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#1 maryanneK

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:10 PM

I'm watching Grey's anatomy and laughing at how ridiculous it is, and how many ludicrous affairs they have and how much sex and so on.. .but also thinking maybe some of it is true to life at a hospital. Like some of the heartbreaking deaths and the hospital politics and the workload etc.
So if you are a doctor or nurse or surgeon is your workplace like a tv medical drama? What about lawyers, cops, teachers...how does the tv version of your job compare? My IT Dept at work seems pretty similar to the IT show...?!

#2 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:18 PM

Ha great topic for a thread.

Im in IT and have often commented that the writers of that show must have worked in the field.
Theres heaps of in jokes in that show that are spot on.

As for other depictions of IT on TV,   Ive seen people hack into a router or similar they had locked themselves out of but it took about 20 hours, not 20 seconds as shown :p

#3 Mollyksy

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:19 PM

Public sector is nothing like the West Wing!

#4 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:24 PM

View PostMollyksy, on 28 February 2020 - 08:19 PM, said:

Public sector is nothing like the West Wing!

Im told Utopia is spot on :p

#5 maryanneK

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:24 PM

I'm pretty sure that CSI bears almost zero resemblance to a real forensic science lab!

#6 Mollyksy

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:25 PM

View PostBacktoschoolchef, on 28 February 2020 - 08:24 PM, said:



Im told Utopia is spot on :p

Painfully so!!

#7 maryanneK

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:26 PM

View PostBacktoschoolchef, on 28 February 2020 - 08:24 PM, said:



Im told Utopia is spot on :p

OH! Hell yes. I've seen plenty of that

#8 Zippypeaks

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:27 PM

Haha,I worked in Retail and it's exactly like Prue and Trude from Kath and Kim!!

#9 Mozzie1

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:27 PM

My job is like Chandler’s on Friends. No one knows what I do and I can’t explain it.

#10 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:28 PM

View PostmaryanneK, on 28 February 2020 - 08:24 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure that CSI bears almost zero resemblance to a real forensic science lab!

A friend from uni is a forensic.  Shes a high level specialist in one area whereas the folk on tv are jack of all trades and also detectives.

#11 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:29 PM

@kimasa, is 'the librarians' series accurate?

Anyone comment on swift n shift couriers, or fat pizza?  Im willing to bet Pauly had worked in both :)

#12 maryanneK

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:30 PM

My best friend is a teacher and she told me thatenglish show "Teachers" was spot on!

#13 tothebeach

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:33 PM

I worked for over 10 years in a global consulting company in the Aus, US and Europe.  It’s wasn’t like House of Lies but there were certainly enough similarities to make me recognise a lot of it.   Very confident, smart young people working huge hours, often out of town with other similar people - highly paid with a work hard, play hard philosophy.

Ah, good times!

#14 lizzzard

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:34 PM

Hahah, I used to work in a government agency. Our team had a WhatsApp chat group and we would all watch Utopia ‘together’ each week, convinced there was a spy in our midst feeding them storylines 🤣 So insanely true to life.

I also used to work for a bank in the UK. They filmed a 3-part special in one of our branches.... it was disturbingly candid 🤦‍♀️

#15 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:36 PM

View PostMozzie1, on 28 February 2020 - 08:27 PM, said:

My job is like Chandler’s on Friends. No one knows what I do and I can’t explain it.

I really want to know what you do now ;)

#16 zenkitty

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:37 PM

There are a lot of hospital relationships (I’m in one), and a lot of heartache and politics. But of course TV doesn’t show all the routine unexciting bits, and everyone is ridiculously good looking. And scrubs are sooo not tailored and figure enhancing.

Public health also has an element of Utopia!

Edited by zenkitty, 28 February 2020 - 08:45 PM.


#17 No Drama Please

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:42 PM

There was a old NZ show about working in government in the 80s called Gliding On and it was exactly like working in government in the 80s, right down to smoking at your desk and the morning tea trolley :lol:

#18 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:43 PM

Yep. Utopia.
Can’t watch it any more. It feels like I’m still at work.

#19 Lifesgood

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:46 PM

I'm an accountant by profession and they don't seem to make TV shows about that.

#20 PrincessPeach

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:53 PM

View PostLifesgood, on 28 February 2020 - 08:46 PM, said:

I'm an accountant by profession and they don't seem to make TV shows about that.

there was a movie called 'the accountant'.

#21 timtam92

Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:54 PM

View PostLifesgood, on 28 February 2020 - 08:46 PM, said:

I'm an accountant by profession and they don't seem to make TV shows about that.
Same! I guess we are just too exciting for tv!

#22 Chchgirl

Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:00 PM

View PostPrincessPeach, on 28 February 2020 - 08:53 PM, said:



there was a movie called 'the accountant'.

Oh that was a pretty good movie and Ben Affleck was phwoar...

#23 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:02 PM

yep i’m a senior lawyer in a quasi APS agency and - Utopia.


#24 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:02 PM

View PostBacktoschoolchef, on 28 February 2020 - 08:36 PM, said:



I really want to know what you do now ;)

Transponster....

#25 Lifesgood

Posted 28 February 2020 - 09:10 PM

View PostPrincessPeach, on 28 February 2020 - 08:53 PM, said:



there was a movie called 'the accountant'.
omg really?! Is it on Netflix?! Off to
Google...

Ha ha ha just read the plot summary on Wikipedia.
That is not an accurate portrayal of an accountant.

Edited by Lifesgood, 28 February 2020 - 09:15 PM.





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