executive]] with tons of clout for basically being a computer whiz. This isn't revealed until Andy loses his job and a tooth, and Jim lets him use his health insurance to have it fixed, because [[YouNeverAsked Andy never asked]] - even though he's Jim's best and oldest friend.
15th Dec '17 7:37:34 AM DustSnitch
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-->---''Series/TheGoodPlace''


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6th Dec '17 8:35:13 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'': [[ConversedTrope Referenced]] by Michael after he watched all ten seasons of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' and simply can't understand how they can afford the apartment they have. Eleanor agrees that always puzzled people.

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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'': [[ConversedTrope Referenced]] by Michael says that after he watched all ten seasons of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' and of]] ''Series/{{Friends}}'', he simply can't understand how they can afford the apartment they have. Eleanor agrees that always puzzled people.
30th Nov '17 9:52:11 PM dmcreif
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----->''Series/TheGoodPlace''


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30th Nov '17 9:52:02 PM dmcreif
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->''"Now about his apartment. It's at the top of a classic brownstone, with balconies and tall windows, and in Manhattan would cost thousands of dollars a month, but he's flat broke, see, and just to prove it, there's a place where the plaster has fallen off the wall and you can see the bare slats underneath. He has art hanging all over his apartment, except in front of those slats. All Alex has to do is sublet, and his financial worries are over."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''' on ''Film/AlexAndEmma''

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->''"Now about his apartment. It's at ->'''Michael:''' To prepare to meet all of you, I studied the top human concept of "friends". I even watched all ten seasons of the show ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Boy, those friends really were friends, weren't they? Although, and I realize this is the kind of observation that would only occur to the mind of a classic brownstone, eternal being, [[DiscussedTrope how did they afford that apartment? A waitress and a chef, with balconies and tall windows, and in those Manhattan would cost thousands of dollars a month, but he's flat broke, see, and just to prove it, there's a place where the plaster has fallen off the wall and you can see the bare slats underneath. He has art hanging real estate prices?]]
->'''Eleanor:''' Yeah, we were
all over his apartment, except in front of those slats. All Alex has to do is sublet, and his financial worries are over."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''' on ''Film/AlexAndEmma''
confused about that too.
----->''Series/TheGoodPlace''

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