Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Dr Markus wrote:Thought they've been trying to be realistic when they "go there". Not always succesfull, but trying.
It’s a sitcom. Realism doesn’t really enter into it. If a sitcom is going to delve into issues, it ought to have an interesting take on them.
That doesn't make sense. They topics they cover are real and happening all over America.
How do you unrealistically approach
1. A grandson that wants to wear skirts to school aged ten and they're worried he's gonna get beat up? Not really caring about your own thoughts on the matter as long as he's safe
2. Your son, a war veteran, dealing with PTSD
3. Understanding while illegal immigration work for shitty money, that's why they get the jobs, but at the same time the Connors gotta work too.
4. Dealing with your own prejudice against Muslims.
I think they did have an interesting take on most of them, the take being, being realistic about the issue. For example, Yeah if the kid wants to wear a skirt to school, let him, but let him know the chances are he's gonna get bullied or beat up by some kids. If you had a boy that wanted to do the same, forgetting about it you agree with it or not, you'd be worried about his safety.