Analyzing Financial Realism in Media

Modern Family (2009-2020)

TV shows and movies should do a better job of portraying people living within the realistic means of their income or wealth level.

Our newest short video analyzing realism on television features Modern Family.

Spoiler Alert for all seasons of Modern Family.


Reply to @michaelscott144 Spoiler alert for Modern Fam. (Please be nice. If you aren’t interested, keep scrolling.) #realism #MoneyOnTV #ModernFamily

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