TV is great for escaping into somebody else’s life, but you don’t have to watch a show about alien worlds or medieval battles to get your fix of fantasy! Some of the most unexpected shows can turn out to be impossible in real life, without you ever noticing!
SPEND AND THE CITY!
Carrie Bradshaw’s life of designer clothes and fancy cocktails may seem glamorous, but it’s completely impossible! Someone did the math, and this sassy journalist was spending $6,954 per month in the early seasons, while only earning $3,166!
NEW YORK CITY BLUES
Monica and Rachel from Friends always said their apartment was rent controlled, but even that doesn’t explain how the girls could afford such a gorgeous space. Monica must have been a really kind roommate, because there’s no way Rachel could afford all her expenses on just a waitress’ salary.
2 (REALLY) BROKE GIRLS
Max and Caroline are pretty open about their money troubles, it’s even right there in the title. However, what’s never been explained is how two waitresses in New York can afford to live in such a gorgeous apartment, fully decorated, with big bright spaces, and even a yard!
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE… RENT MONEY
When Hannah from HBO’s Girls got pregnant, she was quick to remind everyone that she was on less than 24k a year. However, that should make her current living situation completely impossible, even taking her cute roommate into account.
FULL HOUSE. NO, REALLY.
Full House might be a breezy and fun show to watch, but Danny Tanner’s money troubles are anything but. Living in a huge San Francisco house and raising three daughters on a TV presenter’s salary? He should be paying 133% of his income on house payments alone!
The Gilmore Girls were never shy about their money troubles, but maybe they could have saved themselves a few bucks if they ate in once in a while. This mother and daughter duo spend a whooping $200 a day on movies and junk food alone. That’s one hell of a spending habit!
The Big Bang Theory is full of mind boggling science dilemmas, but how Penny managed to afford her apartment is the most baffling one of all! For a waitress working at the Cheesecake Factory she spends a crazy amount on her adorable outfits, so we’re assuming she must’ve always been in the red prior to moving in with Leonard!
MARRIED WITH CHILDREN (AND DEBT)
Al Bundy was a shoe salesman, a job that’s hardly going to land him on the rich list anytime soon! However, he somehow managed to pay for a two story, three-bedroom house all by himself. Maybe he had a side gig?
SAVING THE WORLD AND SAVING MONEY!
Supergirl’s Kara might be a superhero who can leap tall buildings in a single bound, but she must have a secret power when it comes to making rent too. Despite only being an editorial assistant for a magazine, she managed to find an apartment big enough to fly through the window. Now that’s a power I’d trade super strength for any day!
RENT: THE MUSICAL
Glee isn’t the most realistic show, after-all, the students burst into song at the most random of moments! However, Rachel and Kurt being able to afford $2000 a month on rent is by far the show’s biggest twist, especially when Rachel is a student and Kurt and unpaid intern!