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#SorryNotSorry: 7 Totally Over-the-Top TV Portrayals of Millennials

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kimmy's roommate, Titus, decides to rent out part of their apartment as an AirBnB to travelers. His first guests are a couple from Austin, who you hate immediately because of their stupid hats. They brag about spending their time in NYC going to ultra-hip destinations ("We have tickets to go see these malfunctioning Chuck E. Cheese characters re-enact an episode of Full House") and plan to open "an artisanal fair trade sneaker experience" called Sole Food. The scenario became an amusing sounding board for landlord Lillian's fight against gentrification, so over-the-top that you want them to lose. Read Steve Jozef's full re-cap of the episode here.


The series finale finds central character Earn pulling himself out of a hangover after a long night of partying. When he realizes he's lost his jacket, he tries to retrace his steps. He goes to the strip club to see if it was found, but no one has it. Stumped, he realizes all he has to do is check on Snapchat, where videos reminded him that they took an Uber ride home, where he probably left it. It's a brief and subtle moment, but incredibly telling.

Survivor: Millennials Vs. Gen X
For a show that's been around for roughly 100 years, we commend Survivor for working to mix things up a bit with the most recent season. They've divided the tribes into generations, Millennials and Gen X'ers, probably in hopes that the millennials wouldn't know how to cook rice without Google. Eventually, the tribes integrated, and regardless of the outcome, we do know that hunger and mosquito bites know no age.
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Ashley Harris is a longtime professional fangirl. You can usually find her out at concerts, movies, and live theatre, or glued to the latest Netflix revival.
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