13 Films and TV Shows That Gave Us Unrealistic Expectations Of America

Life in the States is far from Pitch Perfect.

1. High School Musical

People just don't randomly burst out in song in high school. Also, no public high school looks like this.

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2. Home Alone

Early 90s NYC wasn't a great place to be. Also keeping a tarantula at home is a terrible idea. 

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3. Desperate Housewives

Unrealistic house goals.

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4. Full House

No one can afford to live in San Fran, in such prime location, on a minimum salary. No one. 

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5. Mean Girls

High school is bad, but it's definitely not this bad.

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6. Pitch Perfect

And no university is as magical as the home of the Barden Bellas. There's a lot more crying, being poor, and getting drunk.

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7. The O.C.

SO. MUCH. DRAMA.

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8. American Pie

Yes, teenagers shag, but not *that* much.

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9. Twilight

Just… Everything about it.

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10. Sex And The City

NYC is only this glamorous when you have money. And most Americans don’t.

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11. Friends

Renting an apartment in Manhattan on basic salary is impossible. Sorry to burst your bubble.

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12. Veronica Mars

She’d be kicked out of school quicker than she could say “private eye,” trust us.

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13. House MD

A visit to House’s team of specialists would most likely leave most people in debt for the rest of their lives. So yeah, you’re cured, but also good luck paying for that treatment, son.

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