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I get that this show was controversial for a whole lot of reasons, but it is also a very, very realistic portrayal of a certain subset of Brooklyn society. And it is eerily accurate. Other than the little flub of Weatherup being referred to as a Carroll Gardens bar instead of a Prospect Heights bar, it is pretty true to Brooklyn life. Even the apartments are appropriately decorated and appropriately crappy according to how much help the characters get from their parents. Plus, that time when Adam is doing his monologue and mentions that when he was a teenager he would get nervous and sweaty and smell like a gerbil? That is exactly what guys smell like when they’re sweaty! Exactly like gerbils. I loved that. I’m biased. I really like this show. Because it’s real? Maybe. But mostly because it’s smart. Which is a very Brooklyn thing to be. Occasionally.
Reality Score: 9/10
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