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27th Mar '16 8:25:28 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* From Norway: Oskar Braaten, Alf Prøysen, Ingeborg Refling Hagen and Kristoffer Uppdal.
24th Mar '16 2:12:18 PM nombretomado
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* British soap opera ''CoronationStreet'' was a proto-example of this; it was one of the first shows that really looked at what life was like for the working class in Britain.

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* British soap opera ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/CoronationStreet'' was a proto-example of this; it was one of the first shows that really looked at what life was like for the working class in Britain.



* Paul Abbott's ''{{Shameless}}'', which is semi-autobiographical, plays the trope for BlackComedy instead of {{Wangst}}.

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* Paul Abbott's ''{{Shameless}}'', ''Series/{{Shameless|UK}}'', which is semi-autobiographical, plays the trope for BlackComedy instead of {{Wangst}}.



** Its [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American clone]], ''SanfordAndSon'', tries to do much the same thing, with the added twist that the poor, working-class people are mostly black (oh, boy, class ''and'' race in one sitcom!).

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** Its [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American clone]], ''SanfordAndSon'', ''Series/SanfordAndSon'', tries to do much the same thing, with the added twist that the poor, working-class people are mostly black (oh, boy, class ''and'' race in one sitcom!).
27th Nov '15 6:32:39 PM DoctorNemesis
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'Kitchen Sink' is the term given to a particular type of drama, which focuses primarily on the trials and experiences of the urban working class, itself stemming from the wider 'Kitchen Sink' movement of social realism in art. Although material of this theme and nature can be found from numerous different sources, the term itself originates from and usually applies to drama produced in the United Kingdom, itself stemming from the 'Kitchen Sink' movement of realism.

Kitchen Sink originated in and was particularly big in the 1950s and 1960s, and experienced something of a revival in the 1980s and 1990s, but the tropes and methods it inspired lingered within drama produced outside of these periods. Within British drama, it revolves primarily around the experiences of the working class in urban and industrial areas OopNorth, such as [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Manchester, Liverpool,]] Sheffield and [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland Newcastle-upon-Tyne]], although urban working class in areas further south (primarily UsefulNotes/{{London}}) were also commonly represented. The primary theme of the material was the kind of struggles and issues faced by these people on a routine, everyday basis; the term 'kitchen sink' itself evolves from the stereotypical image of scenes involving two working-class women conversing over their washing, or angry confrontations whilst the wife is cooking dinner for the man of the house and the like.

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'Kitchen Sink' is the term given to a particular type of drama, which focuses primarily on the trials and experiences of the urban working class, itself stemming class. It stems from the wider 'Kitchen Sink' movement of social realism in art. Although material of this theme and nature can be found from numerous different sources, the term itself originates from and usually applies to drama / art produced in the United Kingdom, itself stemming from the 'Kitchen Sink' movement of realism.

Kitchen Sink originated in and was particularly big in the 1950s and 1960s, and experienced something of a revival in the 1980s and 1990s, but the tropes and methods it inspired lingered within drama produced outside of these periods. Within British drama, it revolves primarily around the experiences of the working class in urban and industrial areas OopNorth, such as [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Manchester, Liverpool,]] Sheffield and [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland Newcastle-upon-Tyne]], although urban working class in areas further south (primarily UsefulNotes/{{London}}) were also commonly represented. The primary theme of the material was the kind of struggles and issues faced by these people on a routine, everyday basis; the term 'kitchen sink' itself evolves from the stereotypical image of scenes involving two working-class women conversing over their washing, or angry confrontations whilst the wife is cooking dinner for the man of the house house, and the like.
14th Oct '15 5:34:18 PM nombretomado
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** In fact, most if not all British SoapOperas started out using elements of this trope, especially the cast of working-class everyman archetypes and occasionally some quite pointed social commentary. This caused a certain amount of confusion when ''{{Dallas}}'' turned up in syndication.

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** In fact, most if not all British SoapOperas started out using elements of this trope, especially the cast of working-class everyman archetypes and occasionally some quite pointed social commentary. This caused a certain amount of confusion when ''{{Dallas}}'' ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' turned up in syndication.
2nd Oct '15 6:08:29 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheBlot'' is about a professor and his poor family struggling to get by on the sub-poverty wages paid to university professors. Almost literally a kitchen sink drama, actually, as several scenes show Mrs. Griggs struggling to make tea for visitors or dinner for her hungry daughter while Mrs. Olson, the rich neighbor, prepares rich dinners.
12th Aug '15 5:58:08 PM Jake
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Not to be confused with ConspiracyKitchenSink, FantasyKitchenSink, KitchenSinkIncluded and WeaponsKitchenSink.

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Not to be confused with ConspiracyKitchenSink, FantasyKitchenSink, KitchenSinkIncluded and WeaponsKitchenSink.
WeaponsKitchenSink. And despite being sometimes referred to as "Social Realism", this genre is not to be confused with SocialistRealism either.
20th May '15 4:10:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Marty}}'', which won the AcademyAward for Best Picture of 1955, is a simple story about a butcher who falls in love with a schoolteacher, and his mother who is worried that Marty will abandon her.

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* ''Film/{{Marty}}'', which won the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture of 1955, is a simple story about a butcher who falls in love with a schoolteacher, and his mother who is worried that Marty will abandon her.
4th Aug '14 7:19:52 AM gallium
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* ''Film/MinAndBill'' is about working-class people who live by the docks, and particularly about an old lady innkeeper raising a DoorstopBaby.
26th Jun '14 9:01:56 AM LongLiveHumour
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Kitchen Sink originated in and was particularly big in the 1950s and 1960s, and experienced something of a revival in the 1980s and 1990s, but the tropes and methods it inspired lingered within drama produced outside of these periods. Within British drama, it revolves primarily around the experiences of the working class in urban and industrial areas OopNorth, such as [[FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Manchester, Liverpool,]] Sheffield and [[NorthEastEngland Newcastle-upon-Tyne]], although urban working class in areas further south (primarily {{London}}) were also commonly represented. The primary theme of the material was the kind of struggles and issues faced by these people on a routine, everyday basis; the term 'kitchen sink' itself evolves from the stereotypical image of scenes involving two working-class women conversing over their washing, or angry confrontations whilst the wife is cooking dinner for the man of the house and the like.

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Kitchen Sink originated in and was particularly big in the 1950s and 1960s, and experienced something of a revival in the 1980s and 1990s, but the tropes and methods it inspired lingered within drama produced outside of these periods. Within British drama, it revolves primarily around the experiences of the working class in urban and industrial areas OopNorth, such as [[FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Manchester, Liverpool,]] Sheffield and [[NorthEastEngland [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland Newcastle-upon-Tyne]], although urban working class in areas further south (primarily {{London}}) UsefulNotes/{{London}}) were also commonly represented. The primary theme of the material was the kind of struggles and issues faced by these people on a routine, everyday basis; the term 'kitchen sink' itself evolves from the stereotypical image of scenes involving two working-class women conversing over their washing, or angry confrontations whilst the wife is cooking dinner for the man of the house and the like.
24th Apr '14 3:48:35 AM gallium
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* British soap opera ''CoronationStreet'' was a proto-example of this; it was one of the first shows that really looked at what life was like for the working class in Britain.
** In fact, most if not all British SoapOperas started out using elements of this trope, especially the cast of working-class everyman archetypes and occasionally some quite pointed social commentary. This caused a certain amount of confusion when ''{{Dallas}}'' turned up in syndication.
* Nearly everything ever written by Creator/JackRosenthal, who got his start writing for the aforementioned ''Coronation Street'', though he also expanded it into the "aspirational" lower-middle classes of StepfordSuburbia.
* Paul Abbott's ''{{Shameless}}'', which is semi-autobiographical, plays the trope for BlackComedy instead of {{Wangst}}.
** An earlier example from Paul Abbott is ''Series/ClockingOff''.



* There is a whole group of Swedish authors known collectively as "proletarian authors" (or "worker authors") from the early-mid 20th century that deals with this kind of material. Authors include Harry Martinsson, Eyvind Jonsson, Vilhelm Moberg and Ivar-Lo Johansson.
* From Russia, we have Maxim Gorky.
* In America, whilst his works preceded the British movement, John Steinbeck's works often cover similar ground.
* From Finland, V??nna.

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* There is The 1980 Soviet film ''Film/MoscowDoesNotBelieveInTears'', about a whole group of Swedish authors known collectively as "proletarian authors" (or "worker authors") from working-class girl struggling to make it in the early-mid 20th century that deals with this kind of material. Authors include Harry Martinsson, Eyvind Jonsson, Vilhelm Moberg capital.
* The American play
and Ivar-Lo Johansson.
resulting film ''TheSubjectWasRoses''.

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* From Russia, we have Maxim Gorky.
* In America, whilst his works preceded the
British movement, John Steinbeck's works often cover similar ground.
soap opera ''CoronationStreet'' was a proto-example of this; it was one of the first shows that really looked at what life was like for the working class in Britain.
** In fact, most if not all British SoapOperas started out using elements of this trope, especially the cast of working-class everyman archetypes and occasionally some quite pointed social commentary. This caused a certain amount of confusion when ''{{Dallas}}'' turned up in syndication.
* From Finland, V??nna.Nearly everything ever written by Creator/JackRosenthal, who got his start writing for the aforementioned ''Coronation Street'', though he also expanded it into the "aspirational" lower-middle classes of StepfordSuburbia.
* Paul Abbott's ''{{Shameless}}'', which is semi-autobiographical, plays the trope for BlackComedy instead of {{Wangst}}.
** An earlier example from Paul Abbott is ''Series/ClockingOff''.



* In Israel, this sort of drama is centered around the people living in "Development Towns", mostly located in the mid-southern part of the country along the edge of the Negev Desert. So instead of coal mines, you've got factories. Instead of grim and gloomy weather you get sandy wind, unpaved roads, and large blocks of concrete-housing out in the middle of nowhere. Strangely, the media seems unwilling to let go of this notion, despite some of those town having already grown to city-sized proportions.
* The 1980 Soviet film ''Film/MoscowDoesNotBelieveInTears'', about a working-class girl struggling to make it in the capital.
* The American play and resulting film ''TheSubjectWasRoses''.


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* There is a whole group of Swedish authors known collectively as "proletarian authors" (or "worker authors") from the early-mid 20th century that deals with this kind of material. Authors include Harry Martinsson, Eyvind Jonsson, Vilhelm Moberg and Ivar-Lo Johansson.
* From Russia, we have Maxim Gorky.
* In America, whilst his works preceded the British movement, John Steinbeck's works often cover similar ground.
* From Finland, V??nna.
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