English intellectual=middle class person
This is how in English TV shows and films people in intellectual professions tend to be middle class


(permanent link) added: 2012-09-08 06:23:46 sponsor: dragonslip (last reply: 2012-09-08 12:36:14)

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In English TV shows if say…. a doctor or lawyer shows up on screen there’s a fair chance he will sound middle class if not upper middle class. Where is if a doctor or lawyer appears on an American show they’ll likely either be of just a normal back ground or of poor underdog stock

Take for example the English version of Law and order compared to the American original. Aside from token working class black Alesha Phillips all the english lawyers have been upper middle class where as in the American version the final three lawyers consisted of the son of a police officer, an Italian American and a former gypsy child

The reason for this disparity could just be english snobbery but likely it’s just that underdog stories are more a part of American culture and so seem more realistic in that setting

Examples:

Live Action TV
  • the current line up of Silent Witness all sound middle class
  • Aside from token working class black Alesha Phillips all the english lawyers on Law & Order: UK have been middle class


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