Oh dear, this bullshit about "real life" again... FFS go back to the 70's
I lived through the 70's, we had four TV stations, our TV was B&W and we had AM radio. We had heaps of real life and were often stuck inside on a rainy weekend with nothing to do. while some awful movie went for three hours on our TVs.
Real life is great if there's actually something to do, but when there isn't, oh dear.